teradesa.com There’s magic left in . While the rest of southern Bali has been transformed into a tourist-friendly area that has also changed the natural landscape, Nusa Penida is one part of Bali (albeit separated by the Badung Strait) that still survives with preserved natural conditions.
This small island is an ideal vacation destination if you’re looking for an unspoiled beach or sea retreat in the south of Bali.
Moreover, getting to Nusa Penida is now easier than ever as there are more and more tour packages to Nusa Penida and fast boat services to the island. It’s no wonder that Nusa Penida Island is increasingly recognized by domestic and foreign tourists. It is no less popular than its two neighboring islands, Nusa Ceningan and Nusa Lembongan.
Want to stay in Nusa Penida? Now you can too, because now with a variety of prices.
If you want to know more about how to get to Nusa Penida and what’s there, you don’t need to worry because Klook will provide a vacation guide to Nusa Penida for you.
How to get to Nusa Penida
Nusa Penida is a small group of islands in the south of Bali along with . The only way to Nusa Penida is by fast boat from Bali.
The most common way is by , because in this area there is a huge selection of fast boats from various companies with several departure hours. But Sanur Beach is not the only place you can take a fast boat to Nusa Penida.
The itinerary from Sanur Beach to Nusa Penida varies for each boat company, but generally there are boats that depart in the morning, afternoon and evening. The same goes for the schedule from Nusa Penida to Sanur – you can find boats departing in the morning, afternoon and evening.
Transportation Options in Nusa Penida
1. Rent a Motorbike in Nusa Penida
Once you arrive in Nusa Penida, you’ll find many locals offering motorbike rentals for use around Nusa Penida. Motorbike rental rates in Nusa Penida for one day also range from IDR 80-200 thousand, depending on the type of motorbike and bargaining skills.
If you’re too lazy to haggle, you can also book a motorbike rental. In addition to being more practical, you will also get price certainty by booking a motorbike rental to travel around Nusa Penida on Klook.
There are two types of motorbikes that you can rent to get around Nusa Penida on Klook, namely Vario and NMAX. Need a guide for fear of getting lost? You can also book a scooter tour in Nusa Penida on Klook.
2. Rent a car in Nusa Penida
Traveling around Nusa Penida by car is the best option if you’re on a group vacation, either with family or with friends. Apart from being more comfortable, traveling through Nusa Penida’s challenging roads is also safer if done by car.
You can book online before you go to this small island. Make sure to inform your arrival time in Nusa Penida to make it easier for you to meet the driver who will take you on a tour of the island.
You can also book a snorkeling package together with a car booking, to give you a more exciting experience in Nusa Penida.
Tour Package Options to Nusa Penida
If you’re the type of traveler who can’t be bothered, following is the best option you can take. You’ll even be picked up at your hotel in Bali, then transferred to the boat that will take you across and immediately taken around Nusa Penida in the car provided. Super easy, right?
You can take part in tour packages that are open trips, or private trips. There are also tour packages for scuba diving in Nusa Penida, or Nusa Penida tour packages plus a private photographer!
Some things you need to know before going to Nusa Penida
1. No need to bring luggage when you go to Nusa Penida
Especially if you’re only visiting for one day without staying overnight! You see, space on the boat to Nusa Penida is very limited and you might be asked to pay for another seat if you bring a lot of luggage, let alone a big suitcase. After all, it’s a hassle to carry around a suitcase.
If you really want to stay in Nusa Penida, leave your luggage at the hotel where you are staying in Bali. Hotels usually allow guests to leave their suitcases for a day or two. Or if you’re heading straight to Nusa Penida from the airport, you can leave your luggage at the luggage storage at Ngurah Rai Airport.
2. Nusa Penida is divided into three tourist areas: East, West and South.
Some of the most famous tourist attractions in Nusa Penida, namely Crystal Bay, Angel’s Billabong and Broken Beach, as well as Kelingking Beach, are located in the western part of Nusa Penida. While in the eastern part of Nusa Penida, you can visit Teletubbies Hill, Thousand Island, Tree House, Diamond Beach, and Atuh Beach.
For the southern area of Nusa Penida Bali, the tourist attractions you can visit are Tembeling Beach, Banah Cliff, Thousand Island, and Kelingking Beach.
3. Make sure you have transportation in Nusa Penida before going there There is no public transportation in Nusa Penida, so the only way you can travel there is by private transportation, taking a tour, or… walking (highly discouraged). You can rent a motorbike after getting off the boat to the locals who often gather and offer their motorbikes around the pier. But we prefer that you rent your vehicle in advance before we arrive in Nusa Penida.
Firstly, you get the assurance that there will be a vehicle waiting for you after you get off the boat. If you’re the type of person who loves certainty when traveling, this aspect is very important!
Secondly, you can choose your vehicle. In the case of motorbikes, you can choose the type of motorbike you want to rent. You don’t get to choose the type of car, but your driver will handle everything so you can sit back and relax!
Thirdly, you know the price you have to pay and don’t have to haggle fiercely on the spot!
Most Popular Tourist Attractions in Nusa Penida
1. Kelingking Beach
This is the most popular tourist spot in Nusa Penida – one that you’ve definitely seen pictures of on Instagram! With fantastic views over the beach and cliffs shaped like hands (or like dinosaurs, depending on your imagination!), this spot is popular with tourists who love to hunt for Instagrammable photos.
There are stairs that will take you down to the beach at the bottom of the cliff, but be prepared to expend a lot of energy as the descent is very steep and the steps are numerous. Make sure to wear shoes as the stairs are made from nature with a base of dirt, bamboo, and rocks!
2. Angel’s Billabong & Broken Beach
Holiday Guide to Nusa Penida Bali Angel’s Billabong and Broken Beach are located close together – just 100 meters apart, so you can visit them at the same time. Angel’s Billabong is the name given to a natural “pool” made between the coral reefs, with water that is crystal clear and blue in color as it reflects the sunlight.
You can even climb down and swim here if it’s low tide, but be careful as the stairs and the bottom of the pool are coral and therefore quite sharp. Don’t walk too far in Angel’s Billabong either because at the end of it is a pretty high cliff directly facing the ocean, and the waves here are pretty big! Vacation Guide to Nusa Penida Bali
Broken Beach, meanwhile, is a beach that you can’t visit because it’s under a cliff with no stairs to get there. But it is very famous for the huge hole in one part of the cliff that makes it so unique!
3. Crystal Bay
Crystal Bay is the relatively easiest tourist spot to visit in Nusa Penida: apart from the well-paved road to get there, it is also the closest to the Nusa Penida Bali pier. It’s also a pleasant beach to visit because the beach is relatively clean and the sand is soft.
If you book a snorkeling package on a tour through Klook, you can also snorkel here. As the name implies, the sea water in Crystal Bay is quite clear so it is suitable for snorkeling.
4. Diamond Beach
Diamond Beach is one of the beaches in eastern Nusa Penida Bali. Like Kelingking Beach, this beach also has an amazingly beautiful view from a height! You have to climb down a cliff-side staircase to get to the beach, and the sand is really soft and pleasant for enjoying the sea. Be sure to hunt for Instagram-worthy photos from the height or on the beach!
5. Atuh Beach
Atuh Beach is located not far from Diamond Beach, and gives the impression of a slightly different view. There is a small “rock island” in front of the beach that forms a unique background, and characterizes this beach. Make sure to come to Atuh Beach during high tide, because during low tide, the water can drop so far that it creates a view of many rocks here.
6. Thousand Islands Viewpoint
If the view from the top of Kelingking Beach is a large cliff shaped like a hand (or a dinosaur…), Thousand Islands Viewpoint has a unique view of large cliffs that stand apart in the middle of the sea like small islands. It’s really beautiful, and it’s no wonder this place is also a favorite for many tourists to take photos.
7. Manta Point
Manta Point is a location where Manta Rays swim not far from Nusa Penida Island. Here, you can swim with the largest type of stingray in the world!
If you’re lucky, you might even get to meet the very unique and mysterious Mola Mola fish! This fish is quite unique to Bali and Nusa Penida as it can be found relatively often in the sea around Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan, including at Manta Point.