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Nusa Lembongan

Relax and bask in the magnificent scenery of the small island of Nusa Lembongan.

The small island of Nusa Lembongan can be considered worlds away from the hustle and bustle of South Bali. The island is one of the three islands separated from Bali by the Badung Strait (the other two being the larger Nusa Penida and the smaller Nusa Ceningan). The beaches around the island are best for diving and snorkeling, with its abundant marine life and healthy corals. At the same time, those who prefer a relaxing vacation would love the island because its beaches never get crowded.



Nusa Lembongan lies southeast of Bali and is part of three islands that make up the Nusa Penida district. Twelve kilometres of the Badung Strait separates the island from Bali Island.


Opening Days and Hours

You can visit the island any time, any day.


Entry Fee and Bookings

Entrance to the island is free, but activities such as diving will incur additional costs. Diving packages can cost from IDR 300,000 to 2.3M (USD 21 to 161).


How to Get There

The only way to reach Nusa Lembongan is by boat (or rented helicopter). The most number scheduled fast boat services going to the island leave from Sanur Beach at Jalan Hangtuah. Boats from Benoa Harbour, Padang Bai and Kusamba in East Bali also travel to Nusa Lembongan but do note that these are not recommended due to safety and comfort concerns.


Suggested For

  • Backpackers/solo travelers 
  • Couples 
  • Group of friends 
  • Families with kids


Time to Spend

You can spend 2 days in Nusa Lembongan soaking up the relaxing atmosphere of the island.


Popularity and Best Time to Go

The climate in the island is similar to that of Bali, with the rainy season experienced in January and February, and the drier season in the period of May to September.



  • Diving 
  • Snorkeling 
  • Lounging on the beach 
  • Surfing



Nusa Lembongan has a number of restaurants that offer various cuisines such as Asian, Thai, Indonesian/local food, and even Italian. Barbecues and seafood can also be had, and cafes are also available. Popular restaurants to try include: 

  • Warung Putu 
  • Bali Eco Deli 
  • Nick’s Place 
  • Two Towers Coffee Shop 
  • Papa Tarros Bar and Resto 
  • Hai Bar & Grill 
  • Warung Sari Merta


Nearby Attractions

  • Jungut Batu 
  • Mushroom Bay 
  • Devil’s Tear outcrop 
  • Dream Beach 
  • Sunset Beach (or Sandy Bay) 
  • Paradise Beach 
  • Tamarind Beach 
  • Beach Club Cruise 
  • Marine Megafauna Foundation 
  • Mangrove Forest



A number of hotels and resorts are located in Nusa Lembongan, including Ceningan Resort, Lembongan Beach Club and Resort, The Cubang Hut’s Lembongan, Le Nusa Beach Club, and Lembongan Reef Bungalow. Prices range from USD 21 to 133 per night.

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