8 Best Things To Do In Nusa Ceningan

things to do in nusa ceningan

Nusa Ceningan is a small island, part of Bali, Indonesia, and sandwiched between Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida. The tropical island is accessible by ferry or motorcycle from Nusa Lembongan, which will bring you across the iconic Yellow Bridge. Spend a couple of days on this beautiful island, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Its variety of amazing beaches is perfect for both beach bums and the adventurous! From cliff jumping and zip-lining to hiking up a cliff, the possibilities are endless here. Of course, if relaxing on the beach all day is your thing, Nusa Ceningan is the perfect place for that, too. Read on to find out what the best things to do in Nusa Ceningan are and be sure to enjoy island life to the fullest!

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1. Take in the picturesque sights of the island at Blue Lagoon

Blue Lagoon is one of the most photographed places in all of Nusa Ceningan. Emerge from the palm trees to find the bluest and most picturesque water. Walk around the beautiful coast and admire the rock formations or just sit and watch the waves crash against the shore.

For the more adventurous, try out some cliff jumping for a crazy and fun experience. There are jumps from different heights, however, do ensure that you assess the conditions, for if the tide is too high or low and the waves too big, it can be dangerous to jump. There is also a bar where you can get snacks and drinks and enjoy the views in comfort as you watch the sun set.

Blue Lagoon

Address: Jl. Nusa Ceningan, Lembongan, Kec. Klungkung, Kabupaten Klungkung, Bali 80871, Indonesia

Opening hours: 6:00am - 5:00pm (daily)

2. Bask in the sunlight at Secret Beach

Secret Beach is located just 1 kilometre (0.6 miles) away from the Blue Lagoon, so why not drop by after your cliff jumping session? You will be rewarded with azure blue water and beautiful palm trees dotting the white sand. The beach is also not densely populated, so it definitely lives up to its name.

On a calm day, Secret Beach offers some amazing opportunities to snorkel in the crystal clear water. However, do be aware of the shallow coral reef that covers nearly three quarters of the area, making it difficult to swim. Don’t worry though, just set up a hammock to relax while enjoying the beautiful views.

Secret Beach

Address: Jalan Secret Beach, Nusa Ceningan, Lembongan, Nusapenida, Kabupaten Klungkung, Bali 80771, Indonesia

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

3. Cross the iconic Yellow Bridge

The Yellow Bridge is an iconic feature of Nusa Ceningan and is a must-do if you are going to or coming from Nusa Lembongan, as it is the only connection between the two islands. Though the bridge is a landmark, it also has a dark history and was named the Bridge of Love after it collapsed in 2016. It has since been rebuilt and has become a must-visit tourist attraction. At night, the bridge is covered in lights and makes for a beautiful sight.

Yellow Bridge

Address: Jungutbatu, Nusapenida, Klungkung Regency, Bali 80771, Indonesia

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

4. Unleash your adventurous side at the Mahana Point Cliff Jump

The Mahana Point Cliff Jump is just around the corner from the Blue Lagoon. If you are looking for a cliff jump experience that has better access and a ladder to get out of the water, Mahana Point is a better option for you. The cliff jump has a 5-metre (16-foot) and 10-metre (33-foot) high diving board and costs 25,000 IDR (1.60 USD) for the small jump and 50,000 IDR (3.20 USD) for the big jump.

It also has a restaurant and bar with great views and other activities, including surfing at 70,000 IDR (4.40 USD) per rental. The food at the restaurant is good and there is a huge variety of drinks available, from beer and cocktails to juices and milkshakes.

Mahana Point

Address: Lembongan, Nusapenida, Klungkung Regency, Bali 80771, Indonesia

Opening hours: 7:00am - 9:30pm (daily)

Price: 1.60 - 5.00 USD

5. Have an exhilarating ride at Abyss Zipline

Abyss Zipline is located in the Ceningan Island Resort, which also has an infinity pool and bar. Enjoy the spectacular scenery of the crashing waves and rock formations from way up in the sky from the zipline. The exhilarating ride costs 100,000 IDR (6.30 USD) a ride and lasts for around 30 seconds. Though short, it is an experience that cannot be missed!

Abyss Zipline

Address: Lembongan, Nusapenida, Klungkung Regency, Bali 80771, Indonesia

Website: Abyss Zipline

Opening hours: 9:00am - 8:00pm (daily)

Price: 6.30 USD

6. Visit the Insta-worthy Song Tepo Beach

Song Tepo Beach is in the vicinity of both the Blue Lagoon and the Yellow Bridge. The beach is known for the swings dotting the sand and it is definitely an Insta-worthy spot. Be sure to visit on days when the tide is low to take some pictures of yourself on the swings. Afterwards, chill out at one of the many restaurants and bars along the beach and watch the sun go down while sipping on some cocktails.

Song Tepo Beach

Address: Ceningan Island, Lembongan, Nusapenida, Klungkung Regency, Bali 80771, Indonesia

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

7. Enjoy the views of the island at the Ceningan Cliffs

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The Ceningan Cliffs provide a wonderful view of the island and are breathtaking, to say the least. Getting up to the peak by motorcycle, scooter, or on foot is already an adventure in itself, as the terrain is not the easiest to navigate. Reward yourself with an iced cold beer after reaching the top and take in the bird’s eye view.

Ceningan Cliffs

Address: Lembongan, Nusapenida, Lembongan, Klungkung, Kabupaten Klungkung, Bali 80771, Indonesia

Opening hours: 9:00am - 7:30pm (daily)

8. Rest, relax and recharge at Sea Breeze Ceningan Pool Bar and Restaurant

Sea Breeze Ceningan Pool Bar and Restaurant is a family-owned establishment, just 500 metres (1,640.4 feet) away from the Yellow Bridge. Enjoy some authentic Balinese cuisine and wash it down with their signature hibiscus flower juice. There is also a large selection of drinks, from fresh fruit juice to cocktails. Soak in the beach vibes from your comfy bean bags with a drink or book in hand and enjoy the stunning views of Nusa Ceningan.

Sea Breeze Ceningan Pool Bar and Restaurant

Address: Ceningan Kawan, Jl. Nusa Ceningan, Lembongan, Nusapenida, Kabupaten Klungkung, Bali 80771, Indonesia

Opening hours: 7:30am - 11:00pm (daily)

Embrace island life!

Embrace island life
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You’ll never get bored on Nusa Ceningan with the wide selection of things to do, good food to eat, and endless drinks to enjoy! So, what are you waiting for? Pack your beachwear and head down to these amazing places to have the best holiday of your life!

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