WE DO IT FOR THE KICKS
Just off the west coast of Bali lies the beautiful, untouched and rugged Nusa islands where one can go for a bike ride along limestone dirt-paths, through foresty suburbs to find secluded white beaches, hidden mangrove lined streams and seaweed farms.
A potential spotting of manta rays was actually why we ended up on Lembongan and Ceningan, there’s a number of bays situated on both islands that are ideal feeding spots for these huge mystical creatures of the sea. Sadly on our 6am boating trip we failed to bump into any and returned to land hugely disappointed so we figured we would go cliff jumping to get our thrills instead.
Yes you read it right, cliff jumping – both Lembongan and Ceningan have an incredible rocky coastline which means several bays on the islands were ideal for nutters crazy enough to jump. We crossed over to Ceningan via the beautiful old suspension bridge and found a cliff jumping set up at blue lagoon bay where we plunged ourselves into the sea from 12m high.
It was heart pumpingly thrilling and I almost chickened out…but sometimes you just have to think fuck it, and jump.
We rented bikes to explore both islands and rode from the North of Lembongan island where there is a dense mangrove forest, all the way to the south of the island to see the incredible natural infinity pools at Devils Tear.