Famous as one of the most popular holiday destinations of Bali, the Nusa Ceningan Island also forms part of the Nusa Islands trio. Standing amidst the sea waters, the Island is blessed with hoards of attractive places comprising of beaches, resorts, cliffs and the famous ‘Blue Lagoon’.
While the scenic beauties popping of the Nusa Ceningan Island makes it an ideal place for nature photographers, the place is also famous for various activities such as Underwater Scootering, Ziplining, Snorkelling, and Scuba Diving.
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Things to Do at Nusa Ceningan
Photoshoot at Blue Lagoon: The Blue Lagoon is one such place on Nusa Ceningan which will completely hypnotize you with the blueness of its waters. Situated a little bit off the coast, the Blue Lagoon is surrounded by cliffs on all sides. This way, you can pose for some legendary pictures and let that selfie stick of yours do all the clicking!
Underwater Scooter: Unlike scuba diving, wherein you flapped yourselves to the deepest fathoms of the ocean, the underwater scooter comes with a slight twist. It allows you to explore the shallow reefs with only a glass ‘Bubble Head’ to wear for oxygen and a distortionless view of the corals beneath.
Sunbathing at Secret Beach: Opposite to what the name suggests, the ‘Secret Beach’ is a very popular spot for people to hang out during the day, and is not much of a ‘secret’. If you wish to splash the waters, you may go for the waters directly, which keep gushing in and out of the beach now and then. You may carry your beach mat along with the lotion and sunglasses to the beach, and lie down lazily on the soft white sand to enjoy some moments of respite.
Ziplining: The Ziplining activity is not for the weak minded people, and can usually be described as an activity in which people scream their vocal cords out in a mixed feeling of excitement and fear. March towards the Ceningan Island Resort’s Abyss Zipline point, get yourselves buckled up for the Ziplining, and zoom over those rocky beautiful cliffs and the crystal blue waters of the ocean, conquering the skies of Nusa Ceningan Island like a pro!
Restaurants in Nusa Ceningan
Seabreeze Ceningan Bar and Restaurant: Grab a bean bag and an umbrella spot on the white beach sand and have your seafood and cocktail while the cool breeze mixes that pinch of beach vibes in it!
Sunset Lounge Ceningan: Capture a magnificent view of the sunset while eating some of the most delicious seafood dishes at the Sunset Lounge Restaurant.
Blue Lagoon Resto: Clink your cocktail glasses over piping hot seafood dishes such as the Grilled Snapper, Tuna fishes topped with carrot puree and grilled prawns out of many more dishes listed on the menu card at the Blue Lagoon Resto.
Next Level Café: Climb the stairs of this café to witness the next level of dining and hospitality at this stylish open-air place. Order dishes from around the globe while sitting at this café on Nusa Ceningan Island!
How to Reach Nusa Ceningan
The Nusa Ceningan Island is situated in between the ocean waters off the southeastern coast of Bali together with the island of Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida. These three islands are collectively known as the Nusa Island trio. Thus, you may trace the place by asking for either of the names for the island.
If you are planning to travel to the Nusa Ceningan Island from the Bali mainland, the only option to reach the island is via waterways. For this, you will first have to reach the Nusa Lembongan Island and then travel to the Nusa Ceningan Island. For travelling via waterways, you may consider either of the following options:
Local Boat: You may opt for travelling via the local public boat service which starts from Sanur beach at around 8:00 AM every day, and takes around 1 hour to 1.5 hours to reach the Nusa Lembongan Island. The boats usually start from Sanur when they are completely occupied, and usually costs around Rph 60,000 to Rph 100,000 per person for the ride.
Perama Local Boat: If you wish to travel to the Nusa Lembongan Island even more comfortably, book a ticket for the Perama Local Boat which departs from Sanur at 10:30 AM, and takes around 1.5 hours to reach Nusa Lembongan. It usually costs around Rph 150,000 per person for the ride.
Speed Boats: This option is the best to travel to the Nusa Lembongan if you wish to enjoy the journey to the Island all by yourselves. Under this option, you may also get pickups arranged from your stay in Bali by coordinating with either your hotel staff or your travel agency. Costing around Rph 250,000 to Rph 300,000 per person, you can reach the Nusa Lembongan Island in just 30 minutes by travelling via the speed boats such as the Scoot and the Rocky Fast Cruise.
Once you have reached the Nusa Lembongan Island, you may travel to the Nusa Ceningan Island by booking yourselves a scooter or a push bike at the Nusa Lembongan Island to travel across the Yellow Bridge all by yourselves, enjoying the sea view on the go! Here it should be noted that other than this, you may also reach the Nusa Ceningan Island on foot, by gradually delving into the atmosphere of the place.