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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Early morning arrival at your final destination- End of all our services.
The basic travel programme can be extended or amended