Nusa Lembongan Island

Nusa Lembongan is an eminent and impressive island destination and popular amongst the tourist from all around the world. This magnificent Island is set approximately 20km off the southeast seaside of Bali which you can cover within a 45-minute boat ride either from Sanur Beach or Benoa Harbour. Most popular and often referred to as ‘Lembongan’, the island is the most active and action packed destination amidst the group of three Nusa islands, the other two being Nusa Ceningan and Nusa Penida.

The spectacular island of Nusa Lembongan presents great reefs and wave breaks excellent for diving or surfing. Nusa Lembongan exhibits an extensive array of hotel and accommodation options. Lembongan, a great spot, and most popular romantic island escape is a really good place to visit especially for honeymoon couples and families as well as tourists of all ages.

Here are the few highlights of interest

Nusa Lembongan also serves as the base to take off from to adjacent sister island like Nusa Ceningan or Nusa Penida where honeymooners, adventure-lovers as well as cultural admirers can enjoy a spectacular voyage. Excellent snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing spots can all be enjoyed at Lembongan. There’s much you can see and do while on Nusa Lembongan including a mysterious underground house, lush mangrove forests, and seafood farming villages. While snorkelers and divers can enjoy the crystal clear waters and vivid reefs, a little less energetic effort can be put towards Sea Walker and other underwater activities. 

Bali Marine Walk, this exotic tour leads you to an unforgettable journey of a lifetime. Four to six meters underwater, you actually get to see and touch the colorful marine life. You obviously wear specifically invented helmets that enable you to survive underwater. A fun option for those who prefer not to dive.

Location: Nusa Lembongan Tel: +62 (0)361 282 654

Devil’s Tear, This picturesque land on the southwestern-most edge of Nusa Lembongan is truly majestic. Have an unreserved and voluminous ocean view with sky-blue waters, brighten by striking and bubbling waves near the ragged sandstones. To get there, head south to Mushroom Bay and look for the signposts for ‘Devil’s Tear’, ‘Cafe Pandan’ and ‘Dream Beach Bungalows’.

Location: Lembongan Village, West Nusa Lembongan Island

Dream Beach, this is another beautiful and isolated beach on Nusa Lembongan. The waterfront scenery in this part of the island is often embellished with low lying sandstones, few with exciting cave formations. You will feel embraced with the beautiful sea views from overhead cliffs or down at this small sandy retreat, which is exciting and dramatic during sunset time.

Location: South Nusa Lembongan

Goa Gala-Gala Underground House, this extraordinary and unusual artificial highlight is located in the southwestern section of Lembongan, called ‘Goa Gala-Gala’. this secret and underground house highlight a limestone maze of connected chambers. The ‘house’ was sparked and inspired by an episode from the Mahabharata legend in which the ‘Pandawa’ escaped expulsion from the ‘Kauravas’ by sheltering in a cave. This underground house took a decade to excavate by its owner and was completed in 1976.

Location: Lembongan Village, West Nusa Lembongan Island

Jungut Batu is the longest and stunning sandy stretch on the island, where you’ll find most of the lavish hotels and restaurants. The modest jagged cliff to its south renders great views over the island’s main surf breaks, namely Shipwrecks and Lacerations, together with the beautiful sunsets over mainland Bali.

Location: Jalan Jungut Batu, Nusa Lembongan

Mushroom Bay, this humble span of white sand lies in the vicinity of the longer coastline of Jungut Batu. As a bay, it is much screened and isolated. Mushroom Bay becomes even more singular once the boats carry day-trippers back to the Bali mainland. Mushroom Bay serves as the best spot for romantic day outs and great for honeymooners who can afford beautiful bungalow-style accommodation here.

Location: Mushroom Bay, Nusa Lembongan

Nusa Lembongan Mangrove Forest, this dense mangrove jungle houses most of the northeastern coastline of Lembongan and can be entered via the beachfront village road of Jungut Batu. There are regional wooden boat administrators in the adjoining fishing village who can guide you on gondola-like mangrove tours through the forest at a quiet, slow and steady pace.

Location: North-eastern coast Nusa Lembongan

Nusa Lembongan Seaweed Farms, In addition to fishing, seaweed farming is quite popular and serves as the main source of living for the Nusa islanders. It takes place around many parts of the island, but the most friendly and pleasant farms are on the southern side of Lembongan Village. Most of the seaweed developed here is predetermined for the Asian cosmetics industry, foodstuffs, and carrageenan jelly powder. You’ll see several harvested seaweed being dried up on the shore.

Location: Nusa Lembongan

Paradise Beach This white sandy beach at the remote end of Jungut Batu joins the mangrove forests on Lembongan’s northern coastline and is a fabulous place for sunset lovers. You get the freedom to enjoy to wonderful views with outlines of the Bali mainland on the horizon. The span of sand offers relaxing and balmy beach walks throughout the day and at sunset too, and you can quickly get here via the main Jalan Jungut Batu road that runs the length of Nusa Lembongan’s western coastline.

Location: Jungut Batu village, north coast Nusa Lembongan

Sunset Beach (Sandy Bay) Adjacent to Devil’s Tear, this isolated bay is a fabulous spot to rest and unwind the stress. You will be tempted to easily spend the whole afternoon under the palm shades but better keep moving if you are short of time. You may examine beach club which is onsite, where you can enjoy the views while resting on loungers and cold drinks in hand.

Location: Lembongan village, southwest coast Nusa Lembongan

Mushroom Bay-nusa lembongan-group tours bali

Yellow Bridge, those desiring to pass over to Nusa Ceningan may use this beautiful suspension bridge connecting the two beautiful islands. This impressive yellow bridge is placed on Nusa Lembongan’s southwest coast and presents a scenic and aerial look over the blue waters.

Location: Southwest coast Nusa Lembongan

The best way to get to Nusa Lembongan

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