Imagine a Bali where the water is aquamarine crystal clear and teeming with marine life and where palm fronds sway lightly over powdery white sand in timeless harmony with waves that lap the shore. Where majestic skies at sunset are gold, pink, purple and orange as the sun falls into the ocean and where the locals still have the time to stop and chat and the temples host local cock fights when the ceremonies are over.
Okay that was a little over the top I agree, but what if I told you I have the photographic proof?
Nusa Ceningan is a small, idyllic and undeveloped island that sits beside the renowned tropical island of Nusa Lembongan. This enchanting island is the perfect place to get away from it all and wonderfully, it is the most exciting way to add a new chapter to that, “I’ve been to Bali too” holiday experience.
Here are a few pictures of Ceningan Island, the people and the place, to wet your appetite but if you do get the chance to visit the next time you’re in Bali, then don’t waste the opportunity and try to make the effort, I promise you will not be disappointed.
The perfect Bali still exists and surprisingly it doesn’t even rate a mention on the Bali Tourism website. This needs to be rectified so hopefully the Nusa Ceningan Gallery below will give you a glimpse of how idyllic and beautiful Ceningan Island is
How do I get to Nusa Ceningan?
Head to Sanur beach in Bali and hire a ride on the fast boat from one of the many touts, approximately 300,000 to 450,000 IDR return depending on your bargaining skills and the quality of the ride. The journey takes roughly 25 min again depending on the boat.
If you are heading over to Ceningan Island you should use a boat that takes you to Mushroom bay. Here you can hire a motorbike for the 30 min ride to the where the famous yellow suspension bridge used to connect Ceningan Island and Lembongan Island. Hire a boat to get across the channel then urn right as soon as you hit the main road and you can’t go wrong.
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