Top Things To Do In Nusa Penida
Explore the beautiful scenery of Nusa Penida’s exoticness on a full-day tour trip from Bali or Nusa Lembongan. Relax and enjoy the view far from the tourist crowds and experience a perfect getaway.
Nusa Lembongan to Nusa Penida
We started our sojourn to Nusa Penida from Nusa Lembongan by hopping on a private fast boat organised by our hotel Adiwana D’ Nusa. The name of our captain was Khidush a local of the Lembongan island. As soon as we started sailing through the blue water, he provided us with a brief on the important places and also the do’s and the don’ts.
From the harbour we were driven by a car to some of the most exoctic locations on the island, also arranged by the hotel.
Nusa Penida is an island southeast of Indonesia’s island of Bali and a district of Klungkung Regency that includes the neighbouring small island of Nusa Lembongan. The Badung Strait separates the island and Bali. The interior of Nusa Penida is hilly with a maximum altitude of 524
Nusa Penida is the largest and most exotic of the 3 Nusa islands, thanks to the picturesque natural features of cliff formations and lagoons.
One thing that I have observed and would like to highlight- I have observed plastic thrash, beer bottles, packets being thrown here and there. Through this blog, I request travellers to be responsible and do not litter. Enjoy the beauty of Mother Nature.
Crystal Bay is located on the west coast of Nusa Penida Island. From the main town and harbour of Toya Pakeh, it is approximately a 20-minutes drive to Crystal Bay.
The beach is relatively quiet compared to some other beaches in Indonesia. The sand stretch over 200 meters with a turtle like mini island floating in front of it.
Crystal Bay is also one of the most popular snorkeling and diving spots in Nusa Penida, as it has beautiful corals, exotic fishes and the rare Mola Mola fish from time to time.
This is a perfect place to relax, chill and de-stress. There are some warung (small local eatery) where you can relax and enjoy food and drinks.
If you are not a strong swimmer or an experienced diver (and of course licensed), please do not snorkel around the Bay as sometimes strong current can sweep you away.
Angel’ Billabong is like a dream. First sight at this natural infinity pool framed by rock cliffs that hangs out over the ocean overlooking Manta Point Beach will without any iota of doubt take your breath away
At a distance you can see the coastline being surrounded by Mt Agung in Bali. This sight is no less than being termed as “spectacular”.
There are a number of viewpoints of Angels Billabong, my personal favourite was the infinity pool. The combination of emerald green water of the pool and turquoise blue water of the Manta Bay will keep you mesmerised.
The road leading to Angel’s Billabong is in a very bad shape and is very narrow. You can expect to find potholes, rocks and ditches as you drive on these sketchy tracks so I would advise to take it as slow as you can. We were comfortably settled in our car.
The broken Beach is a natural bridge that stretches over turquoise waters that flow in and out of the natural archway.
Broken Beach is a scenic coastal formation on the southwestern edge of Nusa Penida. The spot is marked by a hilly rock arch, which is the star landmark of the area. Also known by its local name – Pasih Uug – this is a great spot for travel photographers and anyone who wants to enjoy stunning panoramic views. You can watch the waves crashing in from the Indian Ocean and, if you’re lucky, you may spot silhouettes of giant mantas near the surface of the deep blue water.
Broken Beach is located on the far most western tip of Nusa Penida’s rocky coastline. From the main harbour of Toya Pakeh it is a 1-hour drive. A short walk around 10minutes from Angel’s Billabong, you will see the Broken beach.
You cannot swim in the Broken beach. So please don’t become adventurous enough to venture into the water. Just enjoy and soak in the beauty of the ocean water flowing into a natural bowl that is surrounded by towering cliffs. You can take a panoramic walk and take incredible pictures all the way around Broken Beach and also incredible views of this hole in the cliff.
I don’t have words to describe the beauty of this place, words fall short. You can just soak into the beauty of this place and create lifetime memories.
Kelingking Beach lies within the village of Bunga Mekar, on the southwestern coast of Nusa Penida Island. One of its most popular landmarks is a plant-covered limestone headland, with massive waves crashing against it. This unique formation resembles the shape of a T-Rex’s head, so Kelingking is often called the T-Rex Bay of Bali.
Enjoying the view and taking photos from a purpose-built platform would be sufficient for most, but many adventurous travellers opt to down to the hidden beach. You can get to the secluded beach via a rugged 400-metre hike during low tide.
please bring a good pair of shoes and drink plenty of water during the descent. This descent and ascent may be tiring.
In nutshell, Nusa Penida is up there with one of the most amazing views and best beaches that I have ever seen till date.
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Place to stay
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We stayed in Nusa Lembongan and did day trips to Penida. This can be also an option. We stayed in Adiwana d Nusa Beach Club and Resort.