Devil’s Tears on Nusa Lembongan is the single-best sunset spot on the island and possibly even in Bali! It also some epic tide pools and if you are an adrenaline seeker, there are even some cliff jump opportunities. In this blog post, I’ll give you the lowdown on why it’s the best sunset spot, the cliff jumping and how to get there.
Bali to Nusa Lembongan Day Trip – Luxury Catamaran Cruise
In Bali but still want to spend a day experiencing how epic Nusa Lembongan is, you can take a day trip on a speedboat to Lembongan and tour around the sights for the day with a guide before returning back to Bali in the evening. The top-rated Nusa Lembongan Day Tour includes hotel pick-up and drop-off from Bali, lunch, boat transfers and your snorkel guide all while traveling in style on a luxury catamaran.
Book your day-trip cruise: Bali to Nusa Lembongan Cruise Day-trip (Snorkeling & Meals included)
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
Devil’s Tears Nusa Lembongan Location
It takes less than 10 minutes to drive from the main strip in Nusa Lembongan to Devil’s Tears. The best way to get around the island is by moped/scooter. You can hire one for about $5 US dollars per day and gas is just over $1 per bottle. The map below shows you the exact location of Devil’s Tears on Nusa Lembongan. It’s right next to Dream Beach, another popular spot on the island.
Devil’s Tears on Nusa Lembongan, Bali
Why is it called Devil’s Tears?: What makes Devil’s Tears such an epic spot is in the name. Waves come crashing into the cove and like a blowhole, come spitting out with such force they blow a mist or ‘tears’ up into the air. That’s my interpretation of the name anyhow!
When you arrive at Devil’s Tears you might be a bit alarmed at the number of tourists at this site. It seems to be a popular day trip for many tour companies. However, once you clear the initial section most of the tourists don’t venture down the coast to the tidepools.
I sat and watched the waves come crashing in and blowing up the mist for a while. The ferocity of the flow didn’t seem to bother a lone turtle who came into the cove to cruise around.
After a little bit of a chill, we headed away from the parking lot down the coast. Here we reached the spot I call, the Devi’s Tear’s sunset spot!
Devil’s Tears sunset spot
The reason this is such a good sunset spot is that it faces directly out over the ocean at the sun as it sets over the horizon. In addition there are lots of little coves and corners in this area for little adventures and exploring. As the sun begins to set the tidepools turn into reflection pools and the scene becomes nothing short of amazing, which is why I throw around the term, ‘Best sunset in Bali’.
Both times I have been to Devil’s Tears, the sunset has been incredible with epic reflections in all of the pools.
Devil’s Tears cliff jumping
Devil’s Tears is a popular sunset spot and tourist spot in general on Nusa Lembongan. We always hang out here for sunset as the tide pools have insane reflections. However, the last time we hit Devil’s Tears the swell wasn’t too crazy and we sent a few jumps. It’s only about 3-4 meters where we jumped but a ton of fun. The waves here smash into the cliffs so don’t mess around here on a day of a big swell. There is also an epic little cliff jump spot at Dream Beach around the corner.
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
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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.