Tanjung Benoa Bali
Tanjung Benoa is a region sticking out to the sea, that is about 4 kilometers to the north started from Nusa Dua to Benoa village. Tanjung Benoa beach region has calm waves as Sanur beach or Nusa Dua because there are offshore coral keeping the coming of big waves to the shore. This region has multi religion situation where there can be found mosque, pagoda, and temple side by side in 100 meters range.<
Tanjung Benoa is an interesting fisherman region. Taking a walk along the shore in his region is an interesting activity. The noise center of this region lies at Jl. Pratama where there are hotels and restaurants can be found along the street. However, it is not a comfort street to walk for there is no available sidewalk. Generally, Tanjung Benoa has a rather quiet situation, especially in the night.
Activities in Tanjung Benoa
The activity commonly done by tourists in Tanjung Benoa is water sport such as diving, wind surfing, sailing, water sky, snorkeling, etc. If you are interested in doing those activities, you can contact the sport operator in Tanjung Beno, which among them are Taman Sari Marine Sport and Benoa Marine Recreation.
The operator will serve the equipment and travel service to the tourists. They can also deliver the tourists to have fishing activity to some locations or sailing by transparent boat so the tourists can see the see bottom panorama from their boat.
If you are interested in doing diving activity, you can pay the diving tariff which has covered the diving equipment hire and diving activity around Tanjung Benoa. If you wish to dive away from the diving location, as to Tulamben, you will be aimed an extra charge.
For those who have not been able to dive yet, they can follow a diving course for 3 days (with minimal participants are 2 members). Here, they will be trained by diving instructors from PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructor).
The snorkeling tariff is $20 for each hour and each person has covered the equipment and boat hire to deliver participants to the snorkeling location located in the sea coral region around Tanjung Benoa beach.
The tariff for other shore tourist activity are as follows: parasailing ($20 for once trip), jet sky ($25 for each 15 minutes), water sky ($25 for each 15 minutes), banana boat ($15 for each 15 minutes), taking a walk by boat to see the sea coral ($20 for each hour and each one), speed boating ($90 for each hour and each one), fishing activity by boat ($35-80 for 3 hours depends on the utilized boat).
Another interesting activity in Benoa is by visiting a famous and popular Turtles Conversation and Education Center which is best to be visited with family, especially the kids.Well known as Turtle Island. At this conversation center every visitor can touch, hold and pickaback or even kiss the turtle. Some of them is just small but some of them is big creature!
To visit the Turtle Island the visitor will need to rent a boat and take them to the island from Benoa port.
Transportation to Tanjung Benoa
The tourist can ride the taxi from Ngurah Rai airport to Tanjung benoa with charge about Rp 60,000, but the charge from the opposite direction will be cheaper than before.
Best way to reach Benoa is by hire a car whether for self driven or with the driver. This option will give you more flexibility to explore not only Tanjung Benoa but also other part of Bali.
In average the car hire price is USD 20 - USD 25 for a small to medium size of car. This price is for self driven, daily rate.
If you tink that you will need a driver to accompany you on your trip in average you need to add USD 10 per day. Please note that the driver - and so the car - will works for 10 hours per day. Any extra hour usually will be charge 10% from daily rate. Some of car rental company in Tanjung Benoa will include the petrol price in the rate, and some of them will not.
How to Reach Tanjung Benoa
Tanjung Benoa area is very close to the prestigious Nusa Dua area. So reaching Benoa from Nusa Dua is very easy and fast, approximately 5 minutes drive only.
If you need to start from Bali airport there are two ways: the first way is by taking an ordinary-by pass road and need around 30 minutes drive on normal traffic. The second way is by taking a toll road which will need only 10 minutes drive. The toll road is using e-money to be scanned at the toll road entrance gate so please be remember that you will need a toll road card before entering it. Consult to your car rental staff who deliver the car to you on howand where you can buy a toll road card.
Tanjung Benoa is home for interesting and various hotel - from budget hotel to the luxurious one - to be choosen. Here in Benoa accommodation is super easy to find.Many of those
Restaurant is also spread along the main road Pratama Street with many choice of dishes such as international menu, fish dishes, Indian and Chinese restaurans and local Balinese and Indonesian food.
Tanjung Benoa Hotels
Looking for a hotel in Tanjung Benoa Bali? Check these recommended hotels out, just to mention a few:
- Ramada Resort Benoa
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