19 x Things you MUST DO on Nusa Penida

19 x Things you MUST DO on Nusa Penida

19 x Things you MUST DO on Nusa Penida

Nusa Penida is one of the new main reasons to plan a visit to Bali. Due to the world-famous pictures shared on social media of Kelingking Beach and Angel’s Billabong tourism on Nusa Penida has taken a huge step up.
Visit the island in a Nusa Penida Tour day-trip from Bali or explore the entire island in a 3-day Nusa Penida Trip. Find out about the 19 Things To Do Nusa Penida.

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Want to know how to get to Nusa Penida or where to stay on the island? Read our full Nusa Penida Guide.

1. Diamond Beach

On the opposite side of the Atuh Beach cliff is the most picturesque beach in the world. The top viewpoint is the best place to see Diamond Beach. And

via a newly (2018) made stair you can now also visit the beach. Taking a swim at this beach is not recommended.

➳ Read: Diamond Beach, Nusa Penida, the most beautiful beach near Bali

things to do nusa penida diamond beach

2. Swim at Atuh Beach

In the eastern tip of Penida island are probably the two most beautiful beaches in the whole of Bali. Atuh is a small beach a bit hidden away because of the two high cliffs on both sides. A small walk 10-minute down the stairs is required to reach the beach.

➳ Find all: Hotels on Nusa Penida

things to do nusa penida atuh beach

3. Teletubbies Hill

A good place to watch the sunset in the area at the so-called ‘Teletubbies Hill’. Countless soft-rounded, grass hills are what made it this name.
➳ Must read: 3-week Indonesia Route

things to do nusa penida Teletubbies Hill

4. Kelingking, the T-Rex

Kelingking viewpoint and Kelingking beach are what made Nusa Penida popular. You can climb all the way down from the top viewpoint to the beach, which might be the most difficult beach to reach in Bali. Getting to the beach takes about 40 minutes.

➳ Read all about: Kelingking Nusa Penida

things to do nusa penida kelingking viewpoint

5. Tembeling Natural Pool

Tembeling is one of the best-kept secrets in Penida. One of our favorite things to do on Nusa Penida. The sweet water pool, hidden away in the jungle is a beautiful blue watered gem. Only motorbikes can access this area. You can combine this with a west Nusa Penida Tour.

things to do nusa penida Tembeling natural pool

6. Tembeling Beach

Just a 5-minute walk from the natural pool is a white-sand beach where you can relax for a few hours. Don’t forget to have a look at the secret beach on the other side of the cove.

➳ Read more: Tembeling Forest & Beach on Nusa Penida

7. Banah Cliff Point

A less-known sunset spot on the island is Banah Cliff Point. Like Tembeling, it is located on the west side of Penida island and quite easy to reach.
The exact Google Maps location.

8. Stay at Rumah Pohon Treehouse

Just 5-minutes from Atuh Beach is an Airbnb with a unique viewpoint. On a small cliff are three treehouses almost 360 degrees surrounded by the ocean and an unbeatable view.

➳ Find all: Hotels on Nusa Penida

9. Thousand Islands Viewpoint

Overlooking the whole east coast of Nusa Penida is the best from the Thousand Islands Viewpoint. Located on the same point as the treehouse. The view on the 200-meter high cliffs and white-sand beaches are just one to take in for a moment.

things to do nusa penida Thousand Islands Viewpoint

10. Underground Temple: Goa Giri Putri

In North Penida, is the Goa Giri Putri temple. The religious sight is visited by many Balinese people. The entrance is quite impressive, to access you have to go through a small opening between the rocks.

11. Peguyanan Waterfall

On the South East cliffs of Nusa Penida, there is a hike where you can’t be afraid of heights. The walk is a 150-meter iron blue stairs, which takes you to the bottom of the cliff and shows you the most scenic areas. At the foot, there are a temple and a small waterfall with fresh water. But the views from the hike are way more spectacular.

12. Diving Nusa Penida

Every month new dive resorts on Nusa Penida are opening their doors. Get training at the resort and in open water to finally get your PADI!

➳ Also read our 3-week Bali Route

13. Penida Colada

Nusa Penida already has quite a lot of good restaurants. A relaxing hidden gem in the northern part is Penida Colada. A laid-back restaurant with good food and delicious drinks right on the beach.

14. Angel’s Billabong

The second popular thing to do in Nusa Penida is visiting the natural infinity pool named Angel’s Billabong. Take a dip in the super clear water. Be aware to not go too near the edge of the pool since the sea gets over and create dangerous situations.

things to do nusa penida angles billabong

15. Snorkel with Manta Rays

Manta Point in Nusa Penida is the place to be assured of seeing Mantas. Do a boat trip here and snorkel with these giants. Indonesia has a stunning marina life, especially around the Komodo Islands.

➳ More about Komodo Islands boat tour

16. Crystal Bay, a must-do on Nusa Penida

A beautiful bay surrounded by palms, great for snorkeling and even better to watch the sunset. Right in front of the bay is a small island with a temple located on top that you can visit as well.

things to do nusa penida crystal bay sunset

17. Suwehan Beach

The clean white-sand and refreshing sea-breeze at Suwehan Beach are worth a visit. You can swim at the beach, be very careful with the strong current.
➳ Must read: 3-week Indonesia Route

18. Stay at a beautiful bungalow

On Nusa Penida, accommodations range from basic homestays and guesthouses to beautiful bungalows and larger hotels. Stay in a beautiful bungalow (like La Roja) on Nusa Penida and enjoy the full comfort on Penida Island.
➳ Find all: Hotels on Nusa Penida

things to do nusa penida bungalow accomodation

19. Broken Beach

The small impressive cove near Angel’s Billabong is called Broken Beach. Walk over a bridge made by nature. Unfortunately, you can’t visit the beach down there.

things to do nusa penida broken beach

07/11/2019 https://www.saltinourhair.com/bali/things-to-do-nusa-penida/
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  • If you can’t get ahold of Yande, who would you recommend booking a day trip through from Nusa Lembongan to Penida??

    • Salt in our Hair

      Hi Lindsay, we can’t really recommend anyone else as we always use Yande. Keep trying to contact him through the facebook messenger link- he should get back to you!

  • is it good to visit Diamond beach area in the evening? like 3.00pm to 5.00pm

    Including Atuh beach/Thousand view point/ Tree house

    • Salt in our Hair

      Hi Dulaj! Yes this will be a perfect time as the day tours end at 4pm so it will be nice and quiet :)

  • Hey! Amazing blog its helped us plan our trip to bali so much and you’ve made it look amazing!!

    Where do you recommend is a good base to travel around on Nusa Penida? We have booked a place on the west coast but unsure if that’s the best as we plan to travel around the east to see the amazing beaches!

    • Salt in our Hair

      Hi Owen! If you are staying on Nusa Penida for a few days then the harbour area is a good place to base yourself. If you are just coming for a day trip then staying on Nusa Lembongan is a good option. Have a great time!

  • Julia Michalski

    How did you get around the island?

  • What places would you recommend to eat on Nusa Penida?

  • Chhavi Gupta

    Awesome blog

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