Nusa Lembongan Beach
In the year 1200, there was an old man from Mount Kila, called Dukuh Jumpungan who owned a boat which had a magical power. Legend has it that whenever he sailed on his boat, everything he encountered and struck by his boat would become an ocean.
One day, Dukuh Jumpungan heard that there was a very sacred mountain called Mount Tohlangkir. Dukuh Jumpungan was determined to prove the magical power of his boat by hitting the sacred Mount Tohlangkir. He wished to make Mount Tohlangkir disappear and became an ocean. He sailed in a southeast direction from Padang Bay, collided his boat to Mount Tohlangkir. The boat rebounded shakily, and finally sank. An island appeared in the area where the boat rebounded shakily and is now called Nusa Ceningan. The area where his boat sank became an island and is now called Nusa Lembongan.
In Balinese, Lembongan means mushroom. Now, Nusa Lembongan is one of the most popular destinations for cruising and sailing. The pristine white sandy beaches with aquamarine bays are brimming with colorful sea life, so diving and snorkeling are also very popular sports in Nusa Lembongan. One can also enjoy the glass bottomed boat rides. With the backdrop of Mount Agung, Nusa Lembongan has spectacular scenery and offers unforgettable adventures. Lembongan’s neighboring island, Nusa Penida, has more ominous reputation and is less popular.