Nusa Lembongan Travel Guide

  • Seaweed drying on Nusa Lembongan
    Seaweed drying on Nusa Lembongan
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  • Tanis Villas, Nusa Lembongan, Bali.
    Tanis Villas, Nusa Lembongan, Bali.
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Nusa Lembongan Things to Do

  • Walking along the beach at Jungut Batu

    From the lighthouse at the north to the cliffs in the south, you can casually stroll along Jungut Batu beach in about half an hour. The northern section is dotted with small local craft used to transport seaweed. Soon the shoreline becomes dotted with tourist accommodation and restaurants. As you approach the southern end, there is a greater...

  • Exploring the temples on Nusa Lembongan

    Worshipping plays a strong part in the culture of the local people on Nusa Lembongan and there are several beautiful temples to be seen. A walk along the north coast road takes you to Sakenan Temple. This temple has three parts with one of the worshipping areas perched right on the sand.Not far away on the north-west road in a quieter area is Empu...

  • Gala Gala Underground House

    Just off the main south coast road of Lembongan Village, you can visit a unique sight - the 'Gala Gala' underground house. The house was 'carved' by hand over the course of 15 years by local Made Byasa. There are several entrances to this underground labyrinth that was made into a house with several bedrooms, kitchens and sitting areas.Be careful...

  • A quiet afternoon on the north-west

    The northern coast of Nusa Lembongan has not been developed for tourism anywhere near the extent of the west and southern coasts. It is a pleasant place to spend an afternoon in either a small warung or relaxing on the beach.Some days you will be asked for a 2000 ($2) entry fee to the north-west corner. The ticket suggests this money is for upkeep...

  • Seaweed Farms on Nusa Cenida and Nusa...

    The great majority of locals on Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Cenida are involved in seaweed farming. One of the best places to view the farms is on the south-west side of Nusa Cenida. Here there are cliffs lining the beach so you can see the farms from above. Alternatively, you will see a lot of seaweed being dried in front of homes at the northern end...

  • Walking to Nusa Cenida

    Nusa Lembongan and its small neighbour Nusa Cenida are connected by a suspension bridge. Cenida is less developed as a tourist island and there certainly seemed to be less motorbikes. This calmer atmosphere lends itself to a pleasant walk. Heading south from the suspension bridge takes you through several villages where very steep paths lead...

  • Walking around the north-west of Nusa...

    The west coast road of Nusa Lembongan, adjacent to the mangrove forests is little used and sees few tourists who flock to Mushroom Bay, Jungut Batu and the beaches south of Lembongan Village. With little traffic, it is therefore ideal for a walk. If you are staying in the Jungut Batu area, this is easily accessed. You can head north from Jungut...

  • Sailing over seaweed farms

    As part of a tour of the mangrove swamps in the north-west corner of Nusa Lembongan, you can negotiate with your driver to take you out to sail over the seaweed farms. This is dependent on tide conditions, but if it is low tide in the afternoon you can take a close look at how the seaweed is grown and harvested.

  • A boat ride around the mangrove swamps

    Large parts of the north and most of the west coast of Nusa Lembongan are covered by mangrove forests. In the north-west corner are mangrove swamps. You can go for a short tour through the mangrove swamp and the adjacent seaweed farms in a flat bottomed boat. Perhaps the Lembongan version of a gondolier as the 'driver' uses a long pole to push the...

  • Seaweed farming

    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...

  • Enjoy the Bali Hai beach club

    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.

  • Crystal Bay

    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...

  • Nusa Ceningan

    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...

  • Pura Puncak Sari

    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...

  • The Underground House

    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...


Nusa Lembongan Hotels

  • Waka Nusa Resort Bali

    Lembongan Island, Bali 80771, Indonesia

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

  • Nanuks Lembongan Bungalows

    Jalan Tamarind Beach, Indonesia

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

  • The Tanis Villas

    I first stayed at Tanis Villas in October 2012. At the end of my stay in this fine little hotel, as...


Nusa Lembongan Restaurants

  • Fantastic views down to Jungut Batu

    If you decide to walk to the Panorama Restaurant from either Mushroom Bay/Lembongan Village or Jungut Batu, you will certainly deserve a drink because it involves some steep uphill climbs.But it is well worth the effort - there are spectacular views down to Jungut Batu and right across to Bali on a clear day.A wide selection of dishes is offered,...

  • Great wholesome food

    There is not a wide range of restaurants in the Jungut Batu area - several cheap warung selling Asian favorites and good quality fish. But don't miss the opportunity for a wholesome lunch at the Bali Eco Deli. Terrific salads and great smoothies and juices for lunch. Good coffee and muffins for afternoon tea. The Eco Deli is trying to promote the...

  • Very trendy ...

    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...


Nusa Lembongan Transportation

  • Fast boats to and from Nusa Lembongan

    It is easy to arrange a return trip by fast boat from Bali to Nusa Lembongan. There are a number of operators, most of which leave from Sanur jetty. Be aware that some only travel from Sanur to Mushroom Bay. Others cover Mushroom Bay and Jungut Batu. You can choose from a number of return times - this is usually done when you purchase the ticket.As...

  • Getting to Nusa Lembongan

    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...

  • The back of the truck tour

    If you do "The village tour" from the Bali Hai beach club you will be driven around in the back of a truck like this one.


Nusa Lembongan Shopping

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    Village shops: "How many you want"?

    by austarman Written May 7, 2007

    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

    Cheap cheap like a bird
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    • Budget Travel

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Nusa Lembongan What to Pack

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    To Bleach or not to Bleach

    by balisunshine Written Jul 4, 2004

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    Miscellaneous: 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.

    It's alive with fungus!

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Nusa Lembongan Off The Beaten Path

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    Made Byasa's Underground house

    by austarman Written May 7, 2007

    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!

    Our guide in Made Byasa's underground house A maze of rooms Dewa in the underground house Information about the underground house A room in the underground house
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Nusa Lembongan Sports & Outdoors

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    Scuba Dive

    by TravelSimone Updated Jun 20, 2005

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    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...

    View From Dive Boat, Nusa Lembongan
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    • Beaches
    • Diving and Snorkeling

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Nusa Lembongan Favorites

  • Where is that rustle coming from?

    Not a tip, just a story. I'd walked from Jungut Batu across to Nusa Cenida - a fair hike - and immediately after crossing the suspension bridge, I spotted a small run down warung. Here I was able to have a coffee and buy some water. While relaxing with my coffee, I heard a rustling sound coming from near my feet. Looked down, couldn't see...

  • Umbrellas over tombstones

    As I was walking across the island, I came across a small cemetery. Each of the graves had an umbrella sheltering it from the sun and rain. I just liked the idea of looking after relatives who had moved to another world.

  • Bike riders - starting young

    While I spent most of my time walking around the beautiful islands of Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan, the locals prefer to travel by motorbike. As in many parts of Indonesia, teenagers often ride the family bike to school, so it is not uncommon to see a long procession of bikes leaving the school grounds at the end of the school day.What...


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