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Nusa Penida is the biggest of the three Nusa Islands just off from mainland Bali. Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan make up the trio of islands, each with uniquely breath-taking landscapes. There are so many awesome things to do on Nusa Penida.

How to get to Nusa Penida

To reach Nusa Penida you have to cross the ocean with a boat as it is located 12 km from the main island of Bali. Unfortunately, you can’t go there by plane because there is no commercial airport in the island.

Here are the Option:

  • By catching a ferry from Padang Bai
  • By either fast or traditional boat from Kusamba Village
  • By speedboats from Sanur Beach
  • By fancy Quicksilver Cruise from Tanjung Benoa

To make it easier you can just book tour package to Nusa Penida. For just $75 the top rated Nusa Penida package Include hotel with breakfast, motorbike while in Nusa Penida, Ticket Fast Boat return, Pick up and drop off to Sanur, Breakfast box when you get sanur so you can enjoy your breakfast while you wait your departure time. it will get discount if you bring more people. So what you waiting for? More Information let us know!

10 Things To Do On Nusa Penida Island


1. Atuh Beach

Atuh Beach is a amazing beach with the beautiful scenic like haven on earth. Atuh Beach is located in Nusa Penida, Klungkung regency the beach has one of the most striking views you can ever imagine. Here you will find the shimmering turquoise waters juxtaposed against craggy mountain peaks, and stretches of white sands laid out perfectly in the curved beach.

Atuh Beach is abundant with rock shelters and is overlooked by a cliff. But the stunning coral reefs are what bring Atuh to life, especially during low tide when at their full glory.

Lay back and watch the day go by at one of the most gorgeous beaches in Bali, and make sure to take the prettiest pictures while you are at it.

2. Peguyangan Waterfall

This waterfall will take your breath away and so will the journey there… Literally. If you don’t like stairs or you are incapacitated in some way then this might not be the best adventure for you. There is a lot of walking and the terrain is quite challenging, including a 200 meter cliff of very steep stairs to scale. You will need to hire amotorbike to get around on Nusa Penida or maybe even a motorbike with a driver as the signage is quite primitive and difficult to understand if you aren’t a local.

Of course the trip there is absolutely worth it when you see this spectacular thing nature has produced. Located on the south west coast, the waterfall is not one you can swim beneath like you may have assumed, but there is anatural spring nearby if you do fancy a dip. Instead, when you finally get to see the waterfall there is a stretch of fence in the viewing area that you can lean over, the security guards will stop any untoward behaviour.

3. Seganing Falls

In Nusa Penida not only famous with beautiful beaches, it also has beautiful waterfall. It is Seganing Waterfall, Nusa Penida. The location of Seganing Waterfall is on the seaside. Even though, the waterfall is not too popular among the tourist but the beautiful view of this waterfall will make you amazed. Seganing Waterfall also called Sebuluh Waterfall by the local people. The interesting things in this place are natural view with beautiful water flow that falls directly into the sea with natural decorative rocks brownish yellow.

Another interesting thing in this waterfall is the trip to go down to reach the waterfall, it is really challenging but after we arrive in waterfall, we’ll enjoy the sea with beautiful waterfall. While we are enjoying the waterfall, we can get soak in clean water flows as long as we want. In the past, Seganing waterfall became the main water spring but currently, this waterfall only used as fishing area and place to take water for religious ceremonies.

4. Kelingking T-rex

Kelingking Beach is a hidden beach in the village of Bunga Mekar, on the southwestern coast of Nusa Penida island. You can enjoy one of the most breath-taking views over the hills and small strip of white sand from atop a hill of the same name. The sight features a limestone headland covered in green, against the deep blue waters of the open Indian Ocean. This unique formation is reminiscent of a Tyrannosaurus Rex head, hence its nickname ‘T-Rex Bay’. The secluded beach itself is down a rugged 400m cliffside hike. This is recommended only for the fit and adventurous.
Enjoying the scenic seascape and taking photos and selfies from above would be sufficient for most. You can enjoy the sweeping views from a purpose-built platform, which is bordered by bamboo fences. If you dare the challenging trek down to the beach, make sure it’s during low tide. Some sections of the path can be steep, requiring a bit of rock climbing, especially on the way back up. Locals have put rocks and bamboos to aid visitors over the years.
Once you’ve reached the sand, you’ll have it all to yourself most of the time. Depending on tide conditions, the waters are swimmable. However, note that the undercurrents can be strong, and being the remote site that it is, there are no lifeguards around. Besides your camera and a good pair of shoes, be sure to bring drinking water with you on the descent, to keep you hydrated. You can combine your visit to Kelingking Beach with a visit to an interesting temple nearby. Pura Paluang Temple is a couple of minutes’ ride east by motorbike, and features shrines in the shape of cars!

5. Crystal Bay Beach Nusa Penida

Although Bali is one of the world’s most underrated destinations for divers, it has some exceptionally beautiful diving sites. Crystal Bay Nusa Penida is an attractive site in this respect. Bali has a surprisingly rich underwater life, which is mainly due to the fact that it is located between two great oceans, the Indian ocean and the Pacific.

As a result of this ideal position, an enormous flow of water passes between Bali and Nusa Penida depositing plankton larvae that attract a high diversity of fish.

6.Manta Bay

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7. Angel’s Billabong

Angel’s Billabong is a spectacular rock formation on Nusa Penida island’s southwestern cliff edges. It’s nearby Pasih Uug (Broken Beach), another popular site with unique limestone formations. The naturally formed rock lagoon offers a scenic seascape. You can descend into its crystal-clear rock pools for a swim or a soak, but only during low tide. The rock pools are one of the must-sees for visitors to Nusa Penida. The island itself is famous for its beautiful cliffs and pristine coastlines. Both Angel’s Billabong and Broken Beach are very popular sites here. However, you’ll most likely have this amazing natural infinity pool all to yourself on your visit.

t’s a good idea to explore Broken Beach first nearby. Take in the splendour of its natural limestone arches over the blue waters. Then, head off to take a dip and perhaps a swim in the natural pools of Angel’s Billabong. Rented scooters are widely available from locals starting from around IDR 50,000 to 80,000 or USD 4-6. They’re the best way of getting around to these far-reaches of the island. There are clear signposts along the dusty pathways that lead you to both sites. You’ll need to take the trail from Broken Beach by foot.
Take extra caution at all times when descending into Angel’s Billabong. Avoid going down if it’s a high tide. Don’t attempt to swim there during these times – the otherworldly view is still worth a visit from the top. The waters from the open Indian Ocean are rough. The jagged rocks turn it into a treacherous combination (there have been fatal incidents in the past). If it happens to be low tide, carefully descend the sharp rocks. You can enjoy a dip in the crystal-clear pools amongst its jade seaweed-covered rocks. You can even swim around the whole lagoon to your heart’s content. It’s a good idea to come with reef shoes.

8. Toya Pakeh

Clear water, plenty of corals and a stunning sea life during a smooth drift dive at Toyapakeh. Good place to meet Mola Molas!Nusa Penida is the place you shouldn’t miss if you are interested in scuba diving. And a very special spot is indeed Toyapakeh. Clear water, an exposed bay and plenty of different and healthy corals. If you are lucky it may offer you the chance to see marble rays and giant trevallies.

During the months between July and Sep. when the water becomes cooler, Mola Mola can be spotted around Toyapakeh and around Nusa PenBig gorgonians, soft coral bushes. Jacks, barracuda, flounder, sweet lips, nudibranch, coral snake, puffer fish, shells, octopus, moray eels, turtles, butterfly fish, bat fish, Mola Mola, reef sharks, lion fish.

9. Broken Beach

Broken Beach (Pasih Uug) is a scenic coastal formation on the southwestern edge of Nusa Penida island. The spot is marked by a hilly arch-like rock formation, which is the distinguishable landmark of the area. Set over the crashing waves of the open Indian Ocean, Broken Beach is a great spot for travel photographers and panoramic view seekers. The adjacent area is also home to grey long-tailed macaques. If you’re lucky, you may spot silhouettes of giant mantas near the surface of the deep blue water.

The journey to Broken Beach is an overland adventure through Nusa Penida’s rugged limestone terrain. Most of the pathways are rocky and unpaved. The majority of people rent a motorbike to reach Broken Beach. It will take around two hours to reach this corner from the main harbour area in Nusa Penida’s north-western tip.
Once you get to Broken Beach, you’ll be rewarded by a truly sweeping seascape.

You can combine your trip to Broken Beach to see more unique coastal features, such as the beautiful Angel’s Billabong. There are local vendors selling drinks and light refreshments. Some sell beer, so you can sit back on a cliff edge with a cold one to take in the view.

10. Thousand Island (Pulau Seribu) Viewpoint

Thousand Island Viewpoint is definitely one of the most spectacular spots to take in the ocean breeze and spend a moment appreciating exactly where you are. you can spend a good hour just relaxing on the cliff overlooking the islands and chilling out at Thousand Island Nusa Penida

You have 15 minute walking through path from the parking area, then going down a steep hill. Unpretentious stairs made of soil and limestone are provided by the local people for facilitating   visitors to reach Thousand IslandIt’s a bit challenging to walk down the unpretentious stairs. Along the track is provided a rope as the grip to control yourselves during the way you walk down the stairs. You will see small islands lining in the middle of the sea complete with the view of cliffs and hills. On the edge of the hill is a wooden barrier for the safety of visitors. A place for resting is built at the end of the hill which looks like a small wantilan complete with Padmasana. Wantilan in Balinese is a building for people to assemble in one area while Padmasana is a shrine to do worship. According to visitors who have visited Thousand Island, the view of this place is similar to the view of Raja Ampat in Papua. There is also a sturdy and safe tiny tree house at Thousand Island.

Things to know before you go

Nusa Penida Island is quite large compared to Nusa Ceningan and Nusa Lembongan. Therefore you may want to consider spending 2-3 nights on the island if you would like to see all of the points of interest without having to rush.

The roads in some parts are fantastic but to get to many of the waterfalls and beaches the roads were pretty crazy. If you aren’t confident on a moped this could be some terrain too heavy to handle.

Coming soon detail guides for all of the adventurous things to do on Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Ceningan, and the Nusa Islands as an overall guide.

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