Nusa Lembongan – Day trippin’ off Bali

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By Jimmy McIntyre – Editor HDR One Magazine (Nusa lembongan cliff) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Nusa Lembongan is a small island that’s located just off the south east coast of Bali. The island is small enough for visitors to walk around the entire island in just under 4 hours – at a considerable normal walking pace! Although it may be hard to step away from luxury, wellness and spa treatments that are offered in many hotels in Bali such as COMO Shambhala Estate, Bali or any other hotel in mainland Bali, make it a point to visit Nusa Lembongan as a day trip!

On Nusa Lembongan, there’s a famous little beach strip known as Mushroom Beach that’s become quite popular amongst visitors to the island as it provides for soft white sands and transparent turquoise waters that are ideal for swimming, snorkelling and diving! The island itself was said to be named after a mushroom, given the shape of the coral reef offshore. The coral reefs are colourful and so lively, that there is an abundant array of marine life living here. Another popular beach on the island is known as Dream Beach, which is a secluded private beach that’s complete with powdery white sandy beaches located on the south of the Nusa Lembongan. However swimmers are advised to be careful when entering the water as there is generally a very strong rip current.

Nusa Lembongan is also quite famous for surfing, as there are quite a number of great surfing breaks. The island was actually first known as a surfing destination by many surfers, each reef break being within a short boat ride away from each other, which include Playgrounds, Lacerations, Razors and the famous Shipwrecks. The Playgrounds reef break is said to be a short paddle away from the beach and is popular with beginner surfers – so it’s the ideal spot to head to!

Caleb Falcon is a travel writer who specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers. Google+