ABOUT NUSA LEMBONGAN
Nusa Lembongan is the second largest of the three Nusas and is the closest to Bali. Nusa Lembongan is a small island of 8 square kilometers with white beaches and incredible turquoise waters.
Nusa Lembongan is a destination where you can see dream beaches and lovely coves, but there are more activities you can do on the island and many places to see. In this article you will find a list with the best places of Nusa Lembongan and a map so that you can find them easily.
HOW TO GET TO NUSA LEMBONGAN
Every day there are both public and speed boats going from the ports of Serangan, Sanur and Padangbai to Nusa Penida or Nusa Lembongan. As Nusa Lembongan is situated quite close to Bali, it can be reached in about 30 minutes by fast boat.
The price per journey is between 125.000 IDR and 300.000 IDR (€7,5 – €18), depending on the company and the port of departure. You can find all the details on the 12go.asia website.
From Nusa Penida
From the Toya Pakeh port in Nusa Penida there are boats leaving every day for Nusa Lembongan. These boats do not have fixed schedules but leave as soon as they are full. In Nusa Lembongan, the boats stop next to the yellow bridge for passenger drop-off.
The trip between Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan takes about 10-15 minutes and the price of the ticket is 60.000 IDR (less than €4) per trip. Check out the details on the 12go.asia website.
From Nusa Ceningan
To go from Nusa Ceningan to Nusa Lembongan all you have to do is cross the yellow bridge. This bridge can be crossed by foot, bike or motorbike.
WHAT TO SEE IN NUSA LEMBONGAN
Dream Beach is a small bay surrounded by cliffs, with white sand and crystal clear water. In Dream Beach there are usually a lot of tourists, but most of them only stop to take a few pictures from the top of the cliff and very few people come down to the beach.
Dream Beach is an ideal place to spend a relaxing day on the beach during your visit to Nusa Lembongan and also to explore the caves in the surrounding cliffs.
Mushroom Bay takes its name from the semicircular shape of its beach which looks like a mushroom. This bay is surrounded by cliffs full of vegetation, the sand is white and the water is a beautiful turquoise color.
This is considered one of the most beautiful beaches of Nusa Lembongan and also serves as a port for the island. It is possible that in this bay you will find many boats and tourists going up and down, but it is a beautiful beach worth visiting.
Like all the beaches in Nusa Lembongan, Paradise Beach is also a white sand beach surrounded by vegetation.
This may not be the most beautiful beach in Nusa Lembongan, but it certainly has the best views. From Paradise Beach you can see in the distance the Agung volcano, the highest mountain in Bali.
Jungut Batu Beach
Jungut Batu Beach is the longest beach in Nusa Lembongan and also the most touristy. At low tide, you can see white sand for miles on Jungut Batu Beach.
This beach is ideal for sunbathing, but not so much for swimming as there is a lot of coral at the bottom that makes it difficult to get into the water. Along this beach there are cafes and restaurants where you can sit and have a drink and watch this wonder of nature.
Sandy Bay Beach
Sandy Bay Beach is a white sand paradise in Nusa Lembongan. You can relax in the white sand and take a bath in its turquoise waters. In addition, this beach is ideal to see the sunset and to have dinner in one of the restaurants that are in front of the beach.
Devil’s Tears is a cliff located very close to Sandy Bay, southeast of Nusa Lembongan. In these cliffs the waves of the Indian Ocean hit the rock with great force and it is this phenomenon that gives the name to this site: the tears of the devil.
Watching the waves crashing against the caves formed by the force of the ocean is an incredible show. The waves break upwards and form a curtain of pulverized water. Devil’s Tears is one of the must-see places on your visit to Nusa Lembongan.
Yellow Bridge is the bridge that connects Nusa Lembongan to Nusa Ceningan. This bridge is very important for the locals as they can cross from one island to another without the need of a boat. The yellow bridge can only be crossed by foot, bike or motorbike.
Yellow Bridge became very famous in social networks because its yellow color contrasts with the turquoise water of the Indian Ocean.
Mangrove Forest and Mangrove Beach
Contrary to the south of the island where there are paradisiacal beaches and vertiginous cliffs, the northeast of Nusa Lembongan is covered by mangroves. Mangrove Forest has an area of 55 hectares in which many species of tropical animals and birds live.
To visit these mangroves you can hire a tour or rent a kayak and explore them at your own pace. We recommend visiting Mangrove Forest during the morning, as there is high tide and it is the best time to go by boat or kayak. Also, in the early hours of the day there is more chance of seeing animals and birds.
Very close to the mangroves there is also a beach called Mangrove Beach. This beach is an ideal place to snorkel since the coral is spectacular and there is a great variety of fish.
WHERE TO STAY IN NUSA LEMBONGAN
Although it is a quite small island, in Nusa Lembongan there is a great variety and number of accommodations from which you can choose. From simple homestays to luxury resorts, you will not lack options to find the right accommodation for you on the island.
WHERE TO EAT IN NUSA LEMBONGAN
Despite being an island of only 8 square kilometers, you can find many places to eat in Nusa Lembongan. On this island there are restaurants of all kinds, modern cafes and even beach clubs.
WHAT TO DO IN NUSA LEMBONGAN
The most outstanding activities you can do in Nusa Lembongan are the water activities like snorkelling, diving or surfing. If you have more time you can visit the neighbouring islands, Nusa Penida and Nusa Ceningan or even take a boat to the Gili Islands.