Pemuteran is a sleepy fishing village in the more secluded north-western part of the island. The lush mountain range of West Bali National Park forms an idyllic backdrop for the resorts.

Pemuteran bay became the new home for many locals. They relocated in this area when the volcanic and mystical mountain Gunung Agung (home of the Gods) erupted many decades ago and destroyed many villages, bringing people to settle in Pemuteran, where they have preserved their traditions.

With its long beaches of white and black sand, Pemuteran encourages playful afternoons, as well as romantic walks along the bay.