Blue Lagoon on Nusa Ceningan island is a surreal destination that truly lives up to its name. It’s home to the bluest water we’ve seen in Bali, making it a spot that you cannot miss if you’re planning a visit to Nusa Ceningan.
We’ve put together this ultimate guide to Blue Lagoon Nusa Ceningan detailing everything you need to know before you go including how to book a tour, how much it costs and what to expect.
Best time to visit Blue Lagoon Nusa Ceningan
You can really visit Blue Lagoon Nusa Ceningan any time of day, but for the bluest of blue water, you’ll want to visit late morning till early afternoon when the sun is high. If you plan on cliff jumping, it’s best to do this when the water is calm and the waves are small.
How to get to Blue Lagoon Nusa Ceningan
Nusa Ceningan is the smallest of three Nusa islands. We stayed on Nusa Penida and visited Nusa Ceningan as part of an island hopping tour with Island Time Bali. If you have the time to spend a few days exploring the islands, then we’d recommend this.
If you’re short on time another alternative is to book an 8-hour day trip tour on GetYourGuide, departing from Sanur port on mainland Bali. The trip includes both Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan islands with stops at all the major destinations.
Of course, you can always do a DIY tour around Nusa Ceningan and visit Blue Lagoon in your own pace. It’s a car-free island so you’ll need to rent a scooter or walk. The island is very small – only an hour’s walk from top to bottom.
What to bring to Blue Lagoon Ceningan
Entrance Fee to Blue Lagoon Nusa Ceningan
There is no entrance fee for Blue Lagoon Nusa Ceningan. However, if you want to enjoy a meal or drink with a view of the lagoon, then pack some cash and head to Klyf Club Blue Lagoon.
Book a Nusa Penida Tour
If you’re interested in having your Nusa Penida tour all planned out for you without any inconvenience or hassle, then the best thing you can do is book online with GetYourGuide. There are a bunch of different tours to choose from, but here are some of the top-rated:
What to expect at Blue Lagoon Nusa Ceningan
Blue Lagoon was the final stop on our Nusa Ceningan tour, and what a grand finale it was. As we arrived, it looked like a totally unassuming cliff’s edge, not unlike many others we’d visited on the Nusa islands. However, as we got closer we could see just how ridiculously blue the water was.
From the viewpoint, you can enjoy panoramic views of the lagoon out to the open ocean, and with the whitewash mixing with the blue it gave it a milky appearance. The beach below is mostly rocks with a few sandy patches, so the appeal really is the blue water.
On the far side of Blue Lagoon Nusa Ceningan is an epic spot for cliff jumping. We have a rule to never be the first to jump off a cliff, and since there was no one else doing it we gave it a miss, but it’s definitely a possibility at Blue Lagoon.
If the swell isn’t too hectic and you’ve done a depth and debris check, then by all means send it off the cliff. Just keep in mind there’s only one way back up and it’s by climbing up the cliff face.
Blue Lagoon Nusa Ceningan is definitely one of our favourite stops on our Nusa Penida tour and a must-visit if you are visiting the island. Let us know in the comments below if you have any questions and we’ll be happy to answer them!
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