Diamond Beach on Nusa Penida Island
A hidden beach, silky blue water, limestones, incredible stairway and palm trees are creating a dream destination.
Diamond Beach is a stunning hidden beach located at the bottom of a sheer cliff on the eastern tip of the island of Nusa Penida.
Diamon Beach is the next beach over from another Nusa Penida gem known as Atuh Beach.
The island of Nusa Penida has risen to fame over the last few years because of the incredible Kelingking Beach.
However, the coastline of the entire island is incredible. There are so many amazing viewpoints from the top of the towering cliffs that look down to those classic blue waters Nusa Penida is famous for.
Many of those cliffs look down on to beaches that are inaccessible and that was exactly the situation at Diamond Beach on Nusa Penida.
You would look down from the cliffs at the beautiful beach below. That was until a set of stairs were carved into the side of the cliff in quite an unbelievable fashion.
Diamond Beach on Nusa Penida island is now open to the public. The stairway only takes a few minutes to reach the bottom but provides amazing views throughout the climb up and down.
With a long stretch of white sand, palm trees, rock pools and glistening turquoise sea, Diamond Beach is the epitome of paradise, and I feel privileged to have been one of the first people to enjoy its untouched beauty.
Keep reading to find out How To Get To Diamond Beach along with everything else you need to know! But feel free to jump to any section that interests you:
- Diamond Beach Viewpoint
- Diamond Beach Address & Map
- How To Get To Diamond Beach
- Access To Diamond Beach
- What To Expect At Diamond Beach
- Best Time To Visit Diamond Beach
- Diamond Beach Entrance Fee
- About Diamond Beach
- Top 5 Best Hotels Near Diamond Beach
- Attractions Near Diamond Beach
Diamond Beach Viewpoint
The view from the top on Diamond Beach is one directly from the postcards. A stunning white beach, silky blue water, limestones, and palm trees are creating a dream destination.
Diamond Beach is without a doubt one of the things you must do on Bali. You can walk up all the way up to a small building where you find a viewpoint overlooking the beach. The viewpoint is an easy 5-minute walk from the parking area.
Kelingking Beach Address & Map
Diamond Beach located in the in the village of Pejukutan, Nusa Penida, Kelungkung regency, Bali, Indonesia.
The beach is near two other attractions on Nusa Penida that we highly recommend. Atuh Beach is to the left of Diamond Beach and Thousand Island Viewpoint is to the right.
How to Get to Diamond Beach Nusa Penida
As mentioned earlier Diamond Beach Nusa Penida is located on the east coast of the island, right next to the more famous Atuh Beach.
It takes around one hour to drive from Toya Pakeh Harbour to Diamond Beach and the best way to get there is by hiring a scooter.
These will most likely be available to rent from your hotel or guest house for about 80,000 IDR to 100,000 IDR a day.
However, due to the fast driving cars and narrow roads, we don’t recommend driving a motorbike on Nusa Penida.
So the best and safer way is to book the East Nusa Penida Island Tour from Bali Cheapest Tours which is the most reputable local tour company in Bali, which is has huge excellent reviews on TripAdvisor.
Usually the price of that tour around 60 to 80 USD per person, and which included of return hotel transfer, fast boat tickets, meals, and taxes.
And the tour itinerary will pack your trip to Diamond beach it self, Atuh beach, Thousand Island Viewpoint and Rumah Pohon "Tree House". Its mean you can take it all in one fell swoop.
Access to Diamond Beach Nusa Penida
Access to the beach wasn’t possible until late 2018. With the new stairs, carved out of the limestone, you can now get down to the beach in 20 minutes.
It is advised to only visit Diamond Beach during low tide. The sea on this side is very rough and can easily be dangerous. You can reach the beach by walk over and around the rocks.
The hardest part is actually once you make it down to the ground, where you’ll need to navigate your way through some bushes, down a stony hill and over some rocks in the sea.
Unfortunately, Diamond Beach is not made for swimming. Every wave contains a lot of coral and rocks which makes it quite painful.
If you are fast enough and go in between the waves you can have a good cool down in the sea.
Just be very careful with the current. It is a new, unknown spot and there is no help down here.
What To Expect at Diamond Beach Nusa Penida
There are two parts to Diamond Beach, one has vivid green mossy rocks and tidal rock pools but unfortunately quite of bit of trash was washed up on the sand here.
The second part of Diamond Beach Nusa Penida has glistening white sand, coconut palm trees, small caves and a more suitable spot for swimming.
The huge cliffs tower over you as you lay on the untouched sand. It is almost a little nerve-wracking being below such a huge wall of rock.
The most important rock though is the diamond shaped rock in the shallows of the water. The beach is after all named after this diamond-shaped rock I believe.
A small warung resides down on Diamond Beach Nusa Penida where you can buy cold refreshments and local dishes such as mie goreng and nasi goreng.
There is also some underlying reef and rock so it isn’t the best beach for swimming but it is definitely possible. There were also a few turtles about!
Best Time To Visit Diamond Beach Nusa Penida
Diamond Beach Nusa Penida can be visited at anytime of the day, between March and November, avoiding the rainy season which is December through till February.
However the best time to visit is in the morning, around 05:30 am for sunrise. Due to the location of Diamond Beach facing east.
That being said if you plan for a good sunrise in Nusa Penida then either Diamond Beach, Atuh Beach, Molenteng Beach, or Rumah Pohon Treehouse and Thousand Island Viewpoint are definitely the best spots out East.
Diamond Beach Nusa Penida Entrance Fee
Visit to the Diamond Beach Nusa Penida are subject to an entrance fee of 10,000 IDR per person, and 5,000 IDR for parking.
And you can access both Diamond Beach and Atuh Beach by parking in the same car park as well.
And the payment should be cash in Indonesian Rupiah (IDR), so please prepare small cash before you come here.
About Diamond Beach Nusa Penida
The long stretch of pristine sand and clear blue sea mean that Diamond Beach Nusa Penida is the perfect spot to relax, swim and sunbathe for a few hours.
However, due to the fact that it’s only just become accessible, the beach is still very wild and untamed, meaning that it’s exceptionally beautiful but also potentially quite dangerous.
A surfing Mecca, Bali is renowned for its waves and Nusa Penida is no different. This means that on some days the swell can be huge and hidden dangers like powerful rip currents and a rocky seabed can make it too hazardous to swim at Diamond Beach.
Please do bear this in mind before braving the waters. Additionally, while there is no official access to the beach you’ll need to climb over rocks in the water in order to reach it, so be sure to keep an eye on the sea and leave before high tide arrives.
Don’t let these factors put you off though. I can’t stress enough the satisfaction you’ll get if you do make the effort to visit Diamond Beach.
The chance to visit such a picture-perfect, untouched beach is a rare one and it’s an experience not to be missed.
If you’re looking for more creature comforts, you can walk over to Atuh Beach, where you’ll find sunbeds, bean bags and a series of warungs serving food and drink.
Top 5 Best Hotels Near Diamond Beach Nusa Penida
Looking for hotels near Diamond Beach Nusa Penida? I’m going to recommend five places to stay on Nusa Penida whiche near to Diamond Beach.
And all five of these spots are in great locations, it has beautiful beaches and natural sights and gives you a completely different experience to other places in Bali.
#1. Hotel Arsa Santhi Nusa Penida
Hotel Arsa Shanti is one of the best-rated locations in Nusa Penida!. Situated within 27 km of Diamond Beach Nusa Penida, 16 km of Seganing Waterfall and 27 km of Pulau Seribu Viewpoint or Atuh Beach.
Address: Jl. Raya Toya Pakeh - Ped No.99, Banjar, Nyuh, Kabupaten Klungkung, Bali 80771, Indonesia
Phone: +62 812 3676 6618
Hotel Arsa Santhi Nusa Penida provides accommodation with an outdoor swimming pool. Boasting a terrace, this property is located near attractions such as Gamat Bay. The property features a 24-hour front desk.
Guest rooms at the hotel come with a seating area, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a private bathroom with free toiletries and a bath.
Hotel Arsa Santhi Nusa Penida offers certain units with pool views, and every room includes a kettle. All units at the accommodation feature air conditioning and a wardrobe.
A continental breakfast is served every morning at the property. The on-site restaurant specialises in Grill Bbq cuisine.
Dalem Penataran Ped Temple is 3.4 km from Hotel Arsa Santhi Nusa Penida. The nearest airport is Ngurah Rai International, 78 km from the hotel, and the property offers a free shuttle service.
#2. Coco Resort Penida
Coco Resort Penida a simple yet meaningful place where guests are able to break away from the frantic pace of daily life and experience true inner peace, that is essentially the elixir of life.
Address: Jalan Crystal Bay Desa Sakti Nusa Penida Island, Sakti, Nusa Penida, Kabupaten Klungkung, Bali 80771, Indonesia.
Phone: +62 812 4645 410
Romantic, Decorative, Convenient & Charming! Coco Resort is not just a resort, but a second home re-imagined in a beautiful exotic dream.
Perfect for couples, singles and families as well for those looking for a small romantic resort getaway, ideally located near Sakti Village and within 27 km of Diamond Beach Nusa Penida.
Your room style is called Lumbung meaning a rice granary building in times gone by, the ‘ lumbung ‘ is a distinctive feature of Sasak architecture and is part of Bali’s unique cultural heritage.
Traditionally used to store rice under the protection of the goddess Dewi Sri, lumbungs are now seldom used because farming techniques have changed.
The 18 charming Lumbungs are completely hand crafted by local wood workers and represent the traditional lumbung style, they are equipped with today’s luxury and blends perfect together with the romantic shape of the traditional building technics.
Extensive glass windows and doors provide a light, airy feel which is complimented by cool marble floors, balinese bedeg ( bamboo mat ) roofing of ( Alang Alang ) Straw and stylish décor.
This enveloping natural scene also comes with modern luxuries such as flat screen TV and a DVD player to watch our vast selection of movies.
Get connected with our free WIFI connection in your villa or from your sun terrace that is decked out with hand carved teak furniture.
All are situated around the large swimming pool. Fresh seafood, Indonesian and western dishes are served at the Coco restaurant, which is open all day to serve you freshly cooked snacks to enjoy and to top you up until dinner.
#3. Semabu Hills Hotel Nusa Penida
Semabu Hills perched on the quiet hills of Nusa Penida, this hotel offers sweeping views of the island and the sea beyond.
Guests can relax in the infinity pool or sample fine cuisines at the on-site Asian restaurant. Free WiFi is available in all areas.
Address: Jalan Raya Toya Pakeh - Ped, Nusa Penida, Sakti, Klungkung Regency, Bali 80771, Indonesia.
Phone: +62 811 388 9080
Enjoying island tranquility, the well-appointed and elegantly decorated suites in Semabu Hills Hotel Nusa Penida offer sea and garden views.
They are fitted with modern comforts such as air conditioning and a flat-screen TV. The spacious units have a private bathroom with a shower and free toiletries.
A continental breakfast is available each morning at the property. Guests can enjoy delectable meals and refreshing drinks at the Castaway Restaurant that serves a selection of Asian and Indonesian menu.
Speaking English and Indonesian, staff will be happy to provide guests with practical advice on the area at the reception. Guests can explore the nearby beaches on foot.
Diamond Beach is 26 km from Semabu Hills Hotel Nusa Penida. The nearest airport is Ngurah Rai International Airport, 36 km from the property.
#4. Saka Boutique Hotel
Saka Boutique Hotel one of the best-rated locations, which is rank #4 accomodation in Nusa Penida Island. Situated 25 km from Diamond Beach, and 400 m from Gamat Bay.
Address: Jalan Raya Toyapakeh, Nusa Penida, Klungkung Regency, Bali 80771, Indonesia.
Phone: +62 859 6900 3454
The units at the hotel come with a seating area and a flat-screen TV. Each room is fitted with a private bathroom. All guest rooms at Saka Boutique Hotel include air conditioning and a desk.
A restaurant is conveniently located within the hotel grounds, this gives guests the freedom to get out of their room and to mingle with like minded travellers whilst enjoying a cool drink or tasty meal.
A swimming pool is also available for hotel guests to use. Set amongst a tropical garden, it provides cool comfort on a hot, sunny day.
The roof top deck is a great place to gather to enjoy a sundowner and to experience stunningly beautiful sunsets on offer in Toyapakeh.
#5. The Mesare Resort
Set in Nusa Penida, The Mesare Resort has a garden and a terrace. Located 15 km from Diamond Beach, the property operates a 24-hour front desk and provides free WiFi access.
Address: Dusun Batu Guling, Desa Batu Kandik Nusa Penida, Klungkung Regency, Bali 80771, Indonesia.
Phone: +62 811 3854 445
At The Mesare Resort, the rooms are fitted with a balcony and a seating area. The private bathroom is equipped with free toiletries.
An American breakfast is available every morning at the accommodation. The Mesare Resort has an on-site restaurant that also provides room service.
The Mesare Resort is located around 6 km from Seganing Waterfall and 9 km from Pulau Seribu Viewpoint. The nearest airport is Ngurah Rai International Airport, 41 km from the property.
Must Visit Attractions Near Diamond Beach Nusa Penida
There’s some best palaces you can see and visit while on Diamond Beach Nusa Penida, including a collection of pristine beaches with coarse white sand, soaring cliff viewpoints, and sea views that can get very idyllic at sunset.
Below are the best popular attractions near Diamond Beach Nusa Penida and is must be in your list:
Here you can see from the hill of green slopes that embellish these slopes and the separation between the adjoining slopes is a half circle.
With mounds and indentations on hills that resemble small mountains with beautiful lanscapes with green grasses like Teletubbies films that make this hill dubbed Bukit Teletubbies. Read More...
2. Broken Beach
Broken Beach locally name Pasih Uug, located in the village of Bunga Mekar, Nusa Penida Island.
Picturesque destination where in a middle of a cliff there is a circular hole and tunnels that penetrate directly to the sea, with breathtaking views of the ocean and the cliffs, its quite mesmerising watching the waves crashing on the shore.
This hole has 98 meter in diameter and offering unique and scenic view. The white sand, blue sea water, deep cliff limestone, horizon view and the green hills are the panorama. Read More...
Angel's Billabong, often called Angel of Nusa Penida is located in the village of Sakti, Banjar Sumpang, Nusa Penida Island, Bali.
Within 30 minutes drive from Kelingking beach and 2 minutes from Broken beach. It's another popular site with unique limestone formations.
The naturally formed rock lagoon offers a scenic seascape. Angel's Billabong name is took from the English word, Billabong which means the end of the heaven.
Is a spectacular rock formation on cliff edges, has very crystal clear water and surely tempted you to jump in to the water. Read More...
4. Crystal Bay
Crystal Bay located in the village of Sakti, Banjar Penida, Nusa Penida Island, Bali, and 16 KM from Nusa Penida Harbour and 45 minutes from Kelingking beach.
Its a quiet arc of white-grey sand set amid rocky, scrubby outcrops, with a small jagged islet off shore and rugged Nusa Ceningan in the distance.
Crystal Bay also renowned dive site for being one of the only places in the world to observe the giant Sun fish (Mola mola).
These massive pelagic fish, measuring about 3 metres in height, swim up from the deep to be cleaned by banner fishes (species of butterfly fish). Read More...
5. Atuh Beach
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Atuh Beach referred to by locals as Pantai Atuh is surely one of the best attractions in the eastern tip of the lovely island of Nusa Penida.
The beach is secluded by magnificent green cliffs, while various limestone rock formations surround it, adding to the beauty of the area.
Incredible natural rock arch that stretches over crystal clear turquoise waters will have you in awe as soon as you lay eyes on it.
There are four main rocky outcrops and islets dotting the coast of Atuh Beach. All these contribute to the breathtaking views. Read More...
Kelingking Beach is a hidden beach located in the village of Bunga Mekar, on the southwestern coast of Nusa Penida Island, within 28 km from Diamond Beach Nusa Penida.
An incredible hidden beach which framed by towering, steep cliffs, deep turquoise blue waters further embraced by powdery white sand with the most amazing view like heaven on earth. Read More...
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