Travel Tips

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 cap on the amount you can withdraw & do sometimes run out of money. So best to have some CASH!

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

Let's help the environment

As with so many places, Lembongan is trying to minimise the use of plastic on the island. There are some easy ways you can do your bit to help; bring a re-usable water bottle to avoid having to use plastic water bottles. Also say no to plastic bags when you shop locally, bring a carry bag with you to use rather than accepting a plastic bag.

Water on Lembongan is a scarce resource, so we ask you to think carefully when showering, trying to restrict length of showers and how many you have a day.  This concept also applies to laundering and only request new towels when really needed. Every little bit counts.

Swimming in Lembongan

Care is to be taken when swimming in any waters around Nusa Lembongan as there are extremely variable tides and strong currents. Mushroom Bay tends to have less currents than other areas. Swimming at Dream Beach should be avoided by all but the very strongest of swimmers, and even then with caution. Due to strong currents and tidal changes surfing at all four breaks can be challenging for beginners.  We also ask you take care when visiting Devils Tear and other ocean fronting sights, as freak waves can occur.  CLICK HERE to read our blog about Lembongan Beaches.

Transport on Lembongan

Nusa Lembongan is approximately 8km2, with roads linking villas, hotels, restaurants, & attractions. Scooters are widely available for hire and are the main form of transport around the island.  For those not comfortable driving themselves, willing locals are also more than happy to transport you on the back of their motorbike for a fee. If scooters are not for you, gasoline cars and bicycles are available for hire and guided tours.

Is Lembongan good for kids?

Nusa Lembongan is a great place to bring children of all ages. It’s a very safe island and the locals adore children. Be sure to always supervise your children when swimming as the tidal movements and currents can cause issues when unaware of the changing conditions. Choosing your accommodation to suit the needs of your children is one way to ensure the whole family have a great holiday. Decide if you are best suited to a resort style set up with a larger swimming pool or prefer a villa with a private pool.  If you have younger children, there are babysitting services and we can also assist with pool fences.

Getting to and from Restaurants

The majority of 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.

Should I bring or rent a surfboard?

This is a personal decision and depends upon many factors including how long you plan to stay, your daily budget and how  long your board is!! There are a number of Surf Schools in Jungut Batu & Mushroom Bay which rent surf boards. The boards are generally in good shape and a selection of sizes and styles are on offer, including long, short, and soft boards, boogie boards and stand up paddle boards.

Can I get early check in / later check out?

We understand everyone wants to spend as much time as possible island side.  Early check in will always be offered if available, but depends if guests are checking out the same day to give staff time to prepare for your arrival.  Similar for late check out.  Always touch base a few days prior to your arrival.  Noting, standard check in time is 2pm and check out is 10am.  If you are staying at a resort they will always be happy to hold your bags for you until your room is ready or so you can enjoy exploring the island on your last day.

Getting to and from Nusa Lembongan

Nusa Lembongan is approximately a 30 minute boat trip from Sanur, Bali. Boats leave up to 4 times daily. Please take a look at our boat transfers page for detailed information about boat options to and from Nusa Lembongan.

Depending on your flight schedule or travel plans it is sometimes necessary to overnight in Bali to make connecting boat / flight times.  See HERE for link to hotels in Bali we recommend.


Wifi on Lembongan

WIFI is available at the majority of restaurants and accommodation. However, be mindful that download speeds do vary, can be slower at times, as servers are located in Bali.  As a whole the island offers consistent wifi capable for online work. If it does drop out, take it as a sign to log off-line and  enjoy island life!

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.

We also strongly recommend you have travel insurance, ideally taking it out when you make your booking to cover you for any unforeseen circumstances.

Lembongan locals

Nusa Lembongan is a remote idyllic island and some things are not the way we are use to at home. Theisland can experience interminent power cuts, many accommodation and restaurants have generators to assist at these times. Religious & cultural ceremonies always take precedence over work for the local people, so please be patient if things happen on “island time”.

Most importantly please don’t forget..….the two local villages of Jungut Batu and Lembongan are home to the beautiful, hard working people who have embraced visitors and allow us to share their island paradise.

Religion, Culture & Language

The majority of local people are Hindu. Traditions and religious ceremonies are part of everyday life, you will undoubtedly see at least one during your stay. They are extremely colourful, lively (and loud) events. Respect for the locals during these occasions is appreciated and best shown by thoughtful observance. Balinese is the most common language of communication between local residents. English is widely understood and spoken, often with an Australian accent!

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