Top 6 Tips to Know Before Exploring Nusa Lembongan, Bali – When hearing the name of Nusa Lembongan, the rest nusas like Nusa Penida and Nusa Ceningan keep pace with it. These three nusas are inseparable though they have respective natural beauty and uniqueness.
Nusa Lembongan is located nearest to Bali compared to other nusas, the second biggest island after Nusa Penida, and has the best infrastructure of them all, complete accommodations, and many restaurant selections.
When it comes to the holiday season, everyone looks for some information or tips to get around places they want to visit. So, I’d like to share some tips for wanderlusts who are planning to visit Nusa Lembongan in the near future.
Here are top 6 tips to know when traveling to Nusa Lembongan, Bali
1Start from Nusa Penida or Sanur Harbor
There are many ways to get around Nusa Lembongan, it can be from Nusa Penida or Sanur Harbor. It actually depends on where you are. If you are around Bali, you’d better go to Sanur Harbor on Sanur Beach and buy a fast boat ticket priced at IDR 75,000. The journey duration from Sanur Beach to Nusa Lembongan by the fast boat is about 30 – 35 minutes.
If you are currently on Nusa Penida, you just need to head to Toyapakeh Harbor and take a fast boat to Nusa Lembongan. The ticket price is IDR 25,000 for locals, IDR 30,000 for domestic visitors, and IDR 50,000 for foreign visitors with 15-minute estimated duration.
Other alternatives, you can reach this island from Padang Bai and Benoa Harbor.
2Make Clear Agenda
Admittedly, Nusa Lembongan is the most developed island and has many attractions to offer. Though you can finish exploring this whole island in just one day, stay more than a day won’t hurt you right?
Make sure you know what you want to explore to make your time get allocated effectively. There are many hidden-gems, beautiful beaches, and water sports activities to try.
3Rent A Motorbike
Though this island is smaller than Nusa Penida, you should rent a motorbike to enjoy its beautiful nature and to make your holiday, even more, fun and adventurous. Make sure you have rented one as Nusa Lembongan has become popular recently and many tourists come to visit. By a motorbike, you can cross Yellow Bridge to access Nusa Ceningan as well. Renting motorbike a day is priced at IDR 100,000.
Without the help of tour guide, you can enjoy this island in safe circumstances. The locals are so helpful and friendly, the telecommunication signal is great so you can count on your tech savvy to stroll around this island.
4Book Hotel Prior to the Holiday Date or on the Spot
If you don’t plan your visit to Nusa Lembongan, but you want to stay in on this island so don’t worry you can book your hotel room on the spot. Unlike Nusa Penida, there are plenty resorts and villas to choose. The price is slightly lower with the same facilities than villas on Nusa Penida but don’t come at peak season like Indonesia’s feast days to avoid high price.
I recommend you to stay in The Cozy Villas Lembongan. The villa is so cozy, beautiful, and clean and also located nearby Dream Beach and Devil’s Tears. You just need to walk for only 5 minutes!
5Bring Sufficient Traveling Attires and Essentials
To save money during traveling, you’d better bring your traveling attires and essentials. However, if you want to shop and wear Balinese clothes then you can find many Balinese clothing stores along the way. It’s cheap tho!
Balinese cloth is known for its soft, thin, absorbing material so it’s nice and comfortable to wear during your holiday on the tropical island.
6Easy to Get ATM or Money Changer
If you are afraid of bringing plenty of cash and just want to withdraw or exchange money on Nusa Lembongan so you can! There are a few of ATM and Money Changer counters. You can find ATM at Jungutbatu Harbor and Money Changer on Mushroom Bay.
Make sure you do a transaction in cash as this island doesn’t provide credit card or debit card service.
With the friendliness of the locals, easy accessibility, beautiful nature, and serenity I’m sure Nusa Lembongan will make you fall in love with it instantly! So pack your bag and visit Nusa Lembongan in Bali, happy traveling!