Best times to visit nusa penida are March to May (right after the rainy season) and November to April. This is because the weather is cooler and less humid.
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Kelingking Beach is one of the main attractions on the island and even if you’ve seen a thousand photos of this unique T-Rex-shaped cliff, it’s still unreal to be standing in front of it. The views are absolutely breathtaking and there’s no way you can’t take at least a few incredible shots here.
Visiting this place is easy if you book your nusa penida tour with one of the best Bali-based tours companies. They offer fast boat tickets from Sanur, hotel pickup and drop-off, lunch, and a guide who can give you some tips and info. You can find them on 12Go Asia, which makes it super convenient to compare and book the best options for you!
Most visitors to Kelingking come here to view the beautiful cliff and turquoise waters from the viewpoint, but you can also hike down to the beach. This is a difficult, but rewarding hike and you’ll get some stunning pictures of the beach from below.
Another great spot to visit on your tour of Nusa Penida is Paluang Cliff, which offers similar views to Kelingking but without the crowds. You can also see the secluded Broken Beach from here, which is an amazing circular cove with a leftover arch from the cliffs and some pretty blue water. Also, don’t miss out on the chance to see some manta rays at nearby Manta Point Overlook!
Located to the east of Kelingking Cliff is Diamond Beach, an awesome curved white sand beach hugged by rocky cliffs. This secluded spot is a must-visit on the island! The cliffs cast beautiful shadows over the beach in the afternoons. You can spend hours relaxing on the beach without any crowds.
This beach is a great alternative to the overcrowded Kelingking Cliff. It is a more relaxed location, perfect for swimming in the crystal clear water and taking stunning photos of the T-Rex shaped cliff.
The beach is also a popular spot to see manta rays! Make sure you keep your eyes peeled when walking around the bay to see if any are swimming nearby.
If you visit the beach, it is best to go early in the morning or late in the afternoon to avoid the crowds. You can also combine it with a visit to Thousand Island Viewpoint (great place to watch the sunrise!) and/or the famous but slightly overrated Rumah Pohon treehouse.
Visiting this gorgeous beach is easily done on a Nusa Penida tour from Bali! You can either book an entire tour package to get everything organized for you, or rent a scooter once you arrive in the harbor area. Just be aware that many of the roads on the island are rough and can be dangerous if you don’t have much experience driving.
There are a lot of incredible beaches on Nusa Penida. Tembeling Beach is another one that people love for its natural beauty and romantic atmosphere. Couples from across the world often come here for a romantic vacation and to enjoy the natural surroundings together.
The cliffs at Kelingking Beach are amazing, and if you’re lucky, you might see some manta rays and dolphins! They’re usually in the area when we go snorkeling, and you can also sometimes see sea turtles too.
Located on the southern side of the island, this is a really beautiful beach with stunning white sand and crystal clear water. It’s a great spot for snorkeling, and you can also find some pretty rock formations and a little cave to explore.
Tembeling Beach is a secluded beach that is also popular for its natural pools. You can swim in the water here, and there are also some great places to sit and relax in the sun.
You can also walk through the little cave that connects to the beach, and it’s a nice way to spend an afternoon on the island! Be sure to wear your snorkeling gear if you want to swim in the water here, and make sure to bring some water shoes to protect your feet from the rocks. You’ll also want to bring a towel for yourself, as you’ll be walking around the beach a lot!
Goa Giri Putri Cave Temple
Goa Giri Putri Cave Temple is one of the most impressive sights on Nusa Penida. This large temple is inside a giant limestone cave on the island’s east coast. The entrance is a narrow opening in the rock. Once you get past the tight entrance, you’ll be amazed by the massive interior of the cave.
The temple is a sacred place for Hindus and hosts religious ceremonies, but tourists are welcome to explore the cave and take in the spiritual atmosphere. The interior of the cave is awe-inspiring, with natural formations and a spiritual ambiance that’s unlike anything you’ll find anywhere else.
While you’re on the island, be sure to go snorkeling or scuba diving. The waters around Nusa Penida are home to all kinds of tropical fish and coral, including the famous manta rays and gigantic ocean sunfish (‘mola mola’).
If you don’t have your own gear, you can rent equipment from most of the tour companies on the islands. You’ll also be able to rent a scooter or motorbike from the harbor for about 100,000 IDR per day. This is a much cheaper option than hiring a driver to drive you around the island.
You’ll pay a small fee at the harbor when you arrive in Nusa Penida that gives you entrance to all three islands. This will save you the hassle of paying a separate entrance fee at each beach and attraction on the island.