Heed the siren calls of her clear, sapphire waters!

We like the fun-filled parties and boisterous crowds at the more renowned spots and tourists beaches in the South of Bali, but find that endless days of non-stop partying and rowdy entertainment a little overbearing on our

If you, like us, want to seek respite in a little paradise away from the hustle and bustle, you may find yourself making a day trip to the neighbouring island of Nusa Lembongan.

Take your first step onto the island, and you will find yourself becoming more relaxed immediately. Unlike most other scenic spots in Southern Bali, the beautiful beaches and surroundings here are thankfully unmarred by overly-enthusiastic hawkers or hordes of tourists.

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Nusa Lembongan’s popularity grew as a surfing spot, and the location gradually drew crowds for other water-sports, such as scuba diving and snorkelling. It is no wonder why, for the amazingly clear waters makes it an excellent destination for admiring the diversity of marine life lurking in the depths of the blue seas.

We suggest that you take a deep dive down into the glorious waters surrounding the island. There are numerous diving shops available, and you can choose from an array of instructors offering diving lessons to people with different levels of diving competencies.

Scuba diving may not be everyone’s cup of tea. If you find that it is not to your liking, why not take up snorkelling instead? After all, it will be a pity to not set your eyes on the sight of the fascinating marine creatures that this island has to offer.

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Avid snorkelers have whispered into our ears, telling us of two fantastic locations for a great snorkelling adventure – the western coast of Mushroom Bay, as well as the Mangrove Point, located at the east of the island.

Put on your snorkelling equipment and be gear yourself up for an eye-opening experience, for the tropical waters here are home to a selection of rare specie of underwater life.

Count yourself lucky if you spot the mola-mola, a rare oceanic sunfish with a curious and quizzical appearance. Keep a lookout for the manta-rays too, and feel a jolt of excitement as they drift past in the open seas, their mouths wide open, almost as if they are intent on swallowing you whole…