The last stop on our Indo Adventure didn’t disappoint. We finished our trips with the mystical treasures of the Nusa islands. The islands are slightly more newly discovered, leaving some areas relatively untouched by tourism. All of the islands were beautiful in their own way. Nusa Penida is where the islands “main attractions” are in terms of epic natural feat. Nusa Penida is home to Angels Billabong, Broken Beach, Crystal Bay, Manta Ray Bay and Klingking Beach. We then stayed in Nusa Ceningan which was a gorgeous more remote island which didn’t allow for any cars. To get to the island you take a moped over the Yellow Bridge Road. Check out just how incredible the nature was in part 3 of my Bali vlog.
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We came from Lombok to Padang Bai by boat. Then journeyed to Sanur by taxi, then got the boat to Nusa Lombongan – a long route on reflection! We ended up booking the ferrys late so all of tickets appeared to be sold, which is why we took the route from Sanur. We wondered on reflection if you could maybe turn up and pay when you got there – not sure!
Where we visited
Angels Billabong – a beautiful natural rock formation that forms a cove for the sea water to drift in and out of.
Broken Beach – an awe inspiring natural rock formation shaped like an arch over an incredible nature made beach.
Klingking Beach – a hike not for the faint hearted, but oh so worth the effort down if you can make it. It’s more of a downhill/stairway climb to a secluded white beach. Not everyone is able enough to make it down to the beach, which means its happily underpopulated for the most part. We happened to take the climb down in the middle of the day – not smart! We would definitely suggest going earlier or later in the day. At the side of the cliff face you’re toast! Be careful if you do make it down the long winding staircase. The first thing you’ll want to do is jump in the sea, which is exactly what we did and we were met with a pretty solid swell which knocked us for six. Well worth a check of the tides and surf before you step in for your swim. Also take suncream and water as the experience up and down takes a while and you end up pretty crispy otherwise! There’s a small stall selling these things down there, but at quadruple the usual going rate! We found the climb to be easier going up than down!
Crystal Bay & Manta Ray Bay – Surrounded the natural rock formations is some pretty magical bays. We snorkelled these areas which stunning. No manta rays in manta ray bay for us, but beautiful all the same.
Yellow Bridge Road – No matter how many times we went over it, the magic of crossing the gorgeous bright yellow bridge road from Nusa Lembongan to Nusa Ceningan never got old.
We stayed at Seaweed Villas on Airbnb which was beyond stunning (see vlog!)
We swung on the swings as we watched the sunset.
Where we ate
Sea Breeze – a cool beach bar on Nusa Ceningan with good vibes and good food.
Sandy Bay Beach Club – a great place to go for the day. A cool beach club with every healthy and delicious treat you could want. Buy a drink or some food and have use of the pool which happens to over look Devils Tear (another natural tourist site). You can watch the sunset which is truly magical. Ring ahead and they send a shuttle to pick you up from somewhere on the island (if staying on Lembongan or from the the Lembongan side of the Yellow Bridge Road if you are staying on Nusa Ceningan.
Wowee, what an absolute adventure of a lifetime! Truly the most incredible experience either of us have ever had. If you enjoyed the vlogs please like and subscribe to my YouTube. Also, please do ask any questions you may have for your Indo Adventure. If you have a tripped planned then enjoy! It really is like nothing else on earth, truly majestic people, cuisine and nature.
Stay tuned to find out the best places to go in Sri Lanka in my next travel vlog/blog. Till next time. Happy travels.
Sending health & happiness,