Top 10 Island Tours In Bali, Indonesia - Updated 2021

island tours in bali

Bali is an island adored by many, a paradise that lingers in people’s hearts. Bali is an island in Indonesia where nature, spirituality, and modernity attracts people from all over the world. Beaches, mountains, jungles, rice fields, accommodation of all kinds, places to hang, and beyond—you can find anything you want on the island. Other than the main island, some of the most beautiful places you can visit in Bali is a boat ride away, such as the smaller islands of Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida. Do some island hopping and take a trip to the smaller islands. Here are the top island tours in Bali, Indonesia.

1. Escape to West Nusa Penida for a tropical sanctuary (from USD 63.0)

Beautiful beaches, wonderful rock formations, and enchanting blue waters from the sea—Nusa Penida is a perfect island escape not far from mainland Bali. This tour will take you on a speedboat to the island’s best spots starting off with the rock lagoon famously known as Angel’s Billabong. A walk through the rocks and some sightseeing are a must at Angel’s Billabong and if the water is at low tide you can also swim! Continue to Pantai Pasih Uug or Broken Beach where a hole-shaped rock awaits in the distance. Also see the famous Kelingking Beach where the rock formation is shaped like the pinky finger. If you don’t want to swim at Kelingking Beach, the tour can pass to Crystal Bay where you can relax under the coconut trees while relishinga the calm beach mood before going home.

Bali Nusa Penida Tour

Duration: 10 hours

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2. Swim, snorkel, and have some fun in Gili Islands (from USD 265.0)

island tours in bali | swim, snorkel, and have some fun in gili islands

Take a cruise to Gili Islands that are located in Nusa Tenggara Barat with an estimated duration of two hours or less from Bali. Basically there are three islands, Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno, and Gili Air. You will head to the calm Gili Air where white sands, a breeze from the crystal-clear sea, and shining sun welcome everyone. Swim in the water, watch as the sun slowly sets and when the night came, tranquility arrive on your beachfront resort in Gili Air. The tour will also takes you snorkelling around the three Gili Islands for about two and a half hours, having a chance to see and swim with marine life such as butterfly fish, clown fish, and even turtles.

From Bali: Gili Islands 2-Day Tour with Beachfront Resort

Duration: 2 day

44 reviews

3. Tour West Nusa Penida in private (from USD 59.0)

Move away from the crowd and have a Nusa Penida tour in private. On an exploration of the western part of Nusa Penida, this trip will take you to the island’s natural beauty with breathtaking scenery and a feeling like you are walking through paradise on Earth. Spots and stops include Kelingking Beach, Angel’s Billabong, Broken Beach, and Crystal Beach.

One Day Nusa Penida Island West

Duration: 8 hours

2 reviews

4. Experience a luxurious cruise to Nusa Lembongan (from USD 121.0)

Join this reef cruise by Bali Hai Cruises to Nusa Lembongan. Go on a luxury getaway to one of the favourite islands outside mainland Bali. Be pampered with superb facilities–including access to semi-submersible coral viewer. The cruise ship includes locker, snacks in the morning and afternoon, a lunch buffet, a dive board, and a 35-meter (114-foot) waterslide! At the trip you can do some activities such as snorkelling, banana boat rides, and a tour of a village in Nusa Lembongan. Other than that, you can just relax or do some sightseeing while cruising.

Bali Hai - Reef Cruise

Duration: 7 hours

5. Tour the famous Instagram spots in Nusa Penida (from USD 109.0)

This tour will take you to some picturesque and idyllic places in Nusa Penida. You can simply marvel at these places and be in the moment or you can also capture it with your camera and then post it in your social media such as Instagram. This private tour goes through all the best spots in Nusa Penida–Diamond Beach, Atuh Beach, Kelingking Beach, and Rumah Pohon.

Nusa Penida Instagram Tour: The Most Famous Spots (Private All-Inclusive)

Duration: 10 to 12 hours

6. Go on a private beach club trip in Nusa Lembongan (from USD 121.0)

Board the Bali Hai Cruise and grab yourself some coffee or tea and a pastry to start your trip to Nusa Lembongan. Snorkel your way to see the marine life from the boat or watch it in the semi-submersible coral viewer. The boat also includes a 35-meter (114-foot) water slide for you to slide down on! After arriving Nusa Lembongan, Hai Tide Beach Resort awaits you for a private beachfront experience. Chill, do some ocean kayaking, and have a tour of the village nearby.

Bali Hai Beach Club Cruise

Duration: 7 hours

7. Have some fun with the locals in Nusa Penida's best spots (from USD 75.0)

A small group tour that invites you to not only see the natural beauty of Nusa Penida, but also be among the inhabitants of the village. Navigate your way through the island with a motorbike to Broken Beach where you can see the sea from a height on a cliff. Visit the village to get a glimpse of local life. Swim and snorkel through the beaches and other spots you pass, such as Kelingking Beach or Crystal Bay, before going back to mainland Bali.

Nusa Penida Island Day Trip

Duration: 11 hours

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8. Explore Nusa Penida Island from beach to beach (from USD 60.0)

This tour will take you to Nusa Penida’s famous beaches. Taking you from beach to beach, the trip will include stops at Kelingking Beach, Angel’s Billabong, Broken Beach or Pasih Uug Beach, and Crystal Bay. One of the beaches that you will visit is Sampalan Beach, a calm coastal place near the village of Sampalan.

Nusa Penida Island Beach Tour

Duration: 10 hours

1 review

9. Go on an island-hopping tour from Bali (from USD 121.0)

Prepare yourself for a trip to Nusa Lembongan and enjoy the views of other islands such as Nusa Penida. See the vast ocean and the breathtaking scenery of nature. After a sunrise at Sanur Beach, the tour will take you to Nusa Lembongan where three different snorkelling spots near the island await. Afterward, the tour will take you back to Nusa Lembongan for some lunch and some island exploration to Yellow Bridge, Dream Beach, and Devil’s Tears.

Full-Day Island-Hopping Tour from Bali

Duration: 8 hours

2 reviews

10. Enjoy Nusa Lembongan through a catamaran luxury cruise (from USD 130.0)

enjoy nusa lembongan through a catamaran luxury cruise

Set sail to Nusa Lembongan with style and luxury on a catamaran cruise. The trip will take you to the island and Mushroom Bay where the ever-charming Mushroom Beach is found. You will also get a chance to stop at Bali Hai Beach Club and do some activities such as snorkelling and banana boat riding. Feast on some fish, relax, and simply enjoy your moment on the island.

Lembongan Island Catamaran Cruise with Beach Club Activities

Duration: 8 hours

4 reviews

From paradise to paradise

The islands outside mainland Bali that are on this list give you a sense of escape–on these tours, you will be escaping paradise to find yet another paradie. Breathtaking beaches, vast endless blue sea, mesmerising cliffs and rocks, wonderful scenery, and more await you on the islands. Start your voyage with these island tours.

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