Diamond Beach Nusa Penida is hands down the most amazing beach I have ever been to, and that’s saying something! A glistening white sand beach surrounded by verdant cliffs and turquoise water, Diamond Beach Penida is a hard to beat destination and one of the best places to visit on your Nusa Penida trip.
I have put together this guide of Diamond Beach Bali including how to get there, how much it costs, the best time to visit and what to expect!
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WHERE IS DIAMOND BEACH NUSA PENIDA
Diamond Beach Penida is located on the far most eastern point of Nusa Penida Island.
HOW TO GET TO DIAMOND BEACH BALI
The best way of getting around Nusa Penida Island is to rent a scooter for approximately 70,000 IDR per day and make your own over to Diamond Beach Nusa Penida.
You can rent a scooter on arrival to Nusa Penida Island at the Toya Pakeh harbour or alternatively, most accommodations on the island generally offer scooter rentals.
The drive from Toya Pakeh to Nusa Penida Diamond Beach is approximately a one-hour journey.
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Diamond Beach Nusa Penida Bali
ARRIVING AT DIAMOND BEACH NUSA PENIDA
My friends and I left La Roja Bungalows at 5am to get to Diamond Beach Nusa Penida for sunrise and to beat the crowds. If you also want to experience this epic spot without too many people around, I suggest you head there at first light.
When you arrive at the carpark you will have to pay a small entrance fee of 10,000 IDR to the parking lot attendant sitting in his booth before making your way down the stairs to Diamond Beach Penida.
When we arrived, the sun was just starting to rise and we hiked down to Diamond Beach Bali via the stairs cut into the cliffside and we had the entire beach to ourselves.
The way down to Diamond Beach Penida only takes around ten minutes before emerging on the sandy shoreline. The stairs are quite narrow so be careful and take your time on your descent.
The stairs down to Diamond Beach Nusa Penida
Taking in the spectacular views of Diamond Beach Bali
WHAT TO EXPECT AT DIAMOND BEACH NUSA PENIDA
It was a bit of a precarious walk down the rocky staircase on the side of the cliffs but it wasn’t long until we were dipping our toes into the soft sand at Nusa Penida Diamond Beach.
There are two beach areas at Diamond Beach Bali. One has vivid green mossy rocks and tidal rock pools but unfortunately quite of bit of trash was washed up on the sand here.
The other area of Diamond Beach Nusa Penida has glistening white sand, coconut palm trees, small caves and a more suitable spot for swimming.
A small warung resides down on Diamond Beach Bali Nusa Penida where you can buy cold refreshments and local dishes such as mie goreng and nasi goreng for as little as $3.
You can also have a turn on the Diamond Beach Nusa Penida swing which is strung up between two coconut palms down by the beach.
I was in complete awe at the sheer raw beauty that Diamond Beach Bali has to offer and to have the entire beach to ourselves took the experience to the next level!
Diamond Beach Nusa Penida
Tidal rock pools at Diamond Beach Nusa
Sunbaking at Nusa Penida Diamond Beach
Empty shoreline at Diamond Beach Nusa Penida
THINGS TO DO AT DIAMOND BEACH NUSA PENIDA
There are a few small caves to explore at the foot of the cliffs at Diamond Beach Bali. I crawled inside one of the caves to get a quick snap and a different perspective of the beach.
My friend Camilla perused the shoreline and found two handfuls of beautiful seashells. Some were as large as my palm and in perfect condition. Collecting seashells is not my thing, but for some, it’s a hobby and Diamond Beach Nusa Penida is the perfect spot for shell collectors.
Diamond Beach Nusa Penida is a great spot for a dip to cool off after the sweaty hike down the stairs.
My friends and I went for a swim in the turquoise waters at Diamond Beach Penida and honestly did not want to get out of the water because it was so fresh and it felt very cleansing on the skin.
Eventually, I had to get out of the hot sun so I decided to sit in the shade of the cave and fly my drone to capture the girls enjoying their salty swim.
NUSA PENIDA TOUR
If you happen to be in Bali and planning to visit Nusa Penida Island, there is one tour that I can highly recommend which covers all the highlights on a full-day trip from Bali.
The Nusa Penida Tour is the most top-rated tour with great reviews and thousands of bookings.
This tour covers the top attractions on Nusa Penida such as Kelingking Beach, Diamond Beach, Rumah Pohon Tree House and more! With a hassle-free pick-up and drop-off from your hotel, return boat transfers from Bali, a hearty lunch and an English-speaking guide. All this for less than $40 USD.
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A small cave on Diamond Beach Klungkung Regency
Drone shot of the girls at Diamond Beach in Nusa Penida
The small warung at Diamond Beach Nusa Penida
Drone shot of Diamond Beach Bali
WHERE TO STAY IN NUSA PENIDA
Nusa Penida has hundreds of accommodations to choose from, so I have narrowed it down to a few of the best places to stay in Nusa Penida to fit the needs of budget backpackers and luxury travelers. 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. 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! 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! 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 NUSA PENIDA
Another option for accommodation in Nusa Penida is to stay at an Airbnb, which generally has some great deals on Nusa Penida Island.
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• Drone Camera: DJI Mavic Pro 2
• GoPro: GoPro Hero 8 Black
• Everyday Lens: Sony F2.8 24/70mm
• Camera Bag: Lowepro Protactic 31L
• Selfie Stick: Sandmarc Metal Edition 1.2m
• Tripod: Joby Flexible GorillaPod
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• Power Bank: Anker Powerbank
• External Hardrive: WD Elements 4TB
WHAT TO PACK FOR BALI?
• Waterproof Phone Case: Universal Waterproof Case
• Reusable Water Bottle: Hydro Flask Water Bottle
• Rain Jacket: North Face Rain Jacket
• Water Shoes: Slip-on Water Shoes
• Day Bag: Nomatic 20L Day Bag
• Power Adapter: Universal Power Adapter
• Packing Cubes: 4 Set Packing Cubes
• Microfibre Towel: Quick Dry Travel Towel
• Travel Insurance: World Nomads Travel Insurance
• Money Belt: Hidden Money Belt
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