Nusa Lembongan is an island that sits on the southeast coast of the main island of Bali. Thanks to its distance from the mainland, Nusa Lembongan’s natural landscapes remain practically untouched. It’s the perfect beach getaway for those who want to be far from the crowds in South Bali.
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Nusa Lembongan offers white sand beaches, spectacular dive and surf sites and snorkeling. Wondering about the best places to stay on Nusa Lembongan? These are our recommendations:
#1 Lembongan Island Beach Villas
A favorite among Bali holiday-makers, Lembongan Island Beach Villas is sprawling resort boasting 11 well-appointed 2 to 3 bedroom private villas surrounded by landscaped gardens. Lembongan Island Beach Villas also features an infinity pool and a poolside bar.
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Lembongan Island Beach Villas offers all the comforts you can expect from a first class resort including 24-hour wireless internet, a snack bar and BBQ bar and boat transfers, not to mention the panoramic views of the Badung Strait to Mt Agung!
#2 Lembongan Beach Club and Resort
Located on Jungut Batu Beach, Lembongan Beach Club and Resort is one of the largest resorts on the island. The resort is comprised of 37 two to three bedroom private villas. Each villa comes with a private pool, fully equipped kitchen, air condition and spacious living space. As for the furnishing, it’s inspired by traditional Balinese architecture so expect decor made from natural materials.
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Lembongan Beach Club and Resort also has a bar with an onsite spa and restaurant. Every activity you could possibly desire is all here in one place! Even better, the resort is just a few steps away from the departure spot for island tours, snorkeling and diving.
#3 Coconuts Beach Resort
Coconuts Beach Resort offers a tranquil sanctuary for travelers who want to get away from the noisy tourists areas. The resort boasts 18 spacious, fully air-conditioned bungalows with large bedrooms and living spaces. For those who love to spend their vacation lazing around the pool, you’ll be glad to know that Coconuts Beach Resort has two large swimming pools with shallow areas for children. A longing area is provided for those who want to work on their tan while sipping cocktails or mocktails.
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Coconuts Beach Resort is also just a few steps from the beach so there are loads of outdoor activities to check out, including snorkeling, kayaking, diving, surfing and so much more. Fishing tours and mangrove visits are also available upon request!
#4 Padma Kumala Resort
Padma Kumala Resort is a boutique resort located on the beautiful Jungut Batu Beach. This fabulous resort sits on a coral hillside that overlooks the ocean, making it the perfect place for travelers who want to experience Bali at its rawest without compromising comfort.
Padma Kumala Resort has 12 deluxe units, each one furnished in traditional Balinese style. All rooms come with 1 king-sized or 2 twin beds, bath amenities, hot and cold standing shower, plasma TV and wireless internet. There are plenty of things to do at the resort, including eating fabulous food, relaxing by the pool and sipping drinks at the pool bar. If you’re looking for action, the hotel staff can arrange fishing, snorkeling, diving or surfing trips for you.
#5 Batu Karang Nusa Lembongan Resort
Batu Karang Nusa Lembongan Resort is swanky resort located near Nusa Lembongan’s premier surfing and snorkeling spots. This island sanctuary offering a panoramic view of the ocean and the distant silhouette of Mt. Agung.
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The resort is comprised of spacious villas and rooms decorated with a mix of contemporary and traditional Balinese furnishing. The villas feature ocean view balconies, outdoor bathrooms and kitchenettes.
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Apart from easy access to the beach, the resort has 3 large pools surrounded by tropical gardens, an onsite spa and a gym. There is also a café and an open-air restaurant within the resort.
#6 Bay Shore Huts
Bay Shore Huts is one of the most family-friendly resorts on Nusa Lembongan. With 2 swimming pools and a kiddy pool, an on site-restaurant and babysitting services, families can relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of this amazing paradise island.
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The huts are much more luxurious than they sound, with dark wood furnishings, open-air bathrooms and lush surroundings. One of the most spectacular elements of this resort is the infinity pool, which practically blends into the ocean it’s so close to shoreline.
Nusa Lembongan is Great for Families!
Over the past few years Nusa Lembongan has become much more family friendly. With fast boats, more spacious and complete family rooms, easier transport and babysitting facilities, there is no reason not to visit this paradise island!
For ideas about what to do on Nusa Lembongan, see our post Nusa Lembongan: Awesome Things to do With Kids!