Diamond Beach Nusa Penida is the most amazing beach I have ever been to, purely for the fact that it has only just recently been made accessible and I am one of few fortunate enough to experience this untouched paradise before it becomes another Nusa Penida ‘hot spot’.
WHERE IS DIAMOND BEACH NUSA PENIDA & HOW TO GET THERE
Diamond Beach Nusa Penida is located on the far most eastern point of Nusa Penida island. Diamond Beach is the next beach over from another Nusa Penida gem known as Atuh Beach.
The best transportation on the island is to rent a scooter for approximately 70,000 rupiah ($7) per day and head over to Diamond Beach Nusa Penida. I rented my scooter on arrival to Nusa Penida island at the Toya Pakeh harbour. The drive from Toya Pakeh to Diamond Beach Nusa Penida is approximately a 1-hour journey.
Another option is to book a tour with my local buddy, Dwik from @nusapenidatrip. Dwik is an English speaking tour guide that offers 1-day, 2-day and 3-day tours around Nusa Penida Island! To book a tour with Dwik, you can contact him via his website, www.nusapenidatrip.com or via WhatsApp +62 813 3618 6594.
Early morning sunshine at Diamond Beach Nusa Penida
ARRIVING AT DIAMOND BEACH NUSA PENIDA
My friends and I left the Cemara Homestay at 5am to get to Diamond Beach Nusa Penida for sunrise. When you arrive at the carpark you will have to pay a small entrance fee of 10,000 IDR ($1) to the parking lot attendant sitting in his booth. When we arrived it was still dark and we hiked down to Diamond Beach via the newly constructed stairs.
The stairs came to a halt and the track turned into loose gravel. There were a few locals guys down there with jackhammers and concreting materials putting in the work to eventually finish the stair access to Diamond Beach Nusa Penida.
We thought we might not be able to access the beach after all when we came across this roadblock. Then one of the workers, whose English was minimal, signalled for us to follow his lead and we traversed across the cliff and climbed down a rope that was anchored to a rock. It wasn’t a big drop beneath us, so we all felt safe and also determined that we were going to make it down to Diamond Beach Nusa Penida.
I have since returned to Diamond Beach Nusa Penida (November 2018) and the stair access has been completed making it safe hike right the way down to the beach.
The stairs down to Diamond Beach Nusa Penida
Taking in the spectacular views of Diamond Beach Nusa Penida
WHAT TO EXPECT AT DIAMOND BEACH NUSA PENIDA
A great feeling of accomplishment came over us all having made it safely down the stairs and dipping our toes into the soft sand at Diamond Beach Nusa Penida.
There are two parts to Diamond Beach, 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 second part 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 Nusa Penida where you can buy cold refreshments and local dishes such as mie goreng and nasi goreng for as little as $3
I was in complete awe at the sheer raw beauty that this location has to offer and to have the entire beach to ourselves took the experience to the next level!
Diamond Beach Nusa Penida
Vivid green tidal rock pools
Sunbaking at Diamond Beach Nusa Penida
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. 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.
My friends and I went for a swim in the turquoise waters at Diamond Beach 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.
Another perspective of Diamond Beach Nusa Penida from inside a cave
Drone shot of the girls in the turquoise waters at Diamond Beach
The small warung at Diamond Beach Nusa Penida
That’s me looking like a starfish on Diamond Beach Nusa Penida
Nusa Penida has a variety of accommodations ranging from high end to budget options. I would recommend staying somewhere on the west coast or the north coast on Nusa Penida Bali so it’s easily accessible to the majority of the points of interest.
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Happy Adventuring! 🙂