The Nusa Islands are just 25 minutes off the mainland of Bali and there are plenty of things to do on Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan. There are three islands that make up the Nusa district. However, Nusa Lembongan and Ceningan are actually connected via a yellow bridge. This blog post will go through our top picks for things to do on Nusa Lembongan and Ceningan. The main spots are so close to each other that we were able to hit all of them in one day before heading to Nusa Penida.
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.
Our top 5 things to do on Nusa Lembongan & Nusa Ceningan
Devil’s Tears Nusa Lembongan is an incredible cliffside cove where large waves crash against the rocks with such force that they explode back out into the ocean. Devil’s Tears was one of our favourite things to do on Nusa Lembongan as it was something unique and exciting. We spent quite some time watching the giant waves and mist shoot up into the air and listened to the loud roar of the ocean. This spot can get very busy from all the tour groups, but don’t let that discourage you from visiting. You can explore the rocky coastline and find yourself some awesome natural infinity pools. There are also some rock pools that are perfect for capturing the sunset reflection.
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2. Dream Beach
Dream Beach Nusa Lembongan is just around the corner from Devil’s Tears and is also the most popular beach on Nusa Lembongan. It’s known for its pristine blue water and clean white sand. Additionally, there are pool bars and restaurants that overlook a perfect view of the beach. The pool bars have a laid back vibe and you can even pay 50K IDR to access one of the infinity pools overlooking the beach.
This spot is ideal if you’re looking for an easily accessible beach to relax at all day. Many tourists flock to the various viewpoints along the cliffs. However, they only seem to be interested in getting a photo from above rather than heading down to the beach. You’ll actually find that the beach itself isn’t that busy.
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3. Cross the Nusa Ceningan Yellow Bridge
The iconic yellow bridge connects Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan together. The bridge is just wide enough to cross with a motorbike or by foot. You will have to cross the bridge from Nusa Lembongan to get to Nusa Ceningan. The yellow bridge has just recently been rebuilt after it had collapsed in 2016. Additionally, if you’re around when its dark, the bridge lights up in colour so be sure to check it out!
One of the most popular things to do on Nusa Ceningan is visiting the Blue Lagoon. Blue Lagoon Nusa Ceningan is a cove filled with bright turquoise water. It certainly lives up to it’s name as the water is a noticeably brighter aqua hue. Blue Lagoon is also 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.
Be sure to check the conditions before you jump as the swell can sometimes make it difficult for you to get out. The only way back up is to climb the jagged rocks when there is a gap between the waves. If you’re looking for an easier accessible cliff jump, Mahana Cliff Point is the solution and it’s also just around the corner!
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5. Mahana Point
Around the corner from Blue Lagoon you’ll find a small local bar that has two cliff jumps available. There are ladders which make it easier for you to climb out of the ocean. The only downside is that you’ll have to pay to use their cliffs jumps. The big 10m jump costs 50K IDR and the smaller jump costs 25K IDR, so roughly $5 AUD and $2.50 AUD. If you’re not a fan of jumping off cliffs, you can sit back and enjoy a beer with some food while watching other thrill seekers leap into the ocean below.
If you’re thinking of heading to Nusa Penida, be sure to check out our list of Top Things To Do in Nusa Penida.