The villa and operations managers are happy to share a wealth of information about nearby places of interest, and will help arrange transport and make any bookings required. Do also ask the villa manager about the local area, to gain interesting insights into some of the fascinating aspects of life on Nusa Lembongan.
In the meantime, here is a taste of the many and varied activities on offer within easy reach of the villa.
- 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 mountain Gunung Agung looming in the distance behind Villa Voyage.
- Cruise the coastline in Villa Voyage’s jukung, a colourfully painted outrigger fishing boat fitted out with designer cushions for decadent comfort. Visit deserted beaches such as Gamat Bay and Crystal Cove on the neighbouring island Nusa Penida, enjoy a spot of snorkelling (fins and masks provided); you may even get to see pods of dolphins frolicking alongside!
- Let Chef Windu prepare a “Voyage Picnic” of fresh bread, charcuterie and salad, presented in traditional Tiffin boxes and accompanied by a bottle of wine cooled in a silver ice bucket.
- Head for Dream Beach, a 10-minute walk southwards along the cliff path, for a swim in a cove of shallow sloping sand, followed by lunch at Café Pandan, set on the cliff top above the beach.
- Visit the deserted beaches and blue lagoons of Nusa Lembongan’s tiny neighbour, Nusa Ceningan, and glimpse seaweed-harvesting island life unchanged over the centuries.
- Adrenaline junkies, visit Mahana Point on the tiny neighbouring island, Nusa Ceningan, and hurl yourself off the cliff top into the sea! Or order a cold Bintang beer from the café and watch the surfers cresting huge rollers below.
- Nusa Lembongan is a wonderful destination for divers! Let our manager book a few dives with Villa Voyage’s recommended dive centre for the chance to spend time up close and personal with magnificent Manta rays at the eponymously named Manta Point on Nusa Penida or, from late July to November, Mola-Mola, huge oceanic sunfish. For the less experienced diver, there are easier flat reef and wall dives in the crystal clear waters around Nusa Lembongan.
- Take a leisurely cycle tour of the island on Villa Voyage’s bicycles: visiting temples, mangroves, beaches and the villages Lembongan and Jungutbatu.
- Stroll into Mushroom Bay one evening and take a beach-edge table at Café Bali for a romantic dinner. Or stay much closer to home and pop next door to the Beach Club at Sandy Bay for an evening cocktail and barbecue of fresh fish and meats.
- 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 neighbouring islands and Bali’s east coast.
- Nusa Lembongan’s economic mainstay is seaweed farming: in the shallows of the west coast wrapping around the Ceningan Strait you’ll see rectangular beds of seaweed forming an ordered underwater grid. The Euchema Cottomi, a species of ocean algae, is harvested, dried and exported for use in the world’s medicine and cosmetics industries. Go visit a farm and then, in the privacy of Villa Voyage, enjoy a freshly harvested seaweed scrub at the hands of a skilled spa therapist.