Just a 30 minute fast boat ride from Sanur, Bali you will discover the beautiful Island of Nusa Lembongan. This small Island is a fantastic add on to your Bali stay.
Just a 30 minute fast boat ride from Sanur, Bali you will discover the beautiful Island of Nusa Lembongan. This small island is a fantastic add-on to your Bali stay.
You may like to try one of our day trips to the Island if your time is limited or to get a feel for what to expect. The day trips can include snorkelling, swimming with Manta rays, banana boat rides and exploring the Island itself.
Expect to see lots of crystal-clear blue water, minimal cars, white sand and epic views of Mt Agung!
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Lembongan by Boat from Bali
If you seriously love the water and a laid-back vibe we recommend spending a few days on the Island itself. Boat tickets are relatively cheap and there are a number of different boat companies with different departure and return times to and from Bali. Your tickets include being picked up from most locations in Bali and dropped off again on your return.
We make booking boat tickets easy by doing it on your behalf and arranging your transfers; you only need to pay on the day of departure. The boat trip is super quick, although you can expect to walk through a little water to get on and off the boat.
Accommodation on Nusa Lembongan
On the island itself there is quite a lot of accommodation to choose from, ranging from budget options like homestays to luxury villas with views as far as the eye can see.
We recently stayed at the stunning Indiana Kenanga Boutique Hotel & Spa – this recently renovated complex is made up of private 1 & 2 bedroom pool villas, a day spa and a show stopping beachfront restaurant. It is located on Jungut Batu beach, where you can walk right out the front of the restaurant into the white sand and straight into the gorgeous blue water.
The food here has a French flair and was absolutely delicious! It’s easy to spend your entire time on Lembongan island just lazing on their beachfront day beds sipping on cocktails and taking dips in the crystal clear ocean and their pools.
What To Do on Nusa Lembongan?
Lembongan Island offers tons of things to do, ranging from snorkelling (a must!), exploring the neighbouring islands of Nusa Cenigan & Nusa Penida, witnessing some of the most amazing sunsets you will ever see, catching some serious waves, stand up paddleboarding, yoga, and water-sports to indulging in some day spa time… Lembongan is well equipped for all of the fun of island life.
Once the sun goes down, if you still have some energy after all that exploring and adventuring we highly recommend checking out The Coconut Hut for some delicious food, tasty cocktails and a fantastic 18-hole mini-golf course!
Chilling Out at Sandy Bay Beach Club
A long time favourite day-hang and sunset spot of ours is the stunning Sandy Bay Beach Club. This is some of the best food on the Island and features a pool with a view of Sandy Bay & its own day spa. Sandy Bay Beach Club also has a free pick up and drop off service all over Lembongan, which makes it even easier to visit.
We suggest Nusa Lembongan for the water lovers – if you’re looking for that pristine Blue water, you’ll find it here. Lots of people liken the Lembongan to Bali 15 years ago – a much slower pace and no traffic.
If you’d like to explore Nusa Lembongan for the day or for a stay, be sure to contact us for your Island getaway.
Bali Buddies Tips
- Need accommodation in one of Bali’s top hotels or resorts? Visit Booking.com.
- If you prefer alternative accommodation, such as one of Bali’s stunning treehouses.
- Accidents do happen. In case they happen to you, make sure you have a travel insurance. We recommend World Nomads Travel Insurance.
- Arrive without any hassle, book the Airport VIP Fast Track service and your Bali Buddies airport transfer in advance.
- Book your tours and activities prior to departure with GetYourGuide.
- Need to transfer money without the huge fees then check out Wise.
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