Lured by the beautiful pictures I’ve seen in social medias (again!), I finally made a day trip from Bali mainland to Nusa Penida.
Most people spend their holidays on the mainland of Bali, and yes, I will suggest you to do that if it is your first time visiting Bali.
Other than the mainland, on the eastern side of Bali you will find The Nusa Island trios: Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan, and Nusa Ceningan. Very much less crowded than the mainland, but I tell you, has one of the most beautiful pristine beaches I’ve ever seen. Pictures can’t do justice, but here’s to give you an idea:
If you have plan to Bali, please put Nusa Penida on your list. The island is a little secluded though (perfect for honeymoon or for couple trip, to be honest!). If quiet time is not your cup of tea, no worries cause you still can do a day trip from mainland Bali to here!
BOAT RIDE FROM MAINLAND TO NUSA PENIDA
To get to Nusa Penida, you have to take a boat.
Most people take the fast boat from Sanur port (30 minutes car ride from Kuta). If you use Google Maps to search Sanur port like I did, it will be a little confusing since it will show you two ports (both in Sanur area). My suggestion is to just search ‘Warung Mak Beng’ (it’s a name of famous restaurant in Sanur), cause the fast boat shops will be just few meters from there.
The price for return boat trip from Sanur to Nusa Penida is Rp 150.000,- (locals). It is available from 07.00 – 15.00. There will be a lot of boat shops along the Sanur port, just go to one of them and find the departure time that suits you. I went with boat from Dwi Manunggal. The journey from Sanur to Nusa Penida took around 45 minutes.