Nusa Penida: Hidden Paradise in Bali

Nusa Penida Island in Indonesia holds a special place in my heart after my first visit in May 2015. As I explored Bali and Indonesia, I was always called to return to this stunning destination. My visits became more frequent, and before I knew it, I had spent 16 days exploring this island.

However, what keeps me coming back to Nusa Penida? Perhaps it was the unique combination of stunning natural views, world-class dive sites and friendly locals that captivated me. Or maybe it was a little magical touch that I couldn’t resist.

Now, in 2020, I have visited Nusa Penida 30 times, and each time I always find something new to love about this island. On this website, I share my adventures and discoveries, as well as practical information such as the latest boat schedules, especially the schedule from Sanur to Nusa Penida. Here, you’ll find ideas for what to do or see in Nusa Penida, as well as information about hotels on the island.

Don’t miss the opportunity to fall in love with Nusa Penida like I did. With its beauty, adventure and charming culture, this Indonesian island is a true gem waiting to be discovered.

Welcome to Nusa Penida Bali

Nusa Penida is an island to the southeast of the Indonesian island of Bali. You can reach it in just 30 minutes by speedboat from Bali. The landscape is beautiful, the dive sites are world class and the residents are very friendly. However, the island, until recently, remained a virgin for tourists.

Nusa Penida: paradise for divers

Nusa Penida is an island in the province of Bali. It has a population of about 45,000 inhabitants and covers about 200 km2. In 2010, an area of 20,057 hectares around Nusa Penida and the neighboring islands of Nusa Ceningan & Nusa Lembongan was declared a Protected Maritime Zone. The island is mostly known today for its diving spots. Nusa Penida enjoys around fifteen internationally renowned dive sites.

The seabed is home to 296 species of coral and 576 species of reef fish. But divers also come from all over the world to see manta rays, present year-round, and Mola Mola from July to October. And some people discovered they loved scuba diving after going on a dive with Manta! Warnakali dive center is a good choice to discover scuba diving, to get PADI certification or just to enjoy fun diving in safe conditions. Read this article to find out everything you wanted to know about scuba diving in Bali!