These Islands Near Bali Are Still Uncrowded Slices of Paradise
The beaches, surf, and culture of Bali have been attracting sun-worshippers for nearly a century. Yet most visitors to this Indonesian island still don’t venture further than the mainland, despite it being just a short boat ride from a number of other visit-worthy isles. Bali saw more than six million tourists in 2018. But the far less crowded islands of Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan, and Nusa Ceningan — just off of Bali’s east coast — are reminiscent of the serene Bali of decades ago. These islands offer stunning beaches, mellow vibes, and uncrowded surf breaks. Here is what to expect.