Sitting just north of Nusa Dua, the peninsula of Benoa has evolved from a fishing village to a welcoming resort, with a variety of hotels and resorts positioned mainly on the eastern side of the peninsula, where the beach catches the rising sun.
The tame currents on the white sand beach create a perfect resort setting and a variety of watersports, including parasailing, jet-ski rides and banana boat rides, can be found for those not content with lazing on the sands. Below the waves, the adventures include scuba diving, sea-walking adventures, and the latest underwater scooters for enjoying the lush coral gardens.
Jalan Pratama is the main road through Benoa running parallel to the coast and connecting the collection of beachfront resorts, art shops as well as an ample selection of restaurants, shops and spas. The northern tip of the road leads to a fishing village populated by locals, while the streets west of Jalan Pratama make up a thriving Balinese community with a temple and bustling port.
Benoa is also home to one of the pioneering Balinese cooking schools on the island, which offers great insight into the local culture through its food.
- Lovely beach
- Array of watersports
- Good selection of restaurants