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How to get to Lembongan from Bali

Several operators run a scheduled service from Sanur to Lembongan and vice versa. The service takes about 30 minutes and you should be at the ticket counter 30 minutes in advance.

Lembongan Sugriwa Express

Provide a regular, 3 times a day, return fast boat service from Sanur.

The office is open 7 days a week 8am -10pm.

W: lembongansugriwaexpress.com

Tel: +62 361 281 078

Mobile +62 812 3963 4566

Whatsapp: +62 813 3719 7844

Glory Express Fast Boat

W: gloryfastboats.com

Also provide a regular, 3 times a day, return fast boat service from Sanur.

E: support@gloryfastboats.com

Tel: +62 811 3999 64

What you should know about Nusa Lembongan

Nusa Lembongan is a small island off the southeast coast of the main island of Bali. Quickly becoming one of Bali’s most popular attractions, this island paradise is a world away from the hassle and hectic pace of South Bali.

Neither hawkers nor traffic mar the magnificent scenery; this is a fine place to just put your feet up and relax. Main activities include surfing, diving and snorkeling. The water is some of the learest you will find anywhere, and a vivid aqua blue in colour.

Nusa Lembongan is approximately 8km² in size and is one of three neighbouring islands, Nusa Penida and tiny Nusa Ceningan (which is part of Lembongan Village).

The three islands are separated from Bali by the Badung Strait. Some visitors may find Nusa Lembongan a little slow after the pace of South Bali.

Many areas around the island are good for diving and snorkeling, with abundant marine life and healthy coral. Surfing can get a bit crowded, but the waves are good. There are several white sand beaches away from the main centres which are virtually never crowded. There is a flourishing and well established seaweed farming industry here, and many visitors find it interesting to learn about it.

Culture

The local Lembonganese are Hindu and visitors will notice little or no difference from the prevailing culture on the Bali mainland, such us temples or Hindu ceremonies.

You may be able to catch a cock fight, look out for a crowd of local men! This generates a lot of excitement on this tiny island.

Get Around

The attractions here are mostly natural. The beaches and other coastal landscapes are obviously a key draw, as are the sunsets. There are a limited number of man-made attractions, most notably temples and the rickety suspension bridge.

By Foot

Nusa Lembongan is a nice place to walk, with coastal paths linking nearly all the guest houses, hotels and restaurants. Most walks will take less than two hours. The less developed southwestern area of the island has some spectacular coast paths which provide easy walking, great views back to Bali, and spectacular sunsets. You can cross by foot to the small neighbouring island of Nusa Ceningan via a scenic suspension bridge.

From the end of the beach at Jungut Batu it is a 35min walk along the coast to Mushroom Bay.

By Bike or Scooter

Bicycles can be rented at most hotels and guest-houses. Some of the roads are quite well surfaced, but be prepared for some very degraded surfaces in places. This is a great way to see the island at your own pace.

Scooter are also widely available for rent from Mangrove Paradise Retreat. Please contact Reception.

Pick up truck

There are virtually no cars on Nusa Lembongan, and any business or local resident wishing to bring one to the island needs special permission from the village elders. This will only be granted in exceptional circumstances.

Local taxi service or island tours are available through Mangrove Paradise Retreat.

Emergency & Medical Clinic

There is a small medical clinic in Jungut Batu with an attendant doctor. This is a perfectly good facility for treating minor ailments, but visitors with anything approaching a serious problem should get back to Bali as quickly as possible. Opening hours are erratic and unpredictable. Ask at Reception.

Like all of Bali, Nusa Lembongan is officially a malaria-free zone.