Nusa Ceningan is known for…

  • Blue Lagoon
  • Surf
  • Seaweed cultivation
  • Weekend trip
  • Island life
  • Trekking and hiking
  • Laidback atmosphere
  • Diving and snorkeling

How is Nusa Ceningan in general?

The tiny paradise next to Nusa Lembongan

Nusa Ceningan is a small island situated between Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan. The whole area of this island is only about 3 square kilometres, so it would only take you a few hours to walk around and explore several natural attractions here. Mostly tourists come to snorkel, dive or enjoy the beauty of Blue Lagoon and the seaweed cultivation. Many things have changed in Nusa Ceningan within the last few years to cater to the needs of tourists. Several restaurants, villas, hotels and places to hang out have since been built rapidly throughout many prime locations on the island.

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Before, tourists only visit Ceningan for a half-day tour and prefer staying in Lembongan as it has more choices of accommodation. However, Ceningan serves as an extension to Nusa Lembongan for some room to find seclusion in paradise. Accommodation on Ceningan island include beachside bungalows and hotels now found along the west side of the island.

Hotel & Resorts

There are only a handful of places to stay in Ceningan, as opposed to the larger Nusa Lembongan where most of the action is. However, if you’re looking to get away from everything and enjoy the stillness of nature along the ocean waves, a couple hotels and villas are available in the area. Seclusion at its finest, quiet nights to relax, Ceningan is the place to stay for a time further away from the mainland.


Food options are relatively limited in this area. Still, there are a number of places to eat and drink around the area. Since the island is quite walkable, it’s not difficult to find a restaurant to enjoy your time in Ceningan.

Going out

Some of the exquisite cafes, bars, or beach clubs have live music shows at night. The restaurants also have jazz, reggae or traditional music shows once/twice a week. It’s an amazing social scene in the afternoons when enjoying a nice cocktail and the party atmosphere, while other beach clubs around the island are more intimate.

Going out

Beaches near the yellow bridge are relatively safe for swimming, but any water sports in the Blue Lagoon is strictly forbidden. There’s a surfing spot called Mahana Point, and even diving boards if you’re just looking to enjoy your afternoons in the water. However there is a secret beach that lives up to its name, it’s up to you to find it.


In this small island of 3 square kilometres, you’ll still manage to find fun things to do around Nusa Ceningan. Cliff jumping in Blue Lagoon is a huge activity that people partake in, as dangerous as it may sound, however there are varying heights in which they can jump off. Thrilling, however scary, but it’s part of the fun in this beautiful lagoon of blue waters surrounded by rocky cliffs. Besides cliff jumping, there is also a bar where you can rest for the afternoon or even zipline, just for the heck of it, because why not? Finally, visiting the Yellow Bridge that allows access from Nusa Lembongan and its significant place in the island’s history.

Nusa Ceningan is a part of Bali, Indonesia, a developing country, which means that health care, environmental conservation, and infrastructure are not the best in the world. We believe that every visitor can support a more sustainable form of tourism by spending responsibly as well as protecting the environment and its people. The number of health facilities are very limited, mostly only small clinics serving locals, so if something serious happens, you most likely need to go back to Bali main island.

There is no direct boat trip to Ceningan Island, as most of the boat companies drop off travelers on Nusa Lembongan. Because it’s such a small island compared to the other two next to it, you can explore the island just by walking or riding a scooter that you can find in Nusa Lembongan.

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