Lembongan Island, Bali

Nusa Lembongan is a small island off the southeast coast of the main island of Bali. Quickly becoming one of Bali’s most popular attractions, this island paradise is a world away from the hassle and hectic pace of South Bali. Neither hawkers nor traffic mar the magnificent scenery; this is a fine place to just put your feet up and relax. Main activities include surfing, diving and snorkeling The water is some of the clearest you will find anywhere, and a vivid aqua blue in color.

We spent the day at Lembongan Island after taking the ‘fast boat’ from Seminyak-Kuta. Luckily they handed out anti-motion sickness pills (or maybe they were tums, either way they worked!) We arrived in about 40 min or so and docked on the beach for a land tour, lunch and snorkel adventure.

We met each time at the Lembongan Beach Club & Resort where they had fresh cut coconuts and freshly cooked buffet for lunch and for high tea they had coffee, tea with battered and fried assortment of pineapple, banana & apples. They weren’t crispy but still had a great oily and sweet taste.

 

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We were carted around in the back of a truck which was a very efficient way of transportation to see the island. We stopped to see the Seaweed Farm that is a major income producer and exporter for the island, there are only two like it,. Seaweed farming is separated with ropes that are tied up for it to grow. Every household can make one to two million rupiah ($200 USD) a month from the red and green algae – just enough income to survive on these islands.

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As we were driving around, our camera man lost grip of his camera bag and it went tumbling down the hill. Whoops!

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We also stopped at a Beach Lookout.

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Below on the bottom right is a place called the Devil’s Tears. With the right size wave it’s a pretty amazing sight.

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The rest of the group went snorkeling and sea walking, (where they have a metal helmet on underwater to walk along the bottom of the sea. I was intrigued but I decided to take a nap and read this really strange book from the hotel library (one of 3 books in English). The group came back and said ‘You didn’t miss much, the sea walking was weird, good. But weird”.

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Took a few laps in the infinity pool overlooking the ocean with my tea and sweets. Loved every second of it.

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