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Nusa Ceningan

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The sliver of land that makes up Nusa Ceningan lies directly to the south of Nusa Lembongan in the main channel between Lembongan and far larger Nusa Penida. The northern channel (Ceningan Strait) runs almost dry at low tide while the southern channel (Toyo Pakeh Strait) is a roaring flow with swirling eddies and very fast currents.

The Ceningan Strait runs almost dry at low tide and is given over to seaweed cultivation at the western end. It's also this channel that has the yellow suspension bridge (motorbikes, bicycles and pedestrians only) that joins Lembongan to Ceningan. It's worth visiting this area just to cross the bridge as it provides a very scenic view.

Once you cross the bridge, if you turn left the road leads eventually to the boat landing from where you can get a boat to Nusa Penida. If you turn right from the bridge, as with the mirror road on Nusa Lembongan, you run along the coastline — Sea Breeze Warung is well placed for a rest stop and a little further along you'll find Le Pirate Beach Club, a decent stop for lunch or a cute little place to stay.

Continue along this road to two excellent albeit isolated places to stay, both of which overlook the Secret Point surf break. Just before you reach Secret Point, there is a turn to the left, follow that to reach the Jumping Place.

There are no ATMs, banks nor money changing facilities on Nusa Ceningan. Nor are there medical facilities or internet cafes. For all of these you will need to head to Nusa Lembongan or Bali.

Nusa Ceningan is reached by a yellow suspension bridge from nearby Nusa Lembongan. You can also charter boats from here to Nusa Penida. For travel to Bali, you'll need to go to Nusa Lembongan first.

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Text and/or map last updated on 29th September, 2015.

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Stuart McDonald co-founded with Samantha Brown in 2004. He has lived in Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia, where he worked as an under-paid, under-skilled language teacher, an embassy staffer, a newspaper web-site developer, freelancing and various other stuff. His favourite read is The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton.

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