What’s so amazing about Nusa Penida?Retno Wulandari 12 May 2016 14:42
Brilio.net - Some of you might have visited Bali dozens of times, yet the Island of God never seems to lose its. But if you want some new, more secluded adventures, you must add these beautiful hidden tourist destinations in Nusa Penida to your bucket list.
Nusa Penida Island lies in the east of Bali. You can get there by four transportation alternatives, including ferry from Padang Bai port, jukung (traditional boat) from Sanur or Kusamba port, fast boat from Padang Bai port or, if you have a bigger budget to play with, by cruise ship.
What’s so amazing about Nusa Penida? Brilio.net has compiled the top ten things to do on this unassuming island:
1. Atuh Beach
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Amazing panorama of a blue-greenish ocean, white sands, and exotic rock formations will leave you puzzled. You’ll end up capturing dozens of post-card-worthy photos without realizing your skin is burning under the sun. Atuh Beach located in Pejukutan, Nusa Penida.
2. Pasih Uug
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Also known as the Broken Bay, the charm of Pasih Uug belongs to its ‘giant pool’ formed by rounded cliff formation with an opening to the ocean that looks like an enormous gate. In the crystal clear water beneath, if you’re lucky, you may see giant sea turtles or stingrays swimming around.
3. Angel’s Billabong
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Dubbed the swimming pool of fallen angels, Angel’s Billabong is a beautiful estuary of a river where the ocean tide meets the stream. It’s a long and wide pool guarded by a pair of cliffs on each side. Its greenish-blue water is so clear and transpicuous, and you can see the rocky river bed as you swim along.
4. Forest, Beach and the Wellspring of Tembeling
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Tembeling (or Temeling) forest, beach and freshwater springs are combinations of natural tranquility and tropical wilderness. You’ll have to walk through the rainforest for about one hour before reaching the spring, but all the weariness will immediately wash away as you plunge yourself into the fresh spring water. There are separate ‘pools’ for men and women.
5. Nusa Penida Dive Sites
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Nusa Penida is a heaven for diving enthusiasts with mesmerizing underwater gardens and marine life. Some recommended spots including Toyapakeh (healthy coral reefs with hundreds of big fishes such as giant trevallies and more), Ceningan Wall (180 high enormous coral wall), Crystal Bay (mola-mola, Napoleon fish, healthy coral reefs, underwater caves, giant table corals), Manta Point (home to giant manta rays), and Temple Point (underwater temple with big Buddha statue, became a home for hundreds of fishes and corals).
6. Pura Dalem Penataran Ped
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As serene and tranquil as any other shrines in Bali, Pura Dalem Penataran Ped is located in a beautiful and secluded environment. You can see lush greeneries embellishing the shrine’s traditional architecture.
7. Nusa Ceningan Cliff Jumping
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Not far from Nusa Penida Island, adrenaline junkies are putting their life at stake on the 12 meters high cliff of Nusa Ceningan. But if you don’t have enough courage to jump freely into the roaring ocean below, you can enjoy the beautiful panorama instead.
8. Suwehan Beach
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Suwehan is a pretty yet secluded beach with fascinating natural scenery! In order to get there, you have to walk down a steep hill. Between your struggles, you will be astonished by the beauty of the surroundings: green hills fringed with coconut trees and a village shrine. Once you have arrived, you will be delighted with the white sandy beach and turquoise sea.
9. Guyangan Natural Spring
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This natural spring water is so fresh and clean, and it’s even better with the presence of the amazing surroundings. You’ll have to climb down the stairs attached to a steep cliff, but the prize is priceless. Have your relaxing time plunging in this natural spa, while the beautiful blue ocean and huge cliffs formation are displayed before you.
10. Pasih Andus
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At a glance, water blow of Pasih Andus resembles the one you’ve seen in Nusa Dua, but this one is more secluded and less travelled. You’ll see the beauty of the tropics from the top of the cliff, with the blue ocean and its restless waves and surges. All of a sudden, the outbursts of the waves hitting the rocks will bring your mind back from the sky and to the reality of this magical island.