Located north of Nusa Dua, this is a beautiful white sand beach area where visitors can enjoy many types of water recreation and sport such as snorkeling, parasailing, diving, boating, sailing, glass bottom boating and more. This area is an extension of Nusa Dua Resort, with easy access to its luxurious hotels and other tourism facilities.
Acclaimed for its seafood restaurants with unimpeded views of the Nusa Penida cliffs across the Badung Strait, the whole coastal strip is dotted with premier hotels offering deluxe ocean-view suites and convention and meeting facilities complete with audio-visual function rooms.
On the peninsula’s tip, the quiet port of Tanjung Benoa retains a remarkable village-like atmosphere. Distinctly multi-cultural, it is fascinating to explore the lively alleyways of a real Bugis village, peer into the smoky confines of a large, scarlet-red and gold Chinese Buddhist temple, or stroll along the beach southeast of Benoa past rows of brightly painted Balinese outriggers pulled up on shore.
In Benoa harbour, yachts, fishing boats and traditional jukung bob at anchor. Whilst offshore in the distance is Serangan, commonly known as Turtle Island – the site of a sacred Sakenan temple dating back to the 16th century. The reef, lying 200 metres off the peninsula’s northeast tip, is easy to reach and has a gentle current and is home to a surprising variety of colourful, tropical fish.