The island of Nusa Lembongan lies 12 kilometres south-east of Bali, separated from the mainland by the Badung Strait. Only 18 kilometres from Bali’s international airport, the island is easily accessible yet blissfully tranquil. Reached via a 25-minute boat ride from Sanur, you can feel the stresses melt away as you leave the hustle-bustle behind and head to your own little haven.
Stepping ashore onto Mushroom Beach is akin to stepping back in time – many say several decades! Laid-back and easy-going, Nusa Lembongan is wonderfully traffic-free. You will only see a few cars, no buses, and mostly just scooters and bicycles.
Our luxury villas in Nusa Lembongan are picture-perfect, built on the white sands that the island is famous for. Their beachfront location allows you to escape into a bubble of tranquillity, living out your deserted island fantasies with sunset cocktails at the beach and barefoot alfresco dining under the stars.
In true Elite Havens style, these villas boast elegant interiors to match cutting-edge architecture. No expense has been spared to furnish them, with artefacts sourced from around the world carefully placed around the residences to ensure you are cocooned in luxury and class. There’s plenty of space for your entire group, with ensuite bedrooms tucked away for privacy. Social evenings are fun in our Nusa Lembongan villas, often spent around the private pool or in one of the other entertainment corners like game rooms or home cinemas. But the most delightful features are the panoramic ocean views that can be enjoyed from various spots within the villa’s compound.
Skilled staff keeps each villa in order and takes care of your every need. Professional chefs can whip up delicacies that will please even the pickiest of eaters, and local sightseeing can easily be arranged.
The eight-square-kilometre tropical island is ringed with white sand beaches, limestone bluffs and mangrove forests, and is fringed by a coral reef. A dazzling yellow suspension bridge (two-wheels or pedestrians only) links it to its tiny neighbour Nusa Ceningan, beyond which is the third of this island sisterhood, the rugged Nusa Penida.
The island’s crystal-clear waters are visited seasonally (July-September) by Mola-Mola, the majestic oceanic sunfish which contributes to the island’s standing as a world-class dive destination. The shallow coral reefs attract snorkellers, while the more adventurous head for the surf breaks and cliff-jumping sites.
There are plenty of things to do in Nusa Lembongan on dry land too. Clamber across limestone outcrops on delightful headland walks, visit a seaweed farm (perhaps followed by a seaweed spa session), cycle through Lembongan Village to the mangroves on the northern shore - the choices are aplenty. Tourist activity is focused on Jungut Batu (the island’s second village) and Mushroom Bay, where the midday heat brings an influx of day-trippers from the Bali mainland. By 4pm the crowds have gone, and this beautiful beach of white sand becomes the preserve of lucky overnight residents, who have the run of barefoot beach bars, cafes and an increasing number of restaurants.