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From Bali: Swim with Manta Rays in Nusa Penida

1. From Bali: Swim with Manta Rays in Nusa Penida

Head for the island of Nusa Penida and embark on a snorkeling adventure. Take advantage of 3 different stops to swim with Manta Rays, enjoy lunch on the beach, then spend the afternoon exploring the mangrove forest. Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in selected areas of Bali, and then journey to Nusa Penida, located 20 kilometers off the southeast coast. The largest of Bali's 3 sister islands (Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Penida, and Nusa Ceningan), Nusa Penida is much less developed and remains home to abundant and pristine nature. Marvel at the dramatic landscape and steep cliffs along the coast as you make your way to some of the island's best snorkel sites. Upon arrival at the protected bay of Manta Bay, discover an ocean rich with plankton that attracts beautiful reef manta rays that can sometimes measure up to an impressive 4 or 5 meters in wing span. Go to 3 of the best snorkel sites on the island, including popular spots (depending on conditions) such as Crystal Bay, Toyapakeh, and Gamat Bay. As the strong swells of the Indian Ocean can impact conditions, the situation will be carefully monitored to take you to where it is safe to swim with the rays less than 1.5 meters from the surface of the sea. If conditions are not suitable, your snorkeling itinerary will be adjusted accordingly, as your safety is always the number one priority. Following your magical snorkeling adventure, break for a delicious beachside lunch at Paradise Beach on Nusa Lembongan. The lunch is served as an Indonesian food buffet. Then, get the chance to explore the mangrove forest in the afternoon by kayak, stand-up paddle board, or private gondola.  

From Bali: Snorkeling Day Trip to Nusa Lembongan

2. From Bali: Snorkeling Day Trip to Nusa Lembongan

Snorkel through the colorful underwater worlds of the islands of Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida on this guided tour from selected locations in Bali. Use high-quality gear to search for marine life and kayak through mangroves. Enjoy a delicious beachside lunch buffet.  Following pickup from your accommodation in Bali, journey across the water to the islands of Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida to experience some of the most diverse coral reefs on the planet. Meet a snorkeling guide who will help you with all the necessary equipment. Flotation devices can be provided for people not comfortable in the water so that everyone can discover the pristine corals and enjoy the warm waters that are home to schools of brightly colored fish. Look for resident emperor angelfish, parrotfish, moray eels, turtles, and - in certain areas - manta rays. The specially designated snorkeling areas make for a safe and enjoyable activity for all ages. Visit Crystal Bay, Manta Bay, and Gamat Bay, famous for its sprawling coral garden and light currents. The exact snorkel spots visited will depend on the conditions. Feast on a delicious beachside lunch and take a mangrove tour by kayak to experience the scenery from a different perspective.

From Bali: 2-Day Nusa Penida & Lembongan Complete Tour

3. From Bali: 2-Day Nusa Penida & Lembongan Complete Tour

Begin your adventure with a fast boat transfer to Nusa Lembongan, approximately 40 minutes by boat ride. Start your first day by snorkeling in 3 different spots in Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida. After the inclusive lunch, enjoy the mangrove tour followed by the island tour. Visit the iconic Panorama Point, Devil's Tear and Dream beach. Check-in at a beach front accommodation where you can relax on white sand beach with its crystal water right in front of the resort. You will also be provided with scooter to go around the island at your own pace in your free time in the evening. On the second day, have breakfast at the hotel and be picked up at 8:30 AM to embark an inter-island transfer to Nusa Penida. Visit the famous Kelingking Beach for the chance to take photos of the most beautiful spot on the island. Marvel at the cliffs overlooking the Indian Ocean and then continue to Pasih Uug (Broken Beach) and the natural pool of Angel's Billabong. Explore these beautiful spots and enjoy the lunch box provided for you. After your island tour in Nusa Penida, hop in a fast boat at 5:00 PM heading back to Bali. Your driver will be waiting for you at the harbour and transfer you back to your hotel in Bali.  

Bali: Nusa Lembongan Island Speedboat Transfer

4. Bali: Nusa Lembongan Island Speedboat Transfer

Spend less time traveling and more time exploring with this fast and convenient boat transfer between Bali and Nusa Lembongan. Located 18 miles southeast across the Badung Strait, Bali's sister island is known as a romantic getaway with all the modern amenities. Discover its unspoiled nature and tranquil ambiance with ease. Depart from Sanur Beach on one of 3 daily return departures. Then, upon arrival, take ample time to explore the island at your own pace. Dive or snorkel through the colorful reefs, experience the year-round surfing waves, or laze on a deserted white sand beach in a secluded cove. Escape the crowds and experience rural life on foot or bike. All vessels for crossing are equipped with navigational and safety equipment to international safety standards for your peace of mind. Sit back, relax and enjoy the journey to Nusa Lembongan and back.

From Bali: Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan Island Tour

5. From Bali: Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan Island Tour

The day begins with pickup from your accommodation and transfers to the boat for the 45-minutes journey to Nusa Penida. Arrive at the island and visit the famous Kelingking Beach. Take photos of the most beautiful spot on the island and marvel at the cliffs overlooking the Indian Ocean. Continue to Pasih Uug (Broken Beach) and the natural pool of Angel's Billabong. Island hop to Nusa Lembongan and travel across the Yellow Bridge. Head towards Dream Beach which boasts a sprawling white sandy shoreline. Visit Devil’s Tear at high tide en enjoy this impressive natural landscape. Then visit Panorama Point overlooking Jungutbatu Village and take in incredible views of Mount Agung. Head back to Bali from Nusa Lembongan with boat transfer 30-minutes and drop-off at your hotel.

From Bali: Nusa Lembongan & Nusa Ceningan Island Tour

6. From Bali: Nusa Lembongan & Nusa Ceningan Island Tour

Discover the beautiful islands in the east of Bali which is Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan. Departure to Nusa Lembongan from Sanur (Bali) with fast boat for the 40-minute journey, arrive on the island and head to Panorama Point overlooking Jungutbatu Village and enjoy the view of Mount Agung. Travel across the Yellow Bridge, which offers only access to Nusa Ceningan from the island. Explore the hidden gems of Nusa Ceningan’s stunning Blue Lagoon before heading back to Nusa Lembongan. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, dine on a delicious lunch of Indonesian food with a sea view at Sanghyang Bay Restaurant. Visit Devil’s Tear at high tide and marvel at this impressive natural landscape then head to Dream Beach, which boasts a sprawling white sandy shoreline. Finish your trip with a refreshing dip in the swimming pool at Dream Beach Hut with minimum own spending on beverages, then sit back and relax on the return to your Bali hotel.

From Bali: Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida Tour with Transfer

7. From Bali: Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida Tour with Transfer

Discover the tropical scenery of Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida islands on a guided tour from Bali. Enjoy a car and boat transfer from your hotel to the islands, go snorkeling with fascinating manta rays, and explore the area's natural landmarks. After being picked up from your accommodation in Balli, hop on a boat for a 40-minute trip to Nusa Lembongan. Once on the island, take a smaller boat to the famous Manta Bay on Nusa Penida. Go swimming or snorkeling among magnificent manta rays in their natural habitat. On the way back to Nusa Lembongan, stop at a famous snorkeling spot between both islands. Gaze at beautiful coral reefs with colorful fish. Take a break for lunch and enjoy your meal as you admire incredible sea views. Finally, explore the highlights of Nusa Lembongan. Gaze at Jungutbatu village and the striking Mount Agung from a panoramic viewpoint. Visit the famous Devil’s Tears at high tide and marvel at the waves crashing onto the cove. Head over to Dream Beach, boasting a sprawling white-sand shoreline. Relax as you make your way back to Bali.

From Bali: 4-Day Surf and Yoga Retreat in Nusa Lembongan

8. From Bali: 4-Day Surf and Yoga Retreat in Nusa Lembongan

After a 30-minute speedboat ride, arrive on the authentic tropical island of Nusa Lembongan and head to the retreat center. Your schedule will be provided during your check-in along with a welcome drink and a short rest. Start your first activity (surf or yoga) on the first day. The activities are held by teams of professional instructors and they will provide courses that match your experiences (beginner, intermediate, advanced) to ensure you have fun yet stay safe on the island. Surf lessons have a duration of up to 2.5 hours and are held in groups of 3 students per 1 instructor for the best learning conditions. The snorkeling is a longer trip of 4 hours and you will go by boat and with a group of travelers to explore the underwater wonders around Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida islands including Manta Bay, Crystal Bay, and Mangrove. You will have great chances to encounter and swim with the majestic Manta Rays during this snorkeling trip. The onsite restaurant focuses on healthy food for active people and provides a lot of choices, serving fresh juices and yummy smoothies. There is a whole dynamic in the retreat center and you will get the chance to attend explanation talks about yoga, surfing, and free-diving during your stay. You will also have 1 Balinese buffet dinner to share a memorable moment with the organizers, instructors and other travelers.

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What people are saying about Nusa Lembongan

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 1,618 reviews

I went on this tour on my own from Ubud and it was a great experience! Everything was well organized and timed, we did a lot of activities so that the day was full, but absolutely relaxing and exciting at the same time. The guides were always nice, helpful and made sure we knew what to do in the water. We managed to see the mantas although the sea was pretty rough in that spot, and then snorkeled through corals and amazing sea life in other two spots. The guys always called us towards things to see, and took a lot of pics and videos of us which can be purchased at the end. Of course, if you can spend more time on the island it would be better because you could avoid being in a crowd, but otherwise this tour is a great option! Just a small note on that the ferry from/to Bali can be a bit rough, if you usually get sea sick get tablets or sit in the middle :)

The trip is well organized. We saw manta rays and a rare fish, popular called “sun” fish. The staff was really helpfull with that. Be aware that the local population in Nusa Lembongan is really poor, but the mangroove forest and the nearby coral reefs are impressive. I totally recommend this trip!

It was a greatfull experience, the instructors was very professional and they anounced us every next step. The trip had 3 stops for snorkel and another one for lunch, the last one was a beautiful kayaking into the mangroove forest. Recomand this trip with this instructors.

This is a full day trip and all inclusive. We loved swimming with the manta rays and snorkelling in the different locations. Loved that lunch and towels were included. All you need to bring is sunscreen!

The activity is well planned and the guides are friendly. Activities are also very exciting and fun.