With a name rightly christened as the “Island of the Gods”, Bali has certainly come a long way in the tourism front. A perfect blend of nature, culture, and adventure is what you can look forward to during your visit to the island destination of Bali. While the well-known hotspot of Bali includes the cultural Homeland of Ubud, the Surfers Paradise Kuta, and the happening heartland Seminyak we often forget to show some love to the Nusa Penida islands located off the Sanur coast in Southern Bali. What makes Nusa Penida so special anyway? Well, you have to see it to believe it. The best part about visiting these islands is that you can either visit it as a day trip or also take up an overnight stay on the island. With Pristine beaches and picturesque landscapes, Nusa Penida is a hot favourite amongst honeymooners. Read on to find out more about the hotspots of Nusa Penida.
An island is incomplete without its beaches. The Crystal Bay is a beautiful beach located on Nusa Penida island with literally crystal clear water, perfect for indulging in all kinds of water sport activities. Nusa Penida is a great Scuba Diving and snorkeling spot and you will come across some colorful coral reefs under the water of Crystal Bay. If you are not too much into water sports you can always bask under the sun at the beach of Crystal Bay.
This iconic Landmark is one of the most romantic spots in Nusa Penida. The majestic cliff at Kelingking beach caressing the coastline is one of the most Instagrammed locations and a must-visit in Nusa Penida. You will be blown away by the sheer beauty and serenity of this place. So much so that you will lose track of all time in the company of your better half at Kelingking beach.
With Bali being a cultural homeland, it is pretty obvious that the Nusa Penida Islands will equally be influenced by the Balinese traditions and culture. Delve into the divinity of temples like Pura Dalem Ped and Goa Giri Putri while witnessing the iconic Balinese architecture and the traditions. This will be a welcome change from the beachy atmosphere of Nusa Penida. Do keep in mind that the Balinese folks are extremely religious and you should wear a sarong and pay due respect to the culture followed at the temples.
No vacation is complete without shopping! An island like Nusa Penida also has some great shopping options to choose from for you. Carry home some authentic Balinese souvenirs from shops lined near the beach. You can also visit the shops nearby through motorcycle rentals available in abundance all throughout Nusa Penida and Bali itself. You can go around shopping for local produce of fruits and vegetables which will be available at extremely nominal rates and also different types of beachwear that you can use for the days you go on your beach outings.
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As mentioned earlier you can roam around all of the West and East of Nusa Penida island on a motorcycle for by hiring a private car. You can go for a refreshing swim in Angel’s Billabong which is a tidal pool or even visit the Broken Bay which is a natural pool formed by volcanic activity. In addition to this you can take up many water sport activities like Parasailing, Kayaking Snorkeling, and Scuba diving and be the first ones to explore the unexplored parts of Nusa Penida.
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The best part about visiting a new destination is undoubtedly the local food and interacting with the local people. You can try out some lip-smacking Balinese delicacies in the local restaurants at Nusa Penida while interacting with the locals. Do not miss out on tasting the Nasi Goreng and Soto Ayam, which is a must-try! The locals of Bali are extremely friendly and welcoming, who will not only give you an insight into their own culture but would also love to listen to your side of the story. You can try learning the Balinese language or learn a line or two of a traditional Balinese song. There is no better souvenir to take back home than a tinge of authentic Balinese culture that will last a lifetime.
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Do you need any more reasons to travel to Nusa Penida island? You will in fact, be thrilled to know that Bali can be visited for your honeymoon, for your bachelorette, or even with your family. A wholesome destination of this sort might not be existent in the whole world. So, plan your vacation well in advance to make the most of the Balinese experience. Good planning needs good planners, this is where trusted travel companies like Pickyourtrail come into the picture. Choose from some of the best Bali tour package right here. Start planning and happy exploring!