Known for salt-making and scattering of fishing villages, the Bukit Peninsula (meaning ‘hill’ in Bahasa Indonesia), became popular after the boom in Kuta and Seminyak and today is where numerous international beach resorts like the Four Seasons are dotted along its shoreline. The Bukit starts from Jimbaran Bay, which is recognized for its 4km-long arc of sand replete with numerous warungs to grab a drink and el fresco seafood dinner or rent a sun lounger or surfboard for the day.
The villa and housing market have grown exponentially in Jimbaran and today twists to Uluwatu and circles the entire peninsula where there’s a range of swish private bungalows and luxury clifftop villas many with unobstructed Indian Ocean views; others are modern-minimalist residential properties. Investors value Jimbaran’s removed and relaxed nature and its short drive to the airport, Kuta and Nusa Dua in the other direction. The teardrop shaped peninsula is a pleasant destination for an afternoon drive to marvel at the sweeping ocean panoramas and thriving surf culture.