Though it was located in separated island from Bali, Nusa Penida actually belongs to Suthern Part of Bali, on Klungkung Regency to be exact. Among the 3 islands, the 2 islands are Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan, Nusa Penida is the largest island and also being mostly famous for its scuba diving spot.
Nusa Penida is also an unofficial bird sanctuary for endangered Balinese Indonesian bird species, including the critically endangered Bali Starling. Due to the lack of natural fresh water in Nusa Penida, visitors should expect higher prices than in Bali especially for food. No matter what, Nusa Penida is worth to visit. During your honeymoon trip there, we visited the hidden gems that Nusa Penida offers as following :
Pasih Uug, also famously known as Broken Beach because Pasih means broken, is the place that you may have seen often in pictures, is a huge arch that originally was a large cave that has lost its roof over time, surrounded by green grass, wide stretch of beach and the gentle sound of wave that surely will capture your heart. It took around 1 hour journey from our stay at Sampalan to go to this place.
Keep in mind that trip to Pasih Uug is steep and rocky, so if you are not familiar with this kind of terrain, you can try to hire a guide to go here. The entrance fee of IDR 5,000/motor definitely really worth the view.
Located only few meters away from Pasih Uug, Angel’s Billabong is a natural infinity pool that was actually a creek between 2 cliffs that will fill up as the tide come in. Though it is so tempting to swim on the crystal clear water, the extremely strong wave can sweep you to the ocean below. With its emerald hues and crystalline waters, the Angel’s Billabong is the epitome of stunning. And apparently, the green floors of this particular infinity pool are so comfortable to walk on (not slippery), it actually feels carpeted.
Kelingking, means pinkie finger, is a relatively untouched hidden area right behind Nusa Penida cliff around 30 minutes away from Pasih Uug and Angel’s Billabong. It did not take too much effort to go here because the road access is already paved and once we reached parking area, we can watch Kelingking Secret Point through the cliff. People said that this point looks similar to pinkie finger while some people might say it’s similar to T-rex. The white sand beach below this cliff is tempting, clean with crystal clear water.There actually was an access for us to go to the beach below, butbecause the footpath was narrow and steep we prefer not to, for our own safety, but it did not stop other visitors to go there, though.
Crystal Bay Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Nusa Penida. The crystal clear water has successfully make Crystal Bay Beach the best and favorite snorkeling and diving spot at Nusa Penida.
Located only 50 miles away from the seashore, lies a small coral island called Pura Batu Jineng. On the bottom part of this coral island, you might notice a rectangular shape similar to a door, which makes this area looks even more unique and beautiful.