Are you interested and planning to have a holiday to Nusa Lembongan Island? I am sure you answered yes! Because you are reading this page which is regarding the best way to get to Nusa Lembongan from the island of Bali. Therefore, please continue reading this page due to you will find beneficial information to have a holiday to Lembongan island such as:
- Point of interest.
- What to do in Nusa Lembongan.
- The best way to get to Nusa Lembongan from Bali.
- Ferry location in Bali.
- Ferry choices with the price.
Before I explain the best way to get to Nusa Lembongan from the island of Bali, you should know brief information about the island of Nusa Lembongan.
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Nusa Lembongan Island Bali
Furthermore, the island of Nusa Lembongan located in the southeastern part of Bali island and part of the administrative area of Klungkung regency. In addition to Nusa Lembongan island, in the southeast peninsula of Bali, there are also two other islands namely, Nusa Penida and Nusa Ceningan. Between the island of Bali with the three islands in the southeastern part of Bali is separated by the sea precisely the Badung Strait.
In the past, there were not many tourists who knew about the beauty of Nusa Lembongan as a tourist destination. However, now Nusa Lembongan island has become a favorite and famous tourist destination for foreign tourists and Indonesian tourists. Most tourists who have a vacation in Bali if they have extra time will visit Nusa Lembongan.
Nusa Lembongan Point Of Interest
Nusa Lembongan island natural scenery is the main attraction that makes many tourists interested in having a vacation to Lembongan. The natural landscape such as clean white sand beaches, blue color of the sea, the sunset panorama, as well as preserve underwater scenery. Also, there are numerous white sand beaches in Nusa Lembongan, and most of the beaches are less crowded with tourists who are a different situation as the Pandawa beach or Kuta beach in Bali.
Besides the beauty of the natural landscape, Nusa Lembongan island is free from road congestion. Undoubtedly you will not find road congestion such as in Kuta Bali. However, for those of you who like crowded places during vacation, will feel Nusa Lembongan attraction is not as exciting as the tourist attractions in southern Bali, such as Seminyak, Kuta, Legian, Jimbaran, Tanjung Benoa and Nusa Dua.
Therefore, the island of Nusa Lembongan is more suitable for those who want to see the natural scenery, want to stay away from the crowd during the holidays. Besides being able to see a rural view, there are many exciting holiday activities available in Nusa Lembongan Bali.
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Exciting Vacation Activities In Nusa Lembongan
If you never visit Lembongan island, you will have this question! What to do in Nusa Lembongan? Most of the foreign tourists who have a vacation to Nusa Lembongan will join activities such surfing, diving, and snorkeling. When you visit the beach area in Nusa Lembongan, you will see many tourists doing surfing and swimming activities. For Indonesian tourists prefer to swim and do snorkeling activities.
The sea water in Nusa Lembongan is clear, and from a distance, sea water blue color looks astonishing. Therefore, Nusa Lembongan is a fantastic place for snorkeling, and scuba diving. Snorkeling and scuba diving activities location are numerous in Nusa Lembongan, and most of it has preserved coral reefs and plenty varieties of sea life.
The question now, how to get to Nusa Lembongan from the island of Bali?
The Best Way To Get To Nusa Lembongan
Nusa Lembongan is an island, and there is no bridge connecting Bali island with Nusa Lembongan. Because the sea separates Nusa Lembongan from the island of Bali, then the preferable way to Nusa Lembongan from Bali is by boat. There are many choices of ships types used to go Nusa Lembongan from Bali island. There is a traditional boat or commonly called as a slow public boat, public speedboat, fast cruise or a cruise ship. Usually, tourists choose the type of vessels used to cross based on budget, convenience, and desired travel time.
Although some people use helicopters to get to Nusa Lembongan from Bali island, however, I will not discuss on this page. Because I have never tried or had an event to Nusa Lembongan by helicopter, wish I can use a helicopter. Unfortunately, money is the issue.
Speed Boat Location In Bali To Nusa Lembongan
There are several locations on the island of Bali to get a fast boat or speedboat to Nusa Lembongan. Such as Benoa harbor and Sanur beach. However, the most famous and desirable location by tourists is departing from Sanur beach Bali. If you leave from Sanur beach, using any fast boat or speedboat, then you will be arriving in the port of Jungut Batu Nusa Lembongan or Mushroom Bay.
Jungut Batu Nusa Lembongan is one of two principal tourism villages in Nusa Lembongan. Jungut Batu is the central area to get accommodation, restaurants and other tourist activities on the island of Nusa Lembongan.
Fast Boat & Speedboat Choices
Customers choose each type of marine vessel as the best way to get to Nusa Lembongan base on their budget. There are four sea transportation options to Nusa Lembongan from the island of Bali. The choices are:
1. Cruise Ship
Cruise ships are the most luxurious type of boat to cross to Nusa Lembongan. Also, there is a private yacht available at Benoa harbor. Please note, Benoa harbor is different from Tanjung Benoa location. Tanjung Benoa is one of the tourist areas in Bali which is better known as the best place for marine tourism activity, which commonly called Tanjung Benoa watersport.
The cruise ship also offers convenience, and the size of the vessel is enormous. Bounty Cruise and Bali Hai Cruise are two of the most famous companies providing cruise ships for traveling to Nusa Lembongan. Bounty Cruise and Bali Hai Cruise departed from Benoa harbor and anchored in the float adjacent to Nusa Lembongan. From the float, the cruise ship crew will escort you to the mainland of Nusa Lembongan.
The cruise ship service provider is not offering a boat transfer instead they provide tour packages to Nusa Lembongan in one day. One day tour packages to Nusa Lembongan include:
- Transfer from Bali to Nusa Lembongan & return transfer from Nusa Lembongan to Bali.
- The cruise ship company provide a raft (a small floating harbor).
- Inside the raft, there are fun activities available such as water games, waterslide, banana boat ride, snorkeling, and a glass bottom boat.
- One day tour packages to Nusa Lembongan include buffet lunch on Nusa Lembongan day trip.
- A short tour to the village area in Nusa Lembongan.
2. Fast Cruiser
The best way to get to Nusa Lembongan from Bali and the most popular method chosen by tourists is to ride a fast cruiser. The characteristics of the fast cruiser ship, on the back of the boat there are about six machines. Things that make fast cruiser popular among tourist because there is four departures time from Bali which is from 10:00, 12:00, 14:00 and 17:30.
There are two well-known fast cruiser companies in Bali for boat transfer to Nusa Lembongan. There are Scoot fast cruiser and Rocky fast cruiser. Both are quick cruiser providers, providing hotel shuttle service in specific areas such as Kuta, Legian, Seminyak and Nusa Dua. If you carry a suitcase, your luggage will be tagged and transported to the ship by a boat cruiser staff. Rocky fast cruiser ticket price is IDR 300.000 oneway, and return Rp 500.000.
3. Slow Public Boat/Traditional Boat
The best way to get to Nusa Lembongan from Bali for those who want low ticket price is using a slow public boat/traditional boat. Slow public boat/conventional boat highly favored by passengers who wish to have an inexpensive cost to go to Nusa Lembongan, including myself. Type of traditional boat is a fishing boat with a larger size than a usual fishing boat. Also, the fishing boat got a modification as its designation to transport passengers. Usually, type of conventional boat using two or three engines.
The ticket price of a slow public boat from Bali to Nusa Lembongan is around Rp 100,000 one way. However, by using the slow conventional boat, the travel time becomes longer approximately 90 minutes. The slow public boat location is on Sanur beach which is at the end of Jalan Hang Tuah, past Mak Beng Sanur food stall. However, boat departure locations may vary, adjusting to sea tide conditions at Sanur beach.
Also, slow conventional boat departure time from Sanur beach at 10:30 am, to the port of Jungut Batu Nusa Lembongan. If you depart from Nusa Lembongan, the slow public boat leaves at 08:00 am.
4. Public Speed Boat/Fast Boat
Public speedboats sometimes called as fast ships. However, a speedboat is from the beginning is made and design by ship factory to transport passengers. So it will be more convenient and quicker to ride a public motorboat rather than the traditional boat.
Travel time using a fast boat about 35 minutes oneway from Sanur to Lembongan. For the cost price crossing to Nusa Lembongan from Bali using a quick ship around IDR 175.000 oneway. Also, many companies provide a fast boat transfer from Sanur to Nusa Lembongan. Most of the fast boat locations to Nusa Lembongan are on the Sanur beach.
Public speedboat has many departure schedules in one day. However, there are two destination ports in Nusa Lembongan, if you use a speedboat. There are, Jungut Batu and Mushroom Bay. Here is the departure schedule for a public speedboat transfer from Sanur to Nusa Lembongan.
Sanur To Jungut Batu Nusa Lembongan
|Time||Departure Location||Arrival Location|
|08:00||Sanur Beach||Jungut Batu|
|09:00||Sanur Beach||Jungut Batu|
|12:30||Sanur Beach||Jungut Batu|
|16:00||Sanur Beach||Jungut Batu|
|08:00||Jungut Batu||Sanur Beach|
|10:30||Jungut Batu||Sanur Beach|
|15:00||Jungut Batu||Sanur Beach|
|17:00||Jungut Batu||Sanur Beach|
Sanur To Mushroom Bay Nusa Lembongan
|Time||Departure Location||Arrival Location|
|08:30||Sanur Beach||Mushroom Bay|
|09:00||Sanur Beach||Mushroom Bay|
|09:30||Sanur Beach||Mushroom Bay|
|10:30||Sanur Beach||Mushroom Bay|
|11:30||Sanur Beach||Mushroom Bay|
|13:00||Sanur Beach||Mushroom Bay|
|14:30||Sanur Beach||Mushroom Bay|
|15:30||Sanur Beach||Mushroom Bay|
|16:30||Sanur Beach||Mushroom Bay|
|17:30||Sanur Beach||Mushroom Bay|
|07:00||Mushroom Bay||Sanur Beach|
|07:30||Mushroom Bay||Sanur Beach|
|08:00||Mushroom Bay||Sanur Beach|
|09:00||Mushroom Bay||Sanur Beach|
|11:00||Mushroom Bay||Sanur Beach|
|13:00||Mushroom Bay||Sanur Beach|
|14:30||Mushroom Bay||Sanur Beach|
|15:30||Mushroom Bay||Sanur Beach|
|16:00||Mushroom Bay||Sanur Beach|
|16:30||Mushroom Bay||Sanur Beach|
Which Fast Boat Service You Gone Choose?
The question now, which type of sea transportation is the best way to get to Nusa Lembongan from Bali? Of course, only you can answer. Is it the Bali Cruise ship the best way to get to Nusa Lembongan from Bali? The answer depends on the criteria you want. However, for me the best way to Nusa Lembongan from the island of Bali using public speedboat.
Choose Cruise Ship If!
You have the following criteria, then using a cruise ship is the best way to Nusa Lembongan from Bali.
- Cruise ship ticket price is not an issue.
- Want to experience on board on a luxurious cruise ship.
- Want comfort while crossing to Nusa Lembongan.
- Have only one day holiday time to Nusa Lembongan.
- Have no plans to stay at Nusa Lembongan and only interested in Nusa Lembongan day trip.
- Want to have lunch and join marine tourism activities such as banana boat ride and snorkeling activity at Nusa Lembongan.
- Want to know at a glance about the life of local people of Nusa Lembongan.
Choose Fast Cruise!
If you have the following criteria, boarding a fast cruise from Sanur beach is the best way to Nusa Lembongan from the island of Bali.
- Want comfort while boarding the ship.
- Want a fast ride about 30 minutes to Nusa Lembongan.
- Some fast cruise service providers, provide hotel pickup services, but only in specific areas. Therefore if you have this question on how to get to Nusa Lembongan from Seminyak or Kuta, fast cruise with hotel pick up is your best choice.
- Ferry ticket costs using fast cruise depart from Sanur beach one way IDR 300.000 / one adult, and IDR 190.000 / child (3-11 years old).
- Fast cruise ticket price in Sanur round trip, IDR 500.000 / one adult, and IDR 300.000 / child (3-11 years old).
- The cost of the boat to Nusa Lembongan IDR 300.000 one way is not an obstacle.
- Want ease in finding sea transportation with four different departure times.
- Want to spend a few night in Nusa Lembongan with children and family.
Choose Public Speed Boat / Fast Boat If!
- Want a lower price fast boat to Lembongan compares to a quick cruise price.
- You have not required a shuttle service, and you want to come directly to Sanur beach by your self.
- Fast travel time about 35 minutes from Sanur to Lembongan.
- Easy to find boats, as they are available on the Sanur beach every day and every hour.
- There are plenty choices of fast boat to Lembongan departure time.
- There are two locations of arrival in Nusa Lembongan which is Jungut Batu and Mushroom Bay.
Choose Public Boat To Nusa Lembongan If!
- Want cheap ferry tickets from Sanur to Lembongan.
- Not too concerned about the comfort of the ferry to Nusa Lembongan.
- Staff service is not your primary concern, and you just want a ferry to Nusa Lembongan.
Finally, that is all for now regarding the best way to get to Nusa Lembongan from Bali. So, if you have any advise or comment, I would love to know it. Therefore please leave it in the comment form below!
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