Nusa Lembongan is an island located southeast of Bali and part of a group of three islands that make up the Nusa Penida district, of which it is the most famous. Nusa Lembongan has the vast majority of the tourist infrastructure within the islands and is a popular side destination for visitors to mainland Bali. A drive with a speed boat to the island or back to Bali takes about 30 minutes from Sanur.
Nusa Lembongan has a size of about 8 square kilometres and a permanent population of estimated 5,000. The island is surrounded by coral reefs with white sand beaches and low limestone cliffs. Beautiful for snorkeling and divers all levels.
There are three main villages on the island. Jungut Batu and Mushroom Bay are the centers of the tourist-based industry and activities on the island whilst much of the permanent local population resides in Lembongan Village.
The north-eastern side of the island is flanked by a relatively large area of mangroves of 212 hectares.