After we left the almost-paradise of Gili Air, the very next day we were headed towards another island paradise of Nusa Lembongan. Living the good life, huh?
After a good local feed and a nights rest in Sanur, we boarded a slow boat for a peaceful 1.5 hour journey to Nusa Lembongan.
We arrived about lunchtime and after checking in, wolfed down some noodles at a warung along the main street before settling poolside for the afternoon.
Yup, thats a pretty choice looking pool for a budget guesthouse, right?
We LOVED our choice of accommodation in Nusa Lembongan - I will talk more about it in an upcoming post about all of our favourite accommodation right through Indonesia - but it goes without mention that if you are on a budget on Nusa Lembongan, I highly recommend staying at Nitya Homestay! I would go back in a heartbeat, even if just for the pool and the banana honey jaffles...
Our days in Nusa Lembongan were incredibly
lazy relaxing. We spent a lot of time beside the pool (seriously, how could you not!) - but we did manage to escape the pool’s clutches a couple of times a day, hire a scooter, and get some decent exploring in.
We scooted across this rickety bridge to the neighbouring island, Nusa Ceningan. I wrapped my arms tightly around Alan and left my life in his hands!
Thankfully, we made it across in one piece.
The roads are veeery bumpy (not particularly safe considering the lack of availability of helmets on Nusa Lembongan!), but well worth the risk - check out these views!
We rode nearby the mangroves of Nusa Lembongan which was peaceful and secluded.
There were puppies! Puppy cuddles happened.
We saw plenty of seaweed being collected and left to dry out in the sun. It is a big industry in Nusa Lembongan! We asked a local what it is used for, and he said he exports his to Japan for use in cosmetics. Interesting!
Alan gave me a scooter lesson…I look terrified (okay maybe I was a little). Once I built my confidence up, I proudly drove us both to lunch!
As usual, we consumed an entire mango tree's worth of smoothies…
And ate plenty (side note: have you tried tempeh? It is abundant in Indonesia as a vegetarian protein and it is super tasty!).
Logged some beach time….
Before ending up back poolside - bliss!
With a handful of brilliant sunsets thrown in for good measure.
Oh, Nusa Lembongan was luxurious!
Have you visited Nusa Lembongan?