Mushroom Beach

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Loca_Lisa
Meridian, ID1,742 contributions
Sep 2019
A must stop beach if your on Lembongan. Tons of bars, restos, seating and shops in the area. Come at sunset and your in for a treat. The beach floods with people wanting to catch that icon Bali sunset and its worth it. Beach is super clean and you can start or end boat tours here as well.
Written April 3, 2020
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Rick Reece
4 contributions
Dec 2019
Not isolated in any way, Mushroom Bay Beach was nevertheless charming and relaxing especially at le Nusa Beach Club. It was even enjoyable to watch all the boats unloading on the beach since that only happened a few times per day. The beach is not really great was swimming but it is lovely anyway, and the restaurants at Hai Tide (Bar & Grill and Restaurant) are highly recommended.
Written January 5, 2020
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Nangar
Mauritius130 contributions
Dec 2019 • Solo
This is where the fast boat comes in so you get lots of boats coming and and the shore is lined with lots of resorts and bars.

Central to lots of things and an easy spot to get good food coffee and bike hire, mini markets, island tours etc.

If you want this sort of stay then this is a chilled out version of Sanur.......

If you want a more remote experience, go to the more developed end of the island - you can still find tours and mini mart/ warungs and places to stay but it’s very peaceful.
Written December 31, 2019
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Vern53WA
Bunbury, Australia15 contributions
Feb 2015 • Friends
After many trips to Bali over the years and people saying how nice and peaceful Lembongan is I thought I should have a look at this Island, which is twenty kilometres off the east coast of Bali

Booked the Day trip with Maruti Tours a small tourist information vendor in legian.

The plan was to be picked up at my hotel transferred to Sanur to board the MARINA SRIKANDI Fast boat at 8.45AM and return at 2.00PM the same day and returned back to my hotel.
Things didn’t start off too well, myself and son were told to be waiting at our hotel foyer 7.30am. We didn’t get picked up till 8.20am the boat was to leave at 8.45am .
When we finally arrived at Sanur the boat was waiting for us.
Be prepared to get your feet wet as there is no wharf the boat gets as close to the shore as possible drops a ladder down and you climb on board the boat the best way you can.

The Strait between Bali and Lembongan is called Badung Strait .

Like I said it’s a twenty kilometres trip and takes about 30 minutes.
Going over the weather was fine with a few clouds.
The ocean had swells but the trip smooth and pleasant.
Arrived at Lembongan , ladder down climbed off the boat got the feet wet up some steps and yo we are at Lembongan.
Hired a vehicle to take us around the island and yes if you are looking for a nice quiet and relaxed holiday, Lembongan is the place it reminds me of Bali twenty years ago .

1.30 Pm back at the wharf to board our boat back to Bali at 2.00Pm

NOW HERE COMES THE WARNING

Our boat the MARINA SRIKANDI was anchored in the bay
Come 2.00Pm was still there and I said to their staff what’s happening we are supposed to leave at 2.00pm., the staff wasn’t sure what was going on.
The weather had become very cloudy and it started raining.
The MARINA SRIKANDI finally come over we boarded and were away at 2.20Pm.
Passengers about 25 of us.
Leaving the bay it was raining quite heavily.
As we ventured further into the Badung Strait all hell broke loose, we were in a full blown storm HUGE seas.
We were hit by a HUGE wave which nearly over turned the MARINA SRIKANDI, the captain managed to steady the boat , we were lucky there wasn’t a second wave as we would have went over .
Life Jackets, they were above us but not once did the boat crew say put the LIFE JACKETS ON.
Thirty minute ride turned into a 50 minute ride.
Longest 50 minutes of my life.
I did say to my son I don’t think we are going to make it .
Our boat was taking a pounding water was coming right over the boat.
YES we did make it the Captain of the MARINA SRIKANDI did do a great job to get us back to Sanur.
OR DID HE????
The bottom line is we should never have tried crossing the Badung Strait , his judgment and decision was VERY Bad, very bad
I was reading if there is a bit of a storm at Lembongan its three times as bad in the middle of the Badung Strait.
Don’t let me put you off going to Lembongan it’s a lovely quite place.
The Badung Strait is what worries me .
If I went over again I would be looking at the long range weather forecast and if there was any sign of bad weather I would be STAYING IN BALI
Written March 7, 2015
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Sernic
Darwin, Australia368 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
Seaweed farming ceased on this island in 2015 as the tourism growth grew destroying and changing the grade of which the seaweed was when used for export... as this was their main income/ export

Very sad really as we use to spend our afternoons watching them collect seaweed of all different types and watch them dry it out... my children found it very interesting...

A sad loss for the island really...

There are remnants of what the seaweed farms looked like but are no longer farmed
Written October 23, 2017
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SaMGLovesBali
Melbourne, Australia537 contributions
Oct 2015 • Couples
We were lucky enough to find a local who does seaweed farm tour at the blackwood cafe . Her name is Komang and she's just beautiful . She showed us around and told us all about the seaweed farming industry and how it has been effected by tourism and pollution . We felt so welcome looking around with her as she knew all the local farmers lots of them were actually her relations . Hands down best thing we did in lembongan .
Written February 4, 2016
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ShutupGreg
Cranbourne, Australia11,134 contributions
Nov 2015 • Couples
Have seen bits and pieces of seaweed farming but this time whilst at Le Pirate for a drink, I got talking to some local farmers.... they had no English and I had limited Indo, so was a bit hit and miss.
I helped a fella load his baskets from his boat as he and other women loaded up and walked there many loads up the stairs, I estimate each basket to be about 10+ kg of wet seaweed, I understand they get about 30 cents per kilo dry!
As always connecting with locals is the best free activity you can do in Bali/NL.
Written February 2, 2016
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Patrick Vollert
Panama City, Panama634 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
You will spot this seaweed farming all along the road. Try to see it with both high and low tide to observe the contrasts.
Written February 15, 2018
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ladyjane2
Sparta, WI169 contributions
Feb 2018 • Couples
Your bombarded by the Chinese so you cant get any good pictures. Roads are bad to it and the Chinese come by tuktuk, 6 at a time, full. Go after 3pm, maybe its quiter
Written February 9, 2018
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Mark G
21 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
10 months ago on our last visit there was a lot of seaweed farming around the island. It really was fascinating, especially at low tide, when you'd see the many farmers tending their plots of neat rows of seaweed. Now there are only a handful of people gathering 'wild' seaweed.

Sadly, we've learned that the seaweed was rejected by the buyers because the many boats the ply the waters left a coating of oil on all the crops.

The locals seem to be philosophical about the demise of this early means of earning a livelyhood. Apparently the purchase prices were becoming very low while it was becoming so much easier to earn money from tourists. The older farmers are invariably being supported by their families.

The older locals we have spoken to have been adamant that booming tourism has been very good for the island. People who moved to Bali for work have returned to their extended families. Compared to hard days of subsistence living there are plenty of jobs and business opportunities for all, and far better education for the emerging generation.
Written May 6, 2017
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