Where to Eat in Jimbaran, Bali: Watermark Hotel’s W Senses Restaurant

The Watermark Hotel & Spa in Jimbaran, Bali was the ultimate spot to wrap up my Indonesia adventure. Four-star luxury, stunning sunsets, a sunny beach club, and a relaxing spa and body treatment were more than enough to spoil this backpacker. On top of that, though? Dining in style at the hotel’s W Senses Restaurant.

Watermark Hotel, Bali

Performers at a dinner show at W Senses

After an action-packed morning of exploring Bali, tasting luwak coffee (made from beans pooped out by a rodent-like creature, no joke!), and visiting Ubud’s gorgeous rice paddies, my friend Arielle and I settled in to the Watermark Hotel, where our first priority was satisfying our hunger with a tasty chicken and vegetable burger at the hotel’s W Senses Restaurant before heading to the spa for a bit of pampering.

W Senses Restaurant, Watermark Bali

Lunch at W Senses

Located on Watermark’s ground floor, W Senses opens out to the pool and garden for a lush view and a lovely breeze. And if the breeze isn’t enough to combat Bali’s heat, the special air conditioned section is a literal breath of fresh air — you don’t realize how much you take air conditioning for granted until you experience Southeast Asia’s humidity!

Blissed out after our massages, we took in a beautiful sunset from the hotel’s rooftop infinity pool. Cocktails were calling our names, so we returned to W Senses, where — just our luck! — we were treated to a traditional Balinese music and dancing performance. A newbie to Bali, I couldn’t explain the meaning or significance behind the various songs and dances, but the costumes, instruments, and choreography were a pure delight.

The following morning, we returned for a breakfast buffet, but I’ll save my thoughts on that for a future post! We spent a few hours relaxing in luxury at the hotel’s beach club before returning to W Senses for another tasty lunch. The restaurant’s menu includes a variety of Western and Asian-inspired dishes, so I opted for a chicken and vegetable linguine, while Arielle chose chicken katsu, both incredibly delicious. I should also note that the restaurant was very accommodating of a severe allergy she has — always a sign of good service. And, once again, the air conditioned room was pure heaven!

Watermark Bali W Senses Restaurant

My pasta

All three of Watermark’s restaurants are pretty much guaranteed to satisfy, though I particularly enjoyed W Senses for its casual yet refined atmosphere, entertainment, and variety of menu offerings. Get out and enjoy Bali’s family-owned restaurants and street food while you’re on the island, but for a relaxing meal just steps from your room, W Senses ticks all the boxes and more.

I was a guest of Watermark Hotel & Spa, but all opinions are entirely my own, as always!

26 Responses

  1. Travel tips says:

    I heard food is great in bali!

  2. Kate Storm says:

    Looks like a beautiful place! I’d love to go to Bali at some point
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  3. I wish I knew about these places while I was in Bali! I did have dinner at a few really nice restaurants there though and love how relatively inexpensive top restaurants are (to Western standards).
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  4. Wow and wow! The place sounds like a must-do in Bali. I just love the dancing. Thanks for sharing!

  5. It’s amazing how sometimes a little western food and not having to leave the hotel grounds can refresh you when you are traveling. Sometimes, you just need a break from all of the intense sensory exposure when visiting an exotic country like Bali.
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  6. Gokul Raj says:

    Right time to read this post. I will be in Indonesia in a week and in Bali after 2 weeks. Would love to check this place out.
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  7. Elena Nemets says:

    Looks like you had a great vacation. Is it an affordable place or a luxury one?

  8. Jennifer says:

    ‘Senses’ is a great name for this restaurant. The food must be as delicious as it looks and the costumes are so colourful!
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  9. The food looks amazing! I’d love to eat here and stay at the hotel. Thanks for sharing 🙂
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  10. Nathan says:

    This looks amazing! I would love to visit here. That burger is making me so hungry.

  11. Miranda says:

    Loved the video you added! Their outfits are absolutely gorgeous and so detailed!

  12. Sandy N Vyjay says:

    The W senses sounds like it is indeed an indulgence for the senses. I think it really brings the spirit of Bali alive, in its food and the ambience and the cultural shows. A great way to dine and relax.

  13. What an amazing place to spend the evening! I’d love to go to Bali, especially here. Thanks for sharing 🙂
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