Linda Yli-Mäenpää

Nusa Islands

Linda Yli-Mäenpää
Nusa Islands

We started our trip with a speed boat from Sanur to Nusa Penida at eight o’clock in the morning.

 
 

We were there at nine and we rented a scooter from the harbour so we could get ourselves to our hotel. We left our belongings to the bungalow and went to have some food. We found this vegan place called Vegan Soul Kitchen from google and we gave it a try and the food was good! And they had a lot of options to choose from which was nice. The place was quite hidden so you couldn’t find it without google maps. After breakfast/lunch we went to the thousand Islands and the treehouse. I had been in Nusa Penida before but that view always amazes me. I think it’s my favourite sight spot in the Nusa Islands. From there we went to Atuh beach because they are really close to each other. This time we climbed down to Atuh beach because the last time I didn’t because there was such a low tide so there wasn’t any water so we didn’t see the point going down. Now there was water but you couldn’t actually swim there because it was so rocky and shallow. 

 
 

The next morning, we had breakfast at our hotel and then at nine o’clock we started driving towards Kelingking beach. That is also one sight that I don’t get bored with. The water is so beautiful, turquoise and it looks like it would have a filter. We didn’t go down the stairs that would have led down to the ”secret” beach because we didn’t have that much time because we were leaving to Nusa Lembongan the same day. After Kelingking we went to Crystal bay and that beach is really nice if you just like to take it easy. We had some food, sunbathed and swam before it was time to get our bags from the hotel and head to the harbour where we got a boat to Nusa Lembongan. The ticket cost 50k (3€) and the boats leave in every one hour from eight to four o’clock. 

 
 

So we arrived to Nusa Lembongan at four o’clock in the afternoon and again we rented scooters straight from the harbour and headed to our bungalows. After we left our bags there, we went to see the bridge that connects Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan and then we drove to Ceningan to see the Blue Lagoon. It was breath taking! Once again the view was amazing. Nusa Lembongan and Ceningan are quite different compared to Nusa Penida because they are less mountainous and a lot smaller. It seemed like there was much more happening in Nusa Lembongan than it was in Nusa Penida but I think it’s because it’s more densely populated. And I must say that I instantly liked Nusa Lembongan a lot more than Nusa Penida even though it had more sights to see. We found this cafe called Bali Eco Deli where we had some dinner and it was so good that we had to come back the next morning as well. 

 
 
 
 

On the last day we had booked a snorkeling trip around the three islands and it lasted from eight to eleven o´clock. We had so much fun and we saw a lot nice things like colourful fish and coral. After the trip we went to have some lunch and got our stuff from the hotel and headed to Mushroom Bay were our speed boat back to Bali was supposed to leave. We had plenty of time before departing so we went swimming and we sunbathed. I must say that that was one of the nicest beaches I have ever been to because you could swim there so nicely; it was sand all the way, the water got deeper from the shore line and the water was so blue and see-through! 

We had such a nice trip and I would definitely go to the Nusa Islands again. You could also easily see all the three islands in three days.