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Things to do in Nusa Lembongan

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From Bali: Swim with Manta Rays in Nusa Penida

1. From Bali: Swim with Manta Rays in Nusa Penida

Head for the island of Nusa Penida and embark on a snorkeling adventure. Take advantage of 3 different stops to swim with Manta Rays, enjoy lunch on the beach, then spend the afternoon exploring the mangrove forest. Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in selected areas of Bali or wait directly at the ferry office (depending on the option selected), and then journey to Nusa Penida, located 20 kilometers off the southeast coast. The largest of Bali's 3 sister islands (Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Penida, and Nusa Ceningan), Nusa Penida is much less developed and remains home to abundant and pristine nature. Marvel at the dramatic landscape and steep cliffs along the coast as you make your way to some of the island's best snorkel sites. Upon arrival at the protected bay of Manta Bay, discover an ocean rich with plankton that attracts beautiful reef manta rays that can sometimes measure up to an impressive 4 or 5 meters in wing span. Go to 3 of the best snorkel sites on the island, including popular spots (depending on conditions) such as Crystal Bay, Toyapakeh, and Gamat Bay. As the strong swells of the Indian Ocean can impact conditions, the situation will be carefully monitored to take you to where it is safe to swim with the rays less than 1.5 meters from the surface of the sea. If conditions are not suitable, your snorkeling itinerary will be adjusted accordingly, as your safety is always the number one priority. Following your magical snorkeling adventure, break for a delicious beachside lunch at Paradise Beach on Nusa Lembongan. The lunch is served as an Indonesian food buffet. Then, get the chance to explore the mangrove forest in the afternoon by kayak, stand-up paddle board, or private gondola.  

From Bali: 3 Snorkeling Spots Tour to Lembongan and Penida

2. From Bali: 3 Snorkeling Spots Tour to Lembongan and Penida

Snorkel through the colorful underwater worlds of the islands of Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida on this guided tour from selected locations in Bali. Use high-quality gear to search for marine life and kayak through mangroves. Enjoy a delicious beachside lunch buffet.  Following pickup from your accommodation in Bali or meet at the ferry office (depending on option selected), journey across the water to the islands of Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida to experience some of the most diverse coral reefs on the planet. Meet a snorkeling guide who will help you with all the necessary equipment. Flotation devices can be provided for people not comfortable in the water so that everyone can discover the pristine corals and enjoy the warm waters that are home to schools of brightly colored fish. Look for resident emperor angelfish, parrotfish, moray eels, and sea turtles. The specially designated snorkeling areas make for a safe and enjoyable activity for all ages. Visit Crystal Bay, and Gamat Bay, famous for its sprawling coral garden and light currents. The exact snorkel spots visited will depend on the conditions. Feast on a delicious beachside lunch and take a mangrove tour by kayak to experience the scenery from a different perspective. If the weather and water conditions are ok, you'll also have a chance to visit Manta Bay.

Sanur Bali to/from Lembongan: Speedboat Transfer

3. Sanur Bali to/from Lembongan: Speedboat Transfer

Spend less time traveling and more time exploring with this fast and convenient boat transfer between Bali and Nusa Lembongan. Located 18 miles southeast across the Badung Strait, Bali's sister island is known as a romantic getaway with all the modern amenities. Discover its unspoiled nature and tranquil ambiance with ease. Depart from Sanur Port or Lembongan on one of 3 daily return departures. Then, upon arrival, take ample time to explore the island at your own pace. Dive or snorkel through the colorful reefs, experience the year-round surfing waves, or laze on a deserted white sand beach in a secluded cove. Escape the crowds and experience rural life on foot or bike. All vessels for crossing are equipped with navigational and safety equipment to international safety standards for your peace of mind. Sit back, relax and enjoy the journey to Nusa Lembongan and back. Flexible option for just speedboat ticket or combo with Bali transfer, 1 way or return.

From Bali: 2-Day Nusa Penida and Lembongan Complete Tour

4. From Bali: 2-Day Nusa Penida and Lembongan Complete Tour

Begin your adventure with a fast boat transfer to Nusa Lembongan, approximately 40 minutes by boat ride. Start your first day by snorkeling in 3 different spots in Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida. After the inclusive lunch, enjoy the mangrove tour followed by the island tour. Visit the iconic Panorama Point, Devil's Tear and Dream beach. Check-in at a beach front accommodation where you can relax on white sand beach with its crystal water right in front of the resort. You will also be provided with scooter to go around the island at your own pace in your free time in the evening. On the second day, have breakfast at the hotel and be picked up at 8:30 AM to embark an inter-island transfer to Nusa Penida. Visit the famous Kelingking Beach for the chance to take photos of the most beautiful spot on the island. Marvel at the cliffs overlooking the Indian Ocean and then continue to Pasih Uug (Broken Beach) and the natural pool of Angel's Billabong. Explore these beautiful spots and enjoy the lunch box provided for you. After your island tour in Nusa Penida, hop in a fast boat at 5:00 PM heading back to Bali. Your driver will be waiting for you at the harbour and transfer you back to your hotel in Bali.  

From Bali: Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan Island Tour

5. From Bali: Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan Island Tour

Discover the beauty of Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida on this boat tour with hotel pickup and drop-off in Bali. Experience hotspots like Dream, Kelingking, and Broken Beach. Savor a delicious lunch of flavorful Indonesian dishes.  Begin with pickup from your accommodation. Relax on the the transfer to the boat in a climate-controlled van. Board the comfortable boat for the 45-minutes journey to Nusa Penida. Arrive at the island and visit Panorama Point which overlooks the village of Jungutbatu and offers incredible views of Mount Agung.  Visit Devil’s Tear at high tide and enjoy this impressive natural landscape, before heading towards Dream Beach which boasts a sprawling white sandy shoreline. Island hop to Nusa Lembongan and travel across the Yellow Bridge.  Journey to the famous Kelingking Beach to take photos of the most beautiful spot on the island and marvel at the cliffs overlooking the Indian Ocean. Continue to Pasih Uug (Broken Beach) and admire the natural pool of Angel's Billabong.  Head back to Bali from Nusa Penida with boat transfer and be dropped off at your hotel.

From Bali: Manta Tour in Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida

6. From Bali: Manta Tour in Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida

Discover the tropical scenery of Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida islands on a guided tour from Bali. Enjoy a car and boat transfer from your hotel to the islands, go snorkeling with fascinating manta rays, and explore the area's natural landmarks. After being picked up from your accommodation in Bali, hop on a boat for a 40-minute trip to Nusa Lembongan. Once on the island, take a smaller boat to the famous Manta Bay on Nusa Penida. Go swimming or snorkeling among magnificent manta rays in their natural habitat. On the way back to Nusa Lembongan, stop at a famous snorkeling spot between both islands. Gaze at beautiful coral reefs with colorful fish. Take a break for lunch and enjoy your meal as you admire incredible sea views. Finally, explore the highlights of Nusa Lembongan. Gaze at Jungutbatu village and the striking Mount Agung from a panoramic viewpoint. Visit the famous Devil’s Tears at high tide and marvel at the waves crashing onto the cove. Head over to Dream Beach, boasting a sprawling white-sand shoreline. Relax as you make your way back to Bali.

From Bali: Nusa Lembongan & Nusa Ceningan Island Tour

7. From Bali: Nusa Lembongan & Nusa Ceningan Island Tour

Discover the beautiful islands in the east of Bali which is Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan. Departure to Nusa Lembongan from Sanur (Bali) with fast boat for the 40-minute journey, arrive on the island and head to Panorama Point overlooking Jungutbatu Village and enjoy the view of Mount Agung. Travel across the Yellow Bridge, which offers only access to Nusa Ceningan from the island. Explore the hidden gems of Nusa Ceningan’s stunning Blue Lagoon before heading back to Nusa Lembongan. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, dine on a delicious lunch of Indonesian food with a sea view at Sanghyang Bay Restaurant. Visit Devil’s Tear at high tide and marvel at this impressive natural landscape then head to Dream Beach, which boasts a sprawling white sandy shoreline. Finish your trip with a refreshing dip in the swimming pool at Dream Beach Hut with minimum own spending on beverages, then sit back and relax on the return to your Bali hotel.

From Bali: 4-Day Surf and Yoga Retreat in Nusa Lembongan

8. From Bali: 4-Day Surf and Yoga Retreat in Nusa Lembongan

After a 30-minute speedboat ride, arrive on the authentic tropical island of Nusa Lembongan and head to the retreat center. Your schedule will be provided during your check-in along with a welcome drink and a short rest. Start your first activity (surf or yoga) on the first day. The activities are held by teams of professional instructors and they will provide courses that match your experiences (beginner, intermediate, advanced) to ensure you have fun yet stay safe on the island. Surf lessons have a duration of up to 2.5 hours and are held in groups of 3 students per 1 instructor for the best learning conditions. The snorkeling is a longer trip of 4 hours and you will go by boat and with a group of travelers to explore the underwater wonders around Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida islands including Manta Bay, Crystal Bay, and Mangrove. You will have great chances to encounter and swim with the majestic Manta Rays during this snorkeling trip. The onsite restaurant focuses on healthy food for active people and provides a lot of choices, serving fresh juices and yummy smoothies. There is a whole dynamic in the retreat center and you will get the chance to attend explanation talks about yoga, surfing, and free-diving during your stay. You will also have 1 Balinese buffet dinner to share a memorable moment with the organizers, instructors and other travelers.

From Nusa Penida: 3 Spots Snorkeling Tour with Manta Rays

9. From Nusa Penida: 3 Spots Snorkeling Tour with Manta Rays

Meet at Toyapakeh Harbour, heading for the island of Nusa Lembongan and embark on a snorkeling adventure. Take advantage of 3 different stops to swim with Manta Rays, enjoy lunch on the beach, then spend the afternoon exploring the mangrove forest. Upon arrival at the starting you, you'll be first served with welcome drink, change and get your equipment before boarding the boat for snorkeling. Next, head to protected bay of Manta Bay, discover an ocean rich with plankton that attracts beautiful reef manta rays that can sometimes measure up to an impressive 4 or 5 meters in wing span. Go to 3 of the best snorkel sites on the island, including popular spots (depending on conditions) such as Crystal Bay, Gamat Bay and more. As the strong swells of the Indian Ocean can impact conditions, the situation will be carefully monitored to take you to where it is safe to swim with the rays less than 1.5 meters from the sea's surface. If conditions are not suitable, your snorkeling itinerary will be adjusted accordingly, as your safety is always the number one priority. Following your magical snorkeling adventure, break for a delicious beachside lunch at Paradise Beach on Nusa Lembongan. The lunch is served as an Indonesian food buffet. Then, get the chance to explore the mangrove forest in the afternoon by kayak, stand-up paddle board, or private gondola depending on availability before heading back to Nusa Penida's Toyapakeh Harbour.

From Lembongan: 3 Snorkeling Spot Day Trip to Penida

10. From Lembongan: 3 Snorkeling Spot Day Trip to Penida

Your day will start with pick-up at your hotel in Lembongan or wait at the Yellow Bridge if your hotel is at Celingan. Marvel at the dramatic landscape and steep cliffs along the coast as you make your way to some of the island's best snorkel sites. Upon arrival at the protected bay of Manta Bay, discover an ocean rich with plankton that attracts beautiful reef manta rays that can sometimes measure up to an impressive 4 or 5 meters in wing span. Then, go to 3 of the best snorkel sites on the island, including popular spots such as Crystal Bay, Toyapakeh, and Gamat Bay. As the strong swells of the Indian Ocean can impact conditions, the situation will be carefully monitored to take you to where it is safe to swim with the rays less than 1.5 meters from the surface of the sea. If conditions are not suitable, your snorkeling itinerary will be adjusted accordingly, as your safety is always the number one priority. Depending on the option selected, you'll be dropped off at your hotel or break for a delicious beachside lunch at Paradise Beach on Nusa Lembongan. The lunch is served as an Indonesian food buffet. Then, get the chance to explore the mangrove forest in the afternoon by kayak, stand-up paddle board, or private gondola.

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What people are saying about Nusa Lembongan

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 1,777 reviews

This whole day experience ws very well organized &started w/a very friendly &timely pickup frm my hotel in Kuta; then we pickd up 1 more person while closer to the dock area to meet the group of 12. The Crew ws Upbeat, Fun &Always looking out for us, 1 helped me get my mask 2finally stop leaking while I ws in the water. We stoppd at 3diff areas. 1st stop: water ws a bit cloudy &there werent many fish, but the 2nd area was MUCH clearer & I felt like I ws swimming thru a Fish Tank of multicolored schools of fishes/BeautifulCoral! Brilliant Colors Purple,Teal,Green,Yellow,Orange &striped ones.Though we didnt see any Manta Rays it ws a fun time! I didnt do the 3rd stop as I needed to chill ;) We then went bck 2the area w/restaurant where we started out. Nice buffet. 1 of the guys ws the photographer who followed us underwater &made us laugh! After lunch we saw the video/I bought it ;) Got into kayaks &journeyed thru Mangroves &Felt like weaving thru jungle in an Adventure movie! 6⭐️s

Had a great dive trip here. Parented booked easy enough. Paid up in full on arrival. We go lucky and had a private diving trip in the end just us and a dive master. LocTed in the south east of the island. Easy access I’d your local. We had to drive 45-1 hour via moped from Ubud. Then 1 hour they drove us to the Mir north western coast port to start the dive. Headed off in a small boat. Every is set up for us, as it’s how locals earn pocket, so that was very kind. I felt bad for being lazy. Two dives on a gorgeous day. Dive master gave us a quick briefing before each dive. The view was clear and beautiful, for to see some lovely sites. Saw reef sharks which was fun. We both had. A great time and it was well organised by our guide. A spot do lunch at a set restaurant, which had a very limited menu, BUT the food was great so no complaints: cheeky beer before heading back to the dive site. We’ll worth it, and a must do in Bali. For me, the only reason to go to Bali is dive! Do it!

We paid for the pick and drop off. Totally worth the trip from beginning to end. Our driver (Dewi? I’m butchering the spelling) was friendly, chatty and a great driver. Our group who was ran by Bo, our dive guide, Carlos, the underwater videographer and Madeh the boat driver made sure everyone was well looked after and had a great time. Buffet for lunch was yummy. The whole experience was handled really well and my girlfriend and I had a wonderful experience. Highly recommended! You can buy the photos and videos from the guys afterwards for a reasonable price. Awesome experience!

Most amazing thing we did in Bali! Snorkelling was great but it was too rough to see the Manta rays. It is definitely still worth doing, we saw a sea turtle instead. We got picked up on time, the lunch was good and the friendly guides really accommodated my youngest boy aged 6. So much fun!

Good event good crew! They knew lots of good spots