Menjangan Island: The Best Place for Scuba Diving and Snorkeling in Bali

Bali is famous for its exceptional paradise, and Menjangan Island is one part of the West Bali National Park, known as the diving wall and activities underwater world.

Located in Klampok Village, Gerokgak District, Buleleng Sub-District, Bali.

From Singaraja city is 90 km, while from Lovina Beach about 60 km.

Menjangan Island

Menjangan is a small island inhabited about 10 km off the northwest coast of Bali. Presenting beautiful coral walls and is the best site for snorkeling and scuba diving.

These are dive sites to choose from with conditions and excellent visibility.

Menjangan Island has white sand beaches and many sites, ranging from heights to 60 meters, small caves, sandy slopes, coral, reefs, and a beautiful blue-green lagoon.

The rainy season is the best time to have a chance to see mantas and baby whale sharks, but it was not unexpected.

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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 is 5 meters high on the reef.

One thing is conservation to protect deer on Menjangan.

Things to do in Menjangan Island

Menjangan is famous for its diving walls, and it has become for tourists of the world to visit.

things to do in menjangan island

The snorkeling location is not at one point, and all are close together.

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things to do in menjangan island

However, if you don’t want to do that, you can see marine life without diving using the Odyssey submarine. It will take you to the bottom of the sea.

Also, you can go on a religious tour, you know. There are some temples that you can find here.

Ganesha Temple

One of the famous is Ganesha Temple is adjacent to one of the snorkeling spots.

Located at the end of the island with the background of Mount Ijen in Java Island. There is also a Goddess Kwan In the pagoda that you can find here.

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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 get 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, some motorboats can take you to tourist destinations. You can also go to Banyuwedang Harbor is around 8,6 km from Lalang Harbor.

Labuhan Lalang near Pemutaran. There is a Park Office in Labuhan Lalang where you can take permission IDR 20,000 (+/-$1,2). The fee for the guide is IDR 350,000 (+/-$23). Both of these can be arranged for you by most hotels in the area.

Or through central Bali Lake Batur and Lake Kintamani. However, this path is less.

Apart from Bali to Menjangan Island, you can also go through Banyuwangi City. Even compared via Bali route is easy and cheaper through Banyuwangi.


Menjangan accommodation

There is a luxury resort right in West Bali National Park, but not for all budgets. Lovina is further away. The best choice is the Pemuteran village, which charming and quiet.

Pemuteran has a beautiful bay 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 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.


Hi There,

My name is Candra Setiawan. Indonesia for me is a real paradise with crazy friendly people, you know. I’m so glad born and living in Indonesia, even though we have different ethnicities, religions, and languages. But we’re still one.