While it’s easy to think of Nusa Lembongan and the nearby islands of Ceningan and Penida as tourist hotspots, seaweed farming rather than tourist farming remains the mainstay here and forms the cornerstone of the economies of all three islands. Seaweed farming? Yup — the locals farm the stuff and you’d probably be surprised at just how often you use products using derivatives of seaweed ... Read more about The seaweed farms of Nusa Ceningan .
Nusa Ceningan is a sliver of an island wedged between better known Nusa Lembongan and far larger Nusa Penida, both of which lie off the east coast of Bali. Traditionally Ceningan was a favourite for surfers keen on the not-so-secret Secrets surf break, but over the last couple of years a range of places to stay have appeared, making this a worthy alternative to the now quite crowded and developed ... Read more about Nusa Ceningan in photos .
If you’ve spent any downtime in the part of south Bali where you’re kind of looking east (that’s be Sanur, Nusa Dua, Serangan or Candi Dasa for starters) you’ve probably had some helpful local or tourist point out that the two islands you see offshore are Nusa Lembongan (the little one) and Nusa Penida (the big one). Few, well, in the almost five years we’ve had here, in fact not a ... Read more about Meet Nusa Ceningan .
The one noteworthy strip of sand we found is at the base of Secret Point Huts from where you can also watch the surfers on the same-named break. This backs onto Secret Point Huts where you can get both food and cold drinks. A great, almost secret, getaway. Aside from this beach there is a small beach on the southeast coast of Nusa Ceningan (facing Nusa Penida) but as far as we know it can only ... Read more about Beaches on Nusa Ceningan .
While this is a stunningly beautiful spot we were not wiling to jump off in the name of research, so you'll need to do that yourself. There is a very steep ladder that you need to climb back up to get out of the water — it's the only way out. Word of warning: Medical facilities are virtually non-existent on the island. Really not for us, or possibly anyone holding on to their sanity, but we ... Read more about Jumping rock .