Nusa Lembongan

Seaweed farmer

Seaweed farming

Just 32km from Bali on the northeastern edge of the Indian Ocean lie the beautiful islands of Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongen & Nusa Ceningan. Back in Australia & here in Bali, many travellers adviced me to spend a few days on the small, authentic ‘Nusa Lembongan’. Swathed with a rich history of black magic and evil spirits, they have become somewhat of a mistery for many. Being fortunate enough to have village elders that recognized the pitfalls of bomb & cyanide fishing, years ago the local economy was directed towards seaweed farming leaving the reefs in pristine condition and luckily the underwater life is teeming. With over 300 coral species & 600 fish species, this area located in the Southwest corner of ‘The Coral Triangle’ (recognized as the global center of marine diversity) is considered as one of the most beautiful underwater places on earth.

Mega Cottages, Jungut Batu

Mega Cottages, Jungut Batu

After a few crazy days in Kuta, I arrived after a 30-minute bus & 25-minute boatride on this authentic island. As usual I hadn’t book anything so I asked the driver to bring me to the village to see from there. But he told me his brother had a fantastic place at the beach for a reasonable price. Sure he has!  I was not convinced since my bad experience in Kuta but gave it a try as it was located in the village anyway. For the very first time, the driver brought me indeed to a fantastic place!
Spacious, tidy wooden huts right on the beach, each of them with a balcony and an extraordinary ocean view. They also happened to have all the facilities so after checking some other places, just to be sure, I moved in one of the huts. If you go to Nusa Lembongan, I can strongly recommend you this place, Mega Cottages (25$/night/hut) in Jungut Batu.

@ Dream Beach with the lovely German girls Louise & Connie

Some friends I met in Kuta planned to come as well for a few days so I adviced them not to spend more time in crowded Kuta but to come to this exquisit island dotted with authentic villages, seaweed farmers, … Louise & Connie, 2 girls from Germany that I met in Gili Trawangan, joined me the very next day. We rented motorbikes and explored the islands of Nusa Lembongan & Nusa Ceningan being connected by a bridge.
If you’re looking for pristine beaches, this is not the best place although they have the remote but very beautiful ‘Dream beach’ with a luxury resort with swimming pool and great ocean views as well (75$/night/hut)

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