Nusa Lembongan is that perfect middle ground between the hustle of Bali and the relative quiet of Nusa Penida.
Perfect for families, couples or groups of friends that want to chill and hang, rather than get drunk and party. With so much to see and do, you’ll be jealous of the people that call it home.
Here are the 15 best things to do on Nusa Lembongan…
Whether your an expert diver or taking your first breaths underwater, Nusa Lembongan is synonymous with diving for all levels of experience. Amongst its diverse sea life, it’s famed for its frequent sightings of Manta Rays which can spoil novice divers who might expect such aquatic majesty at every dive site!
As a well established 5-star PADI dive center, we’d recommend going with World Diving Nusa Lembongan for the optimum diving experience.
2) Bali Backdrop
Bali is a beautiful island. But viewing it from afar gives you a further appreciation of the Island of the Gods. From all across the West and North of the island, the towering Mt. Agung makes for an incredible sight when you peer over your novel while sunbathing.
Life’s a Beach…
3) Jangut Batu Beach
Jangut Batu is where you generally arrive on the island. As the largest and most populated beach, there are endless accommodation options and restaurants. The moored boats only add to the scenery.
4) Dream Beach
To the south, Dream beach is a smaller beach with a few of the quieter and pricier accommodation options. Though if it is seclusion and beachside you are after, look no further.
5) Sandy Bay
Sandy Bay is smaller again, dominated by a Mediterranean style beach club. Wanna know what holiday feels like? Have a Pina Colada in that infinity pool.
6) Mushroom Beach
Not enough beach? Mushroom beach provides a combination of cute accommodation and delightful eateries. Perfect for those Nasi Goreng and Sunbathe hours.
7) Devils Tear
So beautiful it can make the devil cry, Devils Tear is an incredible place to watch the sunset, watch little rainbows created by the water sprayed up by the tide pool. At 3-4 meters deep, it’s a great place to dive jump… if you’ve got what it takes.
8) Big Spenders Accommodation
When you arrive on Nusa Lembongan, the cozy cliff to the right looks like an island Beverly Hills of holiday homes. For the best experience of the high life, a few nights at Batu Karang can’t be beaten.
Nusa Lembongan is littered with homestays, but Mandara Beach Bungalows offers the best value for money. At Rp. 200,000 and beachside, you can’t go wrong.
10) Nusa Ceningan Yellow Bridge
To the South of the island, is a classically constructed Indonesian bridge – it’s only wide enough for 2 bikes at a time. The Yellow Bridge is your connection to Nusa Ceningan, a beautiful island that deserves an article in its own right. Stay tuned…
The mangrove forest to the north of the island makes for a calming canoe ride in the sunshine. The importance of mangroves to shoreline protection and providing a habitat for a variety of fish cannot be understated. A humbling and peaceful way to spend a couple of hours.
12) Seaweed Farms
A major economy that exists on the island is the Seaweed farming. The beauty of the synthesizing underwater plants is mesmerizing beyond what you see, but from understanding what you can’t see. In fact, it is theorized that one way to prevent climate catastrophe is to grow more seaweed farms in order to capture the carbon in the atmosphere. More Seaweed, please!
Off the Jangut Batu coast, there are gigantic Waterworld’s of slip and sliding fun. One kid’s dream fuels an adults jealousy.
Hectic slides aren’t your vibe? Get in touch with yourself at the Yoga Shack (no relation). No island getaway is complete without a beachside view from a down dog position.
There are many incredible Sunsets across Indonesia, though only the Nusa islands can boast having Bali on the horizon. Take that moment to say goodbye to the day, and enjoy colors you didn’t know were on the spectrum.