6 Epic Things to do in Nusa Lembongan

What to do in Nusa Lembongan

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A trip to the Nusa Islands should be on every Bali itinerary. Just a 45-minute boat road from mainland Bali, you will find yourself in a world very different to that of the hustle and bustle of Seminyak or Canggu.

There are three islands: Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Ceningan, and Nusa Penida.

Nusa Lembongan is the most developed of the three Nusa Islands and is where most travellers stay. If you do plan on staying on Nusa Lembongan Island, I recommend checking out all three islands on your trip. You could explore all three islands in three days.

Transport to Nusa Lembongan

You will take a boat to Nusa Lembongan from Sanur, on the mainland of Bali. The boat road will take around 45 minutes and will drop you off at the harbour in Nusa Lembongan.

You can arrange transport to Nusa Lembongan from most hotels in Bali and can expect to pay around 600,000 rupees ($60) for the return trip, including hotel pick up and drop off.

If you drive yourself to Sanur, you will pay less.

When you arrive in Nusa Lembongan, I recommend hiring a bike to get around the islands. It will cost around 70,000 rupees ($7) per day for bike hire in Nusa Lembongan.

What to do in Nusa Lembongan 

So now you have your transport sorted, let’s talk the best things to do in Nusa Lembongan.

Snorkelling and Diving Nusa Lembongan

What to do in Nusa Lembongan 

One of the main things to do on Nusa Lembongan is snorkelling and scuba diving. The conditions are absolutely perfect. Popular dive spots include Mantra Point, the Mangrove Forest, and Blue Corner.

Devil’s Tears

What to do in Nusa Lembongan

As the waves roll into Devil’s Tears, the water spirts out creating a blowhole effect. The first time we visited we were convinced the blowhole wasn’t working before we were completely sprayed with water and left in hysterics. Devil’s Tears is a great place to get photos and watch the magic of the ocean.

Panorama Lookout

What to do in Nusa Lembongan

One of the best places to admire the views on Nusa Lembongan is Panorama Lookout.

Dream beach

What to do in Nusa Lembongan

The best beach on Nusa Lembongan and the perfect place to swim and enjoy a relaxing afternoon. Other amazing beaches on Nusa Lembongan include Mushroom Beach, Jungut Batu Beach and Sandy Bay.

Mangrove Forest 

What to do in Nusa Lembongan

A majority of Nusa Lembongan is made up of the mangrove forest. You can take a tour into the mangrove forest by boat.

Explore Nusa Ceningan

What to do in Nusa Lembongan

What to do in Nusa Lembongan 

Getting to Nusa Ceningan is super easy by bike, so I recommend spending half a day exploring Ceningan. Highlight include Blue Lagoon, the Nusa Ceningan Cliff jumps at Mahana Point, Secret Beach and Ceningan Cliff Restaurant.

And if you plan on heading to Nusa Penida, check out my guide to visiting Nusa Penida on a day trip. If you are considering hiring a bike on Nusa Penida, this is what you can expect. 

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