DREAM BEACH ON NUSA LEMBONGAN, BALI
Dream Beach is the most popular stretch of sand on the island of Nusa Lembongan. The small bay is enclosed by cliffs on either side and the crystal clear water exposes a nice reef below the surface. Bars and hotels line the beach in what has become a very touristy location. However, it is still worth visiting Dream Beach on Nusa Lembongan, especially with the tips inside this blog post.
How to get to Dream Beach on Nusa Lembongan
It takes less than 10 minutes to drive from the main strip in Nusa Lembongan to Dream Beach. 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 Dream Beach on Nusa Lembongan.
If you are staying 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. For just $88, the top-rated Nusa Lembongan Day Tour includes hotel pick-up and dr
When you arrive at the car park at Dream Beach you may be a little put-off. Buses full of tourists are coming and going all day. Unfortunately, the beach can often be quite crowded. However, most of the tourists don’t even go down to the beach. Instead, they line up in the same spot on the cliff and take one photo each before moving across to Devil’s Tears, which is another popular tourist attraction nearby.
So how do you enjoy Dream Beach even now that it has become a bit of a tourist hotspot?
- Arrive early in the morning. Tourists generally don’t get out and about until after their hotel breakfast. Before 10 am this beach is much quieter you can explore the bay at your leisure.
- Venture down the side of the bay. There is one spot that all the tourists seem to love. the part of the coastline in between Devil’s Tears and Dream Beach is a cool little area to explore. Venture along the coast for a couple of minutes and you will find lots of awesome little rocky outcrops for chills and for photos. We even discovered a few spots with deep water below and managed to get some cliff jumping in!
- Explore the caves near the shore. Along the left-hand side of the bay are some cool little caves worth exploring.
- After enjoying the beach there is a nice bar that overlooks the beach. The drinks are pricey but for the view, it’s worth ordering a beer and kicking back to enjoy Dream Beach for what it is.
Dream Beach Cliff Jumping
When facing out to the ocean from the shore the right-hand side of the bay has a long rocky coastline stretching several hundred meters. If you wander out 2/3 of the way along the coast you will find a bit of a clearing. On a calm day, you can see the water is quite deep here. We climbed down and did a depth check and found a few deep spots. Once I had given it the all-clear as being safe. Things change underwater daily. Reef shifts, rocks move. Make sure you always do your own checks and don’t blindly follow what you read online.
There was a nice jump about 5-meters high with Dream Beach perfectly in the background. The scramble out wasn’t the safest exit ever with waves crashing into the rocks. You will need to wear shoes or reef shoes to help you climb out as the rocks are quite sharp. Other than the rocks and the necessary depth check it’s quite a fun cliff jump spot and will never be crowded… probably ever.
I wrote a guide for: The 10 Best Bali Cliff Jumping Spots
Dream Beach Huts
The number one accommodation at Dream Beach on Nusa Lembongan is the Dream Beach Huts. These straw thatch bungalows are the ultimate getaway for your stay on Nusa Lembongan. The highlight of the accommodation is the infinity pool that overlooks Dream Beach. You pretty much have the beach as your front garden! Click Here for the latest rates and availability for Dream Beach Huts.
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.