10 Most Instagrammable Places in Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan, Bali

Let’s get wanderlusted in Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan, Bali!

Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan are islands located apart from Bali mainland but still part of Bali province in Indonesia. These two islands are connected by the famous Yellow Bridge, making it easier to explore both islands. These two islands are absolutely places to visit in Bali. You can reach the Nusa Lembongan by speed ferry from Sanur in Bali, Padang Bai in Bali, or Lombok.

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On this blog post, I will show you my top 10 most Instagrammable places in Bali focusing on Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan based on my opinion so you can get beautiful feeds on your Instagram. Also read, Travel Guides and Tips to Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan, Bali.

NUSA LEMBONGAN

  1. Gala-Gala Cave

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Trying to pose gracefully in the entrance of the cave

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One of the entrances of the cave

Gala-Gala Cave is a man-made cave in Nusa Lembongan, Bali and it’s magnificent if you pay attention to the details of the cave wall. The cave is quite small and low so it kind of gave us a backache by just wandering inside. There are multiple entrances to get inside this cave and unfortunately, you need to pay to get in. I came here in the afternoon and there was literally nobody there, only the guardian which was good so we could take as many pictures as we wanted. The pictures below are showing you one of the entrances, how tiny it is so I needed to bent my body, and the photo nearby the entrance.

How to get there:

Use your Google Maps or Waze. Here is the exact location.

Best time to visit:

Anytime you prefer during daylight.

Ticket price:

Rp20.000 (US$2) per person for locals

Rp50.000 (US$4) per person for foreigners.

I got mine bargained for Rp 50.000 (US$4) for 2 people, a local and a foreigner.

  1. Dream Beach

Dream Beach
Swinging by the beach

This beach is quite famous in Nusa Lembongan, Bali yet it’s not super crowded. As far as I saw, this area is surrounded by resorts, restaurants, or cafes. Unfortunately, I didn’t go down to the beach, only spending time at the swings taking a million pictures. While being here, I really suggest enjoying dinner by the beach in the Cafe Pandan, just remind yourself to bring a jacket or anything warm unless your body is immune to its strong night wind.

How to get there:

Use your Google Maps, Waze, or just look at the direction sign. Click here to know the exact location of the swing in Dream Beach.

Best time to visit:

Anytime during the day or evening (if you want to have dinner). The sun doesn’t set here but during the sunset time, it stills looks amazing.

Ticket price:

It’s free!

  1. Devil’s Tear

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The wave hit the cliff
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Me posing in the Devil’s Tear

This area is the hardest area to reach, we got lost a couple of times. There is no fee to get to this area but you will expect lots of people taking pictures here.

How to get there:

Do not trust Google Maps direction or Waze! I once followed Waze and we ended up in someone’s luxurious villa with a sign which basically saying, “There is no shortcut to the Devil’s Tear through this property”. Then I stopped using Waze and trying to locate ourselves with Google Maps manually, figuring out which way we should go. But, here’s the actual location of the place.

We ended up parking in a random spot nearby luxurious villas then just did a little parkour there to get the beach (later on we realized the beach name is Sandy Bay Beach) then continuing to the cliff in order to get to our destination. I believe there is an easier way to get to Devil’s Tear by getting through Sandy Bay Restaurant which is located in Sandy Bay Beach. We just, unfortunately, didn’t know, just do as I say not as I do *laughing*. The first picture will show you the “pathway on the cliff” I mentioned from Sandy Bay Beach to get to Devil’s Tear and here’s the location of Sandy Bay Beach.

Best time to visit:

I suggest you come in the afternoon on the high tide so you are able to see the spectacular wave. We came in the sunset time so we only saw one, just one time the wave hit the cliff. It was okay as long as we were able to see the terrific sunset. Anyway, you will expect lots of people to take pictures of themselves here.

Ticket price:

It’s free!

  1. Sandy Bay Beach

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Sunset at Sandy Bay Beach
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Devil’s Tear from far away

As I mentioned in the previous point, you can go to Devil’s Tear through this beach. I found that Sandy Bay Beach is a nice beach to enjoy the sunset and chill by the beach. The sunset is really amazing as you can see in the picture below. Click me for the exact location.

How to get there:

Use your Waze or Google Maps.

Best time to visit:

Whenever you prefer. Sunset time is the best.

Ticket price:

It is free if you want to spend your time here unless you wanna use the Sandy Bay Beach Club facilities.

NUSA CENINGAN

5. Blue Lagoon

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The view from the other side
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The main view

Until I wrote this article, that place remains in my heart as one of my favorites in Bali. I’m speechless so just take a look at my picture below. Click me to see the exact location.

How to get here:

Use your Google Maps or Waze.

Best time to visit:

I recommend coming here in the afternoon because the high tide makes it even beautiful. It will be quite crowded though in the afternoon but it won’t disturb your photo session.

Ticket price:

It’s free!

  1. Blue Lagoon Cliff Jumping Point

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The cliff jumping spot

There is also a cliff-jumping point you can reach from there but it is closed for doing cliff jumping now due to its danger. As far as I know, the height of this cliff jumping point is about 13-15 meters. The rumor I heard, there was somebody died because the wave brought the victim way too far away so nobody was able to save then since that on, this spot is forbidden spot to do cliff jumping. No need to worry, you can still visit this area just to get pictures.

How to get here:

To get to the cliff jumping point is quite confusing because I actually couldn’t get direction via Google Maps nor Waze, I finally reached this location after trying for the second time on a different day. So to get to this spot, all you have to do is going left from the Blue Lagoon (please take a look at the Blue Lagoon in the previous point as reference) then just follow the path and you will arrive at the other side of the Blue Lagoon which is the cliff jumping spot. Here’s the exact location.

Best time to visit:

Whenever you prefer during the day. I came here in the afternoon and I only spotted 1-2 people there, this might be caused by how hidden it is.

Ticket price:

It’s free!

  1. Mahana Cliff Jumping Point

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The jumping point (Screenshot from my cliff jumping video)
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Post-cliff jump (Screenshot from my cliff jumping video)
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Mahana Point, seen from Secret Beach

No need to be sad because Blue Lagoon Cliff Jumping Point is closed, you still can challenge yourself by heading to Mahana Cliff Jumping Point. They have 2 jumping points, the lower (about 5 meters in height), and the higher one (about 10 meters in height). Well, I tried the higher one even though this was my first cliff jumping, I was accompanied by my friend. I had been wanting to try it since 2016 then I finally did it and it felt so amazing. By the way, shout out to my friend, Marcos for helping me because I suck swimming in the sea, I need to build my strength.

This cliff jumping spot is also a chill cafe so be prepared that there will be a lot of people watching, especially if you are the first to jump. I noticed, people were waiting for the first jumper before they jump themselves because Marcos was the first jumper, followed by me then after getting back up from jumping, I saw several people started to jump. I cliff jumped in the afternoon and boy, the tide was high also the wave was quite strong which led me to hit the cliff wall before I got up through the ladder. The third picture is the Mahana Cliff Jumping Point taken from Secret Beach. Do you see the wave? Yup, it was that strong.

How to get here:

My direction to get to this place is by going right from the Blue Lagoon Viewpoint/Secret Point (please take a look at the Blue Lagoon Viewpoint/Secret Point in the previous point as reference) and actually this place is easier to find even in the virtual map like Google Maps or Waze and here’s the location on Google Maps.

Best time to visit:

Whenever you prefer during daylight. Avoid going in the afternoon if you prefer a calmer wave.

Ticket price:

Rp25.000 (US$2) for the lower jumping point

Rp50.000 (US$4) for the higher jumping point

  1. Secret Point Beach

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Walking by the beach
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Posing by the beach

This beach is actually not so secret because there is a big resort facing Secret Point Beach. Despite that fact, the beach is quite secluded and you will find only several people at the beach while most of the resort guests chill in the resort cafe. If you want to have all the beach by yourself, you can walk a little bit further from the resort area.

How to get here:

This Secret Point Beach is located not so far away from Mahana Cliff Jumping Point so you will be able to see people doing cliff jumping. My direction to come here is from the Blue Lagoon parking area, you can cross the street just walk into another motorbike parking lot next to the resort leading to the stairs going down to this Secret Point Beach. Here’s the location of the destination.

Best time to visit:

Whenever you prefer, it will always be pretty.

Ticket price:

It’s free!

IN BETWEEN BOTH ISLANDS

  1. Yellow Bridge

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The famous Yellow Bridge

Yes, you need to cross and at least take a picture on this famous bridge in Bali. Don’t just pass by, get off from your motorbike, and enjoy the moment along with the beautiful view from here.

How to get there:

Use your Google Maps or Waze but actually every local must have known the location of this bridge. Here’s the location, just to be safe.

Best time to visit:

I suggest coming here in the early morning to avoid crowds if you want to do the photo session.

Ticket price:

It’s free!

  1. Strait between Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan

The Strait
View from one of the restaurants I was having lunch at

There are many restaurants or cafes located nearby the strait of these two islands. Go pick one that has access to go down to the strait. I can’t remember the name of the restaurant we chose but it was nice and the view was also so good. Of course, I went down to the strait and asked to be photographed.

How to get there:

The location is the same as the Yellow Bridge (the point above). To get down there, I used stairs in the restaurant I was having lunch at.

Best time to visit:

I was having lunch in this area and the strait remained clear from people so I do recommend coming in the afternoon in the high tide because it won’t look as good as this picture in the morning low tide.

Ticket price:

It’s free!

BONUS!

Random Cliff Spots (Both Islands)

This is seriously a must-do because you will get like millions of great pictures by just randomly wandering around. Here, enjoy my captures in the random cliff spots in Nusa Ceningan and Nusa Lembongan, Bali.

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Taken nearby the Mahana Point
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Around the Blue Lagoon
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Nearby the Blue Lagoon
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In the Devil’s Tear

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog, I hope you find this blog post about Bali photo spot helpful, especially for your Instagram *wink*. Happy travel!

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