Bali is surrounded by tiny, exotic isles preserving natural wonders and serenity Bali used to be well-known for. From the famous three Nusa (‘nusa’ means island in local language), exotic northwestern island to the magnificent Gilis, the isles save magnificent sunset, picturesque underwater beauty, and extraordinary wildlife like the main island.
Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Penida and Nusa Ceningan are often named as calmer, smaller Bali. Those isles are accessible by boats from Sanur or Tanjung Benoa and are known for the majestic beaches.
An hour from the shore of Bali, the Gilis—Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air—are located. These islands are home for more atmospheric island life compared to nowadays Bali; they are almost always compared to the retro-Bali.
Menjangan Island in the northwestern shore of Bali as a part of West Bali National Park is known as snorkel heaven and natural habitat of ‘menjangan’, a species of local deer.