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Where To Stay In Nusa Lembongan Bali: Our Accommodation Guide

Nusa Lembongan is a small island (not as small as the Gili’s) about 30 minutes speedboat ride from Bali’s mainland. It has beautiful beaches and natural sights and gives you a completely different experience to other places in Bali. It’s also a great base to explore nearby Nusa Penida. So where to stay in Nusa Lembongan? Here’s our Nusa Lembongan Accommodation Guide to help you choose…

Where To Stay in Nusa Lembongan?
Booking Accommodation In Nusa Lembongan
Nusa Lembongan Accommodation Guide

Where To Stay In Nusa Lembongan? Nusa Lembongan Area Guide

So where to stay on Lembongan Island? The main areas to stay in Nusa Lembongan include Jungut Batu beach, Mushroom Bay, Sandy Bay, Dream Beach, Tamarind Beach and Coconut Beach. But what is the best area to stay in Nusa Lembongan? I think this will really depend from person to person, but in our opinion, the two best areas to stay in Nusa Lembongan are Jungut Batu Beach and Mushroom Bay. They are also the main two areas where you may not need a scooter for your entire stay as there are nearby restaurants. The main form of Nusa Lembongan transport is hiring a scooter, which you will most likely end up doing to really explore Nusa Lembongan at points throughout your stay, no matter where you stay.

Jungut Batu Beach

Jungut Batu Beach Nusa Lembongan Bali

Jungut Batu Nusa Lembongan

Jungut Batu Beach is the area most speedboats will arrive at in Nusa Lembongan. Even though most speedboats will provide bemo transport to your accommodation, this means you are in a convenient spot. Jungut Batu also has a fairly calm beach, as well as nearby surf breaks. The main strip of Jungut Batu is lined with many restaurants, so there is plenty of options to eat that don’t always require scooter transport. Jungut Batu is our pick for where to stay in Nusa Lembongan for a convenient location.

Mushroom Bay

Mushroom Bay Nusa Lembongan Bali

Mushroom Bay is considered the best beach to stay in Nusa Lembongan for a swimmable beach, but even though it’s calm, there are a lot of boats, day trips and watersports here, so I really think that takes away from swimming there. There are plenty of cafes and restaurants within walking distance, so it makes a good base. But it can also be fairly busy and feel a little more touristy.

Coconut Bay and Tamarind Beach

Walking along the waterfront from Jungut Batu towards Mushroom Bay will take you past Coconut beach and then Tamarind Beach. Tamarind Beach has some great affordable options for accommodation. Although it is possible to walk to some restaurants from these locations, I would recommend a scooter for most days of your stay so you can conveniently get around. If you’re staying in Tamarind Beach, you could also walk to Secret Beach, one of the best beaches in Nusa Lembongan. Tamarind Beach is our pick for where to stay in Nusa Lembongan for value for money.

Sandy Bay

Sandy Bay Beach Nusa Lembongan

Sandy Bay (also referred to as Sunset beach) is the next beach after Mushroom Beach. This beach is right in front of Sandy Bay Beach Club. It can be pretty rough with strong waves so not the best for swimming, although it’s a beautiful area that we love. There aren’t as many restaurants around this area, so you will definitely need a scooter for the entirety of your stay. Sandy Bay also has plenty of beautiful Nusa Lembongan Villa options too. Sandy Bay is our pick for where to stay in Nusa Lembongan for villas and to get away from the crowds.

Dream Beach

Dream Beach Nusa Lembongan Bali

Dream Beach is further around again, past Devils Tear. It has a beautiful beach but again, the waves are super strong so it’s not great for swimming. It’s also become quite busy with tourists which takes a little away from this area. Again, there are not a lot of options for restaurants in this area so having a scooter is necessary if you stay here.

Should I Stay On Nusa Lembongan or Nusa Penida?

Nusa Penida is a beautiful day trip from Nusa Lembongan, but you can, of course, stay in Nusa Penida too. I think the two are very different.

Nusa Lembongan is fairly easy to get around on a scooter, the roads are fairly good, and the Island is relatively small. There are some great restaurants and a relaxed feel.

Nusa Penida is a lot bigger than Nusa Lembongan. If you do a day trip to Nusa Penida, then you will only be able to cover a beautiful but small amount of Nusa Penida. If you plan to explore lot’s of sights in Nusa Penida, then you will most likely need a few days, so staying on Nusa Penida would be a good option. The roads on Nusa Penida are quite rough, although they are improving these. It, therefore, makes it hard to get around on scooter if you’re not competent (we saw a few accidents the day we were there). This means that the best way to get around is by a private driver, but it’s still a super bumpy ride and it can really take it out of you. Nusa Penida also doesn’t have a lot of places to eat, and there may not be much around where you are staying.

I would choose to base myself in Nusa Lembongan if I was happy to do a day exploring Nusa Penida. And if I wanted to explore Nusa Penida over a few days, I would stay a couple of nights on Nusa Lembongan and a couple on Nusa Penida too.

Booking Accommodation In Nusa Lembongan

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Nusa Lembongan Accommodation Guide

Our Nusa Lembongan Accommodation recommendations below are based on our favourites that we have stayed in, knowledge of Nusa Lembongan hotels and their specific locations, lots of research, reading reviews, hearing from you guys and just putting this all together with our own experience of Nusa Lembongan to find the best places to stay in Nusa Lembongan. So here are our favourite picks for where to stay in Nusa Lembongan…

Please note: Prices were accurate at the time of this post and are based on high season, per night.

Absolute Splurge: Luxury Hotels In Nusa Lembongan

The Tamarind Resort Nusa Lembongan | $225 | Check Prices

Th Tamarind Resort Nusa Lembongan Bali

Batu Karang Lembongan Resort & Day Spa | $439 | Check Prices

Lembongan Beach Club & Resort | $232 | Check Prices

Nusa Lembongan Villas

Villa Voyage – An Elite Haven (5 Bedroom Villa) | $1441 | Check Prices

Villa Voyage Nusa Lembongan
Photo credit: Villa Voyage

Villa Tanjung (5 Bedroom Villa) | $1518 | Check Prices

The Beach Shack (3 Bedroom Villa) | $500 – 900 | Check Prices

Casa Del Mar (3 Bedroom Villa) | $453 – $837 | Check Prices

Villa Driftwood (2 Bedroom Villa) | $465 – $697 | Check Prices

Villa Santai at Sandy Bay (2 Bedroom Villa) | $277 | Check Prices

Tenang Villa (3 Bedroom Villa) | $399 | Check Prices

Villa Tranquilla (4 Bedroom Villa) | $407 | Check Prices

Luxury For Less

Tigerlillys | $137 | Check Prices

Tigerlillys Nusa Lembongan
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The Palm Grove Villas | $110 | Check Prices

Sunset Garden Nusa Lembongan | $119 | Check Prices

Bay Shore Huts | $103 | Check Prices

Ombak Bay Lembongan | $104 | Check Prices

Best Hotels In Nusa Lembongan For Under $100/night

The Niti Huts | $75 | Check Prices

The Niti Huts Nusa Lembongan
Photo credit: The Niti Huts

Dini D’Nusa Lembongan | $75 | Check Prices

Royal Retreat Villas Lembongan  | $89 | Check Prices

Cliff Park Lembongan | $67 | Check Prices

Komodo Garden | $61 | Check Prices

Bukit Taman Cottages | $67 | Check Prices

Darsan Lembongan Boutique Cottage | $60 | Check Prices

Best Hotels In Nusa Lembongan For Under $50/night

Koji Garden Huts | $50 | Check Prices

Koji Garden Huts Nusa Lembongan
Photo credit: Koji Garden Huts

Harta Lembongan Villas | $48 | Check Prices

Alam Nusa Bungalow Huts & Spa | $47 | Check Prices

Kakiang Guesthouse | $30 | Check Prices

Taju Guest House | $25 | Check Prices

Naturale Guest House | $24 | Check Prices

We will be continually updating this post with any new places we stay and love, to make sure we are recommending the best Nusa Lembongan Accommodation.

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What’s your pick for where to stay in Nusa Lembongan? Let us know if you have any questions in the comments below…

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