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Batu Karang is a small boutique property on the island of Nusa Lembongan overlooking the Badung Strait to Bali and home to flourishing reefs and manta rays.

Built into the hillside this 5-star retreat is an oasis set in style, offering pure relaxation and a traditional, yet sophisticated holiday experience. The resort features twin and double rooms and traditional Balinese villas, each set amongst the greenery, complete with air-conditioning, en-suite bathrooom and modern amenities, with panoramic views of Bali and the magnificent Mount Agung. For those travelling as a family or larger group, there are two 3-bedroom self-contained villas perched at the top of the property. A complimentary buggy service operates throughout the resort and broadband internet access is available. 

Facilities include the Lulur Day Spa, a small gym, three swimming pools (including a 23metre lap pool), steam room, conference room, tour desk and day lounge (a multipurpose area for guests to relax). Most meals are taken at the Muntigs Bar & Restaurant at the heart of the resort and during the day the Deck Café located along the boardwalk waterfront, is a popular place for snacks, drinks and lunch. For divers, it's a short transfer each morning to the dive centre from here.

Nusa Lembongan is renowned for its scuba diving, surf breaks and snorkelling opportunities. It is a very relaxed place to visit.

Bali Diving Academy

Daily boat diving is operated by Bali Diving Academy based a short walk along the beach. Visit the local dive sites of Nusa Lembongan as well as Manta Point. For the best chance of a mola mola encounter, visit Sep-Oct.

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Key info

  • Ideal for:
    • Honeymooners
    • Non-divers
  • Diving suitable for:
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced
  • Dive boat: Speedboat

Dive trips

This accommodation is featured in the following itinerary:

Discover Bali

Whether you are interested in diving, beachcombing, observing local culture or exploring a tropical paradise, this three-stop itinerary in Bali offers world-class dive sites, lush scenery and relaxed hospitality.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 16 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £2,095 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
This accommodation is located in:

Nusa Lembongan & Penida

Away from the main island of Bali are the more secluded gems of Nusa Lembongan, Penida & Ceningan, where you can find some truly exhilarating drift dives. Highlights include manta rays, reefs packed with marine life and seasonal migrations of the rare mola mola.

  • Ideal for viewing: giant frogfish, ornate ghost pipefish, hawksbill turtle, reef manta ray, mola mola
  • Excellent for: Resort based diving, Manta ray


Often overlooked as a dive destination, Bali offers exceptional diving, from superb macro life to exciting drift dives and encounters with mantas. The wreck of the USS Liberty at Tulamben is the island’s signature dive, while the elusive mola mola are seen seasonally.

  • Ideal for viewing: mola mola, reef manta ray, pygmy seahorse, ornate ghost pipefish, black-tip reef shark
  • Excellent for: Resort based diving, Luxury diving, Family diving, Group diving, Muck diving, Shore diving, Underwater photography