BLUE LAGOON CLIFF JUMP ON NUSA CENINGAN, BALI
If you love cliff jumping and are on Nusa Lembongan or heading to Lembongan this is the blog post you are looking for. The Blue Lagoon cliff jump in Nusa Ceningan is one of the most awesome experiences I have had since I began traveling. The Nusa Ceningan Blue Lagoon is a rocky cove of the brightest blue water I’ve laid my eyes on.
I wrote a guide for all you cliff jumpers: 10 Best Cliff Jumping Spots in Bali
How to get to Nusa Lembongan
The ferry leaves multiple times per day from Sanur (east Bali) If you book it in advance often you can have your pick-up from the hotel included. To book it online in advance for the guaranteed lowest price you can click the link below to reserve your ticket.
Book your ticket: Sanur(Bali) to Nusa Lembongan Ferry
Getting to Nusa Ceningan Blue Lagoon
Two mates and I began the day on Lembongan. By the time you are reading this the new bridge between Lembongan and Ceningan will be up and running. We had to cross the ocean by boat but a simple moped cross will do the job. Because of the cost of a moped on Ceningan at the time was pretty expensive we walked to Blue Lagoon but with a moped, the journey will take you no more than 5-10 minutes.
Update: The bridge is open! Hire a bike for $5 on Nusa Lembongan and drive 15 minutes across the bridge to the Blue Lagoon on Nusa Ceningan!
Nusa Ceningan Blue Lagoon Map
Nusa Ceningan Blue Lagoon
Visiting in low season and the lack of a bridge definitely played a part in how few people we saw on Ceningan. However, I have since visited Blue Lagoon again and there was no-one at the cliff jump again. 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 will 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.
Once your admiration of nature is over, walk along the coast towards the left side of the bay. You will find a small hut with crazy art all over it. Along with the hipster hut, you will come across the remains of what appears to be an old cafe or bar. I have heard it may have closed due to the dangers of this spot in bad weather. As always be careful, know your limits and stay safe.
Cliff Jumping at Nusa Ceningan 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. There are relatively safe jumps from heights of 4m, 6m, 8m and 13.5m.
The water was very deep and we didn’t could see the bottom was way too far to worry about touching it. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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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WHERE TO STAY ON NUSA LEMBONGAN
Swara Homestay 2 – Budget: On my first trip to Nusa Lembongan we stayed at Swara Homestay 2, which set us back $10 a night for a private room with a bathroom. It was incredibly basic but we weren’t there to enjoy a fancy room so it worked for us. It was a great base for our adventures as we got stuck into all of the things to do on Nusa Lembongan. Along the beachfront, there are plenty of fancy resorts if you have the cash to splash but you can get a private room with everything you need for under $20 a night with no problems.
Check rates and availability: Swara Homestay 2
Sukanusa Luxury Huts – Value/My Favorite: These beautiful huts are what a Nusa Lembongan getaway is all about. I think the most important part of accommodation is the view or how unique it is. These huts are the ultimate getaway and although they seriously are a mix of island life and luxury. Definitely check these out before you book a luxury hotel for hundreds of dollars.
Check rates and availability: Sukanusa Luxury Huts
Tamarind Resort – Luxury: The second time I stayed on Nusa Lembongan was with my Nusa Islands Blogger Workshop. It was an upgrade from Swara Homestay 2! We stayed at the fancy Tamarind Resort, which was an insane property. It was a paradise hideaway with an awesome restaurant, gym, several infinity pools, and sunset views. If you are looking for an epic place to stay on Lembongan I would definitely recommend the Tamarind Resort!
Check rates and availability: Tamarind Resort
MORE NUSA ISLANDS BLOG POSTS
I also wrote detailed guides for all of the adventurous things to do on Nusa Ceningan, Nusa Penida, and the Nusa Lembongan. You can read them by clicking on the post below.