Nusa Lembongan is fast becoming THE place to travel. Recently voted by Trip Advisor as Asia’s #2 island destination – and it is little wonder with its crystal clear water, crisp white sandy beaches making it ideal for surfing, snorkelling and diving. If you’re not the active type and hubby is, you will have plenty of time to relax by the pool of your villa or resort, check in for a massage and facial or perhaps take time out doing yoga.
Nusa Lembongan has a relaxed village vibe that makes holidaying a pleasure for the entire family. Teenagers can take a boat out to the surf, then grab a bite to eat at a local warung. There are plenty of resorts and villas that are well suited to younger children who provide cots at no charge and also offer reliable babysitting services.
Getting to Lembongan is made easy with the service of Rocky Fast Cruises who will have you landed on the island within 30minutes of departing Sanur. The boats depart four times a day and include pick up and drop off at your hotel / villa in Bali, or the airport. You receive 10% discount off your return transfers when booking accommodation through The Lembongan Traveller.
It is worthwhile remembering that few places on the island accept credit cards so bring your cash! There is one ATM on the island and a number of money changes who offer competitive exchange rates to the mainland Bali.
The island has recently seen a burst in development of villas, now offering families a range of options from staying in an exclusive luxury villa to more budget style accommodation which has everything you need for an island holiday without having to pay top dollar. Some awesome recommendations from The Lembongan Traveller are :
A luxurious beach front island hideaway which sleeps 18 people and includes 6 suites plus a 7th which is a kids bunk house. This is the only villa on the island where you can safely drink the water from any tap – great piece of mind for those who forget that you must drink bottled water in Bali! From AU$1100 / night
A stunning 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom villa that has ocean views, a huge infinity pool that the kids will LOVE and is only a two minute walk to the beach. Amazing value, includes breakfast, sleeps 8. From AU$225 / night
This brand new property is located in Mushroom Bay and has a spacious family Villa which can sleep up to 6 people. The property has a pool, restaurant and is ideal for families or couples. From AU$120 / night for family villa and AU$50 night for traditional huts.
Lembongan has a mix of warungs which serve suburb local cuisine or you can indulge in a fine dining culinary experience.
The Top Warung recommendation ~
Nyomans Warung along the mangrove – if you go with a group ask for a banquet, you will be back the next night wanting the same all over again!
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Fine Dining recommendations ~
Gastronomic acclaimed French chef Clement Fouquere and his team are renowned for ensuring you have a truly special culinary experience as you discover the pleasures of Asian flavours mixed with skills of traditional French gastronomy.
Nusa Lembongan is an idyllic island oasis for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of mainland Bali. You cant shop for designer clothes but you will have some truly amazing family holiday memories as you explore the amazing underwater wildlife, take a bike ride back in time through the villages, watch the seaweed farmers go about their daily life, look out to Mt Agung silhouetted in the distance or sit and watch the sunset with a cocktail, we think you will find it pretty addictive.
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