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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, 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 of the island, including popular spots (depending on conditions) such 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 beach side 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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From Bali: Snorkeling Day Trip to Nusa Lembongan

2. From Bali: Snorkeling Day Trip to Nusa Lembongan

Following pick-up from your accommodation in Bali, 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 necessary equipment, such as masks, fins and a life jacket. 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, parrot fish, moray eels, turtles and - in certain areas - manta rays. The specially designated snorkeling areas make for a safe and enjoyable activity for all ages. Visit sites such as Crystal Bay, Manta Bay and Gamat Bay, famous for its sprawling coral garden and light currents. The exact snorkel spots visited will depend on the conditions. In good weather, you will go to Manta Point and Crystal Bay, while if there's a big swell you will visit Gamat Bay.  In addition, feast on a delicious beachside lunch and take a mangrove tour by kayak to experience the scenery from a different perspective..

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

3. 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.

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What people are saying about Nusa Lembongan

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 490 reviews

AMAZING!!! Team did a tremendous job- I had so many laughs, everything gone smoothly, I didn’t have to think of everything-hosted perfectly! Not to mention that I was so lucky to see 3 mantas!!! And Team also did beautiful photos with gopro underwater and tried their best to make sure you like them :) sites were majestic, views- breathtaking, I highly recommend this tour!

We were picked up promptly, everything was done with ease. Picked up from the hotel, C caught the ferry, picked up on the other side and was taken to destination. We saw 2 manta rays within 5 minutes of getting to manta bay. Got back to the hotel with ease also. The staff spoke English very well and were very helpful and polite. Would recommend

Well organised tour! We saw many mantas and beautiful fishes and corals. After snorkelling we had opportunity to take a shower and then had delicious lunch. Kayaking tour after lunch was great too.

We see manta swimming free, the guide friendly and we love the hospitality

unforgettable experience the snorkeling the guides very friendly