Bali Day Trip to Lembongan Island

I read recently that something like 90% of the tourism in Bali happens within a ten-kilometer radius of the airport. Pretty ridiculous when you think how many amazing spots on the island are well outside that small section of Kuta, Seminyak, Canggu, and Jimbaran! One easily overlooked (and underrated!) day trip is to catch the boat from Sanur to Nusa Lembongan. The trip is only 45 minutes but it's a world away from the busy tourist areas of South Bali. There's very little traffic, and the island is small enough to get around on just a scooter. It's got great beaches, great diving, and some of the scariest-sounding surf breaks you've ever heard of (Lacerations, Shipwrecks, Permanant Spinal Injuries). One Saturday my friends Anders, Tasha, and I decided to do a day trip to Lembongan for some surf and underwater photos of them duck-diving (the water around Lembongan is really clear and perfect for shooting underwater surf photos). Turned out to be an awesome day (thanks again to Tasha for organizing it!). Here's the highlights--definitely planning to get back there again really soon.


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I read recently that something like 90% of the tourism in Bali happens within a ten-kilometer radius of the airport. Pretty ridiculous when you think how many amazing spots on the island are well outside that small section of Kuta, Seminyak, Canggu, and Jimbaran! One easily overlooked (and underrated!) day ...READ MORE

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June 22, 2013