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Very Special Tour To Nusa Penida Bali - Nusa Penida Travel Guide

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Travel Guide To Nusa Penida Bali

Nusa Penida has a unique and very charming tourist attraction.  There are many interesting things for holiday activities that you can do on the island of Nusa Penida.  Especially on this page, I will write about a vacation guide to Nusa Penida Bali.

General Information Of Nusa Penida Island

Where is Nusa Penida Island located? Nusa Penida is a small island located southeast of the island of Bali, and is separated by the Badung Strait.

Near this island, there are 2 other small islands, namely the island of Nusa Lembongan and the island of Nusa Ceningan. The three small islands in the southeastern part of the island of Bali, have their own uniqueness and charm and are different from each other.

The three islands are included in the government area of ​​​​Klungkung Regency, Bali Province.

The meaning of the word Nusa Penida comes from the Balinese language, Nusa means island and Penida comes from two words, Ped and Ida. Ped means death and Ida means power. So Nusa Penida can mean an island that has deadly power.

Nusa Penida Island is the largest of the three islands and local people often refer to it as Nusa Gede. Big means big. While Nusa Ceningan is the smallest of the three islands. Especially for Nusa Lembongan, the most famous island for tourists, especially Australian tourists.

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Natural Conditions & Tourism Development Of Nusa Penida

The natural condition of the island of Nusa Penida consists of sloping land and hilly land surrounded by the ocean. The island has a very dry area, and the soil in this area has a high lime content. Because of this, most of the local people, choose a livelihood as seaweed farmers, as fishermen and some choose as traders.

Since the beginning of 2014, Nusa Penida tourism has grown very rapidly so that it attracts many tourists to vacation. The rapid development of tourism has made many local people of Nusa Penida change their livelihoods. Some are working in accommodation, transportation, and restaurants.

The development of the tourism sector in this area is still very slow, most tourists who vacation on the island of Nusa Penida, aim to take photos and carry out Bali water sports tourism activities such as; snorkeling and scuba diving.

The development of tourism is more rapid on the island of Nusa Lembongan, which is adjacent to this island. Most tourists who like to vacation on the island of Nusa Lembongan, are tourists who like beach tourism activities in Bali.

For now, if you are on vacation to the island of Nusa Penida, you will not find a beach club like in the Seminyak Bali tourist area.

However, the island of Nusa Penida is still worth visiting because it offers unique nature. On the island of Nusa Penida, you will find many natural scenery that is very unique if you use it as a photo background.

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Nusa Penida's tourist attraction lies in three things

  • White sand beach.
  • Beautiful view from the top of the high cliff.
  • The beauty of the underwater scenery.

Snorkeling & Scuba Dive Locations On Nusa Penida Island

The best locations for those who like to do scuba dive and snorkeling activities on the island of Nusa Penida are:
  • Malibu Point.
  • Penida Bay.
  • Melting Stone.
  • Toyapakeh.
  • Manta Point.
  • Abah Stone.
  • Granary Stone.

Travel Guide On How To Go To Nusa Penida From Bali

The island of Nusa Penida and the island of Bali are separated by the ocean. Therefore, there are two ways to get to Nusa Penida from Bali, namely by air using a helicopter or by sea using a fast boat.

If you depart from the island of Bali to go to the island of Nusa Penida, the best and cheapest way to the island of Nusa Penida is by sea. There are several places in Bali that have a departure route from Bali to Nusa Penida island by boat/fast boat. The following is a list of fast boat locations to Nusa Penida from Bali:

Go to Nusa Penida from Sanur port

The most popular location for getting a fast boat to Nusa Penida island from Bali is the coastal port of Sanur. Because at the Sanur beach port, there are many choices of fast boats from cheap to expensive ticket prices.

At the Sanur beach port, there is the option of using a fast boat as well as the option of using a traditional boat/sampan.

In addition, the location of Sanur beach is very strategic, because it is in the tourist area of ​​​​southern Bali. So if you stay in the tourist area of ​​Seminyak Bali, then to Sanur beach only a distance of 16 kilometers with an estimated travel time of 50 minutes.

Sanur Port Fast Boat Operators

There are many fast boat operators that provide sea crossing services from Bali to Nusa Penida; Such as, Maruti Express, Idola Express Sanur, Mola-Mola Express Fast Boat, Angel's Billabong Fast Cruise, and Tamarind Express Fast Boat.

Then which is the best fast boat operator to Nusa Penida. In my personal opinion, all fast boat operators in Sanur provide almost the same service, what you need to pay attention to is that the fast boat departure time will adjust to your time.

Go To Nusa Penida From Serangan Port

One of the crossing ports which is also located in the southern part of Bali is the Serangan Harbor. The location of Serangan port is close to the location of Benoa port.

Several fast boat operators at Serangan Harbor provide crossing services to Nusa Penida, such as Gili Getaway. However, most of the fast boat operators at Serangan port provide fast boat services from Bali to Gili Trawangan and to Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara.

The distance to Serangan Harbor from the tourist attractions of Kuta Bali is closer than to Sanur beach. If you depart from the Kuta beach area of ​​Bali to the Serangan port, it will take 30 minutes to travel with a distance of 14 kilometers.

Serangan Harbor for crossings is more attractive to tourists who prioritize comfort and the price of the number two fast boat ticket.

Because Serangan Harbor uses a special design for the Fast Boat port, with many port supporting facilities. Passengers when boarding a fast boat without the need for wet feet, there are restaurants, as well as a very comfortable passenger waiting room.

Things You Must Bring To Vacation At Nusa Penida

Umbrellas/Hats & Glasses. The weather on the island of Nusa Penida is hotter than the island of Bali. So, don't forget to bring a hat, sunglasses and an umbrella. It would be better, if you wear sunscreen, to avoid burning your skin due to the hot sun.

Cash. ATM facilities and places that accept credit card payments are still limited in Nusa Penida. So it's a good idea to always bring cash when on vacation in Nusa Penida Bali.

Swimwear & Goggles. Nusa Penida is very famous for its beautiful beaches, if you want to swim, then it's a good idea to remember to bring swimwear and swimming goggles. You don't need to bring snorkeling equipment with you, because there are many places that rent snorkeling equipment in Nusa Penida.

Use hiking sandals. Most of the roads in tourist attractions in Nusa Penida are still rocks, so wearing hiking sandals is the best choice for footwear. When you are at the beach wearing hiking sandals, you will not be afraid of your footwear getting wet or being exposed to beach sand.

Smartphone With Enough Data Quota. When you are on vacation in Nusa Penida, you will be very dependent on Google Maps, so make sure your data quota is sufficient.

In some areas of Nusa Penida, the internet connection will be slow or you will not get a signal. We recommend that you save the Google Nusa Penida map on your cellphone offline.