Blue Lagoon Nusa Ceningan is a cove filled with bright turquoise water and is a popular spot among thrill seekers looking for an awesome day of cliff jumping. If you’re not into cliff jumping, you can still admire the beautiful colour of the water and watch as others launch themselves into the water below.
How to get to Blue Lagoon Nusa Ceningan
The Blue Lagoon is located on Nusa Ceningan so to get there you’ll have to cross the yellow bridge. The yellow bridge is the only access point between Nusa Lembongan and Ceningan. However, the two islands are very close together so you won’t have to drive for very long. We managed to see all of the top things to do on Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan in just one day. The best way to get around the island is to rent a scooter. A scooter will cost you around 70k IDR for the day.
If you’re staying on Nusa Lembongan it will take roughly 15 minutes to reach the Blue Lagoon. As you approach, you’ll see a small sign pointing you in the direction of the Blue Lagoon. You can park your bike anywhere along here then walk roughly 5 minutes. There are no parking or entrance fees at this point in time.
Where to stay
You’ll be able to find accommodation on both Nusa Lembongan & Nusa Ceningan, although the more popular island to stay on is Nusa Lembongan. The main area to stay on Nusa Lembongan is on the west of the island. Here you’ll fine a variety of accommodation types. If you’re looking to treat yourself, Lembongan Island Beach Villas and Lembongan Cliff Villas are beautiful places to stay with classic Indonesian style. If you’re after a guesthouse, Suba Homestay is also a super nice and affordable place to stay on Lembongan.
What to expect at Blue Lagoon Nusa Ceningan
From the parking lot, follow the dirt pathway past some palm trees until you reach the opening to the cove. This spot is on the opposite side to where the cliff jumps are. From here you’ll be able to get a good vantage point of the people jumping into the turquoise waters below. The water at Blue Lagoon certainly lives up to the name as it is a noticeably brighter aqua hue. The rocks are jagged and very sharp so wear shoes to make it easier to walk around.
When we arrived at Blue Lagoon Nusa Ceningan, we barely saw any tourists around. There were only other travelers admiring the view. There was also a group of thrill seekers doing backflips off the cliffs. We spent most our time watching the turquoise waves roll into the cove and watching other people launch themselves into the water below.
If you’re looking to cliff jump, make your way around to the other side of the cove where the little white hut is. Be sure to check the conditions before you jump. The only way back up is to climb the rocks to the right when there is a gap between the waves. The swell was too big for us that day so we didn’t jump as we didn’t want to find ourselves being unable to get back out. Another good cliff jumping spot is just around the corner at Mahana Point. Mahana Point is a small local bar that has two cliff jumps available with proper access out of the water. However, you have to pay to use their cliffs jumps.