5 THINGS TO DO IN NUSA LEMBONGAN – TRAVEL GUIDE

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Nusa Lembongan Island is one of my favorite destinations in Indonesia! For those of you looking for things to do in Nusa Lembongan, you have found the right blog.

Nusa Lembongan Island is one of three Nusa Islands just a short 30-minute boat ride from mainland Bali. You have the option of a Nusa Lembongan day trip or you can spend a few days exploring the island which I highly recommend if you have the time!

I have put together this complete guide of the Top 5 Things To Do In Nusa Lembongan to help you craft together your own itinerary.

Also in this Nusa Lembongan Travel Guide, I have included some useful information on how to get to Nusa Lembongan, where to stay on Nusa Lembongan and the best way to get around!

 

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BOAT TO NUSA LEMBONGAN

Ferries operate daily to Nusa Lembongan from Pemelisan Harbor in South East Bali. You can book the ferry online in advance to guarantee the lowest price.

The ferry ticket to the Nusa Lembongan also includes a hotel pick-up from your accommodation in Bali and dropped directly to the pier at Pemelisan Harbor. The boat trip takes approximately 45-minutes to Nusa Lembongan Island.

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GETTING AROUND NUSA LEMBONGAN

Renting a scooter is the cheapest and most convenient means of transport around Nusa Lembongan Island. As soon as you arrive at the port, 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 50,000 Rupiah per day for scooter rental, so put your bartering skills to the test and try to score a deal at this price.

 

WHERE TO STAY IN NUSA LEMBONGAN

Nusa Lembongan has hundreds of accommodations to choose from so I have narrowed it down to a few of the best places to stay in Lembongan to suit the needs of budget backpackers and luxury travelers.

See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:

 

Luxury: The Tamarind Resort

I personally stayed at the Tamarind Resort and can’t recommend this place enough! This luxury 5-star accommodation features 2 swimming pools, restaurant and bar, fitness centre, free wifi and incredible views of the ocean and Mt. Agung in Bali. Choose from a double room, twin room or 1,2 and 3 bedroom villas. The Tamarind has it all! Breakfast is also included for all guests. Perfect place to stay for couples, families and friends!

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Mid Range: Pandana Boutique Hotel

I have also spent a few nights at Pandana Boutique Resort which is an affordable accommodation centrally located on the hill overlooking the ocean. Featuring 2 swimming pools, a restaurant, bar and terrace. The rooms have beautiful Bali decor, are very spacious, air-conditioned, mini bar, tea/coffee maker and private bathroom. This property has free wifi and breakfast included for all guests! Great place to stay for couples, friends and families.

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Budget: Risna Homestay

Risna Homestay is one of the best budget accommodations on Nusa Lembongan perfect for solo travelers, couples and groups of friends. The rooms are spacious with comfortable beds and fitted with a wardrobe, seating area, private bathroom and outdoor terrace with garden views. This property is centrally located and close to the top Nusa Lembongan tourist spots. The staff can also help you to organise activities on the island.

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TOP 5 THINGS TO DO IN NUSA LEMBONGAN

 

DREAM BEACH NUSA LEMBONGAN

Dream Beach is one of the most epic beach locations on the island and makes it to the list of best things to do in Nusa Lembongan. If you love turquoise water and golden sands then this is a must-see beach for you!

At Dream Beach Nusa Lembongan you can find cliff jumps, turquoise waters, colorful reefs, rugged viewpoints and hidden caves!

WHERE IS DREAM BEACH NUSA LEMBONGAN

From the main hub of the island, it is a short 10-minute drive through some small local villages that will bring you directly to Dream Beach Lembongan.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT DREAM BEACH NUSA LEMBONGAN

Beach bumming on Dream Beach is one of my favorite Nusa Lembongan things to do! It’s also the most popular beach on Nusa Lembongan so you can expect to see lots of tourists here.

However, don’t be deterred by this as there are some amazing uncrowded spots that you can find at Dream Beach Nusa Lembongan.

Dream Beach Lembongan features an epic cave that can be found under the cliffs on the right-hand side of the beach. On low tide, you can walk around the rock and into the deep cave and discover a secluded beach that you will most likely have all to yourself.

If you are on the hunt for more secluded spots to have to yourself, the cliffs around Dream Beach Nusa Lembongan can be explored and you will find some awesome cliff jumping spots.

There is no official designated spots to jump from, but there are areas where the water is deep enough and you will either have to climb out up the rocky cliffs or swim back to the shores of Dream Beach Lembongan to get back on dry land.

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DEVIL’S TEAR

Devils Tear Nusa Lembongan is a unique cave pool on the edge of rocky cliffs which can be found on the southwest coast of Nusa Lembongan Island. Hanging out at Devils Tears is one of my favorite things to do in Nusa Lembongan with plenty of exploring to be had along this awesome coastline.

HOW TO GET TO DEVILS TEAR NUSA LEMBONGAN

Devils Tear is located just around the corner from Dream Beach. In fact, it’s quite a short distance to walk there from Dream Beach which will take you no more than 5 minutes.

If you are coming from the main tourist hub on the island, it is a short 10-minute drive through some small local villages that will bring you directly to Devils Tear Nusa Lembongan.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT DEVILS TEARS

Devils Tear Nusa Lembongan draws attraction to visitors to see the forceful flow of water entering the cave and spitting it back out again with a roar. The water in Devil’s Tear is crystal clear and you may be lucky enough to see turtles cruising around the cove.

Devil’s Tear is one of the best spots on Lembongan Bali to watch the sunset. There are a number of reflection pools along the cliffs where you can get creative and potentially capture some amazing shots. When I visited Devil’s Tears at sunset, I was spoiled with an incredible pastel sky.

If you’re up for an adrenaline rush, there are some cliff jumping spots at a smaller cove in front of the reflection pools at Devils Tear Nusa Lembongan. If you do decide to take the leap, you will have to time your jump in between the sets of waves to avoid being caught in a sticky situation.

A trip to Devils Tear is definitely worth it when looking for what to do in Nusa Lembongan!

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MANTA POINT SNORKELING

A trip to Manta Point is hands-down one of the best things to do in Nusa Lembongan. Snorkeling with Giant Manta Rays is up there with one of the most unforgettable experiences I have ever had.

 

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WHERE TO BOOK A SNORKELING TRIP TO MANTA POINT

On Nusa Lembongan Island there are many many tour companies down by the harbor where you can book a snorkel trip to Mata Point Nusa Lembongan.

I booked my snorkeling trip with Monkey Activities, a local tour group on Nusa Lembongan Island and I paid around 200,000 Rupiah for the activity.

WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE MANTA POINT TOUR

The snorkeling trip began at 8:30am, so my friends and I walked down to the main harbor in Lembongan, met with our tour guide and jumped on board our private boat.

We cruised through crystal clear waters towards Manta Point. Within seconds of arriving, our snorkeling guide starting yelling out “manta, manta, manta.” We spotted a ray cruising along the surface of the water and we were quick to jump in with a mask, snorkel and fins!

These majestic creatures are absolutely incredible! They glide effortlessly through the ocean and are really friendly to swim with. The manta rays can be quite intimidating to begin with due to their body size of up to 5 meters, though you will soon realise they are harmless, humble giants.

I counted roughly 8 to 10 different mantas at Manta Point during my snorkeling adventure, which is more than usual. I think it is safe to say we got very lucky!

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YELLOW BRIDGE NUSA LEMBONGAN

The iconic yellow suspension bridge has become an Instafamous spot and it’s by far one of the top things to do in Nusa Lembongan. The Yellow Bridge connects the two islands, Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan.

It is a pretty awesome experience riding a motorbike over the ocean across the Yellow Bridge Lembongan. It’s also a great spot to take some awesome photos if you time it right with the traffic.

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SHIPWRECK POINT

Surfing the right-hand reef break at Shipwreck Point is not for the inexperienced surfer. On a good swell, Shipwrecks is the best spot on Nusa Lembongan island to surf.

This world-class reef break attracts surfers from all over the world and again, it’s one of those things to do in Nusa Lembongan that you just have to try!

Surfboard rental shops can be found throughout the main street of town and you can find a rental board for approximately 50,000 Rupiah for 2 hours.

However, if you are not a keen surfer it’s not a bad spot to spectate from the beach at one of the many shady shacks along the waterfront.

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NUSA LEMBONGAN – THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

From my experience having visited all 3 Nusa Islands, here is an overview of how many days I recommend spending on each island:

This will give you plenty of time to enjoy all the awesome spots that the Nusa Islands have to offer!

 

MAP OF NUSA LEMBONGAN ISLAND

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AIRBNB NUSA LEMBONGAN

Another option for accommodation in Nusa Lembongan is to stay at an Airbnb, which generally has some great deals!

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WHAT TO PACK FOR NUSA LEMBONGAN

 

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Everyday Backpack: One of the best backpacks on the market! The Nomatic 20L Backpack is perfect for on the go adventures. Featuring multiple storage spaces for valuables,  drink bottles, chargers, notebooks and more. This sleek backpack was designed for you.

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Universal Power Adapter: Don’t leave home without one! I highly recommend getting this Universal Power Adapter so that you are able to charge all of your electronics when you’re on the road. Compatible in Asia, UK, Europe, Africa, USA, SA and Australia.

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Hidden Money Belt: I never go on a trip without one! The best thing is they are always out of sight, hidden beneath your clothing. With RFID blocking, they are perfectly designed to keep your credit cards, cash and other valuables safe when you’re out adventuring!

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Waterproof Phone Case: A waterproof phone case is a must-have item! This universal case will keep your phone safe from water damage, sand and scratches during your adventures. Suitable for all smartphone models.

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Portable Charger: One of the best portable chargers on the market! The Anker Power Bank keeps your phone and accessories charged on those longer adventures. Featuring 2 USB charging ports, rechargeable battery, works with iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Oppo and Android.

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Microfibre Travel Towel: To pack a towel or not to pack a towel? A standard bathroom towel can take up a lot of space in your travel bag. Get your hands on a quick-dry Microfibre Travel Towel which is perfect for the beach, backpacking, camping and general traveling.

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Rain Jacket: A light-weight rain jacket is an absolute must when traveling! North Face waterproof rain jackets come in both men and women sizes, featuring a breathable mesh lining and adjustable hood that can be tucked away inside the collar.

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Packing Cubes: My favorite item in my backpack! Perfect for organizing your shirts, pants, jackets, socks, underwear and more. This 5 Set Packing Cubes makes packing easier and more efficient, adding extra space in your bag for your next trip.

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MY CAMERA GEAR

 

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Everyday Camera: The most affordable mirrorless camera on the market! I personally use the Sony A7ii Mirrorless Camera on all of my adventures. It’s compact, lightweight and super easy to use for all levels of photography. A 28-70mm Sony lens is also included. 

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Drone Camera: Take your photography to new heights! The DJI Mavic Pro 2 Drone is at the top of the game when it comes to high-quality images and video, easy to control functions and traveler-friendly capabilities. I guarantee you won’t regret purchasing one.

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Camera Bag: My favorite camera bag I have ever owned! The Lowepro Protactic 450 AW II Camera Bag features a waterproof rain cover, drink bottle holder, padded compartments for cameras, drones, lenses, accessories and it also has a laptop pocket. 

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Selfie Stick: Everyone loves a good selfie, right!? The Sandmarc Metal Edition Selfie Stick is sleek, stylish and can extend to 1.2m. I find it much easier to take photos and videos with the GoPro when it is mounted to the Sandmarc Selfie Stick!

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Camera Tripod: The Joby GorillaPod is suitable for all cameras. This tripod is easy to use and perfect for setting up a time-lapse video or even using it as a selfie stick. The legs are flexible so you can wrap it around a tree or a pole to get creative with your shot.

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GoPro Dome: Have you ever wanted to capture those under/over water shots with the GoPro? This epic underwater GoPro dome housing is the best camera accessory to have to create the perfect 50/50 shot. I use mine every time I am in the ocean!

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Memory Card: The best thing about SanDisk Extreme Pro is that it delivers maximum speed for images and videos. Having 64GB of storage means that you can store hundreds of files on this SD card for 2-3 days and not have to worry about running out of space.

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External Hard Drive: As a photographer, my images and video files take up a lot of space on my MacBook so I use the WD Elements External Hard Drive to store everything. With 4TB worth of storage space, this is more than enough for 1 years worth of content.

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MY SHOP

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FINAL THOUGHTS OF NUSA LEMBONGAN

Thanks for reading this article and if you have any questions about the Things To Do In Nusa Lembongan, please drop me a comment below and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Happy Adventuring!

2 Comments

  1. November 19, 2018 / 2:58 pm

    Hi,
    I really enjoyed reading this article. The picture is beautiful and one particular picture was a place I’d visit and I love that place. 🙂
    Thanks for visit Bali and sharing all your tips and experience while you Bali especially Nusa Penida. Really appreciated.

    • Jonny Melon
      November 20, 2018 / 2:04 am

      Thanks very much and I am glad you enjoyed it!

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