Nusa Lembongan hotels and lodging guide

Comfy guesthouses are reasonably-priced here

Comfy guesthouses are reasonably-priced here

Despite its size there is a good range of accommodation choices in Nusa Lembongan. Most hotels and guest houses are located directly facing or within a stone’s throw of its delightful beaches and even bottom end budget homestays often boast priceless ocean views. The vast majority of places to stay are located at Mushroom Bay and Jungutbatu. The latter is the most developed resort and the best place to look for budget accommodation.

There are dozens of small bungalow resorts offering simply furnished rooms starting at around rp70,000 (US$7) a night and several cater specifically to the surfing community. Jungutbatu also has a decent range of mid priced hotels with air conditioning, hot water and perhaps use of a swimming pool. Expect to pay upwards of rp350,000 (US$37) for a comfortable and stylish double room.

Mushroom Bay is a little more upmarket and caters generally to older travellers and families. There are many boutique hotels right on the beach and several stylish villa developments. You won’t get the same value for money here as you are paying premium prices for the most idyllic spots.

Many of the hotels here do offer sizeable discounts to guests who arrive by one of the luxury cruise companies who operate out of Benoa harbour in Bali. Virtually every single hotel and guest house in Nusa Lembongan will have an attached restaurant and bar. See our recommended list below of Nusa Lembongan hotel accommodation below.

Recommended Nusa Lembongan resorts and hotels

Tanis Villas
Boasting a picturesque spot with uninterrupted ocean views, this is one of the better value luxury resorts in Mushroom Bay. There are just nine boutique bungalows and villas offering classy decor and good amenities for guests. There is a large swimming pool, medical centre, spa and beach restaurant. It offers a refined, laid back atmosphere at US$52 for a standard bungalow and US$56 for a two bedroom villa... More details and booking

Mainski Lembongan Resort
This was one of the first beachfront hotels in Jungutbatu and remains as popular as ever. There is a wide choice of accommodation and onsite amenities are extensive. It has a fabulous swimming pool, restaurant and bar, water sports and one of the few places with free wi fi coverage. Well appointed fan rooms cost  US$22 or stylish air con bungalows can be had for US$25. For even more luxury, there 2 x three bedroom private villa at US$166 a night... More details and booking

Secret Garden Bungalows
Secret Garden Bungalows is a relaxing dive resort/yoga studio with nine pleasant bungalows set in a shady garden compound. Rooms have ceiling fan and cold water bathrooms and cost from US$18, with discounts offered for single travellers and long stays. There is also a pool onsite (good for relaxing and diver training) and a spacious TV lounge and cafe bar. Located just 50m from the beachfront, Secret Garden is also home to Big Fish Diving and Yoga Shack Lembongan (www.yogashacklembongan.com). Jungutbatu, tel: +62 813 5313 6861, email: info@bigfishdiving.com, website: www.bigfishdiving.com.

Coconuts Beach Resort
A collection of bright and airy modern bungalows overlooking a spectacular arc of pure white sand. There are two swimming pools, water sports rental and a bar and restaurant. All rooms have stylish mod cons including king size beds, large bath tubs and TV and cost US$78 or US$85 for air conditioning.

Discounts of up to 50 per cent on these walk in rates are available if booked as an add on with the Island Explorer cruise from Benoa in BaliMore details and booking

Bungalow no7 Hotel
An extremely popular budget place that has been giving shelter to backpackers for over a decade, book ahead to secure one of these spotless rooms. Situated right on the beach and featuring lovely tropical landscaping, it has a private outlook yet enjoys cool sea breezes. There is also a charming boardwalk cafe serving cheap Indonesian dishes. Prices are US$20-27 for a room with a sea viewMore details and booking

Pondok Baruna
A relatively small place it may be but it has a lively atmosphere as it houses Nusa Lembongan’s most popular diving school. There is a choice of accommodation in traditional Balinese thatched cottages which cost US$26 and spacious air con rooms by an inviting swimming pool for US$52. Special rates are available for guests taking diving courses. Jungutbatu, tel: +62 812 394 0992email: info@pondokbaruna.com, website: www.pondokbaruna.com.

Lumbung Bali Huts 
A popular boutique bungalow resort right in the heart of Mushroom Bay. Most rooms offer breezy sea views and are furnished to exacting standards with marble bathrooms, TV and some with four poster beds. There is a lovely beachfront restaurant for romantic dining under the stars. Prices are US$47 for a double room including buffet breakfastMore details and booking

Linda Bungalows
This is a popular budget guest house run by an expat couple featuring spacious two storey cottages, some of which directly face the beach. These twin and double rooms are furnished in stylish colour schemes and have large open air bathrooms. It is centrally located for the bars and restaurants along the main beach strip. It is an excellent budget option at US$16 per night, Jungutbatu, tel: +62 812 360 0867, website: www.lindabungalows.com.

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