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8 Reasons Why Nusa Lembongan Should Be On Your Bali Itinerary

It took us three trips to Bali to finally see Nusa Lembongan! Our first thoughts were why hadn’t we come here sooner? We don’t want you to make the same mistake, and miss out on this unique island experience. So here are our 8 reasons why Nusa Lembongan should be on your Bali Itinerary

#1 Nusa Lembongan Is A Real Escape

Arriving in Nusa Lembongan is like an immediate relaxant. It can easily feel like your worlds away, a perfect time to have a break from technology and enjoy the present moment.

#2 It’s Beautiful

The natural beauty of Nusa Lembongan is stunning, I guess because there dis less tourists and less over-development. The green jungle like areas, the little beaches spread around the island…

Beach at Nusa Lembongan

#3 Its Authentic

Real People. Community. Doing jobs based on their surroundings… cutting up coconuts, gathering seaweed, cooking fish.

Seaweed at Nusa Lembongan

Local people working in Nusa Lembongan

#4 Its Less Touristy Than Bali Mainland

Following on from #3, the tourist levels significantly decrease on Nusa Lembongan. Of course there are tourists around, but in one day we started recognising tourists. People we saw at the beach were also later at the same bar watching sunset. It’s a refreshing change.

#5 It’s Only 30 Minutes By Boat From Bali

If you want to go, it’s pretty easy to get to. A 30 minute boat ride from Sanur and you’re here!

#6 It Shows A Completely Different Side To Bali

Bali is commonly stereotyped as being touristy, a place to party and not exactly your ideal paradise. And in places like Kuta thats pretty much true. But, Bali has so many other sides, and on Nusa Lembongan you will see a dramatically different one. Peace. Quiet. Nature. Beauty.

Different Side To Bali

#7 It’s The Perfect Place To Try Out A Scooter

I’ve always intended on doing the scooter thing, but then I get to a place and decide I’d rather not get to know the local hospital. Nusa Lembongan was different. Besides from the fact it’s the best way to explore the island, without many other transport options, there was very little traffic. Almost none. The occasional scooter. The occasional mini truck. So I actually felt comfortable to get a scooter, and the freedom was amazing. Stopping off wherever looked nice or interesting (Keep in mind that if you don’t ride a scooter at home, you are putting yourself at risk by hiring a scooter and you won’t be covered for scooter related incidents with travel insurance).

#8 You Can Stay In A Thatched Roof Beach Hut For Under $50 A Night

There are lots of little beach huts you can stay at that are well priced. There’s something about a hut on a beach that even a 5 star luxury resort can’t provide.

Beach Huts Nusa Lembongan

Will Nusa Lembongan Be On Your Bali Itinerary?


  1. Hi there, LOVE your post! I am heading to NL in April with some friends. Do you have the names of the accommodation/beach huts where you stayed?
    I am torn as to which beach to stay on and which places offer the best value for money.
    Any advice/insights would be great!
    Thank you,

  2. hi there
    how is it with internet in Nusa Lembongan?
    my girlfriend is planning to do her dive master course there, i would love to go with her, but i need to be online 24/7 for my job :/

    1. Hi, there is internet available on Nusa Lembongan. Most accommodation and cafes will provide free internet, but I can’t actually recall the speed. I did a little looking into it, and apparently there is a place called Ryan internet, at the back of Mainski Resort that you can buy high-speed internet vouchers. Hope that helps, have a great time :)

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