Nusa Lembongan is around 8km square in size, surrounded by the clearest turquoise water imaginable, and is the most popularly travelled of the three islands. It is connected to its neighbouring island of Nusa Ceningan by a yellow bridge that was actually rebuilt after tragically collapsing in October 2016. You can definitely include Nusa Ceningan in your Nusa Lembongan day trip.
Some beaches in Nusa Lembongan are populated by boats, others are teeming with coral and marine life. Others still remain deserted. There is only a population of 5000 on this island, which hardly requires a transport system of any kind so visitors have to rely on renting a bike or car, to travel around.
Nusa Lembongan is actually the first Nusa islands that became popular with tourists. The island provides a perfect balance between raw beauty, relaxation and adventure.
Between Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan, I would say the hotels at Lembongan are much nicer. In terms of sightseeing however, I think Nusa Penida has a higher advantage.
So, are you planning a trip to Nusa Lembongan? Or hope to visit the island one day? Do not fret, this blog post will give you all the information you need to know for your Nusa Lembongan day trip!
Getting to Nusa Lembongan is easy! You can take the ferry from Sanur straight to the island. A mere 45 minutes ferry ride and you will arrive in paradise! Another way is you can spend some time in Nusa Penida and then take a 15-minute boat ride over. As mentioned in my previous post on Nusa Penida, there are many ferry companies that provide trips from Sanur to Nusa Lembongan or Nusa Penida. Just make sure to book your tickets in advance. For the boat ride from Penida to Lembongan, you don’t actually need to get a ticket in advance. Once you arrive at the harbour, you can actually just purchase your ticket from the staff there.
A Nusa Lembongan day trip isn’t complete without visiting the famous Devil’s Tears! As one of the most popular spots on the island, Devil’s Tears is a can’t miss! This amazing place features some of the most intense waves ever! You’ll get to witness the raw and unforgiving power of mother nature as the enormous waves continuously hit the cove, creating a massive ocean explosion and mist. What an mesmerising sight to see! This is one place you cannot miss out during your Nusa Lemobongan day trip!!
After spending a hot morning at Devil’s Tears, you can relax at 3 Monkeys Pool & Bar, and enjoy a drink by the pool. If you’re a fan of shisha like me, this bar is the only place in Nusa Lembongan that sells it!