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Things to do in Nusa Lembongan, Bali

  • October 1, 2016

Are you wondering how to spend your time on Nusa Lembongan? Are you having trouble finding out what activities are available and which operators are the best? We’ve listed the most popular activities as well as some suggested operators. If you are short on time just let us know which activities you’d like to do during your stay and we’ll book them for you. There’s a lot to do on Nusa Lembongan and Villa Nusa is the perfect place to relax and unwind after a exploring.


The first tourists that came to Nusa Lembongan were surfers looking for that perfect break – and they found it! With   a range of breaks for all levels, Nusa Lembongan is the perfect place to learn or improve, and for experienced surfers, ride some of Bali’s best waves. Monkey Surfing offer surf lessons for beginners and intermediate level surfers as well as surfing guides and private lessons.

Website: http://monkeyactivities.com/  Reservations: contact@monkeyactivities.com

Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP)

Stand up paddle boarding is a lot of fun and can be either a relaxing activity or a work out depending on which you prefer. Rocky SUP give excellent beginner levels which start with the basics and then a paddle tour around Lembongan Bay, including a stop at Coconuts Beach. Rocky SUP also teach intermediates who want to try catching some waves and provide guides and board hire.

Website: http://www.rockysuplembongan.com/sup-and-surfboard.html

Mangrove Tour by Traditional Boat

IMG_4219-minThe mangrove forests on the north of Nusa Lembongan Island are an area of nar=tural beauty and can be explored by local boat which is “punted” along with a long bamboo lope (by the Captain). When you enter the mangroves you’ll be amazed by the quiet and calm as you weave your way through the network of natural water ways through the trees. The calm flat water reflects the tress almost like a mirror and is a dream for photographers. If you’re lucky you’ll also spot a variety of bird butterfly species along the way. This is an easy tour to arrange for you when you arrive at Villa Nusa.


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Nusa Lembongan is surrounded by the crystal clear waters and stunning reefs of the Nusa Penida Marine Park. Snorkelling trips can be arranged through dive companies but for a more personal day trip we also use local snorkelling boat captains who have traditional boats and years of experience to take you on a private tour of some of the best spots. Highlights include snorkelling with manta rays, schools of brightly coloured reef fish and stunning, vibrant coral reefs. Snorkelling can be arranged with us when you are here or in advance.

Scuba Diving

bigstock-Scuba-diving-on-coral-reef-und-97891529-minThere is no better way to experience the underwater beauty of Nusa Lembongan than by scuba diving. World Diving Lembongan is a PADI 5 star dive center with years of experience diving around these islands. They offer daily dive trips for certified divers as well as “try dives” and PADI Open Water courses for beginners plus a range of Advanced Courses for those who are looking to develop their skills. Highlights include diving Manta Point and Crystal Bay, a variety of marine life including turtles, sea snakes, schooling trevally, scorpionfish, tuna, barracuda, mola (sunfish) from July to October and some exhilarating drift dives. World Diving are renowned for their stunning “Big Boat” which offers divers one of the most relaxing days on the ocean; bean bags on the sun deck, heaps of space, bathroom on board and a friendly and professional team.

Website: www.world-diving.com Reservations: info@world-diving.com


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There is a beautiful walk along the cliff tops which passes by “Devil’s Tear”. When the swell is big the waves come crashing in below you so don’t stand too close to the edge! This is an easy walk and the views over the ocean along with the craggy cliffs and water pools make for excellent photography opportunities. We can arrange transport for you when you are here.


Free Diving

monkey-minIf you want to explore underwater but don’t want to be bothered with bulky diving equipment then free diving is a great alternative. “One Breath” which is part of Monkey Surfing provide AIDA free diving courses for all levels from one day experience programs through to 5 day advanced courses. Free diving is a great way to relax, meditate and achieve things you never thought possible!

Website: http://monkeyactivities.com/freediving-courses-lembongan/

Reservations: contact@monkeyactivities.com


spa-minMassage and Spa Treatments

What better way to relax than by having a massage and some pampering spa treatments? Glo Spa at Sandy Bay offers excellent facilities and a range of treatments from their ocean front spa including massages, manicures, pedicures, aromatherapy and more. If you’d rather have a massage in the comfort of Villa Nusa we have a trained masseuse on staff and a massage table just waiting for you!

Website: www.glospabali.com Reservations: Let us know what you want and we can make a booking on your behalf.


Island Tours

If you’d like to explore all  of Nusa Lembongan then an island tour is a great option. Island tours use small pick ups which are fitted out with seating in the back to whisk you around the island and to all of the popular spots. Island tours can also include Mangrove Tours and Devil’s Tear. We use local, reputable tour guides with good English to look after you. We can arrange this when you are here at Villa Nusa or in advance.

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Whether you are new to yoga or an experienced Yogi, Serenity Yoga has classes for all levels including private classes if desired. Daily classes offered include Vinyasa Flow, Hatha Flow, Yin Yoga, Fly High Yoga and Power Yoga.

Website: www.serenityyogalembongan.com Reservations: Through the website or we can book for you.


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Brightly coloured ceremonies are a part of daily life in Nusa Lembongan and the local people are very welcoming when it comes to visitors tagging along. There are a couple of rules of etiquette than need to be observed such as ladies covering their shoulders and everyone must wear a sarong out of respect. The biggest ceremonies are during Galungan and Kuningan and also for cremations. Smaller ceremonies are held for the full moon, new moon, for blessings and for the temples. Ask us in advance if we know of any ceremonies taking place during your stay!


If there are any other activities that we haven’t listed above just let us know and we’ll get back to you. Our friendly local staff are great at organising trips and tours and are always ready to help. We are looking forward to welcoming you to Villa Nusa soon.

For more information or to make a reservation contact us on: donna@balivillanusa.com


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