Bali, Indonesia 2018
The very first thing you’ll see are the gleaming turqoise waters around the island. Clear, shallow and vividly blue. Calm. Nusa Lembogan is a small island in the southwest off the coast of Bali and like its surrounding waters, it’s calm.
Our favourite corner of the island was at Dream Beach, at the very back. With my head turned right, looking at the cliffs and changing colors of the skies to the warm soft hues with evening approaching. Our days there were simple. Sleeping long. Waking up in the sheer tent of light white fabric, a protection womb. Get up. Have a swim in a pool, pack those 4 things you need for a day on the beach and go, ride. Get a breakfast along the way (or in our case early lunch) and finally - choose the beach. Close or far, but bare in mind – nothing is really far here. Ease, slow down and inhale the calmness and unhindered ocean views.
Personal note: One of the things I was really looking forward was the seaweed farming. Unfortunately its a long gone, sadly, due to tourism.
LIST OF THINGS TO SEE/DO
Dream Beach – our favourite beach on the island. Close to our bungalows, not so crowded and fun to be in the water, fighting the waves. Close to the sunset spot as well (where we never went, but supposed to be nice).
Devil’s tear – a short motorbike ride from Dream Beach, lovely theater of splashing water, constant spray of little salty drops.
Day trip to Nusa Cenigan - cross the yellow bridge, see Blue Lagoon, avoid Mahana Point Cliff Jump (rude service and for a jump you have to pay), go to a Secret Beach and have a lunch on the way in a lovely spot called Dungki Bendega Resto. (Note: there is a small fee to enter Secret Beach, so if you want to just have a look maybe pass)
RENT A MOTORBIKE and EXPLORE.
Another things to do: Mangrove forest, day trip to Nusa Penida and sunsets.
Putu’s warung - simple warung, with a very kind owner and cook. Nice reasonably priced food and great view. We came here twice and sometimes I still think about their garlic chicken or fried chicken nuggets (the crispiest pieces, not greasy at all and actually the best I had). Maybe our favourite place to eat on Nusa Lembogan. Address: Lembongan island, Jungutbatu, Nusapenida, Kabupaten Klungkung, Bali 80771, Indonesia, Open: Mon-Sun: 8:00-22:00
Papa Tarros – a nice dinner place, on your way from Dream Beach, Try to come a bit earlier (before 8 p.m.) to be able to have „try it all“ dish. When we arrived (well it was after 21 p.m.) it was already finished, but the ribs we ordered were juicy, falling apart and very tasty. Address: Jl Dream Beach, Jungutbatu, Nusapenida, Klungkung Regency, Bali 80771, Indonesia, Open: Mon-Sun: 8:00-22:00
Black Wood Coffee Shop – a nice breakfast spot near our bungalows. Suprisingly good club sandwich, even when eaten all soggy on the beach later. Address: Jl.sunset | 80 Meter From Mushroom Bay Lembongan, 80771, Indonesia; Open: Mon-Sun: 8:00-22:00
From my personal experience avoid Oishii Bar and Grill Lembogan – despite very good Tripadvisor reviews, the sushi wasn’t what I expected and not really worth the price. Also the servise wasn’t the fastest and kindest, probably because the place is quite big which doesnt help. But maybe we were just unlucky.
And finally, we stayed in Cassava Bungalows – simple, wooden bungalows, with big, partly-open bathroom and crispy white comfortable bed. Little fridge as well as air-conditioning and shared pool perfect for morning swimm. And very cheap (aroun 10 EUR per night per two persons).
Text and photos by me