Tanjung Benoa Attractions

What to See in Tanjung Benoa

The Tanjung Benoa cape was developed as an alternative tourist destination in Bali, and has become very popular for motorised water sports. It lacks the waves that make other areas such paradises for unpowered sports like surfing, so jet skis and speedboats rule the seas here. Most of the island's water sports activities take place on the north-eastern coast.

Tanjung Benoa doesn’t have much of a cultural or historical legacy, apart from an old harbour with one of the most beautiful beaches in Bali, where the sand has a grey-white hue (and some bits of gold). There are also many coconut groves that make the beach stand out from its neighbours. The temples in this area, while not as grand as the more popular ones around the island, still have their local atmosphere.

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Top 5 Attractions in Tanjung Benoa

Top 5 Attractions in Tanjung Benoa

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Bali Wake Park

Bali Wake Park is hard to miss, located near the entry into the Bali Mandara toll road and Benoa Marina in Pesanggaran. It has 6 hectares of artificial lakes and verges sculpted and landscaped out of a marshy plot. It broke grounds with a splashing wakeboarding festival in mid-April 2015, as Bali’s only water sports arena Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Open daily from 10am to 6pm
  • Location: Jalan Raya Pelabuhan Benoa No.7X, Pedungan, South Denpasar, Bali 80226, Indonesia
  • Tel: +62 (0)361 846 8866
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Fishing Village

A sharp contrast to the expensive and up-market tourist town of Tanjung Benoa is the fishing village at the northern end of the peninsula. Here, from 4am to 6am, local fishermen sell their catch at Pasar Desa Pakraman (the village market) after fishing from the early evening until midnight. Prices are very cheap but there’s only enough catch to supply local kitchens.

Before foreigners discovered the peninsula’s potential for water sports around 1975, everything in this village was strictly traditional. Since then, many of the fishermen have turned to the marine recreation business. However, you can still see conventional fishing boats side by side with more modern vessels at the harbour near the Segara gas station.

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Pura Dalem Setra lan Merajapati

People come to Pura Dalem Setra to ask for blessings before Ngaben (the Balinese cremation ceremony) and Pura Meraja Pati before a funeral. Typical to every village in Bali, the Pura Dalem, Merajapati, Kahyangan and Setra (cemetery) feature statuettes and engraved characters of the netherworld in Balinese mythology.

  • Location: Jalan Pratama, Benoa, South Kuta, Badung, Bali 80361 Indonesia
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Pura Desa lan Puseh

Pura Desa lan Puseh translates to 'village and central temple'. True to its name, Pura Desa functions as the main village temple while Pura Puseh hosts ceremonies related to prosperity and fertility. People come every 15 days to conduct a ritual to pray to Barong (a Balinese mythological character).

At the small intersection, a tall banyan tree shades this temple. In the middle of the crossroads of Jalan Segara Ening and Jalan Segara Windu stands Pura Catus Pata – a small shrine that acts as the guardian of these streets. It’s easily seen in front of the Pura Desa lan Puseh.

  • Location: Jalan Segara, Benoa, South Kuta, Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
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