Sandwiched in between Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida, Nusa Ceningan in Bali is often overlooked since it’s not as popular as the neighboring islands, meaning that it’s not overrun by tourists yet.
It has some of the most unique landscapes with amazing cliff jumping opportunities. As you cruise around the island, you’ll be amazed by what Nusa Ceningan has to offer. From spectacular viewpoints to the bluest water you’ll ever see, here are the top things to do in Nusa Ceningan Bali!
HOW TO GET TO NUSA CENINGAN?
You can take a high-speed ferry from Sanur in Bali to Nusa Lembongan and from there you just have to cross over the yellow bridge to get to Nusa Ceningan. You can easily get around Nusa Ceningan by renting a motorbike for about IDR 70k (US$ 5). Read my Nusa Lembongan travel guide for more information.
WHERE TO STAY IN NUSA CENINGAN?
Candy Hostel Ceningan
This new hostel in Nusa Ceningan has clean and modern dorm rooms that can accommodate up to eight people for only US$ 6 per bed, including breakfast! Candy Hostel is located less than a 10 minutes’ walk from the Blue Lagoon and Secret Beach. Check prices and availability for Candy Hostel Ceningan here.
If you’re looking for a hotel place to stay for cheap, take a look at Ceningan Inn. The hotel has both dorm and private rooms starting from US$ 7 and US$ 14 respectively and even has a pool! Check prices and availability for Ceningan Inn here.
Maha Guru Huts
Maha Guru Huts features clean and spacious rooms with a balcony and common pool. There are only a few bungalows, so you can get a quiet night’s sleep. Prices start from US$ 21 for a double room without breakfast and US$ 25 with breakfast. Check prices and availability for Maha Guru Huts here.
Sunset House Ceningan
The Sunset House Ceningan is located just a few minutes’ walk from the yellow bridge and most restaurants. The hotel has an infinity pool with a view over the ocean, perfect for watching the sunset. Prices start from US$ 25 for a double room with sea view, inclusive of breakfast. Check prices and availability for Sunset House Ceningan here.
AWESOME THINGS TO DO IN NUSA CENINGAN
If you’re traveling to Nusa Ceningan and wondering what to do, I’ve got you covered with these eight top attractions in Bali’s underrated island!
NUSA CENINGAN YELLOW BRIDGE
The Yellow Bridge is an iconic landmark that connects Nusa Lembongan to Nusa Ceningan. Unfortunately, it collapsed in 2016, killing and injuring people during a religious ceremony. They have now rebuilt the bridge, but it’s still only wide enough for motorbikes and pedestrians to cross over.
CENINGAN CLIFF RESTAURANT AND VIEWPOINT
If you’re on the hunt for the best views in Nusa Ceningan, you’ll be served at Ceningan Cliff. The roads leading there are extremely rocky but the view is absolutely worth it!
The food isn’t the best but the panoramic view over Nusa Penida steals the show. There are two swings and a makeshift bridge where you can get an awesome photo. You’ll also find stairs leading down the cliff.
The Blue Lagoon is the most scenic bay in Nusa Ceningan. The waves crash against the cliffs creating a white foam over the electric blue water. The main section is very popular but if you take the path to the right, you’ll find a secluded area overlooking the ocean. There are a few cliff jumping spots on the left side of the lagoon as well.
MAHANA POINT CLIFF JUMP
For any thrill-seeker looking for some epic cliff jumping opportunities, head over to Mahana Point Warung and Bar which is found just a few meters from the Blue Lagoon. You’ll know that you’re in the right place when you see the graffiti wall. Keep in mind that they charge a fee of IDR 50k (US$ 3.50) for the 10-meter jump and IDR 25k (US$ 1.75) for the 6-meter one.
You can rent surfboards with the owner of the restaurant if you want to catch some waves with the other surfers.
ABYSS ZIPLINE AT DRIFTWOOD BAR
For a quick adrenaline rush, you can attempt the zipline at Driftwood Bar. It’s a rather short zipline that runs over the cliffs and costs IDR 100k (US$ 7). If you get lunch at the restaurant, you can enjoy the pool for free!
SECRET POINT BEACH
Secret Point Beach is a private beach own by Villa Trevally. To access the beach, you’ll have to spend money at the restaurant. The beach itself a bit rocky and not that great for swimming.
To save yourself some money, keep going along the main road, just after the hotel, to the southernmost point of Nusa Ceningan. The road conditions are really awful here, so you may have to get down and push your bike. There is a path on the right in between the jungle that leads to a bird’s eye view of the beach, which is much better in my opinion.
LE PIRATE BEACH CLUB
Le Pirate Beach Club is a photographer’s dream. Each bungalow has cute hammocks where you can just lie down and enjoy the island life. They have a nice pool overlooking the ocean and serves the best food. I had a burger and a watermelon smoothie which tasted amazing! Definitely a must-do in Nusa Ceningan!
THE OLD TREE AT NUSA CENINGAN
Within the same area as the Secret Point Beach viewpoint, you find a tree with a swing attached to it. The old tree isn’t the main attraction but rather the many lookout points where you can watch the waves crash against the cliffs. You can even get a glimpse of Mount Agung in the distance.
I hope you found this Nusa Ceningan travel guide helpful and let me know if you’re excited to visit this part of Bali!
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