Bali is indeed famous for its unbelievable paradise and Menjangan Island is one of the parts of West Bali National Park which is known as a great diving spot and underwater world activities.
Located in Klampok Village, Gerokgak District, Buleleng Sub-District, Bali.
From Singaraja city is 90 km, while from Lovina Beach about 60 km.
Menjangan is small island inhabited about 10 km offshore, presenting beautiful coral walls and is the best site for snorkeling and scuba diving.
This is a dive site to choose with good conditions and very good visibility.
This Island has white sand beaches and many sites, ranging from heights to 60 meters, small caves, sandy slopes, coral, reef and beautiful blue green lagoon.
During the rainy season is the best time to have the opportunity to see mantas and baby whale sharks and this opportunity may not be guaranteed for this.
But bigger fish are the norm fish. Turtles, napoleon fish, groupers, large barracudas, and sharks are a common sight.
Menjangan Island also has a small wreck known as Anchor Wreck which is 5 meters high on the reef.
Once very special thing is conservation to protect deer on this island.
Things to do in Menjangan Island
This island is famous for diving walls. Snorkeling and Scuba Diving are attracting tourists to Menjangan Island.
Snorkeling location on this island, not at one point. And all are close together.
However, if you don’t want to do that. You can see the beauty of marine life without diving by using the Odyssey submarine. This will take you to the bottom of the sea.
In the Island you can go on a religious tour, you know. There are a number of temples that you can find here.
One of the famous is Ganesha Temple which is adjacent to one of the snorkelling spots.
Located at the end of the island with the background of Mount Ijen in Java Island. There is also a Goddess Kwan In pagoda that you can find here.
Oh yeah, don’t forget to explore West Bali National Park. This park covers 19,000 hectares. If you hire a park guide, most diving packages come with tour tickets.
How to go to Menjangan Island
You can go through Bali or Banyuwangi. If you’re from Denpasar, Bali. You can reach your destination via Gilimanuk Harbor, which takes about 3 hours.
Then head to Lalang Harbor about 16 km. Here, there are motorboats that can take you to tourist destinations. Or you can also go to Banyuwedang Harbor which is around 8,6 km from Lalang Harbor.
Or through central Bali passing Lake Batur and Lake Kintamani. However, this path is less popular.
Apart from Bali to Menjangan Island, you can also go through Banyuwangi City. Even compared via Bali route is easier and cheaper through Banyuwangi.
There is a luxury resort right in West Bali National Park, but not for all budgets. Lovina is further away. The best choice is Pemuteran village, which charming and quiet.
Pemuteran has a beautiful bay which is also full of interesting macro dive sites where you can see mandarin fish!
At the end of your day trip, you can go to the height of Pemuteran to enjoy the amazing sunset on the East Java volcano.
This part of Bali has more dryers than the rest of the island. From the hill where I watched the sunset, the view made me think of the pictures I saw from South Africa.