DIAMOND BEACH IN NUSA PENIDA – UNTOUCHED PARADISE

DIAMOND BEACH IN NUSA PENIDA – UNTOUCHED PARADISE

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’.

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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.

diamond beach nusa penida, atuh beach, atuh beach nusa penidaEarly 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.

diamond beach nusa penida, atuh beach, atuh beach nusa penidaThe stairs down to Diamond Beach Nusa Penida

diamond beach nusa penida, atuh beach, atuh beach nusa penidaTaking 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 penidaDiamond Beach Nusa Penida

diamond beach nusa penida, atuh beach, atuh beach nusa penidaVivid green tidal rock pools

diamond beach nusa penida, atuh beach, atuh beach nusa penidaSunbaking at Diamond Beach Nusa Penida

diamond beach nusa penida, atuh beach, atuh beach nusa penidaDiamond 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.

diamond beach nusa penida, atuh beach, atuh beach nusa penidaAnother perspective of Diamond Beach Nusa Penida from inside a cave

diamond beach nusa penida, atuh beach, atuh beach nusa penidaDrone shot of the girls in the turquoise waters at Diamond Beach

The small warung at Diamond Beach Nusa Penida

diamond beach nusa penida, atuh beach, atuh beach nusa penidaThat’s me looking like a starfish on Diamond Beach Nusa Penida

NUSA PENIDA ACCOMMODATION

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.

CLICK HERE to book your accommodation in advance for your trip to Nusa Penida Island.

OTHER POINTS OF INTEREST NEAR DIAMOND BEACH NUSA PENIDA

For more epic adventures on Nusa Penida check out my most popular posts:

Atuh Beach

Rumah Pohon Tree House

Pura Goa Giri Putri Cave 

Kelingking Beach

Peguyangan Waterfall

Angel’s Billabong

Broken Beach

Manta Point

I hope you enjoyed reading this article and if you have any questions about Diamond Beach Nusa Penida please drop me a comment below.

Happy Adventuring! 🙂

2 Comments

  1. Pancit! at the Disco
    October 28, 2018 / 4:44 pm

    Hello! Me and my friends are set to go to Bali next week and they assigned me to plan the itinerary. Came across your blog while researching and wew, this makes me want to go to Diamond Beach! I already read a couple of blogs about this undiscovered gem in Nusa Penida but your blog is by far the most detailed and made me conclude that we must not leave Bali without visiting this magnifique. Our accomodation is already booked in Kuta only and we plan to do a 1-day tour in Nusa Penida. Would you know if it’s possible for us to visit the 3 beaches — Kelingking, Diamond Beach, and Angel’s Billabong/Broken Beach in a day? Or if not, just Kelingking and Diamond Beach? I know Kelingking is in the West and Diamond is in the East, but will there be drivers or tours around Nusa Penida that can accomodate this not-so-usual itinerary? Since driving is not an option for us. 🙁

    Hope you can help me out on this one before we get there next week! 🙂 2 thumbs up on your blog!

    • Jonny Melon
      Author
      October 28, 2018 / 7:24 pm

      Hello, my advice to you would be to stay on Nusa Penida Island for one night to enjoy those 4 beaches you have mentioned. As soon as you arrive to the port you will be able to find a local driver for the day just ask around. It is possible to visit all those beaches but it will be a very rushed day so up to you. Visit diamond beach as soon as you arrive and then head to the west and visit kelingking, broken and angels billabong. 🙂

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