Suwehan Beach Nusa Penida was like revisiting the Philippines. The water from above at the lookout point was blue beyond belief, and we couldn’t wait to get down the 342 steps to cool off. If you plan on visiting here’s our guide of what to check for first.
How To Get To Suwehan Beach Nusa Penida
Day 3 of our Nusa Penida tour was broken down into heading out East on scooters. We started with Atuh Beach before moving onto the Rumah Pohon Treehouse, Thousand Island Viewpoint and Suwehan Beach Nusa Penida.
The Eastern point is about a 1 hour 30 minutes drive from the ferry port and the roads are pretty rough as you get closer to all of the above locations. So please take care when driving!
On the first day of our Nusa Penida tour we took a day trip with @balinusapenidatour who covered all the iconic spots with ease, so if you’d rather visit with a car and a driver we can recommend them.
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Suwehan Beach Nusa Penida
As with most places on Nusa Penida Island it can be a struggle to get to. The rocky roads are not ones for beginners and we advise wearing a helmet at all times if travelling by scooter.
We made it to Suwehan Beach with about a drop of petrol left in the tank and luckily there was a local lady running a small shop / warung at entrance.
She filled our tank with petrol and our bodies with water and pointed us in the direction of the 342 step decline.
Her husband advised us it was high tide, we arrived at around 12pm, and to wait for an hour or check from the viewpoint before heading down.
The view from above was incredible. We’ll let the photo do the talking but we couldn’t wait to get down and dive in the crystal waters.
Our Hopes Were Washed Away
The hike down wasn’t too bad considering the amount of steps. All of the concrete stairs were equipped with very new and supported wooden handrails. By far the safest and most well maintained pathway we’d seen on Penida.
When we finally reached the bottom sadly the husband wasn’t lying. The tide was so high there was no chance we could cross the rocks to the Insta famous beach. We could only look on at the lonely rock we’d planned on visiting for months.
We chilled on the steps for an hour, as other tourists came and left, and in the end had to give up on any hopes of getting in the waters or bathing on the sands.
Unfortunately for us the tide had ruined our plans for the day. So just like Atuh Beach, make sure you check for the tidal times for Suwehan Beach Nusa Penida.
Its fair to say the 342 steps were a lot harder on the way up! Haha.
Luxury – Crystal Bay Villa & Residence – You can stay in one of the most luxurious Nusa Penida hotels for a not so hefty price and venture right out into the jungle of palm trees that is Crystal Bay.
Mid-budget – Singable Bungalows – A great accommodation with all the luxuries you need for a comfortable stay, not forgetting the plush poolside.
Budget – Deva Devi Beach Inn – A cheap and cheerful accommodation with great reviews and perfect if you’re travelling in style but on a budget.
For other places to stay in Nusa Penida you can check the latest prices here.
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