Nusa Lembongan Island Attractions

What To See around Nusa Lembongan Island

There’s much you can see and do while on Nusa Lembongan, including a collection of pristine beaches with coarse white sand, soaring cliff viewpoints, and sea views that can get very idyllic at sunset, overlooking the outline of Bali’s highest peak, Mount Agung, on the horizon. Other land attractions include a mysterious underground house, lush mangrove forests, and seafood farming villages that retain their old ways.

On Lembongan alone, there’s a great collection of surf breaks along its northwest coast, while snorkelers and divers can enjoy the crystal clear waters and vivid reefs off its southwestern coasts and around the neighbouring island of Nusa Penida. Although a single-day cruise is usually enough to experience one island, you’ll require an overnight stay to be able to fit it all into your itinerary. Here are the few highlights of interest.

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Angel’s Billabong

This spectacular rock formation near Pasih Uug beach, on the southwestern cliff edges of Nusa Penida Island, offers a scenic outlook over a lagoon. You can actually descend to these crystal clear rock pools for a swim or a soak, but only during low tide.

  • Location: Southwestern coast Nusa Penida
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Bali Marine Walk

This tour takes you four to six metres underwater, as you wear specially designed helmets that allow you to remain submerged – a fun alternative for those who don’t dive. The Bali Marine Walk takes place in the waters west off Nusa Lembongan and day packages are available that include other water activities and tours. Read More...

  • Location: Nusa Lembongan
  • Tel: +62 (0)361 282 654
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Bali Underwater Scooter

As one of several operators in Bali that invites you to go down, get wet and enjoy the beautiful underwater wonders of the island, Bali Underwater Scooter welcomes you to an enchanting sunken garden in the waters off Nusa Ceningan. After a brief introduction to the riding basics and the scooter’s simple controls, you’re cruising through the underwater gardens in no time.

  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 08:00-22:00
  • Location: Jl. Setiabudi No. 18 Kuta, Bali – Indonesia
  • Tel: +62 (0)361 849 6222

Devil’s Tear

This scenic outcrop on the southwestern-most edge of Nusa Lembongan is magnificent. You’re greeted to an expansive ocean view with azure waters afar, but with crashing and frothing waves near the jagged limestone cliffs. To get there, head southward to the villages from the main resort-filled Mushroom Bay and look for the signposts for ‘Devil’s Tear’, ‘Cafe Pandan’ and ‘Dream Beach Bungalows’.

  • Location: Lembongan Village, West Nusa Lembongan Island
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Dream Beach

This is another in the collection of beautiful and secluded beaches on Nusa Lembongan. The coastal landscape in this part of the island is mostly low-lying limestone cliffs, some with dramatic cave formations. Here, you are welcomed to beautiful sea views from atop the cliffs or down at this small sandy cove, which is dramatic during sunset time.

  • Location: South Nusa Lembongan
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Goa Gala-Gala Underground House

This unique manmade highlight is located in the southwestern section of Lembongan, amidst the island’s central village residential area. Called ‘Goa Gala-Gala’, this underground house features a limestone labyrinth of connected chambers. The ‘house’ was inspired by an episode from the Mahabharata epic in which the Pandawa heroes fled persecution from the Koravas by hiding in a cave. The underground house took a decade to excavate by its owner and was completed in 1976.

  • Location: Lembongan Village, West Nusa Lembongan Island
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Jungut Batu

Jungut Batu refers to both the seaside village and its coast in the north-western area of Lembongan. It is one of the two main beachfronts, and the longest stretch on the island, where you’ll find most of the hotels and restaurants. The small rocky cliff to its south provides great views over the island’s main surf breaks, namely Shipwrecks and Lacerations, together with the beautiful sunsets over mainland Bali afar.

  • Location: Jalan Jungut Batu, Nusa Lembongan
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Lacerations

Lacerations is the name of a challenging surf break in Nusa Lembongan. You can charter boats from the nearest beach, namely Jungut Batu or Mushroom Bay. These breaks suit intermediate to experienced surfers and are best during the dry season (between the months of March and October).

  • Location: West coast Nusa Lembongan
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Mushroom Bay

This small stretch of white sand neighbours the longer coastline of Jungut Batu to the southwest. As a bay, it is much more secluded and becomes even quainter once the boats carry day-trippers back to the Bali mainland in the afternoons. You’ll find great bungalow-style accommodation here, with the likes of the Mushroom Beach Bungalow, The Sunjaya, and The Palm Grove.

  • Location: Mushroom Bay, Nusa Lembongan
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Nusa Lembongan Mangrove Forest

This lush mangrove forest covers most of the northeastern coastline of Lembongan, and can be reached via the coastal village road of Jungut Batu. There are local wooden boat operators in the adjacent fishing village who can take you on gondola-like mangrove tours through the forest at a quiet, slow and steady pace.

  • Location: North-eastern coast Nusa Lembongan
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Nusa Lembongan Seaweed Farms

Besides fishing, seaweed farming is a main source of living for the Nusa islanders. Seaweed farming takes place around many parts of the island, but the most accessible farms are on the southern side of Lembongan Village. Most of the seaweed grown here is destined for the Asian cosmetics industry, as well as processed for foodstuffs and carrageenan jelly powder. You’ll see many harvested seaweed being dried up on the shore. Certain types of seaweed are also used as fresh salads, too!

  • Location: Nusa Lembongan
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Pantai Atuh Beach

Atuh Beach is a remote beach on the southeastern coast of Nusa Penida island, which is bordered by magnificent green hills and peninsular formations. The four main rocks that dot the coast are named Batu Melawang, Batu Abah, Batu Paon, and Bukit Jineng. Locals also refer to the latter as Batu Bolong or ‘hollow rock’ due to its arch-like formation. Location: Pejukatan, south-eastern coast Nusa Penida.

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Paradise Beach

This sandy white beach at the far end of Jungut Batu borders the mangrove forests on Lembongan’s northern coastline, and is a great place for sunset lovers. You are also treated to wonderful views with outlines of the Bali mainland on the horizon. The stretch of sand offers pleasant beach walks during the day and at sunset, and you can easily get here via the main Jalan Jungut Batu road that runs the length of Nusa Lembongan’s western coastline.

  • Location: Jungut Batu village, north coast Nusa Lembongan
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Pasih Uug

This hidden beach on the southwestern edge of Nusa Penida is marked by a distinguishable landmark of a hilly arch-like rock formation over crashing waves. A great spot for panoramic view seekers, the adjacent area is also home to grey long-tailed macaques. Down in the azure waters, you may spot silhouettes of giant mantas near the surface. Location: Southwestern coast Nusa Penida

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Playgrounds

Nusa Lembongan’s most popular surf break is Playgrounds, which can be reached by boat. This break is located closer to Mushroom Bay and provides smaller swells compared to its neighbouring breaks to the north. Besides being the easiest to get to, Playgrounds is also the most ideal break on Lembongan for beginners, due to its depth, accessibility and difficulty level of being reasonably further way out from the reef.

  • Location: West coast Nusa Lembongan
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Pura Paluang Car Temple

Nusa Penida is the largest island among the group of three off Bali’s southwest coast, but one of the least visited. One site to behold is this unique temple complex featuring shrines in the form of a house and automobiles! As one of the many mysterious temples that dot this remote island, the Paluang Temple is located within the local community of Sebun Ibus in the Karangdawa village on the island’s southern peninsula.

  • Location: Karangdawa Village, Southwest Nusa Penida
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Shipwrecks

Shipwrecks is marked by the landmark of an actual marooned boat that is exposed on a long stretch of reef. Shipwrecks and Playgrounds are adjacent breaks, and you can get to these by chartered boat from the nearest beach, such as Jungut Batu. Good for skill levels intermediate to pro, simply stay clear of the exposed reef, which is conveniently marked by the wreck.

  • Location: Northwestern coast Nusa Lembongan
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Sunset Beach (Sandy Bay)

Close by the spectacular outcrop known as Devil’s Tear, this secluded bay is a great place to relax and easily spend the whole afternoon under the palm shades. Onsite is a beach club where you can best take in the views, with loungers and cold drinks at hand.

  • Location: Lembongan village, southwest coast Nusa Lembongan
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Tamarind Beach

This 300m stretch of sand is the neighbouring bay east of Mushroom Bay and is a laidback beach dotted with accommodation options, with the namesake Tamarind Beach Bungalows on the western end of the coastline. This beach is also conveniently positioned closer to Playgrounds, one of Lembongan’s popular surf breaks, meaning that you can paddle out right from your bungalow or hotel here.

  • Location: Jungut Batu, Nusa Lembongan
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Yellow Bridge

Those wanting to cross over to Lembongan’s sister island of Nusa Ceningan may do so at the suspension bridge connecting the two. This yellow bridge is located on Nusa Lembongan’s southwest coast, and provides a panoramic and elevated view over the blue waters, which are peppered with traditional fishing boats and seaweed patches.

  • Location: Southwest coast Nusa Lembongan
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