12 Best Places to Visit in Nusa Penida – You’ve probably seen photos that have been circulating on social media. However, the photos circulating on Instagram are unfair to this exotic beauty on the island of Nusa Penida.

I remember the first time I visited Nusa Penida to take a closer look at the natural beauty that was starting to go global. It was unthinkable that Nusa Penida would be as popular as it is today. However, I am really excited to explore all the best tourist attractions to visit in Nusa Penida.

For the first time I set foot on the Kelingking Cliff (which is known as one of the beautiful cliffs in the west of Nusa Penida)

“So different from the beautiful beaches in Bali, this is as beautiful as heaven!”

The view of the open sea is blue and clear, with strong waves coming to hit the rocky cliffs in the shape of a T-rex. Stunning natural charm at sunset on Kelingking with golden rays. It’s so beautiful and I feel peace and serenity here.

12 Best Places to Visit in Nusa Penida

My advice, if you are on vacation to Bali, you must see for yourself the best places in Nusa Penida! In this article I will provide an overview of the best places to visit in Nusa Penida. Hope to convince you to visit Nusa Penida while on vacation in Bali. Here are some of the best places to visit in Nusa Penida.

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Judging from the location of tourist spots in Nusa Penida, they are divided into three tourist areas: West Nusa Penida, East and South Nusa Penida tourist areas. When viewed from the distance of each of these tourist spots, you need 3 days to visit all these tourist spots in Nusa Penida. Let’s just see!

Places to Visit in West Nusa Penida

If it’s your first time to Nusa Penida, and you don’t have much time in Bali, then I recommend you to spend a day trip to West Nusa Penida. After all, the four places in the West are some of the most popular places you may have seen many times on Instagram.

1. Broken Beach

Judging from the name, you definitely think of a beach, but actually there is no beach here. It’s quite surprising, but you will find a beautiful beach bay with a gate opening at the end that allows the turquoise sea water to enter.

Best Places to Visit in Nusa Penida
Broken Beach Nusa Penida

Apparently the waves from the sea have caused erosion of the cliffs over the years and made the gate that got the name Broken Beach because the bay is not completely closed.

You’ll realize what it’s like to swim in the water or even try jumping on a rock at Broken Beach. Fair enough but, I am totally against the idea as there is no climbing access. You need to swim to reach the closest climbing access at Angel’s Billabong which actually only has a distance of 100 meters.

And here’s the scary side is the current is really strong. If you’re not a strong swimmer, you’re likely to get carried over to the sea.

2. Palung Cliffs and Kelingking Beach

Next is a favorite place for tourists during a tour to Nusa Penida, Kelingking Beach. Just as mentioned earlier, this is the perfect sunset viewing spot! Actually there are two different ways to enjoy Kelingking Beach.

klingking beach nusa penida tour
Klingking Beach

First, you can spend a few hours going down the stairs towards Kelingking beach. You will enjoy an almost private white sand beach that can make you think. The problem is, it’s not for everyone. You can only go down to the beach when you are physically fit, as this will test your endurance at an extreme level.

The alternative after that is to enjoy the panorama and see the sunset behind the cliff in the form of a T-Rex. Here’s a little secret for you, there is a place where you can watch the sun go down and (if you’re lucky) watch Manta Rays glide gracefully over the Ocean.

3. Angel’s Billabong

Let me explain this properly, if you can only visit a few places in Nusa Penida, at least you have to come to Angel’s Billabong’s amazing natural pool.

Best Places to Visit in Nusa Penida

You don’t even have to think about it if you’re already in Broken Beach. Angel’s Billabong only has a distance of 500 meters. walking distance from Broken Beach.

Angel’s Billabong is popular for its crystal clear tide pools where you can swim and take pictures for amazing photos. A word of warning: Don’t swim to the edge of the pool. There was an accident in which a person died after being pulled into the sea by a sudden high wave crashing into the pool.

4. Crystal Bay Beach

Think about it, you’ve been exploring Nusa Penida all day and your butt is really sore after constantly failing to avoid potholes along the way.

Best Places to Visit in Nusa Penida
Crystal Bay Nusa Penida

One of the things you want to do right now is relax on the beach with fresh coconuts accompanying you while watching the sun sink into the sea.

Crystal Bay Beach is the perfect place to relax and unwind. If you are a good swimmer, you can also spend time snorkeling at the beach and playing with colorful exotic fish and watching corals.

What else can be done there? That said, if you have a diving license, you might want to try diving at Crystal Bay Beach between July and September. The rare giant Mola Mola Sunfish is often seen rising above sea level to enjoy the bright sun, who knows you might even see it?!

Best Places to Visit in East Nusa Penida

Nowadays, tourists will prefer to go to less famous tourist spots to get a better holiday experience. You can take the best tourist palces to visit in East Nusa Penida. although the spot is further from the port compared to West Nusa Penida.

Before COVID-19, Chinese tourists or daily visitors from Nusa Lembongan were not in the East, especially during Bali’s low season. Here are some of the best palces to visit in the East Nusa Penida;

5. Raja Lima Nusa Penida (Thousand Islands)

Raja Lima is the least visited tourist attraction in Nusa Penida even though the panorama is fantastic. But it’s certainly too much for a few dazzled strokes with a few formations of sharp rocky islands poking out of the water’s surface.

Best Places to Visit in Nusa Penida
Raja Lima Nusa Penida (Thousand Islands)

Here’s a little secret: The best viewpoint on Thousand Island Viewpoint is the Nusa Penida Tree House. It’s actually a lodge, but you can take free instagramable photos on the steps. Early morning sunrise events are best enjoyed when waking up in a tree house.

While at the Thousand Island Viewpoint, you should visit the most popular place in East Nusa Penida, namely Atuh Beach.

6. Tanglad Hill (Teletubbies Hill)

The name sounds ridiculous right? Many visitors who travel will see the similarity of the panorama in Tanglad Hills with the hills on the children’s favorite Teletubbies show.

Raja Lima Nusa Penida (Thousand Islands)

And because tourists call it by the name of Teletubbies Hill. Its unique panorama is unquestionable. This hill is divided into several circular green sand dunes which are positioned close to each other.

But remember this: the grass that covers the hills only thrives after and during the rainy season. If you visit Tanglad Hill in the dry season, the hill is not as attractive as the pictures you find on social media

Tanglad Hill is access to Suwehan Beach from Atuh, so if you want to visit Suwehan beach, you can also visit Tanglad Hill to enjoy the panorama.

7. Suwehan Beach

Suwehan Beach was probably discovered lastest during a visit to East Nusa Penida. This beach will make you pensive the first time you visit. The blue water seemed to sparkle from above.

12 Best Places to Visit in Nusa Penida
Swehan Beach Nusa Penida

Now you will if to get to the beach in Nusa Penida, you have to go down steep stairs that you don’t know to reach. However, among all the stairs to the beach in Nusa Penida, the one on Suwehan Beach is the easiest (only 342 steps to be exact) and the safest

Once you arrive at Suwehan Beach, you will get a white sand beach that crosses more than 400 meters. with 1 triangular stone extending from the water.

The best time to visit Suwehan Beach is in the afternoon and at low tide. When the tide is high it will swallow up all the beaches and you can’t spend time on the beach.

8. Diamond Beach

This newly discovered beach was recently added to this article as it has already gained the spotlight as one of the best places to visit in Nusa Penida.

12 Best Places to Visit in Nusa Penida
Diamond Beach Nusa Penida

It’s called Diamond Beach. I know what you’re thinking, “Doesn’t this look the same as Atuh Beach?” maybe right! Actually, it’s only a 5 minute walk from Atuh Beach. It’s not strange that it really looks the same.

What makes this beach so popular these days is that you can easily connect to the beach from the top of the cliff. The government has carved the side of the cliff into a ladder and provided a better fence

Below, you can experience a private white sand beach that glows with some pretty palm trees. This is the best side, there is a giant swing attached to a palm tree that you can try! If you dare for sure!

9. Atuh Beach

If you only have time to visit one of the places in East Nusa Penida, then you should only visit Atuh Beach.

Atun Beach Nusa Penida
Atuh Beach Nusa Penida

Here are the considerations:

  • Atuh has the best sunrise view in Nusa Penida
  • This beach is rarely visited by tourists, most of the time you can be the only one there
  • Access to Atuh Beach is greatly improved, currently there is a 2nd access from the left of the cliff which is easier (but be careful when descending because there are no railings on the stairs)
  • There is a turtle-like island that crosses the waters of Atuh Beach.

While it’s possible for some adrenaline to do rocky cliff jumping like a turtle, I really don’t recommend it as the water level differs from day to day.

It is possible to enjoy fresh coconut on the sun loungers and just admire the panorama. Do you disagree?

Best Places to Visit in South Nusa Penida

The last is South Nusa Penida. South Nusa Penida has the least tourist exposure compared to the West and East. Because perhaps the road access to most of the best places in the south is still in very poor condition.

However, if you have free time to explore Nusa Penida, I highly recommend the South area because it offers a different panorama and experience.

10. Banah Cliff Point

Here’s another awesome perspective on Nusa Penida: The Banah Cliff Point. The road access to Banah Cliff is the worst of all the best spots in Nusa Penida. If you use a scooter, please be extra careful.

Banah Cliff
Banah Cliff Nusa Penida

Once you arrive at the parking lot, you can immediately decide between panoramic view to the West: where you can see the tail of the T-Rex Kelingking Cliff from a distance.

Path to the East: will take you to Banah Cliff which features a beautiful curved island. The best panorama at Banah Cliff is when the sun is setting. This is the best alternative for sunset in Nusa Penida, after the Kelingking Cliff.

11. Peguyangan Waterfall

Unlike the name, Peguyangan Waterfall is not a real waterfall like most waterfalls in Bali. In fact, the trip and experience at Peguyangan waterfall is really amazing.

Peguyangan Waterfall
Peguyangan Waterfall

The iconic blue wooden staircase will lead you to the holy water temple and natural pond dam overlooking the sea. Think you, going down (and up) is not an easy job, there are at least about 700 stairs. Once you arrive at the temple, there are four springs where visitors need to take a bath to purify their body and soul before entering the temple.

Just as I mentioned above, the further down, you will arrive at a natural dam. The water is really clear and the panorama of the sea below is really amazing.

12. Tembeling Nature Pool and Forest

Apart from all the best places in Nusa Penida, Tembeling offers the most unique experience.

Tembling Beach
Tembling Natural Pool

What makes it so special? Compared to Angel’s Billabong, Tembeling Natural Pool is a hidden gem. Every tourist who goes to Tembeling to swim in the crystal pool, will feel the only person there.

Second, you can hear the birds chirping and crickets harmoniously all the way down to the pond. The beauty of the forest will soothe your heart.

There’s a lot going back as you head towards the beach, you’ll see the dazzling sunset again. Make sure you bring a torch light as the climb up the stairs is dark after dusk.

Recommended Tour Package to visit best places in Nusa Penida

If you want to visit tourist attractions in Nusa Penida, there are several Nusa Penida tour packages that you can take to make your vacation easier. Among them;

  1. West Nusa Penida Tour Packages – places to visit like all the best tourist attractions in West Nusa Penida as mentioned above.
  2. Snorkeling Nusa Penida Tour Package – you will be given the opportunity to visit tourist attractions under the sea and west trip.

How to get Best places to visit in Nusa Penida

Well, those are the 12 best places to visit in Nusa Penida which are divided into 3 locations. To reach this beautiful place you have to use sea transportation from Sanur if you are from Bali.

The time required is quite short, 30 minutes crossing. After arriving at Nusa Penida you can choose the type of transportation you will use. Like renting a motorbike or renting a car with a driver.

But remember that the signal provider doesn’t work well in Nusa Penida. It is very difficult to use the internet in Nusa Penida. So better use a local guide. Enjoy your holiday in Nusa Penida