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Nusa Lembongan

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  • Two days on Nusa Lembongan
    3.5 stars

    If you’re a keen island hopper, visiting Bali simply isn't going to be enough once you spot those vast looming cliffs off the east coast in the distance. ... read more

  • Batu Karang Lembongan Resort and Day Spa
    3.5 stars

    Having had a splurge dinner on Nusa Lembongan, what better way to follow up than a splurge spa visit? ... read more

  • Dream Beach
    3.5 stars

    This is a tight, deep cove with a wedge of squeaky sand keeping the glimmering blue waters at bay. 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 ... read more

  • Sandy Bay
    3.5 stars

    Probably not quite the stuff of paradisical dreams, this is a pretty beach with a couple of well-regarded restaurants overlooking it. 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, ... read more

  • Mushroom Beach
    4.5 stars

    This is, hands down, the best swimming beach on Nusa Lembongan and arguably the prettiest. 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 ... read more

  • Tamarind Beach
    3 stars

    This is a longish beach that enjoys great views across to Bali and Gunung Agung. Sunsets from here are spectacular. 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 ... read more

  • Coconut Bay
    3 stars

    A sliver of a beach looking out to Playgrounds surfbreak, this is a good spot to escape the crowds for some quiet sun-bathing time. 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 ... read more

  • Jungut Batu Beach
    3 stars

    This is the longest beach on Nusa Lembongan. It is filled with moored boats through the day and really isn't that pleasant to swim at. 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 ... read more

  • Mangrove Beach
    4 stars

    This strip of sand runs along the north coast of Nusa Lembongan and provides some of the best views to Bali of the entire island. 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 ... read more

  • Diving on Nusa Lembongan
    4 stars

    While not as popular as nearby Bali, Nusa Lembongan does a steady trade in diving, both for already experienced divers and newcomers. 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 ... read more

  • Snorkelling sites at Nusa Lembongan
    4.5 stars

    As with the diving, the best snorkelling around Nusa Lembongan is actually off Nusa Penida, but there are some good spots off Lembongan as well. 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) ... read more

  • Mangrove tour
    3.5 stars

    The northeast corner of Nusa Lembongan is covered with a substantial mangrove forest. If you've had your fill of frolicking in the sun, head here. 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 ... read more

  • Cycle Nusa Lembongan
    4 stars

    While the centre of Nusa Lembongan is hilly (well, according to our map it is 56 metres hilly), you can cycle all the way around the edge in a few hours to a full day depending on where you stop. It is a pretty ride and, with the exception of one rough patch on the east coast of the island, most of ... read more

  • Surfing Nusa Lembongan
    4 stars

    Nusa Lembongan has some good surfing both for novices through to more experienced wave riders. 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 ... read more


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