a Piece of Paradise that falls into Earth
1. Angel Billabong
On the southern end of Nusa Penida Island, near Pasih Uug (Broken Beach), is Angel's Billabong, a beautiful rock structure. Beautiful cliffs and virgin coasts may be seen from both locations. A walkway leads to a naturally created rock lagoon, which provides a beautiful seascape and a relaxing bathing location on the island.
It's good to be aware of Angel's Billabong.
It's a good idea to start at Broken Beach, where you may gaze out over the turquoise waves at natural limestone arches. From the beach, a trail (with signposts) leads to Angel's Billabong. If you're feeling daring, you can swim around the entire lagoon or take a dip in the rock pools.
On your visit, you'll almost certainly have this natural infinity pool to yourself, but only swim during low tide. Wearing reef shoes is also recommended because the seaweed-covered rocks can become rather slippery.
The breathtaking image of waves crashing against the jagged cliffs may still be seen from the summit during high tide.
Angel's Billabong is located about 17 kilometers southwest of Toya Pakeh, one of Nusa Penida's most important harbor towns. Renting a scooter from one of the many rental shops in the town center is the best way to get to this natural feature.
2. Broken Beach
Broken Beach is a beautiful coastline formation on Nusa Penida's southwestern tip. The location is highlighted by a steep rock arch that serves as the area's main landmark. It's also known as Pasih Uug in the local community, and it's a popular site for trip photographers and anyone looking for spectacular panoramic vistas.
You can watch the waves crash onto the beach from the Indian Ocean, and if you're lucky, you might see silhouettes of enormous manta rays near the water's surface. Grey long-tailed macaques can also be found in the nearby area.
The trek to Broken Beach is an overland journey through the steep limestone terrain of Nusa Penida. The majority of the paths are unpaved and rough. The majority of visitors rent a motorbike to get to the beach, and it takes around 2 hours to get here from Nusa Penida's northwestern tip's main harbor area.
You'll be greeted by a stunningly panoramic ocean once you get at Broken Beach.
You can combine your trip to Broken Beach with a visit to the lovely Angel's Billabong to witness other distinctive coastline features. Drinks and light refreshments are available from local merchants. Some sell beer, so you may relax on a cliff edge and enjoy the scenery while sipping a cold one.
- Crystal Bay
Crystal Bay is a secluded bay on the west coast of Nusa Penida with a 200-meter strip of sand. Despite its remote location, the bay is easily accessible due to well-maintained roads. The bay is most recognized as one of Nusa Penida's finest snorkeling and dive locations, in addition to its gorgeous palm-fringed beach.
Close to the shore and at calmer tides, the sea is safe to swim in, with crystal-clear waters (hence its name). Divers enjoy the excellent visibility, which can reach 30 meters at times.
The Coco Resort Penida is a short drive west of Crystal Bay. This is one of the island's few resorts on the western side. Locals may have a couple of parasol-shaded loungers available for rent on the dark-sand beach. On the sand, there are a few local warungs (traditional food stalls) selling snacks and cold beverages. Simply wade out from the coast to get to the best snorkeling spots.
For divers, the middle of the year is usually when pelagic species migrate, and you'll have a good chance of seeing the mysterious mola-mola (oceanic sunfish) and even manta rays. For the average beachgoer, Crystal Bay is a great place to spend a day relaxing on the sand.
The harbor is beautiful, bordered on both ends by neighboring hilltops and with the Pulau Batumelinjong islet dotting the horizon. Pura Segara Penida, a beach temple, is well worth visiting.
- Kelingking Beach
Kelingking Beach is a lonely and scenic beach in the town of Bunga Mekar on Nusa Penida Island's southwestern shore. A plant-covered limestone cliff with enormous waves slamming against it is one of the city's most attractive attractions. Kelingking is known as the T-Rex Bay of Bali because of its distinctive formation, which resembles the shape of a T-head. Rex's
Kelingking Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
Most people would be content to simply enjoy the view and take photos from a specially constructed platform, but many brave travelers want to venture down to the hidden beach. During low tide, a steep 400-meter climb leads to the lonely beach. It's a steep descent that necessitates some rock climbing, particularly on the way back up. Past visitors have put pebbles and bamboos to aid future hikers over the years. Once you've found the secluded beach, you'll almost always have it all to yourself. Swimming is feasible, however it is dependent on the tides. The beach is not patrolled by lifeguards, therefore the undercurrents can be strong.
On the descent, bring your camera and a decent pair of shoes, as well as lots of water. You can visit Kelingking Beach and Pura Paluang Temple, which is around 650 meters east, on the same day. It's one of Bali's most unusual temples because it has shrine in car’s shape.
- Atuh Beach
Pantai Atuh Beach is an isolated beach on Nusa Penida's south-eastern shore. It is surrounded by spectacular green cliffs and limestone rock formations, which add to its isolation.
Batu Melawang, Batu Abah, Batu Paon, and Bukit Jineng are four rocky outcrops that dot the seashore. Because of its distant location, the beach sees few visitors, so you'll almost certainly have the entire beach to yourself.
Highlights of Pantai Atuh Beach
Bukit Jineng is one of Pantai Atuh Beach's most spectacular outcroppings. Due to its arch-like shape sticking out into the sea, it's also known as Batu Bolong ('hollow rock' in Indonesian). A purpose-built stairway leads to the white-sand beach. If you're up for a hike, try the small trails that wind their way down a rocky cliff face.
The walk down to the beach takes approximately 30 minutes, but the scenery is well worth it, especially if you enjoy the beach. At low tide, visit Pantai Atuh Beach to discover rock pools teeming with unusual marine life. Due to severe currents and a shortage of lifeguards on the beach, swimming is not recommended.
The best method to reach to Pantai Atuh Beach is by motorcycle, which is about 28 kilometers southeast of Toya Pakeh Harbour. Near Nusa Penida's major harbor, there are numerous bike rental outlets.
6. Diamond Beach
Diamond Beach is a marine tourism attraction in Nusa Penida's tourist area, close to Atuh Beach, Raja Lima, Pulau Seribu, and Molenteng Tree House. This beach is specifically positioned on Nusa Penida's East path, which leads to Teletubbies Hill.
Because of the views of karst cliffs shaped like gems, this beach is named Diamond Beach. The cluster of blue sea water and silky white sand at Diamond Beach adds to its allure. Because the beach is hidden behind a cliff, it's no surprise that travelers refer to it as a secret paradise.
Do you have any idea? This beach was formerly only accessible from the top of the cliff. Only locals have access to the beach to begin their daily routines, such as fishing.
Then, in 2018, an access road was created to make it easier for people to get to the beach.
Local inhabitants constructed an access route in the shape of stairs leading down from the cliff wall of the hill, with a rope limit. When descending a moderately steep road for around 10-15 minutes, visitors must be extra cautious.
At the very least, you must have the energy and stamina to visit Diamond Beach. This location is not suggested for tiny children or elderly parents, especially guests with a fear of heights.
Because the seabed contour at Diamond Beach is fairly steep, it is best to swim in the area surrounding the beach. Because there is no lifeguard on duty at this beach, you must use greater caution.
Tourists can also use the beach steps as one of the Instagenic photo sites, with a blue background of sea water and beautiful granite cliffs.
Diamond Beach is best visited in the morning. If you arrive early in the morning, you will have more time to appreciate the beach's natural beauty.
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