Part of the spectacular Offshore Islands, Nusa Penida is a popular tourist destination for those who appreciate natural beauty and tropical weather.

Blessed with a number of beautiful beaches, this is a good place to relax and unwind for a while. People who enjoy water sports will also find plenty to do here. Scuba diving and snorkeling are popular activities and taking a boat trip is a great way to explore the area.

The island’s vibrant market places are a good place to pick up a bargain or two and find cheap and tasty meals. With plenty of accommodation to choose from, many people end up staying on Nusa Penida for several days, perhaps taking daytrips to the nearby islands of Nusa Ceningan and Nusa Lembongan.

Those who are interested in the unique culture and history of this region should pay a visit to the Museum Le Mayeur, which is a tribute to famous Belgian artist Adrien Jean Le Mayeur. The museum can be found in the home of the artist, who arrived in the area in the 1930s and married a local dancer.

Getting There & Away

When traveling to Nusa Penida, simply fly into Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport. From here it is a 20-minute bus or taxi ride to Kuta. Ferries regularly run from Kuta’s port to Nusa Penida (60 minutes). There are also connecting ferries to the other Offshore Islands as well as ports such as Sanur. From Bali’s airport you can easily connect with Jakarta, the country’s main international gateway.