June 23, 2021


Go Down


This tropical island just off the Bali Coast offers you breathtaking experiences from your first step arriving on the Island. With pristine white sandy beaches, Nusa Lembongan is a must-see destination to put on your Bali itinerary.

It’s a tranquil island that boasts lots of diverse natural scenery to explore, all in a small area, making it a perfect Island getaway. There’s lots to explore on land, with beautiful beaches and cliffs, lookout points, and restaurants, as well as close by in the underwater world at the numerous coastal reef sites. The Lembongan and Penida area is host to whole families of giant manta rays, dolphins, your local friendly turtles, octopi and of course Nemo himself. Let’s dig in and show you around...

  1. Getting to the Island with Sailing Catamaran Cruise 
    There are several ways to reach Lembongan from the ports of Sanur but none quite as unique and fun as the Aristocat, operated by Bali Hai Cruises, which I highly recommend. It’s a relaxing and comfortable voyage from Benoa Harbour to Mushroom bay in approx.. 90 mins and you can enjoy drinks and food on board while sunbathing on the deck beneath the sails. You may even spot a curious dolphin or two!
  2. Explore Nusa Lembongan’s coastline 
    If you think you’ve found all the best beaches in Bali, you’ve certainly missed these. Lembongan offers you a handful of breathtaking white sandy beaches which are great for swimming in the clear, turquoise water or just lying on the soft white sand and getting yourself a tan with a view of the mighty mount Agung in the distance. Do a search for these three beaches and see for yourself: Dream Beach, Mahagiri Beach, and Mushroom Beach
  3. Beachfront dining on Nusa Lembongan 
    After a busy day exploring, nothing beats a scenic spot for a few drinks and great food. One of the best on the island is the Hai Bar & Grill in Mushroom Bay which is right on the beach and boasts lovely views. The menu here features freshly caught seafood and an eclectic selection of international dishes like wood-fired pizza, rendang and fish & chips. Thirsty? Visit the bar and enjoy a hand-crafted cocktail or an ice-cold beer after a day at the beach.
  4. Catch the island’s dreamy sunset 
    Your visit to Lembongan would not be complete without catching a beautiful sunset. Among the many great locations on the Island, west-facing Mushroom Bay, just in front of Hai Bar & Grill is a perfect spot to watch this spectacular moment that words can't describe. Enjoy a sundowner drink and have your camera ready!
  5. Stay at Hai Tide Beachfront & Garden Lumbung Resort
    Perfect for couples, the traditional-style Balinese Beachfront Lumbungs here are located right on the golden sands of Mushroom Bay. This means that you can fall asleep listening to the soothing sound of the waves, watch the sunset from your private balcony, and wake up and walk outside for a refreshing pre-breakfast swim.
  6. Swim & Dive with Majestic Underwater Creatures
    The island is well-known for its diving and snorkelling spots where you can often see manta rays, mola-mola (sunfish) and dolphins! Approximately 20 minutes by boat will bring you to the usual spots to see these fish and, if you are lucky, you can enjoy swimming alongside these majestic, gentle creatures. Truly an experience of a lifetime.
  7. Movies under the stars
    Wondering what to do after dinner on the island, why not check out the Movies Under the Stars night at Hai Tide resort? Every Saturday they set up an outdoor cinema by the beach where you can enjoy a film on the big screen from comfy deck chairs, while feeling the sea breeze and listening to the waves breaking nearby.
Share this post : [addtoany]

Others blog

Contact Us Book Now