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Let's Travel to Nusa Penida - The Blue Paradise Island of Bali

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Have you been to Bali? In this post I will tell you about places in Bali from different sides. As well as being famous for its beaches, Bali is synonymous with the buzzing world of nightlife with a beach club that is always vying to attract the attention of local and foreign tourists. Actually if you go to Bali with the aim of finding the nightlife, you are misplaced. We don't say it's bad, just like you look for burgers in Chinese food restaurants, yes maybe in restaurants these days, but are you kidding? Of course if you go to Bali to enjoy the natural scenery. Whether it's the beach or the mountain, a different place from what we used to live in, secluded but very beautiful. 

The enchanting natural beauty of the island of Nusa Penida, makes the island is always crowded with tourists, even now more trends and hits. Before the island of Nusa Penida developed as it is today, various facilities and facilities supporting tourism are quite difficult to find, including restaurants, but now you can find restaurants in Nusa Penida easily, as well as other supporting facilities and services such as hotels, car rental services, motorcycle rental, tour services, diving and also snorkeling in the Nusa Penida island region.

Nusa Penida

Nusa penida what and where? - The name Nusa Penida at this time may be a little foreign to tourists who vacation in Bali. Here is a little review of the island, which is famous for its mola mola icons. Nusa Penida is a small island that is part of the Klungkung Regency. with an area of ​​315 km².

Nusa penida is a subdistrict of Nusa Penida consisting of three islands namely Nusa Penida Island, Nusa Lembongan and Ceningan Island. Nusa Penida Island can be reached from four places namely via Benoa via Sanur by boat ride + 1.5 hours drive.

Geography and population

Passing Kusamba by riding in Jukung jerk takes about 1.5 hours of travel. whereas if passing Padangbai by boat ride which is about 1 hour away. Based on the results of population registration in 2008, the total population in the western region of Nusa Penida Island is 24003 inhabitants. The total population in the District of Nusa Penida 47,448 inhabitants In general, the condition of the Nusa Penida Topography is classified as gentle until hilly.

The livelihood of the population

The further south the slope is getting bumpy. Likewise, the northern part of Lembongan Island is flat land, while Ceningan Island has bumpy and hilly land conditions. The residents's livelihoods are agriculture, namely seaweed farmers and the fisheries sector, but from the early 1990's many residents turned into tourism workers such as tour guides, diving guides, boat drivers and transportation to support the tourism sector which began to develop

Nusa Penida Tourism

The tourism areas that are being developed in Nusa Penida are directed into 7 (seven) Tourism Effective Areas , namely the Lembongan, Jungutbatu, Sakti, Toyapakeh, Ped, Suana and Ceningan. That is a brief description of the small island of Nusa Penida.

Many Nusa Penida attractions are now booming on social media such as the pinkie beach and angel billabong which are favored by many foreign tourists. For tourism accommodation, it has started to be supported by the number of hotels and restaurants available. In addition to tourist activities, bus tourists also do a lot of activities, for activities that most enjoy doing in Nusa Penida are snorkeling and diving, but now developing others such as Outbound, Water sports and trekking.

Transportation in Nusa Penida

As Nusa Penida grows, transportation also develops, unlike in Gili where there are no cars, in Penida they're already have many car rental businesses, which include drivers and fuel, for buses yet there is, because the road in Nusa Penida is not so large. Now many fast boat companies have provided routes to Nusa Penida. Before going on a trip to Nusa Penida, it's a good idea to check out the following information.

Best time

Ideally from July to October. Where the waves are still friendly with a guarantee of fine weather throughout the day (information I got from the locals).

How to Get There

Take a fastboat from Sanur or a ferry from Padang Bai Harbor. I prefer to take a fastboat from Sanur, because it' closer and cheaper from the airport just buy tickets at the port of Sanur and  You are ready togo. Ticket prices range from 75 thousand Idr( Indonesian Rupiah) per person or arround 5.5 US Dollars. 

There are two choices for fastboat companies heading to Nusa Penida. First is Maruti, and the second is Dwi Manunggal. I tried both, and I recommend Maruti more, the boat is bigger and the service is more professional.


Nusa Penida is not as busy as its neighboring islands, Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan. So you don't be surprised if there are still a few lodging options there. There are only small resort class resorts that I count four, the rest are in the form of a house or homestay. Prices range from 175k Idr - 800k Idr. I stayed at Jero Rawa Homestay in an AC double room for 300k Idr. I recommend this homestay.


In this page will be packed with information on restaurant recommendations in Nusa Penida which are popular and visited a lot, according to the destination tour in the direction of a number of popular tourist attractions on the island, with the best choice menus, a number of restaurants also offer beautiful natural scenery such as when sunset arrives. Restaurants in Nusa Penida can be found in many places according to the tour destination to a number of popular tourist attractions on the island, making it easier to visit and does not take up much time when traveling. Moreover, the tour in Nusa Penida can be packaged in a short time, in a one day tour from Bali to Nusa Penida, only about 6-7 hours on the island of Nusa Penida and you can visit at least 4 natural tourist destinations and the time of visit must be efficient including the nearest restaurant and in the direction of the destination

And here are some popular restaurants in Nusa Penida that are recommended for you

1. Amok sunset Bar & Restaurant

This restaurant in Nusa Penida is the most popular choice for tourists, its location in the Gamat Bay area, the village of Sakti Nusa Penida. Amok sunset Bar & Restaurant provides a variety of menu choices such as for lunch and dinner, including various types of cocktails that you can enjoy while relaxing accompanied by beautiful and beautiful sea views. What is interesting of course in the afternoon, from this restaurant you can watch the nature of the sunset perfectly, including the natural scenery of Mount Agung on the island of Bali featuring instagramable natural scenery. While relaxing in a restaurant, or swimming accompanied by beautiful natural scenery, will certainly provide a special tourist experience.

2. Warung Jukung in Nusa Penida

Culinary hunting on the island of Nusa Penida, the choice of a popular restaurant is Warung Jukung. This restaurant is already well known by tourists who vacation on the island of Nusa Penida, including tour agents and tour drivers who recommend this restaurant as an ideal culinary tourism destination. The price of food offered at this restaurant is also more affordable. The location of this restaurant is on Batumulapan Street, Batununggul. Nusa Penida, located adjacent to the white sand beach, so while dining can enjoy the natural beauty of the blue sea with instagramable nature. A number of menu choices offered include grilled fish, burgers, french fries, pizza, fried rice and many others.

3. Warung "NG"  in Nusa Penida

This restaurant is located on the main highway of the village of Sakti Nusa Penida. As the name suggests, this place is a warung but with a class of restaurants, offering a variety of classy restaurant menus such as International, Asian and Indonesian menus, so the menu is more varied, the restaurant is simple but clean. The price offered is also the price of a stall making it an ideal dining place for those who have an economical budget. This restaurant is located on the West Nusa Penida route, so if you schedule a tour to the west with Angel’s Billabong and Broken Beach tourist destinations, you can stop by and dine at this restaurant, because the location is in the direction of the tour and nearby.

4. Secret Penida Cafe

A classy restaurant on the island of Nusa Penida, offering the best dining offer, its strategic location is on the main roadside of the Ped-Buyuk highway, Nusa Penida, so it is easily accessible when you schedule a tour to the west or a tour to the east. This restaurant on the island of Nusa Penida offers a variety of delicious menu choices from fresh ingredients to international menus. A number of menus offered at Secret Penida Cafe include Chicken Avocadi Salad, Penida Power Salad, couscous salad and various other types including various coffee drinks and juices. Currently this restaurant is the best recommendation of the tripadvisor version.

5. Warung Lonto Nusa Penida

Enjoy culinary tours in Nusa Penida with special food offerings with delicious flavors, then you can choose Lonto stalls as a place to eat, be it breakfast or lunch which is usually the destination for tourists to stop by while on a tour in the island of Nusa Penida. Its location in Batununggul Nuas Penida. This restaurant is easily accessible and is on the main route of the Nusa Penida tour route, so that it is always crowded with visitors. Warung Lonto always maintains quality and quality including service from friendly staff, so this restaurant is quite recommended and gets more positive reviews. In this restaurant also provided a vegeterian food menu.

6. Warung Jukung Nusa Penida

Another popular restaurant recommendation in Nusa Penida is Warung Jukung, this restaurant has become a favorite choice while on vacation or scheduling a tour on the island of Nusa Penida. The restaurant is open from morning to night, serving a variety of menus ranging from seafood menus typical of Indonesian cuisine and also vegetarian. This restaurant is located on the seashore of Nusa Penida Island, so while dining you can enjoy the nature of the sea. Get used to these Indo-Balinese terms, so you can enjoy Bali / Penida more.

How to Wander Around Nusa Penida

The only mode of transportation that fits along the streets of Nusa Penida is only a motorbike. In Penida  the roads are to small for cars and would be troublesome if you hit the car from the opposite direction or if you want to turn behind. My advice even if you have to drive a car, it's better to hire drivers as well. Because the roads in Nusa Penida are 80% not smooth and small so rent a car with local driver and enjoy. Motorcycle rental is usually 75k Idr per day. Once in the harbor there will be many people offer this motorbike rental service.

Places in Penida

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I believe that some beautiful places in this world require effort and struggle. This place is an example, I think every traveler must go here at least once in their lives.

Prepare your camera, swimwear and sunblock and go visit the Nusa Penida tourist destination - an attractive and Instagenic small island in southeast Bali. These nine places are the proof.

1. Special View - Pasih Uug a.k.a Broken Beach
It's hard to find the right words to describe the privilege of being in a spot like this. The scenery, the coral stones, and certainly the nuances and atmosphere that are served are indeed extraordinary. Here, you can also get fun spots to take pictures and add collections to your Instagram account.
Want to swim under the reef? Very not recommended. Not only because of the sharp rocks that threaten, but also the waves are quite dangerous. However, there are also those who try to challenge death, you know!

2. Raja Ampat version of Bali - Raja Lima, Bukit Atuh
If you go to Raja Ampat it's too difficult for you, why not visit Raja Lima, Bukit Atuh, Nusa Penida? Well, there is a charming cluster of corals that can be seen from a distance. Soft white sand is also on the beach lip. You can also feel the magic here, which is watching springs at the edge of the sea that don't taste salty and never dry. Magic

3. Pool of angels - Angel’s Billabong
One of the tourist spots in Nusa Penida that is Instagramworthy!
Imagine, you can share a place with the angels to play water between sharp rocks, in the middle of a natural pool with clear water and cool scenery. It's really fun, isn't it?

4. Hit by ‘flakes’ waves - Pasih Andus a.k.a Smoky Beach
The rocky beach is indeed dangerous as a place to swim, but there is still a special attraction that you can enjoy when traveling in Nusa Penida. In Pasih Andus, aka Smoky Beach, the speed of the waves that hit the rocks gave rise to special waterblow and splashes. If you want to capture this unusual moment with a camera, it takes special techniques and angles to make it special. But guaranteed, anyone who can meet these challenges, the results will be extraordinary.

5. Paradise for lovers of diving - Crystal Bay
If you want to enjoy the underwater world of Nusa Penida, Crystal Bay is one of the recommended spots for that. One other proof of the many tourist themes in Nusa Penida.

The clear water, calm waves and beautiful coral reefs are the reasons why you should stop by this place. Diverse marine flora and fauna will also give their own color for your diving, or snorkeling experience. Crystal Bay also offers panoramic beach charm. Relax on the soft white sand, among the shady coconut trees, so fun, you know!

6. Hidden beach with white sand - Kelingking Beach
There is an extraordinary beautiful view hidden behind steep and sturdy cliffs in Nusa Penida. From the top of the hill, you can see the rocky solid rock. But if you look closely, underneath there is a white sandy beach with an extraordinary natural feel. The combination of blue sea water, white beach sand and green, black and white coral stones makes the eyes spoiled with their beauty.

7. Chasing stingrays - Manta Bay
Nothing wrong with enjoying the underwater world when traveling in Nusa Penida because you will get a special experience, including chasing stingrays (manta). In Manta Bay, which is located not far from Kelingking beach, you can dive accompanied by Manta rays, which are known to be very friendly and like to play among the divers.

8. Suwehan Beach
On Suwehan Beach, the shape of the mountains is evident in the form of rocks. Standing firmly in front of the white sand of Suwehan Beach, the mountain called Batu Jineng has become the most sought-after spot for shapethe iconic thing.

9. Cool hilly landscape - Teletubbies Hill
The tourist spots in Nusa Penida are not just beaches, coral and sea. There are also cool hills because of the unusual landscape.

enough for this story, immediately make plans and preparations for an excursion to Nusa Penida.
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