Tembeling Nusa Penida is one of my favorite spots to visit on Nusa Penida Island. Featuring a number of cool things to see including pristine white sand beaches, tropical rainforests, natural lagoons, hidden caves, and cliff jumping spots.
I have put together this complete guide to Tembeling Nusa Penida including how to get there and what to expect when you arrive.
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WHERE IS TEMBELING NUSA PENIDA?
Tembeling Forest and Temebeling Beach are located on the west coast of Nusa Penida Island.
HOW TO GET HERE
The easiest way to get to Tembeling Beach Nusa Penida 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.
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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Tembeling Beach and Forest Nusa Penida
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ARRIVING AT TEMBELING NUSA PENIDA
The one-way track down to Tembeling Beach Nusa Penida from the main road is very steep and it’s recommended for experienced riders only.
If you are not confident to ride down the sketchy road, there is typically a group of local Indonesians sitting in a small hut at the turnoff for Tembeling Forest that will offer you a return ride down on the back of their motorbike for 50,000 IDR.
If you want to save money, it’s possible to walk down which takes approximately 30-minutes each way.
Surprisingly, there are no parking or any entrance fees for this location.
Tembeling Beach & Tembeling Forest
On the way down
THINGS TO DO AT TEMBELING NUSA PENIDA
SWIM IN THE BLUE LAGOON
The main attraction is the freshwater blue lagoon nestled in the Tembeling Forest. This freshwater natural pool is the perfect spot for a swim on the way down to Tembeling Beach.
CLIFF JUMPING AT THE BLUE LAGOON
There are two cliff jumping spots into the blue lagoon. One is 3 meters high and the other is 5 meters. I did a depth check of the lagoon before doing some cliff jumping and I wasn’t able to touch the bottom. My guess is that the lagoon is approximately 3 to 4 meters deep.
SECRET BEACH AND CAVES
Discover the hidden cave and secret beach just a short 2-minute walk from the blue lagoon through the Tembeling Forest. Squeeze through the crack in the rock into a cave that opens up onto a secret beach. There are hundreds of carefully crafted rock sculptures scattered across the beach on the other end of the cave.
Right before you get to Tembeling Beach there is a freshwater jacuzzi pool that the locals have creatively built on the edge of the cliffs. This is one of Nusa Penida’s best-kept secrets! Take a refreshing dip in the jacuzzi pool with incredible jungle views of the Tembeling Forest and Tembeling Beach in the distance.
Last but not least is the beautiful Tembeling Beach. There is a rocky reef on the shoreline and there a number of tidal pools to take a dip in but swimming in the waves here is definitely not recommended.
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Secret Beach and Caves
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
- Broken Beach
- Angels Billabong
- Crystal Bay
- Manta Point
- Banah Cliffs
- Atuh Beach
- Diamond Beach
- Broken Beach
- Rumah Pohon Tree House
- Peguyangan Waterfall
- Goa Giri Putri Cave
- Teletubbies Hill
Kelingking Beach Nusa Penida
WHERE TO STAY IN NUSA PENIDA
Nusa Penida Island 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 the list of accommodations below 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.
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AIRBNB NUSA PENIDA
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