Diamond Beach Nusa Penida is one of the most amazing beaches I have ever been to and it’s not to be missed during your visit to the island.
Featuring a glistening white sand beach surrounded by verdant cliffs and turquoise water, Diamond Beach is a hard-to-beat destination.
I have put together this complete guide including how to get there, how much it costs, the best time to visit, and what to expect when you arrive.
WHERE IS DIAMOND BEACH NUSA PENIDA?
Diamond Beach can be found on the far most eastern point of Nusa Penida Island.
HOW TO GET TO DIAMOND BEACH BALI
The easiest way to get here is by scooter.
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.
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.
I also highly recommend purchasing travel insurance, especially when riding on the roads in Asia. Safety first!
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.
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Sunrise at the 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 that 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 such as Diamond Beach Penida, Atuh 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.
Book Now → Nusa Penida East Tour
Diamond Beach Nusa Penida
ARRIVING AT DIAMOND BEACH
When you arrive at the parking lot, you will have to pay a small entrance fee of 10,000 IDR to the parking lot attendant sitting in his booth before making your way down the stairs to the beach.
The chalky-white stairway happens to be one of the most Instagrammed locations on the island, and it’s easy to see why.
It only takes around ten minutes to get down to the shoreline, though the stairs are quite narrow so please be careful and take your time on your descent.
The stairway to the beach
WHAT TO EXPECT AT DIAMOND BEACH
I must admit, it’s a precarious walk down the rocky staircase on the side of the cliffs, but totally worth it as soon as you dip your toes into the soft sands at the bottom.
There are two beach areas; one has vivid green mossy rocks and tidal rock pools but unfortunately quite of bit of trash was washed up on the sand here when my friends and I visited.
The other area features a long stretch of glistening white sand, coconut palm trees, small caves, and it’s a much more suitable spot for swimming.
A small warung resides down on the beach where you can purchase cold refreshments and local dishes such as mie goreng and nasi goreng for as little as $3.
You can also have a turn on the Diamond Beach Nusa Penida swing which is strung up between two coconut palms down by the beach.
I guarantee you will be in complete awe at the beauty that Diamond Beach Bali has to offer and if you manage to have the entire beach to yourself, it’ll make the experience one to remember.
Sunbaking on the sand
Beach all to ourselves
There are a few small caves to explore at the foot of the cliffs. I crawled inside one of the caves to get a quick photo and enjoyed a different perspective of the beach.
My friend Camilla perused the shoreline and found two handfuls of beautiful seashells. Some were as large as my palm and in perfect condition.
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Before we continued our adventures on the island, my friends and I went for a swim in the turquoise waters and I can honestly say I did not want to get out.
I could have chilled on this beach for days. It was a great spot for a dip to cool off after the sweaty hike down the stairs.
An aerial perspective
A small cave on the beach
Swimming in the turquoise waters
Warung at Nusa Penida Diamond Beach
WHERE TO NEXT?
Nusa Penida Island offers a mecca of awesome adventures and locations that will leave you jaw-dropped and gasping with excitement around every corner of the island!
Click on the links below to discover more awesome things to do in Nusa Penida.
- Kelingking Beach
- Angel’s Billabong
- Crystal Bay
- Manta Point
- Banah Cliffs
- Atuh Beach
- Rumah Pohon Tree House
- Peguyangan Waterfall
- Goa Giri Putri Cave
- Teletubbies Hill
- Tembeling Beach
WHERE TO STAY IN NUSA PENIDA
Nusa Penida has hundreds of accommodations to choose from, so I have narrowed it down to a few of the best places to stay in Nusa Penida to fit the needs of budget backpackers, luxury travelers, and everyone in between.
See this list of accommodations in Nusa Penida that I personally recommend:
Luxury: Pandawa Beach Resort & Spa
This amazing beachfront 5-star resort is centrally located in Nusa Penida. 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.
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.
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.
FOR ALL OTHER PLACES TO STAY, SEE MY COMPLETE GUIDE ON WHERE TO STAY IN NUSA PENIDA
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WHAT TO PACK FOR BALI
When visiting Bali, here is a list of items I highly recommend bringing with you;
- Sunscreen – the Balinese sun is very strong, so make sure to pack some high-quality sunscreen.
- Quick-dry travel towel – the most compact and lightweight towel for traveling.
- Reusable water bottle – stay hydrated by bringing along a reusable water bottle.
- Backpack – The Nomatic 30L Travel Pack is the ultimate backpack for everyday adventures.
If you’re interested in taking awesome photos and videos on your travels, this is the camera gear that I use and recommend;
- GoPro HERO10 – the most popular camera on the planet for action-packed adventures.
- Canon EOS R – perfect for traveling, this is the most affordable, compact camera on the market.
- DJI Mini 3 Pro – take your photos and videos to new heights with this user-friendly drone camera.
MORE BALI TRAVEL GUIDES
- Nusa Penida Guide: Things To Do In Nusa Penida
- Nusa Lembongan Guide: Things To Do In Lembongan
- Nusa Ceningan Guide: Things To Do In Nusa Ceningan
- Bali Travel Guide: 2 Week Bali Itinerary
- Bali Waterfalls Guide: Best Bali Waterfalls
- Bali Beaches Guide: Best Beaches In Uluwatu
TRAVEL RESOURCES FOR YOUR NEXT TRIP
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