Exploring Menjangan - Guide to Menjangan, Bali
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An island wilderness within the West Bali National Park, Menjangan is a winding four-hour drive from South Bali.
Only a small trickle of tourists brave the journey north. But those who do are rewarded with untouched natural vistas, native wildlife, and stunning views across to Java.
And if you’re a diver, the coral gardens around Menjangan offer some of the most beautiful underwater scenes Bali has to offer.
Where to Stay in Menjangan , Bali
Due to the remote location, accommodation options aren’t as varied here as in South Bali.
Most visitors stay in resorts on the north-west coast. There are a handful of excellent beach hotels and a few low-budget options within easy reach of Menjangan Island and the national park. Prices fluctuate between $20 and $350 per night.
But wherever you stay, you’ll be immersed in nature. You might even share space with the native deer that call the area home!
Luxury Hotels in Menjangan
Mid-Range Hotels in Menjangan
Budget Stays in Menjangan
Know Where to Go for Food and Drinks in Menjangan
Aside from hotel restaurants, the dining scene here is pretty local. That said, many of the resort eateries are well worth the visit.
You can graze on European share plates overlooking the water or sip cocktails above the forest canopy. Or, head to the coastal resort of Pemuteran for a seafood dinner with your toes in the sand.
Some of the resorts host cultural nights, where traditional Balinese fare is served while the local dancers perform. There are plenty of cheap local warung (simple eateries), too.
If wok-fried rice, spicy noodles, or simply grilled fish with lashings of sambal (chilli sauce) sounds just fine, venture out and order local.
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Things to Do in Menjangan
Menjangan’s biggest draw is what lies beneath the water’s surface.
The colourful reefs surrounding the island are easily reached in a half-day or full-day dive or snorkel trip from your hotel. You can hire a guide and private boat very reasonably and packages include all the gear plus a packed lunch.
Depending on the season and site, you might see schools of barracuda and napoleon wrasse, turtles, manta rays, ghost pipefish, and even whale sharks!
Above the water lie the monsoon forests and coastal savannahs of the West Bali National Park. Take one of the guided treks for a chance to see macaques, antelope, wild boars, and a vibrant array of birdlife.
Note that as it’s a protected area, guides are mandatory. Prices vary (and are different for westerners and Indonesians), but go mid-week for the best deal.
Tours and Activities in Menjangan
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