Wedged in the West Bali National Park beautifully, Menjangan Island is one of the greatest tourist attractions in Bali. A boat trip from the port of Labuhan Lalang near Pemuteran Beach will take you to this small island. Hectares of land with savannahs and coral reefs are home to a diversified ecology making it a primary location for snorkelers and divers.
The island protects the rare Javan rusa deer commonly known as menjangan and thus the island got its name. The spectacular marine life on the island is a premier reason for nature lovers to head to here for enjoying some extra ordinary time.
Highlights: You can stroll around the island with the help of a park guide and with a permit only that can be arranged with popular tour operators or at the park office. Though the pristine nature here attracts people without hesitation, the shrines around the island have enormous influence on the people coming here.
Segara Giri Dharma Kencana Temple is one of the major shrines which has a towering seaward facing statue of Ganesh.
Activities: The beautiful coral reef gardens and specifically appreciated marine species on the island make it a favourite destination for snorkelers and divers. There are chances to spot colourful tropical fish and sea birds frequently found. Also, people have spotted Hawkesbill Turtle in the area as well as plenty of menjangan or the special deer on the island. Thus the park is a perfect choice for nature lovers and adventure seekers.
Entry fee: The entrance fee is 20000 IDR or 1.50 USD per person and the guide fees will be ranging from 350,000 IDR or USD 26.
Location: Pemuteran, Gerokgak, Buleleng, North Bali. You can reach the park after a three hour drive north from Kuta.