If it's fresh fish you're after then Jimbaran Bay could well be the perfect spot.
Just south of Kuta and the airport, the bay's arching crescent of white sand is one of the finest beaches on Bali and its westward-facing position affords heart-stopping sunsets over the Indian Ocean.
Lazy days can be spent watching local fishermen as they come and go, unloading nets full of tuna, snapper, sardines and mackerel at the restaurants that line the foreshore.
Dusk is the signal for the chefs to light their barbecues. Cooked-to-order fish is brought to your table as you cool your toes in the soft white sand and quench your thirst with an ice-cold Bintang, the ubiquitous beer of Bali.