At the finish of our 10-days in Indonesia, we spent the final couple days on Nusa Penida, an island a quick ferry ride away from mainland Bali. Nusa Penida is nonetheless a lot in improvement, but speedily developing in recognition, a lot due to it is renowned T-Rex lookalike, Kelingking Beach and Viewpoint. Come across out almost everything you want to know about Kelingking, like how to get there, admission expenses, and much more!
How to get to Kelingking Viewpoint & Beach
Kelingking Beach is positioned on Nusa Penida island. From the major port of Sanur on Bali, you can catch a quick boat to Nusa Penida. Ticket pricing varies from 300,000-400,000 rp for one particular return ticket. The direct, quick boat requires about an hour, one particular-way, and was a excellent practical experience! No cost water, and the employees are remarkable at loading your luggage.
Kelingking is ordinarily a major cease if you are on Nusa Penida for a day tour. If you are not on an organized tour and are traveling by scooter, it is about a 1 hour drive to Kelingking Viewpoint and Beach from the port. (You can ask about and rent a scooter at the port.)
Please note that a lot of the roads on Nusa Penida are nonetheless not created, and it is a Really ROUGH ride on a scooter. Prepare for huge potholes and lots of gravel ‘roads.’ Also prepare for a sore bum.
How a lot does Kelingking expense?
Entrance to Kelingking expense 5000 rp ($.35 cents) per individual. Parking our moped was free of charge. A quick stroll from the parking lot brings you down a hill, previous a bunch of warungs (affordable mom and pop restaurants), to the renowned viewpoint.
We ate at one particular of these warungs afterwards. Practically all provided mie goreng (fried noodles) and nasi goreng (fried rice), for 15,000-25,000 rp. It is good to see that the costs are not sky higher at this well known tourist spot!
Acquiring down to Kelingking Beach
The majority of vacationers that pay a visit to Kelingking keep at the top rated of the viewpoint. Some climb a tiny techniques down the measures to get a greater image angle. This spot is drone friendly, and often there are monkeys, so hold an eye out for your belongings.
Permit for lots of time if you want to stroll down even a tiny portion of the measures, as it is very the visitors jam. The measures are steep, and there are sticks tied with each other as makeshift railings. These are not the most sturdy, so persons are pretty slow and hesitant though climbing. Not complaining – it is intelligent to be secure! Just do not anticipate to be in and out at this place.
We climbed a bit up and down the measures, and in terms of difficulty we didn’t obtain it as well challenging. It is a challenging and tiring climb if you do not often operate out although. If you are going to on an organized tour with restricted time, you most probably will not have adequate time to climb down to the beach. It is okay, we didn’t! I would enjoy to come back one particular day and pay a visit to the beach although.
Exactly where to Keep on Nusa Penida
If you are heading to Bali, I would unquestionably advocate going to Nusa Penida. A day trip is exciting, but devote a couple of days overnight if you can! The pace of the island is slower than mainland Bali, with a lot of hidden gems and wonderful, empty beaches. We stayed at Semabu Hills, one particular of the most luxurious hotel on the island! It has an remarkable infinity pool, excellent space service, spacious, free of charge shuttle to/from port…we loved it!
If you are searching for a lot significantly less crowds and do not thoughts obtaining a tiny loss on their gravel roads, you will enjoy Nusa Penida 🙂