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Once we were confirmed by our hotel staff that it wasn’t easy to cover Gili Islands within 2 days (though possible, not advisable), we were majorly disappointed.

That was when one of the staff members recommended us to visit Nusa Lembongan Island Bali, and oh boy, how did we never think about it in the first place.

Nusa Lembongan Island Bali: Our Journey

It took us barely 10 minutes to book our trip to Nusa Lembongan (after browsing a bit over the internet) and sharp at 8 A.M the next morning we were there at the Sanur Shore to catch our speed boat which would take us to the other side of Bali.

You can Read our 2 Weeks Bali Itinerary

We quickly took seats on the speed boat and within 5 minutes the captain accelerated the speed. It was literally banging against the water currents and we felt that we were in for a roller-coaster ride of a lifetime.

I see Harsh making his way to the top deck through the stairs on the outside of the cruise, and it looks a bit dodgy to me. I don’t put my opinion about it and remain busy in capturing him making his way up to the deck on my Snapchat – captioned, “My bunny manages to reach to the top.”

So when I don’t hear from him for the next 5 minutes, even I decide to hop over to the top too! **Why should I be left behind** So with all the eyes (of other visitors) glued onto me, I rather climb the staircase with the help of a cruise member who reassures me in a meek voice, “Don’t worry, it’s safe.”

The turquoise blue waters were gushing at us at such an enticing thrust. We thoroughly enjoyed being on the top of the cruise just to get a bit drenched and feel the wildest pitter patter onto ourselves.

You are promised messy hair and tans here and there, but all seems so worth it!

Now just imagine being marooned on a big island for a day where you do not see much civilization. Hey, but there’s Wi-Fi, surprisingly, or, we should not underestimate Bali.

For us, everything worked just fine. From the weather to the breeze in our face to those cotton candy clouds – everything was just perfect. No wonder we love beach holidays so much.

Nusa Lembongan will definitely inspire you for the next tropical island vacation with family.

The moment we reached ashore, a member of the company with whom we had booked our Lembongan Island trip, greeted us. We took our time to take in the gorgeousness of the landscape and this was a different Bali, for sure!

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The first glimpses of Nusa Lembongan

How the Day Unfurls at Nusa Lembongan

1. Ride in a Pickup Truck

Sitting on the pickup truck, I felt like I was on a movie set of 18th century wherein I was playing a drug peddler, going to meet some drug mafia on a secluded island.

Adding to the character were the roads which weren’t flat on the Nusa Lembongan island in Bali.

This is a NO car Island. So one has to use pickup trucks or scooters for commutation. It took the truck about 20 minutes to get us to the Mushroom Bay, where Mangrove tour awaited.

2. The ‘Dreamy’ Mangrove Tour

We hadn’t set any expectations about the tour and that is what had set the tone of the entire Lembongan Island tour right!

We both glided quietly over the clean still waters between mangrove trees. Swiftly the local guide rowed the wooden canoe, while I couldn’t stop envisioning the most romantic scene from  Nick Cassavetes ‘The Notebook’.

Our magical journey brought us a little closer to nature.

Blue water crashing onto the sand, the natural little alleys amidst the mangroves, watching the fishes dancing below us – couldn’t have been better!

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Trying to soak all the beauty

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Lovely weather in Nusa Lembongan Island Bali

3. GO Snorkeling

Lose yourself in the wonderful, crystal clear waters of Nusa Lembongan’s Bay. Coming face to face with a myriad number of colorful fishes will leave you speechless.

It will be an amazing experience. You wouldn’t crave for anything other than lazing on the white beach for some time!

Various daily trips for snorkeling and diving make it easier for you to enjoy the water activities, without having to worry about slots!

4. Enjoy a Scrumptious Meal by the Beachside

Once we were done snorkeling, we came back to the point from where we had started to have our lunch. Our veggie meal was prepared on special request. The sandwiches and beans were actually delectable.

Made from region’s fresh produce with tomatoes, cucumbers, and herbs from the garden, those sandwiches were exceptionally filling.

What added to the overall magic of the beach-side lunch at the shack was the sudden rainfall. It was a sight to behold and I just couldn’t do anything but soak in the beauty.

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A meal to this view

5. Hike to the Panorama Point

A perfect photo stop, Panorama Point offers a charming view of orange color houses perched atop the hills.

It’s just ideal for stopping by and taking a few pictures while admiring the stunning views. You just need to stay on the main road from Jungut Batu. Then move up a steep hill to get to the Panorama Point.

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A quick photo stop

6. Capture Dramatic Swash at Devil’s Tears

Devil’s Tears is one place that stood out on Lembongan Island for both of us. Well, you might think that the name sounds intimidating, but wait until you discover the site for yourself!

Just don’t let this bay fool you with its false sense of composure as it would lose its serenity within seconds. Despite being majestic, the scenery is quite menacing. We were awestruck on watching the daunting showcase of Mother Nature’s violent streak; though stunningly beautiful.

The merciless, thundering sound created each time the giant waves hit the narrow limestone cliff gave us all sorts of goosebumps.

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The menacing Devils Tears

7. Visit the Dream Beach

Witness the fierce force of Indian Ocean here at the Dream Beach in Nusa Lembongan. This beach is a striking narrow strip of white sand and is mostly renowned for big tides.

Harsh couldn’t resist the temptation of turquoise blue waters, and without a second thought, he plunged into the pool.

Ah, the big waves! No doubt, it is one of the most favorite hangout spots for the European backpackers!

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The ‘Dreamy’ Dream Beach

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Everything looks surreal

You can read this Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan Guide to plan your day trip.

ATM Tips on Nusa Lembongan Island

Visit Nusa Lembongan Island with enough money already as getting cash can be bit of a problem. There are around 4 ATM’s on this island which are at Lemongrass Restaurant, Hai Tai Beach Resort, Mushroom Beach, and Bunga Bungalow. I’ve heard some really bad Google reviews about the ATM machine at the Mushroom Beach so better carry cash to Lembongan than rely on these machines.

Tips for Planning Nusa Lembongan Island Bali

♣  The best time to plan a visit to Nusa Lembongan Island is between the months of May and September. You should avoid to visit during January & February as the island receives rain during these months.

♣  Nusa Lembongan is an island paradise where neither hawkers nor traffic dampens the gorgeous imagery. You’ll be lured by pure aqua blue waters and the slower pace of life – two things you can never get enough of!

♣  Visiting Nusa Lembongan Island Bali is pretty easy and it is just 30 minutes ferry ride away from Sanur.

♣  It is an altogether different side of Bali at the same time dramatically contrasting to its sister island. You can rent a scooter for dirt cheap here and go around exploring the island yourself.

♣ You can get accommodation in a thatched roof beach hut in case you plan on staying for a week or so. The best thing is that you’ll be able to book it at around $40 | 2600INR per night.

♣  The authenticity of the island reflects in its people and the community as they indulge in farming, cutting up coconut trees and collecting seaweed to fend for themselves.

Everything moves at a languid pace in Nusa Lembongan Island Bali. There’s no worry and no rush in this part of the world. Locals just care about making the ends meet and life is extremely simple here.

If you wish to book a one-day excursion to Nusa Lembongan Island in Bali, contact us as we might help you plan it for a relatively inexpensive price. 😉

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Have you been to Bali? If NOT, let these pictures set the mood for taking a trip to the island nation.

Comments:

  • Flo

    July 17, 2017

    Panorama Point and Devil’s Tears look so picturesque! I’ve heard great things about Nusa Lembongan and it looks like a stunning place to spend a few days.

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    • September 20, 2017

      hehe Flo, those are two things we love the most about Nusa Lembongan actually. Hope you make it there soon 🙂

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  • Ada

    July 17, 2017

    wow Nusa Lembongan does looks like a paradise island! I am planning my trip to Bali this year and I am looking whats around! I am glad I found it as I might now visit Nusa Lembongan! I can not resist a clear water like that 😀 Great photos !

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    • September 20, 2017

      It sure is nothing short of a paradise. We were absolutely enchanted by Lembongan’s beauty 🙂

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  • Tracie Howe

    July 17, 2017

    I also ended up in Nusa Lembongan instead of the Gillis! I was so happy to find myself there too! It’s a gorgeous island, and I loved how it was still pretty quiet and not too touristy. I didn’t make it to the Mangrove area, but I did get to go snorkeling. Did you see the Manta Rays?

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    • September 20, 2017

      Hey Tracy – so we both found ourselves hanging out in Nusa Lembongan luckily. And yes we did go for snorkeling and saw the Manta Rays too 🙂

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  • July 17, 2017

    everything looks so pretty!

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  • jen

    July 18, 2017

    Very stunning! I wish i had visited this place when I and my bf went to Indonesia. We had an epic adventure in Mt. Bromo though. But will comeback for this.

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  • Suma - Tales of travelling sisters

    July 18, 2017

    What a beautiful place! Seems like you got lucky when you couldn’t visit Gili Islands. Couldn’t ask for a better way to spend time than on an isloated island.

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    • September 20, 2017

      Exactly Suma. But we do hope to visit Gili Islands really soon 🙂

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  • Elena

    July 18, 2017

    It seems like you were lucky after all. I know that is difficult when you have to change plans, but even when you end up in a new destination you discover that it has something good to offer.

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  • Iza Abao

    July 19, 2017

    This place is beautiful and tranquil. There are a lot of fun things to do as well. I would like to join the banana boat ride. You have mentioned that Bali is famous for its seafood. I can imagine myself being there and eating a delicious seafood dish. Yum!

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  • Sandy N Vyjay

    July 20, 2017

    Nusa Lembongan Island looks so mesmerizing. A paradise on earth. Love the seclusion of the place. This is one of the lesser visited islands and hence retains a pristine charm that seems untouched as yet,

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  • Kate

    July 22, 2017

    Looks so relaxing! Seems like there is a lot to do even for it’s size. I would love to take that canoe trip!

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  • July 23, 2017

    What a scenic place and full of adventures. The Devil’s Tears is really interesting; dangerous places like these (we are assuming that jumping/swimming there is prohibited) helps us realize just how powerful Mother Nature is. Is scuba diving allowed in Lembongan? We would love to dive there.

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  • Only By Land

    July 23, 2017

    hen I finally visit Bali I will definitely do the Lembongan tour. Devils Tears looks like such an Instagrammable spot as does Panorama Point. The cruise out there sounds fun too!

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  • July 24, 2017

    Woow! I m getting goosebumps reading about the devil’s tears. Truly, nothing can beat mother nature in its fury. Also, the dreamy beach definitely looks dreamy. I m already dreaming of lazing on the pristine sand there

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  • August 1, 2017

    The place looks so beautiful! And the pictures are all so good. I will definitely keep Nusa Lembongan in our itinerary while travelling to Bali!

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  • August 2, 2017

    You guys are so cute :). Looks like a beautiful adventure. I wouldn’t want to leave, like ever. Love the photos! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    • September 20, 2017

      Hey Jo Jo, so happy to find out you loved our pictures of Nusa Lembongan. We hope you make it to Lembongan super soon 🙂

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  • August 4, 2017

    It is difficult when you have to change plans all of a sudden but this definitely feels like it happened for a reason. What a great area you stumbled upon. So many gems to uncover like dream beach and devil tear. Bali is amazing and I can’t wait to visit.

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    • September 20, 2017

      That’s so true but all’s well that ends well. And our visit to Nusa Lembongan Bali indeed turned out to be magical 🙂

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  • August 5, 2017

    Look at that Dream Beach, it so deserves its name! So lovely, the whole place looks dreamy. 🙂 It turned out great for you after all to be recommended to go to Lembongan. Love the fact there are a lot of things to do, in such a beautiful surroundings.

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    • September 20, 2017

      Hey Danijela, Dream Beach was indeed special. We were happy that we actually went ahead and booked our Nusa Lembongan Island Bali.

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  • Elena

    August 6, 2017

    My best friend is currently traveling to all these places and I feel so bad that I couldn`t join her. Bali is on top of my list though and I will visit it one day.

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  • August 6, 2017

    Wow this is incredible! I’ll be including Nusa Lembongan in my visit to Bali for sure, I totally fell in love with the Devil’s Tears, such an incredible sight!

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  • Ariane

    August 6, 2017

    Nusa Lembongan Island looks beautiful! I’ve been to Bali but didn’t like it that much, perhaps I would have liked Nusa Lembongan more. I will keep this island in mind for my next trip to indonesia 🙂

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  • August 6, 2017

    Wow Lembongan seems so beautiful, peaceful and with a lot of amazing things to see! The Devil’s tears is just awesome! Mother Nature did a really good job 🙂 I’m planning my trip to Bali and now I’ll add this place in my to-do list, thank you for sharing your tips!

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    • September 20, 2017

      Glad you liked reading about Lembongan Kate. Hope you get to visit super soon 🙂

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  • August 14, 2017

    What a truly romantic getaway. Very scenic, quaint and charming setting

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  • Yacon Root

    August 31, 2017

    Great Website. Very much enjoyed reading.

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    • September 20, 2017

      A pleasure Yacon. Welcome to Wanderers Hub 🙂

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