Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Courtesy of Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan

Escape Completely
 
For a person like I am, the excursion is the best way to do away with the hustle and bustle of routine life. The fortunate part of my life is that I dwell in a place full of love, peace, calmness and tranquility. There are numerous islands to visit and numerous sites to explore, but when I am in seek of peace and calmness and want to get rid of excruciating work, nothing gives me more relief than Nusa Lembongan island.
 
Nothing can meet up with the calm and serenity of the place. As soon as you enter the island, you are taken away by the awe-inspiring scenes of the island. On your first afternoon on the island you will get a bit lost in the maze of sandy paths. Though smaller in size, its comprehensive in making your life full of beautiful memories. I made my first stop at Dream Beach. The scenes of the sun setting, hazel trees and lucid water below will leave everlasting impacts. Even when I come back to my fast paced life, these scenes refresh me whenever I am lethargic.
 
This quiet island relies mostly on the economy of seaweed farming. You will see woman lifting a woven basket filled with dried seaweed onto her head in most part of the island. And the locals are eager to help tourists (not just foreigners but local tourists as well) and expecting nothing in return - such a true luxury of Southeast Asia. Nothing fancy but deeply meaning will linger on your memory.
The mangrove forest makes up a large portion of Lembongan’s land mass. Make sure the time of day you choose coincides with higher tides, as the boat will be able to maneuver further then. You can also ask the boat driver to switch off the engine for a few minutes of blissful silence. Such refreshing moment.
 
Although the island provides me an esteemed sense of self-satisfaction, there is still something that I miss this is the size of the island. The island is small. Alternatively, you can consider to make a straight dash for the small island next to it, Nusa Ceningan Island. I noticed most of the accommodations here provide balcony angled out towards the ocean where you can sleep with the upstairs doors flung open so you can watch the sunrise over the horizon.
 
If you are into trekking and cycling, the local village offers you the most appealing environment to explore. You will be greeted with exceptional landscapes and fields inhabited by colorful flora and fauna and most of all, the friendly locals. Another activity that delivers intense pleasure is deep diving. Diving in the crystal clear water is not only fun but it also assists the understanding of the beautiful nature. 

Put aside the images of busy beachfronts with music pounding late into the night and heavy foot traffic in the morning, because you will not experience such situation in these small islands. Prepare yourself for a complete package of absolute relaxation, comfort and adventure. It’s not enough to live on to your imagination only. You deserve a life changing treat like this.