A trip to the Indonesian island of Bali is a unique experience in itself. But it is also definitely worth seeing the small idyllic island; Nusa Lembongan to visit. Water sports and nature lovers will certainly not be bored here. You can go there for a day or stay overnight in a unique accommodation to further explore the island on your own.
Is a small island that is only a few square kilometers in size and is located about twelve kilometers off the coast of Bali. The island has only 5,000 inhabitants and, like Bali, belongs to the ‘Lesser Sunda Islands’.
A day out
You can go to Nusa Lembongan for a day, there are a number of ferry services per day to this small idyllic island. One of the tour operators is Bali Hai Cruises. They organize daily trips where you can choose to do all kinds of water sports activities from the boat on the beach of ‘Mushroom Bay’.
There is enough supply; View the coral on an underwater boat, take a ride on a banana boat, take a snorkeling tour or kayak.
If you prefer sand between your toes and a little more luxury, you can spend your day at the beach at the Bali Hai Tide Huts resort and also use the swimming pool. An extensive BBQ lunch is also organized and there is a bar where you can also order cocktails. Whatever choice you make, all water sports activities are included in your day ticket.
Spend the night on Nusa Lembongan
If you want to see more of the island, a day trip is not enough. It is better to book one or two nights.
There are several hotels, but you can also spend the night at the Bali Hai Tide Huts resort. You will then sleep in a traditional Lumbung hut on the beach. It is a cozy hut with a balcony, which stands on wooden poles with a thatched roof that only fits a bed. The nice thing about this unique accommodation is that when the people are away for the day, there is an oasis of peace that gives you the feeling that you are on a deserted island. A dinner on the beach completes the picture.
Nature and water sports
In addition to the water sports activities at the resort, there is much more to do on the island. The best way to explore the island is to rent a bike or scooter for just 10 euros per day. However, the road surface is a kind of holey cheese, but that makes it even more of an adventure.
In addition to the various beaches you can visit, there is also a large mangrove forest on the island. You can also book a trip to various places to take a closer look at the mangrove forest.
If you decide to go to mangrove point, it is best to go early, because it is still high tide and the trees are still in the water . The trees remain dry in the sand for the rest of the day. You can also snorkel well from this spot, snorkeling tours are also offered on the boulevard of mangrove point, where there are also various dining options. During this snorkeling tour you will be taken to the most beautiful places around Nusa Lembongan. Divers will also encounter many beautiful things underwater here.
There are also a number of good surfing spots on the island. If you are a surfer looking for an extra challenge, you can go via a bridge to the adjacent island of ‘Nusa Ceningan’, which is a 15-minute drive by scooter from Mushroom Bay. There you can jump off a cliff at Ceningan Point and go back up via the beach for a repeat. There is also a snack bar where you can eat and drink. If you don’t like surfing, you can also drive towards Bleu Lagoon which is nearby. There you have a beautiful view of rock formations and clear blue water. In short, it is a small idyllic island that is definitely worth a visit when you are in Bali.