While on Nusa Lembongan, don’t miss the opportunity to visit the working seaweed farms on the south of the island at Laguna Bay.
Seaweed can only be cultivated in low tide, taking 15-30 days to grow depending on the type.
In defined plots marked by rope, seaweed strands are tied together in bunches and strung in lines.
When they are ready for harvest, they are picked in shallow water and taken up to land.
Then the seaweed is sorted & laid out in the sun to dry before being exported to Japan and China for processing as food additives or in cosmetics.
Witnessing this little known agricultural industry is a fascinating insight into local island life.
For a guide on everything you need to know about visiting the island, see our post Nusa Lembongan: Three Days in Bali’s Island Paradise
The seaweed farms were one of our highlights from the whole of Indonesia and photographing the experience was a true delight – we hope you enjoy the photos:
Seaweed Farming, Nusa Lembongan
*** The Final Word: An unforgettable experience & photographers delight ***
Have you seen anything like this before?
Super easy DIY travel around city centres
Entrance fee: free
How to get there: walk, motorbike, bicycle
Visited in October 2015