Last July, a buddy and I revisited one of my favorite spots in Penida — Banah Cliff Point!
The great thing about Banah is that it actually has half a dozen different view points along the cliffs, and at each view point you can walk right up to the edge of the cliff and look down at the waves crashing on the rocks.
Since Banah is on the west side of Penida, it’s also one of the best spots on the island to watch the sunset (which is why it’s sometimes called Banah Sunset Point).
Visiting Banah Cliff Point
The first time I visited Banah, I actually missed one of the main view points, which was hiding in plain site.
As you enter the parking area, take a right and you will reach a huge cliff drop with panoramic views of the Penida coastline stretching out in the distance.
This is the “sunset point” of Banah — hunker down here if you’re wanting to watch the sunset.
If you take a left and follow the cliff (carefully), then you’ll see the Banah rock, a doughnut shaped rock sticking out of the ocean. Very cool.
There is a descending concrete stairway here that you can use to walk out to the point and get your photo taken with the Banah rock in the background.
From the Banah cliffs you can usually see a bunch of tiny manta rays and speedboats floating around on the ocean below. Great stuff!
There’s no entry fee or parking fee as of 2019.
How To Get To Banah Cliff Point
Banah cliff point is on the west side of Nusa Penida island. It’s accessible by car or scooter, about 1 hour drive from the main docks and accommodation in northern Penida.
Be careful if you go by scooter because the road to Banah is one of the roughest roads in Penida, and may be dangerous in some spots if you don’t take it slow!
If you’re looking for more info on how to get to Nusa Penida island in the first place, you can find that here.
Day Tours To Banah Cliff Point
If you’re on a tight schedule or want to skip the extra steps involved in arranging your own trip to Nusa Penida, there are a number of companies that offer prearranged day trips to Penida for as low as $50 USD, complete with hotel transfer, island tour, lunch, and same day return to Bali (or Nusa Lembongan).
Where We Stayed
We stayed at Saren Villa on the north coast of Nusa Penida, and paid $19 USD for a private double room with cold A/C, hot shower, and good WiFi.
It's not the cheapest option in Penida, but that price includes free breakfast and a great location near the best restaurants! I was happy.
Prices may fluctuate from time to time, so just keep an eye out for a good deal.