25 Best To Do On Nusa Penida Bali
Things to do on Penida Island, is the greatest of the three Nusa Islands, just off from mainland Bali. Nusa Lembongan as well and Nusa Ceningan comprise the trio of islands, each with distinctively breath-taking landscapes. There are many awesome things to do on Nusa Penida Island however allow’s obtain, to begin with how to get on Nusa Penida.
How To Get To Nusa Penida Island From Sanur
If you reserve it in advancement commonly you can have your pick-up from the resort consisted of, the ferry leaves numerous times per day from Sanur (East Bali). To reserve it online in advance for the ensured lowest price you can click the link listed below to reserve your ticket with us.
Nusa Penida Island Trip
If you are based in Bali you can sign up for an adjustable scenic tour from Bali with our tour package that allows you to pick the beach spots you wish to check out. We will certainly pick up in you the early morning from your hotel in Bali, take you throughout to Nusa Penida by fast-boat, and after that bring you back after an unbelievable day of adventures.
We recommend choosing Us For the Nusa Penida Tour to see all sides of Penida Island, from our perspectives. if you want to snorkel with Manta Rays. Keep in mind to inform them which areas are on your Bali Nusa Penida Tour listing and we will certainly make it happen!
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Nusa Penida Bali Tour Price
The island is fairly large and it can take over an hr to cruise from one side to one more relying on where your holiday accommodation lies. The roads are boosting really promptly throughout Nusa Penida as visitor traffic increases yet if you are a beginner mobility scooter vehicle driver this is gonna be a fascinating journey for you in Nusa island!
A motorcycle sets you back a bit extra than on Bali mainland. We obtained ours for 80,000 rupiahs daily with a complete storage tank of gas. It wasn’t a deal of the year but do not anticipate bargaining to 70,000 rupiahs as you may manage on the streets of Canggu or Kuta.
but if you want to book the trip with us it will be included for the trip in the east or west area or you can do a combination for the tour east and west, our tour is already included with the insurance this is our itinerary tour for Nusa Penida
Nusa Penida Island Tour Package Itinerary:
- 06.30 – Pick up at the hotel (depend on your hotel location)
08.00 – Arrive at Sanur Port and go to Nusa Penida by using Speedboat
- 09.00 – Arrive at Nusa Penida and Start the tour
- 10.00 – Visit Atuh Beach
- 11.30 – Visit Diamond Beach
- 12.30 – Visit Tree House Molenteng
- 13.30 – Enjoy Lunch
- 14.30 – Lunch Finish and continue the tour 15.30 – Visit Telletubies Hill 16.00 – Go to Nusa Penida port
- 17.00 – Arrive at Nusa Penida port and go to Sanur port by using speedboat 18.00
- 19.00 – Arrive at the hotel
- 06.30 – Pick up at the hotel (depend on your hotel location)
- 08.00 – Arrive at Sanur Port and go to Nusa Penida by using Speedboat 09.00
- 10.00 – Visit Angel Billabong
- 11.00 – Visit Broken Beach
- 12.00 – Visit Kelingking Beach
- 13.00 – Enjoy Lunch
- 14.00 – Lunch Finish and continue the tour
- 15.00 – Visit Crystal Bay
- 16.00 – Go to Nusa Penida port
- 17.00 – Arrive at Nusa Penida port and go to Sanur port by using a speedboat
- 18.00 – Arrive at Sanur port and back to the hotel
- 19.00 – Arrive at the hotel
Best Spot To Explore In Nusa Penida Island Bali
Pura Goa Giri Putri Cave
The Pura Goa Giri Putri Cave is perched midway up the mountain, accessible by a steep winding staircase. Before being allowed up the staircase we had to rent a sarong for IDR 20.000.
With no idea what he had walked in on we were blessed with some water to the forehead before crawling through a tiny crack in the ground. Over 100 other people joined us down, crawling through the crack.
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Atuh Beach – Nusa Penida Island Bali
Atuh Beach is a stunning white sand beach surrounded by huge cliffs and remarkable rock formations. An arch sits directly out from the shore while several islets string off in the distance.
Peguyangan Waterfall Nusa Penida Bali
Peguyangan Waterfall is one of my favorite spots on Nusa Penida because it has a mix of everything. Up and down those steep blue stairs is a workout. You add in the spectacular coastal cliff views that are the trademark of the island. Mix that in with the tradition and culture of the sacred temple and the waterfall, which is a pilgrimage site and you have this awesome blend in one spot!
The hike down takes about 20 minutes, leading you down to the pilgrimage site. The sacred temple is based on the water blessing. There are three spouts. In order, they must shower underneath each and then use the fourth main spout to finish. This is how they cleanse themselves and receive blessings. These pools have the purest of water, it looks like bottled water it’s so clear! As we left there was a ceremony taking place with 20 locals sitting on the ground being led through a prayer.
Seganing waterfall Nusa Penida Bali
On one side is the giant vertical rock wall and on your other side a tiny wooden fence protecting you from certain death if you were to fall.
The trek was incredible, which made up for the waterfall. Once at the bottom, you will be surprised to find a cascade of trickles running down the rock face.
It was an anti-climax after the crazy trek down. I would suggest this trek as it was truly one of my favorite things to do on Nusa Penida Island. Don’t expect Niagara Falls at the bottom.
Kelingking Nusa Penida Beach
You will remember, the moment laid your eyes on the beach below, and watched the crystal clear water slowly form into a wave before crashing below, in what seemed like slow motion. Can took a short trek down the spine of the T-Rex and took in the epic drop-offs down each side.
This is definitely my favorite thing to do on Nusa Penida Island and is just one of those landscapes that make you feel small. It makes you feel lucky to be witness earth’s creation.
Nusa Penida Island has so many amazing views making it hard to pick a favorite. When the cliffs form in the shape of a Tyrannosaurus Rex at Kelingking Secret Point Beach it is bound to be a crowd favorite.
We hopped on a group snorkel tour from Lembongan with one thing on our minds. We were keen on swimming with giant Manta Rays as is a popular thing to do on Nusa Penida. After initially not being able to locate the Manta Rays our awesome captain found them. We were able to snorkel and swim with the playful Manta Rays for over half an hour.
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I would dive down as the Manta swam straight at me with its mouth wide open before darting away at the last moment. This was one of the most amazing experiences of my life and it was only the start of the snorkel trip!
Crystal Bay Nusa Penida Beach.
By now we were all so tired from swimming non-stop all morning that when we arrived at Crystal Bay we slumped on the sand and began an hour of recovery!
Our captain then rounded us up and took us 100 yards out into the bay on the boat and we enjoyed the crystal clear water you would expect at Crystal Bay.
We were more interested in flipping off the front of the boat. What’s new?
Our final stop on our Nusa Penida journey was to Toyapakeh. Our captain dropped us off and we hardly had to swim as the current slowly drifted us down towards a small cove.
Angels billabong broken beach.
Angel’s Billabong is one of the magical spots you can’t help but marvel at. A crystal clear tide pool cascades into the ocean on the east coast of Nusa Penida. Out in that ocean, Manta Rays cruise the coast at leisure. If you visit Angel’s Billabong during high tide you will experience a very different pool
than the one you see in photos. On the day we wanted to visit Angel’s Billabong the low tide was at 8 am so we arrived right at 8 am and it was perfect.
The Billabong is a remarkable formation. The crystal clear water allows you to see the patterns and textures beneath the surface. In some areas, the water is deep enough for a little dip! Because of how unique the landscape is, it is a highly photographed spot on Nusa Penida.
Broken Beach Penida.
Broken Beach Penida is an incredible little cove on Nusa Penida island.
The highlight of the reason and the cove it is called Broken Beach is due to the archway that wraps around the bay allowing water to flow in and out from the ocean.
All around the world, there are unique ways in which the earth has eroded over time. Sometimes mother nature leaves us with something quite remarkable. On Nusa Penida, one of those places that leave us in a state of awe at how over millions of years the earth has ended up as beautiful as it appears before us right now!
The arch at Broken Beach has been formed over many, many years and is now a true spectacle. From above the cove appears almost circular and closed in, however, at eye level the arch is quite high.
Unfortunately, there is no way down into the cove for a refreshing dip although you can get in the water at Angel’s Billabong around the corner.
Thousand Island Nusa Penida (Pulau Seribu) Viewpoint.
Firstly, you might be wondering what Pulau Seribu means and it actually just means Thousand Island.
This location is sometimes referred to as Pulau Seribu and sometimes as the Thousand Island Viewpoint so I thought I would reference both.
There are several viewpoints that have had fences and structures added to them for the benefit of tourists. There are huge drop-offs here so the fences are to keep tourists safe!
To get to the first viewpoint you need to climb down the steep stairway for about 10 minutes.
Once we reached this first viewpoint we were pretty awestruck. The view is incredible! We could see a small little empty beach sitting at the bottom of the cliff. It was paradise.
We continued on to the second viewpoint and then to the Instagram famous Tree House. There was nobody inside but the door was locked. We took a few photos here and debated whether or not we would stay out here.
We all concluded it would be worth it for the feeling of enjoying the sunrise on the balcony of the treehouse!
As you finish up at Angel’s Billabong it is common to walk around the corner to Broken Beach. The walk only takes 5 minutes but halfway through the journey is an archway made of trees. It was a pretty awesome discovery and we have aptly named the cliff, ‘Manta Ray Viewpoint’.
Kelingking Beach Nusa Penida.
After trekking down the stairs you will find another set of even steeper stairs on your right, which lead to the beach. When we reached the bottom of the stairs and hit the sand the waves were insane.
It is a shore-break beach and the waves were dumping and barreling. This isn’t a beach for novice swimmers and the sets came out of nowhere. If you aren’t 100% sure you can handle the conditions, please don’t swim.
My friends and I body surfed until the sunset. It was the most magical night of our time on Nusa Penida. Kelingking Secret Point Beach was and still is my favorite spot on Nusa Penida.
Peguyangan Waterfall is one of my favorite spots on Nusa Penida because it has a mix of everything. I would suggest this trek as it was truly one of my favorite things to do on Nusa Penida.
We were keen on swimming with giant Manta Rays as is a popular thing to do on Nusa Penida. On Nusa Penida, one of those places that leave us in a state of awe at how over millions of years the earth has ended up as beautiful as it appears before us right now!
Here is a great little tip for enjoying Kelingking Secret Point Beach from a unique angle. Instead of hiking down the stairs, head to the right along the cliffs.
There is a worn path along the cliff edge but no railing so be careful. Here you can find multiple epic viewpoints, with arguably a better look at the beach than the hike.
Spot For Hiking
It’s an awesome spot for sunset and doesn’t involve any hiking for those of you out there looking for the easy option. We came back two nights later after our beach session down at the bottom and just caught the sunset up on these cliffs. Definitely one of the best sunset spots on the island of Nusa Penida and a unique angle of Kelingking Secret Point Beach.
Penida Island Hotels Rumah Pohon Tree House
The Tree House (Rumah Pohon) on Nusa Penida has become something of a craze. It is perched up on the mountain at Thousand Island (Pulau Seribu) viewpoint near Atuh Beach.
Thanks to some talented photographers who shared this spot on social media, it has landed itself on the Nusa Penida bucket list of many travelers.
It is part of the Thousand Island viewpoint area costing only IDR 50,000 rupiah to park and enter, which is less than $5 USD.
The best part about this treehouse is that it is actually a house and you can rent it out for pretty cheap considering how popular this sport has become and how insane the view is.
Banah Cliffs is another epic viewpoint on Nusa Penida. The view down the coast at Banah is striking. As we sat on the edge and looked down we couldn’t even figure out how big the drop was.
When we threw a rock off the edge, we never saw it hit the ground, such was the scale. The cliffs are known as a great sunset spot just like Kelingking, which is just down the road! There are two defined ‘spots’ at Banah Cliffs, one involves a short walk and one is right next to the parking lot.
The highlight at Banah Cliffs is the arch out in the ocean. A small rock arch sits out in the crystal clear water. We spent a couple of hours at both sites at Banah Cliffs taking in the epic coastline.
Diamond Nusa Penida Beach.
On the right-hand side of Atuh Beach is a staircase that leads up the hill. The viewpoint is next to Atuh Beach but looks out over the bay next door. This is just an epic little spot we stumbled upon and It’s a pretty epic viewpoint though so when you are at Atuh Beach definitely get up to this side of the beach and check it out.
It’s funny how the times change. I am updating this blog post now and instead of just the viewpoint as I mentioned above, you can now walk down to the beach. The locals built stairs into the cliff. Now, this beach that a year ago was only possible to view from the cliffs, is accessible from an incredible stairway.
Tembeling Nusa Penida Beach, The Natural Pool, and Forest.
Tembeling Beach is a little hideaway bay at the end of a crazy motorbike ride down through the forest. Along the way, you will pass by the Tembeling natural pools. If you are looking for something a little off the beaten path
and away from the tourist hot spots, you may enjoy the adventure of Tembeling Beach, natural pools, and forest.
After checking out the Tembeling Forest from within the canyon, which is like a scene out of a jungle movie, you can head down the spiral stairs towards the Tembeling Natural Pools. There are two but the first one is the biggest. Set nicely below the large cliff wall, the crystal clear water has
Natural Pool Tembeling beach
A beautiful blue tone to it, which is strange considering all of the cliffs and stones around are brown and orange. a number of traditional statues and fountains decorate this spot and are used for water rituals. You can cliff jump from a couple of ledges at this first pool but check the depth and debris first as things can change over time. Head down a bit further and you will reach the second pool.
This one is a bit more of a jacuzzi and I actually liked it better. There are small pipe fountains you can wash under and it’s a great place to hang out. From here you can also keep an eye on the beach! It isn’t anything too crazy especially by Nusa Penida’s lofty standards. Big cliffs on either side dwarf the small patch of sand.
Suwehan Nusa Penida Beach.
Suwehan Beach is a place that epitomizes Nusa Penida. You’ll find huge towering cliffs, crystal clear yet strikingly blue water, an insane staircase down to the beach, and maybe a turtle or two.
Abangan Hills Viewpoint.
On the drive down to Suwehan Beach, keep your eyes out on the left for a little hill. It could be a great spot for sunrise but was still nice during the midday sun.
Saren Cliff Viewpoint.
If you continue on down the coast from Tembeling Beach, you will reach Saren Cliff Viewpoint. This road is paved and will take you to Saren Cliff Viewpoint.
The viewpoint was, of course, empty but was such a chill spot to take in the towering cliffs. There was a sign for Saren Cliff Viewpoint that suggested it may have been more popular at some stage.
Gamat Bay Nusa Penida Beach For Snorkeling.
Everyone does the Manta Ray snorkeling on Nusa Penida, and for good reason but the island also has some INSANE snorkeling spots.
Gamat Bay is probably top of the lot from what I have experienced but I’m sure there are others too. Our boat driver asked me where we wanted to go after the Manta snorkeling and I looked at his poster.
I had snorkeled at Crystal Bay and done the Toyapakeh drift before so I pointed at Gamat Bay and told him we could have a look there. What a decision! We jumped off the boat, and immediately realized the water at Gamat Bay is much colder than at Manta Point and Crystal Bay. I’m not sure why that is.
The second thing we noticed was the incredible coral structures and rock formations beneath the surface. The depth ranged from a few meters closer to shore all the way down to a perfect free-diving depth of 5-20 meters. Our guide told us this is where you can see a turtle if you are lucky.
We looked long and hard and finally, we found a turtle who let us chill near him for ten minutes as he went about his business. The water clarity at Gamat was perfect!
Puncak Mundi (Highest Point on Nusa Penida).
The highest point on Nusa Penida is Puncak Mundi, which is a series of traditional temples. I decided to make the journey up the very, very steep hills to check it out. Not much was happening but it was a cool little spot to check out when I arrived.
I would visit and try during prayer or an event so you can see all of the candles and rituals in action. The drive up here is incredibly scenic. Teletubbies Hill Viewpoint. I have to admit, I almost didn’t visit because of the name. It sounded like some touristy photo spot. However, when I did finally make the drive into the mountains to see what this spot was all about,
I was pleasantly surprised. Nusa Penida is known for its epic coastline. There are actually many rice fields and rolling hills throughout the island, which is actually really large. Teletubbies Hill is a great spot to understand just how diverse the landscapes are on Nusa Penida and it was incredibly interesting flying the drone here scoping out all the different contours, valleys, and canyons in this region. Here are a couple of my favorite shots from Teletubbies Hill.
Pandan Beach (Hike from Crystal Bay).
If you are feeling a bit adventurous there is a path that leads you from Crystal Bay up and over the hill. I will investigate visit number four to Nusa Penida.
Banah Cliffs for sunset.
There will definitely be no one else around and it is one of the best spots for sunset without going all the way west to places like Crystal Bay. The blue water at the base of these cliffs is almost unbelievable. We came back two nights later after our beach session down at the bottom and just caught the sunset up on these cliffs.
Definitely one of the best sunset spots on the island of Nusa Penida and a unique angle of Kelingking Secret Point Beach. Now, this beach that a year ago was only possible to view from the cliffs, is accessible from an incredible stairway.
You’ll find huge towering cliffs, crystal clear yet strikingly blue water, an insane staircase down to the beach, and maybe a turtle or two. If you continue on down the coast from Tembeling Beach, you will reach Saren Cliff Viewpoint.
Things to know before you go.
Nusa Penida Island is quite large compared to Nusa Ceningan and Nusa Lembongan. 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.
At times we were just driving over small rocks. If you aren’t confident on a moped this could be some terrain too heavy to handle.
There were a few spots that locals asked us to pay a small entrance or parking fee.
For example, as we left Kelingking we had to hand over 50 cents for parking even though nothing was mentioned beforehand.
Just enjoy the views hand over the small fee and continue on your journey.
There’s a ton of epic things to do on Nusa Penida, but I also wrote detailed guides for all of the adventurous things to do on Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Ceningan, and the Nusa Islands as an overall guide. If you are staying in Bali. Still want to spend a day or two experiencing how epic Nusa Penida is, you can take a day trip on a speedboat to Nusa Penida.
Yep, in just one day you can snorkel with Manta-rays and visit lots of the best beaches and viewpoints.
The best tour company on Nusa Penida is Vw Tour And Transport Bali because they do custom-built itineraries where you get to tell them which spots are on your bucket list and then they will create a personalized tour just for you! The roads in some parts are fantastic but to get to many of the waterfalls and beaches the roads were pretty crazy.