Are you searching to take a break from the daily hustle and bustle that life offers? Perhaps you are tired of the cold chills that winter has to offer you.
When you decide to escape on this serene, island getaway known as Nusa Lembongan Dream Beach, you’ll quickly realize all this utopia has to offer from the transparent, blue waters to the beaming sun shining down heating up the glistening white sand.
Before we dive into the details of all that Nusa Lembongan has to offer with its mountains, caves, water sports activities, and snorkelling adventures, we would like to inform you more of some background history concerning Nusa Lembongan.
Part of a trio of islands (Nusa Penida and Nusa Ceningan), Nusa Lembongan can easily be reached by a 30-minute speedboat ride with the journey commencing at the east coastline of Bali. With an approximate population of 5,000 people and 8km2 in area, the island remains uncrowded even during peak tourist season where Bali resorts are deluged with visitors.
Were you aware of the fact that cars are prohibited on the island with the exception of local taxis, or also known as bajaj taxis, which are conveniently used to shuttle guests around?
With this said, the best way to explore paradise island is by grabbing your sneakers and simply walking or in fact, renting motorbikes or scooters. Nusa Lembongan is the perfect island that encompasses tranquillity unlike Bali with its vivid nightclub scenes and beach parties.
Furthermore, this blissfully-made heaven attracts all sorts of demographics ranging from surfers to snorkelers and divers due to its unpolluted, crystalline waters and lively abundance of coral reefs swarming with all kinds of undiscovered underwater life.
If you wish to discover what the world has yet to see, contact Luxury Bali Tours today to book your trip.
Nusa Lembongan Beach View
Mushroom Beach Nusa Lembongan
Mushroom Beach Nusa Lembongan, along with Dream Beach, are the two most beautiful, arcane beaches that are suitable for those who wish to grab a book and read practice yoga, or self-reflect nourishing the mind and body while simultaneously rejuvenating the soul.
First, let’s discover what Mushroom Beach has to offer with its activities, beach shacks, and treetop treks.
Acting as the perfect spot to grab a bite while watching the sunset or relax in an amicable environment with good vibes, Mushroom Beach is the perfect hangout for friends and family to bond at one of the many restaurants along the strip of Mushroom Beach.
Some of the local restaurants found on the strip cater to any appetite as well as any meal of the day. Some of them are listed below:
1. Hai Bar and Grill
This innovative, beachfront restaurant has a gourmet menu with handcrafted artisanal pizzas, seafood, and an extensive selection of international delicacies.
Open daily from 7:00 am- 10:00 pm, Hai Bar and Grill is unique in the sense that it provides a program entitled Movies Under The Stars that is featured weekly on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays commencing at 7:30 pm.
This romantic restaurant features movies of every category from comedy, to rom-coms, action, and kid-friendly movies as well.
As this bar and grill is only a short, 5-minute walk from the harbour, it is ornately decorated offering a maximum capacity of 200 people.
Bringing you a peaceful atmosphere to match the lifestyle of Mushroom Beach, L Good Bar & Grill while you enjoy your cuisine, the unique concept presented ranges from the chef’s choice to international options to satisfy your appetite.
Unique Atmosphere at L Good Bar and Grill
Offering hotels with infinity pools and restaurants overlooking this magical beach, Dream Beach offers accessible access to good food and drinks all day long as you relax on the warm white sands.
As an alternative to sunbathing, you also have access to cliff jumping on the right side of the bay. Considering the waters are not shallow here, you must be careful when choosing where to cliff jump on Dream Beach.
Reef shift and rocks do move so be careful when you cliff jump as the clearing one day will not be the exact same spot the next day.
Another must-see is the Dream Beach Cave which is secretly hidden under the coves on the right-hand side of the beach. With its close proximity to the cliff jumping excursion, you are only able to access this secluded spot on low tide.
Dream Beach Entrance
Some other fun-filled adventures you can participate in is contained in the list presented below.
- Monkey Surfing
- Surf Lessons
- Diving Lessons
- Manu Dreampoint
- Tonic Body Soul and Spa
- Yoga Dunia Lembongan
- Devil’s Tears
Lembongan Beach is another beach that must not be overlooked when visiting Nusa Lembongan.
Aside from this peaceful beach, there are a number of things to do on the island of Nusa Lembongan itself from kayaking to paragliding, diving, shopping, and more.
We have narrowed down some of our highly recommended sights to see, adventures to participate in, and shopping hotspots that one must visit when visiting Nusa Lembongan.
1. Snorkelling and Diving With Mantas (Manta Birostris)
Growing in over 20 feet in width, these majestic creatures easily attract the attention of tourists with their movements and performance.
When joining a snorkelling excursion, there is no guarantee that you will witness a manta ray as nature is unpredictable. However, manta rays tend to swarm around Nusa Lembongan and surrounding islands frequently, so don’t give up if you don’t get the chance to see them on your first snorkelling experience!
Drawing intermediate and professional surfers, Nusa Lembongan is the primary place for surfing in Bali as there are numerous wave breaks allowing the experience to be enhanced.
When hunting for the best waves to surf, look around Jungut Batu Beach located on the northwestern tip of the island as this is the most advanced area on Nusa Lembongan.
3. Mangrove Forest
Located on the eastern coast of Nusa Lembongan, Mangrove Forest is a thick entanglement of trees allowing just the perfect amount of sunlight to pass through to illuminate the dark spots. Providing a home to a number of uncharted species, this forest is perfect for ornithologists who wish to deepen their knowledge on Balinese birds such as the rare kingfishers.
This forest can be explored in two ways – by water (kayak) or on land. If you wish to forego the independent journey, small tours are available to guide you through the entwining mangroves.
When you are visiting this natural wonder, be respectful as Mangrove Forest is currently undergoing issues related to irresponsible human activities.
4. Devil’s Tear
With lava protruding through the surface of Devil’s Tear, you are able to capture beautiful photos with the green-blue, clear waves crashing against the rocks sending water sprays into the sky.
Accessing this island by foot (north of Dream Beach) is an option, but so is shared communal transportation or perhaps rented motorbikes or scooters. Bring appropriate shoes as the lava rocks are extremely pointy and brittle.
5. Visiting the Sister Island of Nusa Ceningan
Although this recommendation isn’t on the island of Nusa Lembongan, it is sandwiched between Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan. In order to get to Nusa Ceningan, there is a connecting suspension bridge allowing for easy travel between islands that was newly established in February 2017.
Following the vagabond mantra of “Why Not!”, Nusa Ceningan additionally offers numerous other activities and sights to see that add a sense of fulfilment to your day.
6. Explore Without A Destination in Mind
As Greg Anderson famously quoted, “Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is not found in finishing an activity but doing it”. If your confidence is solid when riding motorbikes on island back roads, then simply exploring the island is vitally important to cater to your inner adventurer.
Of course, use caution as the island is hilly in some areas as well as gravely and pot-holed. Locals choose to relinquish helmets when riding scooters, but wearing helmets is highly recommended to ensure your safety.
With secluded bays and bouldered sea cliffs waiting to be discovered, you’ll be able to witness a multitude of Hindu temples, picturesque viewpoints, and mangrove forests along the way at all. Additionally, you ’ll be able to witness impressive seaweed farming operations throughout the duration of your motorbike journey. Who knows – maybe you’ll even see exotic animals crossing the road.
Mountainous and volcanic views can also be enjoyed thanks to the dazzling active volcano of Mount Agung.
The Active Volcano on Mount Agung
7. Jungut Batu Beach
Known as the best place to watch the sunset in Nusa Lembongan, Jungut Batu Beach offers various restaurants, cafes, and bars to enjoy the sunset from such as The Deck, Blue Corner, and the Muntigs.
Located close to Nusa Lembongan Dream Beach, water sports activities such as beach volleyball, beach soccer, stand-up paddleboarding, paragliding, parasailing, and snorkelling are some good solutions to soak up the sun.
Jungut Batu Beach
Featuring the dazzling Panorama Bar & Restaurant, this viewpoint is exceptional if you wish to view the scenic views that Nusa Lembongan has to offer. While appreciating Mother Nature, the perception focuses more when you realize Nusa Lembongan is, in fact, a small island.
With free entry, it is quite hard to find the access points as it is hidden off an old, gravel road located between Jungut Batu Beach and Mushroom Bay.
Combined as a gourmet deli and shopping boutique, The Walking Tree Boutique is a favourite amongst locals and tourist for its unique combination of chic, beach fashion and handcrafted homewares along with a wide selection of milk, bread, wines, cheeses, and chutneys.
This is the hotspot to get your retail therapy fix as the fashionable spread of accessories and apparel are suitable for any individual.
10. Local Boutiques in Jungut Batu
At Jungut Batu, you are able to find some of the best deals when it comes to fruit, vegetables, clothing, beverages and other necessities such as sunscreen, toiletries, and bug sprays. With street stalls lining the main road offering sacred sarongs, knick-knacks, and souvenirs, this becomes the perfect opportunity for you to hone your bargaining talents.
It is important to keep in mind when bargaining that generally, the prices in Nusa Lembongan are slightly higher when comparing the prices of local stalls offering similar products in Bali.
Local Shopping Markets in Nusa Lembongan
Nusa Lembongan Dream Beach or Mushroom Beach?
Now that you are fully informed on the sights to see, places to shop, and adventurous activities to participate in, which beach (or island) will you hit up first? Is it cliff jumping at Dream Beach followed by visiting the Dream Beach cave afterwards?
Perhaps your heart truly desires to visit L Good Bar and Grill and enjoy the delectable delicacies and alcoholic drinks offered here located in Mushroom Beach. Whatever your appetite or heart desires, Luxury Bali Tours is here to make your choices easier by planning day-by-day personalized itineraries for you.
We are well-connected with the locals in Nusa Lembongan, as well as other islands in Bali such as Gili Islands, Nusa Penida, and Nusa Ceningan, to ensure your experience is optimized to the utmost maximum throughout your entire exotic, island getaway.
Leave the itinerary planning to someone who knows the islands like the back of their hand. After all, we are an independent, luxury travel agency with the mission of creating high-class services, luxury experiences provided by people who care, aiming for customer loyalty and satisfaction.
Contact Luxury Bali Tours today to allow us to showcase some of our sample itineraries to you that cater to either your adventurous or tranquil personality.