Nusa Ceningan is the smallest yet beautiful Island of Bali’s three Nusa Islands. Nusa Ceningan is located between the more popular Nusa Lembongan and the biggest and fantastic Nusa Penida. The island is frequently explored in sequence with an excursion to Nusa Lembongan.Nusa Ceningan and Nusa Lembongan are advantageously linked by an emblematic yellow suspension bridge that can be conveniently crossed by foot, bicycle or with a bike. These gorgeous and super fun islands feature almost identical natural and social characteristics like seaside fishing communities and farms. We must tell you that from this yellow bridge, the panorama of these two islands is spectacular. The yellow bridge is picture perfect and iconic. You might have seen the pictures of people posing and taking selfies in front to the bridge circulating on social media.
If you are willing to explore Bali closely that we must suggest you visit this beautiful Island. This island is not as frequently visited by tourists as the other two Nusa Islands. However, that has turned up in favor of this island as the beauty remained virgin and untouched. Nusa Ceningan possibly does not have numerous attractions, but that’s part of its appeal. On this secondary-journeyed island, you can relish a vigorous and pleasant ramble to witness local life closely. Throughout the shorelines, you’ll experience all-embracing seascapes flecked with conventional fishing vessels, large pieces of green seaweed, and mangrove forests with turtle nesting beaches. The favorite inshore spots are the Blue Lagoon, which presents a cliff-top vantage point; and Secret Beach on Ceningan’s southwest.
Blue Lagoon, on the left tip of Blue Lagoon you can observe and appreciate the cliff jumping point where you can test daring spirits for just IDR 25,000 per jump, or you may also opt to stay back and watch other people jumping their heart off the cliff. It is not official or govt supported jumping spot. Neither is it privately maintained adventure place, so there are rarely any lifeguards nearby. So not many facilities, however, you may try jumping and prove yourself daring than other people who prefer to sit and watch. Check the tides, wear reef shoes, and don’t try if you are a weak swimmer, remember, it’s dangerous.
Mahana Point: There is another cliff jump point is on the other side of the lagoon, called Mahana Point, next to the Pura Batu Melawang temple. A great sunset bar with diving boards called Mahana Point. A 10m and 6m board faced a famous surf break. A few beers and a beautiful sunset to make an outstanding day on Nusa Ceningan!
Angel’s Billabong, this spectacular and panoramic rock establishment near Pasih Uug beach extends a dramatic and picture perfect outlook above the lagoon. The water is crystal clear and you can truly approach to these crystal clear stone pools for an excellent splash or swimming opportunity. Low tide would be a better time to have fun in these natural reef pools.
Location: Southwestern coast Nusa Penida
Pantai Atuh Beach, Atuh Beach is a secluded beach on the southeastern shoreline of Nusa Penida island, which is fringed by radiant green hills and peninsular formations. The four main rocks that mark the coast are named Batu Melawang, Batu Abah, Batu Paon, and Bukit Jineng.
Location: Pejukatan, south-eastern coast Nusa Penida.
Another must visit attraction in Nusa Ceningan is underwater scooter ride to explore the mysterious and ravishing underwater garden, packed with sunken temples and statues. This is an amazing underwater experience and most recommended while visiting this beautiful Nusa Ceningan Island.
Nusa Ceningan Island Location: Nusa Ceningan, Nusa Islands, Klungkung
The underwater Buddha, stupas, with other smaller statues at Ceningan is a great sight to observe. Isn’t it amazing to have an opportunity to snorkel with a stunning manmade 2.5-meter-tall (8.2 ft) statue of Buddha in the heart of diverse stupas? The Buddha is standing North and is positioned at the entrance to the Ceningan channel. Proceeding from the Mangrove Center on Nusa Lembongan one should enter the channel between Lembongan and Ceningan, it is close to the edge of the Ceningan Island on the north end. You will have to hire a local guide with a boat and they can assist you to get right up to the underwater Buddha.
How to get there: To get to Nusa Ceningan, You may set yourself on boats departing from Sanur, Serangan Island or Tanjung Benoa on the Bali mainland to Nusa Lembongan. It usually takes around 45 minutes. From Lembongan, you can access Ceningan via the bridge.
The best way to get to Nusa Lembongan is through modest public boats, which regularly depart from Sanur Beach. You may also opt for fast boat transfers from Tanjung Benoa Harbour. The boats usually depart at 08:00 in the morning from Sanur. There are a number of notable fast transfer services from Benoa Harbour, ranking from fast boats to larger comfortable vessels. Usual departure times are 09:00 or 10:30, and you can experience a faster and also convenient ride opposed to tinier public boats. Journeys usually take around 45 minutes. From Lembongan, you can access Ceningan via the bridge.
Following are a few notable cruise companies, from which we can book your next island holiday.
Bali Hai Cruises This very well organized cruise company in Bali has a fine line of classy vessels, including the swift catamaran and sailboats. the sailboats mostly offering the famous day cruises.
Cruises normally depart at 09:15 and return at 16:15.
Opening Hours: 09:00-16:30
Location: Jalan Wahana Tirta No.1, Benoa Tel: +62 (0)361 720 331
Bounty Cruises, provide one-way and return transfers, and usually renders tea or coffee with breakfast and movies on board. They also offer day cruise packages that allow you undergo their specifically created pontoon that is full of activities and exercises, such as an onsite 44m water slide, canoeing, banana boat rides, snorkeling, diving, jet skis and others.
Opening Hours: 07:30-20:00
Location: Jalan Wahana Tirta No.1, Benoa Tel: +62 (0)361 726 666
Island Explorer Cruises, Their main craft is called as the ‘Bali Fun Ship’, that is a 26m fast vessel that can transport 150 tourists and is outfitted with a pool and water slide from its upper deck. Your cruise to Lembongan covers snacks and refreshments, and the fun continues once you land at the island with extra water activities and a barbecue buffet lunch.
Opening Hours: 07:00-21:00
Location: Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai 622, Suwung, South Denpasar
Tel: +62 (0)361 728 088
Scoot Fast Cruises, there’s one catamaran and five boats in this company’s fleet, including a glass-bottom boat for coral viewing around the waters of Lembongan. This catamaran, can carry up to 55 passengers and departs 09:30, available for one-way and return transfers.
Opening Hours: 08:00-22:00
Location: Jalan Hangtuah No. 27, Sanur
Tel: +62 (0)361 271 030
Quicksilver Cruise, this catamaran cruises to Nusa Penida depart at 08:45 from Benoa. The cruise covers lunch and you get to explore the incredible underwater views with its marine and underwater activities, which include banana boat rides, snorkeling and submarine rides.
Opening Hours: 08:30-16:30
Location: Jalan Kerta Dalem No.96, Sidakarya, South Denpasar
Tel: +62 (0)361 721 521