Nusa Lembongan is a small sized island off the southeast coast and one hour away by boat from mainland Bali. Quickly becoming one of Bali's most popular attractions, this island paradise is a world away from the hassle and hectic pace of South Bali. Neither hawkers nor traffic mar the magnificent scenery; this is a fine place to just put your feet up and relax. It is great though for relaxing, diving and snorkeling and other sea sports. The water is some of the clearest you will find anywhere, and a vivid aqua blue in colour.
The island is ideal for bicycles and motorcycles, on this Island we go around with a motorcycle in an hour and a half. Nusa Lembongan have lots of white sand beaches. The waves attract the surfers of the world. Finding a mangrove forest is a must, as an underground house (over 100 square meters!), Carved by the hands of one man, puppeteer, dancer and Hindou priest, who wants to show with his crazy work, the truth of an Indian Legend.
Visiting the small neighboring island, Nusa Ceningan, connected by an unforgettable bridge is also recommended. Last important point, birds are protected in Nusa Lembongan and it is pleasing to see them at any time during walking. Furthermore this destination also satisfies experienced divers who can easily go on Nusa Penida's spots, among the most famous of Indonesian archipelago.
Attractions in Nusa Lembongan
- Devil's Tear
This scenic outcrop on the southwestern-most edge of Nusa Lembongan is magnificent. You’re greeted to an expansive ocean view with azure waters afar, but with crashing and frothing waves near the jagged limestone cliffs. To get there, head southward to the villages from the main resort-filled Mushroom Bay and look for the signposts for ‘Devil’s Tear’, ‘Cafe Pandan’ and ‘Dream Beach Bungalows.
- Dream Beach
Dream Beach is a secluded 115-metre stretch of white sand on the southwestern coast of Lembongan Island (the most popular holiday destination of Bali’s 3 Nusa Islands). The beach is one among Lembongan’s collection of beautiful and quiet beaches, with a landscape that’s mostly comprised of low-lying limestone cliffs and dramatic rock formations. While Lembongan’s most popular side is its western coast with sea-view hotels and villas set along the village of Jungutbatu, Dream Beach is well far-off from the crowds.Dream Beach to be another great spot for staying on after a day out on the coast for Lembongan Island’s wonderful sunsets.
- Jungut Batu
Jungut Batu refers to both the seaside village and its coast in the north-western area of Lembongan. It is one of the two main beachfronts, and the longest stretch on the island, where you’ll find most of the hotels and restaurants. The small rocky cliff to its south provides great views over the island’s main surf breaks, namely Shipwrecks and Lacerations, together with the beautiful sunsets over mainland Bali afar.
Lacerations is the name of a challenging surf break in Nusa Lembongan. You can charter boats from the nearest beach, namely Jungut Batu or Mushroom Bay. These breaks suit intermediate to experienced surfers and are best during the dry season (between the months of March and October).
- Mushroom Bay
This small stretch of white sand neighbours the longer coastline of Jungut Batu to the southwest. As a bay, it is much more secluded and becomes even quainter once the boats carry day-trippers back to the Bali mainland in the afternoons. You’ll find great bungalow-style accommodation here, with the likes of the Mushroom Beach Bungalow, The Sunjaya, and The Palm Grove.
- Nusa Lembongan Mangrove Forest
This lush mangrove forest covers most of the northeastern coastline of Lembongan, and can be reached via the coastal village road of Jungut Batu. There are local wooden boat operators in the adjacent fishing village who can take you on gondola-like mangrove tours through the forest at a quiet, slow and steady pace.
- Nusa Lembongan Seaweed Farms
Besides fishing, seaweed farming is a main source of living for the Nusa islanders. Seaweed farming takes place around many parts of the island, but the most accessible farms are on the southern side of Lembongan Village. Most of the seaweed grown here is destined for the Asian cosmetics industry, as well as processed for foodstuffs and carrageenan jelly powder. You’ll see many harvested seaweed being dried up on the shore. Certain types of seaweed are also used as fresh salads, too!
- Paradise Beach
This sandy white beach at the far end of Jungut Batu borders the mangrove forests on Lembongan’s northern coastline, and is a great place for sunset lovers. You are also treated to wonderful views with outlines of the Bali mainland on the horizon. The stretch of sand offers pleasant beach walks during the day and at sunset, and you can easily get here via the main Jalan Jungut Batu road that runs the length of Nusa Lembongan’s western coastline.
- Yellow Bridge
Those wanting to cross over to Lembongan’s sister island of Nusa Ceningan may do so at the suspension bridge connecting the two. This yellow bridge is located on Nusa Lembongan’s southwest coast, and provides a panoramic and elevated view over the blue waters, which are peppered with traditional fishing boats and seaweed patches.
Getting to Nusa Lembongan
Nusa Lembongan can be reach by Fast Boat only, from Bali or Lombok. Getting from Bali to Nusa Lembongan only need 30 to 40 minutes transfer time depend on sea weather. While from Lombok or Gili to Nusa Lembongan need around 2 to 3 hours transfer time. From Bali, you can take fast boat from Sanur, Serangan or Pemelisan Harbor. There are various fast boat will take you to Nusa Lembongan, from the cheap one to the big and luxurious fast boat. For more informations you can visit Bali to Nusa Lembongan and Gili Trawangan to Nusa Lembongan
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