Jembrana is perhaps the most ethnically heterogeneous regency in Bali. For those traveling by land and ferry from Java to Bali, Jembrana regency is where you start your journey of discovery. The distance between the two islands is only 4kms. Jembrana is one of the most remote and pristine areas of Bali. It has mountainous hills of virgin jungle with wildlife and vast, beautiful beaches. Jembrana has much to offer, who want more than a popular resort tourists. But so far, partly due to a large distance from the resorts, Jembrana has very little tourism.

The Loloan area is populated by a Malay-speaking populace of Bugis descent. There are also many Balinese Christians and of course, plenty of traditional Balinese communities, particularly in the rice-growing areas of the regency. Jembrana is one of Bali’s most isolated and untouched areas.


Negara is the capital of Jembrana. It is a small town that lies along the main road. It is famous for its bull races, which are held between July and October each year. The dates of the events vary from year to year. Water Buffalo’s races are held by the local people. There are also horse racing. The races attract many tourists, as well as many Balinese. This event is held at the end of the harvest season. The races are judged on speed and style both. It’s a great spectacle, as the bulls thundering over the muddy, narrow path.

West Bali National Park

This park is the last natural habitat of the endangered Jalak Putih (bird: Bali starling). There are fewer than fifty of them in the wild. There is still the threat of poachers. This place is also home to wild banteng and Menjangan deer. It also has a large variety of different landscapes: mangrove coastal forest to savannah and rainforest.
In the national park are leopards, wild boars, snakes, iguanas, lizards, turtles, monkeys, geckos and huge spiders. You can also find large herbivores such as deer, wild buffalo and banteng (wild version of the domestic ox). The park is a paradise for bird watchers. In the park there are a total of 160 different species.

Medewi Beach

Medewi is a beach village in West Bali. This is a tiny, remote village in one of the least visited areas of Bali. It is very much a surfing hot spot, and most visitors who do stay here stay for that reason alone. For non-surfers, it does offer a glimpse of what so much of Bali was like before the growth of mass tourism in the 1970s, and is a great place to relax. The beach is divided in to two main portions, the eastern half which is very rocky with some large flat grey stone boulders interspersed with pebbles and black sand, and the western half which is sandier. It’s not the best beach for sunbathing or lounging, but good for long quiet strolls.

Rambut Siwi

The Rambut Siwi Temple is one of the biggest of all the Hindu temples in Bali and is located in the Negara regency in the west of Bali. Situated about 2 hours away from Denpasar in the further western areas where the atmosphere is classically Balinese with un-spoilt tropical woodlands and small villages spread out around the coast with a few larger areas inland. Most of this area is the conservational park of Bali which is home to many of the island\’s endemic species that are now protected in the hope of re-sustaining the entire island. Located right the beach the Rambut Siwi Temple is very photogenic and is extremely beautiful with the main shrine set in to the cliff.

Pengambengan Harbor

The principal attractions near Perancak Village are the rows of brightly decorated and colorful fishing boats that launch from the harbor at dusk, sometimes carrying 20 or more fishermen. These Madurese/Bugis-style prahu fishing vessels are a holdover from the Madura and South Sulawesi traders who settled along Bali’s west coast for generations.

This is the harbor where the biggest fish auction in Jembrana takes place. This pier is also a favorite spot for anglers. In addition to the shipyard, there are also factories around the dock with fish processing plants, fish processing and canning of fish oil and sardines.

Beach around the pier also has a very beautiful landscape with flat waves. Lack of trees around the pier makes this area seem very hot, but it does not diminish the beauty and bustle of the fishermen on the pier.

Palasari Dam

Palasari Dam is an artificial lake (a dam) located at Ekasari Village, Melaya District, about 25 kilometer to the west of Negara, the capital of Jembrana Regency.

The dam functions as the prevention of big floods, irrigation, fish breeding, and recreation spot. A village adjacent to it has been covered with big trees, offering the best forest tour (wana wisata) for its visitors. The dam is also the best place for water adventures such as boating around the artificial lake.


Sacred Heart of Jesus Church

Christian Outposts in a Hindu Sea. This church combines in harmony Balinese and western styles in architecture. Designed by Ida Bagus Tugus (a foremost Balinese architect) and Brother De Vrieze, the church maintain the three courtyard divisions and Balinese bas reliefs and carving decorations but with curved concrete and curved wooden window frames with mozaic colors as in Western churches. The nearby Virgin Mary cave and Via Dolorosa are popular pilgrimage places for Catholics in Indonesia.


The city is built around the main ferry terminal, which is active 24 hours a day to transport just about everything (except rabid dogs). It is a beautiful sight to see the activity in the harbour The locals even does make the joke that the port would do better without all the ferries better. You can find vegetable sellers at the entrance of the bus station and there are some simple shops 100m away from the ferry terminal.

During World War II, stone axes and pottery fragments were discovered just two miles south of Gilimanuk at the site Cekik. Over time, there have been discovered approximately 100 cemeteries, which contained simple tools, earthenware pots, and bones of sacrificed animals. This shows that one of Bali’s earliest human occupation had been discovered.
The villages around Gilimanuk contain a mixture of Balinese, Javanese, Madurese and Buginese architecture, which is unique to Bali.

Menjangan island

Menjangan island or deer island contains well-preserved sea beds in a paradisiacal setting. On the reef drop-off you will find angelfish, clownfish and thick shoals of chromis moving above an exceptional coral cover. Pulau Menjangan is a snorkeling spot not to be missed in Bali, and probably one of the most beautiful spots in Indonesia.

Pulau Menjangan is a small unspoilt island accessible only by boat. It is part of the Bali Barat National Park, and it is forbidden to spend the night there. The easiest option for visiting this spot is to go on a full-day excursion. Most excursions leave from Pemuteran, to the north of the island (from there, it takes an hour by boat to reach Pulau Menjangan).

Baluk Rening Beach

Baluk Rening Beach is one beach in Jembrana district visited by tourists both local and foreign countries, situated about 10 km west from the city state. Black sandy beach is quite nice and the rhythm of the waves are not so big. But quite enjoyable in the morning or late afternoon to see the sunset (Sunset), with background mountains in East Java.

Black sandy beach is quite nice and the rhythm of the waves are not so big. But quite enjoyable in the morning or late afternoon to see the sunset (Sunset), with background mountains in East Java.

Sightseeing is also very attractive beach with a cliff cliffs coast high enough so that adds a very beautiful panorama in the South.