West Bali National Park is located within the Buleleng regency of Bali. With a total area cover of 190 square kilometers, the park also swaddles 32 square kilometers of sea. Home to a variety of natural habitats, including savannah, mangrove jungles, acacia scrub, mountainscapes, coral islands, and mixed monsoon forests, there is much for you to explore. At the park’s heart you will find the remains of four volcanic mountains. There are over 160 varieties of bird species, including the nearly extinct Bali Starling. Wild boar, leopards, banteng (a type of wild cattle), and deer can also be found. It is rumoured that Bali tigers may lurk in the forests, however the last sighting was in 1937.
Wildlife & Bird Opportunities
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Plataran Menjangan Resort & Spa is located right by the ocean within the West Bali National Park. Built along the lines of Bali’s traditional Joglo villas, the hotel offers luxury within an eco-friendly ambience.
The Menjangan blends in harmoniously with its unique and stunning surroundings amid the verdant West Bali National Park. Stay by the yellow sandy beach of a pristine bay with the heavenly flair of private, secluded luxury.
Seek out the friendliest sea mammals! Wake up early and get picked up from your accommodation near West Bali National Park at 0430 hours. After driving for an hour and thirty minutes, you will arrive at Lovina beach, where a local trawler will be waiting to take you on board. If you are lucky, you might spot a shoal of dolphins, who are often seen swimming around the bay. Whilst we cannot make any guarantees, many guests have enjoyed dolphins swimming alongside the boat and jumping in delightful formations! (Half Day; Private activity & transfers; Time of the day: Morning; Travel time to activity: 1.5 hrs; Duration: 5 hrs; Fitness level: Easy; Please note that the activity area will be crowded with many other tourist boats.)
Menjangan Island Snorkelling
From Pemuteran Bay, take an hour’s boat ride to Menjangan Island, a small, uninhabited sanctuary off the northwest coast of Bali. With its clear waters and calm waves, the island reputedly offers some of the best snorkeling and diving opportunities in the whole of the region. An experienced guide will take you to the most interesting sites in this colorful underwater world. In addition to wonderful coral gardens, reefs and sandbar eels, above water you can witness the mysterious Menjangan Deer (also known as Iceland Deer), which are indigenous to the region and swim once a year through a small canal from Bali to the island. (Half Day; Private activity & transfers; Travel time to activity: 1.15 hrs; Duration: 4 hrs; Fitness level: Easy; You will be accompanied by a diving expert upon arrival. The activity includes the fees for renting equipment. Please carry an additional set of clothes with you.)