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Lembongan is a small island located off the coast of Bali. The island is among the prime attractions of Bali and is a great place to visit. The beaches of Lembongan are fabulous and are the main draw for visitors. Lembongan is separated from Bali by the Badung Strait which spans about 12 km. Lembongan spreads over 8 square kilometers and consists of three major villages. Visitors to Lembongan are sure to enjoy their time on the island. There are several sport activities available in the area and the waters around Lembongan are excellent to explore. There are mainly two beach areas on the island namely the Jungut Batu and the Mushroom Bay. Jungut Batu is the larger of the two areas and features a variety of facilities. In comparison to Jungut Batu, the area of Mushroom Bay is quite calm and attractive. The area becomes quainter after 3pm. There are also several other beaches on Lembongan like the Paradise Beach, Mushroom Beach, Sandy Beach, Dream Beach, etc. Visitors to Lembongan have the opportunity of enjoying a wide variety of water sports like swimming, surfing, scuba diving and snorkeling. There are numerous diving sites around Lembongan, as well as  several diving shops around the area from where visitors can rent diving gear. There are a number of shops around the island that offer a variety of items....more

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Lembongan is a small island located off the coast of Bali. The island is among the prime attractions of Bali and is a great place to visit. The beaches of Lembongan are fabulous and are the main draw for visitors. Lembongan is separated from Bali by the Badung Strait which spans about 12 km. Lembongan spreads over 8 square kilometers and consists of three major villages. Visitors to Lembongan are sure to enjoy their time on the island. There are several sport activities available in the area and the waters around Lembongan are excellent to explore.

There are mainly two beach areas on the island namely the Jungut Batu and the Mushroom Bay. Jungut Batu is the larger of the two areas and features a variety of facilities. In comparison to Jungut Batu, the area of Mushroom Bay is quite calm and attractive. The area becomes quainter after 3pm. There are also several other beaches on Lembongan like the Paradise Beach, Mushroom Beach, Sandy Beach, Dream Beach, etc.

Visitors to Lembongan have the opportunity of enjoying a wide variety of water sports like swimming, surfing, scuba diving and snorkeling. There are numerous diving sites around Lembongan, as well as  several diving shops around the area from where visitors can rent diving gear.

There are a number of shops around the island that offer a variety of items.

Nearby Airports

The nearest airport to Lembongan is the Bali Ngurah Rai Airport in Denpasar. The airport is about 20 miles from Lembongan. From Bali visitors can take boats to reach Lembongan. There are several scheduled boats that leave from the Sannur Beach and Benoa Harbour.

Halal Restaurants

Finding Muslim-friendly restaurants in Lembongan can be difficult. However there are quite a number of restaurants that serve vegetarian dishes. Seafood is available in plenty in the area and visitors can relish different varieties of both vegetarian and seafood delicacies.

Mosques

There are no mosques in Lembongan.

Things to Do and See in Lembongan

  • Paradise Beach
  • Mushroom Beach
  • Dream Beach
  • Sandy Bay
  • Tamarind Beach
  • Devil's Tear
  • Mangrove Forest
  • Suspension Bridge
  • Surfing
  • Scuba diving & snorkelling
  • Witness Beauty And Experience Excitement At These 9 Islands In Indonesia!

    The archipelago of Indonesia is made up of at least 17,000 islands which are blissful spots that will entice anyone yearning for a tropical getaway. You can get immersed in the local culture when you visit the islands in Indonesia, and marvel at the unique features of each island. If exploring tropical jungles or enjoying the vibrant sunset on a secluded beach sounds appealing, a vacation in Indonesia might be just what you need. Here are 9 of the most exciting and beautiful islands in Indonesia you should visit for your next trip! Visit These Amazing Mosques in Surabaya - Indonesia 1. Bali Picture: NomadCapitalist Bali attracts numerous travelers for its charm - from natural beauty to city attractions, and of course beaches. You can also stay at eco-lodges or traditional style hotels for a unique experience. There is just so much to explore and boredom is never an option! You can take in a serene view of the winding green Tegallalang Rice Terraces in Ubud or spend a fun day out at the white sandy beaches of Seminiyak or Jimbaran and take a dip in the clear blue waters. Picture: MountBaturTrekking If you are feeling adventurous, try trekking up the famous Mount Batur to catch the beautiful sunrise. You can even go flyboarding at Tanjung Benoa Beach in Nusa Dua for a great thrill. Last but not least, don’t miss out on a water splashing experience at the Waterbom Bali park especially if you are traveling with your family. Finding Halal food here wouldn'n’t be too hard. You can drop by spots such as Bale Udang or the cafes that line Jimbaran Beach. You can also opt for some delicious seafood or vegetarian options at other dining spots too. 2. Lombok Picture: JourneyEra From luxurious accommodation in tranquil locations to unspoiled natural landscapes, Lombok is really ideal for a peaceful vacation. Lombok is the idyllic getaway for a honeymoon or relaxing vacation in Indonesia, especially if you prefer a chilled-out exception to Bali. It is best known as a surfer’s paradise because of its attractions such as the Tangsi Beach, with its pink sands and excellent spots for diving and snorkeling. If you are a nature buff, trek along Mount Rinjani, where the Segara Ana lake reflects the blue sky or drop by Senaru Village to take in the lush green setting. You have an option to trek to Tiu Kelep Waterfall as well. When it comes to Halal food, Lombok is known to be quite Muslim-friendly. You will easily find great restaurants that serve the local fare, as well as big chain restaurants such as KFC and Mc Donald’s. 3. Gili Islands Picture: Bali Pocket Magazine After Lombok, head down to the Gili Islands to continue your island adventures. Gili Trawangan is ideal for diving and exploring vibrant streets at night, which is great if you are looking for a lively holiday. Gili Meno is just 2km long and great for that peaceful romantic trip and for those looking for a serene spot - and there is a bird sanctuary as well. For thrill seekers, Gili Air has a lot to offer in terms of beach activities such as parasaling. There are plenty of places that serve excellent seafood and more Halal food spots on Gili Trawangan. You can really experience the local flavours at the islands. However, you can enjoy swimming, diving, snorkelling, kayaking or admire the sunset at all three islands mentioned so far. 4. Bintan Island Picture: Bintan Resorts Bintan is a known favourite weekend getaway among Muslim travelers in Singapore. From lush mangrove forests to delightful beaches and plenty of engaging water sports - there is something for the adventurers and beach loungers alike! Some of the highlights of Bintan island include the seaplane rides, where you can get an impressive view of the island scenery, and the Sultan of Riau Grand Mosque on Penyengat Island. Bintan Island is dotted with gorgeous resorts which makes this the perfect spot for relaxation, honeymoons or big family vacations. You will be pleased to know that finding Halal food won’t be a problem here - you can easily visit the Pujasera Hawker Stalls or simply go for the delicious seafood options. There is a popular restaurant known as Sederhana Restaurant Nasi Padang as well. 5. Wakatobi Islands Picture: Wakatobi.com The Wakatobi Islands are best known for diving and snorkeling spots that are teeming with brightly colourful marine life and coral gardens. If you are a beginner or an advanced diving enthusiast, do drop by The Wakatobi National Park where you can appreciate the underwater scenery. The island is located within the Coral Triangle and is ideal for an escapade for something quieter rather than the ever-popular Bali. If you prefer something more engaging – motorcycle tours, kayaking, and kitesurfing are some of the livelier things to do on the Wakatobi Islands. 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Komodo Island Picture: Unesco World Heritage Centre After your trip to Flores, head to the home of the famous Komodo dragons – Komodo Island. This island, with its diverse marine life and gorgeous coral gardens, is ideal for those who enjoy diving and snorkeling. You can stroll along the pink sandy beaches and enjoy the beautiful sunset too. Even though island is quite popular among tourists, don’t let that deter you from enjoying the wonderful scenery or going trekking among the dormant volcanoes. Of course, you must visit the famous Komodo National Park to observe the Komodo dragons and enjoy the wonderful outdoors. Do note that there are very few restaurants on the Island. However, the island has a Muslim majority so you have high chances of finding Halal food options. Do not hesitate to ask the locals for help. 8. Belitung Picture: Indonesia.Travel Belitung is a peaceful getaway from the bustle. Located east of Sumatra, it is notable for its white sandy beaches lined with large granite boulders. You can enjoy a swim in the turquoise waters, or go snorkeling to admire the diverse marine life and bright corals at the Tanjung Tinggi Beach or Tanjung Kelayang. Some island highlights include the Danau Kaolin or the Blue Lake where you can take insta-worthy photos. You can also climb the old lighthouse on Pulau Lengkuas for a bird’s eye view of the area. When it comes to Halal food options, you can stop for some delicious seafood at Pulau Kapayang or enjoy most of the restaurants on Belitung as the island is a seafood heaven. However, it might be hard to locate Halal restaurants on this island. 9. Nusa Lembongan Picture: AirBali Nusa Lembongan is a tropical paradise which is located southeast of Bali. The first things you will notice as you approach the island are azure waters and unique rock formations. Along with some great resorts, the island is another spot that is extremely popular for snorkeling and diving sites. If you’re for up something adventurous, you can head to the famous Blue Lagoon for cliff diving! Nusa Lembongan is ideal for beach lovers who doesn’t mind small crowds and loves breathtakingly gorgeous ocean scenery. From catching the sunset at Jungut Batu Beach to unwinding at Mushroom Bay, this island is a great spot for a beach holiday in Indonesia. Unfortunately, finding Halal food on this island will be quite a challenge. However, you can stick to the seafood or vegetarian/vegan options during your stay. Read more about Indonesia...

  • Top Travel Destinations in 2018 on the Bucket List of Muslim Travel Influencers

    If you’re a travel addict like we are, you’re sure to have your own travel bucket list for 2018. But with the world offering so much magnificence to see and do, deciding on the best places to travel in 2018 for us was quite a task! So we decided to ask some of our favorite Muslim travel influencers to tell us which destinations were on top of their travel bucket lists for 2018 and why. We loved hearing their opinions on the best places to travel in 2018 and we were absolutely delighted that they were so varied. Here’s what they had to say! Iran and Oman - @muslimtravelers Zaid and Huda are a Muslim power couple residing in the United States. Having visited over 50 countries, they have set their sights on Iran and Oman for 2018. On asked why these two countries are at the top of their travel bucket list for 2018 - as they are not as commonly mentioned in most individuals’ bucket lists - this is what they answered: ‘Both countries are underrated in our opinion, as each of them have so much to offer: rich history that goes back thousands of years, authentic culture, gorgeous palaces, gardens and natural landscapes, spectacular mosques, and of course, wonderful and hospitable people.’ And boy are they right! Iran is home to some fascinating museums and galleries, architectural marvels and even a number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as the beautiful Golestan Palace, Susa, Persepolis and the Jameh Mosque of Isfahan. From the historic Persian Garden of Eram to the vibrantly coloured Nasir ol Molk Mosque, to bustling bazaars, and the ski slopes of Shemshak, the attractions that Iran offers will leave you in awe and definitely out of time! Oman’s varied and diverse landscapes have made it an up-and-coming tourist spot. Offering some of the best scuba diving sites in the world, stunning historical forts, pristine beaches, rich greenery and wildlife, and not-to-be-missed desert camps, Oman sure gets our vote for one of the top places to visit in the world this year! Let’s also not forget that with both destinations being predominantly Muslim, finding Halal food and places to offer your prayers will not be a problem at all! Cape Town and Marrakesh - @faizdickievp From exploring his home country, to experiencing the best of what the Big Apple had to offer, and even joining us on a trip to the Philippines, Malaysian influencer Mohd Nasrul Faiz Abu Azal has travelled the world. Cape Town and Marrakesh are the two destinations on his travel bucket list for 2018. Here’s why: ‘Apart from the fact that I love animals and I have been watching Animal Planet with my father for years when I was growing up, I have never been to the African Continent so I would like to tick it (Cape Town) off my bucket list.’ Regarding Marrakesh, ‘I once watched a documentary about Marrakesh and what attracted me most is its street food! Since I’m a foodie I would love to go there and experience it myself - plus, I don’t have to worry about its Halal status!’ Both, Cape Town and Marrakesh are immensely gorgeous destinations. Rich in culture, home to breathtaking sites, and more importantly, Muslim-friendly!   France and Venice - @yunitameliani_ Yunita Tri Ratna Meliani’s recent adventures have been in destinations like South Korea and Turkey, and this year she hopes to pay France and Venice a visit with her husband, mostly because of its beautiful architecture and romantic scenery. France has long been one of the best honeymoon destinations on earth as well as one of the most popular tourist destinations amongst families. Home to iconic attractions such as the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre, exquisite cuisine, and charming landscapes, the country has much to offer. France does house a sizeable population of Muslims, so finding Halal food and mosques in most major cities will be possible. People from all over the world are drawn to picturesque Venice, said to be one of Italy’s most popular attractions. With canals instead of streets, and historic buildings sure to keep you distracted for hours, this floating city sure gets our vote too! It is also worthy to note that although finding Muslim-friendly facilities such as Mosques and Halal restaurants in Venice will be difficult, it won’t be impossible.   Nusa Penida - @daneswra Danes, having already been to Bali, really got into it and told us exactly why Nusa Penida - an island found to the southeast of Bali - is on her bucket list, and what she’d like to experience there. ‘The island in the southeastern region of Bali’s Klungkung Regency has many coral reefs, cliffs and hills that make the atmosphere on this island unique and exotic . Some of the tourist attractions are: Broken Beach, Angel's billabong, Crystal Bay, Atuh Beach, Goa Giri Putri and Hutan Tembeling. Nusa Penida is located between two beautiful islands named Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan, so if I go to Nusa Penida, I can visit the other two islands, and experience the three islands’ spectacular scenery. Nusa Penida offers many things for me to explore. Nusa Penida not only offers beauty that is still natural, but also the beauty of cultural customs and the local wisdom of the people, which are three things that cannot be separated from Bali.’ Indonesia is one of the best countries to visit in Asia (according to who/why?), and although Bali is a famous must-visit destination, we love that Danes has the lesser-known Nusa Penida on her bucket list for 2018! Exploring the unexplored definitely appeals to us! Cairns and Xi’an - @thetudungtraveller Residing in Singapore, Atikah Amalina is an English & Literature teacher, a social activist for women’s empowerment and an avid traveler. She has been to places like Seoul, Tasmania and Edinburgh, and for 2018 here are her destination goals: ‘Two places I would like to visit in 2018 are Cairns and Xi’an. I love diving and diving in the Great Barrier Reef in Cairns has been a dream for the longest time! I’ve also always wanted to experience the majesty of the terracotta warriors! InshaAllah, my path will lead me to these 2 places this year!’ Said to be the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, the perfect destination for adrenaline junkies and those into all things outdoors, we think Atikah couldn’t have picked a better destination than Cairns! Australia also happens to be a great destination for Muslims. Find out the best places to visit, shop, dine and pray in our guide to Australia. China’s Xi’an is a history buff’s dream spot. With ancient stories sure to keep any visitor riveted, Xi’an is home to countless attractions - historical, cultural and scenic - and a Muslim Quarter with over ten mosques! You won’t have to worry about finding Halal food there either, so eat to your heart’s content! :) Bali & Japan - @Nurfatiin Singaporean fashion and lifestyle blogger, Nur Fatiin picked Bali and Japan as the destinations she would like to visit in 2018: ‘I have been to Bali several times but it’s also a place I will never get tired of. This year, I can’t wait to be back in Bali because I will be going there with my husband for our honeymoon. I want to go to new and undiscovered places with him. We’ll create new memories at places I have been before. I have always wanted to go to the Land of the Rising Sun. To witness the sakura blossoms and to experience the weird and interesting paraphernalia that Japan has to offer. Oh, Bali! Every time we even hear the word Bali, all we can think of is relaxing on a jaw-dropping beach, sipping a virgin mojito, surrounded by pure tropical bliss. Popular as a backpacking spot, as well as amongst honeymooners and even families, Bali manages to suit everyone’s requirements and budgets, while offering unlimited fun. A mix of ancient and modern, Japan is sure to charm your socks off! Offering so much to see and do, no matter how many times you’ve been, you’re sure to never get tired of it. There are also numerous Halal-friendly tours being offered, such as the Halal Gourmet Food Tour Package to Tokyo, Japan, so it may be time to book your next vacation!...



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