Collecting seaweed

Collecting seaweed

Collecting seaweed


Taken on: 1st October, 2010. Copyright: All Rights Reserved - See busylizzy_nz's page of Flickr

Read more about Nusa Lembongan

Nusa Lembongan occupies a comfortable middle ground between well-trafficked Bali and relatively untouched Nusa Penida. It's not as pretty as either of the other two islands, but it has a banquet of good places to stay, a friendly bunch of locals and makes for a comfortable "time-out".

Lembongan is known for two things: seaweed and surf. Seaweed cultivation and harvesting is what keeps the bulk of the local population busy. It is farmed off many of the beaches (likewise on neighbouring Nusa Penida). Carrageenans are extracted from the seaweed, which are used for their gelling properties and as stabilising agents in cosmetics and foods.

Lembongan also has a number of very good surf breaks which attract a steady crowd of surfing enthusiasts, both to Lembongan as a destination in its own right, and as a substitute for Read our complete Nusa Lembongan travel guide

More images

Sunset at Jungutbatu Bridge to Ceningan Jungutbatu Beach Rushhour on Lembongan Mangroves Seaweed farms at Jungutbatu Pura Mpu Aji Desa Jungunbatu Looking down over Jungutbatu Bay, Road to mangroves Secret Garden Homestay Seaweed drying in the sun Bridge to Ceningan Mangrove Tour Desa Lembongan Near the mangroves Dream Bay Penjar, Nusa Lembongan Umbrella sunset, Nusa Lembongan Mangrove beach early morning, Nusa Lembongan Performers for a wedding, Nusa Lembongan Tall sunset penjar, Nusa Lembongan Seaweed farming, Nusa Lembongan Low tide, Nusa Lembongan Mangroves, Nusa Lembongan Umbrella, Nusa Lembongan Boat and running kids, Nusa Lembongan Sunset volcano, Nusa Lembongan Lyla dances on the mangrove beach, Nusa Lembongan Beer Bintang, Nusa Lembongan Beached boat at sunset, Nusa Lembongan Boats on the main beach, Nusa Lembongan Counting the tuna catch. Nusa Lembongan Sunset and a boat, Nusa Lembongan Boats moored, Nusa Lembongan Man on a boat at sunset, Nusa Lembongan Seaweed drying on Nusa Lembongan Ceremony, Tamarind Beach, Nusa Lembongan Ceningan Strait, Nusa Lembongan Sundeck Tamarind Beach. Nusa Lembongan Mangrove Beach. Nusa Lembongan Waves crashing in, Nusa Lembongan Ceningan Strait at high tide, Nusa Lembongan Lanterns at Sandy Bay, Nusa Lembongan On the way to Penida, Nusa Lembongan The Point, Nusa Lembongan Mt Agung view at Jungutbatu Beach Bali Hai Water Playground Perama Boat