Located just off Bali’s southeast coastline, peaceful Nusa Lembongan is a tropical island haven with a refreshingly slow pace of life. It is fringed by crystal clear waters and picture perfect white sandy beaches providing excellent snorkelling and scuba diving. It is even more renowned for its offshore surf breaks and attracts a steady flow of adventurous surfers through the year.
Despite its tiny size, there are many intriguing sights and attractions both in and out of the water. The coastline varies from dreamy tropical beaches to dense mangrove forest and dramatic limestone cliffs pounded by crashing waves. Beachfront accommodation comes in all shapes and sizes and even budget travellers will find a wealth of options by the shore.
Nusa Lembongan – serenity a stone’s throw from the hectic south
Nusa Lembongan is virtually car and pollution free and a peaceful alternative to Bali’s hectic beach resorts as the pace of life here is much more tranquil.
There is a distinct choice between the lively traveller’s cafes of Jungutbatu or the refined beachfront restaurants of upmarket Mushroom Bay. There is much more to Nusa Lembongan than just lying on its tropical beaches all day.
There are a couple of sleepy fishing villages and historic Hindu shrines to explore which are all easily accessible on foot. For most people its alluring appeal comes from the unhurried pace of life and the simple pleasures of sunbathing on sparkling white sand beaches. It offers a back to basics island lifestyle that is hard to find nowadays on mainland Bali.