Nusa Ceningan is an island nestled between Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan. Together, the islands make up the trio of Nusa islands just off of the southeast coast of Bali. These three islands are home to cliffs, stunningly clear blue waters, rugged roads, and jaw-dropping scenic sites.
Nusa Ceningan is the smallest of the three islands by far but very accessible from Nusa Lembongan. Thanks to a recently constructed bridge, you can go from island to island by scooter or even on foot. This charming island has a lot to offer. Relax in our resort with its cliff-side pool and restaurant. Discover its white-sand beaches and surfing spots. Looking for a little more action? Then you can go snorkelling, scuba diving, or even cliff jumping. Whatever your interests may be, Nusa Ceningan is definitely worth the visit!
Just five minutes by foot from the Blue Lagoon Avia Resort, you will find a little slice of paradise called Secret Beach. The beach is a bit rocky but has beautiful white sand with swimmable areas and clear waters.
Four kilometers from Avia Villas, you will find a gorgeous half-moon cove. Bordered by dramatic limestone cliffs and blessed with pure white sand and clear blue waters, it is sure to take your breath away.
Dig your feet into the soft sand and while away lazy sunny days with icy beers.
Take a leisurely stroll or go swimming at low tides. Absorb the mellow island vibe and enjoy the magnificence of the Devil’s Tear, just five minutes from the beach.
Dream Beach is calling, and it promises good times and tan lines.
This is the main bay in Nusa Lembongan, where the majority of boats from Bali arrive. It is home to Lembongan’s three surf breaks: Playgrounds, Lacerations & Shipwrecks. If you have been meaning to try paddle boarding (SUP boarding), this is an ideal location to do so. Last but not least, the Northern stretch is perfect for beach-time with its white sand and turquoise waters. The inner lagoon is generally calm and protected by the outer reef. This is also the ideal place to watch Lembongan’s beautiful sunsets.
The drive from or to Avia Villas along the coast is so stunning that you’ll probably stop tens of times to capture its beauty. Palm trees and shallow crystal-clear waters fill the landscape between the two islands.
At low tide, you can even cross the channel between Nusa Lembongan and Ceningan on foot.
Do you prefer to stay dry instead? Then you can also use the yellow bridge of love, which links the two islands.
The surfers’ discovery of Ceningan is a big reason for its popularity. Nusa Ceningan offers both tranquillity and a sense of adventure to those willing to spice up their travel away from the hustle and bustle of Bali. The most popular surf spots of Nusa Ceningan and Nusa Lembongan are Secret Points, Play Ground Surf Spot, Laceration Surf Spot, and Shipwreck Surf Spot.
If you want to learn surfing or perfect your existing skills, we recommend you take classes with Nusa Surf School.
Regardless if you’re a seasoned diver or beginner, you definitely can’t miss the opportunity to dive into the ocean of Nusa Ceningan and Nusa Lembongan. Experienced, certified diving centres on both islands offer various diving routes and courses tailored to divers of all levels.
When you are standing at Blue Lagoon overlooking the beautiful turquoise sea, you will surely have the urge to dive in and discover what’s underneath. Nusa Ceningan and Nusa Lembongan are home to an abundant marine ecosystem, including giant manta rays and majestic dolphins.
As with the diving, the best snorkeling around Nusa Ceningan is mostly off Nusa Penida. Agents close to our resort will offer you a one-, two- or three-spot snorkeling tour. The most common snorkeling destinations are Mangrove Point, The Wall (Nusa Penida), Gamut Bay (Nusa Penida), and Crystal Bay (Nusa Penida).
Trust us, you will never see water this baby blue in your life. We’ve searched high and low all over the tropics, but this blue just isn’t anywhere else! The cliffs over the water, where our beach club is located, provide the perfect vantage point for the amazing lagoon.
The most iconic and magnificent viewpoint of them all is the Blue Lagoon, where Avia Villas is located. It’s a rocky cove with one of the clearest blue water there is on the island. This venue has a diving spot overlooking the lagoon. Travelers can cliff jump from 4, 6, 7, or 13 meters into the translucent water. For a smaller and less risky cliff jump, you’ll find Mahana Point across the street from the Blue Lagoon. The small jump costs 25,000 IDR (around $1.80 or €1.60), the higher one costs 50,000 IDR (around $3.60 or €3.20).
The northeast corner of the island is covered with a substantial mangrove forest. This forest plays an important environmental role, sheltering the coast and preventing erosion. You can either rent a local boat, small gondola, kayak, or even a stand-up paddleboard to cruise through the forest. The trip through the woods is truly an inspiring journey. You’ll witness the wonder of mother nature and listen to the musical chirping of various birds.
The newly built yellow bridge of love connecting Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan has become the most Instagrammable place on the island because of its sharp contrast of yellow colour, verdant woods, and azure sea. Taking a motorbike or bicycle to cross the bridge would only mean a one-minute travel.