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.
2. Swim at Atuh Beach
On 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.
Want to know how to get to Nusa Penida or where to stay on the island? Read our full Nusa Penida Guide.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.