If you are wondering, where is Nusa Lembongan Island? Well, this quiet Island is located in Southeast Bali and is one of the Islands that form a part of the Nusa Penida district. It is very popular with tourists for many obvious reasons. It has beautiful sandy beaches, historical sites, religious spots, mangrove swamps, and emerald green mountains. If you are looking for a peaceful getaway from your hectic life, then this is it.
If you are confused between Nusa Lembongan or Nusa Penida, then worry not, Nusa Penida is a larger island located near Lembongan but it is a hilly one. Although Nusa Lembongan Island is famous for its resorts, there are plenty of other things that it has to offer for every person looking for a break from the stress of everyday life. Apart from spiritual life, there are also popular diving and swimming spots and plenty of historical and natural attractions.
Best Time To Visit Nusa Lembongan Island
You can visit Nusa Lembongan Island in Bali Indonesia, at any time of the year but if you visit between October-April, it would be rainy at that time so it wouldn’t be ideal. The best time to visit, however, would be during the dry season (May-September), there will be less rainfall, plenty of sunshine and less humidity. If you plan to go surfing, it would be best to visit during the dry season as well.
How To Get To Nusa Lembongan Island
By Air- The Nusa Lembongan Islands nearest airport is located in Sanur, a small beach town. It is popular with tourists because of its close proximity to the Island. Those who are traveling by air will have to take a flight to Ngurah Rai International Airport (also called Densapar airport) which connects it to Sanur. Thereafter, they will have to take a boat from Sanur to the Nusa Lembongan Islands and the duration will depend on the kind of boat they take, it can range from 35 minutes in a speedboat to an hour and a half in a traditional public boat.
By Sea- To experience all that Nusa Lembongan Island has to offer, one should take a liveaboard cruise ship to these Islands.
Liveaboards- If you are willing to take a Nusa Lembongan Island tour by sea, then there are plenty of cruises at different timings. You can either travel on a cruise ship or hire a private yacht. The cruise ships are great for day trips to Nusa Lembongan Island and if you want to take part in the watersports and learn about the Island and its locals.
Nusa Lembongan Island Tour Price: $110( INR 8,105) per person.
There are public ferries also available from Sanur Harbour to Nusa Lembongan Island. Although the prices are rather cheap, it also takes much time and lacks comfort as compared to a liveaboard.
Things To Do In Nusa Lembongan Island
1. Mangrove Forest: Enjoy the view
This beautiful forest paves the way for a relaxing and scenic journey. You will have to take a boat to pass through the green waters, you can either hire someone to paddle for you or you can take one out by yourself and do the work. Either way, this is one of the best things to do Nusa Lembongan Island.
2. Tigerlillys: Indulge in a delicious meal
This is one of the best restaurants in Nusa Lembongan Island. Hidden away in a beautiful tropical garden, this restaurant offers authentic Indonesian food and some traditional western dishes like pizzas, cheesecake and more.
3. Blue Corner Bar: Spend a memorable evening
This is a popular spot for nightlife in Nusa Lembongan Island. This modern bar overlooks the beach. You can relax on bean bags with your feet in the sand and enjoy drinks. This a great way to party the night away with the locals near a beach fire.
4. Dream Beach: Go cliff jumping
If adventurous is what you are, then this is the perfect place for you. You can go swimming, cliff jumping, surf the waves and enjoy a cold drink from the restaurants on the beach. This beach has a beautiful view but it tends to get quite crowded on the weekends.
Places To Stay In Nusa Lembongan Island
1. Batu Karang Resort
This resort is located on the hillside and has a great view of the ocean. You can even see Mount Agung from here. If you get one of the villas, you get a great balcony view from the top of the hill and you can even have access to the pool, gym and spa services. You can even ask the resort to take you to some diving and snorkeling spots that only they have access to. This seems to be a popular Nusa Lembongan Island accommodation.
Tariff: INR 16,974 per night.
Location: Jungutbatu, Nusapenida, Jungutbatu, Nusapenida, Kabupaten Klungkung, Bali 80771, Indonesia
2. Villa Voyage
Villa Voyage in Nusa Lembongan Island is located on the beach front and is set amidst the tropical setting of the Island. This luxurious place ensures comfort and great memories to be made on the white sandy beaches. It is also a 10-minute walk away from Dream Beach.
Tariff: INR 65,947 for a minimum of 2 nights.
Location: Sunset beach, Nusa Lembongan, Kecamatan Nusa Penida, Kabupaten Klungkung, Jungutbatu, Lembongan, Bali, 80771, Indonesia
3. D’Nusa Beach Club & Resort
The Nusa Beach Club & Resort in Nusa Lembongan Island combines the beauty of the jungle and the serenity of the ocean perfectly. It offers a variety of rooms including the very popular Lagoon Suite, where you get to share a lagoon with another couple. You can even rent out a beautiful villa and enjoy a private pool.
Tariff: INR 12,137 for lagoon suite for one night.
Location: Jl. Hang Tuang Number. 27 Ruko number 6,Light House Beach Head Office, Jungut Batu Village, 80771, Indonesia
Tips For Visiting Nusa Lembongan Island
- Carry your mosquito repellent as there tend to be a lot more mosquitoes when it rains. If you forget to carry it, you can use the local Bokashi rub oil.
- It would be a good idea to choose the mode of transport as per your budget and requirement to save on time and money.
- Carry enough cash with you as there is only one ATM on the entire island and it is almost always out of cash or out of order because the locals use it as well.
- Carry a poncho if you visit during the wet season because it rains quite heavily. You can also purchase one there.
- Choose light clothing when visiting during the dry season as it might get too humid.
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