Saturday, May 30, 2009

The Jewels of Nusa Lembongan, Part I - Beaches

Dream BeachDream Beach, Nusa Lembongan
Many Lembonganites rate this as their favourite beach and bay on the whole island. Dream beach is a gorgeous spot with an often deserted powdery white sand beach. Be careful with swimming here though as the waves are big and the current can be very strong. Never enter the water close to the rocks at the southern end of the bay. There is a good cafe and bar at the northern end of the bay which is part of Dream Beach Bungalows, the only place to stay in this area and it is right on the beach. A visit to Dream Beach, perhaps to spend a lazy day, is highly recommended.

Mushroom BayMushroom Bay, Nusa Lembongan
Quaint Mushroom Bay is home to the established Nusa Lembongan Resort and the Bali Hai Tide Huts. This is a great swimming bay with calm waters and little alfresco cafes along the beach to while away lazy afternoons. Mushroom Bay is also the centre for most watersports activities on the island. Visitors wishing to get away from the busier Jungut Batu and discover the rugged untamed coastline of the west coast will generally arrange to come into Mushroom Bay by boat directly from Sanur in Bali. Day trips from Sanur are feasible.

Sunset BeachSunset Beach, Nusa Lembongan
Sunset Beach lies almost equi-distant between Dream Beach and Mushroom Bay. The white sand beach here makes for a quite stunning setting with spectacular, crashing waves. It is not a beach for swimming though and please do not try. A simple beachfront cafe has recently opened at Sunset Beach and is a perfect starting spot for exploring on foot the spectacular western coastline. To the south is Devil's Tear and Dream Beach and to northThe rugged cliffscape just to the north of Sunset Beach, Nusa Lembongan the rugged cliffscape of Cap De Blanc. This area has recently become the "in place" for lovers of Nusa Lembongan to build sophisticated holiday homes and when you visit there it is easy to see why. As you might imagine from the name, the Sunset Beach area is a great spot for viewing the spectacular Nusa Lembongan sunsets.

Photos: kindly provided by BPC, copyright@Bali Property Consultancy


  1. Hi Mark,

    are there a couple of spare beachside shacks we could buy, one to live in and one for a our rock workshop?



  2. I have just the thing for you Dave :). Not sure where you would park the bike though.

  3. Thanks for reviewing my blog ( IMO, nusa lembongan is one of the best places to visit.. I look forward on spending a night or two there rather than having a one day tour.. please keep me updated on any news regarding this beautiful tiny island.. cheers..!

  4. No problem at all. Your serene places blog is a nice site with excellent information for vistors to Indonesia.

    Please do register here as a follower by the way... we are busy building a community to spread the word about the relatively unknown jewel that is Nusa Lembongan :)

  5. Thanks a ton for such an informative blog and lovely photos.... I am sure, me and my husband would have a great time there next month.... Also came across a great offer here ( ), which would help us in making the most of the trip, by cutting down on our accommodation expenses to almost US$41! This is incredible...and we are really looking forward to our dream holiday!!!!!