8 reasons to visit Nusa Lembongan
If you plan to visit Bali, you should definitely put Nusa Lembongan among the top things to do there! It is a small island off the southeast coast of Bali. It is becoming a popular destination and have among the most enjoyable attractions around. This island is literally a world away from the hassle and hectic pace of South Bali. You will find plenty things to do. So if you are still hesitating, we have listed for you 8 reasons to choose Nusa Lembongan as a destination for your holiday trip.
1.Nusa Lembongan is a real escape
The island is such a quiet place, definitely among the best one to have some rest and relax! It can easily feel like your worlds away, and a perfect time to have a break from the technology and the rush of the regular life, and enjoy the present moment.
The natural beauty of Nusa Lembongan is stunning. There are less tourists around and we still feel like the natural local environment, which did not change yet.
You would be able to profit of this great place, from the green jungle to the little beaches spread around the island.
3.Such an authentic place
Traveling in Nusa Lembongan would bring you into the real Balinese life. You will have the opportunity to watch closer real people from the Indonesian community. Working around, you can see some people cutting coconuts to people gathering seaweed or others cooking fish.
4.Less touristic than Bali Mainland
Preserved from the mass tourism so far, Nusa Lembongan kept its natural authenticity, which makes this place even more enjoyable for foreigners, looking for an exotic place to discover. It is for sure
5.Close from Bali
If you want to do some other things and not satisfying yourself of doing Nusa Lembongan, you can still have a ride and enjoy Bali as well. It is 30 minutes away from the island by boat, so no worries if you get bored quickly of Nusa Lembongan, you still have way out!
6.A different side of Bali
Bali is stereotyped as being very touristy, and surely a place to party and not exactly the ideal paradise you would imagine. And it is true especially in places like Kuta! But Bali has so many other sides and things to offer. Nusa Lembongan is one of them. You will see something very different from what you can see in Bali. You will especially find piece, quietness, nature and beauty all at the same place!
7.Perfect place to try out a scooter
If you have never tried to do scooter in your life, it may be the time for you to start! It is the best and most convenient way to travel around the island and get to know the hidden spots of this place. You will discover your adventurous side by exploring Nusa Lembongan in this way. Quiet cheap in comparison with the location of a truck, you would also feel the freedom to travel in such a beautiful place. Thus, you would be able to stop off wherever you find nice or interesting (keep in mind that if you don’t ride a scooter at home, you are putting yourself at risk by getting a scooter and you won’t be covered for scooter related incidents with travel insurance).
8.Cheap place for such a beautiful scene
There are a bunch of little beach huts where you can stay at Nusa Lembongan for very affordable prices. They provide a little touch of the Balinese life, that even the 5 star luxury resort cannot provide! So don’t waste your time anymore and book your trip to Nusa Lembongan right now!
Must out of ordinary things to do in Bali
Yoga in Ubud
Ubud is known as the spiritual city of the island, away from the touristic area, the crowded Kuta and the wild beaches. It is located in the centre of the island and so is the best place to practice yoga. Yoga is a physical and mental discipline which originated in ancient India. It is part of the Hinduism and Buddhism religions so you should try it in Indonesia if you want to live a typical experience.
Indulge in healthy food in Ubud
Still in Ubud, you can find healthy food restaurants such as vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, raw, organic, microbiotic and so on. It is trendy nowadays and is good to savour under the hot weather of the island as it is fresh and easy to digest.
We can advise you to go to Seeds of Life if you are looking for raw food, Warung 9 for a super cheap vegetarian buffet. Or you can try AA Juicery & Cafe offering yummy breakfast bowls with a beautiful view on rice paddies, Dayu’s Warung, a gluten-free concept, Kafe Ubud proposing great burgers with vegan options, and Clear Cafe for microbiotic and raw choices. If you just want to drink something or need wake up after a hard party night, you can go to Seniman for the best coffee in Bali.
Get close to the monkeys
Don’t miss out on an encounter with these cute animals and visit the Sacred Monkey Forest in Ubud. You can also see plenty of monkeys around the Uluwatu Temple, in the south of Bali.
But be careful because these furry creatures can get very mean. They grab everything they can and stole your stuff without any fear. It could be your food but also your new Ipad with which you are taking pictures. So keep a safe distance to them!
Assist to a traditional Balinese dance show
The Balinese people love to dance, and it is part of their culture. If you are lucky, you will be able to see a ritual show with dancers in spectacular costumes. One of the most popular performances is the Kecak Dance Show in Uluwatu where you could admire scenic views of the ocean at the same time. The performance is happening every night at 6 PM.
What does it like? The male dancers are seated in a circle and do sounds just with their mouths, while the female dancers do incredible movements, using all parts of their bodies even their eyes.
Escape to nearby islands
If you’re dreaming of picture perfect white sandy beaches and azure waters, you’d better leave the main island of Bali and hop on a boat to nearby islands. Favourite getaways are Nusa Lembongan or Nusa Penida, just to the east of Bali, where you can find paradisiac beaches perfect to chill, tan and enjoy the sun without the discomfort of the crowded south of Bali. You can also go to the Gili Islands, you can reach them quickly and easily by speedboat within two hours. There you can relax or dive but also partying especially in Gili Trawangan.