What To Do in Nusa Penida?
There are three fascinating islands below Bali with photogenic viewpoints, fantastic beaches, fun hotspots, and a lovely scooter ride: the Nusa Penida, Nusa Ceningan, and Nusa Lembongan. Most of these places are quiet and peaceful, but this may change in the future as social media makes the island more and more popular. Curious about what you can do in Nusa Penida? Here are some of the best activities and attractions
1) Kelingking Beach
Honestly, this is one of the most beautiful and impressive scenic spots. At Kelingking Beach, the rocks look like giant dinosaur heads when the blue waters collide violently. The moment you see the shape of the rocks, you realize that this bay is not called T-Rex Bay for nothing. Don’t expect relaxing waters or quiet sandy beaches for swimming. The beach below seems incredibly beautiful, but it’s best not to go that far because it might be dangerous, and the sea is too rough to swim. Despite this, Kelingking is definitely worth a visit. The nature here is very rugged and the views are spectacular. You can also buy fresh and tasty coconuts at the restaurant. The roads in Nusa Penida are still not very good, with potholes in many places and many careless scooters causing accidents. Wear good shoes and remember that your clothes can get dirty!
2) Thousand Island Viewpoint (Pulau Seribu Island)
Thousand Island Viewpoint or Pulau Seribu is another viewpoint not to be missed. The ocean, the rocks, the view is truly magical. You can’t count a thousand islands at Thousand Islands Viewpoint, but you can see the most beautiful rock formations and the bright blue ocean flowing wildly between them.
3) Broken Beach
Broken Beach is another beautiful rock formation on Nusa Penida Island. A hole-like structure has been carved into the rock, which is like a natural bridge, and you can walk on it. The ocean here is incredibly blue. You cannot swim or relax, but it is a great place to walk around and take pictures. By the way, to get to Broken Beach, be prepared to be exhausted because not only is the beach broken, but there is a broken road that you must walk on to get to this beach. The road is not well maintained and very bumpy.
4) Peguyangan Falls and the Blue Staircase on Nusa Penida Island
The descent to Peguyangan Falls is reasonably comfortable, but once you climb back up, be prepared to sweat, feel the heat, and breathe heavily. Especially if you go during the hottest part of the day, it’s cumbersome to climb back up the stairs with a sarong hanging from your waist. But is it worth it? It is! Like the other places on this list, the blue staircase at Peguyangan Falls is stunning. The lower waterfall is a peculiar phenomenon; it seems to be built in a certain way, with water coming from above.
5) Nusa Penida Tree House (Luma Pohon)
Nusa Penida Treehouse, also known as Luma Pohon, is the most incredible Airbnb on the island. It is a treehouse where you can sleep with a view of the ocean, but only if you book it in time, so hurry!
6) Angel’s Billabong
Another super photogenic place. There, you will see a natural infinity pool surrounded by jagged rocks and overlooking the ocean. It is a lagoon where you can swim, but sometimes it might be prohibited because of the danger due to the tides. So, for your safety, bring your swimsuit, but also be very careful and check what other people are doing and what the ocean is like before you jump in.
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