Practical information about Nusa Penida

All the practical information about Nusa Penida you need in order to organize your stay : how to get there, how to get around, itineraries, culture & history.

Now, is the perfect time to visit Nusa Penida. Because there is very few tourists and you can enjoy the most iconic places of Nusa Penida without queuing to take a photo ! You probably already know what to do in Nusa Penida : maybe scuba dive, relax on a beach, or explore some amazing places. You already read everything about the top 15 places to see in Nusa Penida. But now, you need some practical information about Nusa Penida to organize your stay. You will find in this article all you need to know about Nusa Penida to prepare your trip !

How to get to Nusa Penida?

There are now 9 fast boat companies connecting Bali and Nusa Penida daily. Therefore, you can choose between at least 12 connections everyday day. Reaching Nusa Penida takes around 30 minutes from Sanur and only 15 minutes from Kusamba. Some fast boat companies serve the port of Toyapakeh, others the port of Sampalan. The rapid test is not anymore needed so it is really easy to come to Nusa Penida.

How to get to Nusa Penida will help you choose the best port of departure in Bali and the best port of arrival in Nusa Penida. You will also find the right price for the Sanur Nusa Penida ticket and the Kusamba Nusa Penida ticket. Whether or not to book your ticket in advance. And above all, you will have all the schedules of each fast boat company. The article is regularly updated with more and more fast boat companies resuming their operations.

Get to Nusa Penida Fast Boat Toyapakeh

Disembarking in Toyapakeh

How to get around in Nusa Penida?

Are you a family of 4 and have never driven a scooter in your life ? Or a couple and you love the bike but you want to know how to rent a scooter in Nusa Penida ? You just want to know the rental prices, which are always a little higher than in Bali ? Please read our article on how to get around in Nusa Penida.

get around Nusa Penida Bali in scooter

get around in Nusa Penida in scooter

Ideas for tour and itinerary in Nusa Penida

There are many things to see and do in Nusa Penida. But if you do not have the opportunity to stay there for 15 days, you will probably want to group together the visit of several places in one of the different itineraries described. You can use two intense days to follow two of the circuits described. You only have to add a day dedicated to scuba diving and an incredible happy hour sunset and you have your mini 3-day stay organized ! To have the map of Nusa Penida below in high resolution pdf, send me an email!

Map Nusa Penida Bali

Map of Nusa Penida

Celebrations and events in Nusa Penida and Bali

There are religious ceremonies every day in Nusa Penida and Bali. It’s a fundamental part of social life in Bali. You will often see processions passing in the street. And you will often hear people say “tomorrow I can’t, I’m having a ceremony”. Certain ceremonies will have a limited impact on your trip. But others can upset all of your plans.

I always sympathize, with a hint of fun anyway, when tourists tell me that they have a flight or a return boat to Bali scheduled on Nyepi day. This is indeed absolutely impossible because on this day the airport is closed, you have to stay confined inside your room and all activity stops. There is also an equivalent holiday dedicated to the sea in Nusa Penida called Nyepi Laut.

To find out the dates of all Balinese events and their meaning, see the page dedicated to celebrations and events in Nusa Penida and Bali !

History of Bali map of Bali in 1900

The 7 kingdoms of Bali in 1900

Culture and history of Nusa Penida

The page dedicated to culture and history of Nusa Penida is a bit short, as there are not many sources. But it is exciting. And that will help you better understand the origin of Nyepi. And also why Nusa Penida has been preserved from tourism for so long, because of its bad reputation!

Any other practical information on Nusa Penida?

There is also a page dedicated to coronavirus in Nusa Penida and Bali. But if you have more questions or need more information, feel free to send me a message or post a comment!

  1. Alen V. says:

    Hello! Can i get please hi res map of Nusa Penida?
    Thank you ! Makasih !

  2. Indriana says:

    I will go to nusa penida. Im hopefully happy if you sent me the map via email. 🙏🙏🙏

  3. Sandeep says:

    Hi, How is Nusa Penida now in 2022? Crowded?

    And I would love to have the hi res map.

    Thank you!

    • Blaise says:

      Hi Sandeep,
      Nusa Penida is more busy now that borders opened again. But it is less crowded than 2019. So it is a good time to visit !

    • Blaise says:

      Hi Paul, I sent you the map through e-mail. Penida is getting busier now indeed.

  4. Kylie says:

    Hi Blaise

    Thanks for your informative website. During wet season are you able to visit most attractions or do the state of the roads cause access problems? Thx

    • Blaise says:

      Hi Kylie,
      You will be able to visit most of Nusa Penida attractions during wet season. The state of the roads will not really be an issue.
      But clearly it will be less nice to drive a scooter under heavy rain. And it would not be recommended as well to hike down to Kelingking Beach for example if its raining because the path will be slippery. Nevertheless even during wet season the rain usualy last only a few hours during the day.
      You can read more about how to get around in Nusa Penida here :

  5. Hai Blaise,

    Thanks for your informative website. I am planning to to for holiday this up coming May, can I get the pdf map please. Thank you in advance.

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