The Best Travel Destinations around Pemuteran


Pemuteran Bay is a real success story of the return of coral reefs from total destruction. Pemuteran used to be damaged by illegal fishing practices using poisons and bombs. However, through a huge effort for the last two decades, the Pemuteran Sea is becoming healthy again.

Free diving in Pemuteran. via Instagram/jim_lynn_photography

Pemuteran is now one of the favorite destinations for divers. With more than 30 dive points, Pemuteran is indeed tempting. However, diving is not a matter of diving. Here are some attractive tourist destinations that you can find around Pemuteran.

Reef Seen

Save sea turtles. via Instagram/braless_and_strawless

Reef Seen is actually a resort and a conservation center for sea turtles. They, however, call themselves a dive center. You can stay at their resort, especially if you are a diver. The resort even provides diving packages to see the beauty of the Pemuteran marine life.

Turtle hatchlings. via Instagram/yoshua_surjo

If you are not interested in diving, you can help Reef Seen’s effort to conserve sea turtles. Here, you can adopt a turtle and release it to the sea. You can also be part of a coral gardener in Pemuteran by helping and protecting coral reefs in Pemuteran Bay. Reef Seen is located in Pemuteran Village, Gerokgak, Singaraja.

Pemuteran Bali BioRock

Artificial reef platform. via Instagram/biorock_homestay

Biorock is actually a patented method that presents ideal conditions to grow coral reefs. Using this technology, coral reef growth can increase up to 6 times faster compared to normal conditions. The results can be seen directly at Pemuteran.

The statue is teeming with life. via Instagram/biorockindonesia

To be able to enjoy the work of Biorock Pemuteran, you have to dive into their site. Biorock planted a lot of coral reefs with beautiful shapes. The planting area is also very extensive and is now overgrown with colorful coral reefs. You can see it yourself at Biorock Center in Loka Segara, Pemuteran Village, Gerokgak, Buleleng.

Pulaki Temple

Pulaki Temple. via Instagram/10komang

Pulaki Temple, also known as Pura Petirtaan is one of the largest temples in North Bali. This temple is dominated by the black rocks structures, surrounded by a beautiful natural scene. This temple is actually a Pura Agung Complex which consists of several temples, namely Melanting Temple, Kertha Kawat Temple, Pabean Temple, and Pemuteran Temple.

Pearl Farm Atlas

Scientist inspect an oyster. via Instagram/em.nanni55

As the name suggests, this destination is a pearl farm owned by Atlas Pearls. In this place, you can learn all about pearl farming. Guests will be guided to learn about the pearling process. If you come at the right time, you can also see pearl seeding. The Pearl Atlas has six pearl farms in Indonesia, the location in North Bali is their central office and main hatchery.

Banyuwedang Hot Springs

Banyuwedang Hot Spring. via Instagram/lisarevyn

This hot spring is quite special because it has amazing views. Banyuwedang Hot Springs is located about 15 km from Gilimanuk Port. You can see the panorama of West Bali National Park from this place. You can enjoy this hot spring at Pejarakan, Gerokgak, Buleleng Regency.

West Bali National Park and Menjangan Island

Menjangan Island. via Instagram/victor.witt

Pemuteran Bay is only about 10 km from West Bali national park. You can also arrange a visit to Menjangan Island. On the island, you can enjoy snorkeling and diving in a place that is still very natural. The underwater beauty of Menjangan Mas Island is quite famous and many invite one of the most beautiful in Bali.

Snorkeling. via Instagram/alam_indonesia

Pemuteran has a beautiful story with a somewhat sad background. The waters in Pemuteran was damaged due to unhealthy and illegal fishing. Now Pemuteran Bay has become home to many beautiful species of coral and fish once more.

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