Tanjung Benoa

Bali is a major destination in Indonesia which is located on the eastern part of the country just across Java Island. This relatively small island is blessed with dozens of pristine beaches along its coastline. The beaches are flat, offering absolute holiday ambiance. Choose from a bunch of beaches either the ones with caliber facilities of hotels and resorts or escape to the secluded ones. Among the ones with all-in-one facilities and complete watersports, one must not miss the chance to visit the famous Tanjung Benoa or Benoa Peninsula. 

Tanjung Beno is located in the southeast part of Bali near Nusa Dua Beach and is only 30 minutes from Ngurah Rai Airport. Like any other seaside town in Bali, Tanjung Benoa used to be one of the fishing villages in Bali then transformed into major tourists’ destinations complete with resorts, hotels, and various watersports. The hotels and resorts are lining along the beach or are close to it, making it peaceful accommodations with the shore as your backyard. 

Tanjung Benoa is famous for its calm beach and is dotted with various watersports. Every watersport you can imagine is available here and is a great area for those traveling with families. Parasailing, banana boating, jet skiing, wakeboarding, are only a few of them. Dozens of motorized watersports are available in any size and genre. Not to be afraid because the equipment is certified, and the instructor are professionally trained. If you’re still unsure about the safety, insurance is available to provide safety for the visitors.

Things to Do in Tanjung Benoa

1. Watersports

Watersports is a certainly one thing you must not miss the chance to try one of those watersports in Tanjung Benoa because this is what it’s famous for. Bunch of watersports businesses is lining the Jalan Pratama in Tanjung Benoa. Kayaks, jet skis, parasailers, and banana boats are ready to satisfy your adrenalin pumping adventure. Try every bit of the watersports with a trained instructor on a calm beach with pristine water. Remember that you can make a bargain although it’s not common there. You can get a discount though if you choose packages or bring a group of people. Also, don’t forget to book your activities in advance as it’ll be crowded during holidays. You might also want to consider reserving watersports packages including your hotel and transportations and save you some money! Click here to get your deals on Tanjung Benoa!

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2. Bali Wake Park

Bali Wake Park is another alternative to enjoy watersports in Tanjung Benoa. This place features 5 hectares of a manmade lake near mangrove forests of South Bali. This place has since become one of the main attractions for wakeboarding, suitable for those who are for looking adrenalin pumping activities. The main difference about the wakeboarding in Bali Wake Park is that instead of being pulled by a boat, in Bali Wake Park you will be pulled by a crane-like structure with the cable-towing system. This allows up to 8 wakeboarders and you can continue wakeboarding even if one decided to finish earlier. 

bali wake park
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3. Take Cooking Class

While staying in Bali, it will be much more fulfilling to learn one or two mouthwatering authentic Balinese dishes. Therefore, don’t miss out the chance to take a cooking class in Tanjung Benoa. Who can resist the delicious roast pork (babi guling), or ayam betutu? Learn from the professional at one of the cooking schools such as Bumbu Bali Restaurant or The Tree Restaurant and bring these authentic dishes to your hometown. 

tanjung benoa cooking class
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4. Bali Turtle Conservatory 

When traveling with kids or families, you can also give them hands-on experience and education about nature. One of the activities in Tanjung Benoa you can enjoy with your kids is visiting Bali Turtle Conservatory. Once you’re in Tanjung Benoa, you can reserve a glass-bottom boat tour to Turtle Island Bali. Enjoy the breathtaking landscape and underwater life while riding a boat to Turtle Island. In Turtle Island, you will have the chance to see, learn, and taking care of a turtle. Don’t miss the chance to see the endangered green turtle in Turtle Island and learn the life of turtle from newly hatched to the hundred-year-old. 

tanjung benoa turtle conservatory
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5. Klenteng Caow Eng Bio

Ever wondered what’s the oldest Chinese temple in Tanjung Benoa? Visit Caow Eng Bio Temple in Tanjung Benoa. The distinct feature of this building is the red color dominating the temple that takes you back to the old-times in China. 

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