Bali is the most popular tourist destination in Indonesia. A huge percentage of international travelers visit Bali each year, particularly during the dry season, when it is the best time to experience Bali’s beautiful beaches. As a result, Bali is always teeming with tourists, making it difficult to book a hotel and transportation.
If you want to avoid the crowd, especially during peak season, then why not try Indonesia’s Nusa Islands?
Indonesia is a vast expense of 17,000 islands. Bali is only a little fraction of the country, and there’s more you can explore throughout the archipelago. And one great example of it is the Nusa Islands.
A Short Intro about Nusa Islands
It is a group of islands with a tropical climate. Nusa Islands is not too far from Bali, unlike the Gilis, wherein it takes an hour of boat ride from the mainland. The Nusa Islands is only 40 minutes away from Bali by fast boat. This island group is considered as a part of Bali. But it is less crowded, more serene, and has a unique appeal.
The Nusa Islands consist of Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan, and Nusa Ceningan.
Each of the islands in Nusa has a unique appeal. Below are the different activities you can do on every island.
The Nusa Lembongan is the most visited island among the three. The island is well-known for its amazing waves that are good for surfing. And if you have an adventurous heart, Nusa Lembongan has great cliffs wherein you can jump.
If you’re not fond of adrenaline-pumping activities, Lembongan also has a great beach with crystal clear water. Spend your time swimming on the beach or work your tan.
It is the biggest island among the three. The Nusa Penida is famous for its magnificent natural attractions such as the Pura Goa Giri Putri Cave, Atuh Beach, Peguyangan Waterfall, Kelingking ‘T-Rex’, and the scenic Manta Bay.
The Nusa Ceningan is located next to Nusa Lembongan. The island has gorgeous beaches wherein you can do various water activities. Also, Ceningan has many attractions for adventurous tourists. One of their newest attractions is the Abyss Zipline, wherein you can get an excellent view of the island’s waters and amazing cliffs.
How to Get There?
The easiest and fastest way to get to Nusa Islands from Bali mainland is by fast boat. You can book a fast boat from the harbor directly to Nusa Lembongan. However, many tourists are now choosing to pre-book their travels because booking online is surprisingly easy and more convenient.
The ride to Lembongan is approximately 40 minutes. The travel time depends on the weather and water condition. If you want to get to Ceningan, all you have to do is cross the yellow bridge that connects the Lembongan and Ceningan.
If you want to explore the Nusa Penida, you can catch a fast boat from the yellow bridge going to the island. The duration of the ride is only 10 minutes.
Do you want to experience more of Indonesia?
Aside from Nusa Islands, try to visit the Gilis. You can find out more on how to get to the Gili Islands chain through Duck Ferries.