Where to find heaven? here’s the map —
Post spending about five days in Bali, in conversation with one of my local friends I made there, I discovered about the Island of Nusa Penida, which is the largest amongst the three Islands off the south eastern coast of Bali. Though the other two had been famous for their tourist attractions, Nusa Penida was comparatively less advanced in its tourist infrastructure.
I immediately planned my day at this Island. I was so hoed by the idea of visiting a virgin Island, and that sense of calm just alarmed me to be up by 6 in the morning. I was itching to uncover more of the traditional Balinese lifestyle. I was so whelmed by the people there, especially how they were so satisfied with their lives.
Though Nusa Penida is considered to be a part of Bali, but it feels worlds away from the hustle bustle of Kuta and Seminyak.
How to get there?
The first leg of our journey started from our villa in Seminyak to a harbour in Sanur. It was about 30 minutes of drive. The best part was a no traffic experience in Bali, after so long. The day I choose for Nusa Penida, the winds were strong, there was rain in the air and the waves were high. This wasn’t really an ideal day for visiting the Island, but my guts had no patience. Our boat literally jumped some feet above the sea after being rocked by the waves.
Angels’s Billabong and Broken beach
Roads to heaven were just like they should be – Trickyy!
though the night before I left for the Island, I very well researched about it, and I was kind of prepared to shrug my shoulders while driving from the harbour in Nusa Penida to our first destination, which was the Pasih Uug beach. Though the route was tricky, the destination was worth the work!
Upon reaching the beach, we headed towards the angel’s billabong. Just as the name says, it really was angelic. I had never seen anything that beautiful. As I walked closer, the rocks around me started to turn sharp and volcanic. Towards the edge was the infinity pool, endowing emerald green water, showered from the infinite crystal blue water beneath it.
As I sat there, I could witness a beautiful transition. The crystal clear water from the ocean upon hitting the rocks turned into froth, which upon reaching the natural infinity pool turned emerald green. It was scenic and soothing that nothing else would be able to burst your stress once this did.
As tempted as I was to dive into that pool, I was cautioned by the locals about the few of many accidents that have had happened there. Though I thought that the pool would be slimy upon walking, the seaweed just made the walk comforting. Leaving the place and heading to another was difficult, but I was equally excited to see the broken beach.
It was just a walk around this place, and took about 5 minutes for us to reach the broken beach. It is one of the most finest scene still fresh af in my memories. The winds were strong, and the walk around was breathtaking. The edge of the broken beach was such a calm place, i couldn’t spot even one human for miles, it was me, mom and dad, just perfect. It was just how heavens are in real!
After staying for a while there, as we started walking towards the car park, we spotted some dozens (literally dozen’s) of Jujube berries falling of the tree because of the winds. We picked some fresh, I just feel happy about that day.
P.S. On Si – Swimsuit – Forever21 , T-shirt – Zara, Shorts – H&M, Bag – Neverfull MM Louis Vuitton
This isn’t all about the Island of Nusa Penida. There is so much that I explored there and I can’t wait to share all that adventure that this Island had in store for us! Stay tuned and let us know how you feel about this post in the comment’s section below!