Sandy Bay, Nusa Lembongan
Sandy Bay, Nusa Lembongan
Sandy Bay, Nusa Lembongan
Sandy Bay, Nusa Lembongan

The locale

Dramatically perched atop a low cliff above Sandy Bay, Casa del Mar is not far from the famous Devil’s Tear, where crashing waves have shaped a spectacular rock formation. Nusa Lembongan offers some of the best diving and snorkelling in Indonesia. With various dining options and restaurants nearby, Casa del Mar is a great place to relax and have fun. Fast boats from Sanur and Benoa Harbour leave mainland Bali for Nusa Lembongan throughout the day. The island experiences two seasons during the year. Like mainland Bali, the wet season is from December to February, and the dry season is from March to November.

  • Sandy Bay Beach Club
    0.26 km
  • Devil's Tear
    0.70 km
  • Dream Beach
    0.90 km
  • Mushroom Bay
    1.90 km
  • Mangroves
    7.10 km

Things to do

Nusa Lembongan is a purer, less crowded version of Bali. The same iconic surf, and endless strips of sand lend themselves well to undisturbed holidays spent appreciating the beauty of nature, minus the cacophony. The Villa Manager will be happy to share a wealth of information about nearby places of interest and will help arrange transport and make any bookings required. Do chat with the staff about the local area, to gain interesting insights into some of the fascinating aspects of life on Nusa Lembongan and neighbouring island Nusa Penida.

Nusa Lembongan

  • Stroll along the beach and across the rocks to Devil’s Tear, a craggy limestone outcrop on the southern tip of Sandy Bay; on a clear day you can see Bali’s sacred volcano Gunung Agung looming in the distance to the north.
  • Cruise the coastline by boat with an experienced captain. Visit deserted beaches such as Gamat Bay on the neighboring island Nusa Penida, enjoy a spot of snorkeling (fins and masks provided) or ask the Villa Manager to organise a spot of scuba diving with one of the recommended dive companies on the island. The surrounding waters are spectacular and you can snorkel or dive with the Manta Rays and at certain times of the year, the incredible Mola Molas (sunfish) can also be spotted.  
  • Head for Dream Beach, a 10-minute walk southwards along the cliff path, for a swim in a cove of shallow sloping sand set on the clifftop above the beach. 
  • Visit the deserted beaches and blue lagoons of Nusa Lembongan’s tiny neighbour, Nusa Ceningan, and experience island life unchanged over the centuries.
  • Adrenaline junkies visit Mahana Point on Nusa Ceningan and hurl yourself off the clifftop into the sea. Or order a cold Bintang beer from the café and watch the surfers cresting huge rollers below.
  • Take a leisurely scooter or golf buggy tour of the island visiting temples, mangroves, beaches and the villages of Lembongan and Jungut Batu. 
  • Stroll into Mushroom Bay one evening for a romantic beachfront dinner at Bali Hai. Or pop next door to the Sandy Bay Beach Club for an evening cocktail and barbecue of fresh fish and meats. If you want to venture further afield, many restaurants offer complimentary pick-up and drop-off service and bookings can be handled by your Villa Manager. 
  • Visit the Underground House in Lembongan Village, a labyrinth of caves excavated from the limestone rock by local farmer and priest Made Biasa using only a hammer, chisel, and 15 years patience and hard work.
  • Climb the steps to Pura Puncak Sari, a sacred hilltop temple which commands fabulous views over the neighboring islands and Bali’s east coast.

Nusa Penida – Perfect for a day trip from Nusa Lembongan

  • Don't miss the spectacular natural rock arch over the turquoise waters of Broken Beach (Pasih Uug). Hike or bike to get to this amazing cove on Nusa Penida’s north-west tip – and don't forget your camera. Although you can't actually swim here as there’s no access to the water, you’ll be able to cool off at nearby Angel’s Billabong.
  • Angel’s Billabong (Kolam Para Bidadari) is a natural infinity pool of crystal-clear river water flowing into the sea, framed by craggy rocks and cliffs overlooking the ocean. Take a dip with the angels and enjoy the stunning scenery.
  • Watch out as waves hit the rocks and send great plumes of water into the sky at Smoky Beach (Pasih Andus). Just the place for a refreshing shower.
  • Take your mask and snorkel to Crystal Bay (Surganya Pecinta) where the water is clear, the waves are calm and beautiful clusters of coral are waiting to be discovered.
  • It’s a long steep climb down to the white sands of Kelingking Beach but even if you just visit to take photos of the unique T-Rex-shaped cliff formation from the top, your trip will be worth it.
  • Nusa Penida is a wonderful destination for divers. Ask the Elite Concierge to book a few dives with our recommended dive centre for you to get a chance to get up, close and personal with magnificent manta rays at the eponymously named Manta Point or, from late July to November, Mola-Mola, huge oceanic sunfish. For the less experienced diver, there are easier flat reefs and wall dives in the sparkling waters around Nusa Lembongan.
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