Looking for a hidden beach with perfect white sand and turquoise waves?
Suwehan is one of the nicest beaches in Nusa Penida island, and also one of my favorite places in all of Bali.
There’s even a cool pointy rock that looks like a Christmas tree, or maybe an elf hat.
Visiting Suwehan Beach
When I first visited Suwehan in 2017, it was almost a completely unknown spot.
The hike down to the beach involved walking down a steep rocky staircase and then climbing down a sketchy vertical rope for the last section of the hike.
The rope section might be a bit unnerving for some people (and was for me), because you never know how secure it is; but hopefully the trail condition will improve soon and a better path will be added.
The hike down takes about 30 minutes and it’s exhausting, but totally worthwhile.
In late 2018, a new tree house was built at the top of the cliffs at Suwehan. You can stay the night in this tree house, but I’m still working on getting the details. Coming soon!
There’s no parking or entry fee as of 2019.
How To Get To Suwehan Beach
Suwehan Beach 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.
Warning: In August 2018, the foot path down to Suwehan was damaged in a landslide (apparently due to the Lombok earthquake), and Suwehan Beach is difficult to reach. This info is current as of April 2019. Hopefully the situation changes soon.
Day Tours To Suwehan Beach
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.