Lembongan village is 615 ha in area, consisting of 85% unproductive rocky land. The main income for the population is derived from seaweed farming. In 1997 the farms were recorded to cover up to 70 ha. They farm Euchema Cottomi a specie of ocean algae, by tying the sprouting algae shoots to farming plots with rope and wood stakes embedded in the...more
If you want a really relaxing day just swimming and hanging around the beach club swimming pools.Or maybe you just want a swim in the beach with a cold drink close by then there is no better place than this.From here you can also arrange to do snorkeling, para sailing, Banana boat , etc plus various kinds of tours as well.more
Giri Putri Cave / Bat Cave This cave is crammed with thousand of bats, which are unseen but certainly not unheard during the day. This area is favourite among under water photographers and marine researchers. The white sandy bottom and exceptionally crystal clear cool water with an incredible assortment of fish and vegetation make this place very...more
Nusa Ceningan is the smallest of the three islands and is rarely visited. Waters around Nusa Ceningan are crystal clear, hosting colorful coral and sea creatures, making it an ideal location for snorkeling and for any other water sport activities. Nusa Penida Nusa Penida has acquired a somewhat eerie reputation, as it was once the place of...more
Pura Puncak Sari Pura (Temple) Puncak Sari is located on a hilltop, and overlooks the Indian Ocean, and the neighboring islands of Nusa Ceningan and Nusa Penida. This stunning view also encompasses the East coast of Bali. Hanging Bridge The recently built suspension bridge between Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan allows visitors to easily access...more
The Underground House One of the most unique attraction at Nusa Lembongan is the under ground House. Owned by Made Biasa the house was built underground using only a hammer, chisel and intuition as guidance. It took 15 years to complete this incredible labyrinth which includes a bedroom, dining room, kitchen, bathroom and the sacred meditation...more
An open pavilion overlooking the beach offers a wide selection of Indonesian and international cuisine from 7am to 10pm.A nearby lounge bar is available for cocktails or after-dinner drinks.Personalized menus are available for intimate dining on the wooden decks overlooking the bay or on the villa terrace.Room service is available throughout the...more
The way to get to Nusa Lembongan is by getting to Sanur early and there you will have several boats that will take you over.There are different departure times,and different drop off points.Some boats are faster than others.One boat service that is provided is by the same owner of the Mushroom Beach Bungalows.This boat departs Sanur at 11:30am and...more
Lots of cloths,sandals and gifts etc
What to buy: Cheap cloths if you are good at bargaining.
What to pay: About half of the price they originally offer you. ;-P
If you are a clean freak like myself,
and not staying in one of the high end hotels,
you may consider traveling with some disinfecting wipes,
or even a small bottle of bleach.
Bathrooms in the majority of the places
do not look very clean.
Or maybe you can opt for wearing
some sandals while taking a shower.
Or just carry some fungal cream.
Made Byasa was a local farmer,dancer and priest.
He was inspired to build this cave from a Hindu epic story called the "Wana Pavia".
He started building this house in 1961 and didn't finish it until 1976.
This cave/house has 5 rooms, 3 ventilation shafts and 7 entrances.
I'm not sure how he lived down there though as it is way to claustrophobic for me!
The diving off of Nusa Lembongan is great! The reefs appear to be quite healthy. There was an enormous amount of fish. The only drawback is that the water is ~24C and it is necessary to wear a 5mm wetsuit with booties (and I still got a little cold on my 2nd dive of the day). Make sure your log book is up to date. World Diving is somewhat strict. Also, World Diving is not a full service place- expect to carry and set up your dive gear. Lastly, they don't seem to have many instructors, so don't expect to rock up as you please and take whatever course you want that day or the next- you might want to call/email ahead and schedule a course.
Equipment: The cost of the dive (US$30) includes a 5mm wetsuit, booties, mask, snorkle, fins, BCD, weight belt, tanks...
Another, white sandy beach on Nusa Lembongan is Dream Beach.Don’t get confused by Dreamland Beach on Bali though.They’re different beaches.There is no direct boat transportation from Bali to this beach,so you need to get a motorbike or some means of transportation to get here.There is a restaurant here,and it is the source of entrance to the...more
One of the nicer beaches on Nusa Lembongan is Mushroom Beach.There are 2 Mushroom Beaches to say,and even though they are one next to the other,there is a difference.There is the more isolated one,with its casual visitors,and the more populated one with some upscale hotels.There is transportation from Bali,directly to this beach,but you need to be...more
In the year 1200, lived an old man called Dukuh Jumpungan, he was from mount Kila (considered to be in the Klungkung Regency). This aged man owned a boat that had a magical power.Legend has it that whenever he sailed with his boat, everything he encountered and struck with his boat would become an ocean.One day, Dukuh Jumpungan heard that there was...more