If you love cliff jumping and are on Nusa Lembongan or heading there, this is the blog post you are looking for. The Blue Lagoon cliff jump in Nusa Ceningan is one of the most awesome cliff-jumping spots in Bali. There’s a few different heights ranging from 5-12 meters, so there is something for everyone.
Blue Lagoon Cliff Jump near Nusa Lembongan
The Blue Lagoon on Nusa Ceningan is an incredible coastal formation, renowned for its spectacular crystal-clear blue waters. It’s situated on Nusa Ceningan, just across the famous yellow bridge from Nusa Lembongan. The breathtaking panoramic views of the ocean from the cliff’s edge, combined with the area’s untouched natural beauty, make the Blue Lagoon an unmissable attraction for those venturing to the island paradise of Bali.
I wrote a guide for all you cliff jumpers: 10 Best Cliff Jumping Spots in Bali
How to get to the Nusa Islands
There are three main options to get to Nusa Penida depending on your budget and how many logistics you want to manage. Here are the three options with the cheapest first:
- Book your ticket: Sanur (Bali) to Nusa Lembongan – Book a regular ferry that leaves from Sanur to Nusa Penida on the reliable website 12go. You then need to moped or taxi across to Nusa Penida via another ferry/boat.
- Book a fast boat: Sanur (Bali) to Nusa Penida – This option is great as you go direct from Bali to Penida without having to stop in Lembongan. This option is only slightly more expensive than stopping in Lembongan. This is my favorite option of the three and can be booked on Klook.
- Book a fast boat with hotel pick-up: Sanur (Bali) to Nusa Penida – This option includes a fast boat from Sanur (Bali) to Nusa Penida but also includes pick-up from your hotel in Bali in a van. This option from GetYourGuide is a bit more expensive but takes all the hassle out of the transit from Bali to Nusa Penida.
Getting to the Nusa Ceningan Blue Lagoon
Once you have made it to Nusa Lembongan by following the steps above you are very close. The Blue Lagoon is on Nusa Ceningan, which is just a short drive across from Lembongan. We were staying on Lembongan (as most people do), and rode our mopeds across the yellow bridge for the day to explore several of the top things to do on Nusa Ceningan.
Nusa Ceningan Blue Lagoon Map
Once you cross the bridge from Nusa Lembongan, it’s just a short drive to the location pinned on the map below.
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The Blue Lagoon on Nusa Ceningan
We visited in the low season (several years ago). However, I have since visited Blue Lagoon again and there was no-one at the cliff jump again. Big resorts and hotels are being built and the landscape is changing but the cliff jump still remain. Lots of tourists take photos of the lagoon from the edge of the cliffs in the parking lot. If you move away from the parking lot you should avoid any crowd whatsoever.
Once you arrive at the Nusa Ceningan Blue Lagoon, take a few moments to be amazed by the beautiful color of the water and this amazing little cove. Around the left side of the cove, there are a number of viewpoints and good photo spots. This is where most tourists hang out and witness the milky, vibrant blues of the lagoon.
Once your admiration of nature is over, walk along the coast towards the left side of the bay (facing the ocean). You will find a small hut with crazy art all over it. Along with the hut, you will come across the remains of what appears to be an old cafe or bar. I have heard the bar may have closed due to the dangers of this spot in bad weather. As always be careful, know your limits and stay safe. We visited on a relatively calm sunny day but this cliff jumping spot is a no-go when the swell is strong.
Cliff Jumping at the Blue Lagoon
We threw our bags down in the hut and settled in for what would end up being four hours of crazy fun at my new favorite cliff jumping spot in Indonesia. There are relatively safe jumps from heights of 4m, 6m, 8m and 12m. The water was very deep and we could see the bottom was way too far to worry about touching it. This may have changed but that was my experience.
To get out of the water once you are in you will swim to your right back towards the coast and clamber up the cliffs when you find a gap in the waves. If the swell looks too big maybe save the jump for another day as you don’t want to get stuck unable to get out. The day we went had some decent waves but none to cause too much trouble. We all finished the day without a single scrape, just a big smile plastered on our faces.
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The second time I visited the Blue Lagoon on Nusa Ceningan the tide was high and the waves were big. We didn’t jump because it looked like you would get swept as you tried to get out. Make sure you assess the conditions thoroughly before jumping here as getting out can be dangerous. Just because you want t to jump and are motivated doesn’t mean it is a good idea if the waves are rolling through.
I built my way up from the 8m backflip to the 13m normal jump. By the end of the day, I threw down the gauntlet to myself and backflipped from 13m, the highest I had ever done at the time. My friend captured my jump on the drone.
All of my best memories throughout my travels involve going beyond my comfort zone. I know it sounds cliche but it’s true. I won’t ever forget this day purely because I went for it, even though every bone in my body said not to.
While we chilled up in the abandoned cafe in between jumps, the sun absolutely baked us. Don’t expect any service here or any signs of life at all. Two people came past throughout the entire time we were there and other than that the only other visitors we had were a pod of dolphins.
However, just next door is the Driftwood Bar, where you can chill in an infinity pool, grab a drink and a snack and relax after your cliff jumping session.
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Mahana Point Cliff Jump
If you are looking for a cliff jump that has better access, a ladder to get out and beers at the ready, Mahana Point Cliff Jump is just around the corner. A small bar sits on the point overlooking the surf break and has a 10m and 5m platform to jump off.
However, you have to pay per jump. It’s 25000 rupiah for the 5m jump and 50,000 rupiah for the 10m jump. That’s pretty steep for one jump but worth it if you want to cliff jump and have a safe exit out of the water. We watched the sunset here and did one more obligatory jump. What a freaking day!
Read the full blog post: Mahana Point Cliff Jump
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There are three pieces of gear that I simply never forget when I go on a beach adventure. These are three items that I using right now and this list gets updated every year! Here are my beach essentials.
- Quick-Dry Towel: A quick-dry towel is a must for travelers. It hardly takes up any room and dries in seconds.
- Osprey Ultralight Dry Sack: The beach can be a great place to ruin your precious gear so having this ultralight dry sack for cameras, phones and valuables mean you have a safe place to store everything.
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MORE NUSA ISLANDS BLOG POSTS
There are a ton of epic things to do on Nusa Penida, but I also wrote detailed guides for all of the adventurous things to do on Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Ceningan. You can explore more of my guides by clicking one of the links below.
- NUSA ISLANDS GUIDE: LEMBONGAN, PENIDA, CENINGAN
- 27 AWESOME THINGS TO DO ON NUSA PENIDA
- 9 AWESOME THINGS TO DO ON NUSA LEMBONGAN
- 5 AWESOME THINGS TO DO ON NUSA CENINGAN
- BEST CLIFF JUMP SPOTS IN BALI, INDONESIA
- WHERE TO STAY ON NUSA PENIDA: EAST & WEST REGION
- THE PERFECT 3-DAY NUSA PENIDA ITINERARY
- BEST NUSA PENIDA DAY TRIP TOURS FROM BALI
- HOW TO GET TO NUSA PENIDA FROM BALI VIA FERRY/BOAT