Nusa Penida is an island southeast of Indonesia's island Bali and a district of Klungkung Regency that includes the neighbouring small island of Nusa Lembongan. The interior of Nusa Penida is hilly with a maximum altitude of 524 metres. It is drier than the nearby island of Bali. It is one of the major tourist attractions among the three Nusa islands and is rich in natural beauty.
Nusa Penida covers a wide area of diving locations, including Penida Bay, Batu Lumbung (Manta Point), Batu Meling, Batu Abah, Toya Pakeh and Malibu Point. The flow through the Lombok Strait is overall, south-tending, although the strength and direction of the tidal streams are influenced by the monsoon seasons.
How to get there?
If you’re looking for an adventurous way to tour Nusa Penida then it’s not hard to travel to Nusa Penida alone.
The ferries depart from Sanur Ferry Port.
Sanur to Nusa Penida ferries run daily from 7am, 9am, 11am, 3pm and 5pm.
The fast boat takes around 30-40 minutes and tickets cost 150,000 IDR one way or 300,000 IDR return.
Parking of scooters cost a flat rate of 2,000 IDR for the day + 10,000 IDR to leave it overnight – no matter how long your stay.
No ferries run to or from Nusa Penida after 5pm, so bare this mind when planning your trip!
Source: /https://wanderersandwarriors.com/, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/nusapenida, unsplash