Nusa Lembongan is a small island on the southeast of Bali, where you can find a little more off the beaten track compared with the crowded Bali. With exclusive accommodations, a wide range of restaurants, and crystal clear water, this village offers many options to do in Nusa Lembongan with kids.
If you are interested, this island can be reached within 40 minutes by speed boat from Sanur Beach, Bali. Most speedboats would usually land on Mushroom Bay or Jungut Batu, and run twice a day go back and forth, unless during the months of December-January when the heavy rain and strong waves could occur. To get around, it is best to rent the motorbikes or the golf buggy for a more decent option.
Nusa Lembongan is one of the best of Bali sites for diving and snorkeling due to the fantastic corals and crystal clear warm water surrounding the island. There are many dive operators in Lembongan that can arrange a snorkeling day trip for your family. You can ask the recommendations from a local guide about the suitable site to do snorkeling.
The highlights around Lembongan island are the manta rays, vibrant coral reefs, and the school of colorful reef fish. Besides snorkeling, the crystal clear water is also inviting to do some water sports, ranging from banana boats, wake-boarding, or even surfing. It is definitely of exciting things to do in Nusa Lembongan with kids.
Mangrove Tour Nusa Lembongan
his island's northeast corner is covered with a mangrove forest, which can be discovered by a traditional boat, though it can also be explored by kayak or stand up paddleboard. Reminding you of the Amazon rainforest, this mangrove forest is essential to protect the ecosystem; therefore, no motorized boat is allowed in this area. This area remains green apart from the season – whether hot or rainy –, making it so serene and calm to explore among the lush and shade of the green forest all year long.
Having fun on the beach is definitely another thing to do in Nusa Lembongan with kids. This island has long stretch of white sandy beach, which is perfect for chilling on and building the sandcastles while parents kick back with a sunset cocktail. You can walk along and discover some beaches like Mushroom Beach, Dream Beach, Sandy Bay or Sunset Beach, Jungutbatu Beach, Mahagiri Beach, Paradise Beach, and Tamarind Beach. If you are too lazy to go out, it is also nice to chill in the resort pool or read a book while sunbathing. During the evening, enjoy some seafood and authentic Indonesian food in some of the restaurants by the beach.
Exploring Lembongan Island
Besides the beach, ocean, and mangrove, Nusa Lembongan also has the seaweed farms where local farmers work, the Panorama Point overlooking the ocean from the top of the island, or the thrilling Devil's Tear. If you are keen on experiencing local life, you can also visit and shop in the local market in Lembongan Village.
Visiting Nusa Ceningan
Nusa Ceningan Bali, the smaller sister island of Nusa Lembongan Bali, can be reached by crossing the "Yellow Bridge", with a length of 140 meters (459 ft.) and width of 1.8 meters (5.9 ft.). This island can only be explored by motorbike through off the beaten track, so it could be a real adventure. In Nusa Ceningan, you can visit Blue Lagoon, Secret Beach, Mahana Point, Ceningan Cliff, the seaside swing in Song Tepo Beach, Secret Point Beach, Abyss Zipline in Ceningan Island Resort. If not, just crossing the yellow bridge overlooking the seaweed farm can be exciting enough to do in Nusa Lembongan with kids.