Balitraveldiary.com – Nusa Lembongan is the perfect escape for underwater adventurers. The underwater world of this island stores a variety of fish and coral reefs that will captivate anyone when they see them. But, not only that the natural wealth offered by Nusa Lembongan.
The island, which is located about 11 kilometers southeast of Bali, has another natural wealth that is no less enchanting: beautiful mangrove forests. The mangrove forest which is the leading ecotourism attraction of Nusa Lembongan is located on Jungut Batu Beach, the eastern side of the island.
To explore the Nusa Lembongan mangrove forest, visitors must use a boat rented by local fishermen. This boat is smaller than a jukung boat which is generally used to take tourists who want to snorkel. By using this boat, visitors will be invited to explore the gaps between the mangrove clusters.
There are various types of mangrove plants that grow here, such as Xylocarpus granatum (banang), Bruguiera gymnorrhiza (lindur / bako), Avicennia lanata (fires), Sonneratia alba (prapat), and Rhizophora apiculata (white mangrove). Travel around the mangrove forest by boat takes about 30 minutes.
The shallow sea around the Jungut Batu mangrove forest is also one of the best snorkeling spots in Nusa Lembongan. Breath roots of a cluster of mangrove plants become a natural habitat for various types of fish. Satisfied to enjoy the beauty of the underwater, visitors can rest for a moment behind the shade of mangrove forests, while enjoying the fresh young coconut sold by boat owners.
Local people have a very good awareness in the efforts to preserve various types of local starlings and are very strict in preventing starling. A tour of the mangrove forest can also add insight into visitors about wildlife conservation. This is one of the added values that makes the Jungut Batu mangrove forest deserve to be part of the exploration experience in Lembongan.