TEMBELING NUSA PENIDA – BEACHES, LAGOONS & FORESTS

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Tembeling Nusa Penida 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.

I have put together this complete guide to Tembeling Nusa Penida including how to get there and what to expect!

 

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WHERE IS TEMBELING NUSA PENIDA & HOW TO GET THERE

Tembeling Forest and Temebeling Beach are located on the west coast of Nusa Penida Island, very close to the Banah Cliff  Viewpoints.

From the main harbor of Toya Pakeh, it is approximately a 45-minute drive to reach Tembeling Nusa Penida.

It’s very easy to rent a scooter at the Toya Pakeh harbor when you arrive for around 70,000 IDR per day.

Alternatively, most accommodations will help you to organise a scooter rental during the time that you plan to spend on on Nusa Penida Island.

PIN LOCATION OF TEMBELING NUSA PENIDA

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ARRIVING AT TEMBELING NUSA PENIDA

The one-way track down to Tembeling Nusa Penida 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 Forest 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 Nusa Penida which takes approximately 30-minutes.

Surprisingly, we did not have to pay for parking or any entrance fees for this location which was great. It is spots like these that I love to discover before they get too popular.

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5 THINGS TO DO AT TEMBELING NUSA PENIDA

#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 Nusa Penida and there a number of tidal pools to take a dip in but swimming in the waves here is definitely not recommended.

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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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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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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

 

Thanks for reading this article and if you have any questions about Tembeling Nusa Penida, please drop me a comment below and I will get back to you as soon as I can!

Happy Adventuring!

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