West Bali National Park And Menjangan Island


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  • Address:

    Gilimanuk Village, Jembrana Regency, Bali

Because of its distance from the more populated southern area of the island, wild northwest Bali is the least visited and also much less populated.  And while it is a bit of a trek to get here, it is possible to check out this unique and beautiful part of Bali with an early morning departure.  The main attraction in west Bali is the Taman National Bali Barat (West Bali National Park) that comprises 777 square kilometers of the entire western tip of the island.  This nature reserve is one of the most special places to visit in Bali, covering a range of topography from tropical rain forests on the southern slopes to arid, rugged mountains to the north and east, not to mention black sand beaches and mangrove swamps that line the coast.

In the north of the park there is an obvious north-jutting peninsula called Prapat Agung. Around this peninsula there are long stretches of protected beach and offshore coral reef. There are several long extinct volcanoes in the protected reserve area to the east, with Mount Patas (1,412 metres) and Mount Merbuk (1,388 metres) being the highest points. These peaks are dominant visual landscape features from within every area of the park.

Of course, the primary activities here are nature walks, long treks and wildlife viewing.  There is a variety of fauna that inhabit the forest reserve include the rare banteng (wild buffalo), macaques, civets, several types of deer, wild boars and Bali's only remaining endemic creature, the endangered Bali starling (jalak putih).  Snorkeling and diving are the second most popular activities in close by marine sanctuary, Menjangan Island, which is often said to have the best diving in Bali.  And it’s no wonder why with the spectacular diversity of marine life that exists here as well as impressive coral wall dives such as Pos II.  It is not uncommon to see Hawksbill Turtles, schools of jack and barracudas, grouper and even the occasional whale shark if you’re lucky enough.

The Menjangan is a peaceful retreat located in the heart of an unspoiled national park on the stunning northwest coast of Bali. It is the largest resort with 382 hectares within the boundaries of the Bali Barat National Park and offers guests the chance to get close to nature and relax in exquisite surroundings. The Menjangan’s elegant accommodation, delicious cuisine and exciting nature-inspired activities combine to offer guests a unique and revitalizing holiday experience. Menjangan is a world away from the stresses and strains of daily life; it is a true haven of tranquility in direct contact with nature. Escape to Bali's best-kept secret!