Attractions in Nusa Penida Indonesia, which turned out to be very exciting and we will remember them in our hearts for the rest of our lives. This small island is located near Bali, but is the largest of the three Nusa Lembonan and Nusa Kenanan. The last trip from Bali we made in 2020 was to the island of Nusa Penida. The last time we visited Bali and Lombok island, we chose to visit the Gili Islands instead of Nusa Penida because of the limited time we had on the island.
The Gili Islands turned out to be one of the most disappointing places in the sea we have ever visited, as the small islands were full of plastic, overcrowded and marine life and corals were absolutely destroyed by local dynamite fishing practices over the years. On our way back to Europe, we would like to visit Nusa Penida instead. And 3 years later we finally did it and we absolutely fell in love with the small and lush island!
Actually, our main destination in Indonesia is the attractions in Bali. Bored with the big tour of this advertising island, we decided to travel by speedboat from Sanur, Bali to Nusa Penida. You will ask for the price, and it is about 13 dollars. There are four natural attractions to visit. The first place to visit Penida Island was Angel’s Billabong. Angel’s Billabong is an amazing rock formation in the southwestern cliffs of Nusa Penida Island. Angel’s Billabong has a natural infinity pool overlooking the ocean and happens to be one of Nusa Penida’s most popular attractions. Between the rocks runs a crystal clear pool where you can swim and sunbathe. Just a short 5-minute walk around the corner from Angel’s Billabong comes another location, Broken Beach.
The broken beach, one of the most famous places in Nusa Penida, is so named because it is the result of the collapse of part of the rock. The curved part has a round shape and an arch is formed in the narrowest part, which borders the sea. The whole place looks like a round bay with an arch overlooking the sea.
This is one of the places where the drone helps a lot to see what it actually looks like from above. What you can do is take a panoramic walk around Broken Beach and discover several different vantage points, each offering amazing views of this rock formation. There is currently no entrance fee for visiting the beach or parking on site.
Broken Beach is known locally as Pantai Pasig Uug is one of the most picturesque and visited destinations on the island of Nusa Penida. The beach has a large natural pool with a diameter of 98 meters. Although you can't swim on this particular beach, the location is so unreal in itself. The next place to visit is Kelingking Beach. Very famous place of all travel guides to Indonesia. The view from above is quite impressive, some would say breathtaking. The descent is quite steep and there is a wooden wicker railing, which is unsafe. It serves as a barrier to let you know that after it is dangerous, rather than prevent you from falling. The path as we wrote is very steep and leads to the beach. In good weather you can bathe in the blue waters of the bay. The last place worth visiting is Crystal Bay.
You can really relax here, although in the tourist season it is quite noisy and crowded. There is a great swing between two tall palm trees, which is liked by women and creates romance in this place, especially at sunset. The beach is great, the sand is fine and white, and the water is warm and blue. On both sides of Crystal Bay there are high cliffs that protect it from the winds. In the evening you can be alone because it is dark and quiet.
The food is mostly seafood, but if you have tried the delicacies of the island of Bali, you will not be very fascinated here. In fact, I didn't see many temples here, which was somewhat reassuring. In conclusion, we will tell you that the island of Nusa Penida is small and is surrounded by a scooter, which is rented for 5 dollars a day. The roads are narrow with many potholes, so be careful.