One of the nicest white sand beaches in Bali is still completely unknown to most visitors, but it’s just a short distance from some of the more popular tourist sites.
This is Puyung Beach on Penida island!
Visiting Puyung Beach
Puyung is actually the 3rd of 3 beaches in a row, separated by hills that you need to hike in order to reach them:
Puyung is still very much a hidden beach as of 2019. When I went, there were 100+ people at Crystal Bay and a handful at Pandan, but no one at all at Puyung.
If you can find it, there’s a good chance the beach will be all yours!
I love the white sand at Puyung, and the high rock walls. It’s a beautiful setting.
This beach probably won’t stay hidden for long, so enjoy it while it lasts.
There’s no entry fee here as of 2019.
How To Get To Puyung Beach
Puyung Beach is on the west side of Nusa Penida island.
You can reach it on foot from Crystal Bay, which is accessible by car or scooter with a small parking fee.
From Crystal Bay, walk south until you reach the end of the beach. You’ll find a hidden path in the trees. Follow this path over the hill for 20-30 minutes and you’ll arrive at Pandan Beach.
Proceed to the south end of Pandan Beach, and you’ll find another hidden clearing in the trees.
The entrance is a bit hard to see, since it’s hidden in the bushes (picture below).
Follow this hidden path for another 20-30 minutes as it climbs over the slope, and then you’ll arrive at Puyung Beach!
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 Nusa Penida
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.
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