Nusa Lembongan was everything that we hoped it would be. It was so chilled and not at all like what I heard the beaches in South Bali were like. The beaches were rugged, the food was delicious, the people were so friendly and the pace of life was so relaxed that it was perfect!
We went during the rainy season which meant that we had beautiful sunny mornings that turned in to cloudy evenings. This was great for us as we are early birds anyway so We managed to get so much done in our mornings.
One of the most popular things to do on Nusa Lembongan is to rent a moped and drive around the island. I’ve already written about our day driving around the neighbouring island of Nusa Ceningan here.
After our drive around Nusa Ceningan we decided to have dinner at The Sandy Bay Beach Club (it’s famous on the island for its food and sunset views). It definitely lived up to our expectations.
We were staying right by Tamarind beach. It isn’t an exceptionally nice beach and we never actually swam there (but it was nice to eat dinner or have drinks there because it was so quiet) but mushroom beach was only a ten minute walk away and was much nicer.
While driving we saw a nice quiet beach and decided to stop at a warung and have a quick swim there. The woman working there then told us that her husband does different tours. We decided that we wanted to do a mangrove tour and then go out and do some fishing. Her husband didn’t look very happy that we wanted to go fishing but agreed to take us. We were a bit confused but later realised that it was because the weather was going to be bad…luckily for us we canceled the fishing trip as a big storm came along that afternoon.
On our final day we decided to try to find the Devils Tear. It’s a rocky cliff area that is famous for having huge waves, unfortunately when we got there the tide was out and we only got one good crash but we were both glad that we got to see it.
Where we stayed: We stayed in Cassava Bungalows. They are a small resort with only about 8 bungalows so it’s nice and quiet. The staff were amazing, so friendly! All of the bungalows are the same but they have a nice outdoor shower (it’s really great to use when it’s raining!) They are very close to Tamarind beach but the beautiful Mushroom beach is only a 15 minute walk away. You can view their Tripadvisor reviews here.
How we got there: We used Scoot cruises to get from Bali to Lembongan. They have an excellent safety record and collected us from our guest house in Kuta and then dropped us to our hotel in Ubud. You can find their link here.