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Sanur Beach – fast boat to Nusa Lembongan

If you want to know the fastest and quickest way to get to the gorgeous island of Nusa Lembongan then you really need to head over to Sanur Beach and book your fast boat ticket. There are boats galore as you can see in this video and they leave all the time on the hour every hour. Prices are really cheap and generally range in the Rp 500 000 for a return trip per person for an adult and Rp 300 000 or about $30 for a child. It’s really the only way to get to Nusa Lembongan and it takes about 30 minutes. You will be surprised at how quickly yogurt there and the transformation between the two islands is incredible. It’s like chalk and cheese. Let’s just say that the pace of life on Lembongan is about a tenth of what it is on Bali. Time and the way of life here is much slower and you could be forgiven frothing that you are no where near Bali.

In fact if you really want to see what Bali was like 20 years ago before the madness and tourism set in. Nusa Lembongan still has awesome accommodation the usual beach front restaurants and cafes as well as the warnings and local vendors. But they all seem to take things so much slower here. Most people who make the trek over find that a day is not nearly enough to get into the spirit of the place. You really need 2 to 3 days to explore all the fantastic beaches and scenery that the island has to offer. For surfers it’s a paradise, for couples it’s a romantic getaway and for families it’s the perfect place to spend some quality time together without the crowds.

On the boat you really cannot eat so our advice to you is to eat before hand ( there are many cafes and restaurants in Sanur) or take some snacks with you on board. If your the type who does get seasick then make sure you take some  tablets with you. If you are staying in a Sanur Villa and want to get down to the beach so you can make your way to Lembongan for the day all you need to do is get in touch with the villa manager who will be able to organise transport for you as well as book the tickets. The beach area itself at Sanur is quite large so you  need to make sure that you are in the right area. Just ask a local vendor and they will be more than happy to point you in the right direction.

There are dozens of ticket sellers all along the beach looking for your business so buying a ticket is really easy. Make sure you don’t over pay or get ripped off. If you want to spend some time on the island and are looking to stay in a villa then make sure you speak with one of our reservation team about our Nusa Lembongan Villas. We do have one particular villa called Villa Voyage which is particularly nice and right on the beach which is perfect for a family holiday. Also check the Lembongan Express website for more information and times about getting over there. Obviously you don’t have to use these people as there are so many tour operators dotted all over the island prompting this fast boat service. You can’t miss the signs promoting this; they are everywhere.

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About the author

Steven WalbergSteven is a die-hard Bali island addict and committed surfie. When he's not writing or taking videos of the latest restaurants or cool places, he's at Echo Beach surfing or riding his scooter around Seminyak, Berawa or Canggu. Steve is part of the Bali Villa Escapes marketing team and has been living in and out of Bali for the last 15 years.

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