Probably the most famous view on Nusa Penida, everybody wants that Instagram photo at Kelingking Beach. It’s best to visit here in the early morning so you don’t share the spot with too many other tourists.
To see more of this island book a tour with Withlocals! They’ll take care of everything including hotel pickup, organising a driver and taking you to all the highlights.
After your tour driver picks you up from the Sanur ferry pier, you’ll head to Kelingking Beach, an iconic spot on Nusa Penida that looks like it’s been carved by a T-Rex. The cliffs here are the highlight, but you can also walk down to the stunning Tembeling natural pool and take in the view from above.
Then, continue to Suwehan Beach and enjoy this pristine, secluded beach away from the tourist crowds. It’s a little more difficult to get here (and has a lot of stairs), but the reward is having this entire beautiful beach all to yourself.
From there, you can visit Angel’s Billabong, another gorgeous beach with epic views. This spot has been made famous by Instagram photos and is a must-see on your trip to Nusa Penida.
This is a great spot to catch a sunset and watch the seabirds fly around. It’s also a bird sanctuary, so you might be lucky enough to see some rare species, like the Bali starling.
You can also check out Goa Giri Putri Cave Temple, a Hindu temple inside of a huge limestone cave that’s open to the public. The temple is accessible by crawling through a hole in the side of the mountain, and there’s even a chance you’ll be able to watch some Hindu ceremonies while you’re here.
The eastern side of Nusa Penida is filled with natural wonders, including stunning limestone cliffs and crystal blue bays. Get awestruck by the beauty of this one-of-a-kind island and its raw, untouched environment on this full day tour from Bali. Admire the scenery at Diamond Beach, Atuh Beach, Tree House Molenteng (Rumah Pohon Molenteng), and Teletubbies Hill on this unforgettable excursion.
After a short drive from the airport, you will arrive at Toya Pakeh harbor to board a fast boat. You will then cross the brilliant blue waters to reach the tiny island of Nusa Penida and meet your local host at the pier. You will then take a comfortable transfer to your first stop, Kelingking Beach, to see the famous cliffs overlooking the sea.
From here you will walk down a beautiful staircase carved into the cliffside to enjoy some amazing views at the top and down below. Then, you will head to Broken Beach, which has a cool circular cove and leftover arch that is perfect for a relaxing swim or just some calming photos.
Just a short distance away from here you will find Angel’s Billabong, another stunning natural pool to enjoy and explore! You will then take a short drive to the viewpoint for Thousand Islands Viewpoint and also Rumah Pohon Treehouse. The good news is that a ticket you pay when you first disembark the boat at Penida will give you entrance to all three of the Nusa Islands so you won’t have to keep whipping out your wallet and paying entrance fees at each destination.
On the southern part of Nusa Penida, you will find some of the most epic coastal views. The Thousand Island viewpoint (also known as Molenteng Hill and Tree House) is a great spot to enjoy a view over the ocean and islands on the distant horizon. From there you can continue to the glistening beaches of Dimond and Atuh, where you will have plenty of time to soak up the sun and clear blue water.
A trip to Nusa Penida would not be complete without visiting the famous Kelingking Beach. This beautiful white beach is tucked into tall cliffs, creating a unique landscape that is sure to capture your imagination.
You will also want to visit the Karang Dawa Viewpoint, where you can take a moment to appreciate the beauty and serenity of this one-of-a-kind island. Traveling inland to Nusa Penida can also be rewarding, as it offers jungle viewpoints and strange hilly formations like the Teletubbies Hills.
The best way to see Nusa Penida is by scooter, and there are many rental shops near the harbours. Make sure to rent your scooter from a reputable company and bring plenty of spare parts and gas, as the roads on Nusa Penida are often bumpy and challenging. You should also bring snorkeling gear, as the waters around the coast of Nusa Penida are full of colourful coral and fish.
If you have an extra day or two on your nusa penida tour it’s a good idea to book a snorkeling trip out to Manta Point. This is one of the few places on the island where you can swim with giant manta rays in their natural habitat.
You can either take this excursion as a standalone day or combine it with your west, east, or south itinerary options. The main reason people do this is to enjoy an incredible sunrise over the ocean from a unique cliff-top spot. It’s a very special experience and you can sleep in a treehouse if you want to!
The other major attraction here is the incredible Kelingking cliff, which has the shape of a T-Rex sticking out over the water. It’s a very famous photo spot and the view is truly mesmerizing! You can also hike down to the beach at the bottom, which is a bit of a workout and a little scary.
After Kelingking, head down the road towards Angel’s Billabong and Broken Beach. These are both incredibly beautiful beaches with crystal clear water and some of the best scenery on Nusa Penida. On the way, make sure you stop at the viewpoint spot that overlooks Diamond Beach from an alternate angle, which is one of my favorite spots on the island!