If you are looking for a new adventure and a place where you can escape from the crowds, then Nusa Penida is your heaven. It is the largest of the three Nusa islands, which are at a close distance from Bali. The other two are Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan, which are linked between one another by a bridge. All of them are located at about 45-50 minute from Sanur. The other option is to go from Kusamba Harbour. I had exactly one complete day at my disposal and my plan included a visit to the four major places on the island.
The first stop and most wished for place to visit was Kelingking Beach. I was dreaming of that place ever since the day I saw it for the first time. It was love at first sight. Initially, I had no idea where it is or what to expect, but I knew I wanted to be there. And a couple of months later, I was already here. And what better start to my birthday than this breathtaking view? The burning rays of the sun lit up the turquoise waters, and I walked down the steep path to get to the fine, soft sand. Unfortunately, it was not good for swimming because the waves were very strong but the view was magnificent.
After I visited the stunning Kelingking Beach, we headed over to the second landmark – Angel’s Billabong.
It represents a beautiful natural lagoon. When there is a lack of waves, you can come down slowly and carefully. Local people were telling us that there were even cases where people lost their lives that were too close to the edge and after a strong wave; they were sucked into the ocean.
Broken beach (Pasih Uug)
Less than 10 minutes from Angel Billabong is Broken beach (Pasih Uug). It represents a beautiful rock arch, formed by the water and its destructive force.
A magnificent beach with delicate white sand and clear blue water. Surrounded by large rocks, that create the feeling of seclusion.
1. If you are going there for the first time, it is better to hire a driver to take you the places.
2. Prepare some sunscreen because the sun is very strong.
- A ticket for a motorboat (return): 200 000 IDR (€ 12.70)
- Hiring a car with a driver for a day: 550 000 IDR (€ 34.90)
- Parking taxes: 25 000 IDR (€ 1.58)
Nusa Penida is such a wild and untouched place in Indonesia that one day is extremely insufficient to see all the beauties. Unfortunately, during the next years, a bigger and bigger tourist boom is to be expected. The local ones have already started a process of building hotels, villas, and private houses, destroying entire forests on the hills of the island. I highly recommend visiting this entire heaven as soon as possible.