About the Things to Do
Take time to go and explore – hiking is popular as well as mountain biking and for the less active, a local scooter is a great way to get around.
The villa manager will provide you with all the information about nearby places of interest and will help arrange transport and make any bookings required.
For those who wish to sit back and relax, the island offers several white sand beaches with some of the clearest vivid aqua blue waters.
If you are a bit more active then why not try one of the many and varied activities on offer within reach of the villa:
Surfing is popular on Lembongan and the island is well known for its world class surf breaks. The three main ones are in the main bay of Jungut Batu – these are Playgrounds, Lacerations and Shipwrecks.
The Ceningan surf break is accessible over the bridge (by bike) or else by boat.
Occasionally surfers have been known to catch the waves in our little bay but it is not a recommended surf break.
If you want to learn to surf, try Monkey Surfing School in Jungut Batu (tel. 0821 4409 2545). Lessons are available in English, French or Indonesian.
Nusa Lembongan is home to many dive companies as the crystal clear waters in the area are very well known for their marine life. Manta rays can be seen year round, whereas the huge mola mola (sun fish) are seasonal from July to October.
Very popular with visitors, the main snorkelling areas are Mushroom Bay or next to the Mangroves. Another option is to take a small boat to Crystal Bay on neighboring Nusa Penida.
Head on down to Mushroom Bay for a range of water sports. Aside from snorkelling, they offer banana boat rides, paragliding, wake boarding, sea kayaking and stand-up paddle. You can also organise to go on a boat trip around all or part of the island.
Dream Beach – A short stroll via Sandy Bay and Devil’s Tear will take you to Dream Beach. This is a lovely beach but try keep to the left hand side as there can be quite a strong rip on the other side.
Mushroom Bay – Calm shallow waters, which are very safe and great for little ones. It can get busy in high season though particularly with lots of boats coming and going.
The Mangroves – shallow safe waters at high tide. Take a boat trip through the mangroves and marvel at the sea life below.
GALA GALA UNDERGROUND HOUSE
Pay a visit to the underground in Lembongan village. Owned by Made Byasa, he started construction of this unique place in 1961 with just a hammer and chisel. He completed it 15 years later.
At high tide, go on a gondola-style tour of the mangroves. There are over 200 hectares of mangroves on Nusa Lembongan and it’s worth a trip exploring this area in the north-east of the island.
SEAWEED FARM TOUR
This is conducted in the village of Jungut Batu. Seaweed farming is a big part of the island’s life and most of the seaweed is destined for the Asian cosmetics industry due to its very high quality.
Classes are held at The Yoga Shack in Jungut Batu from 8am to 4pm Monday to Saturday. All levels of experience are welcome.
Alternatively enjoy the serene views from the Balé at Casa del Mar as you stretch and contort your way to inner peace.
The absence of heavy traffic on the island offers guests the perfect opportunity to explore by foot the many wonders it has to offer. Trek across the cliffs to Mushroom bay and Celagi Beach. For the more energetic, head over to Nusa Cenigan and follow one of the many tracks up the hillside.
There is nothing wrong with being pampered once in a while.. Treat yourself with a nice and relaxing Indonesian massage either in Villa facing the ocean or at the many nearby spas. Beach Club Spa, Glo. Dream Beach Kabu Spa, DBK Spa.
* Ask the staff to place the massage table under the Gazebo facing the ocean and enjoy an hour (or more) of pure relaxation while listening to the sound of the ocean.