Bali, Indonesia has one of the underrated yet beautiful beach resorts. Aside from the rich Asian tradition and tropical food offerings, Indonesia is filled with happy people. Locals in Bali are friendly and approachable.
There are daily flights from around the globe going to Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar in Bali. From there you can reach Nusa Lembongan. It is almost a secret paradise from the busy urban area in Bali as there’s lot of things to do in Nusa Lembongan.
From the airport, you need to go to Sanur port to ride a connecting ferry ride to get to Nusa Lembongan. There are many ways to reach the Sanur port. The most common and easiest is through motorbike (that is you only travel with only a light backpack), otherwise you can take taxi or bus.
With the bus, unfortunately you have to wait for the scheduled time when the bus leaves and riding with other passengers may halt your travel quite a number of times. But you may enjoy the ride and the scenery as you travel along.
You can also hire a taxi to bring you to the port in Sanur for more convenience. You will be traveling for about 30 to 45 minutes. Taxi usually charges from $13 – $15. So far still cheaper compared to riding a bus or motorcycle. Probably a motorcycle ride will be the fastest to get there but, quite the most dangerous. And passenger is limited.
When you reach Sanur, you can ride ferry boat going to your desired beach destination in Nusa Lembongan. It is quite weird because when you ride the ferry boat in Sanur, you are requested to remove your footwear. Yes, seems like a Japanese culture of some sort, but maybe because of boat maintenance, ferry crew requests all passengers to remove your shoes upon riding the ferry.
Local small boats charges less than the larger ones but it is a bit crowded and feels a bit risky, because there are not enough life jackets distributed. Below is a list of 5 fun things to do in Nusa Lembongan, be sure to check them out.
5 Things To Do In Nusa Lembongan
Dive With Manta Rays
Manta rays are quite endemic at Nusa Lembongan area. You can snorkel or dive with manta rays if you can. Just walk around the Nusa Lembongan beach shore and ask for any dive center that can take you to swim with Manta Ray. Seeing one is really dependent with the weather, and feeding time of the magnificent creatures. However, if you did not see one, you can still enjoy the view underwater. This is one of the best things to do in Nusa Lembongan.
Sulk In The Clear Blue Water At Dream Beach
You can swim or sunbathe at the Dream Beach area. There is also an infinity pool where the Nusa Beach can be seen. The resort also has restaurant, and other amenities is quite convenient and is a great thing to see in Nusa Lembongan.
Explore The Gala-Gala Underground House
This one is not for the claustrophobic persons. The underground bunk is somewhat dark, wet and humid. It is made up of reef stone. This is yet another natures ingenious showcase of its own creativity.
Watch Nature’s Performance Of Water Splashing At The Devils’ Tear
After enjoying a swim, sunbathing and other adventure in Nusa Lembongan you can visit the Devil’s Tear tourist spot where a strong current of water splashes as high as 2 story-building and water is sucked down on what seems to be nature’s sink (a big hole in a huge rock beside the seashore). It is a spectacular performance by nature. This is a wonderful activity in Nusa Lembongan.
Cliff Jump And Surf At The Blue Lagoon
The lagoon surrounded by rocky and bluish water lagoon area. It seems like a photo from a movie. There is an area where you can surf because of the big waves hitting the shore of the Blue Lagoon. There is also a higher lever area there that a big rock peeking from beside the lagoon. The water is in safe deep so adventurers can take the plunge and cliff dive onto the ocean water. For those that like adventures, this is one of the best things to do in Nusa Lembongan.