Too Amazing To Describe

Nusa Penida Island is something to be experienced

 

If you’re after something a little more adventurous, Nusa Penida will reward you in spades!

Nusa Penida is part of Nusa Islands, it is the biggest of the 3. The island is absolutely beautiful and still new to tourists, it’s such a stark contrast to a lot of what you will experience on the mainland of Bali.

Nusa Penida can only be reached by fast boat. It takes one hour to get to the island. Fast boat departs from Sanur Beach.

There are two main ways to explore this amazing land, motorbike or hiring a car with a driver.

Nusa Penida is a lot more rugged and less developed (that’s great!) and has a lot more cliff edges and steep stairways. It’s all part of the adventure!

The roads are a bit bumpy, which no one can control – be prepared for a little Rock & Roll. But you’ll have stunning views of the island.

The local people – friendliness and kindness are part of their culture, which makes for a hospitable environment for tourists and expats. Moreover, the local Nusa Penida residents have an innate laid-back and relaxed islander nature to them.

Make sure you don’t miss any of the most important landmarks in West Nusa Penida like Crystal Bay, Angel Billabong, Broken Beach, and Kelingking Beach or in East Nusa Penida like Thousand Island, Nusa Penida Tree House, Atuh Beach, Cave Temple, Teletubbies Hill, and Peguyangan Waterfall.

Crystal Bay – is popular for its crystal clear blue water. It’s a the best beach on the island to chill out. You’ll find bean bags, lounge chairs and some stalls selling local dishes, snacks and cold drinks while you relax in the white sand.

Kelingking Beach – Absolutely stunning and probably one of the most famous views of the Island. From the top you get an incredible view of this land that’s totally Insta-worthy. If you’re brave enough, you can take a hike down from the top to the beach. It will take 2 hours to get down. It’s very steep so be careful where you tread!

* this part is only recommended to fit people and those with proper shoes as it’s very tricky hiking with parts that involve almost vertical climbing up and down.

Angel Billabong – is a crystal clear natural pool. You can snorkel here or just spend some time marveling at the waters where manta rays swim

*Be cautious as when the tide is high, waves crash over the edge

Broken Beach – a cliff lookout over a hole in the rock. It’s stunning to see the erosion of the rock to create this archway that influenced the name Broken Beach because this cove is not fully enclosed.

Thousand Island – here you can get some shots of the gorgeous coastline! It’s down some stairs to get to the viewpoint, but nothing too crazy. Spend a moment appreciating exactly where you are!

Tree House – a famous place on Instagram. You can stay the night here and wake up to see incredible views.

Atuh Beach – to get to this beach you will need to descend down a long flight of stairs. You are in the tropics when you are here and see the bluest water with so many different hues. There are some bars where you can rent lounge chairs and sunshades. It is amazing!

Peguyangan Waterfalls – you can only reach the location by walking down some stairs attached to a cliff. But once you get there the spot is mind blowing!

However every corner is an Instagrammer’s dream. You’ll never run out of things to do and see in Nusa Penida. You can’t ask for more, just incredible and full of good vibes!

TRAVEL TIPS

  • Best time to visit Nusa Penida is during the dry season, but it’s possible to visit all year around. I recommend to avoid weekend traveling in the island if you want to visit the island in peace.
  • Bring enough cash as most things in Nusa Penida are paid in cash. And less ATM machines here.
  • If you’re planning to stay a few nights, there are some great hotels and hostels. So you can explore and get what you need to see in this island.
  • One day is not enough to explore around the island. So you should be able to choose between west or east areas if you only have a day to go
  • Keep in your mind : Make sure your phone and camera fully charged before you’re heading there! So you won’t be regrets as you will have the memories stay with you

IT’S TIME!

Pack your bags and get ready for an adventure! An unforgettable peaceful yet adventurous experience awaits you in Nusa Penida

It was the first time but definitely not the last

As a normal human, I was nervous to ride it for the first time. It seemed like it would be easy but when I saw a giant bike right in front of me, I wasn’t sure if I’d like to do it. But then, you won’t be wanting to stop once you ride and feel the power.

Preparation before you’re going crazy!

I was going to do quad bike riding with my friends. We chose a company based in Ubud called Kuber Bali ATV.

We booked via Krisna Tours Bali as they have a special price on it. Once we made a booking (which is so easy to get confirmed by them) and on the day they picked us up from our office in the morning  as a meeting point. We met a friendly driver to take us to the location.

When we arrived, they welcomed us with a unique drink (I think it was a traditional drink and the taste was great!). After we finished the drink it was time to gear  up and go through the pre-ride safety briefing and some practice training on a nice easy track next to the camp supervised by our guide. 

And now we were ready to enjoy the ride on the dirty and muddy areas!

What to expect

It doesn’t take long to feel comfortable with the bike.

It’s an exciting and different way to enjoy Bali’s bush. Ride and explore the wonderlands of farms, rivers, jungles and waterfalls on your choice of a 1 or a 2 hour guided tour! 

We absolutely loved the thrill of cruising through beautiful scenic off-road tracks and also going full throttle around shallow rivers, past waterfalls and across muddier sections. Our guides were very thorough in making sure we were safely getting up and down the trickier bits.

We were covered in mud after 2 hours! But the mud actually added to the experience. Then back to the camp for refreshments and enjoy yummy Nasi Goreng or Mie Goreng to fill our hungry bellies for lunch. And yeah, it was included!

After that our driver was waiting for us, smiling as always, and took us back to our office.

 

Heaps of fun experience 

The quad bikes were well maintained and rider safety was a priority.

I would definitely recommend it to anyone who would want to try something new and a little out of their comfort zone. Because it was exhilaratingly!

Yaaas! Looking for an exciting new adventure? Rafting just may be what you’re looking for. This watersport is guaranteed to get the heart pumping and everybody laughing. If you’re cool enough to try this, surely it will put your stress level down.

Ayung River, located in north Ubud – Bali with luscious tropical rainforest along the river’s edge, is the most popular water activity area you could choose for rafting. You will also enjoy the scenery of waterfalls and the stone carving on the cliffs that will amaze you!

The rapid levels at Ayung River are very easy to access and it can be considered as a family friendly white water river rafting location, so you don’t need to worry if you’re a first timer to try this! Normally the guide will provide great safety equipment, a safety talk, and give you basic paddle instructions before you start rafting.

Did you know, people who think rafting is only suited for clear sky days are SURELY MISTAKEN! Rainy days can be a memorable and worthwhile experience. The rainfall naturally causes an upsurge in the river flow, making for larger rapids that are more in line with your expectations. Which is great news, right? So rainy days are not gonna ruin the day. Also, your guide always gauges the daily forecast prior to launching a tour, then they will make a decision before anything else to ensure the safety of the rafters.

Bring your family or friends for rafting! And you will have loads of fun. Experience and enjoy the rush!!!