WEST BALI, SURF & DIVE DESTINATION
West Bali is the least populated and least visited region of Bali. Most of the land is covered by forests which are protected areas. The flatter southern region is very fertile and is rice-growing country. Dominating the landscape is the West Bali National Park, which covers an area of about 770 square kilometers. Key activities in the national park are trekking and bird watching.
There are quiet beaches on both the northern and southern coastline with fine grain black sand. The northern beaches have calmer seas, which are excellent for diving and snorkeling. The southern beaches are wilder and include a number of renowned surfing spots. The port town of Gilimanuk is the departure point for ferries to Java.
PLACES TO GO, THINGS TO DO
A tiny, remote fishing village on the south coast, which is strictly a surf destination and visitors come here just to surf. The largest waves are in July and August. The beach is very rocky with large flat grey stone boulders interspersed with pebbles and black sand. It is not quite suitable for sunbathing but ideal for long quiet strolls. Sunset over the Indian Ocean here is quite magnificent. It is also a great place to experience laidback life.
This area is a small fishing village on the northern coast. It is more developed than Medewi and the beach is of fine black sand. It has a relaxed atmosphere with activities centered on diving and snorkeling. Here is found the largest artificial Bio rock reef project in the world and marine conservation is a major activity in the area. There is a wide range of accommodation to suit all budgets. This is a great place to walk or explore by bicycle. The hotels can also arrange for early morning dolphin watching trips