Bali never runs out of charm. Visiting Bali, you will need a long time to stay and enjoy every inch of its beauty. Hearing the word Bali, maybe what comes to your mind is Kuta Beach, Sanur Beach or Legian Beach. What about Tanjung Benoa Beach?
Tanjung Benoa Beach is actually no less popular than the three beaches. This tourist spot, which is located on the southern side of Bali Island, is unique with its narrow end of the beach. However, of course this does not reduce the beauty of the beach which is located in Bali. This beach is located about 15 km from Ngurah Rai International Airport and about 40 minutes drive from Denpasar.
Tanjung Benoa Beach has waves that are not that big, making it quite ideal for water activities such as parasailing, jet skiing, snorkeling and several other activities. In addition, for those of you who come with children, you don’t need to worry, playing in the sand on the beach is also a safe and fun activity.
Like several other beaches in Bali, Tanjung Benoa Beach was a fishing village and trading port for Chinese merchants. In the 1980s, this beach began to be developed into a tourist spot because it realized its considerable tourism potential. With its white sand and underwater natural beauty, Tanjung Benoa Beach is believed to be a popular tourist spot.
Jalan Pratama which is the main road in this area is the busiest street. Along Jalan Pratama there are rows of inns, restaurants, gift shops and art galleries. For culinary problems, you don’t need to worry. Here, there are many food stalls at affordable prices to expensive, classy restaurants that both serve delicious seafood specialties.
What are the highlights of Tanjung Benoa Beach?
This tourist spot not only offers a panoramic view of the beach, there are still interesting places that you must visit, such as the following:
Being developed as one of the mainstay tourist attractions in Bali does not mean that the Tanjung Benoa area is simply separated from its history. Here, you can still visit the local fishing village which is located on the northern tip of this peninsula.
Initially, most of the population here worked as fishermen, until then the Tanjung Benoa area began to be developed into a tourist spot. Some residents change their professions by opening businesses in the tourism sector.
Here, you can also visit Pakraman Village Market which is a local traditional market. In this market, fishermen sell the fresh fish they catch at a more affordable price than buying it at the nearest supermarket.
Don’t forget to visit Turtle Island which is a turtle conservation area in Tanjung Benoa. From the beach, you need to sail for about 30 minutes by boat to reach Turtle Island.
The boats used for sailing are quite unique. The bottom of this boat is made of transparent glass. This can make it easier for you to see the natural beauty under the sea in the waters of Tanjung Benoa.
Arriving at Turtle Island, you can see turtles ranging from egg-shaped to hatchlings to adult turtles. Not only that, you can also buy turtle-themed souvenirs such as key chains, t-shirts and hats.
Want to enjoy a different night atmosphere in Bali other than the bars and pub nights? Just come to the Night Market which is located on Jalan Pratama. Here, you can enjoy a variety of Balinese culinary delights with a thick Balinese nuance.
Please enjoy snacks and distinctive brewed coffee accompanied by Balinese art performances. Don’t forget to taste Balinese arak made using traditional recipes and methods that are still preserved today.
Besides being known for its natural beauty, Bali is also popular for its thick culture. Here there is Taman Beji Temple and the Caow Eng Bio Temple.
Taman Beji Temple is one of the oldest Hindu temples in the Tanjung Benoa area. This temple was previously only used by the royal family. Apart from temple architecture, you can still enjoy the beauty of the sea from here. Because of its function as a place of worship, you are not allowed to enter the temple if you dress inappropriately.
Caow Eng Bio Klenteng is the oldest temple in Tanjung Benoa and is still functioning today. This temple reaches the peak of its crowd every celebration of Chinese New Year and Waisak.
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