5 Tips for Backpackers to Nusa Penida

Nusa Penida Travel Tips

Are you a backpacker?

Nusa Penida as the blue paradise has more than 100k visitors every year. Besides that, Nusa Penida has many beautiful beaches with a dream view you may never see.

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First time to visit Nusa Penida? Want to know about things to do in Nusa Penida? Here 5 tips for backpackers to Nusa Penida!

Start from Sanur Harbor

The Sanur Harbor (rosalina1312)

There are 4 alternatives to get Nusa Penida from Bali. The first one, you can go with Roro Ship from Padang Bai, Karangasem. You can bring many things include a motorcycle or car from Bali to Nusa Penida. But it’s quite far from Bali Airport, around 2,5 hours. You can go with the traditional ship from Kusamba, Klungkung. But it’s not recommended because it’s not quite safety you even the ticket price is cheaper. Besides that, there’s a cruise started from Benoa Harbor. It’s recommended if you want to have a luxury trip and not recommend for a backpacker.   

If you go to Nusa Penida and start from Bali Airport, better if you go to Sanur Harbor and choose a fast boat to Nusa Penida. It’s quite a safety if you go with a fast boat. The ticket price is also quite cheap. If you want more efficient, you can book your ticket at penidago.com. Don’t worry about running out of fast boat tickets because penidago.com will help the flexibility of the vacation schedule and feel easier!    

Rent a Motorcycle

Rent a motorcycle for exploring Nusa Penida (@simply.madeleine)

You can explore Nusa Penida with a car and book a driver for more comfortable. But it’s will spend your budget. Better if you rent a motorcycle and guide yourself to destinations of your choice. You might know about the east and west destinations of Nusa Penida. Don’t forget to check the travel time estimations of Nusa Penida to know about the distance of one destination to others. You can use google maps for helping you to get the destinations. But actually, you don’t need to worry because there are road markers to guide you. You also can ask local people if you confuse about the road and they’ll help you well. The price of rent a motorcycle is about IDR 70.000-200.000 and if the tank is already running out, you can full the tank at gas stations. You can refuel the tank for IDR 20.000.

Prepare Personal Equipment

Some personal equipment (@soko.style)

Because Nusa Penida is a separated island from Bali Island, the price of supplies and equipment is more expensive. Better if you prepare your personal equipment before you exploring Nusa Penida. You must prepare sunblock, sunscreen, toiletries, hat, clothes, snacks or tumbler for your equipment, and some medicines. You have to bring money cash because there are no electronic transactions and the ATM is not available in all spots. Please be well prepared for your comfort trip and minimizing your budget as a backpacker. 

Eat Local Foods or Street Foods

Tipat kuah for breakfast at Mentigi Market 

You may easily find a café or bar and resto in Nusa Penida. But sometimes the price is not so budget-friendly. To outsmart it, you can eat the best local foods in Nusa Penida. You can find it at Mentigi Market for breakfast. The price of “Tipat Kuah” is IDR 10.000. For lunch, you can eat at warung by the street. The menu is like fried rice, meatball, mixed rice, and chicken soto. The price is about IDR 10.000-50.000. For night activities in Nusa Penida, you can have dinner at the night market of Mentigi Market. As a backpacker, you have to spend your money and don’t buy snacks too often for minimizing your budget.

Stay on Cheap Accommodations

One of homestay in Nusa Penida (@warisanpenidahomestay)

Actually, you can have a one-day mix tour on Nusa Penida for minimizing your budget. But if you want to explore more, especially for sunrise and sunset spots in Nusa Penida, you have to stay overnight. You can stay at the hostel, inn, homestay, and guest house for minimizing your budget. The price of accommodations in Nusa Penida can be started from IDR 55.000. It’s a good alternative to minimize your budget as a backpacker.

find cheaps accommodations in Nusa Penida

So, that’s all 5 tips for backpackers to Nusa Penida. I hope you’ll have the best experience of exploring Nusa Penida! Don`t forget to get your fast boat ticket at penidago.com for simplifying your trip!

Prams | 25 November 2019

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