Bali as the best leading tourist destination in Indonesia is not the only gem in Indonesia. There is more to Indonesia that needs to be discovered and needs to be appreciated. And some of them are near Bali. and Perhaps you need to visit this island as part of your journey in Bali.
So here are Insight Bali’s recommendations for the best island near Bali.
This small island is still part of Bali and it is actually part of the Klungkung Regency. This island is only 30 minutes away with a fast boat from Sanur. There are several touristic spots on this island. One of the most popular ones is Kelingking Beach. This beach has international recognition as one of the best beaches in the world. It still has a natural greeny cliff making this beach like a part of the setting of Jurassic park. Other than that, there is a manta point or a snorkeling spot to catch up with the beautiful manta fish. You can rent a bike and explore this island and enjoy your vacation.
Toe-to-toe with Nusa Penida, this island is even smaller than Nusa Penida, but this island is hiding some of the most wonderful underwater sights in Bali. You can reach Nusa Lembongan from Sanur by fast boat for only 30 minutes. There is the yellow bridge that connects Nusa Lembongan with Nusa Penida. Before sunset, it looks very stunning. This island is a must-visit if you are in Bali.
Lombok is an island near Bali. It is located precisely east of Bali. Lombok is an island that has similarities to Bali. But what makes it different is the people in Bali in the majority is practicing Hinduism, yet in Lombok, the majority are practicing Islam. Right now, Lombok is one of the fastest-growing tourism developments in Indonesia. There is an international circuit that held the 2021 MotoGP. This makes the Lombok event a more interesting island to visit. There is also Rinjani Mountain which some say has the best sunrise in the world.
Gili Trawangan is part of Lombok, but this is a small island north of Lombok. This island has a white beach and is so perfect to do snorkeling. This small island is banning any polluting vehicles to prevent the island from being polluted. That is why this island has fresh air and clear water. But you cant rent a bike to stroll around the island. This Gili Trawangan has three two sister islands which is very similar called Gili Air and Gili Meno.
The Baluran National Park
Baluran National Park, which situated on Java’s easternmost tip. it is primarily made up of open savannahs where wildlife allowed to roam free, in sharp contrast to the lush green landscape found elsewhere on the island. The big Javan water buffaloes known as “banteng,” the small Java mouse-deer known as “kancil,” peacocks parading about flaunting their vibrant plumage, eagles swooping overhead, and macaques foraging for crabs with their tails may all be seen here.
So that is the few places you can visit during your holiday.
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