I had watched so many vlogs on Nusa Penida that it did not feel like I was visiting it for the first time. Our Nusa Penida tour was booked via Klook ( we were so overwhelmed by their services in Krabi). It was called “private Nusa Penida day tour”. On the day of the tour, we were shared the driver details. We had a personal pick up from the hotel. The driver dropped us at Sanur Harbour around 7 in the morning. The ferry to Nusa Penida could easily accommodate around 200 people. Until then we had no idea what this private tour was and how would these 200 people travel together. We were clueless. A 45 mins ferry ride led us to Nusa Penida Islands. Upon reaching we saw a local person waiting for our arrival with a placard in hand. We were extremely delighted. He was Gede, who was arranged by our tour operator. Gede had our itinerary planned for the day. A day in Nusa Penida demands a comfortable footwear and a high spf sunscreen because you have to walk a lot in this island.
Our first stop was the famous Kelingkling beach. It was a 90 mins drive from the harbour. The roads were pathetic. The hike down the beach was a difficult one and also quite time consuming. So we skipped it. Instead we tried to get the perfect shot with the beach and the famous fiord at the backdrop. Gede even climbed trees to take our photos. He then drove us to the Angels Billabong and the Broken Beach.
Angels billabong is a natural pool. The sea water trapped in this pool is emerald green in colour and it looks beautiful. It is surrounded by cliffs and rocks on either sides. As we stood there staring at the vastness of the sea, the waves hit the rocks and splashed water. It was amazing.
A stretched part of Angel’s Billabong is the Broken Beach. Obviously you can’t step into the beach. But you can sit at the cliff and stare at the far horizon. It is beautiful.
We met Nasi and Mei again for our lunch. The lunch was organised by the tour operator. It was delicious. We were extremely hungry by then. So we finished our food in no time. Our last stop for the day was Crystal bay beach.
We understood the significance of the name as soon as we stepped into the beach. The beach had small rock like structures that hit us really hard when the waves hit the shore. This beach is ideal for snorkelling. The beach was beautiful. We sat there until it was time for us to head back to the port. Gede got us to the port right on time. We could not but thank him for making our trip to Nusa Penida worthwhile.