Ceningan Surf Spot
Nusa Ceningan is your chance to unwind, relax and kick back in beautiful surrounds away from the crowds.
This little island is connected to Nusa Lembongan by the famous yellow bridge which you can drive by scooter. It is a true oasis away from the hustle and bustle of Nusa Lembongan and Bali with a super consistent surf break and a few small ripples available for stand-up paddleboarding or a big longboard. There is also plenty of fun things to see and do outside of the surf so either way, you’ll be stoked you made the journey to Ceningan.
What kind of wave is Ceningan?
Ceningan: Point Break
Ceningan: Personal preference
Ceningan: Low Crowd
Ceningan: Currents, random waves, reef
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Other names for spot:
Ceningan: Ceningan: Mahana Point, Secret Point
How do you get in and out of the surf?
From Secret Point Beach inside of Mahana Point, it is an easy paddle out. Watch out for the shallow section of reef on the inside of the point after you make your way out through the small lagoon from the beach.
What is the beach like?
Secret Point Beach is a beautiful sandy beach protected from any wind bar an uncommon wind directly from the north which is never usually very strong anyway. It’s a perfect spot for sunbathing, relaxing or simply just hanging out.
Where should I stay?
Cheapest Price Range – The Ocean Sunset Villas Ceningan
Good quality at a good price. The Ocean Sunset Villas are just a few minutes walk from the beach and a short scooter ride to the surf unless you paddle straight out from the front. They have an outdoor swimming pool with sun loungers and stunning views out over Mahana Point, the surf and the ocean. Accommodation is provided in the form of nice and tidy wooden bungalows, all are separate buildings for that little bit of extra privacy.
Affordable Price Range – Secret Point Huts
Secret Point Huts cover a large area with direct access to Secret Point Beach and the surf at Mahana Point. They have a range of bungalow and chalet type room options with decks, terraces or private balconies depending on the style of the room. It is somewhat of a hidden gem that caters for most comforts and overall has a great feel about it. Don’t be surprised if you end up extending your stay.
Mid Price Range – Blue Lagoon Avia Villas
Blue Lagoon Avia Villas is situated on the opposite side of the point of Secret Point Huts but is still only a few minutes walk away from Secret Point Beach and the surf. It gets its name from the view over a beautiful rocky cliff face inlet (blue lagoon cliffs) which has a small opening out to the open ocean. They have 33 villas providing the ultimate relaxation getaway for couples, friends, or groups. It has that very beautiful boutique resort feel to it and is guaranteed to make you unwind and relax in between sessions surfing the point.
Luxury Price Range – Villa Chama
Villa Chama is the perfect destination for those looking for an escape of tranquility, comfort, and privacy in Nusa Ceningan! With four ocean-view ensuite bedrooms, it can accommodate up to 10 people. You get an amazing 180-degree view of the lagoon, Lembongan, Mount Agung, and Bali. Just 10 minutes away from Ceningan Point and 15 minutes from Lembongan’s surf spots, it’s an ideal destination for both relaxation and adventure. The Villa offers everything you need; books, board games, yoga, sports, and gym equipment, as well as a divine pool area with sun loungers, hammocks, and a treehouse. A fully-equipped kitchen and the option of getting food delivered from nearby restaurants or by using their private cook.
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Are there other spots to surf on Nusa Ceningan?
Sometimes you can find small lines of sets rippling through the channel between Nusa Ceningan and Nusa Lembongan. It is best timed on a rising low tide with the incoming push on a stand-up paddleboard. Even if you don’t score a few rolling rides the channel is a beautiful spot to get out on a paddleboard and explore.
Where can I hire a surfboard?
Old surfboards short and long are available for hire at Mahana Point Restuarant. There are also a few surf schools and board rental shops on Nusa Lembongan which you can contact before your trip to organise yourself a board. That way you know you’re sorted.
What else is there to do in the area other than surfing?
Mahana Point Cliff Jumping & Sunset Beers
Mahana Point cliff jump is a simple open-air restaurant with epic views, simple local food, an endless supply of Bintangs, and two platforms you can pay a small fee to jump off into the ocean.
The cliff jump is a popular attraction but it’s also a great spot for sunset drinks and is often quite busy.
The Mahana Point cliff jump has a ten-meter diving platform and a five-meter diving platform. There is a ladder to help you get out of the water and up onto the rocks or you can also swim around into the lagoon and onto Secret Point Beach.
The ten-meter jump costs 50,000 rupiahs and the small jump costs 25,000 rupiahs.
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Where is Nusa Ceningan?
Nusa Ceningan is the small island between the larger islands of Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida. It is connected to Nusa Lembongan by the yellow bridge.
How to get to Nusa Ceningan?
The best way to get to Nusa Ceningan is via Nusa Lembongan from Bali by fast boat.
Note that if there are large ocean swells then all fast boats will be cancelled. In these circumstances, it is not uncommon for travellers to charter a helicopter on their return trip.