Bali's hidden gem
Pemuteran, located in northwest Bali, is a peaceful fishing village where tourism is more of a backdrop to local life than a central part of the village's identity. More than just a diving destination, it offers the perfect escape from the usual tourist spots.
Did you know that the name "Pemuteran" comes from the Indonesian words "pemutaran" and "putaran", signifying "returning" and "rotation"?
Legend has it that the village got its name from a king in the North, who got lost in this area and kept returning to the same place over and over again. Today, the tale resonates with many visitors, as they often find themselves booking another plane ticket to Bali soon after returning back home.
In Pemuteran, the past and present coexist seamlessly. It's a place rich in Balinese art and rituals, with ancient temples reflecting the island's spiritual past. The locals, with their warm smiles and genuine hospitality, embody the essence of community and kinship. Their daily life is a harmonious blend of fishing, agriculture, and craft, preserving practices passed down through generations.
We like to joke that once you discover Pemuteran for the first time, you will be coming back again and again, just like the king did — and we're usually right. You see, Pemuteran is not only about underwater exploration; it's one of the last few oases where you can get the taste of the old, authentic Bali and take a break away from the crowds.
What to do in Pemuteran?
Taking a break from diving? Pemuteran's charm extends beyond the sea. Here are some of our guests' favorite activities.