NUSA LEMBONGAN AND NUSA CENINGAN TRAVEL GUIDE

WHAT ARE THE NUSA ISLANDS

The Nusa Islands are three small Indonesian islands just a 40 minutes fast boat ride from Bali. They are so nearby destination and definitely a MUST visit when you’re heading over to this area of Indonesia.

three islands bali

GETTING AROUND THE NUSA ISLANDS

  • Rent a scooter

You can grab a scooter for around 50,000-70,000 IDR per day. Ask the hotel if they offer a scooter or you can take from any other place on the streets.rent a scooter in nusa lembongan

  • Get a Taxi or Driver

Nusa Islands are connected via the well-known yellow bridge, which is wide enough to be crossed with a motorbike, but too small for a car ride. To explore both of the islands you should get a taxi or private driver. One driver for Nusa Ceningan and another driver for Nusa Lembongan.

taxi in nusa lembongan

HOW TO GET FROM BALI TO NUSA LEMBONGAN

sanur habor

From Bali, you can grab a fast boat from Sanur harbor directly to Nusa Lembongan. There are many competing tours and they charge around 400,000 IDR (45 Bulgarian Lev or 23 Euros) for a return ticket and they pick up and drop off you from and to your hotel in Bali. Your driver will pick you up from any location.

From Ubud it’s a 2-hour drive, Kuta about 1-hour, Canggu about 1.5-hour, it really depends on the traffic. With the fast boat to Lembongan, it takes roughly 40 minutes to get from Bali to Nusa Lembongan and is a smooth enough ride depending on the weather.

Some of the main ferry companies are: rockyfastcruise and scootcruise

harbor sanurmy love with the suitcases in harbor sanur

WHERE WILL YOU STAY

We stayed in Nusa Lembongan at a charming local resort called Pemedal Beach Resort. When we arrived with the boat in Nusa Lembongan we were picked with a taxi to the resort (I don’t remember the price, but it depends on the number of people). The taxi looks like the car in the picture below.

pemedal beach resort villas

pemedal beach resort pool

The villas are great including everything you need. They have an infinity pool with a view of the ocean. The price includes breakfast. 

pemedal beach resort

pemedal beach resort bedroom

They welcome you with a cocktail.

pemedal beach resort cocktails

THINGS TO DO IN BOTH ISLANDS

Nusa Lembongan Best Spots

1. Devil’s Tear

devil's tear

devil's tear waves crash

Costs – Free

Where is it on the map?

Overview – offering panoramic views of the coastline and some of the craziest waves I have ever seen, Devil’s Tears is definitely one of the coolest spots on Lembongan island. After the crash, if the waves against the rocks, you see a huge spray and then what looks like dozens of mini waterfalls cascading down back into the water. The water is a beautiful color of blue. There are a few snack huts available to top up your energy.

devil's tear waterfall

devil's tear eye

2. Sandy Bay Beach 

sandy bay beach

Costs – Free

Where is  it on the map?

Overview – beach with clear crystal water and tiny sands. You can seat at the Sandy Beach Club and watch crashing waves and views to Devil’s Tear, you will be spoilt for lounging options – oversize sunbeds, deep sofas, bean bags on the beach and the most comfortable of daybeds – the choice is yours.

3. Watch the Agung Volcano from cafe The Deck Bar

agung volcano view from nusa lembongan

Costswebsite with their menu

Where is it on the map?

Overview – you can have a wonderful breakfast with a view of the Agung volcano. 

4. Dream Beach

dream beach nusa lembongan

Costs – Free

Where is on the map?

Overview – it is one of the most epic beaches on the island. If you love turquoise water and golden sands then this is a must-see on your visit to Nusa Lembongan Island. In the morning the ocean is more violent but in the late evening it is calm.

Nusa Ceningan Best Spots

1. Relax at Agung Beach Club

me in agung beach club

agung beach club

Costs – it depends on what you order.

Where is it on the map?

Overview – you will be taken into the forest by a paddle boat and you go through the gaps among the very quiet forest and feel the silence of it during your tour since it is out of the crowd. Furthermore, you will see crabs hiding among the mangrove stalks.

2. Yellow Bridge

yellow bridge

Costs – Free

Where is it on the map?

Overview – it connects Lembongan and Ceningan and it has been rebuilt and renamed ‘The Bridge Of Love’. Many tourists come to take photos of the brightly colored landmark.

3. Blue Lagoon

blue lagoon nusa ceningan

me and my love in blue lagoon nusa ceningan

Costs – Free

Where is it on the map?

Overview – the cliff edges and rock formations make for an awesome setting to sit and watch the waves crash. Or if you’re feeling super brave you can head over the other side for a spot of cliff jumping! Please be sure to check for high tide though and know your limits.

4. Secret beach

secret beach corals

secret beach nusa ceningan

Costs – Free

Where is it on the map?

Overview – a shallow reef spanned almost the entire beach, which didn’t make for great swimming. You can find the best corals on the island like this in the pictures above.

secret beach bali corals

secret beach view bali

5. The Sand Ceningan Bar

the sand nusa ceningan

Costs – Free

Where is it on the map?

Overview – one of the best spots for watching the sunset. Friendly staff, delicious food and a good beach with sunbeds, swing and so on. You should try a dessert with banana and cheese (I dream about him).

boat in nusa ceningan bar

watch the ocean at nusa ceningan

2 Comments

  1. Paul
    30/04/2019 / 7:44 AM

    Hi
    Thank you very much for excellent guide!!
    I have plan to travel belie in coming June.
    It is appreciated if you can give me driver and guide name as I don’t know motor or car driving. Me my wife and son 7 years old will visit. Is it Possible to ride in motor 3 person ?

    • Gabriela Manova
      Author
      16/05/2019 / 5:41 PM

      Hey, thank you that you like it the guide. When we were on these two islands, we rented a scooter from our hotel in Nusa Lembongan. They provide us with their scooter, but I don’t remember the price. I can give you one driver that we use it but he is on the Bali island not in the Nusa Lembongan. Also, my recommendation for riding the scooter for three of you is possible if you a good driver and have an experience. The roads there are not in good condition and it is risky for you. The driver name is Yus Arimbawa. You can find him on Facebook or call him +62 81 239 45252. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to text me. Have a great day.

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