What to do in Nusa Penida for Three Days

Read on to learn how to spend yours weekend unforgettable

Penida island is full of exciting attractions. You may see maize and cassava plantations scattered all around. Windmills at the area's geographic center provide electricity to the other two Nusa Islands.

Day one

You should take the 8:00 a.m. boat from Sanur to Nusa Penida. It is easily accessible by vehicle or motorcycle after a short journey of around half an hour.
Leave your belongings at your hotel and go to the northwestern part of the island. Experience the spiritual significance of Goa Giri Putri Temple. Take the road to reach Penida's less-visited east coast. You may go for a swim at Atuh Beach, which is known for its clean, amazing sand. The top of the cliff overlooks Diamond Beach. The fact that swimming is discouraged is useful info to have. Extreme waves and a high concentration of rocks and coral make for a hazardous swimming environment. However, the view is worth visiting the place. Visit the Thousand Islands Viewpoint as the sun sets. The vantage point looks out over Diamond Beach and the ocean, where several limestone formations exist.

Day 2

The famous west coast of Penida is the focus of the second day's adventure. Visit Kelingking viewpoint and Kelingking Beach first. To maximize your time, come between 7 and 9 in the morning. At 9 a.m., the first visitors on their way to Nusa Penida will arrive.

You can easily access Angel's Billabong and Broken Beach from that location. A natural infinity pool, Angel's Billabong is very breathtaking. Warning: dangerously high waves await you at the cliff's edge. Get a delicious meal at one of the local restaurants around lunchtime. Penida Colada and Ogix are two drinks we suggest.
Grab a snorkel and a coconut, and spend the remainder of the day at Crystal Bay. The sunset over Penida may be seen from this spot, and it is stunning. While there, don't forget to snap a photo of the picturesque palm-lined street. Crystal Bay has jagged rocks and reefs, so it's best to have your feet covered if you plan on swimming there.
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If you want to snorkel or dive with Manta Rays, you should go to Manta Point on Penida Island. There is a proliferation of scuba diving resorts. Many tourists who come to Bali wind up spending more time on the Nusa Islands than on the main island.

Day three

So the last day you spent in Penida seeing some of the island's less well-known attractions. What's for the third day? A blue stairway on the edge of a cliff leads to a little water cascade and a church. It's a good place to start.
The next stop is at Tembeling; a natural sweet water pool tucked away in the bush. A private, white-sand beach is within a 5-minute stroll from the swimming pool. Motorbikes are the only practical means of transportation, so either hitch a ride with a local or rent a bike.

Take care, since the road is somewhat narrow. You should only attempt riding a bike if you have previous experience doing it. You should visit Banah Cliff Point as your last stop in Nusa Penida. At about 16:00 or 17:00, you can get a boat ride back to Bali. The final ferries leave at these two specific times.

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