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Nusa Penida Tourism

The hidden treasure of Indonesia, Nusa Penida is the most exotic of the three Nusa Islands and is relatively less travelled. Located in the Klungkung district, it is a little off the shores of Bali. During this season, the island is relatively dry and is fairly suited for activities like snorkelling, scuba diving and surfing. Despite these qualities, Nusa Penida is largely left unexplored and is awaiting tourists to explore this exotic destination. Pristine white sand beaches like Atuh and Nusa Penida beach draw tourists from around the world.

Nusa Penida is larger than its two sister islands, Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan, with improving tourist infrastructure. The nature of cliff formation as well as the number of Hindu temples on this island makes it more picturesque than its sisters. Known for preserving the endangered bird Bali Starling, this island’s famous attractions are the Crystal Bay sand beach and sunset panorama. Boats regularly move from mainland Bali to the three Nusa Islands, Nusa Penida being the last stop.

Must Know Before You Visit Nusa Penida

1. Sanur and Padang Bai are the main piers from Bali, where ferries and boats can be availed to get to Nusa Penida.

2. It is recommended to bring cash when travelling to Nusa Penida, as the ATMs are few and can be out of money due to the large number of people travelling to the island at any given time.

3. During peak season, the most popular accommodation options can easily get booked out on the island. It is recommended to book your stay well in advance.

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Things to do in Nusa Penida

  • Trekking on Mundi Hill is one of the most exciting treks to do in Nusa Penida. The Puncak Mundi is the highest point on this island, making it an adventurous trek till the top.
  • Mountain biking along the coastline can also be a great opportunity for visitors to see the beautiful beaches and indulge in scenic photography!
  • Nusa Penida Day tours such as East Penida Tour, West Penida Tour and Nusa Penida Snorkeling trip can be good full-day activities led by certified tour guides, making sure that you visit all the important places on this island.

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Who should visit Nusa penida?

  • Wildlife enthusiasts
  • Scuba divers or snorkelers
  • Trekkers or backpackers

What is the best time to visit Nusa penida?

Although the island is open to tourists throughout the year, the best time to visit Nusa Penida is from May to September. This is because the windy and dry season allows visitors to comfortably explore this island. One should avoid travelling to Nusa Penida during November and January due to heavy rainfall and extreme humidity during these months.
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What is the local food in Nusa penida?

The growing tourism in Nusa Penida has led to a variety of eateries opening up on this island. A few that are common are Penida Colada, Warung Pondok, Ohana’s, Dapur Kue Hamzah’s, Warung Jukung that offer a range of authentic Balinese and Indonesian food while also catering to modern cuisines.  
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What are the places near Nusa penida?

The top places near to Nusa penida are Surabaya which is 113 km from Nusa penida, Bali which is located 321 km from Nusa penida, Jakarta which is located 628 km from Nusa penida, Lombok which is located 460 km from Nusa penida, Bandung which is located 519 km from Nusa penida

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