Viewpoint Atuh Beach Nusa Penida
I recently visited Nusa Penida and absolutely loved it. Nusa Penida is an island just South of Bali which is very easy to reach by fast boat. Penida is quiet compared to Lembongan and Bali as it is considerably less developed. However there is plenty to see and do!
What can you find in this guide:
- Nusa Penida general info
- From Bali to Nusa Penida
- Getting around Nusa Penida
- Things to do/see on Nusa Penida
Nusa Penida Island
The island offers a main strip going from the West up to the North, apart from that there isn't much development (which I personally loved). Along the main strip you will find some small shops, tour providers, dive shops and places to eat & drink (Warungs). It is recommended to take enough cash as there are almost no ATM’s on the island. My favorite spot to eat was Penida Colada (the coconut pancakes are to die for!). Surrounding Penida are some great places to dive (or snorkel) such as Manta Point, Crystal Bay, Toyapakeh (Mola Mola fish) and some good locations for drift diving.
Book a dive in Nusa Penida here: Diving Nusa Penida with Blue Corner Dive
Local Warung Nusa Penida
How to get to Nusa Penida
From Bali it is only a short trip over to Nusa Penida by fast boat. There are several departures throughout the day which you can choose from, I would recommend booking with El Ray for the best budget options from Bali to Nusa Penida. They offer a service with and without pick-up on Bali from most places in South Bali and you can book their tickets through www.gilitickets.com. If you're looking for the best quality service I would recommend going with Gili Getaway, they operate from Bali Serangan to Lombok via Lembongan and Penida once a day. You can find more info regarding their service on our website.
"Almost all other roads are very(!!) bumpy with the occasional stretch of asphalt here and there providing some time to recover from the previous 25 minutes of turbulence."
Nusa Penida Island Tour
The roads on the main strip are decent all the way up to the north. Almost all other roads are very(!!) bumpy with the occasional stretch of asphalt here and there providing some time to recover from the previous 25 minutes of turbulence. However, Penida offers some amazing viewpoints and things to see which are worth the bumpy ride for most tourists. It is good to know that these are all located quite far from the main strip. I went to a couple of viewpoints and yes, they are definitely as pretty as the pictures on instagram. What you really need to ask yourself is: ‘How are you going to explore Penida and how much time do you have?’. By scooter it is only recommended if you’re an experienced driver due to the bad road conditions (it is faster than by car) and by car it’s quite bumpy but more comfortable as you will likely have AC and don’t have to worry about where to go (a driver for the day will cost you around 600.000IDR).
You won’t have a stable phone connection while on Penida so it is worth downloading google maps offline if you decide to go by scooter. There is often only one way to and from the viewpoints which means you will travel back mostly on the same bumpy road. Nevertheless, Kelingking Beach, Broken Beach, Angel's Billabong and Crystal Bay are well worth a visit and I will explain how to get there so you can prepare for what’s to come.
Book your guided tour to Kelingking Viewpoint, Broken Beach, Angel's Billabong and Crystal bay on Nusa Penida here: Nusa Penida West Tour
Things to do/see
Crystal bay Nusa Penida
"I went to a couple of viewpoints and yes, they are definitely as pretty as the pictures on instagram."
Kelingking Beach Nusa Penida
Angel's Billabong Nusa Penida
Manta point Nusa Penida
Atuh Beach Nusa Penida
Pua Dalem Ped Temple Nusa Penida
Dream Beach Nusa Penida
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