Welcome to Lembongan, one of three islands found to the South East of Bali, completing the the trio of islands that make up the Penida District. This little archipelago in turn, is part of the Lesser Sunda Islands.
For the technical among us, the exact GPS co-ordinance are 8°40.906′S 115°27.067′E. To make things a little more complicated, administratively Nusa Lembongan actually falls into a sub district of Klungkung, a regency completed by the other two islands of; Penida and Ceningan. Klungkung is also a town, situated in the South East of Bali, for those that need even more confusing stats.
Now that we have familiarized ourselves with the geographical location and governmental control of the island, Lembongan is more commonly known as the ever more popular tropical get away. Lembongan is situated, just a stone’s throw away from the hustle and bustle of Bali.
Separated from the mainland by the 12km Badung Strait, the island is approximately 8km2, with the Bali Sea to the North and the Indian Ocean to the South. The Journey across is but an easy 30-minute speedboat ride from Sanur, and can also be reached from Padang Bai, on Bali.
When arriving on the beach, one will notice little to no difference in the local culture, traditions and day to day goings on due the Lembonganese being Hindu. This being said there will be one big difference which is evident within the first barefoot step onto the soft white sand. To date there are no Hawkers nor overzealous locals to taint the spectacular backdrop and paradise that is. Even on first glance, one will take in the alluring crystal blue waters and magnificent greenery of the luscious hillsides the island has to offer.