Pulau Nusa Penida
Pulau Nusa Penida
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Take a speed boat from Sanur to one of Bali’s most enchanting locations. This spectacular island is outlined by towering limestone cliffs and surrounded by azure waters. The best way to experience Nusa Penida is via a day tour, which includes hotel transfers, boat tickets, and entry fees to the island. This grants you access to top sights such as the Insta-famous Kelingking Beach, Paluang Cliff, and Crystal Bay—a popular spot for snorkeling and catching the sunset. If you have more time on your hands, rent a scooter and discover Teletubbies Hill and the Nusa Penida Treehouse. Photo ops are aplenty, so get your cameras ready. – Tripadvisor
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  • DGC10
    21 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice views but not ideal for families or people who care about safety
    It’s a small island that has beautiful views. The roads are terrible. You need a motorcycle to get around (drive at your own risk bc the roads are awful). You can also hire a driver which is what we did bc we were traveling with our children (ages 7 and 9). The speedboat to get to the island is choppy and disorganized. The island itself is dirty (trash everywhere) but has a few beautiful beaches- incredible color of water. If you’re into taking pictures, you may enjoy the views. Many beaches are not safe to swim in but are nice to overlook from the top (if that’s your thing). Example kling kling beach has many steep stairs and rough current. It was nice to see but couldn’t really venture down with kids. We took a snorkeling tour to see manta rays and turtles. We did get to see these in the water but the water was very very very rough and choppy. The tour itself felt very unsafe especially for young children. It may be good for adventurous couples who don’t mind rough waters. Overall, the water color is gorgeous but I’m not sure I would recommend the hassle of getting here and staying here. I would stay away if you’re traveling with kids or are the cautious type.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written June 29, 2023
  • Steven R
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unforgettable Experience with Bali Sun Tours to Nusa Penida
    I just had the pleasure of embarking on a trip to Nusa Penida with Bali Sun Tours, and to put it simply, it was fantastic. From the moment we departed, the team ensured we had everything we needed for an enjoyable journey. The trip was organized impeccably, and the crew's knowledge about the locations we visited was truly impressive. Snorkeling around the island was a particular highlight. The underwater scenes were a marvel to behold with vibrant coral reefs teeming with aquatic life. The equipment provided was top-notch and the guides ensured that even the least experienced among us felt safe and comfortable. The sightseeing tour was equally delightful. We had the chance to witness breathtaking landscapes and learn about the unique culture and history of Nusa Penida. The tour was paced perfectly, allowing us to soak in the stunning vistas without feeling rushed. In addition, the staff was courteous and friendly, going above and beyond to ensure our satisfaction. From a delicious lunch to a comfortable transport, every detail was taken care of. I can't recommend Bali Sun Tours enough for anyone planning a visit to Nusa Penida. Whether it's for snorkeling, sightseeing, or simply exploring this beautiful island, you'll be in excellent hands with Bali Sun Tours. The memories I've made on this trip are ones I'll cherish forever. Truly, a 5-star experience!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written July 5, 2023
  • ssbbhh
    Mumbai, India46 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a Beauty !
    This is a gem. U have to go when u visit Bali. There is a steep walk from the parking lot. Better to go with an experienced guide ..they know the best points for taking pictures. They will climb on trees too ! U can view this from the cliff . To go to the beach down..u have to climb down for 45 mins and then your way up too ! There is a tiny restaurant on the cliff...u may just buy a coffee and enjoy the view !
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written July 7, 2023
  • Saffron Laurence-Bade
    Auckland, New Zealand174 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nusa Penida is magical!
    I fell in love with this island while there last week. The landscape is breathtaking and riding the roads on a scooter being wowed by the gorgeousness of the island is something else. We stayed two nights there and I'm so glad I did this rather than a day trip, I knew from what I'd seen and read that I would love it, so decided to stay two nights. I wish I stayed more, when I go back to Bali I will definitely be staying longer on Nusa Penida. It's a magical island.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 23, 2023
  • Jebediah_Solomon
    Hong Kong, China360 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Life changing
    Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan are absolutely stunning. I have never been anywhere like this. That said I didn't actually set foot on Nusa Penida but snorkeled all around it as part of a tour. Nusa Lembongnan is a lovely and quiet island. The water is crystal clear and incredibly abundant with sea life, where we saw manta rays, amazing kinds of fish and coral as I've never seen below. Swimming on top of a manta as it glided below me was something I'll always remember. Water was a bit rough. Do not believe the other reviews here and be cautious which tour group you choose. You need to plan in advance and you need to pay for quality and to be away from the party goers and drunken hordes.
    Visited April 2023
    Written August 6, 2023
  • moyeboyyy
    Sydney, Australia3 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Travel by boat
    A lot of waiting around goes on, all car related. Slow traffic between spots, and took us hours from morning accom pickup, to finally boarding our boat from Lembongan to penida island. Do whatever you can to hire a boat and driver, to go around to all the best attractions on the island. You’ll make the most of every minute travelling by water. Trust me
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written September 25, 2023
  • Chandrani R
    69 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So close to Nature!!
    A real gem of Indonesia, this island is huge and cannot be covered in a single day. The spots are little tough to reach, but once you get there, the beauty of nature keeps you spellbound! A must visit !
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written October 7, 2023
  • holidayhoney65
    Chessington, United Kingdom1,449 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A very unexpected but fun day snorkelling on the island
    The villa where I was staying organised a guide to meet me on the island so I could swim with the manta rays. I got the fast boat across from Sunar and arrived around 9.00am in the morning. The port was very busy with drivers and name cards picking up their guests. I looked for my guide but after half an hour I realised he wasn't there to meet me. Okay, I thought I'm on my own and need to sort my own snorkelling out. Nusa Penida is not like Bali, smaller and more basic with lots of huts along the front offering tours. I went along them all and no one had availability for a me on any of the tours. About to give up I tried another hut and a lovely man helped me find a boat and got me last minute onto a three stop snorkelling trip for £15.00, he was an absolute star. We visited three reefs, they first was absolutely amazing and you got carried along by the current over the reef. The second two stops where good to but no where near as spectacular as the first, breath-taking. We then stopped an another part of the island having speed along on the speed boat taking in the sights along the way and the lovely man who had got me on the boat was there to meet me. He had arranged for a taxi to take me back to the harbour which turned out to be a moped!!! I hopped on the back and was whisked along the road back to the harbour at break neck speed, a little scary but very exciting. Before I got the fast boat back to Sunar I stopped for beer and a pizza a Murat Beach Club to enjoy the views then I headed back to Bali. I didn't see much of the island as I went to snorkel, unfortunately I didn't see any manta rays but I had a fabulous exciting and totally unexpected brilliant day. Note when you are waiting for your boat at the harbour there is no shade and if your boat is late the heat is very intense so make sure you have water.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written October 14, 2023
  • tjlovetotravel
    Singapore, Singapore149 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Private solo mixed tour of Nusa Penida
    Arrangement was made by my Bali driver - Pak Bagus who is Booking.com partner in Bali. A amazing n very reliable driver for my trip to Nusa Penida. Left hotel at 7.15 and ferry was at 8.30 am. return boat was 4pm. A driver met me after a 40 minutes boat ride from Sanur Port to Nusa Penida I chose the mixed trip covering Diamond Beach and next to the other side is Atul Beach, followed by Thousand Island Lookout , Kelingking and Palnang Cliff. It was very rush and not much time to spend going down to the beach which were all very clear and crystal clear water. You need to stay at least 2 nights to explore the beautiful beaches on Nusa Penida but a worthwhile trip though unable to see Broken beach or Angel Billabong for example. Do note SIM card are sold at airport or all over Bali, so one can easily stay connected.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written February 13, 2024
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Agnieszka
United Kingdom3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Horrendous experience on arrival to Nusa Panida. As soon as you come out of the boat, you are being chased by 100 taxi drivers! Pushing you to pay overpriced taxi fairs. For 30 min drive, they are asking 250 idr where in Bali we use to pay 50 idr. You are not allowed to use here popular applications like GoGrab, InDrive, or GoJack. Better book your taxi from your hotel. We negotiated 150 idr. It's not the best welcome, to be honest!
Written May 28, 2024
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Stay64750409274
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Day trip to nusa is there worst decision you can make if you are not here out to fomo of missing out on instagenic pics.
For all travellers who are here to travel and enjoy the nature and its beauty, don't take a day tour.

Reality of day tour: Get up in the morning, car come to pick you up for sanur port. Travel for an hour or more to reach the port. Count 1.5x time due to traffic.

Sit in the tight hole ferry for an hour before you land at the island.

Rest of the day: drive on bumpy roads, stand in line among the sea of crowd for your turn to take photos. Keep driving on the bumpy roads and then hurry back for ferry as the last ferry leaves by 4:30pm.

Absolute nightmare.

PS: I had booked through klook the day tour for 20 million IDR.
Written May 13, 2024
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Explore800502
Republic of North Macedonia11 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Too dirty, very tight roads, driving around very very long, ocean not for swimming, probably good for diving and insta photos.
Written May 11, 2024
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Shiva
New York City, NY15 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Great views but very difficult to get around and the heat and humidity was brutal. Not sure if the juice is worth the squeeze.
Written May 4, 2024
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MaryAnnDorset
Dorchester, UK358 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
We certainly weren’t ready for the experience we had yesterday on our tour of Nusa Penida. On our arrival at the port, chaos seemed the order of the day. The normal crowd waiting, taxi, bike for the day, hotel. Luckily our driver in Bali had sent a photo of us so our taxi driver so he found us….our driver Wangu was a lovely guy with a comfy car. That is one positive. After that the day was like one of my worst nightmares….. we visited some lovely locations to take a photo. Yep great, but along with the hundreds of others that needed to bring a change of dress, hat, get their friend to climb a tree, barge and practically step on you to get the perfect ‘Insta’ photo.. Call us old but it just drives us mad….that along with the terrible narrow roads, pot holes, well more like craters, it wasn’t a great experience. Every stop we visited was also surrounded by piles of plastic bottles and rubbish everywhere not even hidden or packed up. There is no denying the island has some beautiful scenic coastline, if you want to wrestle with many, many others. After our 7 hrs of being chucked around a car my head was ringing and I wished we’d relaxed by the pool. This isn’t a criticism to the driver or tour company, but whoever actually thinks this makes for an enjoyable day out are obviously living in a different world to me. The infrastructure on this island is far from capable of dealing with boat loads of visitors daily, they really need to invest in the road system and other facilities to cope with this many visitors. Each to their own, but a no from us.
Written May 3, 2024
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Paula A
4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
I have no idea why this place is an instagram hot spot. All of those young, digital-nomad types should turn their cameras around to get a reality check. 100's of people pushing to get themselves on a photo with a rock.
Way too many tourists and little in the way of infrastructure to support it. Rubbish everywhere over the ground, narrow non-existent roads, revolting toilets you have to pay for, and someone trying to hustle you on every corner. You even have to pay to get on to this island! Not worth it.
As for the snorkelling, too many boats and it's not that great.
Written April 24, 2024
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DIKA BALI DRIVER TOUR
Kuta, Indonesia623 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Business
It was an extraordinary experience to be able to visit Nusa Penida, we could see a very beautiful view of the beach, it was also good for bathing and swimming so we were very happy... thank you guys🙏🙏
Written April 16, 2024
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Blaw87
Dublin, Ireland17 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Terrible place. Absolutely filthy. No care is been given and tourist tax will just clean everything. Piling people onto boats to snorkel. 100+ in the water. And then the plastic it's just terrible.
Written March 28, 2024
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alinashasha
Singapore, Singapore10 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Honestly, I wouldn’t do it again or recommend it to any of my friends.
It feels really scamy, not at all similar to Bali. In Bali, they know what hospitality means, but in my day spent at Nusa Penida was one frustrating experience after the other.
Bad infrastructure, lots of time spent on the car, the beaches are not that impressive to be worth all the trouble but the worst is that everyone there seems dead set to get the most possible money out of you. I will never forget how i was chased away from the beach after 10 minute since ordering a coke and a coconut because that was the maximum they allowed you to stay at a table for drinks, in order to get more tourists to sit down at their tables.
It really made the entire experience memorable and not in a good way.
Don’t waste your time on this, go have a nice day in Uluwatu or around there instead
Written February 29, 2024
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Lee
Makati, Philippines10 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Worst of the worst. This island is a tourist trap. Don’t come near this place. Trust me. Save your money and spend somewhere else. Very crowded, trash everywhere, poor roads and infrastructure. I will never come back to Bali ever again. Even in Ubud, the place is traffic everywhere.
Written February 22, 2024
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