At InterContinental Bali Resort we offer a daily schedule of recreational activities throughout the year for you to enjoy and participate in during your stay. There is something for all ages and preferences, promising a fun mix of art, culture, sports and leisure to make the most of all aspects of the resort, fishing community and the island. Resort activities include village cycling tours, interactive Balinese cooking classes, sunrise yoga, or a chance to master the art of traditional Balinese dance, music and wood carving. We also have equipment that you can rent, such as bicycles and body boards, and on-site leisure facilities like the 24-hour fitness centre, six pools and tennis courts.
We also have a dedicated water sports centre, a launch pad for fun water-based activities in the gentle waters of Jimbaran Bay. This includes anything from surfing to trying your hand at fishing from traditional fishing craft.
Our daily activities schedule offers a complimentary introductory yoga class, incorporating a one-hour meditation and breathing exercise. Throughout the week a further range of yoga classes, including healing meditation, Pranayama yoga, sunset yoga and breathing exercises are available, as well as one-on-one yoga tuition.
We also offer ‘Bayu Suci’, complimentary for guests, in early morning classes beside the beach. Similar to Chinese Tai Chi, with its series of 12 slow movements, Bayu Suci combines elements of Balinese dance with Pencak Silat, a traditional form of self-defense.
A one-hour introductory session on traditional Balinese music is a chance to try out the unique instruments that constitute local orchestras on the island, to reproduce the distinctive Balinese sound. This complimentary activity is suitable for both adults and children, making it a great family activity.
We will show you how the Balinese artfully arrange fruit and flowers to make a decorative table centrepiece. These table decorations are actually modern interpretations of the elaborate offerings carried in processions to temples for ceremonial occasions.
We offer a series of small-group cycling tours accompanied by a local guide, keen to impart invaluable local knowledge.
Sunset Bicycle Tour explores the neighbouring Jimbaran village in the cool of the late afternoon, this scenic two-hour ride takes in culturally interesting village sights. It includes a Balinese Hindu temple, Pura Tegal Wangi, before pedaling up a gentle slope to the top of a hill and parking the bikes to enjoy a panoramic view of a spectacular sunset over the bay.
Alternatively, the Kedonganan Fisherman’s Village Bike Tour sets off at 8am. During this two-hour foray, you will see traditional jukung fishing boats, enter a typical Balinese house compound and learn of its unique housing design and traditional daily life. You will also stop at the famed fish markets to see the fresh catches being hauled in from the night’s fishing, as well as the vast array of seafood and fish on sale. Then, it’s on to a Hindu temple and banjar, a local community hall, an important hub of village life in Bali.
Our cycling tours also cover a delightful Children’s Bike Tour, created especially for our younger guests, offering a gentle cycle around the resort, and the signature Colours of Jimbaran Bike Tour. For individual cycling pursuits, bicycle rental is available for both tandem and mountain bikes, priced per person / per hour.
The resort provides two flood-lit tennis courts in a more secluded area of the grounds, which can be hired for private use by the hour, daytime or nighttime. We can also organise Beginner Tennis Lessons with a resident instructor, as well as a Tennis Partner and Tennis Challenge. Table-tennis equipment is also available.
Taking place in our fully-equipped Fitness Centre, Body Conditioning is a tailor-made exercise regime with a personal fitness instructor, addressing which part of your body needs to be worked on and what equipment is most suited to this.
For those who want to take Balinese cooking skills home, we have a Balinese Cooking Class, where a resort chef will teach you how to cook traditional Balinese cuisine and typical favourite dishes, such as Jejeruk siap (chicken and coconut salad), sate lilit celeng (Balinese pork sate), and kolak pisang (poached banana and coconut milk). This informal cooking class takes about one hour at our Taman Gita restaurant and is complimentary to resort guests.
A friendly team game of Water Polo or a body toning Aquacise session (water aerobics) are just two of the water activities organised at one of our five resort pools.
On the lengthy expanse of pristine white sand beach directly in front of the resort, complimentary activities that include afternoon sessions of mixed team Beach Volleyball and Beach Soccer, early morning Training Session with the Lifeguards or an informal jog with a recreational attendant are organised here.
As part of our continual commitment to supporting the local community, InterContinental Bali Resort works closely with a local Turtle Conservation and Education Centre to retrieve these eggs and ensure they are carefully incubated in a secure environment until they hatch safely.
This programme is organised twice a week in front of the resort on the beach just before sunset, a significant time for releasing turtles. Just a few weeks old, the newly hatched baby turtles are ready to be ‘adopted’ by our conservation-friendly participants, carried down to the shoreline in water-filled coconut shells and released into the sea as the sun sets.
Each participant who supports this worthy cause receives a signed certificate, professional photograph posed with the baby turtle and a souvenir.
InterContinental Bali Resort is neighbours with a fishing community that supplies most of the island and its top restaurants with freshly caught fish, and is famed for the seafood restaurants on the beach and fish markets. This is the perfect opportunity to take part in our Balinese Seafood Cooking Class, that teaches participants about the Jimbaran fishing community ,as well as an interactive cooking class that reveals the secrets of Bali’s seafood cuisine.
This Balinese culinary adventure comes in two parts:
We set off early in a small group by minibus to the nearby Kedonganan Fish Market, located next to Jimbaran Village. Our Chef-guide walks you through the stalls of this bustling market, pointing out local fish and seafood varieties on sale, and offering tips on choosing the best and freshest! The group then gets to visit the nearby Spice Market for fresh herbs, fruits and aromatic spices.
The group meets again at 12 noon for the interactive cooking class, hosted by the Chef in the open kitchen of Bella Cucina. During this hands-on cooking class, you will be shown how to cook four traditional Balinese seafood dishes using the ingredients you bought at the morning market run: crab soup, squid lawar (a traditional Balinese salad), pepes udang (steamed prawns wrapped in banana leaf), and fish dish. Your culinary efforts are rewarded with a sit-down lunch inside Bella Cucina at about 2pm, where you can sample the delicious results. This culinary class is inclusive of transport to Kedonganan Fish Market, cooking lesson, lunch, all the cooking ingredients, as well as a take home recipe book. Advance reservations are highly recommended.
Our Colours of Jimbaran Bike Tour highlights the timeless way of life and an insight into the culture of the fishing village of Jimbaran. Setting off early, you will experience the early morning bustle of a traditional Balinese market that sells everything from household goods to spices and fresh produce. You will also visit a banjar, a local community hall, as well as a traditional Hindu temple. The 90-minute tour ends with a visit to a modern ceramics studio/workshop, Jenggala, that is based in Jimbaran and one of Bali’s most celebrated and world renowned ceramic producers. Here you can learn about the ceramic making process and try your hand at making something yourself.
Set in its own private wing and secluded enclave within exquisite gardens, Club InterContinental is the resort’s premier accommodation category that truly defines luxury, an exclusive haven offering discerning modern travelers a ‘resort within a resort’ that further enriches the InterContinental Bali Resort experience.
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