20 Amazing Things To Do in Nusa Penida: Bali’s Beautiful Neighbour

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LOOKING FOR THE BEST THINGS TO DO IN NUSA PENIDA?

You’re in the right place! From the bustling streets of Ubud to the tranquil beaches of Seminyak, my wanderlust has led me to some incredible destinations across Bali, Indonesia.

Nusa Penida (Pulau Nusa Penida),is just a stone’s throw (aka a speedboat trip) from beautiful Bali. This island gem offers an array of unforgettable experiences, from breathtaking beaches to natural stunning viewpoints. Here are my top epic and instaworthy 20 things to do in Nusa Penida.

Don’t have time to read the full post, these are my top picks for Nusa Penida Tours of the East and West sides of the island

top pick

Angel Billabong Nusa Penida West

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PRIVATE ALL-INCLUSIVE INSTAGRAM NUSA PENIDA EAST & WEST TOUR

⛱️All Inclusive (transfers from Bali & entrance fees)

⛱️Rumah Pohon Treehouse, Atuh & Diamond Beach (East)

⛱️Kelingking Cliff, Angels Billabong, Broken Beach (West)

BOOK IT 🚢

2nd pick

snorkeling at manta point nusa penida island bali day trip to nusa penida snorkelling trip

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DAY TOUR: NUSA PENIDA WEST TOUR WITH SNORKELLING

🏝️Snorkelling spots: Crystal Bay, Gamat Bay and Manta Point

🏝️West: Angel Billabong, Broken Beach, Kelingking Beach

🏝️Snorkelling gear included

🏝️Return speed boat tickets to Nusa Penida/Bali

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3rd pick

Diamond Beach Nusa Penida East

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Nusa Penida 2 Day 1 Night Private Guided Tour from Bali

🏝️Private Tour with Hotel transfers to/from Bali

🏝️Best of Both the East and West Nusa Penida Attractions over 2 days

🏝️Return speed boat tickets to Nusa Penida/Bali

🏝️No Rushing and go at your own pace

🏝️Lunch included on both days

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4th pick

Atuh Beach Nusa Penida Atuh BEach rock arch

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PRIVATE CUSTOMIZABLE NUSA PENIDA TOUR WITH CAR & DRIVER

🏝️Completely customizable to your preferences

🏝️Choose your own destinations

🏝️Go at your own pace

🏝️Private Air-conditioned car and driver

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Why Choose a Nusa Penida Tour?

1. Tours are fuss and hassle-free😄

You don’t have to plan or arrange anything yourself

2. The terrain of Nusa Penida is very different to Bali🏔️

It is extremely hilly and severely congested, therefore having a well-experienced driver who knows where they’re going and how to navigate is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. I’ve seen several tourists struggle on motorcycles and scooters trying to get to these locations themselves.

3. You’ll have a personal guide🙋

Having a guide means you don’t have to worry about navigating to locations or getting scammed on entrance fees etc. They are also usually your personal photographer

4. You’re supporting the local economy💰

Tours are outsourced to local companies and it’s good to do your bit and support local services.

Map of Nusa Penida Attractions

Nusa Penida Attractions Locations with Tour Options

EASTWESTTOUR OPTION
Kelingking Beach (TREX), Angel’s Billabong, Broken BeachXKlook (100K+ booked | 6K reviews) ; GYG (845 Reviews) ; Viator (2126 Reviews)
Snorkelling (Manta Bay, Gamat Bay, Crystal Bay, Wall Point)XXKlook (3K+ booked | 166 reviews); Viator (2494 Reviews); GYG (1163 Reviews)
Banah CliffX GYG (552 Reviews)
Tembeling Beach and Natural PoolXKlook (9K booked; 570 Reviews); Viator (12 Reviews)
Peguyangan Waterfall with Blue StairsXKlook (9K booked; 570 Reviews)
Treehouse, Atuh Beach, Diamond Beach, Thousand Island Viewpoint, Teletubbies HillXGYG (218 Reviews); Viator (260 Reviews)
Suwehan BeachX GYG (552 Reviews)
Pura Goa Giri Putri CaveX Viator
Palm Tree Road XViator; GYG (552 Reviews)
Seganing FallsXViator; GYG (552 Reviews)
Saren Cliff ViewpointXViator; GYG (552 Reviews)

1. Kelingking Beach: Nusa Penida’s most famous beach

Things to do in Nusa Penida Kelingking Beach

Kelingking Beach is a sight to behold – a secluded, white sand beach surrounded by turquoise waters and towering limestone cliffs. The viewpoint from above is iconic, resembling a T-Rex’s head, and provides an awe-inspiring photo opportunity. It’s definitely top of the things to do on Nusa Penida list!

TRAVELIST TIP: For the best views at Kelingking Beach, arrive early in the morning before the tourist crowds descend. The view is especially spectacular during sunrise!

If you’re feeling adventurous (and have the time, descend the rickety stairs down to the beach and soak in the sublime tranquillity. You can also explore some of the hidden coves and inlets around the beach – just be sure to wear proper footwear as these trails are often rocky or slippery.

RELATED READ: Is Nusa Penida Worth Visiting? Your Nusa Penida Guide Reveals All

2. Angel’s Billabong: Nusa Penida’s Natural Infinity Pool in the Ocean

Things to do in Nusa Penida, Angel's Billabong Nusa Penida West

Angel’s Billabong is a naturally formed infinity pool where you can take a refreshing dip while overlooking the vast ocean.

Visit during low tide for the most serene experience. You can also spot some of the native marine life, such as tropical fish and sea turtles.

TRAVELIST TIP: Some people have been known to venture into the pool – DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK! The tide rises quickly and it can be dangerous, I don’t recommend getting in and in recent years it’s been prohibited -so safety first.

RELATED READ: Picking the Best Nusa Penida East Tour: Beauty Beyond Bali

3. Broken Beach: A Natural Lagoon Surrounded by Cliffs

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Imagine a horseshoe-shaped cove, encased by towering cliffs, and adorned with a stunning rock arch that reaches out to the sea. This is one of my favourite places to visit and high on my Nusa Penida to-do list!

This is Broken Beach, a coastal formation so unique and breathtaking that it feels like stepping into a postcard. The azure waters of the Indian Ocean crash against the jagged rocks, creating a symphony of sounds that echo throughout the cove – a testament to nature’s raw power and beauty.

Things to do in Nusa Penida Broken Beach Nusa Penida West

So how did Broken Beach earn its name? It’s all down to the massive rock arch, the star landmark of this spot. Over time, the relentless pounding of the waves eroded the cliff, carving out this incredible archway. From a distance, it appears as though a chunk of the cliff has been ‘broken’ away, hence the name Broken Beach or “Pasih Uug” in Balinese, which literally translates to ‘damaged beach’.

TRAVELIST TIP: Walking over the natural rock archway is a thrilling experience. However, keep in mind that the drop into the ocean below is significant, so be cautious and respect the safety guidelines.

RELATED READ: Delightful Day Trip to Nusa Penida – with tours and insider tips

4. Crystal Bay Beach: A Serene Escape

Things to do in Nusa Penida Crystal Bay Beach

Nestled on the western side of the island, this secluded haven is a serene escape. The moment you arrive, you’re greeted by the sight of palm trees swaying gently in the breeze.

The sand beneath your feet is warm and inviting, while the iridescent blue waters of the bay beckon you into their cool embrace.

While snorkelling is often one of the go-to Nusa Penida activities here, there’s so much more to do at Crystal Bay Nusa Penida. You can take a leisurely stroll along the beach, soaking up the sun and revelling in tranquillity. Or perhaps you’d enjoy a boat tour around the bay, giving you a different perspective of this beautiful spot. And if you’re lucky, you might even spot the elusive Mola-Mola sunfish!

TRAVELIST TIP: come early or stay late to avoid the midday heat. Not only will this make your visit more comfortable, but you’ll also get to witness the mesmerizing sunrise or sunset – trust me, it’s a sight you don’t want to miss!

RELATED READ: The Best Nusa Penida West Tours

5. Snorkeling in Nusa Penida: The Ultimate Underwater Adventure

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Dive into the enchanting underwater world of Nusa Penida, Bali home to some of the best snorkelling locations in Indonesia. Here are the top spots you absolutely can’t miss:

  • Crystal Bay: Known for its crystal-clear waters, this sandy beach is a haven for snorkelers of all levels. Expect to see vibrant coral reefs teeming with tropical fish.
  • Gamat Bay: A preferred spot for seasoned snorkelers, it boasts diverse and colourful marine life nestled among its rocky seabed.
  • Manta Point & Manta Bay: These two locations offer a unique opportunity to swim alongside majestic manta rays. Manta point Nusa Penida is definitely a highlight, just remember to keep a respectful distance!
  • Buddha Point/Underwater Temple: An intriguing site featuring an underwater Buddha statue surrounded by a garden of statues and stupas.
  • Wall Point: Another fantastic spot where you can encounter schools of bright-coloured fish darting through the coral gardens.
  • Toyapakeh: Known for its strong currents and rich biodiversity, it’s a thrilling spot for experienced snorkelers.

TRAVELIST TIP: Regardless of your swimming abilities, all tours offer lifejackets. So it will also depend on how confident you feel in the water. Remember to always prioritize safety, respect marine life, and use eco-friendly sunscreens to protect the delicate underwater ecosystem.

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With its breathtaking underwater landscapes and abundant marine life, Nusa Penida is a true snorkelling paradise waiting to be explored. So, grab your snorkel gear and get ready for an underwater adventure you’ll never forget!

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6. Banah Cliff: A Stunning Viewpoint of the Underrated Atuh Beach

This eastern-facing lookout offers some of the most spectacular views on Nusa Penida Island. The beauty of Banah Cliff Point lies in its raw, unfiltered charm.

TRAVELIST TIP: When to visit – While the viewpoint is a sight to behold at any time of the day, it truly comes alive during the golden hours of sunrise and sunset. As the first rays of the morning sun illuminate the sea and the beach below, the view from Banah Cliff is nothing short of magical. And as the sun dips below the horizon, painting the sky with hues of orange, pink, and purple, the silhouette of Atuh Beach against the vibrant backdrop makes for a stunning spectacle.

The rugged cliff sides, the endless expanse of the ocean, and the distant horizon merging with the sky create a panorama that’s nothing short of a masterpiece.

Banah CLiff Viewpoint Nusa Penida Things to do in Nusa Penida Bali

But what sets Banah Cliff apart from other viewpoints is its unique perspective of the underrated Atuh Beach. From Banah Cliff, you can capture the grandeur of Atuh Beach in all its glory. The beach, surrounded by towering green cliffs and various limestone rock formations, presents a picturesque scene that feels almost surreal.

7. Tembeling Beach and Natural Pool: Hidden Beaches and a Tranquil Pool

Tembeling Beach and Natural Pool is a hidden paradise featuring two secluded beaches and a tranquil natural pool nestled within a forest.

As you step onto the pristine sand of Tembeling Beach, you’ll be greeted by the soothing sound of waves gently lapping against the shore.

Just a short walk from the beach, you’ll discover the Natural Pool, a hidden gem tucked away amidst the dense foliage. This enchanting pool, fed by a freshwater spring, is the perfect place to take a relaxing dip and escape the tropical heat.

As you submerge yourself in the cool water, look out for the small freshwater shrimps that call this pool home. These friendly creatures are known to nibble gently on your skin, providing an unexpected yet delightful sensation.

TRAVELIST TIP: 1) Finding the Location: Finding this spot can be a bit of a challenge, but that’s part of the adventure. Follow the pathway that leads from the beach into the jungle, keeping an eye out for the small signposts that guide the way to the Natural Pool. 2) Appropriate Footwear: Be sure to bring sturdy walking shoes, as the pathway can be uneven and somewhat slippery. 3) Mosquito Heaven: While the tranquil atmosphere of Tembeling Beach and the Natural Pool makes it a haven for relaxation, it’s also a habitat for mosquitoes. So, don’t forget to pack some insect repellent to keep these pesky insects at bay.

Best time to visit Tembeling Beach? The best time to visit is during low tide when the beach is at its most beautiful and the natural pool is most accessible. Also, since there are no food stalls or cafes nearby, consider bringing a picnic to enjoy amidst the stunning scenery.

8. Peguyangan Waterfall with Iconic Blue Steps

Unlike traditional waterfalls, Peguyangan Waterfall isn’t about cascading heights; it’s a series of small falls and natural pools at the bottom of a cliff, offering an experience that’s as refreshing as it is visually stunning. The waterfall is located on the southwestern coast of Nusa Penida, around 45-60 minutes drive from Toya Pakeh harbour.

Reaching the waterfall itself is part of the adventure. A descent down the iconic blue stairs carved onto the cliffside leads you to this hidden gem. It’s a steep trek, but the breathtaking ocean views make every step worth it. – Just remember to wear comfortable shoes and bring plenty of water!

Once there, you can take a dip in the sacred pools, enjoy the soothing sound of the water hitting the rocks, or simply soak up the spectacular coastal views. Nearby, you’ll find a temple where locals often conduct ceremonies, adding a spiritual dimension to this idyllic spot.

TRAVELIST TIP: Make sure to visit early in the day to avoid the crowds and get the most of the tranquil ambience. Also, don’t forget your camera – the views are truly Instagram-worthy!

A trip to Nusa Penida wouldn’t be complete without experiencing the unique charm of Peguyangan Waterfall. It’s more than just a place to visit; it’s a place to connect with nature and immerse yourself in the local culture. So, when you’re planning your Nusa Penida itinerary, make sure this awe-inspiring waterfall is on your list.

9. Atuh Beach: The Epic Rock Arch

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This beach is a serene paradise with clear turquoise waters and a dramatic cliff backdrop. It’s perfect for a relaxing day of sunbathing and swimming.

TRAVELIST TIP: The beach is accessible via a steep staircase, so wear comfortable shoes!

One of the standout features of Atuh Beach, Nusa Penida is its majestic rock arch formation. Known as Batu Melawang or Melawang Cliff, this natural wonder stands tall against the backdrop of the sparkling turquoise sea, creating a breathtaking spectacle.

The arch, carved out by centuries of ocean waves, serves as a grand entrance to the beach, inviting visitors to explore the splendours within.

Walking under the imposing arch, you can’t help but feel a sense of awe and reverence for the raw power of nature. And as the sunlight filters through the opening, casting dancing shadows on the soft white sand, it creates a magical play of light and shadow that’s nothing short of mesmerizing.

TRAVELIST TIP: For my insider tip consider visiting Atuh Beach at low tide. This is when the rock pools around the arch become visible, revealing a fascinating underwater world teeming with marine life. It’s a sight that many tourists miss, but it’s one that adds a whole new dimension to your Atuh Beach experience.

10. Rumah Pohon Treehouse: A Dreamy Escape in the Heart of Nusa Penida

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Perched high on the cliffs of Nusa Penida, the Rumah Pohon Treehouse is a bucket-list-worthy destination that promises an experience like no other. The view that awaits you here is truly breathtaking – panoramic vistas of the azure ocean, punctuated by dramatic cliffs and lush greenery. It’s a picture-perfect scene that begs to be captured and shared with the world.

From this vantage point, you can also see several iconic spots such as the Thousand Islands viewpoint and Atuh Beach.

11. Diamond Beach Viewpoint: A Gem on the Eastern Coast of Nusa Penida

Diamond Beach Things to do in Nusa Penida East
Diamond Beach Things to do in Nusa Penida East

Tucked away on the eastern coast of Nusa Penida, the Diamond Beach Nusa Penida Viewpoint is an untouched paradise that’s sure to take your breath away. The journey to this viewpoint is an adventure in itself.

As you wind your way down the carved staircase etched into the cliffside, you’ll be greeted by panoramic views of the turquoise sea, white sandy beaches, and towering cliffs.

The shimmering blue waters lapped gently against the diamond-shaped rocks jutting out of the sea, from which the beach gets its name.

The rhythmic sound of the waves crashing against the rocks provided a soothing soundtrack to the mesmerizing view. On a clear day, you can even see the outline of the neighbouring islands in the distance.

Best Time to visit Diamond Beach? The best time to visit is early morning or late afternoon when the beach is less crowded. The soft morning light illuminates the landscape, casting a magical glow over the scene. In the late afternoon, the setting sun bathes the beach in a warm, golden hue, creating a serene and tranquil atmosphere.

TRAVELIST TIP: Wear sturdy shoes as the staircase can be quite slippery.

12. Thousand Islands Viewpoint: Witness a landscape like no other

As the name suggests, this spot offers a breathtaking panoramic vista of the vast ocean dotted with numerous small islands, it’s actually pretty much right next to Rumah Pohon Treehouse.

Getting there was fairly straightforward. The roads leading up to the viewpoint can be a bit challenging with steep inclines and sharp turns, but the stunning views waiting at the end are absolutely worth it. I don’t suggest renting a scooter – this is a difficult drive for even skilled riders, hiring a private driver or doing it as part of a tour is another convenient option.

Best time to visit? I recommend visiting the viewpoint early in the morning or late in the afternoon. Not only does this help avoid the midday crowds, but the soft lighting during these hours also makes for some incredible photographs.

TRAVELIST TIP: Secret Location- Just a short walk from the main viewpoint, there’s a lesser-known spot that offers an equally stunning view. It’s a bit hidden and not many tourists know about it, so you might have this magical place all to yourself! So, when you’re planning your trip to Nusa Penida, make sure to add the Thousand Island viewpoint to your itinerary. Trust me, it’s an experience you wouldn’t want to miss!

13. Suwehan Beach

If you’re looking for a hidden gem in Nusa Penida, look no further than Suwehan Beach. Tucked away on the southeast side of the island, this stunning spot is a haven of natural beauty and tranquillity.

What sets Suwehan Beach apart is its iconic triangular rock formation that juts out from the crystal-clear blue water, creating a dramatic focal point against the backdrop of the vast ocean.

This secluded white sand beach is surrounded by towering cliffs, adding to its allure and sense of seclusion.

The journey to Suwehan Beach is an adventure in itself, with winding roads leading through the island’s lush scenery. But trust me, the breathtaking view that greets you upon arrival is worth every second of the journey.

Spend your time swimming in the clear waters, sunbathing on the pristine sand, or exploring the nearby cliffs at Suwehan Beach. If you’re lucky, you might even have this paradise all to yourself, as it’s one of the lesser-visited beaches on Nusa Penida.

So, if you’re planning your itinerary for things to do in Nusa Penida, make sure to include a stop at Suwehan Beach. This slice of paradise truly encapsulates the untouched beauty of the island and is sure to be one of the highlights of your trip

14. Teletubbies Hill: A Surreal Landscape Straight Out of a Storybook

If you’re planning a trip to Nusa Penida, make sure to set aside some time for Teletubbies Hill, a whimsical destination that will transport you straight into the heart of a beloved childhood TV show.

Its unusual name stems from its resemblance to the iconic rolling hills seen in the “Teletubbies” series. The landscape is a sight to behold, with verdant green hills undulating against the backdrop of a clear blue sky.

For those who love to explore on foot, there are walking paths that meander through the hills. Don’t worry, the terrain is relatively easy to navigate, making it suitable for all fitness levels. As you walk, you’ll be treated to breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. It feels like stepping into a real-life storybook.

TRAVELIST TIP: Try to visit early in the morning or late in the afternoon. Not only will you be able to avoid the crowds, but you’ll also get to witness the hills bathed in the soft glow of the rising or setting sun. Trust me, it’s a sight you won’t want to miss.

So, whether you’re a fan of the “Teletubbies” or just someone who appreciates natural beauty, Teletubbies Hill is a must-visit destination. Its unique landscape, combined with its tranquil atmosphere, makes it a perfect addition to any Nusa Penida itinerary.

15. Savour, Sip, and Soak up the Sun: The Best Beach Bars and Restaurants in Nusa Penida

Nusa Penida, with its breathtaking beaches and stunning landscapes, is not just a paradise for nature lovers, but also a haven for foodies and cocktail enthusiasts.

RELATED READ: 15 Gastronomic Treasures: The Best Nusa Penida Restaurants to Visit

Here, you can find a variety of beach bars and restaurants that offer not only delicious food and drinks but also scenic views and an enjoyable vibe. Food and drinks is often top of my Nusa Penida things to do list, Let me share with you some of my personal favourites:

  • Penida Colada Beach Bar: Known as the best eco-friendly beachfront bar and restaurant in Nusa Penida, Penida Colada offers mouthwatering comfort food and speciality drinks. The relaxed atmosphere and the stunning view of the ocean make it the perfect spot to unwind after a day of exploring. Insider tip: Don’t forget to try their signature cocktail – the Penida Colada!
  • Amok Sunset Restaurant: This place is all about the view! As the name suggests, Amok Sunset offers a prime spot to watch the sun go down while enjoying an array of delicious dishes. Their fresh seafood is a must-try. Tip: Get there early to secure the best seats for the sunset.
  • The Chill Penida: A beachfront restaurant that lives up to its name. Here, you can chill out, soak up the sun, and indulge in good food and the finest cocktails. The Chill Penida offers a mix of local and international cuisine. Their Balinese Chicken Satay is a crowd favourite.
  • Virgin Beach Club: One of the most famous beach clubs in Nusa Penida. The vibes, the interior, and the bar directly facing the beach are just fantastic. It’s a bit on the pricier side, but the experience is worth every penny. Insider tip: Try their refreshing Virgin Mojito!

So, if you’re looking for the best beach bars and restaurants these are the Nusa Penida places to visit. From comfort food to cocktails and stunning views, they have everything it takes to make your experience unforgettable. Cheers!

16. Pura Goa Giri Putri Cave Temple: Unearthing the Spiritual Heart of Nusa Penida

Tucked away on the northeastern tip of Nusa Penida, the Pura Goa Giri Putri Cave Temple is a hidden spiritual oasis. This sacred haven is nestled inside the island’s largest cave.

As you approach, a flight of steep stairs beckons you towards the entrance – a small crevice in the rock face. Crawling through it, I was greeted by a cavernous temple that echoed with tranquillity. The cool, damp air inside contrasted starkly with the tropical heat outside, and the soft hum of prayers further enhanced the mystical ambience.

Temple Etiquette: Visitors should be aware of certain etiquettes when visiting this sacred space.

  1. Modest dressing is a must, and sarongs are available at the entrance for those who need one
  2. Shoes should be removed before entering the temple, and
  3. While photography is allowed, it’s essential to be respectful and avoid disturbing the devotees.

The temple is open every day, and there is a small donation fee upon entry, which goes towards the temple’s upkeep.

Best time to visit? I found the early morning to be the best time to visit, as the temple was less crowded and the soft rays of dawn added a magical touch to the whole experience.

TRAVELIST TIP: 1) The entryway is very small, so it’s not great for those who suffer from claustrophobia 2) Don’t rush your visit. Take time to soak in the peaceful atmosphere, participate in the ceremonies if possible, and connect with the friendly locals. They have fascinating stories to share about the temple’s history and significance.

The Pura Goa Giri Putri Cave Temple is not just a destination; it’s a spiritual journey that offers a glimpse into the heart of Balinese culture.

17. Paluang Cliff

Among the many treasures hidden in Nusa Penida, Paluang Cliff stands out as an unmissable destination for all adventure enthusiasts. This geographical marvel, with its towering cliffs and the sparkling turquoise waters below, is truly a sight to behold.

From my personal experience, standing atop the massive cliff, feeling the cool sea breeze, and soaking in the panoramic view of the ocean, was nothing short of exhilarating.

Paluang Cliff is particularly loved by thrill-seekers for the cliff-jumping opportunities it offers. Taking the leap from the edge, plunging into the clear waters below, and swimming back to the rocky shore was one of the most exciting experiences I’ve had on my travels.

Best time to visit? Visit early in the morning to beat the crowds and enjoy the serene beauty of the place at its best. Plus, the soft morning light makes for some splendid photo opportunities.

In the end, what sets Paluang Cliff apart isn’t just its breathtaking views or thrilling cliff jump but the sense of adventure and tranquillity this secluded gem provides. It’s a must-visit spot that encapsulates the wild, untouched beauty of Nusa Penida, making it a remarkable addition to any travel itinerary.

18. Palm Tree Road: A Picturesque Journey Through Nusa Penida

One of the must-visit spots on your Nusa Penida itinerary should be the famed Palm Tree Road, a scenic stretch that leads to Crystal Bay. This iconic road is flanked by towering palm trees that create an enchanting tunnel of greenery.

It’s a sight that’s as mesmerizing as it is photogenic, making it a favourite among photographers and Instagram enthusiasts alike.

Exploring Palm Tree Road is an adventure in itself. You’ll see plenty of photos and Instagram shots of those on motorcycles or scooters in this coveted shot, I don’t think it’s 100% necessary. you can equally hire a driver to traverse this picturesque path.

Best way to capture the scene? A drone or wide-angle camera is a must! The combination of the tall palms, the winding road, and the contrasting blue sky makes for an incredible photo opportunity. This is truly a nusa Penida Instagram dream!

Best time to visit? Visit early in the morning or late in the afternoon. Not only will this help you avoid the crowds, but it will also offer softer, more dramatic lighting for your photos.

So, when you visit Nusa Penida, make sure to take the time to explore Palm Tree Road. Trust me, the photos are worth it!

Seganing Falls in Nusa Penida: A Thrilling Adventure Worth Every Step

If you’re an adventure seeker like me, then a visit to Seganing Falls is an absolute must see on your Nusa Penida itinerary. This hidden gem tucked away on the island’s east coast offers a trek that is as challenging as it is rewarding.

As I embarked on the trail, I was immediately struck by the rugged beauty of the landscape. The path, carved into the side of the cliff, is steep and a little bit treacherous, but the views of the crashing waves against the rocky shoreline below were nothing short of awe-inspiring.

Reaching the waterfall was a victory in itself. The sight of the cascading water against the backdrop of the vast ocean is incredible. The cool mist on my face, the roar of the falls, and smell the fresh scent of the surrounding vegetation, its sensory wonderland.

TRAVELIST TIP: This trek is not for the faint-hearted. The trail can be slippery, so proper footwear is a must. I recommend wearing good-quality hiking boots for better grip. Also, don’t forget to pack plenty of water, some snacks, and of course, your camera to capture the breathtaking scenery.

20. Saren Cliff Viewpoint: A Panoramic Paradise in Nusa Penida

One of the most captivating sights that I’ve had the privilege to witness in Nusa Penida is the Saren Cliff Viewpoint. Perched on the island’s southwestern edge, this viewpoint is a vantage point like no other.

As you stand atop the rugged cliffs, you’ll be greeted by a breathtaking panorama – the vast azure ocean meeting the sky at the horizon, and the stunning eastern side of Nusa Penida unfolding in all its glory.

What sets Saren Cliff Viewpoint apart from other destinations in Nusa Penida is its untouched charm. The absence of commercial buzz allows you to fully immerse yourself in the natural splendour of the place. It’s a definitely yes on the places to visit in Nusa Penida list!

Best time to visit? Make sure to visit during sunset. As the sun dips below the horizon, it paints the sky in hues of orange, pink, and purple, creating a spectacle that’s nothing short of magical.

So, if you’re planning a trip to Nusa Penida, make sure to add Saren Cliff Viewpoint to your Nusa Penida must-see list. Trust me, the mesmerizing views and serene atmosphere are well worth the journey.

How to Get to Nusa Penida from Bali

There are three main ways to get to Nusa Penida from Bali, All will require using a boat to get to the island. I’ve outlined them below and explained the differences:

1. 🛥️Book a Speedboat Ticket from Sanur (Bali) to Nusa Penida (with hotel transfers)

This speedboat ride is the priciest by a few dollars but it also includes getting you to the terminal (i.e: includes hotel pick up and drop off). I used GET YOUR GUIDE specifically for this reason >> CHECK PRICING & AVAILABILITY HERE

2. 🚤 Book a Fast Boat Ticket from Sanur (Bali) to Nusa Penida (without hotel transfers)

This is a fast boat ride with reputable fastboat providers which you can book through KLOOK. >> CHECK PRICING & AVAILABILITY HERE This does not include hotel pick up/drop off in Bali, so You’ll have to obviously get to the terminal yourself.

3. 🚢 Book a Ferry Ticket from Sanur (Bali) to Nusa Penida (without hotel transfers)

For this route, I recommend using 12go. They’re a reputable and reliable website >> CHECK PRICING & AVAILABILITY HERE Due to the super low price, this does not include hotel pick up/drop off, so you’ll have to obviously get to the ferry terminal yourself though.

The Bali Nusa Penida speedboat ride, which takes approximately 30 to 45 minutes, is an adventure in itself. There are many speedboat Nusa Penida-Bali options and many are built into tour packages which include hotel pick-up and drop-off from Bali.

What to Pack for the Nusa Penida Trip or Day Trip

When it comes to what to bring for the boat trip, I recommend packing light but don’t forget the essentials. Sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses are a must to protect yourself from the tropical sun. Also, remember to bring enough water to stay hydrated and some snacks for the journey. And of course, don’t forget your camera to capture the beautiful ocean views!

Accommodation in Nusa Penida

Just like in Bali, you’ll find some of the best hotels in Nusa Penida. Whether you’re looking for a luxury hotel in Nusa Penida or budget-friendly accommodation in Nusa Penida, these are my top picks for the best places to stay in Nusa Penida

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MAUA Nusa Penida

9.4 Rated | 439 Reviews | Location: Gamat Bay

Semabu Hills Hotel

8.6 Rated | 763 Reviews | Location: Toyapakeh

Ardiwana Warnakali Resort

8.7 Rated | 474 Reviews | Location: Sakti

The Dewi Sun Sun Suites

8.7 Rated | 444 Reviews | Location: Toyapakeh

In conclusion, the enchanting island of Nusa Penida is brimming with astonishing vistas, unique landmarks, and thrilling adventures. From snorkelling with manta rays at Manta Bay to marvelling at the extraordinary geography of Broken Beach and the T-Rex-shaped Kelingking Beach, there’s a world of wonder waiting for you to explore Nusa Penida. Don’t miss out on the mesmerizing Angel Billabong or the crystal-clear waters of Crystal Bay. Each visit to these iconic spots is sure to etch unforgettable memories into your travel diary.

Nusa Penida is more than just a destination; it’s an experience, a journey, a story waiting to be told. As you plan your trip, use this guide as your roadmap to exploring the best that this island has to offer. And remember, the beauty of travel lies in unexpected discoveries, so don’t hesitate to veer off the beaten path and create your own adventure.

Now, I want to hear from you! Have you been to Nusa Penida? Do you have any hidden gems to share? Or perhaps you’re planning a trip and have some questions? Leave a comment below. And if you found this post helpful, don’t forget to share it with your fellow travel enthusiasts on your social media channels. Let’s continue the conversation and spread the word about the wonders of Nusa Penida. Nusa Penida awaits! Safe travels, everyone!

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