Nusa Ceningan, Bali – Guide and Accommodations

Nusa Lembongan[1]’s little sister, Ceningan, has much more to offer than its size suggests. Besides the many things to discover, there are also good accommodations to choose from.

Despite being a tiny island nestled in Indonesia, Nusa Ceningan boasts a whole host of exciting adventures, stunning views and beautiful beaches. Whether you’re a beach-bum or an avid surfer, head to paradise island and get your fix.

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Nusa Ceningan. Photo by Aussie Assault[3]

Where is it

Nusa Ceningan is an island just off Nusa Lembongan in Indonesia. The two islands are connected by a famous yellow bridge, barely wide enough to fit two lanes of moped traffic! This smaller island is often overlooked but has so much going for it. It is not o be missed if one is visiting the Nusa Islands.

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Ceningan Scenery. Photo by Dennis Keller[4]

Where to Stay

There are some beautiful and cozy accommodation options on Nusa Ceningan. You will find the options here more affordable than the ubiquitous luxurious hotels in Nusa Lembongan[5]. You will be surprise to find yourself in a private paradise with only mid-range prices (50 – 100 USD) such as:

Svaha Private Villas Ceningan
These beachfront villas come with a mix of modernity with the traditional Balinese style. They come with private pools and stunning views. With top rated service, these villas are arguably the best on this island.
Check out the latest prices on Booking.com *[6]
Check out the latest prices on Agoda.com *[7]

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The Bridge Huts
If you’re looking for a bungalow hut experience, here is the place for you. Charming privates huts with world class swimming pool, it is the best mix of both worlds.
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The Palms Ceningan Hotel
Complete with an infinity pool and plenty of peace and quiet. This is one of the most popular hotel this little island.
The Palms Ceningan Hotel *[9]

Le Pirate Beach Club
Another popular hotel in Nusa Ceningan, this is the ultimate getaway if you’re after a huge pool, delicious beach-side cocktails and great views.
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Budget (below 50 USD)

For those on a budget, best places to stay are the Secret Point Huts, Yellow Bridge Guesthouse *[11] and The Dafish Accommodation Bar & Cafe *[12].

What to Do

We suggest staying here for a few days, to really give yourself time to get into the swing of the island life. During your visit, make the most of the island by exploring all that it has to offer.

Relax and Unwind

The beaches around Nusa Ceningan are beautiful – picture white sand, palm trees and sparkling azure water. There are plenty of hotels with pools that you can use, normally for a small outside-guest fee. Swim in the ocean and admire the crystal-clear waters, or rent a snorkel and get in touch with the marine wildlife.
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Bridge to Ceningan. Photo by Aussie Assault.[13]

Blue Lagoon and Mahana Cliff

The Blue Lagoon is a sight you may be familiar with if you follow any Indonesia-based Instagram accounts! These blue waters are absolutely stunning and well worth a trip. For the braver among you, visit Mahana Cliff – the famous cliff-jump spot on the island. The waters are generally safe (make sure you don’t go alone though!) and the views are amazing.

Dive Deep

Whether you’re new to the wonder of scuba or already have several qualifications under your (weight) belt, the waters around Ceningan have to be explored! Join the team at Ceningan Divers[14] and experience the ocean in the best way possible.

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Island Views. Photo by Aussie Assualt.[15]

Take a Hike

Nusa Ceningan is natural beauty defined. This island is covered in lush greenery, with plenty of local wildlife to spot. Spend a day hiking through the jungle and get lost in the wonderful world of Indonesian nature. Be sure to take plenty of water and sunscreen though, it gets very hot!

Yoga

Yoga is one of those things that is always spiritual and incredible, so imagine that with stunning views in the most serene environment. Head to Ceningan Yoga Shala for a truly magical experience. This little zen-den is home to great classes for all abilities, and offers the perfect blend of uplifting, energizing and soothing.
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Ceningan Views. Photo by Selamat Made.[16]

Seaweed Farming

Yes, you hear that right! Ceningan’s south-side is home to seaweed farms and is a very popular trade with locals on the island. Head down to watch them hard at work, or offer to join in or simply soak in the local everyday life.

Eat

As always, eating is a huge part of the culture when traveling through Indonesia. Ceningan is home to a huge array of eateries, ranging from traditional ‘warungs’ (picture roadside stalls serving delicious local food) to Western-style restaurants. For tasty Indonesia treats, head to The Dungki Bendega Resto and indulge yourself. Those craving a taste of home should make their way to Next Level, home to pizzas, Aussie-style smoothie bowls and fresh salads. Kill two birds with one stone and grab some delicious food while taking in the views at Ceningan Cliff Restaurant.

Day Trips

If you have time, why not hop over to a nearby island for a day or two? The trio islands of Nusa Ceningan, Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida are all well-linked and boat rides are cheap and easy to sort out. Bali isn’t too far, either, but we’d suggest giving yourself some time out to relax among these three paradise islands.

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Nusa Lembongan. Photo by Aussie Assualt.[17]
Nusa Lembongan
Whether you visit Lembongan[18] on your way to or from Ceningan, give yourself a few days to fully explore it. There’s some incredible surf, great little spas and delicious food. Lembongan offers a good mid-point between busier Bali and quiet little Ceningan. Rent a moped and zip around – there are so many lovely beaches and hikes that you can enjoy!

-> Read What to Do and Where to Stay in Nusa Lembongan[19]

Nusa Penida
This island is bigger than Lembongan and Ceningan, and has a lot more going on. Head here for a day and soak up the hustle and bustle of island life. Go diving, take a trip to the stunning Pasih Uwug or just enjoy the beauty around you. Nusa Penida[20] was to be one of the most photographed areas of Indonesia, and there’s a reason for it. Head here and see for yourself.

-> See Top 10 Things to Do on Nusa Penida[21]
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Nusa Penida. Photo by Anastasia R.[22]

Why visit

For anyone seeking that perfect paradise life – lazing beach days, salty hair and sunshine – Ceningan is probably the ultimate destination! Popular Bali is beautiful but can sometimes lack the serenity that this tiny island offers. Nusa Ceningan is the perfect place for taking a break from it all and just enjoying the natural beauty that this world has to offer. Switch off, tune in and enjoy.

How to Get There

Nusa Ceningan is best reached from Nusa Lembongan, via the famous bridge. We’d suggest heading to Lembongan for a day or two before nipping across the bridge to Ceningan. To get to Lembongan, fly into Bali and take a fast boat from one of the main ports there. Sanur is one of the biggest harbors in Bali, and is a 30-40 minute drive away from Bali’s airport. From there, a boat will take you around 30 minutes, with the price varying with each boat company and season you visit in. Once you’re in Lembongan, hop on a moped and drive on over!

Related articles:
Nusa Lembongan – What to do and Where to stay
Top 10 Things to Do on Nusa Penida, Bali
Nusa Dua Bali – Accommodations and things to do[23][24][25]

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Author: Lucy Vinestock

As a solo traveler, Lucy first fell in love with Indonesia at the very beginning of her trip. A year later, she returned and is now based in Gili Air. She works as a freelance writer, sharing her love of travel, wellness and coconut oil. You’ll find her on her yoga mat, wandering barefoot around her tiny paradise island or practicing her Bahasa Indonesian in the country she’s happy to call home. [26]

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  12. ^ The Dafish Accommodation Bar & Cafe * (www.booking.com)
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