One of the best-kept secrets of Bali is Nusa Penida. This picturesque island is located to the South East of Bali. It is a good spot for beach tourism. Though its infrastructure is still in its formative stages, Nusa has natural beauty and cultural aspects that are awesome. It beauty includes the breathtaking coastal cliffs. You can get to experience these and much more through Nusa Penida Tours.
If you are the kind of traveler who loves to see sceneries of virgin, un-spoilt nature, then Nusa Penida is the place for you. Among the most spectacular places that feature in our itinerary are:
All these places offer fabulous sites and things to see. They are a great inspiration for the lovers of nature. Our tours will give you amazing tips on where you need to stay, what you need to do and the hot spots for photo sessions. Let’s have a look at what each of these highlights has to offer.
1. The Broken Beach (Pasih Uug)
Like many areas in Nusa Penida, the Broken Beach has a very peculiar shape. It is characterized by rock formations that are shaped like great arches. These arches are very prominent and can be seen from a distance.
To get to the Broken Beach, you will travel via a rugged road for 45 minutes. Motorcycle rides are favored for this. So, gear up for the bumpy ride and enjoy! On the way, you will encounter unpaved, rocky pathways, rugged terrain, and small hilly limestone arch formations.
At the end of your journey, you will be rewarded by the panoramic view of the coastline and crashing waves from the ocean. In the Indian Ocean waters, you will see huge mantas just below the surface of the water. The long-tailed macaques are also a common site. Indeed, the beautiful Broken Beach seascape
is a sight to behold!
2.The Angel’s Billabong
Angel’s Billabong is not far from Broken Beach. Actually, you can visit the two at one go. The two are quite popular for the much they have to offer.
Angel’s Billabong is much beloved as a natural infinity pool where you can swim in some of the most invigorating water in the whole of Indonesia. Before the swim, perhaps, you can have a photo session around the beautiful limestone arches that are very close to the blue ocean waters.
To take you around, you can take one of the numerous scooters that are available for hire. These are the most convenient means of transport to use around this natural environment. If your exploration starts at Angel’s Billabong, maybe the next logical place you should go to is the Broken Beach.
You can actually do a solo exploration. All the rugged pathways leading to Angel’s Billabong and the Broken Beach are marked with clear signposts. It is also quite okay for you to explore by foot. However, you need to observe a few safety measures. For example, be careful as you descend into Angel’s Billabong in high tide. The rough Indian Ocean waters can be rough and merciless. Instead, take in the beauty from the safety of the high ground. Be careful while negotiating the dangerous jagged rocks along the trails to the beach. The case is different when the tide is low. At this time, gear up to enjoy to the maximum. You can swim around the lagoon and explore the reefs without any fear.
Both the Broken Beach and Angel’s Billabong have plenty of vendors offering drinks and other refreshments. You can buy water, ice cream, beer and other refreshments that you can take as you stroll around the beaches.
3.The Kelingking Beach at Nusa Penida
This is definitely the most spectacular place in the whole of southeast Bali. It is a pure paradise with incredibly beautiful white sand. True to the unique land formations in Nusa Penida, the Kelingking Beach is formed in the shape of a large dinosaur head.
Most tourists prefer to behold the beauty of the beach from the cliff up. Getting to the 150-meter cliff is exciting. It calls for a tough 30-minute steep hike. You have to be geared for this. The hike itself offers its own form of enjoyment. Along the way, you will be able to enjoy many offering from Mother Nature.
The trip to Kelingking Beach is just as memorable. It originates from Padang Bay or Sanur Beach. From here, you take a boat to cross the ocean and land at Nusa Penida. The roads leading to the beach are still rudimentary. You will have to trek or take a motorbike ride through hard limestone and untamed nature. All these challenges provide a lot of excitement to the discerning tourist.
A group of tourists from the Czech Republic and Australia discovered the Kelingking Beach in 2003 as they were diving. The tourists were attracted to the untamed beach by the bushy and serene environment. They immediately realized that this was a prime spot as a tourist destination. Tourists get a chance to see planktons and fish. Manta rays are a common sight as they swim in
groups around the beach. Tourists also get to enjoy the many birds’ nests that are found around the Cave Beach Area.
Seen from high up on the cliff or from the air, the beach takes the shape of a short finger. But, this is only because the cliff is quite high. Once you land on the 80-meter beach itself, you will be amazed at how vast it is. The beauty is further enhanced in the months of late June to early November. At this time, the weather is very conducive for you to observe the marine life.
4. The Pohon Cinta (Tree of Love)
A dead tree at this point called the Pohon Cinta gave this tourist spot its name. The name Pohon Cinta literally means the Love Tree or Tree of Love in the local dialect. It has become o favorite tourist destination since the first tourists identified it a good spot for photography.
Initially, a dead tree used to be in this area. Tourists would stop by the tree to take photos to remember their trip. The spot was favored because of the oceanic background, the cool, windy weather and the panoramic scene. All that is left of the dead tree is a strong stem. The Tree of Love remains a popular tourist destination for photography. You may decide to arrange your trip to cover Pohon Cinta, the Broken Beach, and the Angel’s Billabong as they are in close proximity.
5. The Crystal Bay
This beach is easily accessible in Nusa Penida. It is highly recommended for its conditions that are conducive for snorkeling. It has very beautiful white sands and clear waters. It is from these waters that the bay derives its name.
Apart from enjoying the white sands and snorkeling, tourists have an array of other things they can do. A bat cave close by is a favorite spot. You can also decide to view shoals of batfish and anthias that swim around the bay every now and then. You may take a tour to the nearby Benjar Penida Beach.
The Crystal Bay is unique the world over for its amazing mola mola. These sunfish are very rare. With a few days of snorkeling during certain seasons (usually July and September), you can be sure to swim alongside them
Nusa Penida has a lot to offer to both foreign and domestic tourists. Getting to the island from Bali to the Island takes a one-hour boat ride. It is, therefore, possible to arrange a single day’s tour.
Nusa Penida is one of the greatest destinations for tourism in Indonesia. For queries on the Nusa Penida experience, do not hesitate to get in touch with us.
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