Practical information about Nusa Penida
All the practical information about Nusa Penida you need in order to organize your stay : how to get there, how to get around, itineraries, culture & history.
Now, is the perfect time to visit Nusa Penida. Because there is very few tourists. Therefore you can enjoy the most iconic places of Nusa Penida without queuing to take a photo ! You probably already know what to do in Nusa Penida : maybe scuba dive, relax on a beach, or explore some amazing places. You already read everything about the top 15 places to see in Nusa Penida. But now, you need some practical information about Nusa Penida to organize your stay. You will find in this article all you need to know about Nusa Penida to prepare your trip !
Get to Nusa Penida
There are now 9 fast boat companies connecting Bali and Nusa Penida daily and you can choose between 12 connections everyday day. Reaching Nusa Penida takes around 40 minutes from Sanur and only 15 minutes from Kusamba. The rapid test is not anymore needed.
How to get to Nusa Penida page will help you choose the best port of departure in Bali and the best port of arrival in Nusa Penida. You will also find the right price for the boat tickets. Whether or not to book your ticket in advance. And above all, you will have all the schedules of each fast boat company.
How to get to Bali
Tourists can now come and visit Bali. Indonesia has indeed canceled the coronavirus covid-19 quarantine obligation as of March 7, 2022 and has reintroduced the tourist visa on arrival in 7 indonesian airports for fully vaccinated travelers from 60 countries.
How to get to Bali page will give you the information on how to get to Bali with a tourist visa, the conditions to be met and the documents needed, the airlines that land in Bali. As well as the situation with the covid-19 coronavirus in Bali and Nusa Penida.
Where to stay in Nusa Penida
When I first came to Nusa Penida in 2015 there were only 2 hotels. It was easy to choose where to stay in Nusa Penida. Ring Sameton on the north coast of Nusa Penida, held by Indonesians. And Namaste Bungalows, near Crystal Bay, opened by French people.
Interestingly, the nationality of the owners has shaped the development of tourism on the island. The surroundings of Crystal Bay and Gamat Bay have thus become the French Corner of the island ! Where to stay in Nusa Penida page will give you the selection of my favorite places out of 450 resorts listed on Tripadvisor.
Get around Nusa Penida
Are you a family of 4 and have never driven a scooter in your life ? Or a couple and you love the bike but you want to know how to rent a scooter in Nusa Penida ? You just want to know the rental prices, which are always a little higher than in Bali ? Please read our article on how to get around in Nusa Penida.
Celebrations and events in Nusa Penida and Bali
There are religious ceremonies every day in Nusa Penida and Bali. It’s a fundamental part of social life in Bali. You will often see processions passing in the street. And you will often hear people say “tomorrow I can’t, I’m having a ceremony”. To find out the dates of all Balinese events and their meaning, see the page dedicated to celebrations and events in Nusa Penida and Bali !
History of Nusa Penida
The page dedicated to culture and history of Nusa Penida is a bit short, as there are not many sources. But it is exciting. And that will help you better understand the origin of Nyepi. And also why Nusa Penida has been preserved from tourism for so long, because of its bad reputation!
Itineraries in Nusa Penida
There are many things to see and do in Nusa Penida. But if you do not have the opportunity to stay there for 15 days, you will probably want to group together the visit of several places in one of the different itineraries described. You can use two intense days to follow two of the circuits described. You only have to add a day dedicated to scuba diving and an incredible happy hour sunset and you have your mini 3-day stay organized !
Nusa Lembongan or Nusa Penida ?
You are planing your trip to Bali and to Indonesia and you are wondering if it is best to choose Nusa Penida or Nusa Lembongan ? It all depends on what you are looking for ! Read this page about Nusa Lembongan to choose or don’t chose and explore both !
Gili islands or Nusa Penida ?
Many people ask me whether it is better to go to the Gili Islands, in front of Lombok, or to Nusa Penida. I went for the first time in the Gili Islands in 2018. I did not see the 3 islands but I saw enough to give you some indications of what I liked and what liked less.