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5 Best Beaches In Bali For Snorkeling

World TourismBest beaches in Bali for snorkeling is very interesting to visit. Beaches in Bali is considered to be one of the best places to relax in the world. While sitting on the beach and working on your tan can be a great way to spend the day, more active travelers are going to want to get out and explore at some point. Fortunately, Bali is also home to many snorkeling spots with plenty of aquatic life for you to see.

Bali island has long been a hot spot for outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy soaking up the sun, surfing, diving and snorkeling. Because of the rich biodiversity in the waters, snorkeling in Bali does not disappoint. The best snorkeling spots in Bali have calm waters that allow you to take advantage of good visibility to see the most marine life during your visit. Reported from various source, here are a list of the best beaches in Bali for snorkeling that you need to know.

1. Menjangan Island

Menjangan Island is one of the best beaches in Bali for snorkeling (Image : tourandtravelwisataindonesia.com)

Menjangan Island is one of the best beaches in Bali for snorkeling (Image : tourandtravelwisataindonesia.com)

The first, best beaches in Bali for snorkeling is Menjangan Island. Located of the far northwestern shore of Bali, uninhabited Menjangen Island is part of the Bali Barat National Park. The protected marine area of the park is home to more than 100 species of coral where surgeon fish, angel fish and moray eels reside. The extremely clear waters are also home to turtles, scorpion fish and lion fish. You reach the island by taking a 30-minute boat ride from Labuan Lalang or nearby Pemuteran. Because of its remote location, Menjangen Island easily offers the most secluded snorkeling in Bali.

Menjangan Island unquestionably has incredible diving and snorkeling, but it’s very much a question mark as to whether we’ll make it there as it’s a good 4-5 hours from the airport. But if we do get there, it would perhaps be the best place for my son to see fish, since it has very shallow spots close to shore where kids can see Clown Fish, Moorish Idols, Puffer Fish, sea turtles, Star Fish, Yellow Tang and others.

If we do get there, we’ll stay at the Novus Gawana Resort, which is right in the West National Park. It’s remote, and more boutique than luxury, but has a few enormous villas, lovely infinity pool and apparently a great spa.

2. Three Island : Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Penida And Nusa Ceningan

Nusa Lembongan is one of the best beaches in Bali for snorkeling (Image : rockysuplembongan.com)

Nusa Lembongan is one of the best beaches in Bali for snorkeling (Image : rockysuplembongan.com)

The second, best beaches in Bali for snorkeling is Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Penida and Nusa Ceningan. These three islands off the East Coast of Bali have some of Bali’s best diving, with spots such as Toyapakeh, the channel between Nusa Penida and Nusa Ceningan known for its excellent visibility, rich coral life, including magnificent soft coral, and both large and small fish — triggerfish, regal angelfish, emperor fish, parrot fish, barracuda, moray eels, white tip sharks, ocean sunfish (mola mola) and more.

If it’s manta rays you want to see, good diving spots to see them are Crystal Bay, southwest of Nusa Penida, and Manta Point, a limestone rock also off the southwest coast of Nusa Penida.

Lembongan Point is a good drift diving spot on Nusa Lembongan and has the advantage of being good for snorkeling as well–perfect for my husband and me, since he isn’t as comfortable diving and prefers snorkeling.

In terms of where to stay, we’re most interested in Batu Karang Lembongan Resort, the nicest boutique hotel on Lembongan island, with its three lovely swimming pools, villas with private balconies and ocean views, and service that’s especially hospitable and friendly–even by Bali standards. It’s accessible via speed boat (about 30 minutes, departing from Sanur).

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