Most of you may have seen this beautiful place on Social Media, but Nusa Penida really is a paradise and you can’t miss here if you visit Bali!!! Nusa Penida will give you an experience and a chance to feel the purest nature. There are crystal clear oceans, white sandy beaches, and many other beautiful and romantic places to see. But first, do you know how to get there?
How to Get There
Opt1. Using Tour
If you are staying in Bali, but still want to spend a day experiencing how amazing Nusa Penida is, you can take a day trip on a speedboat to Penida and tour around the sights for the day with a guide before returning back to Bali in the evening. We used Bali Mahesa Tour, and it didn’t disappoint us. They charge around 75 USD per person.
1 Day Tour includes:
– Transportation from your hotel (Kuta, Seminyak, Legian, and Jimbaran) to the Sanur harbor and back
– Fast Boat Roundtrip Tickets
– Tour around Nusa Penida Island (car charter with driver)
– Mineral Water and Lunch
If you want a stress free & productive trip, using a tour is the way to do it!!
Opt2. Public Boat
If you want to visit without taking a tour, the easiest and cheapest way to access from Bali is by getting to the Sanur beach and using a traditional public boat called ‘jukung’. Jukung will cost you a maximum of around IDR. 40,000 and it will take around 90 minutes to reach Nusa Penida. You can also take a Speed Boat which is a lot faster (50 minutes) but more expensive.
There is plenty more information at Nusa Penida Travel Info .
Things to Do
1. Kelingking Beach
Thanks to Instagram, Kelingking Beach is becoming one of the most iconic spots in Indonesia. If you are visiting Nusa Penida, this place is a must!! If you want to avoid lots of tourists, I recommend you to visit in the morning. We went there around 10am, and we didn’t encounter many tourists. If you want, you can go down to the beach and relax for 1 or 2 hours. The water is crystal clear, and there are abundant manta ray!! It is important to mention that the path is really steep and you should definitely pack some sneakers.
2. Broken Beach
It was such a breathtaking view of the ocean and the cliffs… I mean look at the magical blue color!! It was quite mesmerizing watching the waves crashing into the rocks. As you can see the strength of the waves have carved their way through the rocks forming a beautiful arch from a long time ago. The view from accross the way is the best view. Just remember, this place is not for swimming, but you can take great photos for sure. Also, be mindful when you get close to the edge, as there are no safety ropes (Yikes!).
3. Angel’s Billabong
Right next to Broken Beach, there’s an infinity pool called Angel’s Billabong. Due to the terrible roads on the island, coming here could be a little bit tricky. However, we were definitely fascinated by its natural beauty. Make sure you have your swimsuit on when you visit this place. The water is so inviting and practically begs you to take a dip (I mean…who wouldn’t?!). Going down to this natural pool is a bit of a challenge, but it’s definitely worth it for the pictures. Just be mindful of the wind and the waves! Also, this place could get super crowded so come early if possible 🙂
4. Local Food
Honestly I didn’t have lots of expectations for food since Nusa Penida is such a remote area, but boy I was wrong! We had a quick lunch at Warung NG, and the food was fresh and delicious. I mean look at this succulent mango! It was absolutely delicious 🙂 Also the people working there were super friendly and welcoming.
You can also check out the restaurants below for alternative options!
5. Crystal Bay Beach
This place is not so fancy in comparison to other sites, but I recommend taking some time to enjoy the still moderately remote and peaceful Crystal Bay. Especially since the beach was so clean and the water clear as glass, and it is a perfect place for swimming, sunbathing, and snorkeling! We didn’t swim much this time, but it was very relaxing to simply lay on the beach. Maybe you can enjoy a beer or coconut juice as well. However you plan to spend your time, this is the place to do it! 🙂
I hope these pictures are helpful when planning a trip to beautiful Nusa Penida. XoXo