Stories & Photos from Emmons & Toby's Travels to Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, & Beyond
Exploring Nusa Lembongan and Swimming with Manta Rays
We spent a wonderful few days on Nusa Lembongan, a lovely, tiny island half an hour offshore from mainland Bali. Due to our limited internet, we’re focusing on sharing photos from this bit of our venture at this time, with captions to guide you through our what it’s like to visit this little piece of paradise. We stayed at the mountain-top hotel of Poh Manis, traveled with a local guide to the nearby Nusa Penida for snorkeling on coral reefs and swimming with manta rays (!!!), walked the sands of Dream Beach, and explored the rocky crags of the Devil’s Tears, where the water shoots up through porous, spiky rocks and you can find great views of the sunset disappearing over the horizon.
The birds near our hotel like to bathe on the edge of the infinity pool — very cute!
Swirling water at the Devil’s Tears, a rocky outcropping known for its enormous, crashing waves and swells.
Our time on this island and snorkeling nearby was one of our favorite parts of the trip so far! A great mix of peaceful, exciting, and beautiful.