nusa lembongan Guide

A week end gateway

Imagine waking up to the view of the ocean, with the holy Mount Agung in the background. Misty and majestic.

Nusa Lembongan, and its sister island Ceningan are like extra goodness for Bali visitors. It’s remote enough without being too far from Bali’s mainland (25min only by boat).

A place where you can just…stay, enjoying your time, ripping the waves and do your things.

With great surf, diving, snorkelling and killer views of the ocean, Lembongan and Ceningan are definitely a must-see to satiate your wanderlust.

The only way to reach Nusa Lembongan is by boat.

  • From Bali: Sanur and Padang Bay harbour offer shuttles to the island every day. Beware! Return boats from Nusa Lembongan to Sanur or Padang Bay are usually in the middle of the afternoon ( 3 or 4 pm). Take care not to miss this boat or you'll have to sleep on the island. Although, thanks to Bedforest this shouldn't cause any headache.

Nusa Ceningan is an island situated in the South-East of Nusa Lembongan. The only way to access the island is via the famous Yellow Bridge. Follow the main road and you'll automatically find the bridge. If you feel lost, just ask anyone on the island. They will all be happy to help you.

Public boats depart daily close from the bridge between Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan, and run to Toyapakeh or Buyuk Harbour in northern Nusa Penida. There are also services from the Jungut Batu area of Nusa Lembongan to Nusa Penida. All of these can be very crowded, so stay calm and enjoy the harbor.

The Must-Do if you're in Nusa Lembongan: you should definitely dive and/or snorkel! Boats will take you to Manta Point and you will be able to meet gigantic Manta Rays! In the correct season, you can also see some incredible Mola Mola fish.

Then, in the North of the island you can snorkel and meet hundreds of colorful fish. Moreover, Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan have beautiful white-sand beaches that will welcome you for some relaxed tanning.

It's really important that you bring cash with you because there is only one ATM on the island and you never know what could happen. When you arrive on Nusa Lembongan you can find the ATM machine just in the harbour and Indonesian rupiah is the only currency accepted. There is one currency exchange office though, in case you have some extra money to exchange.

Nusa Lembongan is home to some world-class waves and has surf-able waves all year round. The island has three main breaks that can be enjoyed by the beginner to the more experienced surfer. All breaks are dependent on tides with best conditions on mid to high tides.

Be careful when driving around the island as the infrastructure might be in bad shape at some places. Furthermore, there are some extremely hilly places. Hati Hati!

There is a small hospital and ambulance in Nusa Lembongan. It's open during day time but if you need medical support at night, just shout out in front of the building as all employees live next to the hospital. There are also several small clinics on the main road.

Nusa Lembongan is a well renowned holiday destination for tourists as well as for locals too. There is all kind of accommodations available. Feel free to scroll down to see our hospitality recommendations.

There are many trips offered on the island to see the manta rays. The most famous snorkeling spots are Mangrove Point, Manta Bay and Crystal Bay. You'll love to dive into the pristine water around Nusa Lembongan.

Yes, there is nightlife in Nusa Lembongan. You will mainly find bars with live music at night. Restaurants will be open in the night as well. There will be no problem in drink and food supply!

Nusa Lembongan is one of three small islands between the south of Bali and the South of Lombok. Please check our map for more details.

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