There’s much you can see and do while on Nusa Lembongan, including a collection of pristine beaches with coarse white sand, soaring cliff viewpoints, and sea views that can get very idyllic at sunset, overlooking the outline of Bali’s highest peak, Mount Agung, on the horizon. Other land attractions include a mysterious underground house, lush mangrove forests, and seafood farming villages that retain their old ways. On Lembongan alone, there’s a great collection of surf breaks along its northwest coast, while snorkelers and divers can enjoy the crystal clear waters and vivid reefs off its southwestern coasts and around the neighbouring island of Nusa Penida. Although a single-day cruise is usually enough to experience one island, you’ll require an overnight stay to be able to fit it all into your itinerary. Here are the few highlights of interest.
All Best Spot in Nusa Lembongan
1. Angel’s Billabong
This spectacular rock formation near Pasih Uug beach, on the southwestern cliff edges of Nusa Penida Island, offers a scenic outlook over a lagoon. You can actually descend to these crystal clear rock pools for a swim or a soak, but only during low tide.
2. Broken Beach (Pasih Uug)
This hidden beach on the southwestern edge of Nusa Penida is marked by a distinguishable landmark of a hilly arch-like rock formation over crashing waves. Broken Beach is a great spot for panoramic view seekers, the adjacent area is also home to grey long-tailed macaques.
3. Goa Giri Putri Temple in Nusa Penida
The Goa Giri Putri Temple is one of Nusa Penida Island’s major cultural attractions. The large cave temple is in the village of Suana, on the north-eastern part of Penida. Clear signs lead you to the site along the Jalan Ped-Buyuk main road. A shrine and a priests’ praying shelter guards its entrance.
4. Pantai Atuh Beach
Atuh Beach is a remote beach on the southeastern coast of Nusa Penida island, which is bordered by magnificent green hills and peninsular formations. The four main rocks that dot the coast are named Batu Melawang, Batu Abah, Batu Paon, and Bukit Jineng. Locals also refer to the latter as Batu Bolong or ‘hollow rock.
5. Pura Paluang Temple
The Pura Paluang Temple could just be the most unique temples you’ll visit in Bali. This temple is often called the “Bali Car Temple” by travellers, or “pura mobil” by locals. It features shrines in the form of a house… and cars! It’s one of the must-see attractions if you’re travelling to Nusa Penida, particularly around the island’s rugged limestone cliffs on the southwestern coast. The temple is often on the itinerary of visits to Kelingking Beach, a scenic outlook several minutes’ motorbike ride west.