Tanjung Benoa

Tanjung Benoa, Bali Overview

Famous for the striking beaches and thrilling water sports, Tanjung Benoa is a peninsula located in the Kuta South District of Bali. This stunning site beckons adventure enthusiasts with water activities like diving, banana boating, fly fishing, snorkelling, parasailing, rolling donuts and sea walking. The primary beaches on the eastern side of Tanjung Benoa are accessible to the general public within the stretch of first 3 kms.

What used to be a fishing village in the olden days, Tanjung Benoa transformed into a popular beach destination with it picturesque surroundings in the recent years. Dotted along the beach are magnificent hotels, villas and resorts. The magical white sand with the backdrop of the vast expanse of the tranquil ocean makes the well-maintained beaches of Tanjung Benoa picturesque for visitors.

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Tanjung Benoa Water sports

While going along Jalan Pratama, operators can be found, offering facilities and equipment for a wide range of water sports. Among the water sports that you can try here are snorkeling, jet-skis, banana boat rides, fishing tours, underwater ‘sea walks’, water jetpacks, flying fish and parasailing.

One of the most rewarding experiences among water sports is jet-skiing which will basically be an enthralling ride on the waves as you experience an adrenaline-rush while driving swiftly across the vast blue ocean. For beginners, an instructor accompanies the individual to provide a general idea of the dos and don’ts of this water sport.

A couple of other fun-packed activities on the waterfront are the Rolling Doughnut, the Banana Boat and the Flying Fish in which speedboats throw off the participants in the cool water for a jumpy ride.

Best Time to Visit Tanjung Benoa

Reaching Tanjung Benoa early in the morning is the best idea because the sun is not too harsh at that time and the beach is less crowded. Thus, one can enjoy the glamour of nature being its splendid best in the early hours of the day.

How to Reach Tanjung Benoa

If you are coming directly from the airport, the Tanjung Benoa is merely a 15-minutes ride away in a privately hired cab. However, if you have opted for accommodation in and around Nusa Dua area, all you need to step out and walk to the beaches which are barely a few steps away from the area.

Tips While Visiting Tanjung Benoa

1. Even though bargaining is not common here, if you reach a water sports operator in a large group willing to try out different activities, you might be able to negotiate a good deal.
2. It is best to book for the water sports in advance because the beach attracts tourists in large numbers and hence, gets extremely crowded.

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