After completing breakfast at our hotel Wani Bali Resort at Nusa Penida, we started for Nusa Lembongan. After a walk of 10 min from our hotel, we reached Toyapakeh harbor. And we were, fortunate enough to find a captain, who was ready to take us to Nusa Lembongan for 50K IDR each, in his 10 seater boat with eight other people. After a 20 minutes ride, we reached Yellow Bridge. Generally, the boat leaves Toyapakeh harbor when they get filled up.
How to Reach
From Bali, there are many gateways to Nusa Lembongan (like Sanur, Padang Bai,
Our hotel, Pachira Villa was close to Jungutbatu Harbour, so we took a Bemo (locals call it Taxi) to drop us at our villa for 100K IDR for two which was a costly affair.
If you come to Nusa Lembongan for few days then rent a bike, to explore the island. Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan are small islands connected by
Mushroom beach also called Mushroom bay, located in the western part of the island. All bigger resorts and expensive rest-o-bars are located near Mushroom beach. This beach is good place to sit and sip drinks and enjoy the sunset.
Dream beach is a small beach located on the south coast, near Devils Tears. There are a lot of rocks and broken corals in the water so please be careful while swimming. The beach here is a good place for sunbath but remains busy throughout the day.
Sandy Bay is a beach located near Devil’s tear. This white sand beach has some beautiful beach shacks with pools, to dip and sip drinks. The beach is one of the beautiful places to see the sunset in Nusa Lembongan.
The Yellow Bridge is landmark and identity of Nusa Ceningan and Nusa Lembongan. Painted in Yellow, it is a lifeline for Ceningan and Lembongan, as it connects them. The bridge is narrow and open only to two-wheelers and human traffic.
Close to Mushroom Bay, there is an awesome place with the rocky coastline to see the sunset with the smoke of water coming out from crashing waves.
On the eastern part of the island, there is a mangrove forest.
Bali is famous for its rich aquatic life and divining destination and it houses some of the world best diving sites. The three Nusa’s have a beautiful diving destination with rich underwater life, snorkeling or Scuba is a must if you are here. Experts divers go for deep water Suba diving in and around Nusa’s, whereas novice and first time go for Snorkelling. If you are in Lembongan and want to see aquatic life go for snorkeling. On the eastern part of the island, there is a beautiful place for snorkeling, close to mangrove. For a price of 150K IDR, one can go for snorkeling for 1 to 2 hours. Scuba diving for a half day cost around 650K IDR.
We were staying close to Jungubatu Beach at Pachira Villa, a small cottage type accommodation with a private pool.
Streets of Lembongan
Departing Nusa Lembongan
After Nusa Lembongan our next destination was Ubud. Initially, our next destination was Gilli island, but weeks before our visit a strong earthquake destroyed the Gilli to such an extent that the military has come to evacuate travelers from the island and the island was closed for travelers. So we boarded the fast boat from Jungutbatu harbor to Sanur and then went Ubud, the cultural and tourist hub of Bali. Fast boat for Gilli island and Lombok is available from Nusa Lembongan.