Nusa Lembongan Guide for Family
Nusa Lembongan is a family-friendly destination with its crystal clear waters, peaceful village vibe, wide variety of accommodation and dining options. Read our Nusa Lembongan Guide for Family to find the right accommodation, restaurants, activities and travel tips.
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1. Getting to Nusa Lembongan
If you’re traveling with toddlers or elderly family members, we recommend booking the Rocky Fast Cruise for its hassle-free jetty-to-jetty service. With four daily departures, Rocky Fast Cruise ensures a seamless journey to Lembongan. You can also get 15% off for boat transfers when you book your accommodation with us.
Group travel can sometimes be challenging to coordinate. To guarantee a smooth trip from the airport or your Bali hotel to your villa in Nusa Lembongan, we strongly recommend booking land transfers for both legs of your journey. This precaution also minimizes the risk of missing the boat due to traffic to Sanur port. Please note that private land transfer applies only to the Bali portion; in Lembongan, you will share the pickup vehicle with other passengers.
For those seeking flexibility and an exclusive experience, consider booking a private boat transfer with Morin. If your flight schedule doesn’t align with D’Stars or Rocky’s services, Morin can arrange a boat transfer at your preferred time, departing from Sanur’s quieter Mertasari harbour. With a maximum capacity of 12 people, Morin’s private transfer is ideal for small groups.
Accommodation options in Nusa Lembongan cater to various family sizes and budgets, with choices between small resorts, beachfront bungalows and private villas. Resorts offer more amenities, room types, and on-site restaurants, bungalows offer an authentic island experience, while villas provide privacy, larger living spaces, and kitchen facilities perfect for Nusa lembongan Family Holiday.
All-time favourite resort Hai Tide in Mushroom Bay offers a variety of family-friendly accommodation in Lumbung or Villa style. Their Family Lumbung can comfortably accommodate two adults and two children, while the 2 Bedroom Private Villas provide a more exclusive experience with two bedrooms, a private pool with Australian standard pool fence, and an open-air living room. Plus, families can enjoy complimentary activities such as the pontoon with slide, banana boat rides, and mountain bikes.
Batu Karang Resort, just minutes from Coconut Beach, is a five-star haven featuring three pools, three restaurants, a bar, and an on-site spa. Families will find the Two Bedroom Apartment particularly appealing, as it includes a living room and accommodates up to five people.
Still in Jungutbatu, Lembongan Island Beach Villas (LIBV) comprises 10 villas, ranging from two to three bedrooms. LIBV offers excellent value and is an ideal choice for larger groups seeking proximity to each other and the surf breaks. Some villas include a plunge pool, while an infinity pool near the entrance boasts stunning ocean and Mount Agung views.
Nusa Lembongan boasts numerous beautiful villas, a few are designed specifically families with younger children in mind. Villa Sari, Jipsi, Tranquilla and Pantai feature bunk beds for children (or adults), making them perfect for multiple families traveling together.
Jipsi Beach House’s expansive lawn adds charm to this beachfront property, while Villa Pantai offers comprehensive facilities, from a small gym and in-villa dining to a rumpus room and massage bale. Villa Sari, accommodating up to 10 guests and priced just below AU$ 500 per night, is a highly sought-after family villa in the heart of Sandy Bay. Also in Sandy Bay, Villa Tranquilla is a luxurious cliff villa with four bedrooms featuring dramatic ocean view, manicured garden and ocean facing infinity pool.
One of the most popular private villas in Nusa Lembongan is Villa Sayang, consisting of a three and four bedroom villa on Tamarind Bay accommodating up to 14 guests. Designed in classic Balinese style, Villa Sayang has on-site massage room and staff to cook breakfast, lunch and dinner so you don’t have to leave the villa.
If you’re looking for something in between of a villa and a resort, Castaway may be just the right fit for you. Offering a total of 11 bedrooms, this newly renovated accommodation offers one bedroom suites, two bedroom villas and a private three bedroom villa. Located minutes away from Mushroom Beach, Castaway is ideal for those who want to enjoy private time without being too far away from the beach and restaurants.
3. Dining with ease
Thanks to the continuously expanding list of restaurants, dining out in Nusa Lembongan is more fun than ever. There are multiple cuisines on offer, from Indonesian, Mediterranean, Italian, even plant-based. Head to our EAT page for a list of restaurants in each area.
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Make family dining an enjoyable affair for all and let the venue take care of the pick up and drop off as part of their service. Restaurants which offer complimentary transport include Sandy Bay Beach Club, Ohana’s, Karana, and Hai Bar & Grill. Now all you need to do is just pick which menu to order 😊
4. Maximizing Your Family Time
With a decade of experience organizing Lembongan holidays, we understand the challenge of ensuring everyone in the family is comfortable, safe, and happy.
We’ve listed a couple of services that you may consider when planning your family holiday :
Getting around :
- Contact Made Transport for Island Tour, Buggy Hire or Scooter Rental services
Pool fence :
- Our partner Bali Baby can install pool fence for your villa or supply with baby equipment
- Spend the evening just the two of you and contact our partner Yanti to organize nanny service
- Pre-order your groceries or special dietary with Island Fresh or drop by to their charming store in Jungutbatu for fresh fruits, vegetables and more
Birthday cakes & treats :
- Nothing beats an island birthday celebration! Koa Donut is happy to provide you with birthday cakes and treats.
5. Keeping the Family Engaged
Now, let’s dive into the fun part of Nusa Lembongan Family Holiday, you have the freedom to do as much or as little as you like.
Active travellers can revel in water activities in the island’s crystal-clear waters. From snorkelling, surfing, stand-up paddleboarding, and diving to Jet Skiing, visitors of all ages will find something enjoyable. And what better way to infuse fun into sports than enrolling the family in surf lessons? Explore our blog on surfing in Nusa Lembongan to learn more.
For those who prefer relaxation, there are pristine beaches to explore and beach clubs to unwind in Lembongan. Alternatively, you can attend one of the island’s Movie Nights (find more entertainment options here).
Engaging in activities as a family not only brings you closer but also offers an excellent opportunity to learn something new. Playing mini golf at The Coconut Hut is a fantastic way to keep the young ones entertained and educated. Meanwhile, a cooking class with Chef Puspa not only introduces you to Indonesian cuisine but also leaves your taste buds delighted.
For more information about any of the above please contact our reservations team, our office in Lembongan is open 7 days a week.
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