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Mimpi Resort Menjangan



MIMPI RESORT MENJANGAN




Mimpi Resort Menjangan - West Bali, Bali, Indonesia

Set on the shore of a lagoon-like bay in the northwestern coast of Bali neighboring 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 private natural stone dip pool. Its location preserves an ideal setting for diving, snorkeling, canoeing, sea-biking and an easy exploration to discover the flora and fauna of the Bali Barat National Park.



LOCATION



Mimpi Resort Menjangan is located on a lagoon-like inlet of Banyuwedang, a step-away from Bali Barat National Park and a short boat-ride to the famous diving site of menjangan island. The region belongs to Northwest Bali locally called Buleleng which covers most of Bali’s north coast with its capital city Singaraja.

The ride from Bali’s international airport will approximately take 3.5 hours through one of Bali’s most photographed landscape in the highland of Bedugul. Perched approximately 1000 meters above sea level, the region is home to 3 major lakes of Beratan, Buyan and Tamblingan. A unique old temple floats on the lake of Beratan. The region is also known as Bali’s main producer of vegetable, fruit and flower with daily market in the village of Candikuning.

As soon as leaving Bedugul region, above the lake, turn left toward the village of Munduk. Tropical plantation of coffee, clove and vanilla fills most scene along the road. Several fresh Bali coffee stopovers are available along this region.

The ride will later get to a small town of Seririt boasting mixed community of Bali, Madurese and Buggish. Turn left on the town’s first junction and drive toward Pemuteran area for another 45 minutes. The resort is located just 15 minutes further from Pemuteran in the village of Pejarakan. A resort sign is set by the main road on a junction to the famous hotspring of Banyuwedang. Turn and drive right in the junction through a smaller road for approximately 700 meters and shortly you will get to the resort’s entrance.

There are certainly some other optional routes available either through the region of Pupuan or Negara. But the above route is most recommended as it is the shortest and offers so much to see on the way.



PUBLISH RATES

Rates are quoted in US Dollar and charging will be converted into IDR (Indonesian Rupiah) per applicable exchange rate. Payment by cash in USD, AUSD, Euro, Yen, IDR are accepted. Credit cards are also accepted : Visa, Master, Amex and JCB. Please also refer to all applicable policies and conditions.




PUBLISH  RATES 2016

MIMPI RESORT MENJANGAN
IDR
Grand Courtyard Villa Pool IDR 5.600.000
Courtyard Villa Pool
IDR 4.900.000
Courtyard Villa
IDR 3.220.000
Pation Room
IDR 1.750.000
Extra Bed
IDR 490.000

 

DAY TRIP
1 DIVE
2 DIVES
3 DIVES
Menjangan Island (by boat) IDR 1.190.000 IDR 1.400.000 IDR 1.750.000
Secret Bay (by car)
- IDR 1.540.000
-
Puri Jati (by car)
- IDR 1.652.000
-
Pemuteran (by car and boat)
- IDR 1.652.000
-
Tulamben (day trip by car)
  IDR 1.680.000 -

All diving fee includes tank & weight, porter, guide and boat or car transfer for Single diver is subject to additional transfer boat fee of USD 10 per person/dives
 

HOUSE-TRIP AT MIMPI BAY
1 DIVE
2 DIVES
3 DIVES
Lagoon Channel IDR 770.000
IDR 1.232.000 -
Mud Reef
IDR 672.000
IDR 980.000 -
Shallow Garden
IDR 672.000 IDR 980.000 -
Night Dive at Lagoon Channel
IDR 812.000    

Includes tank & weight, porter, guide, lunch and transfer. Day-trip is for minimum of 2 divers. Single diver is subject to additional transfer fee of US$ 30.


SNORKELING
1 DIVE
2 DIVES
3 DIVES
per person includes full set equipment - IDR 700.000 -


EQUIPMENT RENTAL
per person per day dive
       PRICE      
Full Set Equipment (regulator/gauges, BCD, wetsuit, boot, fins, mask and snorkel)
(Diving with Mimpi Tulamben Diving center)
IDR 308.000
Full Set Equipment (regulator/gauges, BCD, wetsuit, boot, fins, mask and snorkel)
(Diving without Mimpi Tulamben Diving center)
IDR 210.000
Tank and Weight Belt (per dive)
IDR 70.000
Air Fill (per tank, own tank)
IDR 140.000
Fins, Boots, Mask and Snorkel
IDR 112.000
Wetsuit IDR 112.000
BCD IDR 140.000
Regulator / Gauges IDR 105.000
Underwater light (including batteries)
IDR 105.000
Computer IDR 140.000


PADI SCUBA COURSES

COURSES        PRICE      
Discover SCUBA Diving (½ day course) IDR 1.820.000
Open Water Course (3-4 days) IDR 6.090.000
Advanced Course (2 days) IDR 4.830.000
Rescue Diver Course (3-4 days) IDR 6.552.000
Refferal Course (2-3 days)
IDR 1.050.000

The Course fee include course material, certificate and instructor. Discover scuba diving does not include certification




RESORT


Grand Courtyard Villa Pool




2 grand courtyard villas are well appointed in front row of the accommodation compound. It is larger and more spacious than all other villas. The gazebo and hot spring tub are uniquely located on the corner of its courtyard. A private fresh water dip-pool is set adjacent to its wooden deck which features an outdoor table with umbrella. Entrance is private through carved-antique wooden door cross over a water lily pond. Ambience is romance and is best suit for a honeymoon or private retreat.

Courtyard Villa Pool




4 courtyard villas are available with private fresh water dip-pool. Each pool villa has all amenities of a regular villa including the hot spring tub and gazebo. Additionally an outdoor table with umbrella is added in its courtyard. Optionally some of the pool villas are connected to the other villa with no pool making it an ideal choice for a family stay. Ambience is private and is set ideal for a honeymoon or private retreat.

Courtyard Villa




18 courtyard villas are scattered along limestone pathways with water lily pond in every corner. Each villa retains a unique blend of traditional Balinese house with thatched-roof and a day-bed gazebo for relaxing. Entrance is private through a wooden door gate which takes you to its courtyard before entering the bedroom. Shower walled up by natural stone is open and accessible through a door from the garden. Bathroom features a wooden sink table. In each villa, natural hot spring tub is available adjacent to the gazebo for your private bathing. Some of the villas are available with upper loft for additional bedding to suit a family need.

Patio Room



30 patio rooms are landscaped facing lush greenery of a tropical garden. Each room features a large veranda with comfortable cuisines for a convenient relaxing, chatting or gathering. Entrance to each room is sided by small pond. Bathroom is half-open with small garden allowing more contact with nature whilst showering. Room is cool with marble floor, airy high ceiling and wood furniture. Adjoining rooms are made available for a family stay. A natural hot pool fed with thermal spring is available in front of its compound for communal bathing.




DINING

Sunset Resto




The Sunset Resto sits half-floating ashore a secluded bay to overlook untouched beauty of a nature park. An afternoon tea or coffee with stunning sunset behind majestic mountains is simply a painted backdrop. Dine beneath stars on its wooden deck or simply sit in one of the table beneath its grass-roof, time could easily flow into late chatting. Atmosphere is cozy with menu represents selections from around the globe to suit every taste. A sunken bar is uniquely added in the middle to serve variety of beverages and espresso. Food and service is flawless to blend with the setting.


Candlelight Dinner
  • A romantic dinner to paint your special moment
  • Table is set separate on a private gazebo
  • Secluded by the bay and wrapped in light of candles
  • Surrounding nature beauty speaks itself for romance
  • Toast a glass of wine and intimate each moment
  • Get closer and go deeper to live your dream





POOL

  Garden Pool

The garden pool is located in front of the villa compound overlooking spacious open grass and overshadowed by beauty of the park nature. Open-air gazebos are uniquely added to serve as day-bed on its side. Lounging, reading or simply relaxing is ideal at all times of the day.

  Bay Pool

The bay pool is perched right at edge of the bay next to the spring ground overlooking a secluded lagoon fringed by lush mangrove forest. A perfect spot to observe the changing color of the park monsoon forest from season to season. During the dry from August to October, macaque can be often seen hanging in mangrove branches right in front of the pool.


Spring Pool

Two communal whirl spring pools are set to face mangrove fringes by the bay. Fed directly by the spring adjacent to the pools, water is kept fresh both in temperature and its mineral quality. A breathtaking spot to enjoy luxury bathing in the middle of secluded environment. Another communal spring pool is in the garden of the patio room complex as an alternative to enjoy late bathing before retiring.



GARDEN


Landscape
The main energy is put to serve concern that hotel development in Bali should necessarily avoid using productive wet-land. For generations, agriculture has been an important part of Bali’s life. Chopping rice-fields for hotel development can be viewed as a critical issue. The founder simply choose Bali’s bare land for any mimpi development taking all risk that it is a lot more works to do. But the challenge is, at the same time, an excitement. The core is to set up a garden which melts with the existing beauty of the park nature. With a total of 4.5 hectares, the mimpi ground at menjangan is formed by a layer of limestone covered by a black muddy sediment on top. It cracks during the dry but it gets sticky during the wet and it does not hold water much during the rain. There are only few plants originally grow on the ground including pilang (acasia), pidara, kopi-kopi and intaran.



Kitchen Garden
A plot of approximately 60 acres is set at left corner of the ground below the wantilan as an organic kitchen garden. This plot is chosen as it is closest to water supply. A stream-river-like pond is built to flow in levels from the accommodation compound. This river holds and tanks hot spring waste water from tub in villas and hot pool.

Water plants of different kinds are grown in each blocked pond to provide natural bio-process treatment for the water. From the last pond which sits next to the kitchen garden, the water is pumped out to supply water for several different kinds of vegetables and fruits. These will supply the mimpi kitchen with fresh daily produces including long bean, pumpkin, cucumber, lemon grass, tomato, egg plant, lemon, papaya, sweet potato, ginger. And they keep experimenting to grow other kinds.




OTHER FACILITIES


Meeting

The resort’s Samudera Room located in the upper level of the patio complex is an ideal venue for a small meeting. With high thatched-roof ceiling and cool marble floor, the room is set 75 square meters in size to overlook the resort’s tropical landscape. Depending on the meeting style, the room could accommodate between 30 (U-shape) to 60 (theatre style) participants.

  Library

A collection of books, magazines, in-house movies are provided with an LCD TV. The library is set close to the bay pool so reading and lounging is made convenient.

  Gift Shop

Upon departure, it may happen that you do not have chance to visit Bali’s major shopping spots. Avoiding to shop at airport which could be more budget-demanding, the resort’s shop offers a variety of Bali gifts, shirts and other retails.





SPRING SPA


Inspired by a dream to interpret the water’s healing effects into a well-being therapy center, Mimpi Spring Spa is built to sit adjacent to the spring.

Eco-concept is imposed in its architectural design using local natural materials, re-cycled wooden furniture, natural LED technology lighting, exclusive bamboo linen, re-cycled paper for collateral, bio-fresh and ingredients induced by bio-energy to entire line.

A thermal spring hydro jaccuzzi pool is set at the edge of mangrove lagoon. Herbal spring bath and various traditional spa treatments are developed focusing on a concept that body’s own energy is the natural source for healing and well-being.

Signature treatments include Mimpi Herbal Compress, Mimpi Art Movement, Singing Bowl, Thai Bare Foot Massage and Mimpi Signature Rituals. This unique thermal spa concept is the first of its kind in Bali and is originally initiated by Mimpi’s founder late Wirja Santoso.

The development involves design by respective experts of The Private Spa. A positive collaboration of all has accomplished the dream to build an eco-friendly spa center which offers state-of-the-art equipment fused with ancient traditional therapies and performed by professional therapists.


Water Quality

Partially located on the resort’s ground, the hot springs of Banyuwedang supply the resort with high quality sodium-chloride-calcium-sulphate water, at a basic temperature of 46.4 C. According to a testified spa and mineral water analysis by the German company Hydroisotop, the water is to be classified as “aqua ex fonte thermale oligominerale” with a comparatively low content of solute gases and radioactivity (Radium and Radon). The water is comparable to other well-known thermal spring waters such as Achen, Neuenahr, Pyrmont and Baden-Baden of Germany, Evian and Vichy of France, Bath of UK and other mineral waters like Hirschquelle, Gerolsteiner, Nauheimer and Rosbacher Urquell.

Possible Application

Internal : The water fulfills the standards of the German Regulations on Mineral Waters and may be served for drinking for a specified length of time. Local inhabitants have been drinking this water all their life with good health effects and there are reports on comparatively better dental and dermal health of the people using it.

External : skin contact applications such as prolonged warm showering, cold and warm showering, warm baths, thermal changing baths (Kneipp’s Wechselbad), warm/cold “Kneipp’s Surprise” applications (Guss), and carbon dioxide or oxygen-added sprinkling spa applications. Soap need not be used extensively as a hardness of 6.5 classifies the water as rather “soft”. The slightly acid pH of 6.5 makes the water very friendly to the skin. A shooting effect is reported by persons suffering from chronic skin lesions of inflammations (dermatitis, etc.) due to its natural contents of low level H2S-gas and SO4-ions which are known to render specific dermal effects. As the water is rather alt-depleted, drying of the skin after bathing is not necessary.

Enteral : Enemas and Colonix Therapy are possible and world-wide regarded as safe.


Expected Health Benefits

Several health conditions can be expected to benefit from the application of the Banyuwedang thermal water : psychosomatic conditions with therapeutic indications or change food, drink-intaking or smoke-inhaling habits, chronic heavy metal ion intoxication, multiple chemical sensitivity ; stress of all kinds including tinnitus ; rheumatoid pains ; arthropathic and orthopedic conditions ; post-traumatic and post-op residual pains ; body-weight associated pains in joints and muscles ; overweight ; intolerance of equatorial climate with increased sweating (hyperhidrosis) ; chronic heavy metal intoxication of all sorts ; chronic disturbances of metabolism



INSIDE SPA

Reception

Simple natural details of dark ulin wood, granite floor, stone wall and a unique painting of light decorates the interior. Welcoming and consulting is attended by well-trained staffs. A small retail of various high quality spa products is added in one of its corner.

Water Corridor

A 20-meter-black-lava-stone water corridor serves to link all treatment rooms. The reflecting pond is fed with re-used spring water, so not even a single drip of the water is wasted. The impact light produced by the moving water gestures deep refreshing feeling as you steps inside.

Treatment Rooms

Eco-concept is imposed in all rooms allowing natural air flow to avoid the use of air-conditioner. Floor is mated in rattan and furniture is produced using re-used wood. Three single deluxe rooms with high ceiling of sirap tile are set to face mangrove with terrazzo tub in each corner. A unique double deluxe room with wooden tub is well appointed to melt with another secluded corner of the mangrove. Adjacent to it, two thai-rooms with terrazzo tub in their private courtyard are inserted along corridor wall of red-wine lava stone. Gated by a Buddha statue, two suite rooms are set double to feature swam-neck thermal spring pool in their courtyard.
 


Relaxation Lounge

Refreshment is served in this open air lounge. Wooden floor, rattan sofa and a small library is set airy surrounded by blanket of green mangrove and blue lagoon.

Watsu Spring Pool

Fed by fresh spring from the adjacent ground well, this hydro thermal pool is designed for both watsu and relaxation. Perched by the lagoon, environment is refreshingly secluded.



YOGA

Produced and overseen by internationally-recognized expert, Ellen Watson of Moving Ventures, regular yoga retreats and workshops are regularly conducted from March to June and October to November. Set open-air on the left corner of the resort ground, the yoga hall could accommodate up to 50 participants.


Body Work

Balinese Massage

Deriving from traditional Balinese massage techniques to renew, strengthen and heal the body and mind. The massage applies stretching, long strokes, palm and thumb pressure techniques to relieve tension, improve circulation and create a feeling of well-being. Ingredients include God Island Body oil combined with sweet almond, virgin coconut and spice essential oils to warm the body.

Reflexology Massage

An ancient healing therapy, blissful as it is beneficial. Reflexology works on the principle that all body organs are connected to reflex points in the feet, via constantly flowing energy channels. Massaging these reflex points will improve well-being by restoring natural body energy flow. Combine with refreshing natural foot cream.

Aromatherapy Massage


A relaxing massage that combines Swedish, Shiatsu, Indonesian and Acupressure techniques and finished with a soothing mini face massage. This massage is developed to allow you to have total relaxation.

Foot Massage

A relaxing foot massage, long strokes and friction movements from sole to upper calf, relaxing tired feet.

Back and Shoulders

A relaxing back and shoulders massage, this massage focuses on shoulders and upper back to relax the muscles, ease tension and smoothen the wrinkles from your mood.

Mimpi Art Movement

Inspired by the art of applying long strokes, stretching, rocking and mobilization movements, this massage provides deep relaxation and easing muscle tension. Combine with your choice of aromatherapy body oil with sweet almond to restore the body, mind and soul to be in harmony.

Body Care

Choice of Body Wraps, Energize Herbal Spring Bath
  1. Spicy, a traditional Balinese recipe of spicy herbs with ground rice, giving warming and energizing effect.
  2. Aloevera after sun gel, a body wrap designed for sun-burn skin. Aloe base fused with Lavender and Geranium essential oil. Cooling and relaxing the skin.
  3. Mask of the day, our spa provide fresh ingredients according to the season. Ask the spa reception for more information.
 







Choice of Body Scrubs, Energize Herbal Spring Bath

Choice of Body Scrub to soften and brighten the skin :

  1. Sandalwood Lulur, a skin exfoliation using turmeric and sandalwood powder fused with sandalwood essential oil. Relaxing and soothing the skin.
  2. Green Tea, a skin exfoliation using green tea powder fused with citrus essential oil. For skin antioxidant and de-aging effect.
  3. Scrub of the Day, our spa provide fresh ingredients according to the season. Ask the spa reception for more information.

All treatments are perfected with Energize Herbal Spring Bath and applying serenity body lotion rich to moisturize your skin.


Traditional Therapies

Natural Facial with Poultice and Jade Stone

The Natural Facial uses traditional beauty recipes made with fresh ingredients, mother of pearl powder, nourishing plant and vegetable extracts. Warm herbal poultice gently massaged into the chest, shoulder and neck and acupressure points will relax the muscles, perfected with uplifting natural jade stones.

Hawaiian Warm Stone Therapy

This therapy is designed to relieve stiff and sore muscles. The treatment starts with Hawaiian lomi-lomi using detoxifying aromatherapy body oil with Sweet Almond base oil, followed by warmed rocks brushed across the body in long, small, flowing strokes. Simultaneously, other rocks are placed on the body’s various energy points, the heat penetrating deep within the muscles to melt away tension and restore balance.

Thai Barefoot Pressure

This Thai massage with barefoot shiatsu design without oils, begins with barefoot massage on the back areas using rocking and deep pressure movement from the feet, continued with Thai massage technique using the acupressure points along the meridian line, stretching and mobilize movements aims at increasing blood circulation and sooth the sore muscles.

Mimpi Herbal Compress


Inspired by Asian ancient healing therapy, the treatment starts with body warming-up without oil, followed by a warm herbal compress containing fresh herbs from Mimpi Garden such as tamarind, ginger, turmeric and clove to balance the body, relieve stress, boost energy and improve blood circulation.

Tibetan Singing Bowl


An ancient sound and vibration healing therapy originates from Tibet. The treatment uses 4 different bowls, working harmoniously to balance the chakra, relax the body, mind and soul and strengthen immune system.



Mimpi Signature Rituals

Banyuwedang Water Ceremonial

A ritual which is designed to purify your body, mind and soul. This ceremonial uses sandalwood powder essential oils and aromatherapy flower spring bath. A feet cleansing foot ritual followed by sandalwood lulur with candlenut exfoliation to soften and brighten the skin. Enjoy the colorful scented Balinese flowers and spring bath with romantic essential oil and achieve ultimate relaxation feeling from the Balinese Massage with choice of aromatherapy body oil blended with Sweet Almond Oil. Spend some moment in the relaxation wantilan afterward and enjoy our refreshing beverages, Jamu Kunyit Asem and cookies.

Magic Detox & Revitalizing


This Ritual is designed for body detox and revitalizing using herbal, hot spring and detox essential oils. The treatment begins with foot ritual followed by green tea with avocado exfoliation, soak in herbal hot spring bath, enjoy warm tea and cookies, continued with vibration healing therapy of Singing Bowl and organic lunch. Completed with detox Hawaiian Warm Stone therapy using detox body oil blend of Sweet Almond with lemon, juniper and cypress essential oils. Spend some moment at the recovery wantilan afterward and enjoy refreshing beverages and dry fruits.

Ultimate Hot Spring

A one-full day treatment designed to totally pamper the body. Morning session begins with workout in the spring with the coach to warm and relax the body. To close the session, fruit and drink refreshment is served for body balancing. After refreshment, treatment is followed by choice of body scrub for exfoliation and nutrient, completed with flower and spicy milk bath.

Enjoy the organic lunch break. After the break, proceed the pampering journey with Mimpi Art Movement and Natural Facial. Understanding that each person may be physically different, option is offered either to complete the whole treatment in one full day or would prefer taking the after-lunch-break treatment on the next following day.




MIMPI DIVE




Owned and managed by mimpi group, the Mimpi Dive Center in Menjangan is operated under affiliation with PADI R-6434. Like any dive operation of Mimpi, it is site-based with expertise to cover all Bali’s northwest sites. Dedicated team, well-maintained equipment and passion to quality is combined to put safety on top. Being located in easy access to all major sites in the area, diving is convenient and rewarding. Staying at the resort gives an advantage of enabling to make early morning dive before all other day-trip divers from the south arrive to crowd.

Daily boat dive arrangement is made to go to the protected Menjangan island. Boat is arranged to depart at 09:00 am after breakfast directly from the resort’s gazebo jetty. It takes approximately 30 minutes to reach the island. For two dives, arrival back to the resort is approximately 02:00 pm so an ample of time is still available to enjoy the resort. Diving to Bali’s fame macro sites Secret Bay and Puri Jati is arranged by car. Unlike diving to menjangan island, shallow shore dives applies in both sites. Late afternoon dive or night dive is mostly arranged to Mimpi Channel, a narrow entrance channel connecting the resort’s secluded bay to open water which is reachable by a short 5 minutes boat ride.

The dive center is open from 07:00 am to 08:00 pm. To facilitate arrangement, newly-arrived divers are firmly advised to visit the dive center to make pre-arrangement of the following day trip.



PADI Courses



PADI scuba courses up to rescue level are offered in multi languages. Audio-visual class and pool sessions are fully conducted right in the resort facility. The dive training pool is integrally located close to the dive center and the class. Open water dives are arranged to menjangan island or other nearby sites which are all in easy access from the resort. Pre-booking for courses is well recommended.



DIVE SITES

Menjangan Island



The island is located within the confine of Bali Barat National Park, a protected reserve area that encompasses 780 square kilometers. The names menjangan means “deer”. Because the island is in a protected position, currents and wind-generate waves are rarely a bother. The water can be clear-a snorkeler, distinct, 25 meters above and the rest of the time the visibility seldom drops to less than 15 meters.



The coral walls around Menjangan are vertical down to 30-60 meters, and then slope outward. The reef surface is particularly rugged : caves, grottoes, crevasses and funnel-like splits break up the coral wall, and the surface is textured with little nooks and crannies. Gorgonians of many kinds reach large size here, and huge barrel sponges are abundant. Soft corals blanket the colorful wall all the way down.

The island offers fine diving to suit every taste with 7 recommended sites to explore.

  1. Temple Point : a sandy site in the eastern tip of the island, a good point to see crocodile fish and nudibranchs.
  2. POS II : a rich reef-wall site up to 50 meters deep with huge gorgonian fans, surgeonfish, jaclfish, batfish, angelfish, coral cod, nudibranchs, shrimps, trevally, lionfish, parrotfish, scorpionfish and shark.
  3. Cave Point : several underwater caves with interesting rock structures to explore inside.
  4. POS I : a sandy slope site from 2 down to 30 meters with lots of soft corals and gorgonians, lionfish, shrimp gobies, sea stars, mantis shrimp, small coral cod and royal dottybacks. Some divers have even witnessed whale shark here.
  5. Eel Garden : a shallow sandy bottom area alive with garden eels which has terrific hard corals with large gorgonian fans, huge barrel sponges, coral cod, angelfish, lionfish, scorpionfish, basslets, anemone fish, cuttlefish, trumpet fish, frogfish, mandarin fish, napoleon fish and school of pelagics.
  6. Anker Wreck : believed to have laid there for over century, it is 25 meters long and sits 45 meters deep. Flat rectangular sheets lay in what had been the hold which also contains an assortment of ceramic and glass bottles. The wreck is communalized by soft corals, a good site to see turtle and shark.
  7. Coral Garden : a tees sloping wall leading from 8 down to 4o meters with lots of soft corals, gorgonias and sponges, some large snappers, a few blue-spotted trevally, schools of fusiliers and a black-tip reef shark.

Secret Bay



Approximately 25 minutes drive from mimpi, located on an adjacent bay to ferry harbor of Gilimanuk, the Secret Bay is a unique easy shore dive often considered as a site for new discoveries and best for macro photography. It is 25 C (77 F) on average, a chilly 5 C colder than most other dive sites around Bali. This is due to the nearby deep water cold currents which are directed into the bay by upwelling and the daily tidal changes. It is because of this cold water, along with the shallow sand and sea grass environment that makes this place so special. It has a unique blend of tropical, temperate, Indian and Pacific ocean species, all living in the same bay.

Among the many varieties like seahorses, nudibranchs, gobies and dragonets, it is the abundant and variety of anglerfish and scorpionfish that makes this dive site so exiting. There are at least 4 different species of anglerfish that have been found in Secret Bay including the Spotfin Anglerfish and Sargassum Anglerfish. But it is one species which has been producing great interest, locally known as Tono’s Anglerfish, about 30 cm in length and usually yellow coloration. It has an interesting esca (bait) that is unusual to any other species. This indicates it may be a new sub-species or even a new species all together.

Secret Bay has the most stunning variety and diversity of scorpionfish. One of the most common species found here is the Dwarf Lionfish (Dendrochirus branchypterus), which, due to its surrounding environment, has adapted its coloration to a dazzling rusty red body with vivid green eyes. The Blue-Finned Lionfish is apparently a first for Indonesian waters. With the eclectic blue pattern on its pectoral, it is very easy to see how it got its name.

Puri Jati



This site is reached by car at approximately 40 minutes from mimpi. Like Secret Bay, Puri Jati is a macro site with challenging visibility at average 5 meters. Unlike Secret Bay, this site lies to face open sea water covering a shoreline of approximately 150 meters long. The sea bed is communalized by volcanic black sand with sea grass in many parts. Easy shore dive at average depth from 7 to 12 meters. Divers began to dive this site approximately 5 years ago when some rare species were discovered. Blue wing lionfish, coconut octopus and a variety of nudibranchs are among those making home here. But it is the mimic octopus which makes this site become so popular. During the wet season from February and March, entry could be really challenging as wave could be strong.

Mimpi Channel



Only 5 minutes by boat, in the narrow entrance channel leading into the resort’s bay, is a site with delicate hard corals growing in tower-like structures at average depth from 7 to 10 meters. Colors were bright and vibrant in different shades of green and yellow. One area in particular has dozens of these two and three meter high coral towers, all closely packed together. Among the corals there are various gobies, blennies, lionfish, pajama cardinal, nudibranchs and blue spotted trevally. A little bit to inner left part of the channel is called Mimpi lagoon which appears to be a great home for mandarin fish. A good timing entry before 06:00 pm could be rewarding to see the fame mandarin mating melodrama.


OTHER ACTIVITIES

Snorkeling



Some parts of menjangan island offer Bali`s best snorkeling sites. Pos 1 on the west tip and Pos 2 on the east tip are especially good for family and children as both have white sandy beach which offer easy entrance and good lunch gathering break. Coral Garden in the north side of the island is home to some of Bali`s healthiest and most colorful coral reef spreading shallow at average depth from 2 to 4 meters beneath surface.

Kayaking



One or two hours paddle kayaking along the resort secluded bay is an ideal option to do. Early morning or late afternoon is well recommended as it offers better chance to see some wild along the mangrove including macaque and some water birds especially the little blue king fisher. Afternoon trip could possibly end with a stunning sunset drop behind the majestic mountains.




SURROUNDING


Village of Pejarakan

The village of Pejarakan where the resort is administratively located boasts a mixed settlement of Balinese Hindu and Islamic Madurese community. People grow corn during wet season from November to April and cultivate grape during dry season from June to September. Like any other coastal village in Bali, fishing is also practiced for living at certain seasons. The village has a traditional market, busy between 05:00 until approximately 09:00 at mornings

Traditional Salt-Panning


Just 5 minutes from the resort, a small Madurese community of the village has long practiced traditional salt-making for years of generations. Sea water is pumped into hectares of blocked lands, heated under the sun for 10 days and then dried to produce pure traditional salt of Bali. Production season is certainly during dry season from June to September when the sun is heating almost every day.

Pearl-Farming

large scale of pearl-farming has been long practiced in many parts of North Bali coast including those of several villages nearby the resort. Pearl of high quality is intensively produced from this farming to fill market demand in Japan, Europe and America. Several of these farms offer and organize site-tour for visitors to upgrade knowledge and understanding about pearl production. Tour covers all stages of the production from hatchery to harvesting. And it also offers a unique opportunity to purchase pearls directly, resulting in the best value for money and quality.

Grape Cultivation

Grape cultivation is well and largely practiced in yards close to the resort. From this cultivation, black grape is produced and sold to major Indonesian cities of Bali and Java. Although the cultivation is all year round but the best season is during the dry season from June to September. Several Bali-based wine producers have also used this grape as ingredients of their wine.

Turtle Project

A volunteer project located in the village of Pemuteran approximately 10 minutes drive from the resort to save the future of the green sea turtle. It all started in 1994 and the main energy is put on educating the locals to care about the turtle by giving them an alternative, eco-friendly means of earning money. Turtle egg is bought from the locals and then breed it in the hatchery. For a small donation of Rp. 50,000, visitors can release a juvenile turtle between 3 to 6 months old to the ocean. This individual donation or other private donations will proceed to keep the continuation of this project.

Nearby Temples

Several major important temples of Bali are located just few minutes drive from the resort. These temples include the three closely-related temples of Pulaki, Melanting and Pabean as well as temple of Kelenting Sari at hilltop of Menjangan Island. These temples were built as part of the holy trip of the great Hindu missionary, Danghyang Nirartha who came across from the great kingdom of Majapahit in Java in the 16 th century to teach Hinduism to the people of Bali.

Gilimanuk Harbor

A small harbor town serves mainly as a transit point to shuttle people, cargo and cars connecting the islands of Bali and Java. The community retains a multi-cultural mixture of Balinese, Javanese, Bugis and Madurese. It has traditional market, several local restaurants and accommodations.




WEST BALI NATIONAL PARK


In 1974, an area of 200 square kilometers of coastal forest around the Prapat Agung peninsula in the northwestern tip of Bali was designated as a “Nature Park”. One of the reasons for this was to preserve the Bali tiger which became extinct anyway ! The park was extended in 1974 and again in 1985 when further 500 square kilometers of interior forest was included and the whole area was upgraded to become the Bali Barat National Park.

The terrain here is not really forest land, it is actually coastal savanna. During the dry season from June to September, when there is sparse rainfall, the trees shed their leaves and the landscape becomes scorched and yellow. When the monsoon rains fall in December, the entire landscape is magically transformed and becomes lush and green.


Floras and Faunas



The park is home to the critically-endangered bird species White Starling (Leucopsar Rothschildii). The bird is pure white except for its black wing-tips and blue face. A cooperative conservation program is being implemented by the Indonesian and overseas agencies to try to introduce some of these captives birds back to the wild. Being Bali’s closest tip to Java, the park is also inhabited by a variety of indigenous migratory bird species which cross the Bali Strait from Java. The Black Shouldered-Kite, the Yellow Billed-Oxpecken, the Blue Kingfisher, the White-Bellied Sea Eagle are among few of the birds.

The park is also habitat to a number of other faunas such as Ant-Eater (Manis Javanicus), Porcopines (Hystrix Branchyora), Leopard Cat (Felis Bengalencus), Barking Deer (Mantiacus Muntjak), Black Monkey (Presbytis Cristata), Giant Squirrel (Ratufa Bicolar). Typical floras floras found in the park include Lontar Palm (Bonasus Flabellfer), Sawo Kecik (Manilkara Kauki), Keruing Bunga (Dipterocarpus Hasseltii), Sono Keling (Dalbergia Intifolia), Cendana (Santalum Ulbum), Pulai (Alstonia Scholaris), Kepuh (Sterculia Foetida), Kemiri (Alcuritas Moluccana), Trengguli (Cassia Fistula), Bayur (Pterospermum Diversifolium), Buni (Antidesma Bunius), Bungur (Logerstromia Speciosa), Burahol (Stelechocarpus Burahol), Kesambi (Scheichera Oleosa), Mundu (Garcia Dulcis).

The resort is located just on the doorstep away from this preservation boundary serving as an ideal base camp to explore this wildlife.


Mangrove



The appearance of mangrove is no clue to the vital important role they play in the ecosystem. Often thought of as a nuisance or as a useless swamp, the mangrove ecosystem is undeniably vital to the coastal zone. Among the reasons, mangrove act as a nursery area for many fish species, absorb potentially damaging wave and storm energy as well as acting as a reservoir pollutants.

The Bali Barat National Park is home to approximately 19 different species of mangrove. Some of them cover the coastal line of Banyuwedang bay where Mimpi Resort is located. Others occupy coastal zones in Gilimanuk and Terima bay, Prapat Agung Peninsula and Menjangan island. They are generally healthy and serve as distinctive habitat for several rare aquatic species.

To facilitate further understanding about mangrove habitat, a guided tour along the bay of Banyuwedang can be arranged. The tour will approximately take one to two hours departing directly from the resort’s gazebo jetty. Although the tour can be organized at any time of the day, it is recommended to be at either in the morning or in the afternoon. Apart from avoiding sun heat, both times offer better chance to see the wild which live in the mangrove especially macaque and little blue king fisher. Another great option to enjoy a closer look at mangrove is simply by kayaking along the bay.


EXPLORATION

Park Trekking

The terrain and landscape of the Bali Barat National Park largely consists of monsoon forest and savanna. Lush mangrove vegetation also occupy some of its coastal area along the bay of Banyuwedang and Gilimanuk, Prapat Agung peninsula and Menjangan Island.

Characterized by small annual rainfall, much less from the rest of Bali particularly the south, the Park deserves distinct nature both in flora and fauna. To explore its unique terrain and wildlife, trekking inside the Park can truly be a discovery. Depending on physical capacity, we arrange park-trekking ranging from two up to five hours.

Trekking 1 – Rp. 350,000 per person
Departing and ending point is the Park Ranger Post in Teluk Terima. This trek is organized to explore the lowland tropical bush and forest along the small river of Teluk Terima. On recommended dry season, this short trek could provide an opportunity to observe some wilds such as black monkey, macaque monkey and giant squirrel. The best part will be around an area of a huge old tree locally called Trembesi, believed to have been there over 100 years. The whole trek will approximately take 2 hours.

Trekking 2 – Rp. 450,000 per person
Departing and ending point is the Park Ranger Post in Teluk Terima. This trek is organized as an extended exploration of Trekking-1 to further explore the highland tropical forest of Mount Ulu in Teluk Terima at 242 meters above sea level. It samples some of the most interesting terrain of the Park. The whole trek will approximately take 3 hours.

Trekking 3 – Rp. 850,000 per person
Departing and ending point is the Park Ranger Post in Sumber Kelampok. Ending point is near microwave tower in Mount Klatakan. This trek is physically demanding and managed only for more serious discovery. The route will cover the lowland tropical bush and forest of Sumber Kelampok (in the northern part of the Park) leading up to Mount Klatakan. Reaching the mount peak at 690 meters above sea level, the trek will loop down to the western part of the Park before ending at Klatakan parking lot where the car will be ready to take you back to the resort. This trek will approximately take 5 hours.

Please note :

  1. Prices are per person net already inclusive of applicable government tax and service charge.
  2. Prices are inclusive of transfer and pick-up to/from departing and ending point, park entrance fee and bottled mineral water.
  3. All treks are accompanied by an English-speaking Park Ranger.
  4. Trekking-3 (5 hours) also includes packed lunch and soft drink.
  5. Choice of packed lunch : Steak Sandwich, Chicken Sandwich, Tuna Sandwich, Club Sandwich, Fried Chicken, all accompanied by assorted fresh fruits.
  6. To facilitate arrangement, please book one day in advance with the Front Desk.
  7. Recommended season is from April to October (dry season).

Recommendations and Tips :

  1. For the comfort during exploration, it is firmly recommended to wear comfortable clothes which could easily absorb sweat. Long trousers and long sleeved shirt is important to protect the body from possible contact with insects particularly mosquito or thorn scratch.
  2. Ideally the clothes need not be with attractive color as this may scare the animals away. Instead it needs to have pockets to keep any small notebook and the likes.
  3. Due to tropical climate of the Park, it is indeed advisable to use insect repellant to protect the body from possible insect contact particularly mosquito.
  4. Wear special trekking shoes and hat to prevent from sun heat.
  5. Raincoat is important to bring during exploration on wet rainy season from November to April.
  6. Black monkeys or often called Silver Leaf monkeys are grey-furred with long tail. They love to live in a group, high on the tree, swinging from branches. To be able to observe these animals, move fast but remain quiet. Unlike the macaque monkeys, they are very shy.
  7. Binocular and camera (special for photo hunting) are definitely worth bringing.



Bird Watching



The Bali Barat National Park is the preferred habitat of approximately 300 species of tropical birds, both migratory and endemic. Many of them are quite difficult to spot. From seed, insect to fish-eating species, all can be found here either along its monsoon habitat or coastal mangrove swamp.

For a more advanced birding, we arrange guided exploration into several birding sites of the Park. To reserve best observation moment, arrangement could be made either early in the morning from 07:00 to 09:00 am or late in the afternoon from 04:00 to 06:00 pm, both for approximately two hours. Depending on current season and other weather-related facts, birding-site options include coastal mangrove area of Teluk Terima including its small river, Tegal.

Bunder near the Starling rehabilitation center and coastal area of Cekik close to the Park headquarter.

Please Note :

  1. Price is Rp. 350,000 per person net already inclusive of applicable government tax and service charge.
  2. 2. Price includes transfer and pick-up to/from departing and ending point, park entrance fee and bottled mineral water.
  3. Observation is guided by an English-speaking Park Ranger.
  4. In case you do not bring one, binocular will be provided.
  5. To facilitate arrangement, please book one day in advance with the Front Desk.
  6. Recommended season is from June to October (dry season).


Recommendations and Tips :

  1. Walk slowly and quietly and keep sufficient distance from each other. Alternatively you may sit patiently in a good spot or tower whilst observing the birds.
  2. Do not wear shirt/clothes with attractive color as this may scare the birds away.
  3. Several bird species such as Jungle Fowl, Sempidan, Paok and Anis develop great ability to hear even the very small noise and will quickly disappear before we are able to catch any sight of their movement. Fast walk but remain quiet is important to be able to observe these species.
  4. Tropical humidity may cause problem to binocular, camera lens and glasses. It is firmly recommended to use waterproof carrier bag to keep these equipments. If your glasses get wet of rain during observation, try to clean it until dry with plash chamois.
  5. If the inside part of your binocular get wet, dry it immediately by facing it to the sun or keep it the whole night inside a dry box. Another extreme way is by warming it near the fire, but this will risk in shortening the lifespan of your binocular.



Safari Ride

  An afternoon exploration into the heart of the Bali Barat National Park, along the western coast of Prapat Agung peninsula. Largely occupied by monsoon and savanna, Prapat Agung is home to many varieties of Bali Barat species, making this peninsula become the main zone of the Park conservation. It samples several species of vertebrates such as kera hitam (black monkey / Presbytis cristata), kera abu (macaque monkey), menjangan (barking deer / Cervus timorensis), kancil (Trangulus javanicus), babi hutan (wild pig) and kucing hutan (wild cat).

Reptile biawak (giant lizard / Varanus salvador) and Aves ayam-hutan hijau (green junglefowl / Gallus varius), eagle and owl also occupy this area. Several endangered floras include sawo kecik (Manilkara kauki), panggal buaya and cendana (Santalum album).


To reserve the best moment and opportunity to observe the wilds in their natural habitat, this safari tour is exclusively organized to be only during the dry season from the months of June to October with a set-up time from 03:00 pm until approximately 06:00 pm. The wild approaches coastline during dry season and move deeper into the park during the wet from November to April. The whole tour is arranged by car to depart from Mimpi Resort to Tegal Bunder, a Ranger Post near the captive breeding center for Bali Starling. Exploration starts here through unpaved road leading along the western coastline of the peninsula. Lampu Merah, another Ranger Post opposing the ferry harbor of Gilimanuk and East Java coast, will be the last stop. This whole exploration from Tegal Bunder to Lampu Merah will approximately take 1.5 hours to cover an approximate distance of 12 kilometers. From this last stop, you will be escorted back to the resort through the same road as no other returning access available by car.

Please note :

  1. Price is Rp. 450,000 per person net, already inclusive of applicable government tax and service charge.
  2. Bottled mineral water is included.
  3. In case you do not bring one, binocular will be provided.
  4. The tour will be guided by an English-speaking Park Ranger.
  5. To facilitate maximum observation, it is advisable to keep a small group of maximum 4 participants at each tour with an age from 12 years and over.
  6. To facilitate arrangement, please book one day in advance with the Front Desk.
  7. Recommended season from June to October (dry season).



Starling Visit

The Bali Barat National Park is home to Bali’s only endemic bird, the Rothschild’s Mynah which is more commonly known as the Bali Starling. The bird is pure white except for its black wing-tips and blue face. In the evenings, the mynahs normally fly down from the hills where they feed during the day to roost near the sea. The local Pilang tree (Acacia leucophloea) which occupies many parts of the park monsoon forest has been their choice of nest for ages. As it gets older, the tree normally looses off its skin making it slippery for any predator such as snake to climb and hunt the starling eggs.



Although Bali is its natural and only habitat, the numbers of Bali Starling have never been large. Today it is believed that less than 30 Bali Starling’s have remained uncaptured in the wild! A cooperative conservation program is being implemented by the Indonesian and overseas agencies to try to introduce some of these captive birds back to the wild.

There are currently two rehabilitation centers in the Park. One is located in Tegal Bunder just on the gate to Perapat Agung peninsula and another in Teluk Berumbun opposite menjangan island’s Pos I. The first can be reached by a 20-minute car drive but the second can only be reached by an approximately 45-minute boat ride from the resort. Tegal Bunder is considered as the first rehabilitation stage where the captive birds will be intensively introduced back to wild before finally being pre-released in Teluk Berumbun. Some breeding is also done in Tegal Bunder.

To know more about this conservation program, a visit to the rehabilitation center in Tegal Bunder can be arranged.

Please Note :

  1. Price is Rp. 250,000 per person net already inclusive of applicable government tax and service charge.
  2. Price includes return transfer from the resort to the rehabilitation center in Tegal Bunder and park entrance fee.
  3. You will be escorted by the resort’s driver.
  4. To facilitate arrangement, please book one day in advance with the Front Desk.






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