Destinations Indonesia Nusa Lembongan

Secret Beach + where to stay on Nusa Ceningan

11. March 2016

Secret Beach Nusa Ceningan, Bali

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As with all the other smaller Indonesian islands, my favorite thing to do on Lembongan is to rent a scooter and just drive around and explore. Scooter rent on Lembongan is 70k a day I think, including a helmet and surfboard rack if needed. The island isn’t that big, so you might also want to head over to the neighboring and even smaller island of Nusa Ceningan.

Most young travelers might know Nusa Ceningan because of the yellow bridge and Le Pirate Beach Club, famous for their picturesque white and turquoise huts, which I’ll talk more about in the next post. But the island is so much more than that. The drive along the coast is so stunning that you’ll probably stop tens of times to capture beauty. Palm trees, shallow crystal clear waters and quaint roadside warungs frying up the most delicious food. The roads aren’t as good as on Lembongan, but the drive is doable just a bit bumpy. We filmed the whole drive from Lembongan to Ceningan, see some clips of it here.

Driving over the yellow bridge that connects Lembongan and Ceningan, you’ll feel the wooden planks moving and the bridge slightly waving up and down. But don’t be scared, it’s perfectly safe, the locals said so. On the southern tip of Ceningan we found a little slice of paradise called Secret Beach. Although it wasn’t really all that secret because there were signs all along the road pointing us in the right direction.

 

 

As you can see the beach is kind of rocky, but that didn’t bother us as there was no one else around so with had the swimmable part all to ourselves. We spent the day collecting seashells (and putting them back after photographing of course), frolicking in the turquoise waves (yes there were waves even though it looks flat in all the photos) and exploring the jungle surrounding the beach.

There is a gorgeous bungalow resort called Villa Trevally on one side of the beach which also offers food and drinks but it is quite pricey. So I would recommend you to stop at one of the local warungs along the way to eat or pick up some yummy fresh fruit. You can also ask one of the locals with large machetes stopping by from time to time, to cut open one of the coconuts growing in the jungle. Or maybe you want to try and open one yourself, cast away style. Anyways, a visit to Secret Beach is a must in my eyes!

Where to stay on Nusa Ceningan

Like I mentioned above, the most well-known place to stay on Ceningan is Le Pirate Beach Club. And it truly is one of the most picturesque places I have ever been, but I do think it is enough to go there for lunch. Their small huts are quite expensive for what you get. These days there are so many other pretty places to stay on the island like The Dafish Accommodation, Bar & Cafe and the even more affordable Secret Point Huts Bungalow.

Remember that no matter where you choose to stay on Nusa Ceningan, be sure to message your hotel and ask for pick up before you get there. Most boats arriving from Bali only stop at Lembongan and then drive you to the yellow bridge, from there your hotel should pick you up.

Yellow Bridge, Nusa Ceningan Nusa LembonganSecret Beach Nusa CeninganSetting up camp for the day at Secret Beach, Nusa Ceningan BaliGirl at Secret Beach Nusa Ceningan, Bali Wanderlust

Seashells at Secret Beach Nusa CeninganSurfer and girl at Secret Beach Nusa Ceningan WanderlustBali Nusa Ceningan Secret Beach GirlSecret Beach Nusa Ceningan BaliThe best Secret Beach Nusa Ceningan

 

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8 Comments

  • Reply Susanne Nilsen 12. March 2016 at 18:30

    Utrolig fine bilder!! Får kjempe lyst til å dra til Indonesia når jeg leser bloggen din. Det ser så fint ut og du har masse kule tips til hva man kan gjøre ? Digger bloggen din, stå på ☺

    • Reply Charlotte 13. March 2016 at 00:24

      Takk for det, gøy å høre! 😀

  • Reply Ine 12. March 2016 at 23:42

    BESTE bloggen jeg har lest! 😀

  • Reply Katja 5. March 2017 at 20:37

    Hey Charlotte! I love your photos! What camera do you use? 🙂

    • Reply Charlotte 6. March 2017 at 09:56

      Thank you so much Katja! I mostly use my Olympus om-d e-m10 with an f1.8 25mm lens 😉

  • Reply Helene 28. June 2017 at 21:20

    Beautiful. This is someplace I never would have imagined as a vacation spot…you had me at Beach!

    • Reply Charlotte 28. June 2017 at 22:31

      Thanks for stopping by Helene 🙂

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