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Best beach destination on Bali

A June 2003 trip to Bali by erasmus

View of Mushroom Bay Photo, Bali, Indonesia More Photos
Quote: If you go to Bali expecting to find the beautiful, white-sand beaches and the crystal-clear sea that are typical in the Western image of a South Sea island, you'll probably be disappointed. There are exceptional beaches on Bali, though, or rather on the small island of Nusa Lembongan off Bali's east coast.

Best beach destination on Bali

Overview

View of Mushroom Bay Photo, Bali, Indonesia
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The island is perfect for getting away from the crowds of most resorts on Bali. Relaxing, sun-bathing, and enjoying the romantic settings are the best things to do on the island. When you get tired of that, there's excellent snorkeling and surfing off the beaches.

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The island is small enough to walk around. If that is too strenuous, you can rent bicycles and make things a bit easier. If you want to explore the surrounding reefs and islands, water taxis are relatively cheap.
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The accommodations range from entire bungalows to rooms in a couple of charming two-story buildings. Go for a room on the second floor, which has views of the hotel area. There is a nice garden in front of the rooms, and the real plus is the attached restaurant, which has five or six tables with FABULOUS views. From here you can watch the sun set while you have a romantic dinner.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 10, 2004

Tanjung Sanghyang
Mushroom Bay
Bali, Indonesia

Tanjung Sanghyang Restaurant Photo, Bali, Indonesia
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The exceptional thing about the restaurant is its setting. The five or six tables are positioned on a hill on the northern end of Mushroom Bay, which means you have FANTASTIC views of the beautiful bay and the sea. Towards the west, you can make out the contours of rugged Bali. The view as the sun sets behind Bali is just great. It is a most romantic and awe-inspiring place to dine, and the food is good. Besides, due to the low number of tables, it is very peaceful.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 10, 2004

Tanjung Sanghyang Restaurant
Mushroom Bay, Nusa Lembongan
Bali, Indonesia

Lembongan Island (Nusa Lembongan)

Attraction | "A great beach on Nusa Lembongan"

Lembongan Island (Nusa Lembongan) Photo, Bali, Indonesia
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On the southern end of Nusa Lembongan, there is a beatiful, deserted beach with blindingly white sands and crystal-clear water. You can be almost certain to have the beach to yourself. It has the further advantage of a restaurant that serves meals and drinks, with fabulous views of the beach and the sea as free extras.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 10, 2004

Lembongan Island (Nusa Lembongan)
Day Trip
Bali, Indonesia