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Nusa Penida is a beautiful, undeveloped island off the southeast coast of Bali – famous for its high cliffs, white sand beaches and crystal blue waters. Nusa Penida is separated from Bali by the Badung Strait, along with the neighbouring Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan islands, which together form “the Nusa Islands”.
Some of the most sought-after sights in Nusa Penida are Kelinking Beach, Angel’s Billabong, Atuh Beach, Diamond Beach and Crystal Bay,
The natural beauty of this island makes Nusa Penida a bucket-list destination, especially when it comes to activities involving sun, nature and water. From swimming, diving and snorkelling, to hiking and bathing under waterfalls – nature lovers will love all the things to do in Nusa Penida.
Nusa Penida is a world-renowned destination for diving, with excellent dive conditions all-year round, This is the only location around Bali to spot Manta Rays all year round. Oceanic Sunfish (Mola Mola) are around most of the year and there’s a host of marine life to see like reef fish, colourful coral, stringrays, clownfish, turtles, barracuda and more.
Below are the 6 best activities to enjoy in Nusa Penida:
- Dive with Manta Rays and Mola Mola at Manta Point
- Explore the secluded Diamond Beach
- Swim and sunbathe at the amazing Atuh Beach and Pasih Uug Beach
- Take a refreshing dip at Angel’s Billabong, nature’s infinity pool
- Snorkel offshore in the turquoise waters of Crystal Bay
- Hike to the stunning viewpoint of Kelingking Beach.
The 5 best places to stay in Nusa Penida are below:
- Adiwana Warnakali Resort
- MĀUA Nusa Penida
- Atalaya Villas Nusa Penida
- The Angkal Resort
- Penida Bambu Greezz
You can only access Nusa Penida by boat, which you can do from Sanur Beach, Serangan Harbor or Padang Bai Harbour. Make sure to book your fast boat tickets in advance if you’re travelling in the high season (July and August)!