Gilimanuk Harbor

Bali's west gateway, it is the cheapest inland way to reach Java. There are ferries that sail every minute to deliver people and vehicle from Bali to Java. The beauty of Gilimanuk's beaches is rarely mentioned. It has a wide range of coral beaches, white and black sand beaches and mangrove forest. The exquisiteness of the underwater coral awaits anyone willing to dive in and go for snorkeling. There are two small islands in the bay, which are barely more than sandbars - Pulau Kalong (Bat Island) and Pulau Burung (Bird Island). For tourists who want know further about the history of Bali, there is also a museum containing pre-Hindu archeology. The villages around Gilimanuk contain a mixture of Balinese, Javanese, Madurese and Bugis architecture unique to Bali. No less beautiful are the various boats belonging to these ethnic groups. Gilimanuk plays its role as a west seaport of Bali. Daily ferry service (Bali - Java) are run. It also offers a beautiful view from the busy harbor.

How to Get To Gilimanuk Harbour

  1. 3 hours from Denpasar
  2. 2 hours from Singaraja
  3. 2 hours from Tabanan

What You Can See Around Gilimanuk Harbour

  1. West Bali National Park, It is accessible of Gilimanuk like the main entrance to Bali of the west, and of Denpasar. This park of 77,000 hectares was established in 1941. The Lush forests still grow in the southern and western inclinations of Bali. National park of the west of Bali (covered 50,000 hectares in the western extremity with the island.
  2. Palasari DAM, the dam is functioned to control the volume and pressure of waters to avoid flood. The dam is also utilized for irrigation, fishery and recreational place. The dam is surrounded by the green natural forest within the cool refreshing air.
  3. Manusia Purba Museum, since 1963 in Gilimanuk research conducted by experts in Indonesia, among others: Prof Dr and Prof Dr R Soejono T Jacub. The results were found hundreds of human remains which are estimated to live at the end of prehistory with the characteristic features of Ras Mongolid.
  4. Menjangan Island popular diving site in Bali due to its fine and preserved corals and rich aquatic animal, turquoise clear water, and very calm sea. Every divers coming to Bali emphasize on diving program in Bali will put Menjangan and Tulamben sites as the priority sites. Menjangan Island is unpopulated, but there is an old temple, supposed to originate from 14th century named “Pura Giri Kencana."
  5. Pemuteran is a small fishing village on the northern coast of West Bali. This is a small laid-back village which has become increasingly popular with visitors in recent years. There are a number of waterfront resorts and its proximity to Lovina and West Bali National Park together with the extreme natural beauty of the area, has fuelled quite rapid growth in tourism infrastructure in the area.