Nusa Penida is a relatively undeveloped island south-east of mainland Bali. You won’t find the snazzy beach clubs, organic cafes or trendy restaurants here, but Nusa Penida is still worthy of a visit. It houses some of the most photogenic sights in Bali. Nusa means “island” and Penida means “priests” in Balinese. Therefore, isn’t necessary to refer to the island as “Nusa Penida Island” – it would just be redundant.
Nowadays, Nusa Penida is known mostly for Kelingking Beach, Angel’s Billabong and Broken Beach, but you can still visit temples where the dark spirit is worshipped – and kept at bay.