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Only a 15-minute scooter ride away from Jungut Batu Village, Dream Beach, Devil’s Tears and Sandy Bay is a perfect half-day outing while on Nusa Lembongan. One of my favorite places in Indonesia!
How to get to Nusa Lembongan
The fast boat ride from Sanur in Bali to Nusa Lembongan only takes 30 minutes and is super affordable for what you get. You can book your tickets in advance here.
Hotel pick-up and drop-off in certain areas in Bali (Kuta, Seminyak, Legian, Nusa Dua, Jimbaran, Ubud Center, Denpasar, Sanur) and on Nusa Lembongan are included in your return ticket. So all you have to do is be packed and ready to go in front of your hotel at the agreed-upon time.
🌟 Check price and availability here >> Fast boat from Bali to Nusa Lembongan
How to get around on Lembongan
Nusa Lembongan is almost a car-free island, except for the trucks carrying visitors to and from the fast boats. The main mode of transportation is scooters, or motorbikes as the locals call them. You can read more about how to get around the island here.
Dream Beach & Devil’s Tears
We left just after breakfast and found our way to Dream Beach without any problems. The beach itself is small but picture-perfect with turquoise water and powdery white sand lined by green jungle. It is definitely one of the best beaches on Lembongan. On high tide, the waves are often huge and the tide strong, so don’t just jump in if you’re not a strong swimmer.
If you’d rather splash around in calmer water you can pay a 50k Rp / $4 entrance fee to the Dream Beach Huts and enjoy not one but two infinity pools for the day. It’s the perfect spot on the ridge right above the sand to do some serious lounging and people-watching. Happy Hour is on from 4-6 pm with two-for-one cocktails.
You could probably stay at the Dream Beach Huts Restaurant all day as they offer both a restaurant and bar, but we opted to see as much as possible while in the area. After taking in the scenery and getting some photos on the Instafamous Dream Beach swing we continued to Devil’s Tears.
It’s named after the dramatic showcase of Mother Nature’s raw beauty as massive waves break onto a narrow limestone cliff, producing a swash of ocean spray with a thundering sound. The 30-meter wide cove is sometimes a playground for dolphins and if you’re lucky you’ll see some turtles as they come up for air. We weren’t lucky this time as it started to rain on our way out, so we turned around as the rocks get super slippery.
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Sandy Bay Beach Club
Sandy Bay was our third and final stop of the day. The beach club is another all-day hangout spot where you can enjoy breakfast, lunch, healthy juices, dinner, ice creams and delicious cocktails. The restaurant is designed with rustic beach elegance in mind and is set against the backdrop of the waves crashing onto Devil’s Tears.
Whilst the actual beach is quite rocky and not a swimming beach at all, you can enjoy some cooling dips in the pool and soak up some sun on the pool loungers for a small fee.
I usually think the scooter drive out to any place on the smaller Indonesian islands is just as fun as the actual destination. But if you’re not a two-wheel kind of person, then you should take advantage the free pick-up service they offer. They are open every day from 8 am till late and reservations are recommended for dinner.
If you want to stay in the area, then definitely check out the gorgeous Sunset Coin Lembongan Cottage & Spa.
I’d heard so many good things about this place before I actually got to experience it for myself. It’s worth a visit just because of the stunning venue and the diverse menu they offer, but the service wasn’t really on point. We waited a long time for our order and then they forgot about our drinks, even though there were only four other tables occupied. But then again this might have been a once-off, so you better go experience it for yourself.
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