Five Amazing Things to do in… Nusa Lembongan!
As the island is a traveller’s paradise it was difficult to narrow down just five, but we finally managed select our fave ways to get the maximum fun out of your spare time on our Nusa Lembongan Yoga Teacher Training courses…
Swimming with the majestic mantas is truly a bucket list experience! One you don’t need expensive dive equipment to experience – Mantas swim close to the surface so a snorkel and mask is all you need to witness these amazing animals gliding through the sea. Boats leave Nusa Lembongan in the morning (the best time to see our giant ocean friends) and head straight to Manta Point, then continue on to two other popular snorkeling sites with crystal waters and tropical fish. The other amazing thing about this experience is the price – three hours of snorkeling sets you back only 250.000 IDR ($25 AUD)
We love Manta Snorkelling Trip Lembongan for our snorkel trip needs.
Although Nusa Lembongan is of course our fave Indo island, it would be remiss not to mention the incredible Nusa Penida just next door, a mere 15 mins away by speedboat. Nusa Penida is the more rugged and isolated of the two islands, and you will need to bring your camera to capture the crazy high cliff views, pristine blue waves and untouched white sand beaches. We highly recommend booking into a day tour – choose between scooter or car, and costs include the boat trip over.
Nusa Penida Explorer give you three island tours to chose from; so you can tailor your day off for swimming, sightseeing and temple viewing as suits you.
No better way to take time out from a busy yoga teacher training schedule than treating yourself to a restorative massage. Santosha are huge fans of SuB Massage, tucked away behind the boat arrival point. While not the most glamorous massage experience, what it lacks in fancy facilities it more than makes up for with it’s talented staff – a husband and wife team trained in reflexology and with a deft touch to remove any aches and pains. Find them here.
On the same alley you can also find Organic Lembongan Spa, which offers a full menu of massage and spa treatments. After rigorous testing on your behalf, we can also confirm this spot is a winner 😉
Nusa Lembongan is home to some world-class waves, and is surf-able all year round. The island has three main breaks that can be enjoyed by both beginners and the more experienced surfer:
Playgrounds is a a sheltered reef break a short paddle from Coconuts Beach. It provides reliable and enjoyable surf and has a fun, long left and (depending on the tide) a shorter barrelling right-hander. On a smaller swell Playgrounds is an ideal spot for beginners.
Located just to the right of Playgrounds, this right hander has a fast take-off that will drop you straight into a barrel section, then tapers around the reef where you will get a nice wall that eases up on the outside of the wave.
This is a right hand break for the more experienced surfer. The main take off point is a peak that jacks up in one section with great tubing sections and fast walls to race through. There is also another take-off point further in that is a fun walling wave with also plenty of power. A boat ride is required to get to Shipwrecks.
More on surf-spots via the The Lembongan Traveller.
We have teamed up with Monkey Surf , the islands #1 watersports crew, to offer tailored surf lessons for our students on your days off during the Nusa Lembongan Yoga Teacher Training. You can read all about Santosha and Monkey Surf here.
Take advantage of the free pick-up and get yourself over to Sandy Bay Beach Club for the afternoon. Delicious food and a glamorous backdrop make this a Santosha favourite – what better way to reward yourself for a week of hard work than relaxing by the pool and taking in the sweeping beach views. Note: the pool shuts at 6pm, so if a swim is your goal get there early.
Anything we miss? We’d love to hear your day-off picks for Nusa Lembongan, so please share them all in the comments! We can’t wait to share our island home with you very soon.
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