NUSA LEMBONGAN ISLAND
Once the domain of shack-staying surfers, Nusa Lembongan has hit the big time. Yes, you can still get a simple room with a view of the surf breaks and the gorgeous sunsets but now you can also stay in a boutique hotel and have a fabulous meal.
But even as Nusa Lembongan grows in popularity each year, it remains as a mellow place. The new-found wealth is bringing changes though: you will see boys riding motorcycles 300m to school, temples being expensively renovated, high-end luxuries being introduced, and time being marked by the arrival of tourist boats rather than the crow of a rooster or the fall of a coconut.