Nusa Lembongan sits adrift of Nusa Penida, on the southeast coast of the main island of Bali. The relaxed pace of life and tranquil beaches are world away of the hectic streets of south Bali. Diving, snorkelling and swimming are all popular choices of activity for those looking to explore the marine life of exotic waters. Visitors regularly opt to relax on the sandy beaches or join in with the many surfers- one of the most popular activities on the island’s coast.
Boats bound for Nusa Lembongan and its neighbouring islands depart daily from Bali. This offers options to those who wish to escape Bali, be it just one day or for a weekend. With many different activities on offer, and various sites to explore, we’ve selected three of the best for those travelling on varied budgets and interested in different types of activities.
FROM: €100/per person
This day trip explores the ocean beds surrounding Nusa Lembongan. Depart from your Bali hotel by bus and board the catamaran to cruise to Lembongan Island. Onboard the boat there is the opportunity to enjoy drinks, with a snorkelling demonstration to ensure everybody is able to part take in the day’s activities. Once the boat arrives at a private pontoon, the exploration begins: view the reefs via the semi-submersible coral viewer; hop on the banana boats; dive from the boat’s boards; snorkel through the secluded waters or simply enjoy the sun from the catamaran’s deck. For an additional costs guests can parasail, scuba dive and take an aquanaut marine walk. A buffet lunch is provided onboard and the price includes transport to and from Bali.
From €88/ per person
Hop across three of Bali’s surrounding islands: Lembongan, Ceningan and Penida, on this day cruise. Leave Bali in the morning and board your boat, cruising the south coast of Penida Island enveloped by 300 foot high cliffs on the coast. Throughout the day snorkel, swim or explore deserted beaches and pristine bays. The cruise navigates the Ceningan Channel: visiting a traditional seaweed farming village, the Lembongan Bay Marine Park and the Bali Hai Cruises Beach Club. Options for the picnic style lunch can be enjoyed aboard, at a secluded bay or at the Beach Club itself.
From €573,47/ per person
Ideal for those who enjoy the serenity of island life, escape from the bustling streets of Bali to Nusa Lembongan for this three day retreat. Departing from Bali, either Ubud or south of the island, cruise across the Badung Strait to arrive at the Hai Tide Beach Resort. This is will be your accommodation for two nights and is included in the price, with daily breakfasts. From the resort, enjoy your time at the Beach club or pontoon facilities, take a ride on a banana boat, go snorkelling or discover the island at your own leisure.