Although Bali is known for its pristine beaches and excellent surf, it is also part of the Coral Triangle, an area with the highest biodiversity of marine life globally that features incredible sea life such as coral, fish, and turtles. Thanks to this, Bali has become a premier location to swim with turtles. So, make sure you stock up on our exclusive turtle board shorts and get ready to explore the best places to swim with turtles in Bali.
Menjangan is an uninhabited island off the north-western coast of Bali and part of the West Bali National Park conservation area. Although there are no accommodations on the island, it is still reputed as one of the best places in Bali to swim with turtles. In addition, since it is more out of the way, fewer tourists find their way there, making it an excellent spot to visit for those who want an uninterrupted experience with the turtles and other marine life.
Kuta Beach is one of the more popular beaches in Bali since it is located just 20 minutes from Ngurah Rai Airport. Once a habitat of green turtles, Kuta Beach now has a Sea Turtle Conservation Centre, which helps protect sea turtle eggs and increase hatching rates. Be sure to visit Kuta Beach during their hatching season, which runs from April to October, to get a chance to participate in the next baby turtle release. While it is not guaranteed that you will run into turtles while swimming or snorkeling in the water at Kuta Beach, there are many opportunities to interact with sea turtles and enjoy them in the clear ocean.
Pemuteran is located on the north-western coast of Bali and, like Menjangan, is removed from the majority of the hustle and bustle. Pemuteran is home to the largest biorock artificial reef project in the world, and because of this, it is the perfect habitat for things like coral, oysters, fish, and turtles to flourish. Since it is often overlooked by tourists and is less crowded, snorkelers will visit Pemuteran to enjoy the crystal clear waters with visibility up to 40 meters or more and swim alongside marine life.
No guide to swimming with turtles in Bali would be complete without mention the Gili Islands. Although they are technically located in Lombok, it is nicknamed the turtle capital of the world and is an extremely popular place to swim with sea turtles. The Gili Islands are composed of three islands, Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno, and Gili Air, and you can expect to see the Green Turtle and the Hawksbill Turtle when you visit. Since the turtle population is so concentrated at the Gili Islands, you are guaranteed to see turtles and be able to swim alongside them in the waters.
With so many places to visit in Bali, make sure to come prepared with your turtle board shorts before heading out to one of these premier locations to swim with turtles.
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