Nusa Penida ranks as being among the three largest islands that can be found to be situated in the South-Eastern coast of Bali. The other two islands are Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan. This place comprises of a total of 200 square kilometres and although may appear small and petite, there is a lot waiting for the visitors to discover at this beautiful holiday destination. It is much larger than the other two islands and the tourist infrastructure is fast growing.
Interesting part about Nusa Penida is that it lacks abundance of natural, fresh water. Therefore, very little is grown of produced on the lands. However, basic food amenities come via means of boats. Therefore, some places charge slightly higher prices as compared to the rest of Bali. Luxury items won’t be discovered in this place as the island city prevails of being simplistic and rural by nature.
Nusa Penida only recently became the unofficial bird sanctuary for several endangered species of birds such as the Balinese Starling and other Indonesian birds. Looking at how things were panning out especially with the nearing extinction of the Balinese Starling bird, the Friends of the National Park Foundation or FNPF started an introduction program in 2004 that protected near-extinct birds. Under this program 64 birds were released into the wild. Since then, similar release bird projects have been preventing from these birds to become extinct.
When it comes to travelling in this area, there isn’t much to explore. You can catch the daily public ferry or the private speed boat. There are many quite, beautiful and sand-ful beaches that visitors can explore while they are here. Located mostly in the north and north-west coasts, these are among the best ones.