2 Day Itinerary For Exploring Nusa Penida: The Golden Egg of Bali – For wanderlusts, to be able to explore brand new touristy islands that still have its natural beauty is an excitement. Bali has trio nusas located in the southeast part of Bali that awaits to explore. They are Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan, and Nusa Ceningan.
Nusa Penida is the biggest island among the other two. Though it’s the biggest, Nusa Penida has undeveloped infrastructures, and poor signals, but has the most beautiful hidden-gems I would say.
This time, I want to share my 2-day itinerary exploring Nusa Penida, Bali and explain each destination separately to provide information in details.
Ready to explore Nusa Penida? Here’s My Itinerary for 2 Days One Night on Nusa Penida, Bali
Head to Sanur Beach early in the morning. It takes approximately 40 minutes from Sanur Beach to Nusa Penida by Dwi Manunggal fast boat and costs IDR100,000 per each.
On the first day, we decided to explore the western part of Nusa Penida as the destinations are near to our hotel and the port. We explored the island with a help of a motorbike tour.
I really recommend you to explore this island with the help of some tour guide. This island is still untouched, undeveloped, big, and wild. It’s gonna worth your time and money!
Stay at Coco Resort Penida. My friends and I stayed for one night here. The hotel is one of a kind since it’s quite difficult to find a comfy hotel on Nusa Penida. Please find hotels that provide a breakfast or at least have a restaurant.
Have Lunch at Warung NG. Warung NG is placed on the roadside and surrounded by local fields. Don’t expect to get many restaurant selections because you won’t.
Explore Broken Beach (Pasih Uug). Undoubtedly, this beach offers a beautiful view of blue sea water. If you are lucky enough, you will see some stingrays and dolphins swimming.
Explore Angel’s Billabong. Angel’s Billabong is one of the most popular hidden-gems on Nusa Penida. This is a natural infinity pool with beautiful coral reefs. You can swim or at least soak up the sun. Check my experience exploring the breathtaking Angel’s Billabong!
Explore Kelingking Beach. Probably, Kelingking Beach’s picture is the most displayed picture of Nusa Penida on social media. The spectacular view of mother nature from Kelingking Beach really takes your breath away in awe!
Climb Pohon Cinta. Walking not too far away from Kelingking Secret Point, you’ll find Pohon Cinta. Visitors usually climb this dead tree to enjoy blue seascape of Nusa Penida. You can also rest for a moment around this tree.
Stop by Paluang Cliff. Actually, Paluang Cliff is a back part of Kelingking Beach. You just need to ride a motorbike for 8 minutes and can also see Banah Beach from this cliff.
Enjoy the sunset on Crystal Bay. Crystal Bay aka Nusa Penida Beach is a perfect place to enjoy the sunset. This beach is also the most crowded beach compared to the others as its location is quite near to the Nusa Penida port.
Have Breakfast at Coco Resort Penida and check out.
On the second day, we explored the eastern part of Nusa Penida by a rental car and managed to arrive at Toyapakeh Harbor at 04:00 pm to cross Nusa Lembongan.
Explore Teletubbies Hills. The reason why the hills are called Teletubbies Hills because they resemble the hills on Teletubbies movie. Teletubbies Hills are also some of the favorite destinations in the eastern part of Nusa Penida.
Explore Pulau Seribu. Pulau Seribu is also called the smaller version of Raja Ampat. Pulau Seribu means a thousand islands in Bahasa Indonesia.
Explore Raja Lima. Raja Lima is located in the same location with Pulau Seribu but with a different spot of a photo. In the area of Raja Lima, you can take pictures with a Balinese statue.
Explore Atuh Beach. This beach is probably one of the beautiful beaches on Nusa Penida but you should step down hundred of stairs to reach it. You will see a beautiful crystal clear turquoise water and smooth sands from afar. For those who have a fear of heights, better don’t try to get down as it drains a lot of energy.
Head to Toyapakeh Harbor. Make sure you should have arrived at Toyapakeh Harbor before 04:00 pm if you want to cross Nusa Lembongan. If you arrive over 04:00 pm, probably you should rent a boat by yourself and it costs you much.
It takes about 10 minutes by a fast boat from Nusa Penida to Nusa Lembongan. For domestic tourists, you should pay IDR 30,000 per each for a ticket and IDR 50,000 per each for foreign tourists.
Actually, there’s another area on Nusa Penida you should explore. It’s in the South. The destinations are Tembeling Water Springs, Seganing Waterfall, and Peguyangan Waterfall.
As I had not enough time, I just explored the above destinations and promised to come back to catch the unexplored ones.