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Written by Rhea Alex on April 27, 2020 Share on

8 Top Things to Do on Nusa Lembongan Bali for a Magical Getaway

Nusa Lembongan has grown into one of the most popular tourist destinations in Bali, known for its amazing surf, chilled out beach vibes and breath-taking views. 

Nusa Lembongan
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The island serves as an ideal getaway spot for families and couples looking to enjoy a couple of days in the beauty of nature and serenity that the island has to offer. Read on to know about the top things to do on Nusa Lembongan.

8 Best Things to do on Nusa Lembongan

  • Dream beach
  • Devil’s Tears
  • Sandy Bay
  • Jungut Batu Beach
  • Mushroom Bay
  • Devil’s Tears Cliff Jump
  • Dream Beach Cliff Jump
  • Snorkel with Giant Manta Rays

1. Dream beach

Dream Beach Bali

If you’re looking to enjoy a relaxed swim across the shore of break waves, accompanied with restaurants overlooking the beautiful white sand and crystal-clear water, the Dream beach is the perfect spot for you. The beach has access to some amazing food, pools, drinks and remains one of the most visited beaches on the Nusa Lembongan island. 

2. Devil’s Tears

Devils Tears

One of the best things to do on the Nusa Lembongan island remains the exploration of the ‘Devil’s Tear.’ The ridge sucks the water in before exploding it into a spray resembling the tears of a devil. The boom of the water most often leads to the creation of a rainbow on several occasions, a sight you don’t want to miss.

Another, magical element witnessed at this location, includes the act of clapping at a continual pace in the direction of the ocean, thus leading to a curiosity amongst tourists that cannot be questioned. To the pleasant surprise of the tourist, about ten minutes later, one can see turtles coming out one after another, truly an incredible sight to watch.  

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3. Sandy Bay

As you continue to explore further, you will find the ‘Sandy Bay,’a secluded beach on the island; just around the corner. The bay is considered to be the most luxurious spot on the island, having a number of lavish villas that are available for rent and most often cost a minimum of IDR 400 per night making it one of the best things to do on Nusa Lembongan. 

4. Jungut Batu Beach

Jungut Batu Beach

The longest beach you will find on the island is the ‘Jungut Batu Beach,’ having a number of wooden tour boats and fishing vessels along the shore. The beach is known for its stunning sunsets and skies that are filled with vibrant colours, adding to the beauty of the place. 

As you walk along the beach, you will find a variety of mangroves along with the famous ‘Mount Agung,’ looming in the background. Though the mountain was an active volcano and last erupted in 1963, the sunsets here continue to be a must watch for tourists enamoured by the scenic beauty of the place. 

5. Mushroom Bay

The Mushroom Bay is yet another relaxed beach spot at the island and is an amazing place to explore a wide variety of local food. You will find a number of budget friendly restaurants along the shore of the beach, overlooking the bay. It’s a great place to spend a relaxed day with family and friends. A big win for food lovers!!

6. Devil’s Tears Cliff Jump

The ‘Devil’s Tear Cliff Jump,’ is widely recognised for its tide pools that have amazing reflections. If you’re fortunate, you will also witness stellar sunsets with the waves smashing into the cliffs thus resulting in huge swells during the day. This is a cliff that’s widely admired among tourists and a jump from the cliff is one of the best things to do on Nusa Lembongan.

7. Dream Beach Cliff Jump

Dream Beach Cliff Jump

The ‘Dream Beach Cliff Jump,’ is a coastline that is found stretching across hundreds of meters, on the right side of the bay. The water at the cliff is extremely deep and considerably dangerous. If you’re daring enough, you could climb down and consider a few deep checks; but consider doing this only at your own risk. The reefs and rocks below the cliff succumb to change on a daily basis underwater. Always make sure you’ve done your research / checks and have ensured safety backup well in advance before exploring this cliff.

8. Snorkel with Giant Manta Rays

If snorkelling is on your to do list and swimming with giant Manta Rays is one of the best things to do on Nusa Lembongan as it sends an adrenaline rush down your spine. Don’t hesitate to hop on a group tour from Nusa Lembongan. You will be accompanied by a trained guide and you also have the opportunity to swim and snorkel with the playful Manta Rays. The activity lasts for a duration of over half an hour and can be booked locally. The cost of the attraction is about IDR 20 per head and is a worthwhile experience, you are sure to cherish for a lifetime. 

How to get to Nusa Lembongan

There are a number of ferries that leave multiple times per day from the ‘Sanur Harbour,’ on east Bali. If you’re travelling with kids or would like ease of transportation, you can also book in advance a hotel pick-up and drop for your convenience.

The ferry takes about 30 minutes to from the Sanur harbour to Nusa Lembongan. The rates for the ferries are affordable and do not burn a hole in your wallet. 

Bali to Nusa Lembongan Day Trip 

In case you’re a first-time traveller and would love to spend a day experiencing the beauty of the Nusa Lembongan island, a day trip to the island is an option worth considering. You can avail a speedboat from the Sanur Harbour to Nusa Lembongan, followed by a packed day of activities at the island with an enthusiastic guide to assist you along the way. 

The day trip includes your hotel pick-up and drop-off from Bali, speedboat transfers, lunch, a snorkelling experience you don’t want to miss and luxury catamaran cruise that’s bound to leave a lasting impression. 

Entry Fees

There is no official entry fee to the island though the localities may ask you to pay a small amount. It’s entirely a personal choice as to whether you want to bargain with the price, ignore them or pay off the amount.

Best time to Visit Nusa Lembongan

The best time to visit ‘Nusa Lembongan,’ during the dry season of the island which is found to be between the months of April to September. This is also the ideal time to enjoy your marine motorised and water sport activities.


The visitor timing for tourists is usually considered to be between 07:00 am to 06:00 pm from Monday to Sunday. 

If you’re looking for a secret getaway and would love to do away with the hustle and bustle of the main city life, Nusa Lembongan should definitely be first on your bucket list. With raw beauty and lush landscapes, the exotic charm of the place is undeniable. With our list of the top things to do in Nusa Lembongan, you’re sorted. So without any further ifs and buts, customise and book your Bali tour package from India or Bali honeymoon package now at Pickyourtrail and enjoy a safe, secure and happy vacation to Bali!

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