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Nusa Lembongan

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  • Dream Beach
    3.5 stars

    Quite isolated, there is a single resort here positioned to overlook the beach. This makes for a reasonable excursion, but if the sea is rough the waves can get quite grasping here — this is not a swimming beach for children or novices. At least the resort behind is handy for cold drinks. ... read more

  • Sandy Bay
    3.5 stars

    The seas were quite rough here when we visited, so we didn't get wet, but we've heard from others that when the sea is calm, this is a particularly beautiful spot, but that even on calm days you need to be wary of the currents. It doesn't enjoy the dramatic views of the north-facing beaches though, ... read more

  • Mushroom Beach
    4.5 stars

    There is plenty of sand and, at higher tide, good swimming and some passable snorkelling off the western point. At low tide much of the west is exposed. This is a popular destination for daytrippers with both people arriving by bike and on boats from the day-cruises from Bali. In the middle of the ... read more

  • Tamarind Beach
    3 stars

    At low tide this is no good for swimming, but as with the other beaches, when the water comes back so does the swimming. Given much of the accommodation here is of the private villa variety, this isn't nearly as busy as nearby Mushroom Bay. You can reach here on foot from Jungut Batu in 20 to 30 ... read more

  • Coconut Bay
    3 stars

    If you're planning on doing some surfing at Playgrounds, this is the closest spot to paddle out from. If you're not a surfer and instead are just looking for a sleepy slice of sand, you could do far worse than head here. You can reach here either by boat or by following the trail that runs ... read more

  • Jungut Batu Beach
    3 stars

    There is plenty of sand obviously and some hotels do put out deckchairs, but there is a fair amount of refuse and you just don't see many people swimming here. That's not to say it isn't a pretty beach though. The sunsets can be fabulous and at low tide the entire seaweed industry will be laid ... read more

  • Mangrove Beach
    4 stars

    There is some seaweed cultivation going on in close so hightide is a better time to visit, and if you go to the far eastern end there is some excellent snorkelling offshore. The beach has a half dozen or so basic cafes lining its length making this a good choice for a seafood barbecue and a ... read more

  • Diving on Nusa Lembongan
    4 stars

    While most of the dive shops are on Lembongan, many of the best sites are actually in the waters off Nusa Penida. Blue Corner and Lembongan Point are the only two we were told about near Lembongan itself, with the more famous spots such as Crystal Bay, Manta Point and SD Point (among others) all ... read more

  • Snorkelling sites at Nusa Lembongan
    4.5 stars

    Agents in town will offer you a one-, two- or three-spot snorkelling tour, with the most common destinations being Mangrove Point, The Wall (Nusa Penida) and Crystal Bay (Nusa Penida). Most noteworthy is Mangrove Point, which lies off the eastern tip of Nusa Lembongan. It's a sprawling coral ... read more

  • Mangrove tour
    3.5 stars

    Tours can easily be arranged in Jungut Batu town, but it is just as easy to ride up to the mangrove forests yourself (just take the road and follow it till you can't go any further) and arrange a deal with one of the boatmen right there. Once arranged they'll paddle you through either in a jukung ... read more

  • Cycle Nusa Lembongan
    4 stars

    It is a pretty ride and, with the exception of one rough patch on the east coast of the island, most of the riding is on fairly well sealed roads. Non-beach highlights include a very pretty temple under two massive trees at the northern end of Jungut Batu village, the yellow suspension bridge ... read more

  • Surfing Nusa Lembongan
    4 stars

    The three most popular breaks are all reef breaks with the best waves between April and September. The most convenient is Playgrounds, which is suitable for beginners and is a short paddle offshore from Coconut Bay. Lacerations and Shipwrecks are off the northern coast and are reached by either ... read more

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