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Nusa Ceningan

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Eat, Sleep, Surf, Repeat

If you are looking for waves, look no further, surfing in Nusa Lembongan offers something for everyone. No matter your level, there are countless “best session of my life” kinds of days waiting for you. Nusa Lembongan has a few different surf breaks spread along our picturesque white sandy shores.  Let us take you on a virtual tour of the best surf breaks in Lembongan and when to surf them.

CONDITIONS ARE EVERYTHING

The surrounding surf spots are incredibly tidal and condition dependant. At one moment, the ocean can resemble a lake, and the next it will look like something out of your favourite surfing magazine.
Strong currents are common around the higher tides, and extremely low tides will make most spots un-surfable. Be sure to take these factors into account before paddling out. If you are patient and choose the right window, you will score.

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HOW DO I GET TO THE WAVES?

The surf is accessible by paddling, or alternatively catch a ride with a surf taxi or go with a surf school.

 

RESPECT THE LOCALS

The local surf crew on Lembongan are super experienced and know these waves like the back of their hands. They are friendly, they rip, and they will welcome you with open arms. No ma5er where we surf, the golden rule always applies; respect the locals. This is their home after all.

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FROTHING! SO, WHERE SHOULD I SURF TODAY?

SHIPWRECKS

In the 70s a boat wrecked on the reef and gave the surf spot its name, Shipwrecks. A right-hander that breaks in deeper water that provides barrels and long drawn-out walls on its day. Shippies is geared towards the more experienced surfer and is primarily a shortboard wave. On smaller days, beginner surfers will find some fun, too. We recommend surfing at mid-tide on either side of the swing. If you are feeling unsure, check in with the local boys, they will provide you with friendly, solid advice.

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RAZORS

Just left of Shippies is Razors. A left-hander that is perfect for beginner surfers looking to up-skill or take a lesson. Razors can be surfed on either side of the tide swing but is best avoided when it gets too low. Long, sectioney walls are on repeat, so there will be enough fun for everyone.
Remember to keep an eye out for the current that tends to creep in at a moment’s notice.

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LACERATIONS

A natural wave pool, Lacerations will throw some of the most perfect right-hand barrels you have ever seen. Hollow, steep, long, and just plain epic! When the swell kicks up, Lacerations is best left for the more advanced surfers. Nestled above a sharp reef, the take-off at Lassos can be gnarly, but if you make it, you are in for the ride of a life time. Best surfed at mid-tide on either side of the swing
If spitting barrels is what you are looking for, then the lower it gets, the hollower it becomes.
A reef kiss from Lacerations is not uncommon for the dare-devils out there.

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LESS GNARLY LACERATIONS

On the flip side, when conditions are friendlier and more manageable, Lacerations is perfect for a lesson or a fun free surf. The local surf schools will be happy to take you and provide a memorable surfing experience. Lacerations peels down the line and ensures long right hand rides, and perhaps even the odd left. The name is intimidating, but worry not, everyone is welcome at Lacerations. Match the conditions of the day with your surf level, and you will find some fun waves.

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PLAYGROUNDS

A dreamy A-Frame located a short paddle away from Coconut Beach, Playgrounds is a surfer’s paradise. Split the peak with your mates and enjoy the breathtaking views of the limestone cliffs. On smaller days, Playgrounds can be enjoyed by any level of surfer. Having said that, when the swell turns up, Playgrounds is best enjoyed by those with more experience.

Higher tides bring about strong currents, so surfing Playgrounds at mid-tide is your best bet. Make sure to take your last wave before the reef starts to show. This is, after all, one of the sharpest and most lively reefs on the island.
Don’t let the name fool you.

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MAHANA POINT

Just over the Yellow Bridge, Mahana Point is found on Nusa Ceningan Island. A left-hand point break that delivers long, faster walls. Due to its location, Mahana Point picks up a lot more swell, and can therefore be bigger and more tricky. The wave breaks beach-break style without a channel on either side. If Lembongan is flat, take your scooter over the bridge and you are likely to find a wave at Mahana Point.  It’s also a great spot for non-surfers, with a Warung and great viewing area to watch surf.

We hope this has inspired you to follow our mantra of eat, sleep, surf, repeat.

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The Best Sunset Spots on Nusa Lembongan

Nusa Lembongan has effortlessly carved its name into the hearts of travellers with its crystal blue waters, white sandy beaches, relaxed island vibes, and of course, stunning sunsets on offer. We’ve listed the top 5 best sunset spots on Nusa Lembongan.

Choosing the right spot to watch the sunset can elevate the experience from ‘beautiful’ to ‘absolutely unforgettable’.

Ohana’s Beach Club

Nestled on the pristine sands of Jungutbatu Beach, Ohana’s isn’t just a beach club; it’s a sunset celebration. When night falls, their iconic “Sunsets on Fire” takes centre stage, with a bonfire igniting the beach, making the sun’s descent even more enchanting.

The energy is contagious here, amplified by pulsating beats from live bands or DJs that become the soundtrack to your evening. Dive into their eclectic range of cocktails, paired perfectly with a menu that’s nothing short of amazing.

From the casual vibe of bean bags along the shoreline to the sweeping views from the upper deck’s day beds, or dips in the pool, Ohana’s frames each sunset into a memorable experience.

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Mahana Point

Journey across the iconic Yellow Bridge to Nusa Ceningan, where the thrill and excitement meets the charm of Mahana Point, perched on a breathtaking cliff edge.

Sipping on a chilled coconut, enjoying a cocktail, or tucking mei goreng, your attention is captivated by the scenes beyond where surfers skillfully dance with the waves. They flow in tune with house music pouring from the restaurant’s speakers, all while the sun stages its spellbinding descent, tossing a glow over the ocean.

At Mahana Point, every sunset becomes a tale of adventure, rhythm, and beauty.

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Devil Tears

Nusa Lembongan has its fair share of natural wonders, and Devil’s Tears is the crown jewel. This coastal phenomenon is where the ocean’s might meets rocky ledges, sending dramatic sprays to the heavens above.

As dusk approaches, the setting turns poetic. The powerful waters below and the soothing sun above create a scene that’s both peaceful and mesmerizing.

Though it’s a spectacle that begs to be captured, tread with caution; the ocean demand respect and careful footing on the rocks (please adhere to the safety signage).

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Mushroom Bay Beach

Sunset hits different on Mushroom Bay with its unspoiled natural beauty, unobstructed views and calm waters.  Its easy accessibility makes it an ideal place to witness a breathtaking sunset.

Walk along the long stretch of golden sands or pick restaurants and bars on Mushroom Bay Beach and admire the colourful change of day to night.

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Sandy Bay Beach Club

Ending on a note of sheer elegance, Sandy Bay Beach Club is where luxe meets nature’s raw beauty. The sun’s descent here is nothing short of dramatic, best viewed from their beachfront infinity pool.

As the horizon showcases its daily sensation, the beach club ensures your palate isn’t left behind—providing a feast not just for your eyes but also for your taste buds.

In Nusa Lembongan, every sunset is a story, an event, a memory waiting to be made. It’s not just about the sun setting; it’s about where you are when it happens.

So, go chasing sunsets, and let the island’s charm sweep you off your feet.

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Lembongan’s Best Beaches

Let us take you on a tour of Lembongan’s best beaches.

Nusa Lembongan and neighbouring island Ceningan have beautiful beaches, making it a water lover’s paradise for holiday makers.  There are beaches suitable for families with young children, snorkelling, surfing, catching some sun-rays, beachcombing & beachside bintangs!

The waters surrounding Nusa Lembongan are crystal clear with incredible visibility found in few places around the world.

 

Jungut Batu

This is the main bay in Nusa Lembongan, where the majority of boats from Bali arrive. It is home to Lembongan’s 3 surf breaks (Playgrounds, Lacerations & Shipwrecks) and is also great for SUP boarding.  The northern stretch is ideal for “beach-time” with its white sand and turquoise waters, the inner lagoon is generally calm & protected by the outer reef.  There are plenty of beachfront restaurants where you can dine with your feet in the sand and enjoy a Bintang or cocktail or two! The perfect place to also watch Lembongan’s beautiful sunsets.  Jungut Batu has the largest range of accommodation in regards to budget and style options including private villas, some of Lembongan’s most popular resorts & great value beachfront bungalows.

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Coconut Beach

Considered by many as Lembongan’s BEST beach, Coconut Beach is nestled between Jungut Batu and Tamraind Bay. It is a favourite with everyone, ideal for families with kids who want to swim and play on the beach ( there is also shade under the trees),  perfect for snorkelling, and the place for surfers to paddle out to Playgrounds or onto Lacerations surf breaks. We have a range of villas, resorts & bungalows all in close walking distance or it can be accessed from Tamarind Bay via a track around the headland. If you are staying in Jungut Batu on “the hill” this will be your local beach.

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Tamarind Bay

Located between Coconut Beach and Mushroom Bay, the beach is best suited for swimming and snorkelling on mid to high tide. The far northern end has a beautiful mini lagoon which is accessible on all tides, making it a stunning spot for beach lovers staying in Tamarind Bay.  It is a great bay for SUP boarding, and on a larger swell a fun left hand wave can form from the headland across the middle of the bay.  We have a range of Villas & Bungalow style accommodation in Tamarind Bay which are all in walking distance to the beach. Many of TLT’s private villas are primely located on the beachfront of Tamarind Bay.

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Mushroom Bay

Renowned by many as the most protected beach and most suitable for children, great for swimming , SUP boarding & snorkelling.  The northern end has an all-day dedicated swimming area as there are commercial boats bringing visitors into the bay. There are some great beach front restaurants to enjoy, offering bean bags and relaxed feet in the sand style hospitality. Mushroom Bay also has a great range of accommodation including, private Villas, Resorts and Bungalows.

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Sandy Bay

Sandy Bay is home to Sandy Bay Beach Club and some of Lembongan’s favourite private villas.  Sandy Bay is not a swimming beach, with large swells and strong currents. However, on mid-low tide it is the perfect for kids playing in the sand and rock pools.  Sandy Bay Beach Club also offers an all day beach club and is renowned for it’s spectacular sunsets.

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Dream Beach

Dream Beach is a stunning beach for relaxing, swimming is only advised for the experienced, as there can be rips, large swell and tides. It is a favourite stop off point for day trip visitors, so if you are looking for some solitude it is best to visit early mornings and late afternoons. We recommend you check out Dream Beach Huts.

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Secret Beach at Mahana Point

Located at the southern end of Nusa Ceningan. Secret Beach is a stunning cove of sandy white beach, a crystal clear waters that fill the rock pools and lagoons. If you have a scooter, this should be on your list, especially if you have a partner who is an experienced surfer as it overlooks Mahana Point surf break. We list a range of villas and bungalows on Nusa Ceningan.

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Please take care at all times as the waters surrounding Nusa Lembongan are renowned for extreme tidal movements and strong currents. We love our beaches and hope you will enjoy some Lembongan’s best beaches on your next holiday to Bali.

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Best Private Villas on Nusa Ceningan

LUXE OUT ON CENINGAN

Nusa Ceningan is a sliver of tropical paradise that sits snugly between Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida. Although small, Nusa Ceningan has plenty to offer visitors and is the perfect destination for those seeking a more laid-back holiday experience. Accommodation choices can either make or break your vacation, so we have chosen two of our favourite luxurious private villas on Ceningan to help with your decision.

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VILLA LAGOON

Draped in black and white, Villa Lagoon is where chic design meets desirable island living. A narrow cobblestone pathway leads to a dreamy three-bedroom oasis overlooking the icy-blue ocean and neighbouring Nusa Lembongan Island. Outfitted with class, each bedroom has been elegantly designed and includes a ensuite with luxurious finishings.

 

Developed with an open plan, Villa Lagoon allows for natural lighting and cool sea breezes to flow throughout the property. The spacious interior comprises a variety of large sofas, designer chairs, contemporary beanbags, and comfortable day beds that all shout sun-soaked relaxation. A modern, fully equipped kitchen and an eight-seater table, makes Villa Lagoon ideal for those wanting to dine from the comfort of home.

 

Set at the edge of the ocean is the stunning private pool deck, boasting tropical scenery that will boost your mood and encourage lazy days with a good book. A sunken terrace provides shade with cozy seating for the sun-kissed, as well as a staircase leading directly into the ocean. Kayaks and snorkelling gear are available for those looking to go on a nearby adventure. Alternatively, the best things to do in Nusa Ceningan are right on your doorstep and are accessible by foot, scooter, or island taxi. Villa Lagoon ticks all the boxes as one of the BEST private villas on Nusa Ceningan.

 

Sleeps 6, From AU$660 / night

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VILLA CHAMA

The glamorous Villa Chama is perched high in the clouds on the cliff tops of Nusa Ceningan. This two-story grand slam provides its guests with infinite space and a feeling of utter seclusion. Greeted by an expansive living area and an unmatched 180-degree ocean view, Villa Chama is a feast for the senses and the perfect spot to withdraw from the busyness of the outside world.

 

Furnished to the nines, the upper level embodies style and contains a large indoor dining table, a fully equipped kitchen, a lounge suite, telescope, and plenty of room. Glass sliding doors rim the property and lead to the encircling indoor/outdoor terrace, where you will find a comfortable seating area as well as a selection of high stools and low lying chairs. The scenes below of turquoise water and lush greenery are truly magical and will transport your mind into a state of rest and rejuvenation.

 

A short flight of stairs leads down toward four uniquely crafted ensuite bedrooms, and although they share one large terrace, each guest room is private and ensures a tranquil night of sleep.

Villa Chama boasts a divine pool area with ample sun loungers, hammocks, and couches that facilitate a much-needed timeout. As night falls, head to the enchanted tree house where stargazing is renowned, and peace is mandatory.

 

The friendly team at Villa Chama will provide daily breakfast at your convenience and inform you of the countless restaurants located nearby. Everything is reachable by scooter or island taxi. Definitely put it on your list if you are looking for a private villa on Nusa Ceningan.

 

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FAQ Nusa Lembongan

Frequently Asked Questions

Planning a holiday takes time and energy. The Lembongan Traveller team are  here to help to make it as stress free as possible.  Below we answer some of your FAQ about travelling to Nusa Lembongan.

Can I have early check in / late check out?

Early check in and late check out can be arranged if there is no one checking out or checking in on your dates.  For late check out, most properties will be more than happy to hold your bags so you can spend the day on Lembongan, standard check out time is 10am. Unless pre-arranged, check-in time is 2pm, we recommend catching the 2 or 5pm boat from Sanur so staff have time to prepare your room/villa.

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Getting to and from Restaurants

Many restaurants on Lembongan offer a FREE pick up and drop off service.  This is very handy for families and also those wanting to have a couple of cocktails. Our Restaurant Guide has menus, locations and contact details for all our favourite restaurants on Nusa Lembongan & Nusa Ceningan.

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What is your cancellation policy?

All payments are non-refundable as per terms and conditions detailed HERE.  Should you have a change of plans, illness, flight delays or cancellations these should be claimed via your travel insurer.  We recommend taking out travel insurance at the time of making your booking to ensure you are covered for any unforeseen circumstances.

Money Exchange, credit cards and ATMS on Nusa Lembongan?

There are a number of places you can exchange money on the island, including one on the main road in front of the Indiana gang in Jungut Batu.  Most resorts and restaurants accept credit cards, however cash is required for scooter hire, snorkelling and other day trips. There are a number of ATMs on Nusa Lembongan, but please note they have a limit on the amount you can withdraw and do sometimes run out of money. So best to bring some CASH from Bali!

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Will I get a refund for accommodation if my flight is delayed?

In these circumstances you need to make a claim with the airline or your travel insurer. We are more than happy to assist with documentation you require for this process.

What if I get COVID and can not travel?

Should you test positive to COVID and can not travel, you will need to claim with your travel insurer as you would with any other illness or medical condition.

What time is the last boat from Bali to Lembongan?

The last boat leaves Sanur at 5pm, if you are arriving into Denpasar the same day we recommend ensuring your flight lands before 3pm to give you time to make it to the harbour in Sanur prior to 5pm. See link below for boat times.

BOAT TRANSFERS

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How do we get from the harbour in Lembongan to our accommodation?

The boat companies provide transport from the harbour to your accommodation.  Same on your return, the boat company will pick you up from your accommodation on the day of your departure.  Please ask the staff at your accommodation to confirm the pick up time with the boat company.

Is there a doctor on the island?

If you require medical attention whilst on Lembongan we recommend East Medical Clinic in Mushroom Bay, it is a private practice open 24 hours, 7 days a week.  Whats App +62 813 3955 5515.

Visa on Arrival

Visa On Arrival needs to be purchased at Denpasar airport prior to going through immigration. Ensure your passport has 6 months validity other wise you will not be able to travel to Indonesia.

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Lembongan’s BEST Restaurants

EATING OUT –  LEMBONGAN’S BEST RESTAURANTS

Eating out on holidays is the best and planning your daily dining is a high priority! We can help you with our EAT guide which lists Lembongan’s best restaurants.

Let us take you on a Lembongan food journey.

Jungut Batu is the main tourist area on Lembongan with endless accommodation  and restaurants located on the waterfront, offering live music, kids activities, menus designed for the health conscious PLUS  great drinks for those who love a cold bintang and delicious cocktails.

Mushroom, Sandy Bay and Lembongan Village also have a great range of restaurants we love too and can also highly recommend.

Grab a scooter and cross the Yellow Bridge for a day of adventures on Nusa Ceningan discovering Mahana Point and Blue Lagoon.  Be sure to stop in for a feed and refreshments at one of our favourite Ceningan restaurants.

Below is an overview of Lembongan’s best restaurants.

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BALI ECO DELI - Organic & fair trade

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BONZER CAFE - NEW Bakery

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GINGER & JAMU - Wholesome goodness

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HORISON HILLS - Views forever

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LA BIANCA - New waterfront dining

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LAGO BALI - Pontoon & Beach Cafe

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Lagoon LUXE on Ceningan

Lagoon LUXE on Ceningan

Villa Lagoon on Ceningan instantly takes your breath away, awakening your senses to the beauty of nature, simplicity and elegance.

This brand new 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom property overlooks the channel and beyond to Nusa Lembongan. Designed with sophistication, it embraces comfort, seamlessly blending indoor and outdoor chill out zones.

With a soft muted palette on a white canvas, the introduction of matt black accents creates a style that blends perfectly with the natural beauty of the villa’s waterfront location.  Divine soft furnishings combine with ornamental details to create a sense of home and subtle luxury unique to Villa Lagoon on Ceningan.

Each of the 3 bedroom suites look out over the living area, to the terrazzo free formed pool and everchanging landscape of the channel.  On high tide the water sparkles a sea of turquoise, inviting you to cool off via the steps that lead directly from the villa.

Cool ocean breezes flow through out the villa as you move outside to the Mediterranean inspired pool deck. This area is dedicated to island mode, holiday vibes and centred around a stunning shaded sunken lounge that adjoins the pool.

During our stay, as the sun settled, low tide approached, changing the landscape from blue waters to a green of seaweed farms.  This tidal movement marks the start of the working day for the seaweed farmers, providing a back drop of island life in full process. It is humbling to watch the locals, mostly elderly, tending to their farms, nurturing crops and collecting harvests to then dry and on-sell.

Perfect for families and couples, Villa Lagoon Ceningan is close to some of our favourite restaurants including: Sea Breeze and Next Level Café. And a short scooter to the famed Blue Lagoon and nearby Mahana Point surf break.

Villa Lagoon Ceningan oozes simple elegance whilst also embodying the true essence of island life, a dichotomy rare to find and a privilege to experience.

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Seaweed Farming returns to Lembongan

Seaweed Farming returns to Lembongan

COVID-19 has brought about many changes to our world as we knew it.  No truer for the local people of Nusa Lembongan & Ceningan.  As most of the population’s income was previously directly or indirectly derived from tourism, COVID-19 has caused some serious challenges.

In the typical spirit of the locals, whose Hindu faith always guides their journey, they looked within their own shores for opportunities to generate an income.  A businessman from Surabaya introduced seaweed farming to Lembongan in 1984, with the first cultivations taking place in Jungut Batu Bay. It was not so long ago (for many only 10 years), that seaweed farming was a major incomer earner for many people.  You too may remember the patch work of plots that created the ocean landscape in Jungut Batu, the Mangrove and in the channel between Lembongan & Ceningan.  For people who have been visiting the islands prior to 2010 seaweed farms, the harvesting process and drying in preparation for sale are iconic island memories.

As a result, seaweed farming in Lembongan has now re-emerged and the older generation have been key to helping re-establish it as a sustainable industry, educating and passing on their knowledge to younger family members who have only known tourism as an income stream.

The locals are realistic in their optimism for the return of tourism,  understanding it will not recover quickly.  As tourism has as good as disappeared for the last 6 months the demand for seaweed seedlings  and dried product is on a steady increase.

However not everyone is a seaweed farmer or knows how to cultivate seaweed.  The Lembongan Traveller’s Digital Marketing Manager spent a few days with some of the local seaweed farmers to gain an insight to the industry and techniques used so we could share the process with you.

Type of Seaweed

There are many types of seaweed that can be grown in Nusa Lembongan, one of which is green Katoni (eucheuma cottoni) seaweed which is commonly grown in the area around the Mangrove, other varieties are grown in Nusa Ceningan.

Katoni seaweed

Setting up a Seaweed Farm

The farmers initially buy seaweed seeds from Nusa Penida a 5 meter lengths of rope.  They then plant it on their ocean “land” to create a “box” which range in size, but are usually around 5 x 50 metres.  Each seaweed farm “box” is made up of rows of wooden supports and ropes. The seaweed seedlings are attached to these rows. The “box” contains approximately 100 bundles of seaweed.  It is very important that the ocean space chosen is accessible during high and low tide, this change of tide and water flow is also very important to the growth and productivity of the crop. Each “box” is marked with flags attached to wooden stakes.  Farmers attend their box daily at low tide between harvest times to check on any damage that may have been caused during high tide.

Harvesting

Seaweed can be harvested 30 days after planting and is usually harvested every full moon or new moon. Two crops are planted within a month so farmers will harvest every 15 days. Depending on the size of the each famer’s box, it can take up to 10 days for the harvesting process as this is generally done in the mornings on low tides. However, when low tides fall in the middle of the night farmers will spend midnight hours with head torches attending, it is a laborious and not for the faint hearted, as farmers are constantly exposed to the elements and weather.  In the mornings they cut the seaweed to take it  ashore and in the afternoon low tide they create new seedling rows for the next harvest.  Traditional Jukung boats are used by farmers to access their plots and transport the seaweed.

The farmers using traditional boat to bring the seaweeds seed to the “box” in the middle of ocean.

 

 

At the time of harvesting, the seaweed will have grown to 3 times the size of when it was first attached to the ropes.  During each harvest all of the seaweed from the rope supports are removed to be sorted, smaller & damages pieces are set aside for drying and more established growths are re-attached together in bundles of 2-3 pieces along the supports for the next months harvest.

Drying

These smaller and damaged pieces are laid out in the sun to be dried, which takes 3 days

Ready for sale

After drying, farmers will gather the seaweed to sell to a “seaweed collector”.  The “seaweed collectors” live on Lembongan and then transport it to Nusa Penida where it is on sold to export traders to make its way to be used in cosmetics.  Usually farmers can produce 400kg of dry seaweed, per month which currently sells for IDR 12,000 / kg.  There is also the opportunity for them to sell seedlings to new seaweed farmers, the price of 100 seedlings is around IDR 5 million.

Seaweed farming into the future

We are excited to see so many locals re-entering the seaweed farming industry and hope it will continue well into the future to operate in unison with tourism when travel resumes.  The Lembongan Traveller is here to support the Lembongan & Ceningan seaweed farming industry and its prosperity.  This unique way of farming requires no pesticides or fertilizers. Seaweed cultivation also provides environmental benefits including:

  • Absorbing carbon dioxide ( green house gas) – one hectare of sea can be used to produce annually 40 tonnes of dry seaweed which will absorb 20+ tonnes of green house gas during cultivation
  • Wastes can be used as fertilizers for land based agriculture
  • Seaweed can only be grown in a healthy environment, so seaweed farmers will actively participate in maintaining beach and foreshore cleanliness

We are keen to support the community with looking into more opportunities for seaweed farmers and collectors, such as potentially providing seaweed for products being developed by Evoware – edible cups and packaging made from seaweed….we have contacted them to see if Lembongan’s seaweed is combatable.

COVID-19 & Seaweed Farming unite

Katoni seaweed is a source of carrageenan, a gelling agent in both foods and cosmetics. This brings a twist that could see COVID-19 and Lembongan seaweed farmers unite as it can be used in the production of hand santizer.  See link below to an article that includes a method of making santizer using seaweed:

https://sustainableresponsibleliving.com/2020/02/29/how-to-make-your-own-hand-sanitizer/

photo credit @balichildrenfoundation and @oteseptiawan

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