DISCOVER ATUH BEACH IN NUSA PENIDA!
Atuh Beach is one of Nusa Penida’s most iconic locations. The natural rock arch that stretches over crystal clear turquoise waters at Atuh Beach will have you in awe as soon as you lay eyes on it.
I have put together this complete guide of Atuh Beach including where it is, how much it costs and what to expect!
Also in this Atuh Beach Nusa Penida Guide, I have included some useful information on where to stay near Atuh Beach, the best time to visit, other points of interest near Atuh Beach and much more!
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WHERE TO FIND ATUH BEACH
Atuh Beach is located on the far most eastern point of Nusa Penida island. From the main town of Toya Pakeh, it’s approximately a 45-minute drive to reach Atuh Beach.
Pantai Atuh Beach can be accessed from either the left-hand side or the right-hand side of the cliffs via the concrete steps that are cut into the side of the mountain.
It takes approximately 5 to 10 minutes to hike down to Atuh Beach Nusa Penida.
The stairs down to Atuh Beach
ARRIVING AT ATUH BEACH
My friends and I left our accommodation at La Roja Bungalows at around 5 am in order to get to Atuh Beach for sunrise, which is the best time to visit if you want to avoid the crowds.
The entrance fee you will have to pay to visit Atuh Beach of 10,000 IDR.
My friends and I hiked down the stairs to Atuh Beach and we had it all to ourselves. The sun hadn’t even come up over the horizon yet and it was so incredibly peaceful – a moment I won’t soon forget.
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Sunrise at Atuh Beach Nusa Penida
WHAT TO EXPECT AT ATUH BEACH NUSA PENIDA
Atuh Beach is hands-down one of the most beautiful beaches on Nusa Penida Island, featuring large cove with crystalline waters, golden sands and a coconut palm forest.
It’s the perfect spot to go for a swim to cool off and beach bum under one of many straw umbrellas that line the shoreline. Ther is also a couple of small beach cafes at Atuh Beach selling fresh Indonesian cuisine, cold beers and fresh coconuts.
You could easily spend a couple of hours down on Atuh Beach and not get bored!
On top of the arch at Atuh Beach
The natural arch at Atuh Beach
CLIFF JUMPING AT ATUH BEACH
The natural rock arch at Atuh Beach that you can see from the shoreline, in my eyes, forms the shape of a prehistoric dinosaur of some sort that looks like it is ready for battle haha. Would you agree or am I crazy?!
We were so curious about the formation of the natural arch at Atuh Beach so we decided to swim out to it on low tide. It was much more impressive once we were swimming through the arch, seeing its grand scale from a closer perspective.
We checked the depth of the water beneath the archway at Atuh Beach to see if it was possible to do some cliff jumping. Our guess was that it was between 3 to 4 meters deep which was plenty enough for us, so we scaled the rock arch and jumped off one by one!
The clarity of the water at Pantai Atuh is unbelievable. From the top of the arch, I spotted some large reef fish and a squid just cruising around in the water below.
Atuh Beach just seems too good to be true. We swam back to shore, which was still deserted by the way, and ordered a local dish of Nasi Goreng for 25,000 IDR from the beach shack restaurant.
If you’re looking for a fun-fuelled couple of hours while exploring Nusa Penida Island, be sure not to miss Atuh Beach on your itinerary and I guarantee you will enjoy it just as much as I did!
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Rockpools at Atuh Beach
Arriving at Atuh Beach for sunrise
Beach umbrellas at Atuh Beach
OTHER SPOTS NEAR ATUH BEACH
See the photos below from each of these two locations and I am sure you will recognise these spots from Instagram.
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Diamond Beach Nusa Penida – Atuh Beach
Rumah Pohon Tree House near Atuh Beach
PIN LOCATION OF ATUH BEACH
WHERE TO STAY NEAR ATUH BEACH
Nusa Penida has hundreds of accommodations to choose from, so I have narrowed it down to a few of the best places to stay near Atuh Beach to fit the needs of budget backpackers, luxury travelers and everyone in between.
See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:
Luxury: Pandawa Beach Resort & Spa
This amazing beachfront 5-star resort is centrally located on Nusa Penida Island and close to Atuh Beach. Pandawa Beach Resort offers beachfront rooms, outdoor swimming pool, free wifi and ocean views. The rooms have air-conditioning, flat-screen tv’s, private bathrooms and modern interior. A continental or buffet breakfast is included for all guests.
Mid Range: La Roja Bungalows
La Roja Bungalows is the most Instagrammable accommodation in Nusa Penida which is a short drive away from Atuh Beach. These cute wooden bungalows sleep up to 2 people featuring spacious rooms, private bathroom, air-conditioning and free wifi. There is also an outdoor swimming pool, shared lounge and restaurant. An à la carte breakfast is also included. Perfect place to stay for couples and friends.
Budget: Nusa Garden Bungalow
The best budget accommodation in Nusa Penida and a short drive away to Atuh Beach. There are dorm rooms, double rooms and family rooms available at Nusa Garden Bungalow at a very affordable price. These Balinese-style bungalows are fitted with a fan, mosquito net and ensuite bathroom. Perfect for solo travelers and friends.
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AIRBNB NEAR ATUH BEACH
Another option for accommodation near Atuh Beach is to stay at an Airbnb, which generally has some great deals on Nusa Penida Island.
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WHAT TO PACK FOR ATUH BEACH
Everyday Backpack: One of the best backpacks on the market! The Nomatic 20L Backpack is perfect for on the go adventures. Featuring multiple storage spaces for valuables, drink bottles, chargers, notebooks and more. This sleek backpack was designed for you.
Universal Power Adapter: Don’t leave home without one! I highly recommend getting this Universal Power Adapter so that you are able to charge all of your electronics when you’re on the road. Compatible in Asia, UK, Europe, Africa, USA, SA and Australia.
Hidden Money Belt: I never go on a trip without one! The best thing is they are always out of sight, hidden beneath your clothing. With RFID blocking, they are perfectly designed to keep your credit cards, cash and other valuables safe when you’re out adventuring!
Waterproof Phone Case: A waterproof phone case is a must-have item! This universal case will keep your phone safe from water damage, sand and scratches during your adventures. Suitable for all smartphone models.
Portable Charger: One of the best portable chargers on the market! The Anker Power Bank keeps your phone and accessories charged on those longer adventures. Featuring 2 USB charging ports, rechargeable battery, works with iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Oppo and Android.
Microfibre Travel Towel: To pack a towel or not to pack a towel? A standard bathroom towel can take up a lot of space in your travel bag. Get your hands on a quick-dry Microfibre Travel Towel which is perfect for the beach, backpacking, camping and general traveling.
Rain Jacket: A light-weight rain jacket is an absolute must when traveling! North Face waterproof rain jackets come in both men and women sizes, featuring a breathable mesh lining and adjustable hood that can be tucked away inside the collar.
Kindle: The best alternative for books! Kindle e-readers are perfect for long haul flights, reading on the beach or a quiet evening away from the bars. Kindle’s are waterproof with rechargeable batteries and adjustable light settings to suit indoor/outdoor conditions.
Packing Cubes: My favorite item in my backpack! Perfect for organizing your shirts, pants, jackets, socks, underwear and more. This 5 Set Packing Cubes makes packing easier and more efficient, adding extra space in your bag for your next trip.
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MY CAMERA GEAR
Everyday Camera: The most affordable mirrorless camera on the market! I personally use the Sony A7ii Mirrorless Camera on all of my adventures. It’s compact, lightweight and super easy to use for all levels of photography. A 28-70mm Sony lens is also included.
Drone Camera: Take your photography to new heights! The DJI Mavic Pro 2 Drone is at the top of the game when it comes to high-quality images and video, easy to control functions and traveler-friendly capabilities. I guarantee you won’t regret purchasing one.
GoPro Hero 8: One of the most popular cameras on the planet! I love using the GoPro Hero 8 for all of my underwater shots and fast-paced adventures. The GoPro Hero 8 captures the best moments with its wide range of functions that are very simple to use!
Camera Bag: My favorite camera bag I have ever owned! The Lowepro Protactic 450 AW II Camera Bag features a waterproof rain cover, drink bottle holder, padded compartments for cameras, drones, lenses, accessories and it also has a laptop pocket.
Selfie Stick: Everyone loves a good selfie, right!? The Sandmarc Metal Edition Selfie Stick is sleek, stylish and can extend to 1.2m. I find it much easier to take photos and videos with the GoPro when it is mounted to the Sandmarc Selfie Stick!
Camera Tripod: The Joby GorillaPod is suitable for all cameras. This tripod is easy to use and perfect for setting up a time-lapse video or even using it as a selfie stick. The legs are flexible so you can wrap it around a tree or a pole to get creative with your shot.
GoPro Dome: Have you ever wanted to capture those under/over water shots with the GoPro? This epic underwater GoPro dome housing is the best camera accessory to have to create the perfect 50/50 shot. I use mine every time I am in the ocean!
Memory Card: The best thing about SanDisk Extreme Pro is that it delivers maximum speed for images and videos. Having 64GB of storage means that you can store hundreds of files on this SD card for 2-3 days and not have to worry about running out of space.
External Hard Drive: As a photographer, my images and video files take up a lot of space on my MacBook so I use the WD Elements External Hard Drive to store everything. With 4TB worth of storage space, this is more than enough for 1 years worth of content.
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FINAL THOUGHTS OF ATUH BEACH NUSA PENIDA
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