Benoa is a sub-district in South Kuta district, Badung regency, Bali, Indonesia. In this place there are two popular tourist destinations namely Nusa Dua and Tanjung Benoa which is popular as waters ports destination in Bali. The plenty of water sport and splendid beach as well as upscale beach resorts are among the popular tourist attractions in Benoa. The water activities on the beach are great both adult and kids. With stunning beach views, Benoa is one of the best places for family holiday that offer a lot of fun with great things to do. The location is easily to access, just about 20 minutes driving from Bali Airport Denpasar, you will be in this gorgeous sunrise attractions spot. There are lots of things to do in Benoa and here are the best places and things to do in Benoa:
- BTDC Nusa Dua
Nusa Dua is popular upscale five star resort area located in the southeast of Bali Iland. This peninsula can be reached by car approximately 25 minutes driving from Ngurah Rai International Airport Denpasar. Nusa Dua means two islands, this because the existence of two islands in Nusa Dua called Nusa Dharma Island and Peninsula Island. Nusa Dua is a great place for recreation in Bali and offer many fun things to do.
Nusa Dua Tourism Complex is most Bali’s developed resort area with world class facilities. There are also plenty upmarket shopping complex within a short walk from the resorts area. Besides, you can still find other tourist attractions such as temples, museum and white sand beaches. One of popular beach in Nusa Dua is Geger Beach which is a stunning white sand beach offering safe swimming beach bed for relax. Another popular things to see in Nusa Dua is Water Blow which is the huge waves splashing on the coral rock that make the water blowing up. This amazing attraction is located on the Peninsula Island. Others popular things to do in Nusa Dua are watersport and golf course.
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- Bali Shell Museum
Bali Shell Museum is one of the best science museum in Bali that store everything about the shells. This museum is the first shell museum in Indonesia with the collection of about ten thousand species of shellfish from Indonesia and abroad. Bali Shell Museum stands on an area of 1500 square meters located on Sunset Road No. 819 Benoa, South Kuta, Bali. It opens daily start from 09.30 in the morning and close at 21.00 local time. Besides the shells display, in this museum also has various fossils collection ranging from marine animals, dessert animals to mountain animals. Some of the most popular fossils shell are Crinions which is the largest fossil shell in Asia, Crinoid and Orthoceras shellfish fosil that predicted about 395 million years old.
- Tanjung Benoa
Tanjung Benoa is Bali’s water sports paradise destinations located on the northeastern coast. It has one of the most beautiful beach in Bali with the grey white sand, famous for its numerous watersports ranging from Jet Skis, Parasailing, Banana Boat, Jet Pack, Flying Fish to underwater sea walking. Tanjung Benoa doesn’t have many cultural tourist places but it has the Balinese cooking schools which offers great insight of the Balinese traditional foods. Here is the most famous things to do in Tanjung Benoa:
- Banana Boat Rides
This may be the old attractions, but some peoples still like it. In Tanjung Benoa you will offered Banana boat rides and you can enjoy the rides for 15 minutes.
Parasailing is one of the most popular watersport in Tanjung Benoa. You will fly on air freely while you can enjoy the beautiful sea view. Before you try the sport, you will well instructed of how to use the Parachute, maintain balance, parasailing tools use, standing position and the technic before landing. The length of the parasailing rope from the boat is about 80 meter and it will fly high above the sea.
- Water Flying Board
Flyboarding is special water sport in Benoa that offer you great experience. If you first time, there is an instructor will guide you. If you have been doing this activity, of course you can fly up to 5 meters with the flows of water power using the 200PK engine.
- Flying Fish
This watersport in Tanjung Benoa is still new. Besides parasailing, Banana boat, jet ski and sea walker. This flying fish is 3 banana shaped boats made from rubber and it has the wings on the right and left side resembles to a fish fin that can accommodate three person include one professional guide. With the high speed against the cross wind carried by boat, the flying fish will fly with a height of approximately 2 meters but it depends on the wind speed.
- Jet Ski
This watersport is the most loved things to do in Benoa. This watersport enthusiast are very high. this because the Tanjung Benoa beach has calm sea water and very suitable for Jet Ski.
- Rolling Donut
The rolling donut is the watersport on a rubber boat looks like a donut that pulled by a speed boat around the beach. This watersport is very suitable for family activity in Bali. The rolling donut can accommodate up to five passengers. For one round of the game will take about 15 minutes.
In Tanjung Benoa you can also enjoy snorkeling activity to view the coral reefs in Tanjung Benoa Beach for one hour. You can see many marine life, colorful fishes and other marine animals. This is one of the fun things to do in Tanjung Benoa besides other popular watersport activities.
Tanjung Benoa is very good place for beginners of Scuba diving. Where another dive sites in Bali will require diving experience and certifications. Not all dive site in Bali suitable for beginners to try scuba. The suitable and perfect places for the beginners to try scuba are in Tanjung Benoa, Sanur and Nusa Dua. The depths of diving here is not exceeding than six meters. If you are professional Scuba Divers you can explore the popular dive sites in Bali Below:
- Nusa Penida Dive Site
- Tulamben Dive Site
- Amed Dive Site
- Candidasa Dive Site
- Padangbai Dive Site
- Nusa Lembongan Dive Site
- Menjangan Dive Site
- Pemuteran Dive Site
Sea Walker is another great marine tourism activity to do in Tanjung Benoa. With the white sand beach and calm water, this seabed walking allow you to see the underwater beauty and marine life. The participants no need to have swimming or diving experience. Because it very simple walking using the waterproof helmet and support the oxygen so you can breathing easily during walking.
Other popular tourist attractions in Benoa:
- You can visiting turtle island with the glass bottom boat in Tanjung Benoa.
There is also available tour package to visit Turtle Island using the glass bottom boat while the tourist can see the marine park before visiting the green turtle conservations.
- Mangrove Forest Tour
You can enjoy the marine tourism tour activities through the mangrove forest in Turtle Island using speed boat. This will offer you different experience.