Blue Lagoon Nusa Lembongan. Actually, I should correct myself and say Blue Lagoon, Nusa Cenigan. If you’re staying on Nusa Lembongan, then Nusa Cenigan is your neighbouring island. A once fallen bridge, now re-erected into this yellow wonder, is the bridge that connects the two islands. A tourist hotspot itself, be prepared for a little wait whilst crossing. However, make the effort and cross the bridge onto Nusa Cenigan and cruise on to Blue Lagoon. The most perfect, bright blue waters and the whitest sands. Blue Lagoon really isn’t one to be missed.
// How To Get There \\
As I mentioned, if you’re coming from Nusa Lembongan, then you’ll cross the Yellow Bridge and wind your way around for just about 10 minutes before coming across Blue Lagoon. Just keep following the signs or use Google Maps and you’ll be there in no time. Park up on the corner of the road, head over the wall and down the tiniest little track and you’ll be there. Honestly, the road is unmarked so it’s hard to direct you… your best bet is just use Google Maps.
Really, it’s a ‘blink & you miss it’ kind of thing. But once you’re there, you’ll be in total awe. A once famous cliff jumping stop, Blue Lagoon is the perfect secluded cove. Unfortunately you’re no longer able to get down to the shore, due to the cliff edge falling away. The cliff jumping spot has been taken away and Blue Lagoon is purely a ‘look but don’t touch’ kind of beach. With a new hotel resort being built right on the cliff edge, Blue Lagoon is soon going to become way more populated… so head down whilst it’s quiet.
The perfect photo opportunity is on the wall, with a drone. For me this creates the most insane picture, it captures the full beauty of this spot and really highlights how dramatic this beach is. To the right of you as you make your way down to Blue Lagoon, will be another pathway. Take that and head around the bushes and you’ll find yourself at the opening of the cove. From here you can see out to sea and get a totally different perspective of Blue Lagoon.
// What Else To Do \\
Granted, as beautiful as Blue Lagoon is, there isn’t much else to do at the cove. Especially as you’re unable to make it down to the shore. In that case, jump back on your scooter and continue to follow the road round. This time you’re looking for Mahana Point. This is a spot for those thrill seekers. Mahana Point is a cafe, perched on the edge of a cliff. Playing the best reggae in town, serving some of the best Nachos I’ve ever had, with a landscape to die for. You could easily see away a day down at Mahana Point. What makes this cafe so spectacular? Well it’s the 10 metre cliff jump of course.
Pay just 60000 IDR ($6) for 30 minutes and the jump spot is all yours. The jump spot at the top is a 10 metre drop into the crystal clear oceans. Beware, once you’ve done the jump you have a long swim around the cliff, to the other side of the cafe. This swim is in some pretty strong swells, so not one for the faint hearted.
Don’t fancy the 10 metre jump. Head to the end of the cafe and take the slightly smaller jump, with practically no swim back to the cafe. The cliff is lined with luxury resorts, the waves get pretty big so perfect for surfers and the beaches are so peaceful. Mahana Point really does have it all going on.
Nusa Cenigan & Nusa Lembongan was one of the highlights of my entire trip to Bali but Blue Lagoon in particular was definitely a ‘moment’ for me. It’s one of those places that’s still kind of ‘under the radar’, a little out the way and although a few tourists were hanging around, it was relatively quiet. It’s not only Blue Lagoon, it’s the drive over the Yellow Bridge which is freaking epic, it’s the lagoon itself as well Mahana Point. A day on Nusa Cenigan can be easily spent at these few locations.
If you have any questions about todays blog post, then feel free to leave them in the comments below. I’d love to help you out. Don’t forget to check out my last two Bali posts on Tegallalang Rice Terraces & Devils Tear, for more information on this incredible place!
| By Harrison |