Day Trip: Lembongan Bay

On our second day in Bali, we decided to book a day trip to Nusa Lembongan, which is an island located southeast of Bali. It is part of a group of three islands that make up the Nusa Penida district, of which it is the most famous. This marks my second trip there since my last visit with family last year and I am still so in love with the place and what it has to offer. It is just slightly under an hour of ferry ride from Sanur and there were actually several boat services that arrange daily transfers to the island so you have plenty of options to choose from.

We only had 5 hours to explore the island and we rented 3 motorbikes for the 6 of us as soon as we arrived. We took a speedboat to a snorkelling spot called Mangrove Point. It was an easy drift snorkel and a mild current runs along the spectacular reef here. Being the adrenaline junkie that we are, our second stop was cliff jumping.

Nusa Lembongan is still a fairly secluded island and without phone signals, we only depended on a paper map of the island. We had to cross this small bridge connecting to an even smaller island to get to our cliff jumping spot, where we made countless wrong turns. What was supposed to be a 15-minute journey turned into a 40-minute one, and we arrived only to find out that we couldn’t make our jump due to the ugly weather.

We headed back to Nusa Lembongan, where we relaxed and had lunch at Dream Beach. It was raining on the way back, which only made the ride so much more exciting (Not so much for the chauffeurs, sorry not sorry). En route to the harbour my friend and I faced a minor motorbike incident due to the slippery and gravelly road after the rain, where I might have sprained my toenail a little bit. It was pretty bad but hilarious at the same time.

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I know there are tons of lovely beach clubs around Nusa Lembongan (it’s apparently what they are known for), but since we only had a few hours at the island, we didn’t get the opportunity to explore them. From snorkelling experience to a sprained toenail, I will definitely be back for a more in-depth exploring! Hopefully with a sunset to gaze upon, next time around.

x, Amanda.

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