• Mount Agung Watching Over

    From Nusa Lembongan you can have stunning views of Mount Agung. Here a local sea
    weed farmer is collecting his harvest in the late afternoon.

  • Arriving at Nusa Lembongan

    Sea weed production, fishing and tourism are the main income of the people of Nusa
    Lembongan so upon arrival you will be greeted with dozen of boats and view of all types of accommodation.

  • Beautiful sunsets

    What a gorgeous way to end your day on a tropical island like Nusa Lembongan. You will
    have many of these when staying a couple of days there.

  • Sea weed production

    Day in, day out you will see local people wading into the water collecting sea weed which
    is used for instance in the cosmetic industry.

Nusa Lembongan Beaches, beaches with surprising character and beauty


 

The Nusa Lembongan beaches are located on an island just 12km off the coast of Sanur beach. Most travellers visit this little island on one of the many cruise day-trips, but it is definitely worth staying longer than just one day.

You can easily arrange one of the fast boats heading out from Sanur to the Gili islands Lombok. They always make a stop at Nusa Lembongan, so you can hop off there.

 

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Fast boats from Sanur beach take you straight to Nusa Lembongan island

 

Like most Bali beaches, surfers where the first travelers who started going to the Nusa Lembongan. However today more and more travellers are discovering these beautiful beaches too and tourist development is increasing.

It doesn't come as a surprise that Nusa Lembongan is becoming more popular as it's still pretty quiet and the beaches there are one of the nicest of Bali.

The island is very small so you can easily jump on a motorcycle (there are hardly any cars on the island) and check out all beaches on the island.

Other great activities besides surfing are snorkeling and diving. Dive operators head to the hot pots around the island daily.

The beaches that are worth checking out are:

Jungutbatu beach

If you catch one of the fast boats to Nusa Lembongan you will probably arrive at Jungutbatu beach. This is the busiest beach when it comes to the number of boats coming and going.

 

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Clear water at Jungutbatu beach

 

Small local fishing boats (jukungs) together with many tourist diving boats float on the crystal clear water.

There are many types of Bali accommodations along this beach. Towards the left of the beach all the way up north of the island you have cheap accommodations while on the right up the hill you'll find the more expensive resorts.

 

jungutbatu beach with gunung agung view bali
Mount Agung watches from a distance over the action
taking place at this beach

 

The water at this beach is calm and it's easy to swim around. There are several restaurants set at Jungutbatu beach as well. From here it's a breeze to enjoy a drink while gazing over the clear water and spotting the great Mount Agung in the distance.

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Mushroom Bay

Mushroom Bay is a secluded bay towards the south of the island. There are a couple of resorts right at this beach such as Nusa Lembongan resort, Mushroom beach bungalows or Hai Tide Huts.

 

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Mushroom Bay, Nusa Lembongan Bali

 

Nusa Lembongan are often visited by large cruises who spend a day off the coast of the island in big Pantoons. Just in front of Mushroom Bay you will spot the massive Bounty Cruises soon enough.

Bali Hai Cruises also have package tours in which a visit to their Hai Tide beach club is included.

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Dream Beach

One to get away from the crowd? Then Dream Beach is one of best beaches in Nusa Lembongan to go to. Located south of the island you have to drive to get there or get a boat to be transferred to the beach.

 

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Main activity at Dreambeach: relaxation

 

The sand is pretty white and with the azure blue water it's a typical tropical beach picture. Be careful if you are planning to swim though. There is a strong current so stay within the designated lines which are mentioned on a sign just before entering the beach.

The atmosphere at Dreambeach is very laid back. The Dreambeach Huts is one of the accommodation options set right at this beach. There is also a nice restaurant, so if you are just spending a day here you can enjoy something to eat and drink as well.

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Light house beach (Blue Corner/Ental Point)

If you drive along the only road heading to the north of the island you will eventually end up the light house beach. This is not the official name, but as there is a lighthouse nearby I'll just call it that for now.

There are no tourist facilities here and it is probably not one of the best beaches to do some sunbathing or swimming, as the local people live nearby and are busy the whole day with seaweed farming.

 

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As quiet as a lake, with Gunung Agung on the background

 

Nevertheless even for the view it's worth checking out. Plus it gives you a change to have a look at how the local Balinese live here and how they process all the seaweed they have harvested.

This piece of beach is obviously quiet and it's a nice place to go to on a nice day as you have magnificent view of Mount Agung in the distance.

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Mangrove Beach

Driving to the north, passing houses of local seaweed farmers you will soon notice that the landscape changes into mangrove forest. The whole north-east part of Nusa Lembongan area is covered with mangrove.

 

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Mangrove forest north of Nusa Lembongan

 

The dirt road suddenly stops and there will be someone asking for a fee before you are able to continue driving. Pass this point there is the Mangrove Restaurant where you can enjoy the beautiful view of Mount Agung accompanied with something to eat and drink.

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