Bali offers much more than you ever know. Beyond those chic restaurants, luxurious hotels and resorts, crowded beaches and nightclubs, there lies a hidden paradise just across the main island. First of all, one thing you need is to book your flight, then choose from these options to earn great deals! Only less than an hour of boat ride from Bali, there’s a small island waiting to be discovered, Nusa Lembongan Island. This tiny island is only 8 kilometers square and is overlooked by tourists. Once you get there, you will only find less than 6000 people inhabit the Nusa Lembongan Island, means that some areas are still deserted and offers real natural beauty.
Due to its lack of human activities, the nature of Nusa Lembongan Island is still centered on wonders of nature on the island. This small island offers the most pristine beach, hidden coves, cliff viewpoints with burning sunset and chic guesthouse or resorts. Getting to Nusa Lembongan is relatively easy. You can take a boat from Sanur and reserve boats from there. There are few options from slow boat to a fast boat with ranging prices as well. What to do once you get there? We have made the ultimate list for you!
1. Dream Beach
When you have had enough of the overpacked beach in Bali, Dream Beach will be the perfect escapade in Nusa Lembongan. This white sandy beach spans for 115 meters on the southwestern part of the island and offers tranquility. Dream Beach is secluded with low lying limestone cliffs and rock formations. Climb the nearby cliff edges and you can see the entire beach from bird’s eye view, or you can just lay and dig your feet into the soft sand.
2. Devil’s Tears
Once you are in Dream Beach, you must not miss the epic blowhole knows as the Devil’s Tear. Devil’s Tear is when a wave smashing up against a rock, sucks the water in and explode, created a mist as tears. On certain occasions, the smashing also creates a rainbow. Imagine the spectacular view of a wave crashing with a rainbow right in front of you.
3. Snorkeling and Surfing at Mushroom Beach
Once you first arrive in Nusa Lembongan, there is a high chance that you will first arrive in Mushroom Beach. This beach is famous for its white sandy beach, crystal, and clean water. You can swim, snorkel, diving and even surfing in this area. From this point, you can also rent a scooter or book one of the side resorts.
4. Surf Breaks
Nusa Lembongan can be the perfect place to learn how to surf. There are 3 major surf breaks on Nusa Lembongan, they are Playgrounds, Shipwrecks, and Lacerations which are all located on the western side of the island. If you’re a beginner, you can start with the Playground as it has the most user-friendly waves for a beginner.
5. Mangrove Forest
Mangrove Forest is located in the northeast of Nusa Lembongan. The forest is not only an attraction, but it plays an important role as the environmental shelter of the coast and preventing it from erosion. You can take a mangrove tour from the local service, there are options for the boats and the price can be negotiable.
6. Beach Clubs
Nusa Lembongan is famous for its turquoise water, laid-back beach, and vacation atmosphere. Therefore, you can’t miss the chance to visit one of the beach clubs in Nusa Lembongan. One of the popular beach clubs is Sandy Bay Beach Club Lembongan. It is a beachfront restaurant on Sand Bay which stretches for 60 meters on white soft sand. There are shaded table setups and sun loungers where you can just lay down and enjoy the view of the pristine beach while sipping coconut water. You can also dip yourself in a pool and looking out at the blue horizon and crashing waves.
If Sandy bay is more pop and laid back, then Mahagiri Lembongan Beach Club is the ultimate dining venue of Mahagiri Resort. With beachfront location and all-day dining or cocktails, you can enjoy the view of the sea and Mount Agung. During the night, it shifts into a groovier vibe where you can chill out on a bean bag, gazing under the stars accompanied by the sound of the sea.