Travel Guide to Nusa Lembongan, Ceningan, Penida

Why Visit

  • Easy Access from Sanur and Padang Bai by Speed Boats
  • Perfect for 3 to 4 nights
  • Spectacular Marine Life
  • Great Surf Spots
  • Chilling & hanging out
  • Cozy hotels and restaurants
  • Sunset, Sunset, Sunset
  • Decent accommodation starts 20-60USD / night
  • Feels like south Bali decades ago, but with comfort

Welcome to Paradise Islands

Just about 20 kilometers away east from Sanur, across the Badung Strait there are three sister islands of Bali called: Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Ceningan and Nusa Penida. These 3 tropical islands are still considered as parts of Klungkung Region, promise you stunning view of beaches with dreamy formations of rocks, great spots for surfing, diving and many other water activities. But that’s not all, you will discover many viewpoints from the islands along with the beautiful Bali temples and some hidden waterfalls.

The atmosphere of Nusa Lembongan is not really different like other touristic area in Bali main island, you will find many restaurants, bar, souvenir shops and hotels everywhere. It used to be recognized as the supplier of good quality seaweed back in years ago, but since the tourism took over the business on the island many locals started to convert their profession from seaweed farmers into other functions. East of Lembongan village there is a yellow suspension bridge connected to Nusa Ceningan Island, this island shares some similar natural attractions just like two other bigger islands. Beautiful beaches and viewpoints can be explored by foot or motorbike since this island is only about 3 square kilometers. Nusa Penida is the easternmost island in this group, within these past few years this island has been growing fast as the refreshing tourists destination, offering a signature activity diving with the monstrous sea creatures such as Manta Ray and Mola Mola Fish.

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Fast boats, cruises, and ferry from some harbors in Bali main island has routes to these sister islands from specific entry points:

There are five entry points that you can choose to enter Nusa Penida: Sanur, Padang Bai, Benoa Harbour, Nusa Lembongan and Kusamba Coast (a little harbor located at the south-east of Semarapura-Klungkung).

While to go to Nusa Lembongan there are three points that you can choose: Sanur, Benoa, and Serangan. To visit Nusa Ceningan, you only need to go across the yellow suspension bridge located in the south side of Lembongan island, and if you are renting a bike from Nusa Lembongan, you can ride it through this yellow bridge.

Busy island Lembongan
Bali in a nutshell

Nusa Lembongan

Nusa Lembongan is a busy small island with some beaches and other beautiful natural attractions. Hotels, beach clubs, and bars are also easy to find here. Located in right-off southeast coast Bali main island, this island is very famous with scuba and snorkeling activity, with the help from the professional and certified instructor you will discover unbelievably beautiful spots at the floor of the ocean.

Nusa Lembongan Guide

Tiny paradise in south-east Bali
Small Jewel

Nusa Ceningan

Nusa Ceningan is a small island located between Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan, it is also the smallest island compared to two other islands nearby Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan, the area of this island is only about 3 square kilometers so you only need few hours to explore the whole island using a motorbike. Nusa Ceningan well known for its beauty of blue lagoon and the seaweed cultivation.

Nusa Ceningan Guide

Explore Nusa Penida
Dive & Snorkel Paradise

Nusa Penida

Nusa Penida is the biggest chunk of island compared to her sisters Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan. Located in the furthest south-east off Bali main island this enchanting piece of heaven not only offers breathtaking beaches with diverse coral and fish ecosystems but also has some beautiful temples and historical sites that are worth to visit.

Nusa Penida Guide

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Magnificent Nusa Islands

Distance between Lembongan and Bali

The speed boat ferries from Sanur take between 30 to 40 minutes. The drop off is usually Mushroom Bay or Jungut Batu (both on the West Coast of Lembongan).