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Nusa Penida Island, Bali 





If Bali is one of the most important islands that families and honeymooners want to visit, Nusa Penida Island, which is located to the southeast of Bali Island, includes many masterpieces, as it provides its visitors with a lot of entertainment opportunities and beautiful places in addition to interesting activities.

Nusa Penida Island becomes a favourite destination in Bali for romantic and not-so-crowded beach nuance. You need to know these things to not regret your trip later. The blue natural beaches, amazing creatures underwater, and chilling vibe are endorsing this island to be more favourable for vacation. You can have a Nusa Penida day tour, but to get the feel staying for at At least 2 nights is a good idea.



Why should you visit Nusa Penida?


Beaches and Bays in Nusa Penida

Nusa Penida Island - Broken Beach
Nusa Penida Island - Broken Beach


Most of the beaches need you to hike down sets of stairs to get to the beach. You will find the white sand, silky-blue and crystal clear seawater, and cliffs on some beaches. The popular ones are Diamond Beach where is a big rock that shaped like a diamond, Broken Beach which the scenery never fails to make awe the travellers, Kelingking Beach which has a breathing view, and Crystal Bay or Penida Bay which is famous to see Mola-Mola fish and labelled as the best place to watch the sunset.

Nusa Penida Island - Diamond Beach
Nusa Penida Island - Diamond Beach

Crystal Bay


Nusa Penida Island - Crystal Bay
Nusa Penida Island - Crystal Bay


This gorgeous bay is named after its sunshine, with its wonderful crystal waters, in addition to being an excellent destination for snorkelling and diving. Thanks to clear visibility and relatively calm waters, visitors can see various fish and see colourful coral reefs in this fun place.

Even for those who prefer to stay near the beach, Nusa Penida Island offers them a variety of beautiful beaches, with fine white sand and charming turquoise waters not to mention the famous sunset and splendid shadows of the nearby hills with the wonderful traditional fishing boats.


Kelingking Beach


Nusa Penida Island - Kelingking Beach
Nusa Penida Island - Kelingking Beach


This picturesque beach has become a symbolic iconic scene of Nusa Penida Island, and even Bali, from the top of the hills, you can see the majestic cliff embracing the idyllic coast as if to keep it secret, where the white sands meet the vast blue sea extending to the horizon.

You can relax and enjoy the view from the top of this fun beach, or relax on to the beach, and often the secluded location prompts you to feel calm and relaxed.



Peguyangan Waterfall


Nusa Penida Island - Peguyangan Waterfall
Nusa Penida Island - Peguyangan Waterfall


The Peguyangan Waterfall represents one of the most charming scenes in Nusa Penida, where water flows down through a majestic cliff to the ocean below in a breathtaking view that is very popular among visitors, especially lovers of charming nature and away from the noise of the world.



Nusa Penida Island - Temples


Nusa Penida Island - Hindu Temple
Nusa Penida Island - Hindu Temple


The famous spiritual life in Bali extends to the surrounding small islands, including Nusa Penida, where this region contains many wonderful temples to visit, like the temples in Nusa Penida bear a unique Balinese style of architecture mixed with distinctive architecture, and may It is similar to the one, you see in Bali.

Knowing that performances, ornate sculptures, and daily rituals are among the things you can observe in the Nusa Penida temples.




Diving in Nusa Penida


Nusa Penida Island - Diving
Nusa Penida Island - Diving

The northern coast of Nusa Penida is a vital habitat for marine biodiversity, including a variety of fish and exotic species of marine animals that you can discover when driving on this island, as well as the colourful coral reefs await you.

Visiting Nusa Penida doesn’t complete if you don’t dive, as it has wonderful undersea view and creature. At least two things you can add to your Nusa Penida itinerary. First is diving at Manta Point Nusa Penida where you can dive watch Manta Rays (keep a safe distance of course). Second is diving and swimming with Mola Mola at Crystal Bay and Toyapakeh. Mola-mola or the ocean sunfish is the biggest ancient fish. However, there is more spot to dive in Nusa Penida, such as at Blue Corner Dive - Nusa Penida.



Nusa Penida Accommodation


Nusa Penida Island - Accommodation
Nusa Penida Island - Accommodation


There are many options to stay you can comfortably choose, from the low budget hostels to luxury resorts. In short, find a place in southeast Penida Island if you want to stay in a secluded area, west Nusa Penida (precisely at Toyapakeh) for many underwater activities, north area if you want to add delicious restaurants and beautiful temples to your itinerary, and Crystal Bay area if you want lazy beach days (swim, dive, and get lazy again). The most searched hotels in Nusa Penida among travellers are Coco Resort Penida which gets 5 stars for its cleanness, spacious room, and great value food, and Penida Bambu Green connects you to nature as the room adapts Indonesian traditional wooden house on stilts.

Nusa Penida Island – Penida Bambu Green
Nusa Penida Island – Penida Bambu Green


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Traditional markets


Nusa Penida Island - Traditional markets
Nusa Penida Island - Traditional markets



No matter where you go in Indonesia, traditional markets are always a place to explore, and no wonder about that. This is where you see the real population and you can discover their customs, traditions, and the nature of their daily lives.

Traditional markets are also fun place where you can buy fresh products or even souvenirs. Moreover, shopping in traditional markets also allows you to help support the local economy, preserve the places you always love and allow them to thrive.

Conveniently located on the beach, Mentigi Market contains everything you need from fruits to local snacks and even souvenirs.




Motorcycle explorations

Renting a motorbike is the most amazing activity when exploring Bali and its nearby islands, particularly in Nusa Penida, where many parts of the island are still undiscovered, and who knows, you will probably discover a place that has not yet appeared on Google Maps while you wander thereby bike on a fun trip.



Lush tropical greenery

The coastal landscape and the underwater landscape may represent a clear charm in Nusa Penida, but not only that, as this pure island also has more splendour among the towering palm trees on the side of the roads to the hills and green valleys, the island is full of tropical dreams that you can achieve.




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