Nusa Penida an island off the south-eastern coast of Bali close to two other islands, Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan. Nusa Penida is less crowded than Bali and has an amazing nature. We recommend at least 2 days to explore the entire island or 4-5 days to enjoy it completely. But it’s also possible to explore the island on a 1-day trip from Bali.
How to get to Nusa Penida
You can reach Nusa Penida with boat from Bali or from Nusa Lembongan. The best options from Bali is Sanur (speed boats) or Padang Bai (public boats).
From Padang Bai
This is the cheapest alternative. The Public Ferry take about 2 hours with a ticket price of IDR 16.00. The Public Ferry includes vehicles so you can bring your scooter (Yayyy). The first boat leaves at 11.00am.
The public boat carries up to 20 people and departure when it has enough passengers. The first leaves at 6.30am with a ticket price of IDR 40.000.
There are several companies leaving from Sanur to Nusa Penida. The first boat departure at 7.30am followed by more departures during the day.
Fast boat: 50 minutes (IDR 250.000)
Ferry: 1,5 Hour (IDR 200.000)
See schedule from Sanur
How to get around
The roads on Nusa Penida are not the best but it should not be a problem if you have used a scooter before. You can rent one for around IDR 60.000. You can also hire a driver for around IDR 300.000.
Must see on Nusa Penida
1. Kelingking Secret Point
This breathtaking view-point should be on your bucket list as it is unknown to mass tourists and even more incredible in person. Read more about it here
2. Swim with Manta Rays
“Spotting this incredible animal while snorkelling just made the experience unforgettable”.
3. Angel’s Billabong
The spectacular Angel’s Billabong is on the westcoast of Nusa Penida. Read more about it here
4. Broken Beach
The Broken Beach is located close to Angel’s Billabong.
5. Atuh Beach
Atuh beach is a 150 metres wide bay, located at the east coast of Nusa Penida. Read more about it here
6. Atuh Beach Airbnb hut
7. Kelingking Beach