Poldi Ridge explains just why Nusa Lembongan, Bali’s nearby sister island, is so worth a visit: “it can easily be reached for a day of fun to enjoy one of the best assets Indonesia has to offer – breath-taking marine life, crystal clear turquoise water and white sandy beaches.
The safest and quickest way to get there is with Bali Hai Cruises, an Australian managed marine business that has operated in the region for 20 years. Options of vessels include a large 3 deck catamaran with live band and bars, a 64 foot sailing catamaran or the Ocean Rafting for the adventurous souls.
A dedicated water sports pontoon anchored in the protected bay offers ideal conditions for you to try out PADI diving. It’s completely safe and an amazing experience amongst all the fish and coral. And you still will have plenty time for unlimited banana boating, parasailing, massages or a visit the island village which still has the original traditional vibe southern Bali has lost.
If you like the small, remote island feel, Hai Tide Huts offer accommodation in traditional lumbung style huts, directly on the beach. Resort amenities include free water sports plus free transfers to the famous surf surrounding the island. Nusa Lembongan is more like what Bali used to be years ago.”