Nusa Ceningan is a tropical island 30 minutes from the coast of Bali. There are three Nusa Islands and Ceningan is the baby one that resides in between Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida! These three islands offer a truck load of incredible adventures and awesome locations to check out, so jump on a ferry now and escape the madness of Bali to explore the beauty of the Nusa Islands.
GETTING AROUND NUSA CENINGAN
The ferry from Bali will arrive to Nusa Lembogan first and then from here you can access Nusa Ceningan Island via the Yellow Bridge that connects the two islands. Renting a scooter is the cheapest and most convenient way of getting around. As soon as you arrive to the port at Lembongan you will most likely be approached by the locals asking if you need a scooter rental. If not you can ask at your accommodation and they will be able to assist you. I payed 60,000 Rupiah per day for a scooter rental, so put your bartering skills to the test and try to score a deal at this price.
WHERE IS NUSA CENINGAN ISLAND
top 3 AWESOME things to do in Nusa Ceningan
I have put together a list to hopefully inspire you to explore Nusa Ceningan based on my adventures on the island. See below for the three best things to do in Nusa Ceningan.
The Blue Lagoon on Ceningan Island is a beautiful cove with the most electric blue coloured water I have ever seen. It is also a cliff jumping haven for those adventurous, thrill seekers out there. Follow the cliff edge around to the rocky point on the eastern side of the lagoon. There are remains of what used to be a bar from where people would hang out for the day in between swimming and cliff jumping.
There are a range of cliff jumping heights starting at 4 meters and finishing at 13 meters. Make sure to assess the situation before jumping because the only exit out of the blue lagoon is to climb up a small cliff face and back to dry land.
It is possible to jump on either low tide and high tide as the water at this location is deep enough for a smooth landing. I would advise making sure you have a buddy with you in case things get hairy. Know your own limits and take care.
The Mahana Point Cliff Jump on Nusa Ceningan Island attracts thrill seekers from around the world. A 10 meter diving platform hangs over the rocky cliffs at Mahana Point.
There are two diving platforms, one that sits at about 5 meters above the sea level which is recommended to warm yourself up on before braving the much higher 10 meter cliff jump.
The depth of the landing from the 10 meter jump point is around 3-4 meters, so it is unlikely you will hit the bottom. It is best to jump after the sets of waves that crash up against the cliffs and jumping on high tide is also recommended.
Once you have braved the jump, you will have to swim around towards Mahana Beach to where there is a steel ladder on the side of the cliff that can be used to climb out of the water. If the current happens to be strong, a rubber ring attached to a rope can be hoisted out in to the water to assist those trying to climb out.
Mahana Point is also a well known surfing location on Nusa Ceningan. The left hand reef break attracts medium to large swells and it works best on high tide. Surfboards can be rented from the owner of the restaurant for a reasonable price of 60,000 Rupiah for 2 hours.
3. SECRET BEACH NUSA CENINGAN
Secret Beach is a hidden gem surrounded by cliffs. It is a 5 minute drive from Blue Lagoon and to access the beach you will have to park in the car park at Villa Trevally and walk through the restaurant. You will also find an infinity pool next to the restaurant that over looks the ocean. Buy a drink and some lunch from the restaurant to use the pool.
A shallow colourful reef stretches across the bay making it difficult to swim. If you adventure down to the far left corner of the beach you can find a sandy spot to walk out past the reef for a swim and a snorkel.
If you have a hammock on hand, there is two palm trees on the beach that are perfect for hanging it up and taking in the serenity.
WHERE TO STAY IN NUSA CENINGAN
There are dozens of accommodations to pick from so I have made a short list below of the ones that I recommend. Just click on the links to check prices and availability.
You may also want to read my other article THE TOP 5 THINGS TO DO IN NUSA LEMBONGAN
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