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The Golden Sands Of Tanjung Benoa Beach - A Charming Spot in Bali

Jan 16, 2008
Tanjung Benoa is a charming resort area, located to the north of Nusa Dua, in Bali, Indonesia. Also known as Benoa Peninsula, Tanjung Benoa is a magnificent five kilometers long peninsula, which is much famed for its scenic views comprising beautiful coconut groves, white sandy beach, and incredible mountains.

Once a typical seaside village, Tanjung Benoa has now been transformed into a highly developed resort area, dotted with a number of upscale hotels, luxury resorts, world class private villas, superb restaurants, open air cafes, and facilities for enjoying a continuum of water sport activities. In short, in recent years, Tanjung Benoa has become one of the most sought after tourist spots in the country.

Of the attractions in Tanjung Benoa is undoubtedly its beach with calm waves. This beach area serves as a perfect base for enjoying a large number of water sport activities such as parasailing, water sports, wind surfing, jet skiing, banana boat sailing, snorkeling, reef fishing, and much more. Further, to cater to the needs of diving enthusiasts, a plethora of diving centers operate here. Likewise, you can also find an array of shops specializing in providing rental equipments that are required for different water sport activities.

However, things to see and do in Tanjung Benoa are not just confined to beach as well as its activities, but beyond that. The place is also home to such interesting destinations as Batubulan, which is a quaint village much famed for its stone carvings. One can find here thousands of statues displayed in the street starting from Batubulan village to Tegaltamu. Many of the stone statues that are used as the Balinese gate's guards found in the Dewata Island are created by sculptors from Batubulan.

Batubulan is also much famed for its stunning temples, among which perhaps the most popular is Pura Paseh, which is placed about 200 meters from the main road. Pura Paseh is noted for its one of the kind art and architecture. Apart from these, Batubulan is a center for shopping items such as handicraft items, textiles, carved items, and traditional clothing. Besides, you can also see a couple of shops presenting traditional Balinese performances such as Rangda and Barong dances.

Located to the north of Tegaltamu, close to Batubulan village is another popular destination, namely, Taman Burung. Sprawling over an area of about two hectares, this is an incredible bird park with more than 1000 birds of about 250 different species, all of which are collected from different parts of the country. Just few among the specialties found here are African hornbill, birds of paradise, Bali Starling, flamingos, and Blue and Gold Macaw.

A reptile park can also be seen here, with a plenty of amazing reptiles that have been collected from Africa and Indonesia. Some of them are crocodile, piton snake, turtle, komodo, mega snakes, and monitor lizard. The park is also attached with gift shops and a fine restaurant. With these rare bird and reptile species, the park is really worth a visit.

Places of interest in and around Tanjung Benoa also include the Bali Golf and Country Club, which is one of the most renowned golf courses in Asia. Further, it would be a great experience to take a visit to Tanjung Benoa's quiet port, with a village-like atmosphere. Likewise, while your stay at the destination, take a tour to the Chinese Buddhist temple found here.

Attractions nearby Tanjung Benoa include Serangan, also known as Turtle Island. A temple that dates back to 16th century can be seen at this spot. Above all, people touring the destination can also engage in a range of such activities as shopping and savoring seafood delicacies from any of the umpteen restaurants that are spread across the area.

As mentioned earlier, Tanjung Benoa consists of a plenty of upscale hotels and resorts, private villas, and other accommodation options. Some of the premier resorts in the area allow you to choose from a number of high end accommodation options, from deluxe sea view suites to premier hotel rooms replete with high-end amenities. Let it be of any type, an accommodation choice in the place is complete with all comforts that are required to make your stay here memorable as well as enjoyable.
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