Menjangan Island

It lies at Sumber Klampok village, Gronggak district, Buleleng Regency, under the maintenance of Natural Reservation Association of Bali Province. It is about 76 kilometers from Singaraja and about 10 kilometer from Gilimanuk harbour.

Description

A small island in the West Bali National Park, right in the North West corner of Bali. A long way - three hours drive by car from Denpasar, and then from Labuhan Lalang board on motorized wooden boat to Menjangan Island it takes around 30 minutes on the calm sea. Possible to do as a one day trip, but better dived as part of a dive & accommodation safari letting you spend the night up there. Menjangan Island is a 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."

During the expedition of Majapahit kingdom of Java in 1343 AD, it is believed that a boat was wrecked with their relics are still on sea bed. It is believed to have the magic influence. You will have ample time snorkeling to enjoy Menjangan Island with beautiful coral and abundant tropical fish is claimed to be one of the best Bali diving or snorkeling site must be offered . Diving gear shops for rent are plenty at Labuhan Lalang, as well as local restaurants and souvenir shops. It is the best wall diving in Bali with a very bright & colorful underwater world. Lots of different sites to choose from, including a wooden shipwreck starting at 35m. A rich marines life and sandy beaches for relaxing over lunch. Nearby is 'Secret Bay', muck diving at its best and not to be missed by macro photographers; Frogfish, Seahorse & Nudibranch heaven. It is a sheltered corner of Bali that means a clear and calm condition. Warm waters and probably the best visibility in Bali

How to Get To Menjangan Island

  1. 2 hours from Singaraja
  2. 3 hours from Denpasar
  3. 2 ½ hours from Tabanan

What You Can See Around Menjangan Island

  1. 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.
  2. Pulaki Temple or Pura Pulaki is a Hindu shrine located in the hill bank and in front of the beautiful beach in north part of Bali. It is one of the biggest Hindu temples in Bali, This temple is set on the flat land with stone hill bank as a back drop meanwhile the blue ocean is just in front of the temple.
  3. West Bali National Park, The park is the last refuge of one of the most endangered birds of the world: the Bali Starling. Bali Barat is mountainous and consists of primary monsoon forest, mangrove forest, savannah and coral islands.
  4. Melanting Temple, As a matter of fact there are hundreds of Melanting temples that create a network all over the island of Bali. Each traditional market in Bali has its own Melanting temple (temple of trader) from which the traders and businessmen ask for fortune. The core of this Melanting temple network is main Melanting temple that is located in Banyupoh village, Buleleng regency, around 5 km from Pemuteran.
  5. Jaya Prana Grave is one of the famous legends in Bali with tragic love history. The Jaya Prana Grave is set on the hill in Bali West National Park or Taman National Bali Barat with beautiful Balinese ornament and many visited by the local Balinese Hindu. The sort story of this tragic love history was Jaya Prana, a young handsome guy own beautiful girls friend called Layon Sari.