Friday, July 10, 2009

Indonesia - Bali - Pemuteran - 2009


Pemuteran is located on the western side of the north coast of Bali. It is about 3-4 hours drive from the airport. It is a quiet one street village mainly consisting of large hotels on the beach side and smaller cheaper hotels on the road side. There is a money changer across the road from Jubawa Homestay. Most restaurants are along the beach but some are along the road.

The beaches are black sand and suitable for swimming.

WEST OF PEMUTERAN

Taman Nasional Bali Barat - trekking

Teluk Terima - Makam Jayaprana - temple on hill with great views; short nature trek with guide from park headquarters.

Palau Menjangan Island – several snorkel spots, best is anchor wreck - boat from Labuhan Lalang, last boat 11am, basic accommodation here. Boats can be organized to leave from Pemuteran - Sea Rovers have a speed boat.




 
Banyuwedang – little west – hot springs exposed with tides

PEMUTERAN

White/Black sand beach, coral reefs and fish.

Walks along the beach and to the temple on point.

Turtle hatchery – donation to release turtle.

Sunset and sunrise cruises.

Horse treks to beach and villages 2 hours 290 000 rupiah (Pemuteran Stables 0362 92339 and Umalas Stables 0361731402)

Boat hire for sailing, fishing and snorkeling

Diving companies

Pura Melanting – temple in foothills

EAST OF PEMUTERAN

Pulaki – grape vines

Pura Pulaki - 5 km east – coast cliff temple with monkeys.

Pantai gondola – east – white sand beach ??? - Snorkeling undeveloped – next to sewerage treatment works. Forget this place!!!

Celukanbawang – port

Air panas Banjar – hot springs with gardens and restaurant. Best mornings or evenings. Restaurant closed when we went. Great spot to mingle with the locals.

Pondok Wisata Gray Sari – organize treks to countryside

Brahma Vihara Arama – Buddhist monastery – donation. Great views and very relaxing. You can stay at the monastery or nearby at Banjar Hills Retreat.

Continue further up road to Pedewa – aga village. Locals said that it was a boring village.

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