DIAMOND BEACH IN NUSA PENIDA – THE ULTIMATE PARADISE

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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.

Diamond Beach lies in between two other awesome locations, Rumah Pohon Tree House and Atuh Beach. You can visit all three of these locations on the one day.

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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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.

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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 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!

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diamond beach nusa penida, atuh beach, atuh beach nusa penidaTidal rock pools at Diamond Beach Nusa

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

diamond beach nusa penida, atuh beach, atuh beach nusa penidaEmpty 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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diamond beach nusa penida, atuh beach, atuh beach nusa penidaA small cave on Diamond Beach Klungkung Regency

diamond beach nusa penida, atuh beach, atuh beach nusa penidaDrone shot of the girls at Diamond Beach in Nusa Penida

The small warung at Diamond Beach Nusa Penida

diamond beach nusa penida, atuh beach, atuh beach nusa penidaDrone 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.

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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.

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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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FOR ALL OTHER PLACES TO STAY IN NUSA PENIDA, SEARCH ON AGODA OR SEARCH ON BOOKING.COM

 

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MORE BALI TRAVEL GUIDES

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Bali Waterfalls Guide: 7 Best Bali Waterfalls

Bali Beaches Guide: 10 Best Beaches In Uluwatu

 

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.

Get your $40 Airbnb discount here!

 

MY CAMERA GEAR

• DSLR Mirrorless Camera: Sony A7ii 

• 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

• GoPro Dome: Underwater GoPro Dome

• 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

 

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

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4 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
      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. 🙂

  2. Chocolate Muffin
    March 28, 2019 / 2:23 am

    Hi Jonny do you know how much its cost for the swing?

    • Jonny Melon
      Author
      March 28, 2019 / 8:41 am

      Hi, I don’t know the cost, unfortunately. The swing wasn’t there last time I visited.

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