Just off the coast of Bali are two tropical islands with exquisite white sand beaches. The islands of Nusa Lembongan and Ceningan, both popular but relatively uninhabited, should not be missed when planning a trip to Bali. The two islands are connected by a yellow bridge, making it an ideal location for a vacation. In Nusa Lembongan & Ceningan, you can expect stunning coastal cliffs and beaches, fantastic beach clubs, snorkeling with Manta Rays, and so much more.
Activities in Nusa Lembongan
The islands of Nusa Lembongan and Ceningan are just a few square kilometers in size. Both may be accessed by motorcycle in less than an hour. As a result, there is enough to keep you occupied for two or three full days.
Discover the beaches of Nusa Lembongan.
There are many great beaches in Bali that are not on the island’s mainland. There are a few beaches on the Nusa Islands that are ideal for sunbathing. Mahana Point and Secret Beach on Nusa Ceningan are breathtaking. Dream Beach, Mushroom Bay, Coconuts Beach, and Jungutbatu Beach are just a few of the island’s many gorgeous shorelines.
Cliffs overlooking Blue Lagoon in the Philippines
Located on Nusa Ceningan, the Blue Lagoon offers stunning views and cliff-jumping opportunities. Swimming near the coast is not recommended due to the natural nature of the aquamarine sea. When you move past the shrubs behind the viewpoint, you’ll find a little blowhole.
Nusa Lembongan’s beach clubs
Beaches on the Nusa Islands are stunning, and so are the beach clubs. Cool off in the sea or one of the many clubs’ pools during the day. The beach clubs are stunningly beautiful, and many of them provide delicious food.
Nusa Lembongan is a great place to visit Ginger and Jamu, Ohana’s, and Sandy Bay beach club.
Nusa Ceningan’s Sand and Le Pirate Beachclubs are more intimate and cheap places to spend the day.
An excursion to the island of Nusa Penida for the day
One day, Nusa Penida will be the setting for a Hollywood blockbuster. The breathtaking views from the 200-meter-high cliffs (which you can descend down!) are a must-do while in Bali.
From Nusa Lembongan, you may take a 15-minute boat ride to the island of Nusa Penida, from where you can rent a car or a motorbike and explore the island at your own pace.
Afternoon drinks at the Cloudland Bar
Make yourself comfortable on a beanbag and sip on a Bintang or other beverage while the sun sets on another amazing day in Bali! The Cloudland Bar atop the cliffs of Lembongan is a fantastic, yet not ostentatious, bar. Getting there can be a bit of a challenge, but Google Maps is correct about the route to take.
The Mangrove Boat Tour of Lembongan
Explore the mangroves on Nusa Lembongan’s northeastern edge in a small boat or on a stand-up paddleboard. There is nothing like a relaxing river ride to put you in a state of relaxation.
Lembongan is a great place to go surfing
Beginner and intermediate surfers will enjoy the year-round conditions on the island of Lembongan. Go surfing at Coconuts Beach or Ceningan’s Mahana Point in the morning.
On Nusa Lembongan, the Devil’s Tear is a dangerous activity.
Lembongan islands are known for their tremendous waves breaking against cliffs. Incredibly powerful and potentially hazardous, Devil’s Tear is a blowhole where water can readily rise to heights of several stories above the surrounding terrain. It’s important that you stay away from the brink.
Views from the Dreamscape
Dreampoint on Nusa Ceningan, which is located near to the Twilight Huts Lembongan hotel, is another fantastic sunset spot. A nice view is provided by the ancient tree and swing, and at low tide you may walk down to witness the fishermen bringing in their day’s catch.
Manta Ray Diving and Snorkeling
Manta rays, Mola-Mola sunfish, and dolphins can all be seen in the waters between the islands of Nusa Ceningan and Nusa Penida. The Manta Point is a 20-minute boat journey from Nusa Lembongan. Take a deep breath and prepare to be awestruck by these gentle giants’ size. You should always be considerate of their surroundings and refrain from approaching them.
Admit it: you’re right. When they’re in the water, swings are even better. These are really popular on Nusa Lembongan and Ceningan, so you’ll see them all over the place. One can include Sand, Sea Breeze and Dream Beach among others. Is there anything else that you’ve come across?
The Yellow Bridge.
It’s the Yellow suspension bridge that connects these two Nusa Islands. A two-motorcycle bridge is just broad enough for this. During sunset, the tide is extremely low in the area between the islands. Lower than a person could walk from one end to the other.
Nusa Lembongan’s best eateries
Great cafes and restaurants can be found on both Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan. At the very least, have a dinner at one of these establishments.
- In my opinion, the best cuisine on Lembongan is ginger and jamu.
- One of the best smoothie shops in town is operated by a local.
- Yuyu Resto – Fresh fish at a reasonable price
- Bali Eco Deli – Delicious, nutritious meals.
- Sunset cocktails at Sandy Bay Beach Club
Two islands in Indonesia: Lembongan and Ceningan
Getting to any of the Nusa Islands is a breeze from Bali’s main island. Both Sanur and Kusamba are within a 25-minute drive of each other. Getting on and off the boat requires a short walk, as there is no pier to speak of. As a result, it’s better to wear slip-on shoes or sandals. Sanur’s harbor may be reached in 60 to 90 minutes by car from either Ubud or Uluwatu, depending on traffic.
Price of a boat ride to Nusa Lembongan
500.000 IDR (35 USD) for two people includes a return ticket from Sanur to Nusa Lembongan and a hotel transfer. You can also purchase a one-way ticket for 20.000 IDR per person in the harbor of Lembongan (2 USD).
Navigating the Islands of Nusa Lembongan and Ceningan
Motorcyclists can view the two islands in an hour of driving. Both islands are more relaxed than Bali and may be explored on a motorbike if you’re familiar with it. While renting a car and driver is an option for getting about Lembongan, this is not an option for Ceningan because cars cannot cross the bridge.
Accommodations in Nusa Lembongan
On the islands of Nusa Lembongan and Ceningan, there are numerous hotels, resorts, and hostels. A more vibrant island, Lembongan is a better bet if you’re on a tight budget.
Nusa Lembongan and Ceningan both have ATMs.
There are only a handful of ATMs on Nusa Lembongan, and they are often closed for a few days at a time. Visa and Mastercard are both accepted, but other cards appear to have issues. Card payment is available at several of the larger beach clubs and restaurants.
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