Serangan Island is a 73-hectare island located just 250
metres off the southeast coast of Bali (south of Sanur). It is home
to Pura Sakenan, also known as the Sea Temple, a highly visited temple in
the southern part of Bali. Serangan Island is also called the
'Turtle Island'. In fact, there is a turtle sanctuary there. Turtles
of various sizes are kept in special pens.
You can access the island by car.
Entry to the island is not expensive. You can also reach the island
by sail boat or, at low tide, on foot. Entry to Citra Taman Penyu,
the turtle sanctuary, is free, although we do recommend that visitors make
small donations. You can feed the turtles seaweed and of course take some
Travel time from Bali Sorgawi Hotel to
Serangan Island is approximately 15 minutes by car.
3 types of marine turtles
in Bali seas:
- Green turtle (Chelonia mydas)
- Leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea)
- Hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata)