General Information About Nusa Penida
Nusa Penida is a small island south east of Bali. The region is comprised of three small islands – Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Ceningan, and of course Nusa Penida which make up the Klungkung Regency district. Nusa Penida Island is quite large compared to Nusa Ceningan and Nusa Lembongan. The trio of islands can be reached by boat from Sanur, Benoa harbour, Padang Bay. Nusa Penida covers an area of 202.6km sq and has around 47.000 people who subsist largely on fishing and seaweed farming.
Nusa Penida is the most exotic of the three Nusa Islands, thanks to its collection of the beaches are mostly amazing and Spectacular scenery and natural features of cliff formations. Nusa Penida also features a very limited number of hotels and tourist features. Nevertheless, what it lacks in infrastructure, it makes up for with its unspoiled natural beauty and rare cultural highlights.
Close to Penida’s white sand beach of Crystal Bay, divers enjoy one of Bali’s best dive sites, where pristine coral reefs and Mola-Mola fish (also known as oceanic sunfish), manta rays, and, if you're really lucky, even whale sharks are some of its seasonal sights. Besides diving in Nusa Penida, You can also find great visibility for snorkelling right near the shoreline.
Tourist Destinations in Nusa Penida
Nusa Penida is the most exotic of the three Nusa Islands, thanks to its collection of the beaches are mostly amazing and Spectacular scenery and natural features of cliff formations.
There’s much you can see and do while on exotic of the three Nusa Island, including a collection of pristine beaches with coarse white sand, soaring cliff viewpoints, and sea views that can get very idyllic at sunset, overlooking the outline of Bali’s highest peak, Mount Agung, on the horizon.
Popular Destinations in Nusa Penida
Three Bali's Nusa island is really a good place to relax and explore the nature tropical, friendly inhabitants and coastal relatively untouched by tourism. Here looks like Bali thirty years ago, so the people who used to go to Bali long time ago, now is more likely to visit this small island, because it is still genuine. To help you decide to spent holiday, here we present you with a selection of the top Here we have gathered the best Things to Do in Nusa Penida :
Nusa Penida Culture
The people of Nusa Penida & Lembongan always knew they had stunning waterways, with brightly coloured corals and stunning and exotic marine life. They have been doing subsistence fishing for as long as they have been on the island but now much of that fishing is making way for a more commercial enterprise: water sport tourism. Diving, snorkeling and mangrove tours in small boats is rapidly taking over, if not already taken over, the fishing industry on the island.
Seaweed farming is evident all over the island, with many tidal areas around the area covered in the square patchwork and straight lines of the farmed seaweed. Good quality seaweed requires the fluctuating tides that flow around Nusa Lembongan, with high tides and sunshine for growth and the low tides so the farmers can race around harvesting their crop. The crop is then dried and although at times the smell is quite strong, there’s something fascinating about watching the process of seaweed plants being prised apart and spread out on tarpaulins, tables or benches to dry.
Nusa Penida Nightlife
As with restaurants, there are few independent drinking establishments. Most cafes and restaurants attached to hotels also double as bars. Nusa Lembongan is known as being very quiet for nightlife. A few beach parties are advertised around the island during high season, and there is sometimes a small monthly full moon party.
Popular Bars in Nusa Penida
Barbarella's. Mushroom Beach The new bar on the island. Open noon till late. Serving tapas, cold beer and cocktails, including the best margaritas on the island. Wifi available. Good music, too.
Blue Corner Bar On the beach north of Jungut Batu. mid-day until 22:00, Fridays open until 03:00. Bar and restaurant located on the beachfront by Blue Corner Dive Resort. Bean-bag chairs with umbrellas on the beach, WiFi, and free use of swimming pool. Sunset beach volleyball every day, Wednesday night pub trivia quiz. On Friday nights expats, the dive community and tourists party here with a beach fire and drinks until very late.
Cafe Bali, Mushroom Bay (eastern end of the bay. Usually 09:00-21:00. A great place to have a beer and watch the view back to Bali. Restaurant serving pasta and other options.
Scooby Doo Beach Bar Jungut Batu. Variable hours, but often busy 6PM-10PM. Beachside bar which is especially popular with the Australian surfing crowd. Expect cold beers, lots of chat about waves and sport on the television.