A Nusa Penida Trip

Nusa Penida is one of the three islands off the coast of Bali. The island is huge and has tons of awesome beaches and viewpoints.

Admire the stunning Goa Giri Putri Temple and capture photogenic views at Kelingking Beach and Broken Beach. You’ll also see Angel’s Billabong, a natural pool surrounded by gorgeous rocks.

Day 1

Start the day off by boarding a speedy boat at Sanur Beach and crossing the brilliant blue sea to Nusa Penida. Once you’re on the island, hop in a vehicle to tour the pristine white sand beaches and dramatic cliffs. You’ll visit Kelingking Beach, Pasih Uug (Broken Beach), and Angel’s Billabong – a quiet natural pool surrounded by big rocks on the cliff edge that’s one of the most popular spots for snorkelers.

Next, head to the Karang Dawa Viewpoint for a moment to appreciate the beauty of the south coast of the island. It’s a gorgeous place that makes you feel as though time has come to a standstill, giving you a feeling of serenity and tranquility.

After that, it’s on to a unique Hindu temple called Pura Peluang. It’s located close to Bunga Mekar and it is one of the most special temples on Nusa Penida. The temple sits high on the cliffs overlooking the ocean and it is absolutely stunning.

If you’re an Instagrammer, you can’t leave this area without taking some pictures at the Dinosaur Shaped Rocks. It’s a really cool spot with a lot of interesting shapes and colors. It’s also a great spot for taking photos of the beautiful sea views and white cliffs. Just be careful not to fall off the cliffs!

Day 2

Whether it’s snorkeling alongside manta rays in pristine seas or capturing the island’s most breathtaking vistas, you’ll find no shortage of incredible things to do in Nusa Penida. With a wealth of natural grandeur, the pristine beaches and coral reefs on offer will thrill all who visit this tiny paradise.

Kelingking Beach is one of the most popular views on Nusa Penida, and it’s not hard to see why. With its massive T-Rex shaped cliffs and crystal clear waters it’s truly stunning.

This small beach can get quite crowded at peak times so it’s best to head here in the morning or afternoon. Once you’ve taken in all the scenery make sure to stroll along the beach itself and take a swim in the crystal clear water.

Another great spot is the nearby Tembeling Beach. This is a small beach enclosed by towering cliffs that create natural pools. You can spend hours just soaking in the water and enjoying the stunning scenery around you.

Afterwards you can head to the Saren Cliff Viewpoint which is a stunning spot overlooking the coast. When we visited it was pretty empty so we had a lovely chilled out time here taking in the spectacular view. There is a swing set here as well as a lady who sells drinks and snacks.

Day 3

After an action-packed two days it’s time for a well-deserved relaxing day on the beach! This is the perfect opportunity to take a stroll along Atuh beach, which is famous for its fine sand and crystal clear water. Grab a refreshing coconut and enjoy the sun and scenery.

You may have seen photos of this unique, curved coastline before on Instagram, but the experience is even more magical in person. It’s like standing in front of a massive T-Rex, and it will have you in awe.

The views here are absolutely stunning, and you can also walk down a series of stairs to reach a beautiful secluded beach. It’s the perfect place to watch the sunset, with few people around!

This is a popular spot for snorkeling with Giant Manta Rays, but there are other marine life to be seen too. If you don’t want to get wet, you can still see the Manta Rays from the surface by taking a short boat ride. You can buy tickets at the port when you arrive or book a tour on Klook. They include 2 way hotel and ferry transfers and a local driver to take you to all the must-see spots! You’ll also be treated to a tasty lunch and mineral water. It’s a great option for those who don’t have a lot of time to explore Nusa Penida but still want to see all the top attractions.

Day 4

Getting around on Nusa Penida can be difficult due to the island’s poor roads. However, hiring a scooter for 70,000 IDR a day (and filling up the tank for 10,000 IDR) is definitely the best option if you have a good driving license and have driven before. Otherwise, a taxi tour is your best bet.

On the fourth day of your trip, you can explore the craggy coastline of Nusa Penida. I’ve personally done this on a separate day trip from neighbouring Nusa Lembongan, but it’s also possible to do from here. Snorkeling trips here cost from 150,000 IDR for a half day and can include spotting manta rays!

The day begins with a short hike on an epic stairway that is built into the side of a cliff. Once you reach the top, you’ll be rewarded with incredible views of this mesmerising beach. Then, it’s time to walk back down to the beach and enjoy more of the crystalline waters.

After a relaxing morning at Atuh Beach, you’ll be ready for your final stop of the day. Be sure to wear a sarong when visiting Goa Giri Putri Cave Temple, as it is a place of worship. You’ll also need a permit for this attraction, which you can buy at the entrance for 10,000 IDR. nusa penida trip

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