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Pemuteran

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Pemuteran

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Pemuteran Beach

Pemuteran is a small fishing village on the northern coast of West Bali.

Understand

This is a small laid-back village which has become increasingly popular with visitors in recent years. There are a number of waterfront resorts and its proximity to Lovina and West Bali National Park together with the extreme natural beauty of the area, has fuelled quite rapid growth in tourism infrastructure in the area.

Pemuteran is home to the largest artificial Biorock reef project in the world[9] and there is a real spirit of marine conservation effort in this area.

Get in

Visitors usually arive in Pemuteran on the north coast road from Lovina or Singaraja or from the west at Gilimanuk.

Regular bemos ply the north coast road but they are very slow and get extremely crowded.

You will have no problem renting a car with driver to take you from Lovina to Pemuteran - fix the price in advance and make sure petrol is included.

A direct ride to Pemuteran from tourist centres in the south will take about four hours depending on traffic on the coast roads.

Get around

This is a great place to walk or get around by bicycle.

Your hotel will be able to help if you decide you need to rent a motorbike.

See

Dolphins. Early morning dolphin boat trips can be arranged through any hotel. By no means guaranteed but you have a decent chance of finding a pod here.

The beaches are nice - a particularly fine grained black sand.

Menjangan Island and West Bali National Park are easily reached from here. The Menjangan Island boats depart from Labuhan Lalang which is a 15 minute ride west from Pemuteran. Obligatory permits can be purchased from the national park office at the back of the Labuhan Lalang car park and you can also arrange a guide here. It is quite common for groups of visitors to congregate in this car park and join together to charter a boat.

Most local hotels will make any arrangements you need for activities related to the national park.

Proyek Penyu (turtle project) is a turtle breeding and release program run by one of the dive operators in co-operation with local villagers. Very much worth a visit and certainly worth your support. See details here: [10].

Vineyards. The area around Pulaki village just east of Pemuteran is the centre of the grape growing industry in Bali.

Do

Diving and snorkelling is good both here and at nearby Menjangan Island inside the West Bali National Park.

  • Reef Seen Aquatics, Pemuteran village, +62 362 93001, [1]. PADI accredited dive operator in Pemuteran. Very active in marine conservation who run their own turtle breeding and release programme for example.
  • Sea Rovers, (at Hotel Adi Assri, Pemuteran), +62 812 3859167 (), [2]. Offer a full range of fun dives and courses. PADI accredited. All dive prices in Euros.
  • Yos Marine Adventures, Pemuteran village, +62 813 3877 9941, [3]. Long established and reputable PADI accredited dive operator with a branch on Pemuteran beach.

Fishing is good in calm waters and you can charter a boat easily from the beach.

Hiking. The hills and mountains that form the southern backdrop to Pemuteran offer many opportunities for interesting hikes. Ask at your hotel for directions and/or a guide.

Buy

Eat

There are several simple roadside warungs serving typical Balinese food.

All of the hotels in the area have restaurants open to the general public.

As might be imagined in a traditional fishing vilage, the seafood options are highly recommended.

Drink

Sleep

  • Hotel Adi Assri, Pemuteran, +62 362 94838 (), [4]. Individual bungalows on the beachfront. Offers lots of national park based activities and has a dive centre attached to the hotel. In house spa and restaurant and a good sized swimming pool. From US$ 30.
  • Jubawa Homestay, Pemuteran village, +62 362 94745, [5]. Excellent budget option in Pemuteran with bungalows from US$ 15. Good wholesome Balinese food served here.
  • Matahari Beach Resort, Pemuteran village, [6]. An impressive luxury beachfront resort with splendid restaurant and in-house spa. from US$ 280.
  • Rare Angon, Pemuteran village, +62 362 94747. Budget air-conditioned bungalows with nice outdoor bathrooms.
  • Taman Sari Bali Cottages, Pemuteran village, +62 362 93264 (), [7]. Charming traditional Balinese style beachfront complex with accommodation ranging from double rooms at US$ 42 to 2 bedroom suites at US$ 175.
  • Villa Semadhi, Pemuteran, [8]. Beachfront villa for 2 to 8 people. Lovely swimming pool and jacuzzi. The villa stands in a large 3,000 m2 garden. The villa has its own website, : www.villasemadhibali.com . Prices range from € 55-300, depending on how much of the villa you use and time of year.

Get out

You can easily continue your journey around Bali eastwards to Lovina or westwards to Gilimanuk.

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