NUSA LEMBONGAN day 87

For our final day in Lembongan we decided to hire a scooter so we could explore the rest of the island and check out Nusa Ceningan too. The two islands are connected by a bright yellow suspension bridge, that’s only just wide enough for people to walk across or travel by scooter – no cars or buggies allowed!

The roads are much smoother in Ceningan, but it is seriously hilly! You’ve really got to give it some gas uphill otherwise you’ll end up toppling over (which we saw a girl do halfway up one of the steepest hills!). After 10 minutes or so I did feel really confident on the moped so it was no trouble for us!

We spent a couple of hours exploring both Nusa Ceningan and Lembongan before stumbling across a beach club with a big pool. We stopped there for a swim to cool off and a beer and then hopped back on the bike to Bali Eco Deli for lunch. I’d read that it was some of the best veggie food on the island, and we were lucky enough to have the most delicious lunch and smoothies! They also had probably the best WiFi on the island so it’s the perfect cafe to chill out and catch up on everything you’ve been missing at home, along with some amazing food.

After heading back home (and running out of petrol on route) we managed to catch the sunset at Cloud Bar, a little bar right on the cliff edge with an amazing view. We chilled at the hotel and tried to sort out some places to say for the remainder of our time in Bali and then headed out for dinner. We went to Oishi, which did probably the best sushi we’ve had since we’ve been away! We ordered literally every veggie dish on the menu and had a real feast – it was our last night after all!

The yellow bridge between Lembongan and Ceningan

Beach club in lembongan

Sunset at the Cloud Bar

NUSA LEMBONGAN day 84 & 85

After a chilled breakfast at Blue Marlin, we checked out, left our bags there and went for a last walk along the coast. We had a drink and a sunbathe before heading for the jetty to check in for our boat. I’m not exaggerating when I say it was the bumpiest boat I’ve ever been on. The driver seemed like he was just sailing us straight into the middle of a tidal wave or something and everyone was getting thrown about all over the shop! We finally made it safe and sound (just about) to Nusa Lembongan, and waited on the beach with our bags and the rest of the people from the boat for our ride to the hotel. There are literally no cars on the island, just mopeds and buggy’s. Their version of a taxi is a truck that looks like a cabstar with benches and a roof fitted on the back, where you just load your bags in and hold on for dear life!

After checking in to the hotel we had a swim in the pool and then decided to have an afternoon explore. We set off for mushroom beach and after getting lost twice along the way we finally made it there. The sun had set by the time we arrived at the beach but you still got a pretty good view of the mountains in the distance. We had a wander around looking for a good veggie restaurant (and failing) we settled for pizza and chips at Bali Hai beach club. It was the most expensive meal we’ve had so far – and it was just pizza! The beach club was lovely though and we chilled out there until finding our way home by torch light.

After breakfast in the hotel (I’m almost getting bored of mie Goreng for breakfast now) we decided to venture out to find dream beach. We hadn’t been walking for long when one of the taxi trucks pulled up next to us and gave us a free ride as he was headed there anyway! Dream beach is really picturesque, and so much more wavey than what we’ve been used to in Gili T. We had a swim and a sunbathe and had a bintang in the beach bar just up the cliff on the beach. Next we headed along the coast a little to the Devils Teardrop. It’s a huge cove where waves come crashing in creating massive splashes in the air, and lots of spray (which is why it’s also called smoke point as the spray looks like smoke). We even managed to spot a sea turtle swimming around inside the cove. For lunch we walked to Sandy Bay Beach Club for some amazing jackfruit tacos and guacamole – can’t forget to avocado fix now can we!

After chilling at the hotel for the rest of the afternoon we walked (without getting lost this time) to mushroom beach for sunset. We were uninspired by the food down by the beach again so decided to just head back to Sandy Bay for dinner and a drink instead!

Devil’s tear drop

Lunch at Sandy Bay