Nusa Lembongan is an island located on the Southeast Coast of the main island of Bali. Nusa Lembongan is known for its beautiful landscapes, amazing beaches and incredible diving spots. Come with me and discover how you can swim with Manta Rays in Nusa Lembongan!
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Originally Written: 27th February 2022 | Last Updated: 27th February 2022
Nusa Lembongan is an island located on the Southeast Coast of the main island of Bali. The island is known for its beautiful landscapes, amazing beaches and incredible diving spots.
Quickly becoming one of Bali’s most popular attractions, this paradise is a world away from the hassle and hectic pace of Bali.
How to Arrive in Nusa Lembongan (from Bali)
The only realistic way to travel to Nusa Lembongan from Bali is by boat.
You can find several options in accordance with your budget and the time you want to spend. The majority of the scheduled fast boat services leave from Sanur Beach, but you can find other services leaving from the Benoa Harbour as well.
Also, you can get the local public transport services to and from Padang Bai and Kusamba at East Bali, but these are not recommended due to safety reasons.
+ Private Tour // If you prefer something easy and already organized, book a private trip from Bali to Nusa Lembongan. Everything is arranged by the company and you don’t need to worry about anything – perfect if you are travelling in a short time!
Book the Tour // Snorkeling Day Trip to Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida Island
The Nusa Lembongan Island
Usually, the boat stops at the beach, so get ready to get your feet wet at boarding. Everything was well organized by the company. When we arrived on the island, everything looked very ‘village-like‘.
The ground was soil and the transport around was mainly bikes.
Snorkeling with Mantas
We’ve started the morning with snorkelling. The pack included three different snorkelling points around the island. Due to its crystal-clear waters and amazing marine life, snorkelling and scuba diving attract visitors all year round.
Marine highlights include large manta rays, sunfish, white-tipped reef sharks, odd hammerheads, and four different species of sea turtles.
For more experienced divers, the most interesting sites are off neighbouring Nusa Penida island. There are also some challenging drift dives here, and dive operators will visit certain sites only when the sea conditions are safe.
If you fancy getting further offshore, dive shops may sell you a snorkelling experience on a scheduled dive boat, subject to availability. Also, local boatmen are willing to take you by boat to various snorkelling spots.
Depending on the number of snorkelling spots you want to explore, a boat trip can be arranged for about IDR 300,000-450,000 – including snorkelling gear!
Kayaking at the Mangrove Forest
After the inspiring morning snorkelling, we moved to the Mangrove Forest. Here you have the option of Kayaking – which can be a lot of fun! – or get into a boat trip around the forest.
Of course, we’ve chosen to kayak!