Things To Do In Nusa Penida

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1. Diamond Beach

Diamond Beach
4.9 /5

17 km
from city center
1 out of 26
things to do in Nusa Penida

Named after pointy, diamond-shaped rocks on the beach and with striking white sand and turquoise water, Diamond Beach is one of Nusa Penida’s multiple “cliff beaches”. On the beach, visitors can take photos with a thatched nest that offers stunning views. Visitors can also swing on a swing set tied to two palm trees and enjoy the view of Nusa Penida’s blue waters. Unfortunately, despite the inviting blue waters, strong currents, as well as rocks and corals, make it difficult to swim here.

2. Atuh Beach

Atuh Beach
4.7 /5

17 km
from city center
2 out of 26
things to do in Nusa Penida

Engulfed by humongous cliffs, Atuh Beach is a tranquil beach perfect to enjoy a peaceful time. This beach houses a number of fascinating rock formations that will provide you with picturesque views. The white sand terrain and the glistening water of the ocean will lure you to take a dip. A number of sunbeds and umbrellas are also there on the beach where you can sit and relax.

3. Snorkelling in Nusa Penida

Snorkelling in Nusa Penida
4.5 /5

9 km
from city center
3 out of 26
things to do in Nusa Penida

Snorkelling in Nusa Penida is one of the most popular activities participated in by tourists. Around and near the island are snorkelling spots which are rich in coral and other marine life due to the strong currents and nutrient-rich, warm waters flowing through the region. Some of the most popular spots include Manta bay, Gamat Bay and Toyapakeh Wall Point. Crystal Beach is also well known for some shore snorkelling. Tour operators offer various packages for tourists for snorkelling trips to one or more snorkelling spots.

4. Pulau Seribu Viewpoint

Pulau Seribu Viewpoint
4.4 /5

17 km
from city center
4 out of 26
things to do in Nusa Penida

Pulau Seribu translates to thousand island in English, named so because there is a plethora of viewpoints that you can visit in this place. All the viewpoints provides mesmerizing and picturesque beauty of the whole place. Each viewpoint has its unique feature and each of them are equally spellbinding.

5. Teletubbies Hill

Teletubbies Hill
4.1 /5

13 km
from city center
5 out of 26
things to do in Nusa Penida

The Teletubbies Hill (Bukit Teletubbies), located in the centre of Nusa Penida, overlooks the whole of the island. These rich green rolling hills are named after their resemblance to the scenery in the Teletubbies television programme. Visitors can hike across the hills for different perspectives and see food crops and palm trees in the valley in between. The hills also offer views of the neighbouring island of Lombok and Mount Rinjani.

6. Kelingking Beach

Kelingking Beach
4.9 /5

1 km
from city center
6 out of 26
things to do in Nusa Penida

Kelingking Beach is another beautiful beach on the island of Nusa Penida. This beach would not disappoint you because it is simply spectacular because of its shimmering cold water and white sand beach. This beach is great to relax while sitting near the shore with fresh wind blowing on your face. At Kelingking Beach you will be able to spend some quality time with your loved ones.

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7. Tembeling Beach & Natural Pool

Tembeling Beach & Natural Pool
4.6 /5

4 km
from city center
7 out of 26
things to do in Nusa Penida

At the west of Nusa Penida lies the little bay of Tembeling Beach. Travellers walking through the forest can see natural pools along the path to the beach. While the rocks and waves make it impossible to swim near the beach, the clear water pools along the way offer a refreshing dip. A secret beach, with stones piling up as towers, lies on one side of Tembeling beach while towering cliffs dwarf the smaller patch of sand on the other.

8. Angel's Billabong

Angel's Billabong
4.8 /5

2 km
from city center
8 out of 26
things to do in Nusa Penida

The most photographed place in Nusa Penida Island, Angel's Billabong is famous for the different formations and lagoon that one can see under the water during the low tide. You will be able to see fascinating and interesting patterns that are formed under the water and they are worth capturing. But make sure you visit Angel's Billabong only during the low tide to see these enchanting designs.

9. Banah Cliffs

Banah Cliffs
4.6 /5

3 km
from city center
9 out of 26
things to do in Nusa Penida

Banah Cliffs comprise two viewpoints which provide spellbinding and mesmerizing views of the clear blue ocean and the humongous, distinct cliffs there, covered in verdant trees. This place is perfect to visit during the setting of the sun when the whole island is at the peak of its beauty.

10. Peguyangan Waterfall

Peguyangan Waterfall

148 km
from city center
10 out of 26
things to do in Nusa Penida

Peguyangan Waterfall is a pristine waterfall perched on one of the cliffs in Nusa Penida Island. This waterfall is bubbling with cold water and is considered holy by the locals. People stand below the waterfall to purge themselves of sin and purify their bodies and soul. A temple is also located near this waterfall which is visited by a large number of people who come to pray and seek blessings. This place is a must-visit because of its positive aura and piousness.

11. Rumah Pohon

Rumah Pohon
4.6 /5

10 km
from city center
11 out of 26
things to do in Nusa Penida

Rumah Pohon is a beautifully constructed treehouse located on Nusa Penida Island. Over the few years, this treehouse has become a craze among people and a large number of people visit this place to click pictures and witness the beauty of it. The architecture of the treehouse is impeccable and it is surrounded by verdant trees that enhance its beauty.

12. Manta Bay

Manta Bay
4.7 /5

2 km
from city center
12 out of 26
things to do in Nusa Penida

Manta Bay is a famous spot in Nusa Penida Island because of the number of Manta Ray fishes that live under the water. The Manta Ray are fascinating creatures that look simply breathtaking while swimming. You can indulge in scuba diving and catch a glimpse of these amazing fishes and other colourful fishes and corals too. Manta Ray is a perfect place for divers as it is rich in underwater biodiversity. Make sure to visit this place to see the enchanting fishes and also enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

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13. Crystal Bay Beach

Crystal Bay Beach
4.4 /5

4 km
from city center
13 out of 26
things to do in Nusa Penida

A perfect addition to your Nusa Penida trip for sunset views, Crystal Bay Beach is a stunning serene cove for snorkelling and diving with a 200-metre sandy stretch. Accessible via speedboats from Bali, the tropic-riven beach is fringed with palms, coral reefs, colourful fish and a jagged offshore islet. Further in, there are luxurious bungalows for staycations.

14. Enjoy the Sunset at a Beach Club

Enjoy the Sunset at a Beach Club
4.4 /5

9 km
from city center
14 out of 26
things to do in Nusa Penida

Beach clubs and bar cum cafes are plenty in Nusa Penida and are wonderful spots to spend the evening and watch the sunset. Located right next to the beaches, and some even offering beachside lounges and sunbeds, there is no better way to watch the sun go down than with a delicious drink and some delectable food by the side. Some beach clubs also have the famous beach swings, which are perfect spots for that Instagram-worthy photograph.

15. Korawa Beach Viewpoint

Korawa Beach Viewpoint
4.7 /5

2 km
from city center
15 out of 26
things to do in Nusa Penida

Korawa Beach Viewpoint is a small viewpoint located close to Atuh Beach that provides stunning views of the whole place. This is the place to visit during the setting of the sun and enjoy the spectacular phenomenon. This is also a great place to sit and relax while enjoying the scenery.

16. Suwehan Beach

Suwehan Beach
4.4 /5

16 km
from city center
16 out of 26
things to do in Nusa Penida

Climbing down more than 300 steps leads to this secluded beach, with lofty cliffs on one side and clear blue water on the other. A jagged rock in the middle of Suwehan beach makes for beautiful photos of the bay. Visitors can reach this rock at low tide, while the whole beach gets filled with water at high tide. In addition to the stunning landscape, visitors could even get to see turtles in the water.

17. Nusa Ceningan

Nusa Ceningan
4.6 /5

5 km
from city center
17 out of 26
things to do in Nusa Penida

A small island between Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Ceningan, is connected to Lembongan island by the iconic Yellow Bridge, titled the “Bridge of Love”. The rocky cove and deep water of the Nusa Ceningan Blue Lagoon offers a safe spot for cliff jumping. Secret Beach, at the end of rows of bushes, is lined with a shallow reef and clear water perfect for snorkelling. Along with opportunities for adventure, numerous cafes and beach bars provide tourists with scenic views and relaxing spaces.

18. Seganing Waterfalls

Seganing Waterfalls
4.3 /5

3 km
from city center
18 out of 26
things to do in Nusa Penida

To reach Seganing waterfall you will have to take a strenuous hike. But the glistening waterfall and the scenic beauty that surrounds it are worth undertaking the tedious hike. You can stand under the waterfall and wash away all the sweat and tiredness from the hike. This waterfall is simply magical replete with crystal clear water. This place is a must-visit and try to witness a sunset from here because it is during this time that this place is in its full glory.

19. Toyapakeh

Toyapakeh
4.5 /5

7 km
from city center
19 out of 26
things to do in Nusa Penida

A famous spot for snorkelling, Toyapakeh is visited by a large number of people. Toyapakeh is a place where you can witness the beauty of various colourful fish and corals. This place is completely captivating because of its scenic beauty. This place is a must-visit to enjoy snorkelling and witness the spellbinding beauty of various fishes including jellyfish, starfish, Manta rays and even sharks if you are lucky.

20. Broken Beach

Broken Beach
4.8 /5

2 km
from city center
20 out of 26
things to do in Nusa Penida

This pristine Beach is named Pasih Uug or Broken Beach because of the archway that surrounds the bay due to which water flows in and out of the ocean. Broken Beach is a beautiful cove that is surrounded by lush green trees. This place is great to sit and feel yourself at ease. The silvery water in contrast to the white sand beach is absolutely mesmerizing.

21. Mountain Biking in Nusa Penida

Mountain Biking in Nusa Penida
4.3 /5

9 km
from city center
21 out of 26
things to do in Nusa Penida

Indulge in the ultimate adventure in Nusa Penida’s verdant mountains overlooking the ocean and fields, with mountain biking tours providing unspoiled views. Day tours on bikes are an ideal way to explore the island’s picturesque forested peaks, including Teletubbies Hill, Bukit Menasah, Bukit Melangit, Bukit Pirerekan, and Majong Hill, and visit many ancient temple ruins along the way.

22. Nusa Penida Day Tours

Nusa Penida Day Tours
4.4 /5

9 km
from city center
22 out of 26
things to do in Nusa Penida

Being one of Bali’s main highlights, Nusa Penida day tours offer visits to the island’s picturesque beaches, hills, ancient rainforests and viewpoints. Beaches like Kelingking, Broken Beach, Atuh Beach, Thousand Islands Viewpoint, Peguyangan Waterfall and Goa Giri Putri underground temple see plenty of footfalls. Visiting the natural infinity pool of Angels’ Billabong, trekking to Puncak Mundi, diving, snorkelling and swimming with Manta rays are some more exciting things to do.

23. Trek to Mundi Hill

Trek to Mundi Hill
4.3 /5

6 km
from city center
23 out of 26
things to do in Nusa Penida

Soaring to an elevation of 529 metres, Mundi Hill is considered the island’s most scenic trek. There are several hour-long out-and-back trails up the lush hill, flanked by ancient tropical jungles, viewpoints, and abandoned pagodas. Puncak Mundi temple perched on top is the highest point in Nusa Penida. One can also enjoy sweeping island and sea views from this temple, Mundi Hill’s trekking trails, resorts and villas.

24. Nusa Lembongan

Nusa Lembongan
4.5 /5

8 km
from city center
24 out of 26
things to do in Nusa Penida

Nusa Lembongan is stunning with clear, blue water exciting the nature lovers as do the glorious golden sunsets. It has been named as a surfer’s dream and ehe area around island also has an abundance of marine life, including colourful corals that are perfect for scuba diving and snorkelling.. The three islands neighbouring islands separated from Nusa Lembongan by Badung Strait include the larger Nusa Penida and small Nusa Ceningan.

25. Goa Giri Putri Temple

Goa Giri Putri Temple
4.7 /5

14 km
from city center
25 out of 26
things to do in Nusa Penida

Located in the village of Karangsari, Goa Giri Putri Temple is a pious Balinese Hindu temple. This pristine temple is situated under a limestone cave which makes it unique and enhances its beauty. To enter this place you need to rent a sarong which is easily available. This place is full of mischievous monkeys, make sure not to tease them. This temple is popular amongst people and a large number of pilgrims visit it every day to pray and seek blessings.

26. Pura Paluang Temple

Pura Paluang Temple
4.5 /5

1 km
from city center
26 out of 26
things to do in Nusa Penida

Pura Paluang Temple is a fascinating temple which you must visit because of the shrines here are in the shape of automobiles. It is a one of a kind temple, famous among people who come here to pray and seek blessings or admire the structures.

FAQs on Nusa Penida

How can I commute within Nusa penida?

The most convenient way to commute within the island is through scooters. However, scooters can get uncomfortable for tourists due to rocky and sandy terrain. Moreover, scooters can be impractical for larger groups that consist of more than 2-3 people. Therefore, it is recommended that visitors hire cars since they are more comfortable and can easily accommodate around 4-5 people. Car and bike rentals are available as soon as the visitors enter the island, and renting a car costs around RP 550,000 while bikes would cost around RP 75,000 which is approximately the same amount for a one-way taxi ride. Therefore, the most practical and convenient way of commuting within this island is through rented cars.
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