We’ve all been to Bali - once, twice or maybe you’ve been going to Bali since Kuta was considered ‘exotic’. Over the recent years, probably with the help of The Bali Bible’s Instagram account you might have had some of the surrounding islands of Bali enter your radar and pique your curiosity. Indonesia is made up of over 17,000 separate islands, 922 of them inhabited. Here is a guide to a handful of them.
Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan
Bali’s petite cousin Lembongan is still rather wild and considered ‘Bali 20 years ago’. It has a boutiquey vibe with a small selection of trendy accommodation, restaurants and cafés. Nusa Lembongan is romantic and probably the perfect place for a honeymoon with cracking views and an intimate feel. But what I believe to be the biggest draw card of Lembongan is the range of activities on offer. If you like to fit a bit of action in to your holidays, your days will easily be filled paddle boarding, surfing, snorkeling with mantas, cliff jumping and diving. The size of the island will allow you to cover all of these activities in a day. And your nights will be spent relaxing at restaurants or resorts leaving you enough go to do it all again the next day. Cenningan, connected by a yellow bridge wide enough for only one scooter at a time is the even more petite sibling of Lembongan where you will find a handful of accommodations including Le Pirates Beach Club. My personal favourite is The Palms where you will wake up every morning to waves crashing and finish everyday with a stunning sunset, all viewed from the comfort of your own bed.