The most beautiful islands to visit | Nusa Lembongan, south-east of Bali in Indonesia

Nusa Lembongan, the most famous archipelago of Pulau Penida is about 3 to 4 km long and boasts white sandy beaches and mangroves, as well as a beautiful coral reef which makes it an ideal place for snorkeling. The island is also famous for its waves that are much appreciated by surfers.

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Nusa Lembongan has 5,000 inhabitants (mostly tourists). You can get there by boat, departing from Sanur Beach (you right from the beach and tide permitting) or from the Bay of Benoa, near the city of Denpasar. Those who can afford take the helicopter instead.

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On the island there are many hotels, guest houses and private villas, making it easy to find the most suitable accommodation for our pockets. Various travel blogs recommended “Batu Karang Lembongan Resort and Day Spa”, certainly not the cheapest, but the one that offers all the comforts, swimming pool, restaurants and spa included.

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On the island there a couple of surf schools, a dozen dive centers across the reef to snorkel for free, many paths between the palm trees and mangroves to go on foot or by bicycle and also a center for learning yoga.

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And then Ketut Warung is there if you want to try the best Indonesian cuisine, The Beach Club at Sandy Bay is the best choice for a beer and bbq in the classic U.S. style, and the Mojito House Music Party, later to pull dancing, including a drink and another.

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Two of the most popular beaches are: dream beach with fine white sand and a beach bar, to console the strong currents that encourage entry into the water only for the more experienced, and Sunset Beach, where you can lie on the beach while watching the waves crashing at sunset on the cliffs of Devil’s Tears

By Elsi H

Photos: Bart Speelman, Hutten, Zach aylor, Shura, Wikimedia Commons.