Take a ferry to Nusa Lembongan...
Take a ferry to Nusa Lembongan for a few days.
for photos see chapter on Nusa Lembonggan
See the locals harvesting their seaweed crops every evening as the sun sets and the tide goes out. The bay is shallow and as a result is covered in beds of seaweed. Its a truly unique opportunity to witness the hive of activity in such a gorgeous location.
Try to be an "early bird" in Indonesia
In holiday it is very comfortable to have and take time-...
but for Indonesia, special in the lower regions and near beach,
are good reasons to use the fresh early morning.
As the sun cames up like in the photo, very quick it will become very hot.
If the sun is risen like this, and than let time to make breakfast - maybe same like at home in far north- and than start a tour, it will be mostly a start in the heat of the day.
At the photo is a nice (late!....) morning view from Sanur beach- the haze of east horizon nearly full hides near Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida.
If you're going to Indo, get...
If you're going to Indo, get on a boat and check out the nearby islands. Most people stay on Bali, but there is much to see on Lombok, Nusa Lembongan, the Gillies, Sumbawa, and many others. There are boats that will take you to ten or fifteen different islands (all the surf spots), or you can charter one of your own for less than $50 (U.S.). My favorite place was Lakey Peak, Sumbawa. It was a far trip, but once we got there, it was well worth it. There are groups of bungalows along the beach. Basically it is a life of waking up early, surfing, sun-tanning, eating, watching movies, and sleeping. Very relaxing. It can be a party atmosphere if the right people are there, but don't try to look for any clubs.
This is a picture from Gili Trawangan, a good way to get from here to there is a horse drawn carriage like this one; that is, if you're too lazy to walk (the island is only a few miles in circumference).
Go to Ubud.....here's where...
Go to Ubud.....here's where you can relax, go white water rafting, take walks around the villages, visit a cremation ceremony or go for the many dances that are organised every night! My stay at Tegal Sari last year. Woke up every morning to beautiful views of Mt Agung, the padi fields right in front of me and watching the ducks swimming in the padi fields ......that was heavenly. This little hotel is a gem, with deluxe rooms with a/c and shower/tub overlooking padi fields at about 250000 rupiah......
Another great get-away.....Nusa Lembongan.....great surf, snorkelling and sea sports. Beautiful scenery, quiet and relaxing...love Coconut resorts.....wonderful views as the villas are all built along the cliff , facing the ocean.
Hi, I have travelled to Indonesia a couple of times. twice to Java ( Jakarta, Jogjarkata and Solo) and 4 times to Bali (planning another trip on 10 June 2002)
I love Bali, its a place to chill-out especially Ubud. The first visit was about 6 years ago, I was in Ubud, Kuta and Lovina.
This time round I am going to Nusa Lembongan and hope to enjoy myself snorkelling, parasailing and just relaxing on the beach, maybe catch up with reading and some writing. I will then spend some time in Ubud at the Bali Spirit Resort and Spa. The rooms are stunning and at exceptional value!!
We've never been to Nusa Lembongan , but given that I don't surf and won't be doing any serious diving, is it a worthwhile destination for a beach bum? And where should we stay? Prefer downmarket, but on/near the beach. And getting there from Bali? Boat from Sanur? Any recommendations for a company making the trip? Booking boats? Or is private charter economical for 2 people?
Re: Nusa Lembongan
I would suggest that you consider Nusa Pendia instead of Nusa Lembongan, if you are wanting to stay on an Island off the coast of Bali, or even Lombok, Accommodation is more readily available, and if you are not into surfing/diving or partaking of the other popular watersports then Nusa Lembongan isn't the ideal place for you.
Nusa Pendia has more to offer regarding accommodation and just relaxing, there are regular boats to take you there it is only half an hour or so.
Lombok is easy to get to by boat ferry or fly, there are places there where you can relax on clean beaches all day and not so many others around, reasonably priced accommodation is more readilly available.
Nusa Lembongan tends to cater for day trippers going on a package, (although some stay for longer, it is still part of a package deal.
Re: Nusa Lembongan
I have read brochure of Mushroom Beach in Nusa lembongan and this hotel offer private beach with nice view and can provide boat from Sanur Bali to Nusa Lembongan isalnd.
Nusa lembongan is quite island with nice beach view.
Here I have never been there too but my friend site can serve you to find some hotel in this island with itravelindonesia.com
Just need to send your email to him customer service to accommodate all of your schedule.
Good luck and have a nice day.
MY HUSBAND WANTS TO SURF AT lEMBONGAN. WHAT IS THE SURF LIKE THERE AT PRESENT?WHERE IS THE BEST PLACE TO STAY WITH REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION CLOSE TO WHERE HE CAN CATCH BOAT TO REEFS?
RE: NUSA LEMBONGAN
If you want to surf on Nusa Lembongan one of the best areas to stay is on the headland overlooking Playgrounds and Lacerations surf breaks. Both these breaks can be paddled to and if you want to make a day of it take some snorkel gear with you as the area to do this is right beside the surf breaks. Accomodation can range from around US$20.00 a night for two people. On the beach in front of Shipwrecks accomodation can be found for around US$10.00 per night. You wont be dissapointed as Lembongan is a beautiful paradise waiting for you to discover.
Was wanting to spend a solid 5 months in Indonesia starting in January. Does anyone know any long term (and dirt cheap) accomodation in Nusa Lembongan.
Not too fussy about the state, although own toilet/sink is preferable.
Also if anybody knows how easy/difficult it is to get work there. Have bar/hospitality and water safety experience. Have read it is very difficult but I read the same thing about Thailand and when I was there it appeared pretty easy.
Cheers for any sugesstions.