Lots of visitors to Nusa Penida know of Manta Point as a good snorkeling and diving spot where you can swim with the giant manta rays.
But what most people don’t know is that there’s also a nice cliff point that overlooks this spot, and it’s every bit as epic as any of the other cliff views in Bali!This travel guide will explain how to get there, and everything you need to know before you go!
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West Cliff Overlook
When you reach the parking area at Manta Point, the first thing you’ll see is a row of huge cliffs to the west. Be sure to head over there for a minute and admire the views.
In the distance you can see the little blue stairway for Peguyangan Falls, and even further back you can just barely make out Batu Siha Beach and Saren Cliff Point.
The temple perched on this cliff has a stunning backdrop that puts Uluwatu to shame. There’s even a path down to the beach, but we haven’t had a chance to investigate yet.
It’s an epic panorama, but there’s more to see here if you keep exploring.
Yellow Petal Temple
Walk southwest from the parking area, and you’ll stumble upon a Hindu temple made out of bright white stone, just sitting out here in the middle of nowhere.
The name is Pura Sekar Kuning, which means Yellow Petal Temple (probably named after the flowers nearby).
The temple was empty when I visited, but if you wear a sarong you can go inside and check it out.
Manta Point Overlook
If you walk around the far corner of the temple, there’s a small path near the edge that leads to the main overlook: Manta Point.
It’s a short 3 minute walk that cuts through some bushes, and you might see some monkeys along the way.
The overlook is an awesome spot where you can sit and watch the snorkeling boats come and go, and if you’re lucky you’ll see manta rays swimming down there too.
We chilled here for an hour or two, and I flew the drone over to some of the cliffs. It was peaceful and we didn’t see any people the whole time!
FREE as of 2021.
There’s no parking fee or entry fee here.
How To Get To Manta Point
Manta Point is on the south 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 is rough 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.
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Don't forget to check out my full Nusa Penida Travel Guide with free tips, maps, photos, and more.
This island is loaded with nice beaches, cliffs, caves, and snorkeling spots!
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