Snorkeling in Pemuteran Review, Bali, Indonesia
This post is a Snorkeling in Pemuteran review. Pemuteran is a small coastal town in the north-west of Bali (Indonesia) known for its incredible snorkeling and diving.
This snorkeling in Pemuteran includes personal opinions and useful information including directions, pictures, costs, etc.
Address: Pemuteran Beach, Bali, Indonesia
I met a lovely American lady in the Mandhara Chico Bungalow and during our long chat she mentioned a place called Pemuteran and said the snorkeling there was very good. With such a great tip how could I not check it out, so the next morning I rented a scooter and went.
Snorkeling in Pemuteran Review, Bali
It took about an hour or so to get to Pemuteran from Lovina but it was worth the trip. An hour really isn’t very long anyway.
There are number of snorkeling (and diving) spots in Pemuteran. Some of them require a boat but there are at least two that are accessible from the beach. When I first arrived I parked right in front of the natural reef (I didn’t know at the time). I went into the first dive shop I saw and asked about snorkel rental and information about the area.
They wanted a very expensive 60,000IDR for three hours for the gear so I decided to wander around a bit to scope the place out and find cheaper rental.
Pemuteran Beach is beautiful and has a few high-end resorts on it. Unlike Lovina the beach is very clean and great for just swimming if you do not want to snorkel. Also, it is very calm, unlike Amed was, although this is largely due to my timing. It was a beautifully calm day.
As expected, just about 300m meters or so back from the beach I found a home-stay that rented snorkeling gear for 30,000IDR a day. I never snokel for more then 90 minutes or so anyway but being able to have it for the whole day is great. They had some very nice accommodation there also, although I bit pricey for me, (200,000 was the cheapest room, which was immaculately clean, a good size, air-conditioner and breakfast included). Unfortunately I forgot the name.
First I snokelled a the natural reef, right in front of where I parked the scooter. It was great. Colorful corals and fish.
You can walk to the second site to the first but I took the scooter there (which actually took longer). The parking was free in both sites, and there is no fee for snorkeling or using the beach either.
The second site, which is man-made site (they have a special name for it) was pretty much the same as the first. Obviously it was different, but equally as good.
After returning the snorkel set I broke my fast with one of my all-time favorite fruits, mangostein, and then went for a little explore around to see what else was in the general area. I think in a previous post I mentioned how Lovina looked like a good place to stay a long while and many ex-pacts did due to the chilled bar and restaurant scene along the main beach. Well I like it even chiller and with the awesome (clean) beach Pemuteran replaced Lovina as a good “one month or more” spot for me.
Pemuteran also has some places for hiking which was great. Being straight off a fast and having just snorkeled I didn’t feel like a hike up the big hill but did a small one.
There are other things to do near Pemuteran also. About ten minutes west on a scooter is a town (I didn’t go there) and there is a “monkey temple” in the vicinity as-well, although I didn’t go there either. If I do decide to come back for and just chill for a month or so I will check all these things out.
Getting to Pemuteran in Bali
I drove a scooter (motorbike) there from Lovina. Took a little over an hour. Just head west on the road that aligns the coast. When you start to see the Pemuteran Beach resorts turn right own one of the small roads.
I assume you could also get a shuttle bus there from Kuta, Ubud and other places around Bali.
Private vehicle is always an option if you don’t mind the expense.
I cant remember the name of the guest-house I got the snorkeling gear from but it is on the road that leads strgith in front of the man-made reef. The gear is out the front of the guest-house. 100 meters or so east from the man-made site is the natural site.
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