If you in need of peaceful yet exciting vacation, you may need to include Nusa Lembongan in your bucket list. This place is one of a kind even though its location is near the infamous Bali Island. To get to this place, you need to cross the Badung Strait. Bali Island is already popular for travelers around the world. However, it doesn’t make Nusa Lembongan less beautiful. The best part of this place is that it is less crowded than Bali. Thus, lots of travelers choose to visit this place instead. The place is absolutely easy and convenient. This is a great place if you want less mainstream travel destination.
Things you can do when you are at Nusa Lembongan
If you expect for modern coffee shop or high-end cafe, you won’t find them at Nusa Lembongan. As mentioned earlier that this place is less mainstream and those modern public facilities are not there yet. This is more suitable for peaceful vacation when you don’t expect excessive crowds or nosy surroundings. Even though this place is lack of those sparkles buildings or high end architectures, you can still enjoy your time to the fullest by doing interesting activities such as:
- Surfing is the main reason why many travelers visit this place. This is a great place for intermediate and professional surfers. The breaks are challenging for those surfers. Thus, beginners are not recommended to surf in this place. This is due to the most breaks crash precariously over reef. However, this place is like a playground for those intermediate and professional surfers.
- Snorkeling is fun thing to do when you visit Nusa Lembongan since you can meet manta rays. This is also one of the reasons why travelers visiting this place. For your information, mantas can grow to over 20 feet in width in regular. It is a rare opportunity to see mantas in close distance. However, it doesn’t stop travelers to try and see themselves how mantas move and behave gracefully. Just pray that when you get a chance to snorkel you will meet mantas even for brief time.
- Another water activity you can do while you are in Nusa Lembongan is scuba diving. The visibility is great especially during summer months. Aside from having chance to meet mantas, you can also pray to be able to meet mola-mola, oceanic sunfish. For your information, mola0mola is indeed the heaviest bony fish that exist so far. It can weigh up to 2,000 pounds. July to October is the best time you can meet mola-mola in highest possibility.
- Tired with water activities, you can try another activity that doesn’t include sea water. You can explore mangrove forest instead. It is located along the eastern side of Nusa Lembongan. The forest is full of thick and shady tangles. This is not adventurous per se but a great activity for lovers who want to have peaceful yet romantic activity. You can explore the mangrove forest using kayak or on foot.