Gerokgak travel guide

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You're Going to Love Gerokgak

The serene village of Pemuteran in the northwest corner of Bali serves as an oasis for visitors eager to explore its underwater wonders, private coastal villas, and inland cultural treasures. Pemuteran is the ultimate tranquil beach getaway, boasting a plenitude of waterfront resorts, family fun, and romantic adventures.

Famous for its snorkeling opportunities near Menjangan Island and West Bali National Park, this small coastal village also hosts fresh seafood, sacred temples, and sightings of wildlife.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Gerokgak

1. Beaches

Fine black volcanic sand outlines the bay against a backdrop of green hills and a calm tide for a laid-back vacation.

2. Snorkeling and Diving

An abundance of visible coral reefs, wildlife, and impressive underwater gardens and statues are scattered around Pemuteran Bay and Menjangan Island.

3. Wildlife

Visitors are likely to spot dolphin pods, protected sea turtles, reef fish, and dozens of monkeys for quality sightseeing.

4. Temples

Hindu temples such as Pura Pulaki display exquisite architecture, sacred shrines, and macaque monkey guardians.

5. Fishing

Placid waters enable leisurely fishing around the North Bali Sea. Visitors can easily charter a boat from the beach.

Where to Eat in Gerokgak

Roadside warungs, or casual shops, serve traditional Balinese food, which consists of a mixture of Indian, Chinese, and indigenous cultural fare. For rowdier times, head to Joe's on the main strip or Warung Dive Bar across from Adi Assri Beach Resort and Spa.

When to visit Gerokgak

Gerokgak in August
Estimated hotel price
$24
1 night at 3-star hotel
Gerokgak in August
Estimated hotel price
$24
1 night at 3-star hotel

The dry season of May through September offers more refreshing, cooler weather and is better for outdoor activities.

How to Get to Gerokgak

Plane

Fly into the Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar (DPS) on the southern tip of Bali. You will have to take shuttle buses, taxis, or rent a car in order to reach Pemuteran, which is about four hours away by car.

Train

There is a combination train, ferry, and bus service between Java and Bali. Tourists can arrive from Java via the Gilimanuk ferry terminal and then drive or take a minivan service to Pemuteran.

Car

The main road from Gilimanuk in the northern corner of Bali is Jl. Singaraja-Gilimanuk. Visitors arriving from Denpasar will take Jl. Diponegoro to Jl. Pemuda.

Bus

There are shuttle bus stations across the country that run to Kubuku Dive Center in Pemuteran for roughly Rp175,000. Riding public minivans, referred to as a "bemo" or "angkot", is also an option. Bemo rides cost around Rp4,000 and up.

Airports near Gerokgak

Airlines serving Gerokgak

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Where to stay in Gerokgak

Pemuteran Beach - the black sand stretch of beach boasts fishing, relaxed strolls, and rich wonders below the surface.

Popular Neighborhoods in Pemuteran

Pulaki - Pulaki is known for its grape vines, fresh watermelon, and Pura Pulaki, a Hindu stone temple facing the sea with macaque monkeys standing guard. The temple fee is Rp10,000.

Menjangan Island and West Bali National Park - arguably Pemuteran's most popular attractions, the clear waters of Menjangan Island and West Bali National Park grant glimpses of beautiful coral structures, underwater temples, and diverse sea life.

Where to stay in popular areas of Gerokgak

Most booked hotels in Gerokgak

Menjangan Dynasty Resort
Excellent (9.1, Excellent reviews)
$176+
The Menjangan
Excellent (9.1, Excellent reviews)
$123+
Taman Sari Bali Resort and Spa
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
$60+
Mimpi Resort Menjangan
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
$84+
Adi Assri Beach Resorts And Spa Pemuteran
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
$60+
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How to Get Around Gerokgak

Public Transportation

Bemo services are available throughout the city, picking up tourists on roadsides.

Taxi

Blue Bird, Uber, and other taxi services are widespread in use. Ask the driver to use the meter before you embark, which usually costs a minimum fare of Rp30,000.

Car

You can rent a car in Bali with an international driving license or a tourist's driving license. The minimum driving age is 18. If you rent a car with a driver, fix the price in advance with gas included. In Pemuteran itself, you can rent cars with or without a driver, although car rentals are rare in this small village. It is more convenient to book a driver via your hotel directory.

The Cost of Living in Gerokgak

Shopping Streets

Shopping in Pemuteran is modest but fulfilling. A few souvenir shops such as Boutique Wibi provide handmade, traditional Balinese sarongs, jewelry, statuettes, and more.

Groceries and Other

Travel to nearby Seririt-Singaraja to the Hardy's Supermarket on Jl Ngurah Rai or Lovina for groceries you may need. Prices are relatively cheap, as milk and bread will cost Rp37,733.

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