A beautiful place, where culture and modern life seem to blend harmoniously, Tanjung Benoa is one of the must-see destinations of Bali. Not yet overtaken by the flow of thrill-seeking tourists from more popular nightlife spots such as Kuta and Seminyak, Tanjung Benoa is the perfect destination for a tranquil getaway.
Tanjung Benoa, or the Benoa peninsula just north of Nusa Dua has become much busier over the years and has a wide range of accommodation including prestigious resorts like ‘The Conrad’. Benoa peninsula is a scenic 5 kilometers of coconut palms and fine sand. The area is the almost exclusive home of luxury hotels, private villas, fine restaurants, open-air cafes and water sports facilities. The resort has become busier over recent years with more hotels Bali Resort and Spa joining impressive resorts like the Aston Bali. The shape of the beach, also makes Tanjung Benoa perfect for water sports with no shortage of shops catering to marine sports enthusiasts.
Right at the tip of the peninsula is the quiet port of Tanjung Benoa, with its village like alleyways and rows of traditional fishing boats and yachts. Offshore “Turtle Island” is the site of a sacred sea temple. Tanjung Benoa has something for everyone -especially if we are a water sport fun. Snorkeling, diving, windsurfing, water skiing, powerboats, banana boats and reef fishing. (The reef is just 200 meters from the shoreline at the northeastern tip)
Rich in history, Tanjung Benoa retains much of its old charm as a traditional fishing village. In fact, the village of Benoa used to be an important trading port for the Chinese and only started to develop in 1980. Worth the exploration, the village is composed of small intersecting alleys where local shops, temples and community houses collide in a surprisingly harmonious fashion. Do not expect wide well lit sidewalks however, a flashlight is in order in the evenings.
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.
The beach is not the only attraction available in Tanjung Benoa. Traditional temples, Turtle Island, a Chinese Budhist temple, the Bali Golf and Country Club, the Art Market, the Fish Market and plenty more are also on hand to keep tourists occupied. And let’s not forget that Tanjung benoa is only 30 minutes away from Kuta should you crave a taste of the world-renowned nightlife scene of Bali. Shopping in Tanjung Benoa will allow you to sharpen your bargaining skills. Head to the town for a stroll and there you will be greeted by shops and spas trying to offload their goods to you. Keep in mind that shop owners are always open to bargaining so you can feel like you got a good deal.
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