10 Things To Do in Tanjung Benoa Bali Indonesia – Watersport – Beaches – Attractions
Have you ever been in heaven? Well, maybe you haven’t. In this world there are many heavens you can visit, especially in Bali, the truly paradise in Indonesia.There are so many places to visit here, especially the famous Tanjung Benoa, Bali Indonesia. Here, you can have fun until your heart gets warm. Feel free to stay young forever, because in Tanjung Benoa Bali there’s so many things you will do, and play.
Tanjung Benua is famous because its beach. Like it said above, this place is a paradise for all of you who likes watersports. But, the thing is the watersports here really depends on the tide. Because of that, The Tanjung Benoa watersports opens only at 11 a.m till evening. However, when the Spring Tide occurs, tourists can start their activities since morning, about 9 until 4 in the evening. The beach coast cover 7 Banjar (or Environment). Six of them are in Tanjung Benoa Village (Banjar Kerta Pascima, Anyar, Tengah, Purwa Santi, Panca Bhineka, and Banjar Tengkulung. Then, the last Banjar, Banjar Terora is in the Benoa Village. Meanwhile, back to the article, these are all the things to do in Tanjung Benoa, Bali Indonesia:
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1. Visiting Pulau Penyu (Turtle Island)
This is children favorite too, because they can see how cute the Green Turtles are. Beside, there are not only the adult Green Turtles, but also the cute little baby Green Turtles. Not only Turtles though, there also small animals in this Island, birds, lizards, even snakes, so dont forget to be careful at anytime.
Well, you can go here by Glass Bottom Boat, For Your Information, Glass Bottom Boat is actually an ordinary boat, with a glass in its center, so you can see whats going through underneath you, including the turles saying hi to you. The Boatmen will take you to the place that have plenty of fish swimming in there. Its quite beautiful to see, the beauty of the nature plus the creatures.
Sadnews here, the Glass Bottom Boat will cost you 1 Million Rupiahs per boat (and per hour). Its actually shocking for those low budget tourist. But if you dont care about your money, be free then. But, if you care, here’s some tips. You can order it online, yes online, so it will cost you only about 350 thousands, pretty neat eh. There are many website you can check, so please, check them for your happiness. Thus, visiting Tanjung Benoa turtle island is one of the best things to do in Tanjung Benoa Bali Indonesia.
2. Visiting Mangrove Forest
Here are the place you want to see, if you looking for a calm and green place. The Mangrove Forest protecting Bali from upcoming waves and prevents land abration. The Mangrove Forest actually exist alongside the coast, epecially the south side of Bali.
In the west side of Tanjung Benua, this forest stand firmly. To go there, you can go either by boat, or by jetski, choose what you prefer. If you prefer an Indiana-Jones kind of adventure, you can go there by jetski, with the jetski instructor of course, but better if you have friends going with you. Just cross the forest with a little speed, or maybe doing a race with your friends. But, be careful though and make sure not to break anything, either jestki or the forest itself.
Then, if you prever a more calm journey, you can go there by boat, the boatmen will serve you. The boatmen will going with very slow speed when you already in there, so you can feel all the peace atmoshphere around you and hear the birds singing along. However, with jetski, it will cost you around 600 thousand rupiah per person, and then if you go by boat maybe only cost you a little more cheap.
3. Visiting Pura Dalem Ning Lan Taman Beji
For those who dont know what Pura is, Pura is a Balinese Temple, and the place of worshipping for the adherents of Balinese Hinduism. Puras always resembling the beauty of architecture with the carving in its wall, and the Balinese wonderfully treat this Pura with full careness, so its beauty will never fade. One of them, which really close to Tanjung Benoa is Pura Dalem Ning Lan Taman Beji,.
Most of the materials used to build Pura Dalem Ning Lan Taman Beji is mainly white stone, and the door of the Pura which made from woods with beautiful carving on it, really beautiful to see.There are also other Pura located near here, The Caow Eng Bio Temple, which is just few meters from here. Better check that out too.
Mostly the people who pray in Pura Dalem Ning Lan Taman Beji is mostly with Hindhuism, but the Buddhyst also praying in here as well, because of the ancient agreement of these two religions and they try to accept that the main focus of praying is cleansing your body from sins and not dividing anyone.
4. Visiting Caow Eng Bio
You see, many Puras mostly used by the people who take Hindhu as their religion, but this one, is used mostly by the Buddhist. This is a must visit place, because its beautiful, plus you can take a look at the chinese culture which is interprented in almost of this bulding. The Ornaments are very unique, just like temples you’ll find in China. The Area is really wide though, so many toursist can come in here to see how unique and beautiful this temple is.
The actual meaning of Caow Eng Bio, is”The Red Weapon used for cleansing”. Actually, the story of how this temple built is very cool though, according to AA Gede Ngurah Widiada, the chief adviser of Caow Eng Bio temple, this temple is built by Hainan merchants who sail across the country. When they arrived at Malaka strait, they robbed and many have died.
The rest of them who still lived, continue their journey. In the middle of the journey, the ship caught in storm, but the merchants stop panicking after hear a calming voice. Many believe, it was God Baruna. When one of the merchants start to burning an incense, then the storm suddenly stop, and the merchants promise to God Baruna to build him temple after they arrived at land. The Ship docked in Tanjung Benoa, then they start to built Caow Eng Bio for Him.
5. Parasailing Adventure
After spending times to visit so many places in here, now, its time to have fun ! Finally, you can enjoy the Watersports, in this one mainly focus on Parasailing. This actually a favorite though, and for your information you can Parasailing only in here, Tanjung Benoa because not many places provide this sport.
You can choose between 2 Parasailings. First, Single Parasailing. As its name, Single Parasailing is for one person, so each person will fly at a time. This type of Parasailing really depends on the wind. If the wind not heading west, and not constant, sadly the operators will cancel the activity.
Hey, dont be mad, its for your safety. Beside, the money you’ve spent will be refund, if you dont want to switch it to other activities. Because many tourist often demanding this activity, plus the operators always cancel it, so they creating new solution called Parasailing Adventure Tanjung Benoa Bali, which is more safe, more stable because they using more save and bigger boat, bigger parachute which can take 2 people at a time, and its not depending on the wind or water surface anymore so you can play it whenever you want !. Well, Parasiling will cost you 600 thousand rupiahs, and if you order it online, will discounted to 350 thousand rupiah.
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6. Water Flying Board
Want to be Iron Man but dont know how to start? Well, its a lucky day. This activity will make you fly like Tony Stark you saw in the movie, but you’ll not shooting any laser beam through your hand though, dont be upset.
Anyway, Flying Board is the brand new activity in Tanjung Benoa. Its will be a great experience if you already try it, at least once. The flying sensation is really great and make you want to try it again, and again, and again. It will make you fly about 5 meters because of those powerful water power which is steady at 200pk.
After you order it, you will also get the floating jacket, shoes, and handgloves. In few minutes, you’ll fly in the air. You can do all the stunts if you want though, but dont ever think about it when first trying this activity. Its very dangerous, and acquired some experiences. But if you want to do it so bad, the instructor will gladly teach you. This amazing experience will cost you around 550 thousand when in promo period. If promo ends, it will be back to 95o thousand rupiah.
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7. Sea Walking
In this activity, you will wear a water-proof helmet, to see what’s going on under the sea. Its just like snorkeling, but in different way. No swimming experience required. Its a nice experience though, walking and see any fish come across your face, right in front of you. But be careful though, their fins can hurt your finger.
Anyone can play this activity, starting at age of 13. Your safety and comfort will be guaranteed, because the equipment used for this activity already meet the International Standards. Beside, the instructor will gladly guide you.
8. Flying Fish
Here is an activity, 2 people can do it. It used an unique boat that will be pulled by a speedboat, and beacuse of that the unique boat will fly, as a kite in the sky. This is not so popular thing to do though, because mainly the tourist only take a picture of this, not actually trying it. Maybe they afraid, i dont know.
For your information, the unique boat is actually 3 banana boats combined. In the front, there’s one banana boat connecting those three. Like i said above, 2 people can do this activity, plus there’s also instructor that’ll make sure you save. So, the maximum capacity of this boat is 3 people. The cost of this is 350 thousand rupiahs, you’ll get the price from 350 to 150 if you order it online.
Here, you must have at least a little experience in swimming but if you cant, you have to wear those floating jacket. You can see hundred of fish and coral reefs. In one hour, you can enjoy how beautiful the sea is. The combination of the environtment, fish, and the calm sea will make your day.
The cost is just like the above activity, which is 350 thousand rupiahs, and you’ll get the price from 350 to 150 if you order it online.
10. Banana Boat
Last but not least, is a legendary Banana Boat. I know this is mainstream activity, but its still the people’s favorite though, anybody still like it. Dont worry, your save will be guaranteed. It uses equipments that meet International Standards.
You will enjoy this banana for 15 minutes. If you dont want to be wet (i dont know why you watersporting if still scare to get wet), you can request the boat to not be flipped. You know, when its near the end of banana boating, the speedboat which is pulling your banana boat will suddenly turn. So of course you banana boat will be flipped either to the left or right. You can enjoy the 15 minutes of fun, for only 180 thousand rupiahs, and again, if you order it online you only have o pay for about 80 thousand.
That’s it, several things to do in Tanjung Benoa Bali Indonesia. Actually, there’s more thing you can explore, and i want you to find it yourself, and make a great experience of it, careful not to get lost though. Make a very nice memory of it, and please keep the environment clean, to make the beauty of those places still maintained. Enjoy your holiday, have a great day!
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