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Seafood Fiesta at Jimbaran Beach, Bali

Bali . 2014 . Nov 16

This post is part of our Bali Trip Report and Itinerary. Do check out the full itinerary and our reviews here.

Jimbaran Beach at Bali is one of the best places to watch the sunset at Bali – another good to go place would be at Breeze at the Samaya.

This was the second time within the day when our original meal plan was thwarted by our private sight-seeing guide.  This time round, he claimed that he need to check with his colleagues on the directions when we mentioned about Lia café at Jimbaran Beach that was recommended by many bloggers.

When we reached Jimbaran beach, we just had to go with the restaurant that he suggested as we did not want to waste time searching for Lia Cafe.

Jimbaran Beach have over the years, become a major touristy place, its ambience reminding us very much of the old Fisherman’s Village that existed at Pasir Ris Beach many years back.

Endless numbers of restaurants line the shores of Jimbaran Beach.  We did not take note of the name of the restaurant that our guide brought us to as we just wanted to have a quick dinner and enjoy the sunset.

At least we had front row seats to watch the sunset because we reached pretty early for dinner.

The waiter tried very hard to sell us the Set Packages which was amazingly expensive for Bali’s standards – even the cheapest package cost SGD $80 for 2 persons.  He definitely started sulking and turned cold as ice when we declined.

One thing about Bali – their fruit juices are definitely more affordable and fresh.

Our dinner ordered ala carte.  One live crab, 300g of live prawns,  fried kang kong and white rice. Definitely much cheaper than the set meal. 

Honestly, we felt this meal was a rip-off compared to the great seafood we had at Langkawi a few years back.  That meal was cheap, fresh and good.  This one was expensive and the seafood did not taste fresh (and it was supposed to be live crabs and prawns!).  I only knew why it did not taste fresh when we were about to leave the restaurant and I happened to look into the tanks – those poor animals look sick and some had dropped their limbs and feelers – definitely not a sign of healthy animals.

Actually we wouldn’t even mind buying baked corn from this hawker at the beach side.  At least its cheap and it smells appetizing.

We finished our food pretty early, couldn’t bear to order more of those expensive food, so we decided to stay around to watch the sunset.  Happened to be a cloudy day, so there was no spectacular and clear sunset to see but it was romantic nevertheless to watch the sky darken and turn purplish blue.

This post is part of our Bali Trip Report and Itinerary. Do check out the full itinerary and our reviews here.

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