Getting to Nusa Penida from Bali is easy, on Giliferries.com you can compare prices and book the best boat operators. All our Nusa Penida fast boat partners operate multiple daily boat trips from Sanur to Nusa Penida. Instant confirmation and e-tickets directly in your mailbox. To view the departure schedules, times, hotel pickup & drop information and policies, visit the profile page of each boat operator running to Nusa Penida:
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The boat trip from Sanur to Nusa Penida takes approximately 30 minutes, depending on the weather and tide.
Most boat operators depart from Sanur beach since this is the fastest route to Penida island. Prices may vary from 15 usd to 25 usd depending on the operator and season. Unlike other websites offering fast boat tickets, our prices ALWAYS include Free pickup service in Bali (terms apply) unless stated differently.
Check-In time is 15 minutes before departure. In case you arrange your own transport to the departure point you will find the exact departure point on your e-ticket. There is no hotel shuttle service included on arrival at Nusa Penida, but most hotels on Nusa Penida offer pickup, please contact your hotel to arrange this.
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Nusa Penida is one of the three islands South-East of Indonesia’s island Bali and belongs to the district of Klungkung Regency, which includes the neighboring small islands of Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan. Nusa Penida is separated from Bali by the Badung Strait. The land of Nusa Penida is hilly with stunning cliffs overlooking the ocean.
Fun fact to know: Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan and Ceningan islands are a bird sanctuary. The island communities have traditional Balinese village regulations to create the sanctuary.
Nusa Penida can easily be reached by fast boat, it takes approx between 30 and 45 minutes from Bali’s mainland. Most fast boats depart from Serangan or Sanur.
Nusa Penida is all about exploring its great nature and amazing coastline. For one who is looking for great Instagram photo spots, you are at the right place. You will find truly stunning cliff views and beaches. Nusa Penida is also home to a wide variety of popular dive sites. We have summed up some of the most popular activities below.
Crystal Bay is the name of a secluded cove with a 200 meter stretch of white sand beach, located on the west coast of Nusa Penida island. Crystal Bay is quite isolated but luckily has good road access. Apart from its beautiful beach and its ‘castaway’ scenery, the bay is well known as one of Nusa Penida’s best snorkeling and dive sites. The waters are swimmable during calmer tides and most of the time it will live up to its name and you will find crystal clear waters with visibility up to 30 meters.
It is not uncommon to spot manta rays from the cliffs but for those who want to get up close and personal with these gentle giants, you can book a snorkel trip anywhere around the island. The boat will bring you to manta bay where you possible can snorkel with manta rays. Spotting manta rays are not guaranteed so you need to be in luck, even if you don’t spot any manta rays you will be amazed by the beautiful scenery of the coastline.
If you are looking for instagrammable spot on Nusa Penida or just an absolutely amazing scenery, Kelingking beach view will not disappoint. The dinosaur shaped rock formations leaping out of the ocean will even wow the seasoned traveler. For those who want to explore the white sand beach down below can adventure on a 45 minutes (one way) hike on a steep staircase to heaven.
Auth Beach, or known to the locals as Pantai Atuh, is a hidden beach on the South-East coast of Nusa Penida island. Magnificent green cliffs are the backdrop for the white sand beach, surrounded by limestone rock formations. The beach itself is accessible by a stairway. The spectacular view makes the beach a perfect place for relaxing. Be Careful since the waters aren’t always safe to swim due to currents and swell.
For those who want to explore the island on their own can rent a motorbike at one of the many shops. This will give u the freedom to visit all the amazing places on Nusa Penida on your own, without having to hire a driver. The average cost of renting a bike is around 50.000 rupiah per day ($5), depending on the type of bike and rental period. Petrol is available at the many shops you'll find at the side of the road, petrol prices can differ per day but on average it cost around 8 to 9.000 rupiah a liter. Make sure you have a valid international drivers license and always wear a helmet.