It’s very much like Nusa Penida but it has more developed hotels as well as big, luxurious private villas. The island is located right next to Nusa Penida and you have the freedom of going between the two islands easily.
Lembongan island has pristine snorkelling areas, beautiful sunsets, hotels right on the beach, healthy food cafes and much more. My family went on a one day snorkelling trip that took us all around the island and then onto Nusa Penida island for only $30. The best part of the trip was getting the chance to swim with manta rays. We went to a nice restaurant on a cliff side looking over the ocean for our new years eve dinner, which was very delicious. The night was perfect, we watched the red sun go down with Bali in the background (great photo opportunity)
On our last day on the island we went to a health food shop called Bali Eco Deli who have amazing, tasty but healthy food. Theres also a bunch of nice seafood restaurants with fresh catches and theres many western dining areas.
While on Lembongan it’s a good idea to hire a motor bike to get around on the small roads, that are usually made of dirt. It’s very cheap to hire bikes in Lembongan, only $5 a day. Or if your like my mum and dad and are to old to be on a motor bike then you also have the option of hiring your vey own golf cart. These are $80 but they are defiantly worth it, we had lots of fun exploring the island and all taking turns driving it.
Sadly my family only had time to stay at Lembongan for 1 night but we will defiantly be back because there is a connecting island to Lembongan called Nusa Ceningan. They’re both connected buy a small bridge that you can walk across or drive a bike across. This island was smaller but very beautiful. The beaches are like something out of a movie and I can not wait to travel back. If your ever in Bali make sure to check out the beautiful, Lembongan island.