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DEER ISLAND
PULAU MENJANGAN


Just off the northwest coast of Bali lies a tiny island, Pulau Menjangan. The island is situated in the protected marine reserve of the Bali Barat National Park. It is surrounded by hectares of beautiful coral reef gardens with a very diverse eco biology, which makes this the island is a favorite destination for both snorkelers and divers. The good drop-offs on Menjangan's south side is a popular spot for locals and tourists wishing to dive for a variety of fish and coral reef exploration. There are no dangerous currents to contend with in this area.

Apart from a high diversity of coral species and colorful, tropical fish there are also many kinds of sea- and shorebirds frequenting the island. Also the Hawkesbill Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) is sighted frequently in the area.

Menjangan is often referred to as Deer Island as it happens to be the habitat of the Barking Deer or Muntjac (Muntiacus muntjak). Visitors can regularly spot these deer taking a bath at the secluded, sandy beaches of the island.



To reach Menjangan island you can hire a motorboat from Pemuteran / Labuhan Lalang (30-40 min). Labuhan Lalang lies at the main road to Singaraja and is accessible by bemo (minibus) from both Gilimanuk and Singaraja.

Traveling by private car from Singaraja to Pemutaran / Labuhan Lalang will take you about 1,5 to 2 hours. When traveling by bemo/minibus travel time should be doubled at least, due to the stops on the way and waiting times at the main terminals.




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