About 30 minutes off the south of Bali lies three beautiful islands, Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Penida and Nusa Ceningan. There are less tourists, no cars and compared to Bali, there aren’t many motorbikes either. Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan are joined by a small, yellow suspension bridge, allowing only pedestrians and motorbikes across. This is our quick guide to Nusa Lembongan!
How to get around
With no experience in riding motorbikes or scooters, we weren’t sure how to get around at first. On our first night on the island, we hired a golf buggy to be dropped off at our hotel for the day. It was great fun and easy to drive on the main roads but when trying to get to the beaches, the roads aren’t brilliant, so we would suggest keeping to the main roads or going very slowly! On the second day, we braved it and hired motorbikes and it was the best thing we did! It made it so easy to get around and we managed to explore the whole of Lembongan and across the bridge to Ceningan as well. We hired motorbikes from our hotel for the rest of our time on the island. It cost us around £3 (IDR60,000) a day and for a whole tank of petrol, it cost us around £1 (IDR20,000) each time we filled up! Just beware, if you do hire scooters, be careful on the roads as they can be a bit rocky and sandy!
Where to stay
We stayed in Taju Guest House for our time on Lembongan. We couldn’t recommend the guest house enough! The owners were happy to help all the time and were always on the end of the phone if we needed anything. They even dropped us down to Jungut batu Beach on our first night without expecting any money in return. The guesthouse is out of the busy areas but close enough to walk or drive down if needed. It’s close to Devil’s Tear and Sandy Bay beach too!
Things to do
Jangut Batu Beach
~ The best spot for sunsets is Jungut batu beach!
~ On a clear day with no cloud, you’ll get to see the amazing Mount Agung over on the main Bali Island. We only saw the top of it during our stay and it is bigger and better than we expected!
~ There is only a few ATMs on the island and most of the time, they are out of money or broken. The majority of places will ask for cash so make sure you’ve got enough just in case.
Any questions or advice, share with us and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible!
~ Megan and Rowan ~