11 Ultimate Things To Do In Nusa Penida + Guide

11 Ultimate Things To Do In Nusa Penida + Guide

Before we set off on our Nusa Penida tour, we’d heard a lot of amazing things about the tropical island. The bumpy roads, less tourism and rural Bali experience was definitely what we were looking forward to. So after completing the main things to do in Nusa Penida, here’s our Nusa Penida itinerary to use as a guide.

How To Get To Nusa Penida – Bali To Nusa Penida

Take A Nusa Penida Tour?

There are many tour companies that run Nusa Penida tours from all over Bali, although we can personally recommend @balinusapenidatour.

The tour included fast ferries to and from Nusa Penida, a private car + driver and lunch. The guys were great and took us to all the main spots on Nusa Penida Island without the stress of organising a thing.

They charge around 800,000 IDR per person for a day trip, although tours and prices can be arranged depending on where you want to visit.

Plan A DIY Trip?

If you’re looking for an adventurous way to tour Nusa Penida then it’s not hard to travel to Nusa Penida alone. We tried and tested it for our second visit to Nusa Penida so can speak from experience.

Sanur to Nusa Penida ferries depart daily from 7am, 9am, 11am, 3pm and 5pm.

There are many ferry operators to choose from although we’ve only ever travelled with Dwi Manunggal and have had no problems.

The fast boat takes around 30-40 minutes and tickets cost around 150,000 IDR one way or 300,000 IDR return.

Parking of scooters cost a flat rate of 2,000 IDR for the day + 10,000 Rupiah to leave it overnight – no matter how long your stay.

No ferries run too or from Nusa Penida after 5pm, so bare this mind when planning your trip!

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Arriving at Nusa Penida Toyapakeh Harbour, where our Nusa Penida itinerary all began…

Getting Around Nusa Penida

If you’re taking a Nusa Penida tour then you won’t have to worry about this option.

If not, the ferry drops you off at Toyah Pakeh Harbour and there are scooter rental shops as soon as you arrive.

The price of a scooter is generally 70,000 IDR for 24 hours.

If you’re opting to tour the island yourself by bike, be super cautious on the bumpy roads. There’s a lot of loose gravel corners so definitely take your time!

If you’re heading over from Bali to Nusa Penida Island it really is quite refreshing. It’s a peaceful, adventurous trip and a 3/4 night stay is a good amount of time to complete all the main things mentioned below.

If you’re thinking of Lembongan as well, click HERE for our full Nusa Lembongan & Ceningan Guide + Things To Do blog.

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After a whole day doing a Nusa Penida tour, we went on our own Nusa Penida tour the next day

Things To Do In Nusa Penida – A Nusa Penida Itinerary

We’ve broken down our Nusa Penida itinerary into 3 days which worked perfectly for us.

Day 1:
Kelingking Beach
Angel’s Billabong & Broken Beach
Crystal Bay

Day 2:
Banah Cliff Point
Tembeling Natural Pool
Peguyangan Waterfall

Day 3:
Atuh Beach
Rumah Pohon Treehouse & Thousand Island Viewpoint
Suwehan Beach

Day 1

Kelingking Beach

The very first spot you should have pinned on your map when looking at your things to do in Nusa Penida itinerary.

This T-Rex shaped cliff side at Kelingking Beach has rocketed tourism into the sky with it’s natural iconic beauty. Kelingking Beach itself is a secluded, white sandy haven surrounded by turquoise waters.

To get down to Kelingking Beach takes around an hour and you must go at your own risk. The bamboo railings are not greatly maintained and you shouldn’t put 100% of your weight on them.

Having said that, Kelingking Beach is a spot that cannot be missed on your things to do in Nusa Penida tour.

Click HERE for our full Kelingking Beach – Nusa Penida, Bali blog.

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Kelingking Beach was the first and most beautiful stop of our Nusa Penida tour

Angel’s Billabong

Angel’s Billabong is a very beautiful, naturally formed infinity pool.

Nusa Penida is becoming more and more popular amongst tourists for it’s spectacular rock formations, although Angel’s Billabong is in a league of its own.

We really enjoyed this spot on our Nusa Penida tour purely because it’s the perfect place to hang out with friends and watch the ocean crashing over the side whilst cooling off from those sweaty walks.

Click HERE for our full Angel’s Billabong & Broken Beach blog.

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Angel’s Billabong was definitely like something we’d never seen before

Just a short 5 minute trek around the corner from Angel’s Billabong comes another Instagram famous spot, Broken Beach.

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The walk from Angel’s Billabong to Broken Beach – The middle two stops of our Nusa Penida tour

Broken Beach

Broken Beach is another one of the top picturesque destinations on Nusa Penida Island.

The arched tunnel allows the ocean to flow in making a natural pool and a great photo spot. This along with Angel’s Billabong are two of the most popular spots for Nusa Penida tours as they are two of closest attractions to the ferry port.

From Kelingking Beach, Angel’s Billabong and Broken Beach were around a 45 minute journey by car or bike.

Click HERE for our full Angel’s Billabong & Broken Beach blog.

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The blue waters at Broken Beach really were stunning

Crystal Bay Beach

Palm tree heaven!… and that’s all you need to know.

We were in our element at Crystal Bay with it’s aligned palm trees and private little beach. You have to venture through a whole jungle of trees before you get to it and it’s impossible to not stop and take a photo.

Of all the things to do in Nusa Penida, Crystal Bay Beach is the perfect spot to finish in! Save some time at the end of your Nusa Penida itinerary for soaking up the sun or catching a sunset to remember.

Click HERE for our full Crystal Bay Beach – Nusa Penida, Bali blog.

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Crystal Bay definitely satisfied Charlie’s love for palm trees

Day 2

Banah Cliff Point

If you’re looking for one of the best viewpoints on the island then Banah Cliff Point should definitely be on your things to do in Nusa Penida list.

We headed over early in the morning to catch a glimpse of the crazy cliff top lookouts and shimmering blue waters down below.

Click HERE for our full Banah Cliff Point – Nusa Penida, Bali blog.

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Banah Cliff Point is not always people’s top things to do in Nusa Penida, it depends what you’re into, but it’s definitely worth a stop. It’s peaceful and you feel on top of the world.

Tembeling Natural Pool

We were recommended by a local to check out the Tembeling Natural Pool and what a gem it was!

One of the lesser known things to do in Nusa Penida it’s used as a watering hole by the people that live nearby. We googled some photos and jumped at the chance of diving into the tropical blue waters. A random natural pool that appears in the middle of the Tembeling Beach and Forest trail.

Click HERE for our full Tembeling Natural Pool – Nusa Penida blog, including prices and how to get there.

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Tembeling Natural Pool is not generally included in a Nusa Penida tour but if you get time to explore yourselves, you MUST stop here. It was one of our favourite things to do in Nusa Penida

Peguyangan Waterfall

Peguyangan Waterfall is an iconic spot for tourists and locals, most widely known for the Nusa Penida blue stairs.

We’d heard the waterfall was a little underwhelming, if not non existent, but the cliff edge views made up for it. So we headed to the Southern point of the island to find out for ourselves.

Click HERE for our full Peguyangan Waterfall – Nusa Penida blog, including prices and how to get there.

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Peguyangan Waterfall – a spot that went viral on Instagram. It’s also a really interesting and beautiful walk down. BUT, be ready for the walk back up!

Day 3

Atuh Beach

Rated one of the best beaches on Nusa Penida, the trip our East to Atuh Beach should definitely be one of the top things to do in Nusa Penida.

A fair drive from the west side of the island, where the majority of the tourist spots are located, although well worth the journey on a sunny day. Even amongst the down pour on one of our trips we could see how clear the water was and had a splash around anyway.

Click HERE for our full Atuh Beach Nusa Penida, Bali blog, including prices and how to get there.

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Atuh Beach was insanely beautiful, in the rain and at sunrise. It’s all the way out east but definitely make the time but adding it to your things to do in Nusa Penida list!

Rumah Pohon – The Nusa Penida Treehouse

Rumah Pohon Molenteng, or the Nusa Penida Treehouse, is one of the most noticeable accommodations on the island.

So we had to swing by and visit the magical place we’d seen online. It’s fair to say Rumah Pohon Treehouse is definitely one of the most random yet beautiful spots we’ve come across on our travels.

Click HERE for our full Rumah Pohon – The Nusa Penida Treehouse blog, including prices and how to get there.

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The Rumah Pohon Treehouse was stunning. You should definitely add this to your Nusa Penida itinerary!

Thousand Island Viewpoint

You can kill two birds with one stone by visiting Rumah Pohon and Thousand Island Viewpoint on your Nusa Penida tour.

The viewpoints is definitely one of the most spectacular spots on the island to take in the ocean breeze and spend a moment appreciating exactly where you are.

We spent a good hour just relaxing on the cliff overlooking the islands and chilling out at Thousand Island Nusa Penida.

Click HERE for our full Thousand Island Viewpoint – Nusa Penida blog, including prices and how to get there.

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Charlie had been wanting to see the Thousand Island Viewpoint for so long so we had to tick it off on our own little Nusa Penida tour

Suwehan Beach

The final stop of our Nusa Penida itinerary and it was like revisiting the Philippines.

The water from above at the lookout point at Suwehan Beach was blue beyond belief, and we couldn’t wait to get down the 342 steps to cool off. If you plan on visiting on your Nusa Penida tour though, make sure to check the tides first.

Click HERE for our full Suwehan Beach – Nusa Penida blog, including prices and how to get there.

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Suwehan Beach, with some of the bluest waters we’ve ever seen! Don’t miss it off your Nusa Penida itinerary!

Nusa Penida Hotels

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.

More Nusa Penida

A Nusa Lembongan & Ceningan Guide + Things To Do

Kelingking Beach – Nusa Penida, Bali

Angel’s Billabong & Broken Beach – Nusa Penida

Bali Itinerary – Where To Go In Bali


This trip was sponsored by Bali & Nusa Penida Tour
@balinusapenidatour
www.bali-nusapenidatour.com


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5 Comments

  1. May 24, 2018 / 5:11 pm

    Nice picture, love it so much….

  2. Peggy Ooi
    July 21, 2018 / 8:14 am

    nice!
    I would like to ask travelled with Dwi Manunggal from Sanur to Nusa Penida need to pre-purchase the ticket? Or we can purchase on the day we plan to travel to penida?

  3. September 4, 2018 / 5:25 am

    Thank you for introducing Bali with the article that you wrote, Bali indeed Balinese culture and customs are indeed unique and beautiful of course so many tourists come to Bali. so let’s come to Bali and enjoy the beauty of Bali and the more hit for now is Nusa Penida Island

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