Nusa Lembongan is situated 30 minutes (12 Kilometres) off the south East coast of Bali and is around 8 square kilometres in size. It’s linked to Nusa Ceningan across it’s famed yellow bridge, and if you have the time you can easily visit the Blue lagoon and Secret beach located there.
Boat transfers are easily arranged from numerous outlets in Sanur and should cost you around £6-£8 return, so barter hard. You arrive at Jungut batu port, based at the coastal village and housing the majority of the 5000 Hindu locals of the island.
Set on it’s aqua blue sea and white sandy beach that’s the longest on Lembongan, it’s a great welcoming as your boat arrives. You will be met by many locals offering the normal array of accommodation, motorcycle rentals and seaweed, as that’s the main function of this island haven.
The island is far enough away from the hustle and bustle of Bali’s main resorts, so if you’re looking to escape the constant hawkers, sellers and the like, then heading off for a day on a tropical paradise with plenty on offer to see and do will be a welcome break.
The popular areas to visit are listed below
Dream Beach is located on the southwest side of the island and located 10-15 minute drive from Jungut batu harbour. Get your haggling hat on and jump a tour bus for £2 pound to save the walk. A white soft sandy bay awaits, with the dream beach cafe sitting upon the cliff with stairs leading down to the beach. You can pay £2 to use the infinity pool and with the breaking surf from the alluring sea is an idyllic location and from here you can explore the other popular sites to visit.
Devil’s tear Located just a 5 minute walk from Dream Beach, devils tear is a cove cut away by the incoming tides in a small basin, causing the waves to rush around the basin and spray around, looks cool and worth a visit.
Sandy Bay (Sunset Beach) Another short stroll of about 5 minutes and along the edge of the cliffs brings you to Sunset Beach, or Sandy Bay. Another glorious tranquil beach that’s unspoiled and off the beaten tourist trail.
Sunset Point Another walk following the cliffs brings you to sunset point, with amazing views from it’s prominent position. I would imagine the Sunsets not too shabby either, but was only there through the day, hence…
Mushroom Beach Another 10-15 minutes through the mangroves brings you to Mushroom Bay and it’s turquoise waters and beach setting, where many a day tripper arrives and departs. There are beachfront restaurants and bars and an outlook that’s breathtaking, so enjoy that cold Bintang if you’ve followed the path to this point, you deserve it.
Jungat Batu Harbour With its walkway along the longest beach located in Lembongan, it’s a scenic view with plenty of stops on offer at local restaurants, accommodation options and that all important chilled bintang.