Located north of Nusa Dua, this is a beautiful white sand beach area where visitors can enjoy many types of water recreation and sports such as snorkeling, parasailing, diving. Boating, sailing, glass bottom boat and more. This area is an extension of Nusa Dua Resort, with easy access to its luxurious hotels and other tourism facilities.
Benoa is a major seaport, and the starting point for many cruises around Bali and to the Lesser Sunda Islands. It is also becoming a centre for leisure and sporting activities, catering for tourists who wish to try parasailing and windsurfing.
Just outside the Nusa Dua complex, a turning north takes one into the narrow peninsula of land, which terminates in a small village of Benoa. From the concrete pierced you can see ever the Serangan Island, lying lee on the water. The patch of sea enclosed by this narrow stretch of land and the long break water of the island, it is from this fishing village, people can depart daily by Cruise, Mabua Express trip to Lombok, Sojurn, and Wakaloka Cruise trip to Lembongan and other Cruise. Out in the bay is an anchorage for ocean-going yachts and the Bali International Yachts Club has base here.
At this harbor is frequently held The International Yacht Festival which involves the participants in the world where the started from Benoa harbor and finish at Tanjung Perak Harbor in Jakarta.
The Benoa harbor has distance more less 6 km from Denpasar City, has been arranging as well as facilities and infrastructure. So that it possibility for international yacht or local yacht to hang down as well as to ascend and to descend the passengers that is why Benoa harbor to be the international tourism harbor besides. Padang Bay Harbor at Karangasem Regency.
Jimbaran is directly South of the airport, in the way of Denpasar tothe Nusa Dua. The village of Jimbaran is the narrow neck of the island of Bali, and has thus two diverse beaches remarkable. In the west, the beach of Jimbaran does in front of the bay of Jimbaran, aligned recently by the new luxurious resources. In the east, the beach does in front of the water of surface sheltered by Benoa Harbor.
The new tourist resources that appear now in Jimbaran have more option to have supper towards outside. Throughout the Jimbaran to the beach of Kedonganan there are many cafes worked by local people. He is something like the markets at night of where the visitors can choose an ample range seafood.
Almost all the cafe provide special menus of the seafood with local prescriptions or the combination with the western one. Fish are provide by a next village of the fishermen in Kedonganan. Some the salesmen still sell their fish there until a afternoon. When the horizon of the west gives red return yellowish, the extension of the coffees its colorful chairs in the sand that ignores the beach. The activity in the beach reduces slowly, whereas other activities begin in the coffees. And when the night arrives, it begins to be able to be romantic.
To watch at trasluz the lights and to live the musicians who heighten the atmosphere. Jukungs (Balinese small traditional boat) are many small and great that are ready to sail and it will become an artistic bottom for your supper. The shining stars in the sky, guard-like lights of the resources in the hill and the projector of the airport have the changing beach of Jimbaran something has taste of one night of the celebration. To prove the fish roasted in the sand from a front to the sea outdoors the cafe and enriches your experience that has supper with one not generally available one in 5 hotels of the star. You can choose the class and the size of the fish and other seafood you yourself.
It only takes 5 minutes to go there from the Bali Golf Nusa Dua. Many tourists often call it as "a hidden paradise". Its not only because of the beach have clear water it is worthy to be the place for swimming as well as surfing.
Relaxing beach and very big one. You can rent a windsurf and even you can surf but the waves break far away from de coast, in this case a fisherman can takes you there. One side of the beach its by the cliffs and in this area you won´t find people. Well only if there is a religious ritual then you can meet hundreds of balinese.
It means "two islands in Bahasa Indonesia". There is one of the premier resort areas in the world. The area is located 20 minutes south of Denpasar International Airport Ngurah Rai, and is a short drive to many of Balis attractions and beautiful beaches. This is the home many of Balis worlds class luxury resort hotels.
The place name Nusa Dua can be used in two ways: either it can refer to the entire eastern side of the Bukit Peninsula at the southern tip of Bali, or it can refer to the purpose-built, safe and rather sterile tourist enclave (Kawasan Pariwisata, quite literally Tourism District) at the southeast side of this peninsula.
This article covers everything in the Nusa Dua enclave plus the Tanjung Benoa peninsula and a few points west of the enclave to the village of Sawangan. Everything on the Bukit Penisula to the west of Sawangan is covered by the Uluwatu article.
As well as a host of luxury hotels, Nusa Dua is home to the most popular golf course in Bali and the main convention centre on the island.
Nusa Dua understandably gets a lot of bad press amongst travelers as it is so artificial and sanitised. That does not change the fact though that the beaches here are glorious - white sand, deep, long and safe for swimming. The public beach at Geger is the best to head to if you are not staying at Nusa Dua. This is also home to one of the best museums in Bali. The fact that it is nearly always empty is testament that most visitors who stay here in the least Balinese part of the island are, not unsurprisingly, rather disinterested in learning much about Bali.
The Nusa Dua enclave has three manned gates and everyone entering is subject to a security search. This can have a slightly claustrophobic effect, and only contributes further to the impression that you are in an artificial location.
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Art western most tip of Bukit Peninsula, this is one of Bali's nine "directional" Kayangan jagat temples. The locations is dramatic, perched on the edge of a high cliff with a picturesque sunset view. The temple was first used for worship by the holy 11th century priest, Empu Kuturan, who came to Bali to bring religious law and to form Desa Adat (traditional villages). The area where the spectacular sunset can be viewed is filled with the scent of frangipani blossoms and is also the home of monkey.
Pura Luhur Uluwatu is one of Bali's important Sad Kahyangan temple, one of the nine major temples revered by the Balinese. It was erected by Danghyang Dwijendra, a great Balinese priest who established the present form of Hindu-Dharma religion in Bali. It is said that Dwijendra achieved maksa (enlightenment, or oneness with the godhead) while meditating in Uluwatu.
Most of Bali's regencies have pura luhur, high temples that are the focus of pilgrimages during the three or five-day Odalan anniversaries. Among these include Pura Tanah Lot and Goa Lawah, the bat cave temple. While not all pura luhur are situated on the coast, all are built in awe-inspiring location, often overlooking large bodies of water. One of the most picturesque pura luhur in Bali is Pura Luhur Uluwatu.
The temple is perched 70 meters (230ft) above the ocean on a sheer promontory. Some of the rocky precipices drop almost 100m (330ft) into the raging ocean below. Visitors to Uluwatu are provided with a ceremonial yellow sash to wear around their waist (after paying the entrance fee). The proper attire requires that the knees are not exposed. Those wearing shorts are required to wear a sarong. Visitors are also warned to put away any shiny objects including spectacles, jewellery, and so on, as these attract the monkeys that infest the area. (One of the people in our group lost her glasses to the monkeys.)