Atuh Beach On Nusa Penida Island – Travel Guide

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Atuh Beach is one of Nusa Penida’s most iconic locations, featuring a natural rock arch that stretches over crystal clear turquoise waters and a white sand beach suitable for all travelers.

I have put together this complete guide of Atuh Beach Nusa Penida including where it’s located, how much it costs, and what to expect when you arrive at this stunning paradise.

Also in this guide, I have included some useful information on where to stay on the island, the best time to visit, and other points of interest.

 

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WHERE IS ATUH BEACH?

Atuh Beach is located on the far most eastern point of Nusa Penida Island. 

Click here to see the location on Google maps.

 

HOW TO GET TO ATUH BEACH BALI?

The easiest way to get to this location is by scooter. From the main town of Toya Pakeh, it’s approximately a 45-minute drive.

There are a number of scooter rental shops dotted along the beachfront at Toya Pakeh harbor that will be able to sort you out with some wheels when you arrive on the island.

Alternatively, most accommodations will help you to organize a scooter rental for the time you plan to spend on Nusa Penida Island.

You can expect to pay around 70,000 IDR per day for a Nusa Penida scooter rental with a full tank of gas.

Be sure to get a helmet as an extra precaution for riding on the roads in Nusa Penida as they are not very well maintained with potholes and loose gravel in many areas.

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ATUH BEACH NUSA PENIDA TOUR

If you happen to be in Bali and planning to visit Nusa Penida Island, there is one tour that I can highly recommend which covers all the highlights on a full-day trip from Bali.

The Nusa Penida East Tour is the most top-rated tour with great reviews and hundreds of bookings.

This tour covers the top attractions on Nusa Penida such as Atuh Beach, Diamond Beach, Rumah Pohon Tree House, and more! With a hassle-free pick-up and drop-off from your hotel, return boat transfers from Bali, a hearty lunch, and an English-speaking guide.

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ARRIVING AT ATUH BEACH

When you arrive, there is a parking lot located at the top of the cliffs where you can safely park your scooter.

There is also a ticket booth here to pay the Atuh Beach entrance fee which is 10,000 IDR.

Pantai Atuh can be accessed from either the left-hand side or the right-hand side of the cliffs via the concrete steps that are cut into the side of the mountain.

It takes approximately 5 – 10 minutes to hike down to the shoreline.

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WHAT TO EXPECT AT ATUH BEACH

Atuh Beach is hands-down one of the most beautiful beaches on Nusa Penida Island, featuring a large cove with crystalline waters, golden sands, and fringed by a coconut palm forest.

It’s the perfect spot to go for a swim to cool off and beach bum under one of many straw umbrellas that line the shoreline.

There is also a couple of small beach cafes that line the shoreline offering fresh Indonesian cuisine, cold beers, and fresh coconuts.

You could easily spend a couple of hours down here on the beach and not get bored!

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CLIFF JUMPING AT ATUH BEACH

The natural rock arch that you can see from the shoreline, in my eyes, forms the shape of a prehistoric dinosaur of some sort that looks like it is ready for battle haha. Would you agree, or am I crazy?!

We were so curious about the formation of the natural arch so we decided to swim out to it at low tide. It was much more impressive once we were swimming through the arch, seeing its grand scale from a closer perspective.

We checked the depth of the water beneath the archway to see if it was possible to do some cliff jumping. Our guess was that it was between 3 to 4 meters deep which was plenty enough for us, so we scaled the rock arch and jumped off one by one!

The clarity of the water at Pantai Atuh is unbelievable. From the top of the arch, I spotted some large reef fish and a squid just cruising around in the water below.

After a few jumps off the rock arch, we swam back to shore, which was still deserted by the way, and ordered a local dish of Nasi Goreng for 25,000 IDR from the beach restaurant.

If you’re looking for a fun-fuelled couple of hours while exploring Nusa Penida Island, be sure not to miss this awesome location on your itinerary and I guarantee you will enjoy it just as much as we did.

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OTHER POINTS OF INTEREST

There are some other tourist spots near Atuh Beach that are definitely worth checking out during your visit to East Nusa Penida and they are Diamond Beach and the famous Rumah Pohon Tree House.

See the photos below from each of these two locations and I am sure you will recognize these spots from Instagram.

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WHERE TO STAY NEAR ATUH BEACH

Nusa Penida has hundreds of accommodations to choose from, so I have narrowed it down to a few of the best places to stay to fit the needs of budget backpackers, luxury travelers and everyone in between.

See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:

 

Luxury: Pandawa Beach Resort & Spa

This amazing beachfront 5-star resort is centrally located and close to some of the best Nusa Penida beaches. Pandawa Beach Resort offers beachfront rooms, an outdoor swimming pool, free wifi, and ocean views. The rooms have air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs, private bathrooms, and a modern interior. A continental or buffet breakfast is included for all guests.

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Mid Range: La Roja Bungalows

La Roja Bungalows is the most Instagrammable accommodation in Nusa Penida! These cute wooden bungalows sleep up to 2 people featuring spacious rooms, a private bathroom, air-conditioning, and free wifi. There is also an outdoor swimming pool, a shared lounge, and a restaurant. An à la carte breakfast is also included. Perfect place to stay for couples and friends.

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Budget: Nusa Garden Bungalow

The best budget accommodation in Nusa Penida! There are dorm rooms, double rooms, and family rooms available at Nusa Garden Bungalow at a very affordable price. These Balinese-style bungalows are fitted with a fan, mosquito net, and ensuite bathroom. Perfect for solo travelers and friends.

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FOR ALL OTHER PLACES TO STAY, SEE MY COMPLETE GUIDE ON WHERE TO STAY IN NUSA PENIDA

 

AIRBNB NUSA PENIDA

Another option for accommodation when visiting Nusa Penida is to stay in an Airbnb, which has some great deals!

Use the search box below to find all available Airbnb’s in Nusa Penida.

 

 

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FINAL THOUGHTS

I hope you enjoyed reading this article and if you have any questions, please drop me a comment below and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Happy Adventuring!

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