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Nusa Lembongan

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Best Time: March - November Read More

Ideal duration: 2 -3 days

Nearest Airport: Ngurah Rai International Airport Check Flights

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Nusa Lembongan Tourism

The Nusa Islands are a group of islands that lie off the southeast coast of Bali. Nusa Lembongan is the largest and most famous of the Nusa Islands and is a hot-bed for watersports because of its crystal clear waters and teeming marine life. Nusa Lembongan is also a haven for surfers and the waves on the island attract surfers from across the world. Nusa Lembongan is a popular stopover for visitors from Bali and Lombok and the island is well-facilitated and is very tourist-friendly.

Nusa Lembongan is part of a group of three islands that form the Nusa Penida district, the other two being Nusa Penida and Nusa Ceningan. The island is separated from Bali by the Badung Strait. There are three main villages on the island. Most of the local population lives in Lembongan village whereas the other two villages, Jungut Batu and Mushroom Bay are more famous among tourists for the tourist-based activities happening there.

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Places to Visit in Nusa Lembongan

1. Beaches
Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia
Nusa Lembongan is most renowned for its abundance of white sand beaches and crystal clear waters. Beaches such as Dreamy Beach throng with tourists and are some of Nusa Lembongan's biggest attractions. Surfing is a popular activity on the beaches of Lembongan. There are surf shacks located on the beach-sides. Other pristine beaches on the island include Mushroom Beach, Sandy Bay Beach, Paradise Beach, Tamarind Beach and more.

2. Devil's Tear
Devil's Tear, Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia
Named so because of the distinctive shape of the landmass, Devil's Tear is home to natural phenomena unique to Nusa Lembongan. The waves crashing onto the cliffside mixed with the green algae makes for an almost aquamarine mist that rises up. A stone's throw away from Dream Beach, Devil's Tear is sure to enthral visitors that make the trip up to it.

3. Mangrove Forests
Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia

Situated in Northern Nusa Lembongan, these forests can be found by heading onto the west coast road from Jungut Batu. These forests are explored by taking an outrigger boat. It’s a great activity for families as there are lagoons perfect for kids swimming.

4. Puncak Sari Temple
Puncak Sari Temple, Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia

Puncak Sari temple is the largest Hindu temple situated in Lembongan village and is the foremost temple that the majority Hindu local population go to. Constructed in the same distinctive Hindu Balinese architectural style that typifies the temples found on Bali, Puncak Sari temple also holds great importance for the local people and is most definitely worth visiting to gain a deeper understanding of Nusa Lembongan and its people.

Things to do in Nusa Lembongan

1. Surfing
Surfing at Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia
Nusa Lembongan earned its name as a major tourist destination for its world-class surf and has been practised on the island for a long time. It is one of the most established activities and the most popular one on the island. The surfing scene in Jungut Batu is huge and a remarkable number of international surfers are produced here. The waves are experienced best from April to October.

2. Snorkelling
Snorkelling at Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia
Nusa Penida offers a good number of snorkelling opportunities with beaches like Mushroom Bay and Dream Beach being some snorkelling hotspots. Snorkelling gear can be rented from the hotels or from operators, which are mainly found on the west coast of the island.

3. Scuba Diving
Scuba Diving at Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia
The clear waters around the island provide for amazing scuba-diving experiences on Nusa Penida. There are many scuba diving services that offer the activity through hotels itself. The vibrant marine life and untouched coral reef formations make scuba diving here an extremely enriching experience.

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Holidify's Opinion

What's Great?

Natural attractions, leisure and recreation.

What's Not So Great?

Heritage and history, amenities like ATMs.

For Whom?

The island of Nusa Lembongan is an ideal destination for any type of tourists, be it solo, family, friends or honeymooners.

How To Reach Nusa Lembongan

The Island of Nusa Lembongan is easily accessible from many points in Bali like Sanur beach, Serangan Harbour and Benoa Harbour. It is also accessible from Nusa Penida, Gili Islands and Lombok. There are many fast boat services from these points to Nusa Lembongan. The ferry timings depend on the tides. Many of these fast boat services have an online presence and tickets can be booked well in advance online.  You can check the live availability of seats online on ‘Gilibookings’ or ‘Gilitickets’.

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