THINGS TO DO IN NUSA LEMBONGAN
Nusa Lembongan Island is one of my favourite destinations in Indonesia. For those of you looking for what to do in Nusa Lembongan, you have found the right blog. Lembongan 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.
BOAT TO NUSA LEMBONGAN
The most efficient way to get to Nusa Lembongan island is by taking a 30-minute ferry from Sanur Harbour to Nusa Lembongan. You can book your trip in advance with The Lembongan Traveller to receive the best rates. For a return boat to Nusa Lembongan, the ticket will cost you $50 Adult and $30 Child. The ferry leaves from Sanur in Bali daily at 10:00am, 12:00 noon, 14:00pm and 17:30pm. The ticket includes free transfers from the airport and/or hotels.
GETTING AROUND NUSA LEMBONGAN
Renting a scooter is the cheapest and most convenient means of transport around the 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 your accommodation and they will be able to assist you. I paid 50,000 Rupiah per day for a scooter rental, so put your bartering skills to the test and try to score a deal at this price.
Dream Beach Huts – Things to do in Nusa Lembongan
TOP 5 THINGS TO DO IN 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 and one of the best things to do in Nusa Lembongan. At Dream Beach Nusa Lembongan you can find cliff jumps, turquoise waters, colourful 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
I have been to Dream Beach Nusa Lembongan once before about 2 years ago and I couldn’t wait to get back here for a second time. Like most other locations on this island, I noticed that there were a lot more tourists coming and going in masses but I did, however, discover some amazing uncrowded spots that you can check out for yourselves.
The Dream Beach Cave can be found under the cliffs on the right-hand side of the beach. On low tide, you can walk around the rock and find a deep cave and a secluded beach that you will most likely have all to yourself.
Dream Beach – Things to do in Nusa Lembongan
Devil’s Tear is a unique cave pool on the edge of rocky cliffs and one of the best things to do in Nusa Lembongan. This is my favourite location on the island with plenty of exploring to be had along this awesome coastline. I visited Devil’s Tears at sunset and I was spoiled with an incredible pastel sky.
HOW TO GET TO DEVIL’S TEAR NUSA LEMBONGAN
Devil’s Tear is located around the corner from Dream Beach, which is also one of my favourite beach locations on Lembongan Bali. From the main hub, 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
Devil’s 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.
I discovered some cliff jumping spots at a smaller cove in front of the reflection pools. If you do decide to jump, you will have to time your jump in between the sets of waves to avoid being caught in a sticky situation.
Reflection pools at Devils Tear – Things to do in Nusa Lembongan
A trip to Manta Point is one of the best things to do in Nusa Lembongan. Snorkelling with Giant Manta Rays is up there with one of the most unforgettable experiences I have ever had.
WHERE TO BOOK A SNORKELLING TRIP TO MANTA POINT
On Nusa Lembongan island there are many many tour companies down by the harbour where you can book a snorkel trip to Mata Point Nusa Lembongan. I booked my snorkelling trip with Monkey Activities, a local tour group on Nusa Lembongan island and I paid 200,000 Rupiah. You can click HERE to organise your trip with them.
WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE MANTA POINT TOUR
The snorkelling trip began at 8:30am, so my friends and I walked down to the main harbour in Lembongan Bali, 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 snorkelling 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 8-10 different mantas at Manta Point on this mornings snorkelling adventure, which is more than usual. I think it is safe to say we got very lucky!
Snorkelling with manta rays – Best things to do in Nusa Lembongan
Freediving at Manta Point – Things to do in Nusa Lembongan
4. Yellow Bridge Nusa Lembongan
The iconic yellow suspension bridge has become an Instafamous spot and it is one of the best 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 Bali. It’s also a great spot to take some awesome photos if you time it right with the traffic.
Yellow Bridge – Things to do in Nusa Lembongan
Best things to do in Nusa Lembongan – Yellow Bridge
5. 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.
If you are not a keen surfer it is not a bad spot to spectate from the beach at one of the many shady shacks along the waterfront. 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.
Shipwreck Point – Lembongan Bali
Nusa Lembongan has hundreds 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:
NUSA LEMBONGAN – THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
The Nusa Islands is a trio of islands just 30 minutes by boat from mainland Bali. From my experience having visiting all 3 islands, I recommend spending at least 3 nights on Nusa Lembongan, a day trip to Nusa Ceningan and then at least 3-4 nights on Nusa Penida. This will give you plenty of time to enjoy all the awesome spots the Nusa Islands has to offer!
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!
MAP OF NUSA LEMBONGAN ISLAND
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Happy Adventuring! 🙂