The least known region in Bali, scarcely visited by tourists, and sparsely populated, Jembrana is home to the densely forested highlands of Bali’s National Park. The flatter southern region is rice growing country. Villages have clean air and flowering shrubs that almost obscure the neat little houses.
The local economy runs primarily on the harvesting of coconut, coffee, cloves, and vanilla. Jembrana has always been isolated and largely unaffected by events on the rest of the island, and its history has left it more influenced by Islam and Christianity than other regions of Bali.