The Yellow Bridge connecting Nusa Lembongan and Ceningan is worth visiting. Famous for its Indiana Jones look-a-like.
If you are traveling to Bali, I will recommend that you also visit Nusa Lembongan. A thirty minutes boat trip from Sanur. And whilst you are visiting Nusa Lembongan, you should find time to walk across the Yellow Bridge.
We stayed at Tenang Villas, and got transport booked by the helpful staff to walk across the Yellow Bridge. Walking over the bridge from Nusa Lembongan, takes you over to its neighbor island, Nusa Ceningan. Some of the restaurants and beach clubs at Ceningan, offer a transport service where they pick you up on the other side.
When we went to walk across in the summer of 2017, it was a new and larger bridge. The old bridge tragically collapsed in 2016, killing 9 and injuring more than 40 people.
The new bridge was officially opened on February 25, 2017, and is 140-meters long and 1.8-meters wide. Cars are not allowed to pass. You can only get across by foot, bicycle or on a moped.
Very busy attraction
The bridge is a very popular turist attraction, so getting a picture with just you on it, can be difficult. It’s also a busy spot for the tourists coming in to Lembongan, but who are staying on Ceningan. We are arrived around noon, where the traffic was intense. Going back a few hours later, after visiting Le Pirate Beach Club on Ceningan, it was far more quiet however.
I must admit the bridge looks more impressive on pictures and on video, than it did in real life. But walking over, and looking down on all of the boats below makes it all worth it. Short time after we had walked over, and checked in at Le Pirate, there was an extreme low tide, making it impossible for boats going under the bridge.
The trip to Yellow Bridge was worth it. Visiting Le Pirate Beach Club at Nusa Ceningan was not. Tiny and dirty pool. Only a few sun beds, and the service was extremely slow. On top of that the food was really bad. Stay away!
I took my DJI Mavic Pro drone along to shoot some video whilst crossing the bridge. It look all more majestic from the air.
As I wrote initially; if you go to Bali, you should find time to visit Nusa Lembongan. And once you do, you should definitely walk across the Yellow Bridge. It’s almost like being in an Indiana Jones film…..