Attraction JL Pratama 97A Tanjung Benoa Benoa Bali, Badung Regency, ID 80363 Published on: 13-11-2015
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Why Tanjung Benoa beach is special ?
Tanjung Benoa is located at the tip of the Nusa Dua Peninsula, flanked by the ocean on both sides, with white sandy beaches lining its coast. On a clear day, visitors can even get a peak at Mount Agung on the horizon. Thanks to its beautiful beaches and calm water, Tanjung Benoa was recently appointed the marine sports center in Bali.
One of the more popular attractions of Tanjung Benoa is undoubtedly its beach with relatively small waves, making it ideal for families. A plethora of watersports activities such as parasailing, wind surfing, jet skiing, banana boat sailing, snorkeling, reef fishing, and much more are available all along the beach. A large variety of dive operators are based in Tanjung Benoa as well.
What to explore at Tanjung Benoa beach?
Jet-skiing through the waves in the sun is a truly exhilarating experience. In Tanjung Benoa, beginner's riding a jet-ski without an instructor is not allowed since the water park is busy with moving and stationary crafts. Don’t worry, an instructor will get on the back seat and leave the handlebars to you when you’re far enough from the beach and they’re sure that you understand the basic techniques as well as precautions. Now that you’re in control, enjoy the 15-minutes of fun speeding on the water or even making crazy turns if you’re an adrenaline lover!
Speedboat Towing Activities
A lot of the marine recreational activities in Tanjung Benoa involve being towed by a speedboat. The Banana Boat, the Rolling Doughnut, and the Flying Fish are inflatable rides; the first two are rough rides, even sometimes throwing you off into the sea, while the Flying Fish rises two-to-five metres high in the air on a rubber float like a kite. Water skis and wakeboards are also available along the beach, as well as parasailing up to 100 metres above the water surface. You can request for an instructor to guide and accompany you if you don’t want to do it on your own. Speedboat-drawn rides last approximately 15 minutes, while parasailing lasts up to five minutes.
Observing the underwater world is one of the marine recreational activities in Tanjung Benoa. Scuba diving and sea walking will allow you to enjoy the beautiful scenery on the sea bed, while snorkelling gives you the views beneath the waves with relatively little effort. The business operator will provide you with the appropriate equipment depending on your choice of activity: masks, fins, vests, snorkels, wet suit, underwater helmet, weight belts, gloves, boots, and the breathing apparatus. Underwater cameras can be hired.
How to get to Tanjung Benoa beach?
Tanjung Benoa is close to the airport, about a twenty-minute drive away in minimal traffic but up to an hour away in heavy traffic conditions. Check if your hotel provides airport transfers (The Grand Mirage Resort provides airport pickup free for all-inclusive guests, and charges US$30 one-way for room-and-breakfast guests).
In any case, taxis are extremely easy to come by in this part of southern Bali. Jalan Legian in Kuta is about a 30-45 minute drive away from Jalan Pratama.
- A peaceful place
- A great place for family
- Bathe in Balinese Beach
- One of the best beaches
- A Wonderful experience
JL Pratama 97A Tanjung Benoa Benoa Bali, Badung Regency, ID 80363
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Bali's Tanjung Benoa beach sits north of the Nusa Dua enclave of resorts - sort of a more affordable neighborhood within tee-off range of the famous (or infamous, depending on your perspective) gated property that houses some of the most exclusive names in the resort business. Tanjung Benoa is nowhere near as antiseptic as Nusa Dua, but it's nowhere near as rowdy nor as downmarket as Kuta, either. The area vibe is more mature and family-friendly - surfers tend to steer clear of Tanjung Benoa's sedate waves, leaving the waters clear for kayaks, jetskis, parasailers, and banana boats. TheGrand Mirage sits in front of a particularly active section of the beach; the resort offers its own selection of watersports activities to take advantage of the location.