Nusa Lembongan is a day trip we planned while we were in Canggu. The trip from Canggu to Nusa Lembongan can easily take 2 hours, and that includes a transport to Sanur, a boat to and from Lembongan, plus a transportation back to your hotel.
These car transfers will need to be planner properly, either booked through your tour or using an app like Go Jek. Bali doesn’t really have their own public transport, or at least something that works regularly to go from town to town, so this will be the most efficient ways you can get around.
How to get around
For this trip, we were staying in Canggu. We had to take a car from Desa Seni to the port in Sanur. From Sanur, you can get a boat to Nusa Lembongan. Make sure that you book your car transfer to and from Sanur port as it can be challenging to go around when nothing is planned.
Nothing makes trip better than one that is properly planned from the beginning til you get back home.
Boat from Sanur to Lembongan
Had a great and energy-packed intro to boat rides from Scoot. We loved it, and looks like not everyone has it. But we were all briefed as to how the rises will be, why we should make sure we are on schedule, and to not go crazy overboard while on the islands.
After about 30 minute fast boat ride to Nusa Lembongan, we arrived and our first impression? Heaven because we are finally seeing blue waters and white sand.
Nusa Lembongan, one of the 3 Nusa islands, is definitely a different vibe from the busy South Bali. If you are looking for blue, pristine waters (that you will not find in main island Bali), you’ll have to visit the Nusa islands, and for a crazy good reason.
Wait til we write about Nusa Penida next here.
The Nusa Lembongan Experience
You definitely need to explore the Nusa Lembongan waters – no question about it. We immediately hopped to the first part of the tour which is a boat ride and snorkeling in the Lembongan waters, riding glass-floor boats.
The glass floor boats was a first for us, and boy did we love it. The water is very clear and you can immediately see all the beautiful fishes and corals while we were headed to the snorkeling area.
The snorkeling area was definitely so beautiful, hundreds of fishes just when you put your head in the water. We definitely had a great time and you know what? We already can’t wait to be back!
After the snorkeling, banana boat was in place. Ha! Now this might look like the cheesiest part of the day, but the banana boat ride was actually good because you get to have a fast view of the whole sea area, and it’s very, very beautiful.
Ruben wanted to be thrown into the water, but to me the views were already spectacular.
The Lembongan beach is not only for swimming and snorkeling. A good part of if is for surfing. The waves are really good and you definitely enjoy and practice accordingly.
Lunch with a view
Have a walk around the beach or a view of the beautiful blue waters while you eat local Indonesian food.
About 20 minutes from the beach is the Mangrove where you can go around silently in a boat, and watch the trees in their habitat. Small boat ride, short and simple, but equally beautiful.
Point of view
There’s a point of view it the city where you can spot a really good view of the whole Lembongan.
Another super beautiful and touristic area. You can’t swim here because of the unbelievably strong wind and waves, but the view is so alluring, guys maybe the name!
Just at the right side is the beautiful Dream Beach, with private villas – a nice white sand beach.
A note about car transfers:
It can be quite tricky to travel to and from the islands from the city, and during this day trip, we came from Sanur, which is about 2 hours in total from Nusa Lembongan. For this tour, we partnered with eOAsia which hooked us up with Scoot Fast Boats, and all the other rides in between all the moves we had to do that day.
It’s a challenge to move around, especially if you’re in a tight schedule. Make sure you partner with tours that can take care of everything, to and from your accommodation.
Quite happy to have this trip arranged smoothly by eOasia.
There you go. Hope you had an amazing time traveling with us to Nusa Lembongan. If you ever go, make sure to send us your pictures! Share to this to a friend you want to travel with.
If you’re looking for more Bali adventures, we wrote about how we had fun in Canggu, Bali. Looking for more travel destinations in Asia? We wrote about why Palawan is still one of the best destinations in the Philippines.
Until the next adventure comrades!