6 Things to Know before Going to Nusa Ceningan
As the smallest island in the cluster, Nusa Ceningan has the biggest secret to unveil. However, to make it easier for you to reveal hidden things on the tropical island, you probably need to read these facts:
Other than renting a private boat to take you from the mainland of Bali, you must transit in Nusa Lembongan before continuing to Nusa Ceningan. There’s a narrow suspension bridge connecting these two islands in the narrow strait separating them. You can walk it or you can access it with a motorbike. Renting a motorbike in Lembongan will cost you around IDR100,000 per 24-hours.
Since the island is on the off-beaten track, only austere travelers or serious leisure seekers who’ll want to visit the island. Therefore, hotel is scarce in Nusa Ceningan.
Consequently, it’s still unspoiled. It’s still green and blue and the air is still crisp with fresh oxygen. You can get all the peace in the world during your stay in there.
Secret Point Huts
Among the small number of accommodations, Secret Point Huts is one of the most recommended. As indicated by the name, it is relatively hidden and located by the hill overseeing the ocean. So you can guess what you’ll see from your bungalow’s patio.
Secret Points Huts, with its exquisite amenities (for only around IDR500,000 per night), is indeed enchanting. But please don’t forget to constantly check your calendar because, once you enter the vicinity of Secret Point Huts, you might lose track of time. It is THAT enchanting.
Since the island is surrounded by cliffs, there are some points where the cliff is safe enough for jumping. One of the most favorite place for cliff jumping is only two minutes away by foot from Secret Point Huts.
“Thirteen meters? It’s frickin’ high, man!” Yes, it’s high. But the sensation is priceless, there’s no currency in the world who can buy it from you. Imagine telling this to your grandchildren! There’s another cliff-jumping spot, though. The name’s Blue Lagoon. It’s only half an hour walking from the yellow bridge.
Needless to say it is not for the faint of heart.
The island is home to world-class waves. But they are not for beginners who have just learned how to paddle properly. The island’s breaks are for advanced surfers, or “Ozaki 8 Ordeal’s” kind.
Since the island is practically fenced by the walls of rocky reefs underwater, you must wait till the tide is up before dancing on the waves. One of the most renowned surf spots in the island is Secret Point.
The Dilemma: a Long Stay or a One-Day Trip
And here comes the ultimate question, “Which one’s better: a long stay in or a one-day trip?”
It’s up to you. Some travelers prefer to stay in Nusa Lembongan and visit Nusa Ceningan on a motorbike while some others are more inclined to have a quiet stay in one of the comfy bungalows around the cliffs. But if you want to know more about Nusa Ceningan, perhaps you should stay for several days there. Maybe for several days of solutide?
Either way, have a nice trip!