Nusa Penida Island is an enchanting gem off the coast of Bali, Indonesia. Known for its rugged beauty, stunning landscapes, and pristine beaches, Nusa Penida is a paradise for nature lovers, adventure seekers, and beach enthusiasts.
In this blog post, I’m going to guide you through the must-visit attractions and provide essential tips to make your Nusa Penida experience unforgettable.
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How to get to Nusa Penida, Bali?
To reach Nusa Penida, you’ll need to take a ferry or speedboat from Sanur Beach in Bali. The boat ride takes around 30 to 45 minutes. Make sure to book your tickets in advance during peak seasons to avoid any inconvenience.
If you availed of the Bali package tour, including Nusa Penida Island, your tour guide will most likely take care of everything for your day tour trip to Nusa Penida.
Essential Travel Tips & Reminders
- Rent a Scooter: The best way to explore Nusa Penida is by renting a scooter. Be cautious as some roads can be steep and challenging, so ensure you are confident in your riding abilities.
- Pack Essentials: Bring your own snorkeling gear, sunblock, hats, and plenty of drinking water. Some beaches may not have facilities nearby, so be prepared.
- Mind the Tides: Plan your beach visits around the tides, as some areas may be inaccessible during high tide.
- Respect the Environment: Nusa Penida’s pristine beauty depends on responsible tourism. Avoid leaving any trash behind and adhere to eco-friendly practices.
- Stay Hydrated: The tropical climate can be quite hot and humid, so stay hydrated throughout your adventures.
Places to Visit in Nusa Penida Island, Bali
Definitely the highlight of our Nusa Penida trip! It’s like your trip is not complete without visiting Kelingking Beach. This iconic cliff overlooks a pristine beach with turquoise waters, forming a T-Rex-like shape. It offers a breathtaking view from the top but be prepared for a challenging hike down to the beach.
In our case, since we didn’t have much time, unfortunately, we did not stay for long and the queue for picture taking was pretty long. I didn’t really get to enjoy the beach and the view that much!
Angel’s Billabong and Broken Beach
This is a natural infinity pool formed by rock cliffs and a collapsed cave; Angel’s Billabong is a picturesque spot for a refreshing dip. Nearby, Broken Beach showcases a stunning natural archway over crystal-clear waters.
This is one of the island’s most famous beaches. Crystal Bay offers excellent snorkeling opportunities and a relaxing atmosphere for sunbathing.
Accessible via a steep staircase, Atuh Beach boasts powdery white sand and towering cliffs, creating an idyllic setting for relaxation.
Although it’s not a traditional waterfall, the unique blue stairs leading to the sea offer an exhilarating experience with spectacular ocean views.
This is one of the most popular places to visit in Nusa Penida. This famous Tree House offers an amazing view of the landscapes and the ocean. One of the most Instagram-worthy spots in Nusa Penida, Bali. You can get past this tree house when going to the Thousand Islands Viewpoint.
Thousand Islands Viewpoint
Thousand Island Viewpoint offers a breathtaking panorama of rock formations and small islands surrounding Nusa Penida Island. This viewpoint is especially magical during sunrise and sunset.
Top Things to Do in Nusa Penida
Snorkeling and Diving
You can explore the island’s vibrant underwater world filled with colorful coral reefs, manta rays, and various marine life. Manta Point is a popular spot for witnessing these majestic creatures.
Go Island Hopping
Hiking and Trekking
Embark on adventurous hikes to reach the island’s best viewpoints and hidden spots. Make sure to always bring comfortable footwear, water, and sunscreen.
With numerous beautiful beaches to choose from, spend your days hopping from one stunning shore to another.
You may also join photography tours to capture the best angles and moments of Nusa Penida’s breathtaking landscapes.
Nusa Penida is a magical destination that will leave you awestruck by its beauty and tranquility. Embrace the island’s raw charm, explore its hidden corners, and immerse yourself in nature’s wonders. If I had a chance, I would love to stay longer in Nusa Penida. I haven’t been able to explore the island that much yet! That makes me more thrilled to go back to Bali, Indonesia!
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