Nusa Lembongan is a pristine tropical island, its highest point is 50 meters above sea level. Lembongan has an average rainfall of approximately 1000 mm per year. Little temperature variation from 30 degrees Celsius occurs between the only two seasons this island experiences being the wet and the dry. The wet season is from December to February and the dry is from March to November. As it has only three months of rainfall, this island is dry for the remainder of the year. Little cultivation occurs, as almost 2/3 of the island is infertile. Seeding is normally done on the wet season and only corn, cassava and peanuts are farmed. Also found on the island are cashew nuts, mangoes and coconut. Fresh water is limited and most of the supply is derived from wells up to 60 meters deep.
Lembongan Island is a part of a subdistrict of Klungkung regency. Nusa Lembongan is one of three small offshore islands which make up a sub-regency of Klungkung, the others being: Nusa Penida and Nusa Ceningan. Nusa Lembongan is the only one of the three islands within the sub-regency to have any tourist infrastructure and is a popular side destination for visitors to Bali.
The economy is largely tourism-based and Nusa Lembongan is the only one of the three neighbouring islands to have any significant tourism-based infrastructure. There is also subsistence agriculture and fishing on the island and a seaweed farming micro-industry.
The attractions here are mostly natural. The beaches and other coastal landscapes are obviously a key draw, as are the sunsets. There are a limited number of man-made attractions, most notably temples and the rickety suspension bridge.
Activities are very much water-based, with surfing and scuba diving being especially notable.
How to get there ?
The only realistic way to reach Nusa Lembongan from Bali is by boat. There are several options according to budget and speed. Most of the scheduled services leave from Sanur Beach at the end of Jalan Hangtuah, and involve getting your feet wet.
The exact departure and arrival point on this beach depends on the tide. Other services run from Benoa Harbour, and there are local public boat services to and from Padang Bai and Kusamba in East Bali, but these are not recommended for reasons of safety and comfort.
From Sanur Beach :
Rocky Fast Cruise
Departure from Sanur Beach jetty, Rocky Fast Cruise offers 3 times departures during low season and 4 times departures a day for high season period. First departure at 09.00 AM Lembongan island to Sanur and 10.00 AM from Sanur.
Marlin Lembongan Cruiser
Marlin Cruises have a Completely equipment to make secure of the Passengers. Marlin Lembongan Offer the Guest to get Fastest to Sanur and to Lembongan is 20 minute, free Bottle of Water, Comfortable sofa, Jacket, and three Biggest engine.
Operates fast boats from Sanur Beach which take you to Jungut Batu. Hotel transfers are included. The tickets can be bought from the Scoot office next to Dunkin' Donuts in Jalan Hangtuah opposite the Sanur Paradise Plaza Hotel, or on the beach near the departure point.
Speed boat service to and from Mushroom Bay taking 25-35 minutes from Sanur Beach near Grand Bali Beach Hotel. Departure from Sanur Beach at noon and 4PM and departure from Mushroom Bay on Nusa Lembongan at 10:30AM and 3PM.
A local transfers-only operator for the budget traveler. Boat departures daily at 10:30AM. The ride across is approximately 90 minutes and there is no same day return option. The Sanur office of Perama can be found at Warung Pojok in Jalan Hangtuah.
Tamarind Jaya Express
Speed boat service to and from Mushroom Bay taking 30-45 minutes from Sanur Beach near Grand Bali Beach Hotel. Scheduled departure from Sanur Beach at 11:30 AM and 3:30PM and departure from Mushroom Bay at 10AM and 2PM. Also offers day cruises.
Lembongan Xpress is a new boat (2011) from Sanur to Lembongan Island. Speed boat to Lembongan Island – Bali’s neighboring island is the most favorite destinations for exciting day trips.
Lembongan Paradise Cruise
A faster journey to Lembongan Island crossing the Badung strait by speed boat It takes 25-35 minutes from Sanur Beach and you arrive in heaven of Paradise at Lembongan Island , we cater to individual travelers and large group booking.
Lembongan Sugriwa Express
Sailing to Lembongan Island with Sugriwa Express fast boat from Sanur. Lying 12 miles to the southeast across the Badung Strait, Nusa lembongan is Bali's version of beautiful island getaway, with an unspoiled culture and an ambiance exceptionally tranquil and unhurried even by the standards of the neighboring paradise isle.
Bali Brio Cruise
Bali Brio Cruise Lembongan, Fast boat from Sanur to Lembongan Island. Travel with new fleet of next generation of fast boat that emphasize on, comfort, safety, and environmentally friendly engines.
Glory Express is fast boat service which serves the crossing from Sanur Beach to Lembongan Island or vice versa. Nusa Lembongan is a cluster of islands including Nusa Penida in Kelungkung regency, there is a wide range of tourism and marine activities such as snorkeling, daiving, fishing and there is a very rare attraction is named Goa Gala-gala
G-Force Fast Cruise
G-Force cruise for trans Bali Island - Lembongan Island is handled by staffs who are experts in their field especially in cruise services. G force offers the fastest trip from Sanur to Lembongan which is only 25 minutes. Free bottled water, comfortable sofa, life jackets are available on board.
D'Camel Fast Ferry
D'Camel Fast Ferry is the fastest and most direct way to Nusa Lembongan. It's only 30 minutes to Lembongan from white sand Sanur Beach. We provide daily fast boat transfer to Lembongan Islands with luxury and safety equipment.
Bali Taman Sari Fast Boat
Bali Taman Sari Fast Boat is Indonesia’s leading marine tourism company operating the exciting fast boat from Sanur to Lembongan Island with fun activities and adventurous spirit to those who are seeking a relaxing day on a paradise island.
Sri Rejeki Express
Sri Rejeki Express is a new comfortable boat transfer between Sanur beach and Nusa Lembongan Island in sunny Bali, Indonesia. Boat capacity is 70 passengers. Owned by a group of “fishermen” which has stood up since 1974 in Sanur Beach called DEWI SATAYOJANA GANDHI Express.
From Serangan or Padang Bai:
Eka Jaya Fast Boat
Eka Jaya Fast Boat is one of the most reliable boat service companies in Bali Island. The company is famous for the Gili fast boat service between Bali, Gili Trawangan, and Teluk Nara Lombok and also serves crossing from Serangan and Padang Bai harbor to Nusa Lembongan or vice versa.
From Benoa Harbour:
Island Explorer Cruises
Offers transfer only by fast boat or by fast catamaran and a day cruise by a leisurely sailing yacht or by fast catamaran ("fun ship"). The fast boat (transfer only) departs from Benoa Harbour at 10:30 AM en returns from Nusa Lembongan at 12:30PM. The yacht (day cruise) departs from Benoa Harbour at 9AM and will be back at about 5PM.
Bali Hai Cruise
Experience the unspoilt charms of a peaceful tropical island with our Beach Club Cruise. After cruising in comfort to Lembongan Island aboard our luxury catamaran Bali Hai II, you are transferred to our private Beach Club only minutes away. Here you can relax on golden sands, lie back in the shade of the tranquil gardens, or cool off in our lagoon pool. If the mood takes you, an array of activities includes pool volleyball, banana boat rides, snorkeling and island excursions.
A high speed catamaran service which departs daily from Benoa Harbour at 9AM and from Nusa Lembongan at 3:15PM. If you have limited time, an option is to take a one day cruise to the Nusa Lembongan Bounty pontoon. On a twin-hull boat under sail you will reach the island within 90 minutes. Drinks and snacks are available on board. The trip includes water activities centred on the pontoon: banana boat, water slide, kayaking, snorkeling and glass bottom boat ride. You can take part in a Nusa Lembongan Village tour and visit a seaweed plantation and the Underground House.
Lembongan Island Fast Boat
The fast boat (transfer only) departs from Benoa Harbour at 10:30AM and 3:30PM departs and from Nusa Lembongan at 9AM and 1:30PM.
View also: Nusa Penida Fast Boat Service