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Menjangan Island, Indonesia: An Introduction

The island is part of the Bali Barat National Park , a protected reserve area that encompasses 780 square kilometres. The name Menjangan means “deer”.     The Island's sheltered location protect it from high winds and currents.

Menjangan island is surrounded by beautiful white sandy beaches. Coral formations close to the shore are good for scuba diving and snorkelling.

The island of Menjangan is surrounded by a coral reef, characterised by deep drop offs of up to 60 metres and by complex rock formations. These distinctive features have given rise to a great number of large and small caves, festooned with sponge and soft corals and often inhabited by large groupers, moray eels and in the smaller caves by young snappers and batfish. The sea beds are also rich in large barrel sponges and vibrant sea fans, some of which are truly enormous. Given the depth, the moderate flow of current and protection from strong winds, it is common to see tuna, shoals of jack-fish, batfish, angelfish, sea turtles, and on occasion, sharks, especially off the outer corners of the island.

At a depth of 45 metres the Anker wreck is found. It is fairly small, around 25 metres long, and is said to be over 100 years old. The wreck contains a cargo of ceramics and glass bottles and is completely colonised by soft coral; an excellent place to meet turtles and sharks.

The characteristics and the usually very good visibility make this the ideal destination for wide-angle photography, or anyone looking for an excellent dive.

Returning towards the main Island the environment changes, thanks the barrier that the Island of Menjangan provides to the coast. There is a large lagoon, which much shallower waters, forming a canal up to the bay where the Mimpi resort is situated, and which takes its name from the Mimpi channel. The beds of the lagoon are rich in towering coral formations, with colours ranging from green to intense yellow. These formations are a habitat for numerous small creatures such as gobies, frogfish, scorpionfish, lionfish, blennies, nudibranches and shelfish and are a good point for macro-photography and anyone interested in marine biology, especially during night dives.

And there is a big surprise for the macro-photographers, video-operators and marine biologists called “ Secret Bay ”. A small bay near the ferry port of Gilimanuk, at first glance insignificant, a strange play in currents has rendered the water temperature here more temperate, at most 25 degree C, and has created a habitat for Pacific and Indian ocean species, with often a hybrid between the two. The muddy shallow beds, mixed with algae and debris, are host to truly strange marine creatures, some of which have recently been discovered by marine biologists for the first time, such as the 4 types of anglerfish including the Sargassum Anglerfish, Spotfin Anglerfish and one in particular that has created great interest among biologists, locally called Tono’s Anglerfish. Apart from the anglerfish, the bay is host to numerous different sea horses, dragonets, ghostpipefish, nudibranches, lionfish such us the Blue Finned lionfish, ribbon eels and much more. This unique bay has been and still is the preferred location of some of the world’s most famous underwater photographers and filmmakers, as well as researchers and marine biologists.

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Accommodation at Menjangan Island, Indonesia: Mimpi Resort

Set on the shore of a lagoon like bay in the Northwestern coast of Bali close to the Bali Barat National Park and the famous diving site of Menjangan Island .

The resort is built to simulate a Balinese village with 30 terraced patio rooms and 24 walled courtyard villas. All villas feature their own hot spring tub and six of them have a private natural stone dip pool. 30 patio rooms are landscaped facing lush greenery of a tropical garden. Each room features a large verandah, marble floor, high wooden ceiling and furniture, air conditioned, telephone and mini-bar.

A half-floating restaurant is set up right at the water edge of the bay, with an beautiful view of the lagoon, the restaurant provide international and traditional cuisine.

A large swimming pool, hot spring pool, Spa and Diving centre complete this amazing resort.

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Menjanagan Island, Indonesia: Programme

General:
Flights can be booked with Singapore Airlines / Silk Air
Departures every Friday/Sunday/Wednesday from London or Manchester .

First /Second Day

Departure from London Heathrow or Manchester to Singapore or Kuala Lumpur , arrival in Singapore/Kuala Lumpur the day after, early morning and immediate connecting flight to Denpasar ( Bali ).

On arrival, transfer with private minibus (approx. three hr) will be provided to the Mimpi Menjangan Resort. Welcome cocktail and accommodation in your reserved room

Dinner and Overnight.

Third to Eighth Day

Half board basis. Entire days dedicated to diving activities, 2 boat dives per day

Per 5 days at Menjangan and unlimited shore diving at Tulamben. Non-divers activities include free use of swimming pool. Spa and choice of excursion programme can be booked at the reception , pricelist available at resorts reception

Ninth Day

After breakfast, the resort will provide transfer with private minibus to Denpasar airport. Departure to Singapore or Kuala Lumpur , arrival and connecting flight to London or Manchester , overnight on board.

Tenth Day

Early morning arrival at your final destination- End of all our services.

The basic travel programme can be extended or amended

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Menjangan Island, Indonesia: Prices

PRICE LIST Per person for season 7 Jan to 31 December 2014:
 

TYPE
Including flights and airport taxes
Land-based package only
Diver
From 1795.00pp
£975.00pp
Non diver
From 1505.00pp
£685.00pp
Extra day: Diver (includes 2 dives per day)
£85.00pp
£85.00pp
Non Diver
£ 47.00pp
£ 47.00pp

Price Includes:

All prices are per person – 7 nights accommodation in twin/double room at Mimpi Menjangan Resort-Half board basis- private transfers between Airport and Resort)- Diving -Five full days diving on board (incl 2 tanks,lunch box, and guide diver) including Mimpi point and Mimpi lagoon, and 1 night dive.

Supplements:

Single room x day

£ 27,00

Courtyard villa x day x person

£ 34,00

Courtyard villa with pool x day x pers.

£ 49.00

High season x day Twin/Double/Single

£ 25.00

Single court villa/court.villa w pool x day

£ 62.00/94.00

Flights High Season

£ 233.00

Flights Shoulder Season

£ 113.00

 

 

 

Seasonality: Menjangan High season 1 st July to 31 st August

High season 15 th December 2014 to 06 January 2015

Flights High season 1 st July to 31st August

High season 15 th December 2014 to 06 January 2015

 

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OVERVIEW
 

Mimpi 4* resort - close to the Bali Barat National Park and the famous diving site of Menjangan Island .

7 nights accommodation in twin/double room at Mimpi Resort - FB - private transfers between Airport and Resort.

Included in diver price: Five full days diving on board (incl 2 tanks, guide diver)

Land based prices start at £775pp (diver) and £485pp (non-diver)

 

 

CLIMATE:
 
It’s an equatorial climate. The rainy season goes from November to April and the dry season goes from April to October. Privileged location with a particularly favourable microclimate, the temperature hardly ever drops below 25 degrees whilst temperatures remain constant at around 28 degrees
 

FLIGHTS:
 
Flights Singapore Airlines / Silk AirDeparture every Friday / Sunday / Wednesday from London or Manchester.
 

VISAS
 
A passport is required for entry into Malaysia and Indonesia.  It needs to be valid for 6 months beyond your travel dates.

A visa is required for entry into Indonesia and can be acquired upon arrival in Indonesia at a fee.
 

PRICES
Diving prices start at £1,395 per diver including flights. Please refer to the detailed prices futher down this page for more information.
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