DAY TRIP TO NUSA PENIDA
A Nusa Penida Day Trip from Bali is an absolute must during your visit to the Island Of Gods!
You have two options for a Nusa Penida Day Trip and they are either Do It Yourself or a Nusa Penida Day Trip with a tour company from Bali.
Having visited Nusa Penida on several occasions, I have put together this complete guide of the best Nusa Penida day trips with a tour company and the best DIY day trip to Nusa Penida without a tour.
Also in this Nusa Penida Day Trip Guide, I have included some useful information on how to get to Nusa Penida, where to stay in Nusa Penida, getting around and the best Nusa Penida Tour packages!
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NUSA PENIDA DAY TRIP WITH A TOUR COMPANY
The majority of travelers who don’t have enough time to spend a few days on Nusa Penida Island will generally book a Nusa Penida Day Trip Tour from Bali.
The Nusa Penida Day Trip Tour is by far the best way to see the top highlights on a day trip to Nusa Penida and it’s the most top-rated tour with great reviews and thousands of bookings.
With a hassle-free pick-up from your hotel in Bali, return boat transfers from Bali to Nusa Penida, a hearty lunch and an English-speaking guide. All this for less than $40 USD.
The Nusa Penida Tour begins at around 6:00 am with a hotel pick-up in Bali, 7:30 am check-in at Sanur Beach Port, fast boat departs Sanur at 8:30 am with a 9:15 am arrival at Nusa Penida to begin all of the activities, depart Nusa Penida around 4:00 pm, arrive back to your hotel in Bali at around 6:00 pm.
There are 3 Nusa Penida Day Trip Tour options to choose from which are:
Day Trip To Nusa Penida – Photo: Jackson Groves
WEST NUSA PENIDA DAY TRIP TOUR
The locations you will get to visit on a West Nusa Penida Day Trip Tour are:
- Crystal Bay (snorkeling)
- Manta Bay (snorkeling)
- Gamat Bay (snorkeling)
- Keling King Beach
- Angels Billabong
- Broken Beach
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EAST NUSA PENIDA DAY TRIP TOUR
The locations you will get to visit on an East Nusa Penida Day Trip Tour are:
- Crystal Bay (snorkeling)
- Manta Bay (snorkeling)
- Gamat Bay (snorkeling)
- Teletubbies Hill
- Rumah Pohon Tree House
- Diamond Beach
- Atuh Beach
Book Now → East Nusa Penida Day Trip Tour
Atuh Beach – Day Trip To Nusa Penida
SOUTH NUSA PENIDA DAY TRIP TOUR
The locations you will get to visit on a South Nusa Penida Day Trip Tour are:
- Keling King Beach
- Car Temple
- Tembeling Beach & Lagoons
- Banah Cliff Viewpoint
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Tembeling Lagoon – Day Trip To Nusa Penida
NUSA PENIDA DAY TRIP – DO IT YOURSELF
For those of you that would prefer to plan a DIY visit to Nusa Penida Island, I have put together 3 different Nusa Penida Day Trip Itineraries that you can choose from.
Each of these day trip to Nusa Penida itineraries includes some of the spots on the Nusa Penida tours mentioned above plus much more!
NUSA PENIDA DAY TRIP – DIY ITINERARY #1
Here is an overview of the DIY Nusa Penida Day Trip Itinerary #1
Crystal Bay Nusa Penida is a palm tree haven and an awesome snorkeling location on the west coastline of Nusa Penida Island. Crystal Bay is one of the best beaches to explore and the perfect spot to begin your DIY Nusa Penida Day Trip!
The drive towards Crystal Bay is an experience in itself, passing through local villages and palm tree lined roads, eventually coming to a dead end on the beachfront.
There is a number of beach shack cafes, traditional temples, a coconut palm tree forest and colorful umbrellas along the shoreline at Crystal Bay, all of which overlook a gorgeous beach cove and a nearby rocky island.
I spent a few hours under the shade of a palm tree on Crystal Bay Nusa Penida, sipping on a freshly harvested coconut and marveling at the surroundings.
Just offshore, there is a colorful reef system beneath the surface of Crystal Bay Nusa Penida, a very popular spot for snorkeling with all sorts of fish, turtles and other sea critters.
Full Blog Post ∼ Crystal Bay
Crystal Bay – Nusa Penida Day Trip
Idyllic Scenes at Crystal Bay Nusa Penida
Angels Billabong is one of Nusa Penida’s most popular attractions. This natural infinity pool is framed by rock cliffs and hangs out over the ocean and it’s a must-see location on your day trip to Nusa Penida!
The Angels Billabong can be found on the far most western tip on Nusa Penida’s coastline.
When you arrive at Angel’s Billabong there is a parking lot on the cliffs you will be asked to pay a parking fee of 10,000 IDR.
I found a small tree to park the scooter in the shade because the seat can heat up in the sun very quickly. There are signposts leading the way down the steps to Angel’s Billabong, so you won’t get lost.
There are a number of viewpoints of Angels Billabong, my personal favorite was down in the infinity pool itself. The water is clear as crystal and the temperature of the water is just right!
The rocks are quite sharp and rugged getting down into the infinity pool at Angels Billabong, but once you step in, the surface of the rocks under the water is smooth and easy to walk on.
Due to its recent popularity, the best time to visit Angels Billabong is early morning to avoid the crowds.
Full Blog Post ∼ Angels Billabong
Angels Billabong – Nusa Penida Day Trip DIY
Angels Billabong – Day Trip To Nusa Penida
Broken Beach is one of many awesome locations on the island and it is not to be missed on your DIY Nusa Penida day trip. A naturally carved out bridge stretches over turquoise waters that flow in and out of the archway, hence the name Broken Beach.
Broken Beach is located right next to Angels Billabong so you can combine these two locations on the same trip.
Although you can’t go swimming at Broken Beach, it is such an unreal setting in itself.
The ocean water flows into a natural bowl that is surrounded by towering cliffs. You can take a panoramic walk all the way around Broken Beach Bali to several different viewpoints offering incredible views of this hole in the cliff.
Perched on the cliffs at Broken Beach you can also find small warungs for a nasi goreng, morning coffee or a refreshing coconut!
Broken Beach Nusa Penida has become a very popular spot for tourists and locals, so if you want to have this awesome location to yourself and avoid the crowds I recommend visiting in the early hours of the morning.
Full Blog Post ∼ Broken Beach
Broken Beach – Nusa Penida Day Trip
Broken Beach Nusa Penida
Kelingking Beach in Nusa Penida is one of the most amazing places I have ever been to and it’s the best location for sunset to finish off your one day trip Nusa Penida.
Keling King Beach has quickly become the biggest tourist attraction on the island thanks to Instagram and for a good reason, I mean just look at this view!
Kelingking Beach, also know as Kelingking Secret Point, is located on the west coast of Nusa Penida Island.
The reason why Kelingking Beach is such a popular location is that the cliffs form the shape of a T-Rex. The head of the T-Rex can be seen on the left of the bay and the body and tail wrap around to the right.
Access to the Keling King Beach is possible but explore at your own risk. There are stairs and railings made out of timber that lead down the spine of Keling King to the beach, though don’t completely rely on this and take your time when descending down to the shoreline.
My friends and I made it down to the bottom of the cliffs safely and we went swimming in the powerful waves down on Kelingking Beach. The ambiance of being surrounded in a bowl of enormous cliffs was the next level.
Kelingking Beach has multiple viewpoints around the edge of the cliffs, offering spectacular views up and down the coastline of Nusa Penida.
Full Blog Post ∼ Keling King Beach
Keling King Beach – Nusa Penida Trip
Kelingking Beach – Nusa Penida Day Trip
Kelingking Beach – One Day Trip Nusa Penida
DAY TRIP TO NUSA PENIDA – DIY ITINERARY #2
Here is an overview of the DIY Nusa Penida Day Trip Itinerary #2
Atuh Beach is one of Nusa Penida’s most iconic locations. The natural rock arch that stretches over crystal clear turquoise waters will have you in awe as soon as you lay eyes on it.
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.
The entrance fee you will have to pay to visit Atuh Beach is 10,000 IDR.
Atuh Beach is hands-down one of the most beautiful beaches to visit on your Nusa Penida Day Trip, 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 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!
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 to see if it was possible to cliff jump. 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.
If you’re looking for a fun-fuelled couple of hours on your day trip to Nusa Penida, be sure not to miss Atuh Beach on your itinerary and I guarantee you will enjoy it just as much as I did!
Full Blog Post ∼ Atuh Beach
Atuh Beach – Nusa Penida Day Trip
Atuh Beach – Day Trip To Nusa Penida
Atuh Beach – One Day Trip Nusa Penida
The rock arch at Atuh Beach
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 is a hard to beat destination and one of the best places to visit on your DIY Nusa Penida day trip.
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 in one day.
When you arrive at the car park 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.
When we arrived, the sun was just starting to rise and we hiked down to Diamond Beach 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.
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, 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 to $5.
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 has to offer and to have the entire beach to ourselves took the experience to the next level!
Full Blog Post ∼ Diamond Beach
Diamond Beach – Nusa Penida Trip
Diamond Beach Nusa Penida Day Trip
RUMAH POHON TREE HOUSE
If you haven’t seen the Ruma Pohon Tree House on social media I would be amazed. This incredible cliffside treehouse has become very popular thanks to Instagram and it’s one of the best places to visit on your day trip to Nusa Penida!
Rumah Pohon Tree House can be found on the far eastern tip of Nusa Penida island.
At the jump-off point, you will find a small ticket office where you will have to pay 5,000 IDR for the entrance ticket to Rumah Pohon Tree House.
You can actually book a night’s stay at the Rumah Pohon Tree House which would be a pretty awesome experience and to wake up to that view!
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The hike down the ridge takes no more than five or ten minutes to the first viewpoint that overlooks the bay known as Thousand Islands (Pulau Seribu).
Once you are satisfied with marveling at Thousand Island viewpoint, continue the adventure further down the ridge and you will see the Rumah Pohon Tree House on your left-hand side.
If you want to get that perfect Instagram photo of the Nusa Penida Tree House you can stand on the hill on the right-hand side of the track to capture the best angle.
Don’t end your adventure here, hike for another two minutes past the Rumah Pohon Tree House to yet another awesome viewpoint of the cliffs and beaches!
If you want to grab lunch and a cold drink after visiting the Nusa Penida Tree House, there are a few small warungs perched at the top of the cliffs next to the car park.
Full Blog Post ∼ Rumah Pohon Treehouse
Rumah Pohon – Day Trip Nusa Penida
Nusa Penida Tree House
Thousand Island Viewpoint
Bukit Teletubbies (Teletubbies Hill) in Nusa Penida is best known for its lush green rolling hills and incredible viewpoints that overlook the entire Nusa Penida Island.
Bukit Teletubbies is located in the southern mountain ranges on Nusa Penida Island.
I reached the top of the mountain range on my scooter and followed the only tar sealed road along the ridgeline. I began to see rolling fields of green and rounded peaks that give Bukit Teletubbies Hill its name.
I pulled over on the side of the road, parked the scooter and went off to explore half a dozen different viewpoints at Bukit Teletubbies
On a clear day, you can see the neighboring island of Lombok and the almighty Mount Rinjani, the second largest volcano in Indonesia.
In the valleys between the Teletubbies Hill Nusa Penida are terraced fields of food crops and random clusters of coconut palm trees. I decided to fly my DJI Mavic Drone Camera to capture Bukit Teletubbies from above.
The best way to explore Bukit Teletubbies (Teletubbies Hill Nusa Penida) is on foot. Take a short hike to get a different perspective of this incredible landscape from nearby peaks.
Full Blog Post ∼ Teletubbies Hill
Teletubbies Hill – Nusa Penida Day Trip
Bukit Teletubbies – Nusa Penida Day Trip
GOA GIRI PUTRI CAVE
The Goa Giri Putri Cave is one of Nusa Penida’s most underrated tourist spots but not to be missed on your day trip to Nusa Penida.
Pura Goa Giri Putri cave temple is located on the north-eastern tip of Nusa Penida Island.
There is a small car park at the entrance to Goa Giri Putri Temple and here you will also be asked to put on a sarong which you can rent for 5,000 IDR before being allowed entry to the temple.
Take the winding staircase midway up the mountain and you’ll be greeted by a man that will bless you with some holy water to the forehead. The entrance fee is by donation so we each paid 20,000 IDR.
At first, I thought the man was joking when he said “enter here” and pointed to a small crack in the rock. It was a challenge trying to squeeze through this crack with my backpack and then having to crawl down into the cave.
I was absolutely jaw-dropped at how insanely huge the Pura Goa Giri Putri cave is, my guess is 300 meters long and 15 meters tall. It was like walking into a scene from the movie Alice In Wonderland, from feeling too big to squeeze through a tiny hole in a rock to feeling like the size of an ant once inside the cave.
We wandered deeper into the Pura Goa Giri Putri cave and stumbled upon a small group of locals sitting in prayer around an altar. Incense filled the air and we pretty much went unnoticed as we walked around the cave.
Follow the pathway to the end of the Goa Giri Putri cave to a viewpoint of a small village in the lush green mountainside. You can exit the cave here or head back the same way you came and crawl back through the hole in the rock.
Full Blog Post ∼ Goa Giri Putri Cave
Goa Giri Putri Cave – Day Trip To Nusa Penida
Goa Giri Putri – Nusa Penida Day Trip
The tiny cave entrance
NUSA PENIDA DAY TRIP – DIY ITINERARY #3
Here is an overview of the DIY Nusa Penida Day Trip Itinerary #3
- Manta Point Snorkeling
- Banah Cliff Viewpoint
- Tembeling Beach & Lagoons
- Peguyangan Blue Stairs & Waterfall
MANTA POINT SNORKELING
Snorkeling at Manta Point Nusa Penida is up there with one of the most epic experiences I have ever had. These underwater giants are incredibly humble and to be able to swim with them on your Nusa Penida day trip is a moment you will never forget!
The majority of the manta point snorkeling tours operate out of Toya Pakeh Bay on a daily basis and the best time to go is early in the morning around 7:00 am.
You can head down to one of the many tourist offices in Toya Pakeh to organise your snorkeling trip to Manta Point. The cost of a Manta Point snorkeling tour is around 200,000 IDR. I recommend booking your Manta Point snorkeling tour the day before to secure your spot on the boat.
The tour includes all snorkeling equipment and it will stop at 3 different snorkeling sites – Manta Point, Toya Pakeh Wall and Crystal Bay. The tour starts between 7:00 am – 8:00 am and finishes around 12:00 pm.
My friends and I cruised on the boat through crystal clear waters towards Nusa Penida Manta Point and within seconds of arriving, our guide starting yelling out “manta, manta, manta.” We spotted a ray cruising along the surface of the water and we were quick to jump in with mask, snorkel and fins!
These majestic creatures are absolutely incredible! They glide effortlessly through the ocean and are really friendly to swim with.
The manta rays at Manta Point can be quite intimidating to begin with due to their body size of up to 5 meters, though you will soon realise they are harmless, humble giants.
I counted roughly 8 to 10 different mantas at Manta Point Nusa Penida on this morning’s snorkeling experience, which is more than usual. I think it is safe to say we got very lucky!
Snorkeling at Manta Point is the best way to begin your DIY Nusa Penida day trip!
Full Blog Post ∼ Manta Point Snorkeling
Manta Point – Nusa Penida Day Trip
Snorkeling at Manta Point – Day Trip To Nusa Penida
Manta Point Nusa Penida Day Trip
BANAH CLIFF VIEWPOINT
Banah Cliff Nusa is one of the best viewpoints along the southwest coastline of Nusa Penida Island! Banah Cliff is not quite as popular as Kelingking Beach, though it is equally impressive in my opinion!
There is not just not one but two incredible viewpoints at Banah Cliff and surprisingly, we did not have to pay for parking or any entrance fees at this location which was great. It’s places like these that I love to discover before they get too popular.
At the jump-off point to the right is the panoramic view and sunset point and to the left is the official Banah Cliff.
The panoramic viewpoint at Banah Cliff Nusa Penida faces west and offers extreme views of surrounding cliffs, perched high above the ocean. On a clear day, you can actually see the tail of the T-Rex at Keling King Beach.
Be very careful when taking photos at Banah Cliff as there is no safety barrier to protect you from falling hundreds of feet to the ground. Know your limits.
The other viewpoint at Banah Cliff faces east and offers an awesome viewpoint of an arched rock island just off of the coastline. Again, please watch your step along these rocky cliffs.
Full Blog Post ∼ Banah Cliff Viewpoint
Banah Cliff – Nusa Penida Day Trip
The jump-off point at Banah Cliff
Banah Cliff Viewpoint – Nusa Penida Day Trip
TEMBELING BEACH & LAGOONS
Tembeling is one of my favorite spots to visit on Nusa Penida Island. Featuring a number of cool things to see including pristine white sand beaches, tropical rainforests, natural lagoons, hidden caves and cliff jumping spots.
Tembeling Beach and Lagoons are located on the west coast of Nusa Penida Island, very close to the Banah Cliff Viewpoint.
The one-way track down to Tembeling from the main road is very steep and rocky and for experienced riders only.
If you are not confident to ride down the sketchy road, there is typically a group of local Indonesians sitting in a small hut at the turnoff for Tembeling Beach that will offer you a return ride down on the back of their motorbike for 50,000 IDR.
If you want to save money, it’s possible to walk down to Tembeling Beach which takes approximately 30-minutes each way.
There are 5 awesome things to do at Tembeling Beach and they are:
#1 SWIM IN THE BLUE LAGOON
The main attraction at Tembeling Nusa Penida is the freshwater blue lagoon nestled in the Tembeling Forest. This freshwater natural pool is the perfect spot for a swim on the way down to Tembeling Beach.
#2 CLIFF JUMPING AT THE BLUE LAGOON
There are 2 cliff jumping spots into the blue lagoon at Tembeling Nusa Penida. One is 3 meters high and the other is 5 meters. I did a depth check of the lagoon before doing some cliff jumping and I wasn’t able to touch the bottom. My guess is that the lagoon is approximately 3 to 4 meters deep.
#3 SECRET BEACH AND CAVES
Discover the hidden cave and secret beach just a short 2-minute walk from the blue lagoon through the Tembeling Forest. Squeeze through the crack in the rock into a cave that opens up on to a secret beach. There are hundreds of carefully crafted rock sculptures scattered across the beach on the other end of the cave.
#4 JACUZZI POOL
Right before you get to Tembeling Beach there is a freshwater jacuzzi pool that the locals have creatively built on the edge of the cliffs. This is one of Nusa Penida’s best-kept secrets! Take a refreshing dip in the jacuzzi pool with incredible jungle views of the Tembeling Forest and Tembeling Beach in the distance.
#5 TEMBELING BEACH
Last but not least is the beautiful Tembeling Beach. There is a rocky reef on the shoreline of Tembeling Beach and there are a number of tidal pools to take a dip in but swimming in the waves here is not recommended.
Full Blog Post ∼ Tembeling Beach & Lagoons
Tembeling Lagoon – Day Trip To Nusa Penida
Tembeling Beach – Nusa Penida Day Trip
PEGUYANGAN BLUE STAIRS & WATERFALL
Last but not least on your DIY Nusa Penida day trip, ultimate adventure awaits at Peguyangan Waterfall and the Instafamous Blue Stairs. This location is off the beaten path and it takes a little longer to get to, though it is an experience not to be missed on your Nusa Penida tour.
At the jump-off point for Peguyanngan Waterfall, you will have to pay a small parking fee of 5,000 IDR.
A sarong is also required to be worn as there is a sacred temple at the bottom of the cliffs right next to Peguyangan Waterfall. If you don’t have a towel or sarong to wear, they can be rented from the parking attendant for an additional 10,000 IDR.
There is a small warung at the top if you want to grab something to eat and drink before you head down the stairs. For 10,000 rupiah I had a sizeable plate of nasi goreng to fuel me for the Peguyangan Waterfall adventure.
There are 750 blue stairs that are impressively constructed into the side of the cliff giving access to Peguyangan Waterfall.
It’s a good workout hiking down and then back up again that’s for sure! There are several viewpoints that make for great photo opportunities as you make your way down to Peguyangan Waterfall.
After a 20 minute hike down the blue stairs, you’ll arrive at the sacred water temple that has 4 waterspouts. There were some locals showering under the spouts in their underwear with not a worry in the world.
The waterfall itself is not your common 50-meter meter waterfall, like those you will find in Bali, but rather a waterspout between a crack in a rock where crystal clear water flows out into tiered rock pools and over the cliff edge into the ocean. The rock pools are shaded under a natural half-cave which is very unique and like nothing I have seen before.
Full Blog Post ∼ Peguyangan Blue Stairs & Waterfall
The blue stairs at Peguyangan Waterfall
Peguyangan Waterfall – Nusa Penida Trip
View of the coastline – Nusa Penida Day Trip
HOW TO GET TO NUSA PENIDA
BALI TO NUSA PENIDA:
Ferries operate daily to Nusa Penida from Pemelisan Harbor in South East Bali. You can book the ferry online in advance to guarantee the lowest price.
The ferry ticket to the Nusa Penida also includes a hotel pick-up from your accommodation in Bali and dropped directly to the pier at Pemelisan Harbor. The boat trip takes approximately 45-minutes to Nusa Penida Island.
Get your ticket: Ferry from Bali to Nusa Penida
NUSA LEMBONGAN TO NUSA PENIDA:
You can also take a boat to Nusa Penida from Nusa Lembongan if you happen to be exploring this island first.
A boat from Nusa Lembongan to Nusa Penida will cost you around 50,000 IDR. You can organise the boat via your accommodation on Nusa Lembongan or simply head to the main harbor on Lembongan Island and ask one of the boat companies down on the beachfront.
See My ∼ Ultimate Nusa Islands Guide
Fast boat from Bali to Nusa Penida
WHERE TO STAY ON 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.
FOR ALL OTHER PLACES TO STAY, SEE MY COMPLETE GUIDE ON WHERE TO STAY IN NUSA PENIDA
GETTING AROUND NUSA PENIDA ISLAND
Nusa Penida is quite a large island and it can take up to one hour to get from one side of the island to the other during your Nusa Penida tour. The best means of transport on the island is on a scooter.
When you arrive at Toya Pakeh harbor in Nusa Penida there are a number of scooter rental shops on the beachfront that will be able to sort you out with some wheels.
I paid 70,000 IDR per day for a scooter rental which came with a full tank of gas so you can expect to pay something around that price.
Be sure to get a helmet as an extra precaution for riding on the roads in Nusa Penida as they are not very well maintained.
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AIRBNB NUSA PENIDA
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WHAT TO PACK FOR NUSA PENIDA DAY TRIP
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.
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Activated Charcoal Tablets: Want to avoid food poisoning? Most of us have been a victim of travelers diarrhea from eating street food. Organic Activated Charcoal Tablets are fast-acting and will rid your system of the bad bacteria that causes stomach upset.
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.
ONLINE ENGLISH TEACHING
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DAY TRIP TO NUSA PENIDA – FINAL THOUGHTS
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