Nusa Lembongan is located in the Southeast of Bali. It is one of Bali’s most popular attractions with its white sand beaches and limestone cliffs. It is a picturesque destination for visitors because of its turquoise waters and long-stretched shores but is much less crowded than Bali.
BEST PLACES TO STAY ON NUSA LEMBONGAN
There is a wide range of accommodations on Nusa Lembongan from luxury resorts to budget hostels. In this blog post, I am going to help you decide where to stay in Nusa Lembongan so you have an amazing stay on this beautiful island. My personal favorites are The Tamarind Resort- Nusa Lembongan for its restaurant and gym and Lembongan Sanctuary Villas for its luxury and babysitting services.
QUICK PICKS: 3 BEST PLACES TO STAY IN NUSA LEMBONGAN
Don’t have time to read my detailed breakdown of where to stay in Nusa Lembongan? No worries! These are my three picks for the best places to stay in Nusa Lembongan. If you book one of these three, you are guaranteed to have a great vacation in a great location!
COMPARISON TABLE WHERE TO STAY ON NUSA LEMBONGAN
|Sanghyang Bay Villas
|The Tamarind Resort
|Lembongan Sanctuary Villas
|Water Blow Huts (Cute)
|Royal Retreat Villa’s Lembongan (Insta)
|The Niti Hut’s (Location is great)
|Devadav Hostel (Bunk Bed)
|Pange Hostel Lembongan
|NUSA CENINGAN ACCOMMODATION
|Svaha Private Villas Ceningan
|Nusa Veranda Sunset Villas & Restaurant
|The Puncak Sunset Ceningan Villas
LUXURY HOTELS IN NUSA LEMBONGAN
These are the three most highly rated luxury resorts in Nusa Lembongan. I’ve stayed at the Tamarind twice and it is my personal favorite.
SANGHYANG BAY VILLAS
Sanghyang Bay Villas: Set in the Mushroom Bay district, you can swim all you want with its huge outdoor pool! For me, this resort is a good fit for couples who want to have a comfortable stay as each room comes with a balcony that overlooks the sea.
The location is great because it’s just 700 meters away from Sandy Bay Beach Club. The staff can help you arrange the boat transfers and scooter drivers, which can be pretty awesome! It’s definitely one of the top-rated places to stay in Nusa Lembongan.
THE TAMARIND RESORT- NUSA LEMBONGAN
The Tamarind Resort- Nusa Lembongan: This classy resort provides everything there is to offer with a massive outdoor swimming pool. If you’re looking for an epic place to chill while listening to the refreshing sound of the ocean, this place is definitely for you.
It was a paradise hideaway with an awesome restaurant, gym, several infinity pools, and sunset views. What impresses me is the hospitality of the staff. The more it makes you feel comfortable. This high-end resort must be a tick on your list! For me, this is the number one place to stay in Nusa Lembongan for a luxury getaway.
LEMBONGAN SANCTUARY VILLAS
Lembongan Sanctuary Villas: This luxury resort is undoubtedly one of the best places to stay in Nusa Lembongan! It prides itself on its cozy villas with private pools overlooking the sea and the famous Mt. Agung, perfect for sightseeing, especially with your loved one. The view is just too good from the patio pool. Arrangement for massage service is a plus! Every villa has a stylish interior decoration and I really love the vibe of this place.
MID-RANGE (VALUE) HOTELS ON NUSA LEMBONGAN
Head straight to Mushroom Bay or Sandy Bay for the best value accommodations you can ever imagine. These two areas put you in a great location and also have quite a few nice villas and hotels at affordable prices.
WATER BLOW HUTS
Water Blow Huts (Value): Located 600 meters away from Sandy Bay Beach Club, it offers a beachfront holiday with full relaxation and comfort with its traditional-style accommodation. If you want a little privacy, this is your perfect haven wherein you can get a chance of witnessing stunning sunrise and sunset views.
You’ll get more from your money here. Couples, in particular, love this place for its romantic sight. Definitely one of my favorite accommodations on Nusa Lembongan.
ROYAL RETREAT VILLAS LEMBONGAN
Royal Retreat Villas Lembongan (Insta-worthy): This bed and breakfast has gardens and villas which makes it Insta-worthy. It offers both an indoor and outdoor pool with a panoramic view around. Here you’ll get a chance to meet new friends and have a little chit-chat in its shared lounge where guests can hang out and chill!
Sandy Bay and Devil’s Tear are accessible from the area so it’s definitely in the best location. The beautiful setting of the place matched with the amazing views makes it picture-perfect. Guests have constantly rated this excellent!
- Indoor and outdoor pool
- Panoramic view around
- Spa and wellness center
THE NITI HUT’S
The Niti Hut’s (Value): Set in Mushroom Bay and just 400 meters away from Devil’s Tear, this holiday park provides a large outdoor pool. It has a garden wherein guests can enjoy the scents of flowers nearby. If you want other cuisines, there is also a restaurant serving Indonesian and International cuisine. This place is perfect to relax after a long day of island adventure.
They offer a complimentary airport shuttle bus service. This is one of the highly-recommended accommodations in Nusa Lembongan.
BUDGET HOSTELS ON NUSA LEMBONGAN
For all the backpackers out there, these are the best budget spots in Nusa Lembongan.
Devadav Hostel (Bunk Bed) Nusa Lembongan: If your cash is running low or simply you wouldn’t want to spend much on the unused facilities, then a bunk bed in Devadav Hostel is what you might be looking for. Although you will be sharing the room with others, it would not get crowded since it is spacious.
This property is also rated as one of the most convenient places to stay in Klungkung since it is only a 10-minute or less stroll to Dream and Sandy Beaches. For $13 a night in a good location, this place is dirt cheap!
Pange Hostel Lembogan
Pange Hostel Lembogan: After a long day of adventure in Mushroom Bay, Devil’s Tear, Sandy Bay Beach Club, or Crystal Bay, which are near Pange, you can surely relax and replenish your lost energy in this beautiful hostel. The rooms are large enough for 4 people and are equipped with a seating area. It was a great base for our adventures as we got stuck into all of the things to do on Nusa Lembongan.
Titi Hostel: If you don’t want to go too far from famous tourist attractions like Blue Corner, Blue Lagoon, and Mangrove Point, Titi Hostel will be an ideal place to stay. It is also situated 1.5 km from Mushroom Bay, so you won’t have to spend your precious time traveling back and forth. Although this property is small, it is well-maintained with a good view of the garden which for me is a plus factor.
BEST ACCOMMODATIONS ON NUSA CENINGAN
Nusa Ceningan-the island that completes the trio of Nusa islands. It is nestled between Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan on the Southeast coast of Bali. Like the two Nusas, this small island is home to jaw-dropping scenic sites, crystal clear blue waters, and cliffs. Though the crowd concentrates on the bigger islands (Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan), this place is worth a stop.
SVAHA PRIVATE VILLAS CENINGAN
Svaha Private Villas Ceningan: With only three 3-bedroom villas, this property will give what every traveler’s dream is – a nice and quiet place to relax and rejuvenate. Each villa is equipped with a private plunge pool all for yourself. What makes this place great are the walkable nerve-wracking activities in the blue lagoon jumping cliff where you can actually jump off the cliff and feel the seawater pressure as it embraces you. If you are strong enough, I highly encourage you to do so.
NUSA VERANDA SUNSET VILLAS AND RESTAURANT
Nusa Veranda Sunset Villas and Restaurant: The name says it all! A beautiful sunset from your veranda is what it takes to simply take your breath away. The infinity pool overlooking the ocean added the feature and the property is a romantic nest for couples and perfect for a family getaway.
I cannot find a single fault in this place. Everything is just marvelous – the peaceful ambiance, good location, and value for money. If you are a sunset lover, I highly recommend this accommodation!
THE PANCAK SUNSET CENINGAN VILLA
The Pancak Sunset Ceningan Villa: To those who want to have a laid-back time and hibernation after some actions and craziness in Bali, the Pancak Sunset Ceningan Villa is a sure hideout. Some units feature terraces and/or balconies with either a sea view or pool view. Let’s not forget the amazing sunset from this property, too.
The outdoor pool available in all seasons with a gigantic figure will remind you that you are still on vacation.
I hope you enjoyed this guide to the best accommodation in Nusa Lembongan. After reading all of these recommendations, I hope you have a clear view of where to stay in Nusa Lembongan.
TOP 3 PLACES TO STAY ON LEMBONGAN
I’ve written a massive, detailed guide about the Best Places To Stay on Nusa Lembongan…BUT If you just want me three favorites right now, here they are!
BEST NUSA PENIDA DAY TOURS
If you are staying in Bali.. take a day trip on a speedboat to explore the highlights of Nusa Penida. It takes just 35 minutes to get from Bali to Nusa Penida by speed boat. Yep, in just one day you can snorkel with Manta rays and visit lots of the best beaches and viewpoints.
Manta Ray Snorkeling Tour
Manta Ray Nusa Penida Tour (from Bali): Snorkeling with Manta Rays is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and one of the best wildlife encounters I’ve had in my life. The Manta Rays are majestic and very friendly. With a wingspan of 5m, these gentle giants cruise around you while you snorkel amongst them. The Nusa Penida Manta Ray Snorkel Tour includes pick up and drop off from your hotel in Bali and all transport and tickets included.
Nusa Penida Highlights Tour
Nusa Penida Highlights Tour: Get picked-up from your Bali hotel, take a 35-minute fast boat to Nusa Penida and then visit the most popular viewpoints, beaches and snorkel spots on the island. This small Nusa Penida Highlights Tour group tour is the most highly reviewed day trip for Nusa Penida Island. You’ll visit all the most popular spots and can request certain viewpoints on your itinerary. Places you will visit are sites like the ones listed below:
- Angel’s Billabong
- Kelingking T-Rex Beach
- Broken Beach
- Rumah Pohon Treehouse
- Snorkeling at Crystal Bay
- Thousand Island Viewpoint
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.
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