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The Amazing View of Kelingking Beach, Nusa Penida

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Kali ini kita akan share cerita perjalanan kita menjelajahi Nusa Penida, salah satu pulau di Bali yang terkenal dengan keindahan alamnya. Walaupun memang hanya setengah hari dan kami memutuskan tidak menginap, namun banyak keseruan yang kita nikmati di pulau cantik ini! Let's start with Kelingking Beach.

So, have you been or seen Kelingking Beach before? Perhaps many of you have seen the viral pictures of this unique shape rock and cliff over a stunningly beautiful beach in many Instagram account. You can also see it on my account LOL.

During our last family trip to Bali in the beginning of December, we decided to take the tour to Nusa Penida island, operated by Idola Fast Boat and chose the full-day West side tour. We visited Kelingking Beach, Broken Beach, Angel's Billabong and Crystal Bay. We had private tour with local car and guide as well. It was lovely indeed! 

Kelingking Beach has dominated the social media posts from those visiting Nusa Penida, one of the islands in Bali Tiga Nusa or Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan. Its unique landscape (some say it looks like T-rex head, some say whales), incredible view, turquoise water, crashing waves and white powdery sandy beach are some of the tempting elements that have captivated people's attention. Being here myself, I have to say it's just breathtakingly AMAZING!

We went here during the pandemic. There is a blessing in disguise when you travel around during the pandemic as it is not as crowded as it used to. I know it's not good for local business but you have to admit you do enjoy having more peaceful time at the tourists' popular spot with less people. The areas are way cleaner as well and you can actually enjoy the place fully, without having to struggle to take pictures here and there just because there are too many people flocking around.

It was good that we came rather early  to the Sanur Beach and Port where we were boarding to Nusa Penida. It was not too packed, although as it got closer to the departure time we had more and more people coming. Well, for a popular spot like Nusa Penida, I guess it was quite packed even during the pandemic. I didn't how it was before the pandemic but I guess it was way busier and more crowded. Once we arrived, we went to the designated desk, got our tickets and ID cards to board the ship. Once the boat was ready, they called all the passengers of Idola Fast boat and we 'climbed' up to the boat.  We needed to take our shoes or sandals, bring our bags and climb up to the boat which was mored slightly away from the beach. Here in Sanur port, there is no jetties or floating ramp for passengers.

getting off the boat..

We took around 40 minutes trip before arriving at Nusa Penida Island. The view along the ride is lovely indeed.  At Nusa Penida Island, we get off on the jetty at the island. I guess the harbour is called Buyuk. Once we arrived, we were welcomed by Bli Gede, our private tour guide as well as our driver with his car. And our private tour began. First stop: Kelingking Beach.

the view along the way..

It took us around 45 minutes to reach Kelingking. The road was a bit rough but we saw the beauty of the island as well. When we arrived, we stopped at the parking lot which was already packed with cars. Apparently this popular spot always has its fans. And I know exacty why. The view is simply BREATHTAKING!

so what do you think about the view?

We saw the Kelingking beach way from above. To reach the beach, we have to take the stairs down. Steep stairs indeed and a bit slippery I have to say. The stairs are not that wise and everyone who wants to go down and up again take the same stairs as it's the only way. But again, as the view is magnificent, it worth all the sweat and pain I believe LOL. 

However, we were a bit worried in the first place. People did wear mask but physical distance is a bit problematic as the area is not that spacious and the stairs you use to go down and up are steep and quite small. We took turns with people so that everyone can enjoy every spot Kelingking Beach can offer. 

Again, the stairs are steep.. I don't know how many they are but they are tough for those who are not accustomed to. It's also high and you have to be careful. It is safe enough as long as you are paying attention to your steps. The place is surrounded by cliffs with nothing hindering it. That's what makes it beautiful. 

You can go down to the beach but again the set of stairs you have to take is a lot. Going down might be manageable but going up is too problematic to me LOL. So make sure you wear the most comfortable shoes and clothes.

There are many cafes and restaurant nearby with nice food & drinks as well as clean toilets. The parking lot is big but I guess it can packed during peak season. The entrance ticket is Rp 5000,- per person for locals. The fee for our trip is Rp 350.000,- per person, all inclusive the return ticket for Nusa Penida - Sanur, 4 spots, private car & guide/driver, as well as lunch. So I guess, I will have to go back with more stories about our visit to Broken Beach, Angel’s Billabong and Crystal Bay.

Don't miss this place when you are coming to Bali!

And Nusa Penida, thank you so much for all this unforgettable trip ♥️.

WW: Sunrise Walk and Nusa Dharma Island, Nusa Dua Bali, Indonesia

Sunrise at Nusa Dua Beach, Bali
Sunrise at Sofitel Nusa Dua Bali

Waking up early in the morning to catch the sunrise and walk to Nusa Dharma Island, a near by island connected to Nusa Dua Beach, is quite an experience. 

Morning stroll at Nusa Dua Beach, Bali
strolling the beach in the morning

Morning stroll at Nusa Dua Beach, Bali

Morning stroll at Nusa Dua Beach, Bali

Morning stroll at Nusa Dua Beach, Bali

I woke up early for subuh prayer and this time, I directly went to the beach, right behind the Sofitel Nusa Dua where we stayed, to see the lovely sunrise. It was a bit clousy yet we managed to enjoy the beauty of it. We also decided to continue strolling the beach to have a little jogging. At the end of Nusa Dua beach, you will find Nusa Dharma Island, a small and clean island with temple on it. 

Nusa Dharma Island, Nusa Dua Bali
Welcome to Nusa Dharma Island

It was very peaceful in the morning as you listened to the sound of the chirping birds and the crashing waves. The sea surrounding the island is clean and inviting, although the waves were big.
Nusa Dharma Island, Nusa Dua Bali

Nusa Dharma Island, Nusa Dua Bali
do you see the birds on top of the trees?

Nusa Dharma Island, Nusa Dua Bali

The temple is quite big and looks peaceful as well. We can only see it from outside as the temple can only be entered by those who are going to pray. I am always fascinated by the temples being erected and tended here in Bali. So elaborated and artistic at the same time. There are a few statues as well with some offerings on the table, which makes Bali famous for being religiously unique and solemn.

Nusa Dharma Island, Nusa Dua Bali

Nusa Dharma Island, Nusa Dua Bali

Nusa Dharma Island, Nusa Dua Bali

Nusa Dharma Island, Nusa Dua Bali

I have made a video as well about my sunrise walk and morning beach stroll at Nusa Dua and Nusa Dharma Island in Bali. Feel free to watch it on my YouTube channel. 

So what do you think about the Nusa Dua Beach and Nusa Dharma Island? Will you stroll around the area as well? 

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WW: Sunset on the Road and Nusa Dua Bali

Talking about Bali will always bring back great memories.
Bali never fails to amaze me.

Sunset on the road..
The last time we went there, we were planning to chase the sunset at Jimbaran. But as the traffic was so unpredictable, we couldn’t make it. Nevertheless, we managed to enjoy the sunset on the road! It was beautiful!

On my way to Nusa Dua..

Well perhaps, you have heard that Bali has one of the most beautiful highway.. right on top of the ocean. So, the landscape we enjoy while driving along the highway heading to the airport, Benoa and Nusa Dua is breathtaking. Including the sunset!

Nusa Dua..snaps from my morning jog.

Meanwhile, as I stayed in Nusa Dua this time, I tried to look around the area this time, hours before I flew back to Jakarta.

Clear blue sky and the calming sound of the ocean really soothe me.

The statues..

Meanwhile, as I stayed in Nusa Dua this time, I tried to look around the area this time, hours before I flew back to Jakarta. I went to Nusa Dua beach and Nusa Dharma Island, where they have the temple and beach clubs.
Clear blue sky and the calming sound of the ocean really soothe me.

So, this will be a lovely spot to visit while you are in Bali.
And now, Happy holiday everyone..

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Wonderful Wednesday with My Purple World, Oh My Heartsie Girls and Friends

Cheers from all of us!
Here comes another week full of fun!

My kids went back to school and it was sort of a mixed feeling of excitement, craving for more holidays and happy to meet friends and teachers. We had everything ready, including the books, bags, uniforms and more.

Luckily, we managed to go back to Lampung and as promised, we took the kids to the beach and met  their cousins. We spent some time at Sari Ringgung Beach and gathered at my mom's house. It's good to meet my big family, including my cousins, nieces and nephews. It was great as we didn't plan that yet we all met at the beach! 

Before hitting the beach
I had diving trip as well and happily met the giant stingray or manta!
Watch it on my video in YouTube for my last diving trip.
You can see the huge puffer fish and giant manta there!
I was super happy as this dive showed more spots and underwater creatures that I loved so much.

So, all in all, it's been a wonderful week and we just can't wait to see what next days will bring. Wishing you all a great week ahead and join us on our weekly link party!

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