What pops out in anyone's mind with a word Bali is : "Temples and mountains". However, Bali is not made up of just temples and mountains. I feel Bali has equal contribution of beaches and islands too.
Me and Ankita(my wife) recently visited Bali as our honeymoon trip. And we will feel ourselves lucky for choosing Bali as our honeymoon destination. Being explorers, we had no plans when we actually landed up on Bali airport. Going through the list of famous tourist attractions of Bali on Google, we found the beautiful pictures of Nusa penida islands which were enough to make us visit this place on priority. Well, we have this signature click of the view too.. that's here..
On the streets of Kuta, Bali, you can find number of tour agency shops. We chose one of the closest shop from our hotel. You might need to use your bargaining skills to make this tour pocket friendly. But its easier to get this tour in 600k IDR (which is 3k INR approximately) per person.
With booking this tour, we started in the morning 7am. Cab was already there to pick us from hotel. We had a drop to Kuta beach, from where we had to take a ferry to Nusa penida islands. It takes around 35 minutes to reach from Kuta beach to nusa penida islands by ferry.
After around 35 minutes of ferry travel, we reached, Nusa penida islands. Before we had to think "what next", we saw the driver with our name board to receive us on the ferry drop location. And the wheels started over the nusa penida islands...
Oops!!! There was a huge difference in the google pictures and the surrounding we were looking at. As we asked driver, we are not able to see the beauty of nusapenida island yet. "You'll need to wait an hour more and you don't feel leaving this place" the driver said.
Let me tell you that the roads on the island are not really too good. Some parts of the roads are not even properly made. This was the only area we found with bad roads in Bali. Well the road was making this journey little adventurous too! However, as we crossed the human crowded areas, we started feeling the beauty of this island. The roads were surrounded by dense greenery and the trees. And we already had started feeling awesome journey. It takes around couple of hours to reach first tourist spot.
And we reached the first view point. Wow the view!! It was a millions times better feeling to be there than looking at google pictures. If heaven had the sea, it would definitely have been right here at this place. This view point gives an aerial view of pink beach. To make this view little better, you need to buy things from the local shop like water bottle, biscuites, or just use paid toilet facility. And u get access to this..
Whoaa!!! Looking at this picture, you must have felt the beauty for sure. We were absolutely not feeling to leave this place but driver assured us to take to even more beautiful place now. Just an excitement....