Bali’s Tanjung Benoa: Where Adventure Meets Relaxation

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Tanjung Benoa is a very well-known small peninsula in South Bali, majorly popular for water sports activities, where you can find adrenaline junkies and adventurers every time. While some popular destinations like Kuta, Seminyak, and Ubud often steal the spotlight of Bali, they still have some hidden gems like Tanjung Benoa to be discovered. 

Grab the best Bali holiday packages to explore such stunning landscapes and pristine beaches on the Island of Gods! Enjoy the thrills of jet skis, fishing tours, parasailing, and amazing boat rides for starters, also get yourself relaxed with the calm ambiance and tranquility all around. 

Tanjung Benoa Bali: 7 Exciting Places To Visit

1. Tanjung Benoa Beach 

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The beaches of Tanjung Benoa Bali are found along its 3 km eastern coastline, which is easily accessible from the Nusa Dua hub. It is a single road, known as Jalan Pratama which runs parallel with the coast. It is the way to connect the collection of beachfront resorts, restaurants, art shops, and water sports operators on the beaches. 

If we talk about the Tanjung Benoa beaches, they have generally calm waves compared to other beaches of Bali. Water sports usually happen on the beaches which are near the north of the Peninsula, while those towards the south are great for swimming and snorkeling purposes. 

Location: Jalan Pratama, Tanjung Benoa, Bali

2. Tanjung Benoa Water Sports

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Tanjung Benoa is the mainland for water sports in Bali! Here, the travelers come to experience some great adventures like zipping across the waves on a jet ski or hovering high up in the air for a bird’s eye view and much more. 

The crystal clear waters and gentle currents make it the perfect place for a wide range of water-based activities. Visitors have the choice to indulge in heart-pounding jet skiing, parasailing, or banana boat rides. Also, they can opt for a more serene experience like snorkeling to explore the vibrant marine life beneath the surface.

Location: Jalan Pratama, Bali 

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3. Caow Eng Bio Chinese Temple

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Talking about temples in Bali, this is the oldest one on the island. It is definitely worth visiting for the tourists to experience a great cultural significance. Especially, as it serves as a contrasting highlight against the modern hotels, boutique resorts, and the buzzing water sports action of the coast. 

It is a Chinese temple built by merchants and early immigrants of a bygone era and also is popular to predate some of the Hindu Balinese temples along the peninsula. The temple has an ornate wooden door, and the central pavilion is filled with statues of Chinese deities. 

Location: Jalan Segara, Bali 

4. Glass-Bottomed Boat Rides

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Glass-bottomed boats serve as a great option for the people who come to enjoy the underwater world near Tanjung Benoa Bali. There is a clear panel in the floor, you can get a good view of the shallower reefs and the wealth of marine life they support. You can also enjoy scattering or feeding pieces of bread into the water to attract numerous colorful fishes. 

Also, when visitors experience this journey, they are also taken to the turtle island, known as Pulau Serangan to visit a turtle breeding pen, it is a journey of 20 minutes that you would definitely enjoy. 

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5. Jet Skiing

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Hey adventurers! Jet skiing is one of the most done water sports in Tanjung Benoa Bali. it is a truly exhilarating experience which should be done by everyone indeed. Beginners doing this activity without any guide or instructor is not allowed here since the water park is so busy. 

Also, if you know jet skiing, you can enjoy it for full 15 minutes and make crazy turns if you are an adrenaline junkie! Try these uniques experiences in Bali and make the most out of your trip! 

6. Bumbu Bali Cooking School

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It is a pioneering Balinese cooking class that takes you to a traditional morning market and shows the fresh ingredients used to make up Balinese cuisine. This kitchen is built to closely resemble a traditional Balinese one, that are complete with unique utensils which you might have never seen before! Try the foods in Bali to taste the utmost uniqueness and authenticity. 

Come here to learn the cooking secrets by coming into a full chef avatar, wearing black and white aprons. Claim the different techniques and see how beautifully the food can be cooked! 

7. Tanjung Benoa spa centres

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Tanjung Benoa Bali is sprinkled with really amazing 5-star hotels and resorts, they are mostly filled with spa centers that provide really calming and relaxing treatments. 

Thalasso Bali which is at the Grand Mirage resort claims to be more than just a spa and offers some other healthy therapies using elements fresh from the sea. Not just this, there are several other spa centers and therapies which rejuvenate you to the core and make it a much more enjoyable experience. 

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