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Best Water Sports in Tanjung Benoa

One of the most popular and blissful tourist destinations in Southeast Asia is the island of Bali. This Indonesian island is known for its amazing natural beauty, and is home to a range of cultural and recreational attractions. One of the popular locations in Bali for water sports is the town of Tanjung Benoa.


Jet Skiing

Tanjung Benoa has the ideal conditions for all water sporting activities, especially jet skiing. Jet skiing along the waters of Tanjung Benoa is truly one of the most adrenaline-pumping and memorable experience on offer, as you will get the opportunity to zoom through the beautiful turquoise waters at speeds over 60mph! The many water sports service operators will be more than pleased to hire out jet skies for you, and will be even provide instructors for less experiences riders. Jet skiing is easily one of the best ways to discover the beauty of the region as you can go out to see and look back to see panoramic views of the area.


Banana Boating

Not exactly a sport per se, but Banana Boating is an activity which is very popular in Tanjung Benoa. This activity is great for the whole family, as it involves up to 4 persons being seated on a banana shaped tube and being towed at great speeds through the water. The main highlight of this is that without warning the boat towing the Banana Boat will swerve suddenly, causing the Banana Boat to flip over giving the riders a surprise duck in the water. It's a simple, fun, and exciting activity, and is thus a great way to create some memories while in Bali.



This one is not for the faint of heart, or for those who fear heights. Parasailing is one of the most exhilarating water sports, as it allows you to soar high into the sky with the aid of a parachute strapped on to your back, which lifts you up due to you being harnessed to a boat traveling at high speeds. Gliding through the air while getting unbelievable views of Tanjung Benoa, and feeling the cool tropical breeze high up in the air, is sure to be an unparalleled experience, so go ahead and give it a try. Look to stay at a Bali beach resort which offers easy access to water sports such as the Holiday Inn Resort Bali Benoa.


Boat Rides

Boat rides through the tropical waters of Tanjung Benoa are also immensely popular amongst tourists. The waters of Bali are rich with marine resources, and are inhabited by many different species of fish. Thus, glass bottom boating along these waters allows you to witness the stunning sights of the world under the sea. Boat rides to Turtle Island, just a couple of kilometers off the coast of Tanjung Benoa, is also a great activity as one can witness and interact with turtles at this island.


Diving and Snorkeling

As mentioned earlier, the waters of Tanjung Benoa are home to a variety of marine life. Thus, diving into the waters and swimming along these fish is sure to be a great experience. The warm tropical waters of Tanjung Benoa are great for spending hours snorkeling or diving, and the many water sports centers along the area will give you all the information and equipment you need to make your dive truly memorable. The unique marine life, colorful corals, and marvelous underwater formations make the sights you will witness under the sea truly remarkable. So if you wish to explore the beauty under the surface, grab or snorkel and dive into the blue!