Nusa Penida Island

Nusa Penida is an island, nusa means island, located in the southeast of Bali, which is separated by Badung Strait. Near the island there are also other small islands of Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan. Nusa Penida waters is famous for its diving areas such as contained in Penida Bay, Manta Point, Batu Meling, Batu Lumbung, Batu Abah, Toyapakeh and Malibu Point.

Toyapakeh has a stretch of reefs, and in the southern part of the bay there is a similar area of rugged bommies, rich with color and fish. Big schools of fish, sea turtles, and occasionally Mola mola (sunfish) are highlight of Toyapakeh diving. Toyapakeh is special for its pillars of coral.

While in Malibu Point is a diving site with gray reefs, reef white tips, silver-tips and numerous sharks. While Penida Bay is another anchorage, and the rocky islands have an interesting forms; something like an old resting elephant. The bay is vulnerable to swell, creating-up-and-down-currents. Then, Manta Point is a limestone rock off Pandan cafe. The swell is relatively strong.

To go to Nusa Penida can be reach by ferry from Sanur. Nusa Penida is a dry region with calcareous soil texture. Most residents work as farmers, fishermen and laborers, and others as a trader. The development of the tourism sector is still dominated in Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Penida while still underdeveloped at all, just seen snorkeling and diving activities.

In Nusa Penida, there are several attractions and recreational spots. The marine tourism is a very attractive within the tourists with beautiful coral reef and diverse species of fish.

Other tourism objects in Nusa Penida are: Puputan Klungkung Monument, Taman Sari temple, Goa Jepang, Tihingan village, Kertagosa, Kamasan tourism village, Kusamba beach, Suana, Karang Bolong, Lembongan & Jungut Batu, Atuh beach Sebila bay & Ampuak port, Lila Arsana, Nyoman Gunarsa museum, Budaga village.