Bali is not just the chaotic hustle of Denpasar or the crowds of Kuta and other tourist resorts. Arriving on the island, it's worth appreciating its natural beauty.
In this article, we have gathered the best and most incredible natural wonders of Bali. Getting to them may require a little more effort, as some are rarely visited by tourists. But the game is definitely worth the candle, as you will be in paradise on Earth!
1. Relaxing in the secret pool of Angel's Billabong.
Angel's Billabong is one of the hidden spots in Nusa Penida.
A wonderful natural pool of emerald color with crystal-clear water. Angel's Billabong is simply paradise on Earth incarnate.
The bottom of the "pool" is covered with a green carpet of algae, so you can move around it calmly without worrying about slipping.
Address: Banjar Sumpang, Desa Bunga Mekar, Nusa Penida.
How to get there: The pool is located near Pasih Uwug. Walk half a kilometer from Manta Point to the nearby reef, then descend down along the sharp coral walls.
2. Atuh Beach, Nusa Penida.
One of the most beautiful beaches on Nusa Penida is Atuh Beach on the eastern coast of the island.
A magnificent white sandy beach in the shape of a crescent. On the left, you will see the cliffs of Cape Juntil, and on the right, the island of Labuan Ampuak, with its stunning rocky peaks.
This beach is especially picturesque during low tide when the water recedes, revealing colorful corals and creating a vivid, lively backdrop for stunning photographs.
How to get there: Get to Sanur. From Sanur, boats depart several times a day to Nusa Penida. You can also reach Nusa Penida by public ferry from the Padang Bai pier.
3. Peguyangan Waterfall, Nusa Penida.
Peguyangan Waterfall on Nusa Penida is not vertically falling water like the waterfalls in the jungle of central Bali.
It is a series of short, cascading streams that flow through a steep ravine into the sea.
Over time, streams of water formed natural baths. In them you can enjoy a “natural spa” and a light massage from fast-flowing water.
To see the entire cascade, you need to go down a narrow staircase (460 steps) along the ravine wall.
This waterfall is difficult to find. Not all local residents know its location. To see Peguyangan and bathe in it, you can go on an organized tour or hire a private driver on the island who knows how to get to the waterfall.
4. High Cliff at Melasti Beach (Ungasan).
One of the most captivating beaches on the southern coast of Bali, unknown to most tourists.
But photographers know about it and take excellent pictures against the backdrop of the local picturesque high cliffs.
Please note that at Melasti Beach (Ungasan), near Tanah Lot, after rainfall, an incredible waterfall appears on the cliff. The water flows down onto the beach and into the ocean.
5. Blue Lagoon, Nusa Ceningan.
The crystal blue waters of Nusa Ceningan at the Blue Lagoon present an ideal picture of a paradise island.
Most people come to simply admire the view, but some adventurous souls and daredevils jump from the cliff into the water.
Just in this place the rock hangs like a cornice over the ocean.
You will never forget diving into the ocean from a height of 12 meters.
Unfortunately, it must be noted that during storms, waves have washed unaware tourists standing on the cliff into the ocean several times. Local authorities actively discourage cliff jumps.
The easiest way to see all the most exciting natural attractions on Nusa Penida is to book a guided tour.
Nusa Ceningan is located south of the more famous Nusa Lembongan. Boats from Bali regularly depart from Sanur Beach. From Lembongan, you can easily find a boat that will quickly take you to Nusa Ceningan.
6. Cave at Uluwatu Beach.
It's well known that Uluwatu Beach, also known as Suluban Beach, is a paradise for surfers, but besides that, there is also a natural cave here, a true wonder of nature.
The cave on Uluwatu is a secret and mystical place, reminiscent of the film "Pirates of the Caribbean".
Located directly below Uluwatu. Actually, the path to Uluwatu beach leads through a cave.
7. Pasih Uwug
This unique place, also known as "Broken Beach" or "Broken Beach," is a geological phenomenon that is one of the unique attractions on Nusa Penida.
Pasih Uwug is a natural arch created by cliffs. Once, this arch was a cave, but over time, water erosion wore away the rock, causing the cave's floor to collapse. This resulted in the arch that we see today.
Nature has created a magnificent natural pool here where you can swim while enjoying the view.
Address: Jalan Batu Nungg. Nusa Penida.
8. Road through the Tree: Bunut Bolong Tree.
In the village of Manggissari, located in the western part of Bali, there is a majestic tree known for its supernatural abilities. The tree has spread its roots on both sides of the road, forming an arch through which vehicles can pass. Couples are advised not to do so. Legend has it that newlyweds who pass under this tree soon separate.
For those who believe in this legend, another road has been paved nearby.
Address: Desa Manggissari, Pekutatan, Bali 82262, 11 km north of Denpasar-Gilimanuk road.
9. Natural pool in Tembeling forest, Nusa Penida.
The azure waters of the natural pool in the Tembeling forest are so dazzlingly blue that they seem almost unreal.
The alluring turquoise color comes from spring water that gushes out of the limestone, mixing with tidal seawater.
There are two natural pools in the Tembeling forest, both with spiritual significance for the local people - one for men and one for women.
Visitors can swim in pools surrounded by lush tropical vegetation while listening to the lively singing of birds. This natural pool is nothing short of paradise amidst the jungle.
How to get there: To reach Nusa Penida independently, take a boat from Sanur, rent a motorcycle, or go on a tour with a travel agency. Some operators offer hiking tours through the forest, with refreshing swims in the pool.