Indiana Kenanga Boutique Hotel & Spa on Nusa Lembongan

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Updated: May 26, 2023

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Hotel Essentials
• Location: In a village on the northwestern side of Nusa Lembongan island (off the southeast side of Bali), on Jungutbatu Beach, and accessible by speedboat.
• Hotel website:
• Hotel phone: +62 (0)366 559 6371
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Lounge chairs sit in the sun on the beach.

Indiana Kenanga Boutique Hotel & Spa faces a lovely public beach with soft white sand, calm water, and no fishing boats.

Indiana Kenanga Boutique Hotel & Spa — Sumptuous villas in idyllic location along the street and beach.

This luxury resort sits along a narrow block between the white sandy beach and the bustling main street of Jungutbatu, the primary village on the island. The French influence of the owners and designers is apparent throughout. Offering only spacious villas behind secluded lofty walls that are quietly distant from the street. Each features a private tropical garden and an extended patio. Villas with two bedrooms have a private pool. There are two fabulous main pools, and just out front is the clean, shady beach with perfect views of the ocean and sunset. The resort is particularly romantic and ideal for couples and is near Nusa Lembongan’s best facilities and the speedboat port.

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Indiana Kenanga Boutique Hotel & Spa – The Location

  • Area: About halfway along Jungutbatu, with enough facilities via the beach or main street in both directions. The entrance is easy to miss. The reception area is about 200m down an access lane from the main road.
  • Address: Jalan Jungutbatu Beach street #56, Nusa Lembongan, the main village on the island of Nusa Lembongan, is about 30 minutes by speedboat from Bali (or longer if coming from the Gili Islands).
  • How to Get There: The only way to reach Nusa Lembongan island is by speedboat from Sanur or Padangbai on Bali, often with connections to/from the Gili Islands. Compare schedules and book online. Most boats land in the southern section of Jungutbatu, about 1.5km south of the resort via the beach or street. And note: getting on/off speedboats involves wading through the water, sometimes knee-high.
  • Handy to: Jungutbatu village. Offices/terminals for speedboats to Bali and the Gili Islands.

Indiana Kenanga Boutique Hotel & Spa – The Basics

  • Guests: Overall “beach club” vibe is popular with younger couples and groups. Also, ideal for honeymooners.
  • Beach: The resort faces a public beach, busy but lacking the fishing boats lined up elsewhere. The sand is clean, and there are plenty of umbrellas and lounge chairs to rent from vendors on the beach.
  • Views: All villas are secluded behind lofty walls facing a private garden and/or pool.
  • Kitchen: The larger villas feature a kitchenette.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: The Two Bedroom Villas have a private pool.
  • How to Book: will have the best rates.
  • Phone: +62 (0)366 559 6371
  • Email:
  • Website:

Indiana Kenanga Boutique Hotel & Spa – Amenities

  • Pool: Two very nice pools. The one at the front is alongside the café and almost at the beach, so it often gets crowded. The other is further back and quieter.
  • Spa: The staff is highly-trained and provides a tempting selection of Balinese and Chinese massages. Yoga classes.
  • Fitness Center: Not provided.
  • Other Facilities: Boutique sells clothes, jewelry, and handicrafts.

Indiana Kenanga Boutique Hotel & Spa – Food and Drink

  • Restaurants & Bars: The restaurant at the front offers fine dining and tables on the sand. Popular with all tourists for cocktails, tapas, and seafood. (The crepe café further into the grounds and next to the second pool is temporarily closed.)
  • Breakfast: Not included. Pay when booking.
  • Room Service: Available from about 7 am to 10 pm.

Indiana Kenanga Boutique Hotel & Spa – Rooms

  • Room Types: One Bedroom Villa with a Garden. • Two Bedroom Villa with a Private Pool • List of all Rooms
  • Smoking Rooms: No smoking in the villas but permitted elsewhere on the grounds.
  • Best Room: Villas are pretty similar inside. Those located midway along the property (i.e., furthest from the main pool, restaurant, and street) would be quieter. Villas with two bedrooms have a private pool.
  • For Families: Two villas feature two bedrooms and a private pool, but the resort isn’t family focused.

Indiana Kenanga Boutique Hotel & Spa – Local Transport

  • Walking & Cycling: Expect to do plenty of walking. Bicycles are a great option in and around Jungutbatu village, but nowhere else because of the hills and potholes around the island. Rent bikes in the village or ask at the resort.
  • Other Transport: Officially, no cars are allowed on the island. Motorbikes are easy to rent and a terrific way to explore; licenses are not required. “Taxis” (pickup trucks) ply the narrow roads, operated by hotels and speedboat companies, so arrange a lift through the resort. Rent drive-yourself buggies at Mushroom Bay and charter boats for a more scenic way to reach remote parts of the island.

Indiana Kenanga Boutique Hotel & Spa – What’s Nearby?

Best Nearby Restaurants & Bars

These places are south along the main street. Distances are from where the access path (200m) to the resort meets the main road.

  • Bali ECO Deli – Popular, eco-friendly, and breezy. Focus on healthy meals and drinks. Terrific for breakfast and brunch. 300m.
  • Lemongrass Bar & Restaurant – Cozy and welcoming. Vibrant setting, reasonable prices, and live music some nights. 100m.
  • Mickey Sports Bar & Restaurant – Expat hangout with a lively bar, darts, and snooker tables. Also, TV sports, happy hours, and regular live music. 150m.
  • Sukanusa Bar & Kitchen – Attractive setting and street-side benches for people-watching. Virtually opposite the beginning of the laneway to the resort.

In both directions, there are many great places facing the beach and accessible along the sand. These include:

  • Agus Shipwreck Bar & Restaurant – Old-time favorite and newly renovated. Barbeques at sunsets, varied menu, and a small pool for diners. Next to the resort.
  • Ohana’s – Hip beach club and restaurant with the perfect location. Beanbags and bonfires on the sand for sunsets, DJs late into the evening, and a pool for anyone eating/drinking there. Only 50m south.

Nearby Shops & Market

  • Enough minimarts and low-key shops along the main street in Jungutbatu, but nothing else to get excited about.

Nearby Attractions

  • Mushroom Bay – (4.5km) is more appealing than Jungutbatu for swimming and snorkeling, but access is problematic without a motorbike.
  • Song Lambung – Also called Coconut Beach or Selambung, is a Crusoe-esque beach. A delightful 25-minute walk along the coast south from the resort. Farther along are inviting eateries like The Deck Café & Bar. Follow the new path and boardwalk that skirts around the cliffs to get there.
  • Scuba Diving – Arrange more serious exploration of the underwater delights around the island through scuba diving agencies in Jungutbatu.

Indiana Kenanga Boutique Hotel & Spa – The Hotel

A woman rides a bike along a path.

The Indiana Kenanga Boutique Hotel & Spa is halfway along the delightful village of Jungutbatu, the primary village on Nusa Lembongan island, about a 30-minute speed boat ride from Bali.

A stone walkway.

The access path to the villas is easy to miss without a reception area along the street.

A cat sits at the entrance of a walkway.

There is a French/Mediterranean influence on some of the design.

A wide beach with a few small boats parked on the shore.

The beach in front of the resort is clean and devoid of fishing boats.

Two thatched umbrellas cover lounge chairs on the beach.

Umbrellas and lounge chairs can be rented from vendors along the sand near the resort.

Two gazebos sit by the pool.

There are two pools. This one, with a few gazebos, is quieter and farther away from the beach and restaurant.

Lounge chairs sit by the pool.

Lounge chairs along the quieter pool.

A bright blue pool with a wooden bridge over it by the beach.

The main pool is alongside the restaurant and just a few meters from the beach.

A bright teal pool with a wood bridge over it.

The main pool features an attractive design.

Thick plants line a stone path to the villa entrances.

Villas are accessible along paths lined with tropical plants…

A stone path leads to the villas.

…and a stone path to the beach.

The entry into a villa.

Behind hefty doors and high walls are the secluded Villas.

Two chairs and a side table sit under an umbrella.

All villas offer a private garden with outdoor furniture on a wooden deck.

An outdoor patio.

The two-bedroom villas have a large outdoor area facing a private pool.

A bed with wood carved paddles above it.

After recent renovations, the décor has changed in some villas and is more subtle but still pleasing.

A white marble bench with orange back cushions sits along a wall.

The décor and layout of the villas create a friendly holiday vibe.

An ornately carved entrance into a spa.

The spa at the resort offers a range of traditional Balinese and Chinese massages.

A restaurant on the sand.

The main resort restaurant is on the sand and only meters from the sea.

Lounge chairs sit on the beach.

The resort restaurant offers a beautiful beachside setting.

A dinner table sits next to the pool.

Some tables at the resort restaurant sit alongside the main pool.

Chairs line an outside bar.

Further back in the resort grounds, The Creperie (once run by an award-winning French chef) is temporarily closed.

Guests sit at tables at a restaurant under a thatched roof.

Bali ECO Deli offers healthy food and drinks. About 300m south down the main street from the resort’s entrance.

A guest sits at a sports bar.

Mickey Sports Bar & Restaurant is a popular hangout offering TV sports and happy hours. 150m south of the entrance to the resort.

Lime green cushions adorn whicker furniture at and outside cafe.

Lemongrass is a friendly eatery with occasional live music. Just 100m south along the main street.

Loungers and dining tables and chairs sit by the beach.

Agus Shipwreck is one of several old favorites recently renovated and now more upscale, next to the resort along the beach.

A row of chairs sit in front of a bar outside at a cafe.

Sukanusa Bar & Kitchen offers a street-side setting perfect for watching village life. Directly opposite the start of the path to the reception area.

Guests lounge at Ohana's beach club.

Virtually next to the resort via the sand is this hip beach club.

A bean bag sits on the beach next to a rental sign.

Arrange snorkeling trips and other activities in Jungutbatu.

A motorcycles sit in a row next to a "Rent Motor Bike" sign.

The best (and only) way to explore the island is to rent a motorbike. It’s cheap and easy to rent at agencies along the main street in Jungutbatu.

Two yellow kayaks sit on the beach.

Rent kayaks from vendors along the sand.

Blue bean bags sit under umbrellas on the beach.

Rent umbrellas, lounge chairs, and beanbags from vendors along the sand near the resort.

People stand on the beach waiting for a boat.

Most speed boats to Bali and the Gili Islands leave from a spot in Jungutbatu about 1.5km south of the resort.

folks wait under a canopy for a boat.

There’s no jetty at the terminal in Sanur (on Bali), where speed boats leave for the 30-minute trip to Nusa Lembongan island. Visitors must wade through water to get on/off the boats, sometimes knee-deep.

A row of small stores line a street.

There are enough facilities for tourists along the main street of Jungutbatu.

Children play on the beach at sunset.

The sunsets along Jungutbatu are as magical as those on the main island of Bali.Check rates and availability: Indiana Kenanga Boutique Hotel & Spa

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