These three islands are located southeast of Bali and can be reached by boat in 30-60 minutes. They are excellent for a tranquil beach vacation and long walks. The main activities include snorkeling, diving, and surfing.
What to see and do in Penida (read this article below)
The largest island among the three. Until recently, tourism development was restricted here, so accommodations and restaurants may not be as well-established, but it also means fewer tourists. Locals are actively involved in cultivating seaweed, which is used, among other things, in cosmetics. Fishing is another significant local activity.
Infrastructure on Nusa Penida
There are Pertamina gas stations, at least two on the northern route. There are ATMs available. Mobile internet from Telkomsel works well across the entire island of Nusa Penida. However, in beach areas under cliffs, the signal reception might be poor, for example, at Atuh Beach.
What to see and do in Penida
Diving and free diving.
Around Nusa Penida, there are numerous dive sites. Divers from around the world come here to experience diving with manta rays and sunfish (season: July-September) when cold water currents attract marine life.
Map of dive sites around Penida.
You can learn freediving at Freedive Nusa school and master the art of diving into depth with breath-holding. For surfers, there are lessons available to help them feel more comfortable during wipeouts.
Crystal Bay Beach, excellent snorkeling (be careful: very strong currents possible!)
"From Crystal Bay, you can take a walk to another cool spot - Broken Beach. Well, when I say 'walk,' I'm slightly exaggerating; it turned out to be quite a trek. Through hills and jungles, we strolled for about an hour and a half, taking our time. You can also get there by bike, which should take about the same amount of time. The road takes a decent twist and is a bit rough. But since we enjoy walking, we went on foot. On the way, we stopped at some deserted beach... Broken Beach is an impressive place. The parking for bikes is paid, and the staff was puzzled for a long time about where our mopeds were, then was greatly surprised by the phrase 'Crystal Bay.' Angels Billabong is also nearby. Be sure to check it out."