6 must-see beaches in Nusa Islands off of Bali
Updated: Sep 17, 2020
Because Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan are so small, it is fairly easy to hit all of these points in 1-2 days :)
1. Devil's Tear
What a cool spot! This rocky shore is shaped in such a way that when the waves crash on the rock it blows the water back out! I'm not to sure on how this actually happens, but it is incredible to see.
It can get a little bit crowded, but not crowded enough to not get a good picture. I would suggest going early or mid day because it gets busy at sunset.
There are no railings, so be careful as to how close you get to the edge. The texture of the rocks make it easy to hold onto, but still be careful!
2. Crystal Bay
Crystal bay is was my favorite snorkeling spot! The life here was so beautiful! There were many corals of many colors, rainbow parrotfish, pipefish, so many small schools I don't know the name of, and more!
I wish I had a go pro to show you what I saw. I guess you'll just have to go see it yourself.
There was very light coral bleaching. I found it interesting that the closer to shore, the less bleaching there was. It was not a very populated beach; this area is primarity used for snorkeling and diving.
They do have dive trips to this location as well, but because it is fairly shallow I don't think it is worth it to use a tank of air. Snorkeling allows you to see the beauty just fine. :)
Click here to learn about the trip I booked!
3. Dream Beach
WOW! What a site! This swing is the first thing you see when you get to the beach, and it is the perfect photo-op. After getting the perfect picture, you walk down some picturesque stairs to the beach.
I would suggest putting your belonging closer to the wall because it'll be safe for when high tide comes around.
The water is a little chilly at first, but very easy to get used to because the tall waves give you no choice ;)
It is also funny to watch everyone do mini photo shoots as they run to and away from the waves like a seabird.
There is a hotel surrounding this beach that does have a restaurant, bar, pool, and chairs that you can spend money at. I suggest bringing your own snacks, because the hotel is expensive.
4. Mangrove Point
Again, another beautiful snorkeling spot!
Mangrove point is primarily covered in corals! There were a lot of staghorn and elkhorn corals, along with many others.
This water is extremely shallow. When snorkeling, the corals may be just a foot under your belly, so you must be careful to not kick or step on any corals (remember these are living animals, not plants). It is best to begin snorkeling from a boat that pulls around. You can schedule a snorkel trip almost anywhere on the island. Click here to read about the trip I booked.
5. Blue Lagoon
Blue Lagoon is a beautiful cliff and beach. Be careful not to slip or fall on the cliff; it's a long, hard way down.
This beach is a bit secluded.
On the beach side there are a few restaurants. For the brave: one of them has a ledge that you can jump off into the ocean. It's probably about a 20 ft drop.
The waves are big here, so if you are into surfing you can do that too!
6. Sunset Beach
This beach is the most secluded that I visited.
To get here you must walk through a small hotel's restaurant. They will happily send you in the right direction.
If you are hungry you can eat, and sit in their infinity pool over looking the ocean, or just go sit on the beach.
If you head toward the big rocks on the left, Devil's Tear will be at the top. Just keep pushing through the bushes and you will find it. It's about a 5 minute walk/hike.