Nusa Lembongan is one of three small offshore islands and a part of Bali 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.
Nusa Lembongan is approximately 8 square kilometres in size with a permanent population estimated at 5,000. Twelve kilometres of the Badung Strait separates Nusa Lembongan from Bali Island. The island is surrounded by coral reefs with white sand beaches and low limestone cliffs. Nusa Lembongan is separated from Nusa Cenignan by a shallow estuarine channel which is difficult to navigate at low tide. There is a suspension bridge linking Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan and this takes foot and motorbike traffic only. There are no permanent waterways on Nusa Lembongan.
There are three main villages on the island. Jungut Batu and Mushroom Bay are the centres of the tourist-based industry and activities on the island whilst much of the permanent local population resides in Lembongan Village. 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. Marine conservation is considered extremely important to sustaining future levels of tourism on the island and in February 2009, a local NGO from Nusa Lembongan, facilitated by The Nature Conservancy Coral Triangle Center, opened a community centre on Nusa Lembongan. The waters around Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida have at least 247 species of coral and 562 species of reef fish. (wikipedia)
How to reach Nusa Lembongan
Nusa lembongan can be reached by speed boat, fast boat and local boat. Nusa lembongan located about 15 Km from Sanur and we need around 30 minutes by speed boat or fast boat to go there. Today some fast boat such as; Scoot Cruise, Ocean Star Express, Bali Brio Cruise, CB Fast Cruise and Rocky fast cruise offer daily transfer from Sanur to Nusa Lembongan.
Many hotels operated in Nusa Lembongan, you can find from the cheapest hotel till most expensive one.
Thing to Do
We can find many attractive activities on Nusa Lembongan such as ; Diving, Snorkeling, Swimming, Sunbathing, relaxing, Touring and much more.