14 AWESOME THINGS TO DO IN NUSA PENIDA

14 AWESOME THINGS TO DO IN NUSA PENIDA

Of all the places that I have been to in the world, I would have to say that Nusa Penida Bali is in the top ten most awesome destinations to visit on the planet!

Nusa Penida island offers a mecca of adventures and locations that will leave you jaw-dropped and gasping with excitement around every corner!

Having visited Nusa Penida on several occasions, I have put together the ultimate guide of 14 Awesome Things To Do In Nusa Penida to help you plan your trip!

 

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HOW TO GET TO NUSA PENIDA

Ferries operate daily from Bali to Nusa Penida which depart from the Sanur port located on the east coast of Bali. You can book the ferry online in advance to guarantee the lowest price.

The Bali to Nusa Penida ferry ticket also includes round-trip transfers from your accommodation in Bali to the Sanur port. The fast boat from Bali to Nusa Penida takes approximately 45-minutes.

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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 harbour on Lembongan island and ask one of the boat companies down on the beachfront.

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Ferry 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 my personal favourite places to stay in Nusa Penida to fit the needs of budget backpackers and luxury travellers. 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 travellers and friends.

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AIRBNB NUSA PENIDA

Another option for accommodation on the island is to stay in an Airbnb, which has some great deals in Nusa Penida – Get your $40 Airbnb discount here!

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.

When you arrive at Toya Pakeh harbour 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. This was the lowest price I could haggle for – the locals wouldn’t drop their price any lower.

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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14 AWESOME THINGS TO DO IN NUSA PENIDA

1. Kelingking Secret Point Beach

Kelingking Secret Point Beach is up there with one of the most amazing places I have ever been and a must-see location on Nusa Penida Bali.

Kelingking Beach on Nusa Penida island has become the biggest tourist attraction on the island thanks to Instagram and for a good reason, I mean just look at this view!

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WHERE IS KELINGKING BEACH NUSA PENIDA & WHAT TO EXPECT

Kelingking Beach is located on the west coast of Nusa Penida Island, approximately 45-minutes drive from Toya Pakeh harbour.

The reason why Kelingking Beach is such a popular location and rated one of the best things to do in Nusa Penida is because the cliffs form the shape of a T-Rex dinosaur. 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 Kelingking Beach is possible but explore at your own risk. There are stairs and railings made from sticks and bamboo that lead down the spine of Kelingking to the beach, though don’t rely completely on this and take your time when descending to the beach.

My friends and I made it down to the bottom of the cliffs safely and we went swimming in the powerful waves on Kelingking Beach. The ambience of being surrounded in a bowl of enormous cliffs was next level.

Kelingking Beach has multiple viewpoints around the edge of the cliffs offering spectacular views up and down the coastline of Nusa Penida.

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2. Banah Cliff Viewpoint

Banah Cliff is yet another epic viewpoint along the cliffs of Penida island! This particular location is not as popular as Kelingking Beach though it is equally impressive and one of the best things to do in Nusa Penida.

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WHERE IS BANAH CLIFF NUSA PENIDA

The Banah Cliff is located on the west coast of Nusa Penida. From the main harbour of Toya Pakeh, it is approximately a 45-minute drive to Banah Cliff Nusa Penida.

THE VIEWPOINTS AT BANAH CLIFFS

There is not just not one but two incredible viewpoints at Banah Cliff Nusa Penida. 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.

The first is the panoramic viewpoint that 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 Kelingking Beach.

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Be very careful when taking photos here as there is no safety barrier to protect you from falling hundreds of feet to the ground. Know your limits.

The second is the Banah Cliff which faces east and offers an awesome viewpoint of the arched rock island out to sea. Again, watch your step along these rocky cliffs.

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3. Manta Point Nusa Penida

Snorkelling at Manta Point Nusa Penida is up there with one of the most epic experiences I have ever had and one of the best things to do in Nusa Penida. These humble underwater giants fly through the ocean like eagles fly through the sky.

WHERE TO BOOK A MANTA POINT SNORKELING TRIP

Majority of the snorkeling tours to Manta Point operate out of Crystal Bay and Toya Pakeh. You can book a Manta Point snorkeling trip via one of many tourists offices on Nusa Penida island or alternatively, ask your accommodation and they will be able to help organise your snorkeling trip.

The cost of a Manta Point snorkeling tour is around 200,000 IDR.

If you are in Bali and want to do a day trip to Manta Point in Nusa Penida, you can book a full-day snorkeling tour online in advance. The tour includes pick-up and drop-off from your hotel in Bali, round-trip fast boat transfers from Bali to Penida, all snorkeling gear and a beachside lunch.

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WHAT TO EXPECT AT MANTA POINT NUSA PENIDA

These majestic creatures are absolutely incredible! They glide effortlessly through the ocean and are really friendly to swim with. The manta rays can be quite intimidating to begin with due to their body size of up to five meters, though you will soon realise they are harmless, humble giants.

I counted roughly eight to ten different mantas at Manta Point Nusa Penida during my snorkeling tour, which is more than usual. I think it is safe to say I got very lucky!

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4. Angel’s Billabong

Angel’s Billabong is one of the island’s most popular attractions and it’s a must see on Nusa Penida. This natural infinity pool is framed by rock cliffs and sits out over the ocean, overlooking Manta Point Beach.

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WHERE TO FIND ANGEL’S BILLABONG & WHAT TO EXPECT

The Angel’s Billabong Beach can be found on the far most western tip of Nusa Penida’s coastline.

When you arrive at the carpark on the cliffs you will be asked to pay a parking fee of 5,000 IDR. 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 Angel’s Billabong, my personal favourite was down in the infinity pool itself. The water is clear as crystal and the temperature was nice and warm on a crisp early morning.

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5. Broken Beach

Broken Beach is one of many awesome locations to visit on this Nusa Penida guide and it is not to be missed! The natural rock bridge stretches over turquoise waters that flow in and out of the archway, hence the name Broken Beach.

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WHERE TO FIND BROKEN BEACH NUSA PENIDA

Broken Beach is located on the far most western tip of Nusa Penida’s rocky coastline. From the main harbour of Toya Pakeh, it is a one-hour drive. Also at this location, you can find Angel’s Billabong, a natural infinity pool on the edge of the cliffs.

Although you can’t go swimming at Broken beach Nusa Penida it is such an unreal setting in itself. The waves flow into a natural bowl that is surrounded by towering cliffs.

You can take a panoramic walk all the way around Broken Beach to several different viewpoints offering incredible views of this unique cenote.

There are also a number of small make-shift restaurants at Broken Beach to grab something to eat and drink if you wish.

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6. Atuh Beach 

Atuh Beach is one of Nusa Penida’s most iconic locations which is why I have added it to this Nusa Penida travel blog. The natural rock arch that stretches over crystal clear turquoise waters will have you in awe as soon as you lay eyes on it.

Pantai Atuh Nusa Penida can be accessed from either the left or the right-hand side of the cliffs via the concrete steps that are cut into the side of the mountain. It takes approximately five to ten minutes to hike down to Atuh Beach.

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WHERE TO FIND ATUH BEACH & WHAT TO EXPECT

Atuh Beach is located on the far most eastern point of Nusa Penida island. It is approximately a one hour drive from Toya Pakeh.

The best time to visit Atuh Beach is at sunrise and you will most likely have the beach all to yourself!

The natural arch rock, in my eyes, forms the shape of a prehistoric dinosaur of some sort that looks like it is ready for battle haha. Would you agree?!

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We were so curious about the formation of this natural arch, so we decided to swim out to it on low tide. It was much more impressive once we were swimming through the arch.

We checked the depth of the water to see if it was possible to cliff jump. Our guess was that it was between three to four meters deep which was plenty enough for us, so we scaled the rock arch and jumped off one by one!

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7. Rumah Pohon Tree House

If you haven’t seen the Rumah Pohon Tree House Nusa Penida on social media I would be amazed. The Nusa Penida Tree House has become very popular thanks to Instagram and it’s easy to see why!

This unique beach shack overlooks one of the most gorgeous bays known as Thousand Island (Pulau Seribu) and it’s one of the best places to visit in Nusa Penida.

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WHERE IS RUMAH POHON TREEHOUSE & WHAT TO EXPECT

The Rumah Pohon Penida treehouse can be found on the far eastern tip of Nusa Penida island. From the main harbour of Toya Pakeh, it is approximately a one hour drive.

You can actually book to stay a night or two at the Rumah Pohon Tree House which would be a pretty awesome experience and to wake up to that view!

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You will arrive at a car park on top of the cliffs, park here and make your way down the track towards the beach. You will come across a small wooden ticket office where you will have to pay 5,000 IDR for the entrance ticket to Rumah Pohon Tree House.

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). I don’t know why they named it Thousand Islands when I could only see five or six islands. 🤔

Regardless of the misleading name, this is one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever laid my eyes on.

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8. Peguyangan Waterfall

On the southwest coast of Nusa Penida, the 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 when exploring the best things to do in Nusa Penida island.

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WHERE IS PEGUYANGAN WATERFALL & WHAT TO EXPECT

Peguyangan Waterfall sits at the base of towering cliffs along the southwest coastline in Nusa Penida. From the main harbour of Toya Pakeh, it is approximately a one-hour drive.

You’ll arrive at a carpark at the top of the cliffs at Peguyanngan Waterfall and 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 10,000 IDR.

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 the blue stairs.

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After a twenty-minute hike down the blue stairs, you’ll arrive at a sacred water temple that has four waterspouts. There were some locals showering under the spouts in their underwear with not a worry in the world.I had my turn under each of the waterspouts and then continued along the cliff to the Peguyangan Waterfall.

The waterfall itself is not your common fifty-meter waterfall flowing into a rockpool basin, 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.

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9. PURA GOA GIRI PUTRI CAVE 

The Pura Goa Giri Putri Cave is underrated and underestimated! This location is not as popular as some of the other spots on Nusa Penida, though it is a must see Nusa Penida attraction.

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WHERE IS PURA GOA GIRI PUTRI & WHAT TO EXPECT

Pura Goa Giri Putri cave temple is located on the north-eastern tip of the island. From the main harbour of Toya Pakeh it is approximately a thirty-minute drive.

There is a small carpark at the entrance to Goa Giri Putri Temple and here you will also be asked to put on a sarong which they rent out 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 explored the cave.

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10. DIAMOND BEACH NUSA PENIDA

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.

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WHERE IS DIAMOND BEACH NUSA PENIDA

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 drive from Toya Pakeh to Diamond Beach Nusa Penida is approximately a 1-hour journey.

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WHAT TO EXPECT AT DIAMOND BEACH NUSA PENIDA

There are two sections 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 section of Diamond Beach Nusa Penida has glistening white sand, coconut palm trees, small caves and a more suitable spot for swimming.

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!

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.

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11. TEMBELING BEACH & FOREST

Tembeling Beach and Tembeling Forest are up there with one of my favourite things to do in Nusa Penida. Tembeling Beach offers a number of cool things to see including pristine white sand beaches, tropical rainforests, blue lagoons, hidden caves and cliff jumping spots.

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WHERE IS TEMBELING BEACH

Tembeling Forest and Beach are located on the west coast of Nusa Penida Island, just around the corner from the Banah Cliff Viewpoints.

From the main harbour of Toya Pakeh, it is approximately a 45-minute drive to Tembeling Beach.

5 THINGS TO DO AT TEMBELING BEACH

1. SWIM IN THE BLUE LAGOON 

  • The main attraction at Tembeling Beach 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 two cliff jumping spots into the blue lagoon at Tembeling Beach. One is three meters high and the other is five 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 three to four meters deep.

3. SECRET BEACH AND CAVES

  • Discover the hidden cave and secret beach just a short two-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 a number of tidal pools to take a dip in but swimming in the waves here is definitely not recommended.

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12. CRYSTAL BAY NUSA PENIDA

Crystal Bay Nusa Penida is a palm tree haven and an awesome snorkelling location on the west coastline of Nusa Penida Island. Crystal Bay is one of the best beaches to explore on the island, especially at sunset!

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WHERE IS CRYSTAL BAY NUSA PENIDA

Crystal Bay is located on the west coast of Nusa Penida Island. From the main town and harbour of Toya Pakeh, it is approximately a 20-minute ride to Crystal Bay Nusa Penida.

The drive towards Crystal Bay is an experience in itself, passing through local villages and palm-tree-lined roads, eventually arriving on the beachfront.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT CRYSTAL BAY NUSA PENIDA

There is a number of beach shack cafes, traditional temples, a coconut palm tree forest and colourful umbrellas along the shoreline at Crystal Bay, all which overlook a gorgeous beach cove and a nearby natural rock island.

I spent the afternoon under the shade of a palm tree on Crystal Bay Nusa Penida, sipping on a freshly harvested coconut while waiting for the sun to set.

I noticed a couple of other tourists in small groups spread out across Crystal Bay Beach having a few sunset beers. The place to be it seemed!

Just offshore, there is a colourful reef system beneath the surface of Crystal Bay Nusa Penida, a very popular spot for snorkelling with all sorts of fish, turtles and other sea critters.

I went snorkelling in Crystal Bay on a different occasion on board a Manta Point Snorkeling Tour.

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13. TELETUBBIES HILL NUSA PENIDA

Teletubbies Hill Nusa Penida is best known for its lush green rolling hills and incredible viewpoints that overlook the entire Nusa Penida Island.

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WHERE IS TELETUBBIES HILL NUSA PENIDA

Teletubbies Hill is located in the southern mountain ranges on Nusa Penida Island. From the main town and harbour of Toya Pakeh, it is approximately a 45-minute drive.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT TELETUBBIES HILL NUSA PENIDA

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 gives Teletubbies Hill its name.

We pulled over on the side of the road, parked the scooter and went off to explore half a dozen different viewpoints at Teletubbies Hill Nusa Penida.

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On a clear day, you can see the neighbouring island of Lombok and the almighty Mount Rinjani, the second largest volcano in Indonesia.

In the valleys between the Teletubbies Hills are terraced fields of food crops and random clusters of coconut palm trees.

I decided to fly my Mavic Pro Drone to capture Teletubbies Hill Nusa Penida from above.

The best way to explore Teletubbies Hill Nusa Penida is on foot. Take a short hike to get a different perspective of this incredible landscape from nearby peaks.

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14. SHOOT PHOTOS ON THE PALM TREE ROAD NUSA PENIDA

Nusa Penida Island has a number of palm tree-lined roads but there is one road, in particular, that is the most Instagrammable and makes for the ultimate photo.

The Palm Tree Road on Nusa Penida is one of the most photogenic locations on the island and must-visit during your Nusa Penida trip.

WHERE TO FIND THE PALM TREE ROAD ON NUSA PENIDA

The Instafamous Palm Tree Road is located on the way to Crystal Bay. If you are heading here from Toya Pakeh, it is a 20-minute drive. The palm tree road is approximately 2km before Crystal Bay.

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NUSA PENIDA BALI – THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

The Nusa Islands is a trio of islands just thirty-minutes by boat from mainland Bali.

From my experience having visiting all three islands I recommend spending at least three nights on Nusa Lembongan, a day trip to Nusa Ceningan and then at least three to four nights on Nusa Penida. This will give you plenty of time to explore all the awesome spots the Nusa Islands has to offer!

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18 Comments

  1. rosie
    June 12, 2018 / 8:27 am

    Your post are very interesting and lovely.
    But please help me out with this Jonny, for the tree house , there is no room available when we plan to go. Can we just go there and take photo. is that allowed?

    • Jonny Melon
      June 19, 2018 / 11:05 pm

      Thanks for reading. Yes you can visit the tree house even if you are not staying there 🙂

  2. June 19, 2018 / 4:18 am

    Oh I like the tree house. Staying there may bring us such gorgeous view that we can’t have in all Indonesia. I think I could stay there in my whole life if possible. Thanks so much for your stunning and inspiring post!

    • Jonny Melon
      June 19, 2018 / 11:03 pm

      yes it is such a beautiful spot isnt it

  3. December 14, 2018 / 3:50 pm

    your article brings back so many memories from my visit to Nusa Penida! I went there last year and I left a piece of my heart there – the landscapes, the people, everything was simply outstanding. I especially loved diving at Crystal Bay, and even got the chance to see the mola mola, it was so surreal
    Nusa Penida is a little bit of paradise

    • Jonny Melon
      Author
      December 17, 2018 / 6:10 am

      Wow sounds like you had a fantastic time! Thanks for reading this article 🙂

  4. January 18, 2019 / 7:36 am

    I am trying to find references about Nusa Island, and your post is definitely amazing !

    • Jonny Melon
      Author
      January 19, 2019 / 5:36 pm

      Glad you found it useful!

  5. Fadli
    March 20, 2019 / 7:31 am

    Hi, Jonny. I’m from Jakarta and I’m planning to stay at Nusa Penida for at least 3 or 4 days. There is one thing that I want to ask; is it possible for me to swim to the arch at Atuh Beach and climb it? Is it far from the beach, and is it shallow water? Thanks so much!

    • Jonny Melon
      Author
      March 20, 2019 / 5:54 pm

      Hello, Yes it is possible to swim to the arch but only when the sea is calm. It is quite far from the beach so you must be a good swimmer. The rock is very sharp so where some footwear if you wish to climb the arch. Be safe and have fun!

  6. Stephanie Zim
    May 13, 2019 / 11:34 am

    Hey Jonny! My friend and I are staying in Nusa Penida for 4 nights (tomorrow…AH!). We’d love to do most of the things on your list, and are staying at La Roja. Our concern is that the hotel is on the opposite side of the island, and scootering around to all the locations on the west and east coast are going to be VERY challenging and time consuming…

    Any advice about how we can be wise with our time and energy? Perhaps there are companies that assist visiting a lot of those points via boat? What do you think? We’re *kind of* comfortable riding scooters. We got better with your North Bali itinerary 😛 (We visited Sekumpul, Leke Leke, and Nung Nung).

    • Jonny Melon
      Author
      May 14, 2019 / 12:27 am

      Hi, I responded to you via email. I hope you received it! 🙂

  7. Ally
    June 19, 2019 / 8:48 am

    Hi Jonny, we will be heading to Penida next month for about 4 nights and would love some advice on how/where to base ourselves. We will come from Nusa Lembongan to Nusa Penida. Like what Stephanie Zim mentioned, accommodations are on opposite sides and was wondering if its possible/advisable to say do it anticlockwise(or clockwise) and basing ourselves as we go – first visit the west coast and stay there and then travel down south, spend a night, then head towards east, spend the night, then north etc? Or instead, staying in one spot for all 4 nights like La Roja area, and then travelling to these spots?

    Is it possible to book a Manta Point snorkel tour and leave from other areas other than Crystal bay/ToyaPakeh? If we were already in the west south areas for example and want to depart for the snorkel there instead of heading back up to crystal bay..Thanks in advance!!

    • Jonny Melon
      Author
      June 19, 2019 / 10:45 am

      Hi Ally, 4-nights is a perfect amount of time to see everything on the island so my recommendation is to spend 4-nights in one accommodation near La Roja area which is practically in the middle. Spend one day vistiting all the spots on the west and the other day seeing the east coast spots. No need to change accommodations, it’s around an hours ride to each coastline from La Roja area. I am not 100% sure about the manta point snorkelling tour, all I know is that the majority of snorkelling tour companies operate out of Toya Pakeh. Hope this helps and Enjoy!

  8. July 12, 2019 / 11:11 am

    Hi, We just back from penida, so beautiful place there, the gyus from easygili arranged that for us. Next my travel will to Gili meno.

    • Jonny Melon
      Author
      July 13, 2019 / 12:28 am

      Awesome – sounds like a great trip! Enjoy

  9. Megan obrien
    July 25, 2019 / 10:28 am

    Hello,
    Just wondering if there are drivers/taxi’s on the island?
    We haven’t booked a tour and i’m too scared to ride a scooter.
    Thank you 🙂

    • Jonny Melon
      Author
      July 27, 2019 / 9:26 am

      Hello, yes there are plenty of private drivers on the island. Just ask at your accommodation and they will be able to help you organise this. Enjoy!

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