Menjangan Island (or Pulau Menjangan in Indonesian), which is located in the West Bali region, has an undoubted beauty. Menjangan Island has a beautiful underwater park. In this Menjangan Island Marine Park you can find colorful coral reefs, a habitat for a variety of beautiful small fishes, stretches of white sandy beaches and blue waters surrounding the island.
Menjangan Island is taken from the name of the animal Menjangan, a type of deer found around the island.
In an effort to protect the deer population on Menjangan Island, the days continue to decrease in the area, Menjangan Island is included in the West Bali National Park which is always protected by its beauty.
What’s On Menjangan Island?
On Menjangan Island, there is also a Jalak Bali Bird which is one of the rare birds in Indonesia. Currently, the population of Jarak Bali is very low.
If you want to see the beauty of the underwater park Pulau Menjangan, you can do Snorkeling & Diving in a way that does not damage the ecosystem because there are hundreds of species of fish that can be found in this region. The beach on Menjangan Island is also the only area of the north coast of Bali that has a stretch of white sand.
The beauty of Menjangan Island, especially underwater, has been known for a long time and is recognized by the world.
Menjangan Island has beautiful coral reefs and grows naturally with a variety of marine biota. With coral reefs spread over 10 kilometers, Menjangan Island is recognized as the best dive site with underwater cliffs in Bali, and is included in the 10 best dive sites in the World.
Besides snorkeling and diving, visitors can also walk around the beach and visit Pura. On this island, there are about eight temples and the famous one is Pura Ganesha. Pura Ganesha is often used by Hindus to worship, as well as being an icon of Menjangan Island. This temple is decorated with the Statue of Ganesha overlooking the open sea. Local people believe that the Statue of Ganesha is a guardian of the waters of Bali to keep it safe and beautiful. That is why Menjangan Island is one of the sacred places.
If you want to go to Pulau Menjangan, you can do it from Bali or Banyuwangi. From Banyuwangi visitors can cross through Bangsring Banyuwangi, East Java by riding a fishing boat.
If you depart from Denpasar, you can start the trip to Gilimanuk approximately 129 kilometers and travel time for 3 hours. Then from Gilimanuk to Labuhan Lalang port in Gerokgak District, Buleleng Regency for approximately 16 kilometers.
Menjangan Island is an uninhabited island so accommodation is not available such as lodging, restaurants, shops and so on. For this reason, you should prepare before visiting Menjangan Island.
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