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 truckload 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 BALI
The ferry from Bali will arrive in Nusa Lembongan 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 at 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 paid 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.
3 AWESOME THINGS TO DO IN NUSA CENINGAN
The Blue Lagoon Ceningan 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.
WHERE IS BLUE LAGOON NUSA CENINGAN
Blue Lagoon is located on the western coastline of Ceningan Island. If you are staying on Lembongan Bali, you can access Nusa Ceningan Island via the yellow bridge that connects the two islands.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT BLUE LAGOON CENINGAN
Follow the cliff edge around to the rocky point on the eastern side of Blue Lagoon Ceningan. There are remains of what used to be a bar and 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. We had all intentions of jumping from the cliffs on Ceningan Island this day although the waves were too big and there was a lot of water moving around. 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.
Blue Lagoon Nusa Ceningan
Blue Lagoon – Things to do in Nusa Ceningan
The Mahana Point Cliff Jump on Nusa Ceningan Bali attracts thrill seekers from around the world. A 10-meter diving platform hangs over the rocky cliffs at Mahana Point.
WHERE TO FIND MAHANA POINT CLIFF JUMP
The cliff jumping spot at Mahana Beach can be found on the south-west tip of Nusa Ceningan island. It is very close to Blue Lagoon, which is another one of my favourite locations on Nusa Ceningan island.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT MAHANA POINT NUSA CENINGAN
When you arrive at Mahana Beach you will see a restaurant on the cliffs and this is where the cliff jumping platform can be found. There is a fee of 50,000 Rupiah to jump which is a little bit expensive in my opinion, though the owner uses this money to maintain the upkeep of the 10-meter diving platform. The restaurant here on the Mahana Point cliffs has a range of food options available, cold drinks and excellent service.
Mahana Point is also a well known surfing location on Nusa Ceningan. The left-hand reef break at Ceningan Surf attracts medium to large swells and it works best on a high tide. Surfboards can be rented from the owner of the restaurant at Mahana Point for a reasonable price of 60,000 Rupiah for 2 hours.
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.
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 overlooks the ocean. Buy a drink and some lunch from the restaurant to use the pool.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT SECRET BEACH NUSA CENINGAN
A shallow colourful reef stretches across the bay making it difficult to swim. If you adventure down to the far left corner of Secret Beach Nusa Ceningan 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 are two palm trees on Secret Beach Nusa Ceningan that are perfect for hanging it up and taking in the serenity.
Hammock chills on Secret Beach Nusa Ceningan
Exploring Secret Beach Nusa Ceningan
The infinity pool at Secret Beach Nusa Ceningan
Nusa Ceningan has dozens of accommodations to choose from so I have narrowed it down to a few of my personal favourite places to stay that caters for luxury travellers to budget backpackers. See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:
MORE NUSA ISLANDS GUIDES
You may want to read my other travel guides to help you plan your trip to the Nusa Islands. Click on the links below to see more!
WHERE IS NUSA CENINGAN ISLAND
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Happy Adventuring! 🙂