You can’t spend 5 days in Lembongan without taking a trip over to Nusa Penida, so we organised a boat and a driver to take us on a tour of the north and west coast of the island. First of all we headed to Kelingking Beach, which had the most incredible views. It’s like Indonesia’s answer to Durdle Door – but 100 times more picturesque! There’s a rickety walkway with the occasional stair made from bamboo and rope, so the journey down to the bottom is pretty perilous! There’s a sign at the top that advises all visitors not to attempt the descent, but you’ve gotta go at least a third of the way down to get that amazing picture! After a dusty and muddy scramble back to the top, we hopped back into the car and headed to our next stop. The roads here are terrible, so many rocks and potholes – you really wouldn’t want to attempt it on a moped unless you were an expert driver!
The next stop on the tour was the Angels Billabong, and Broken Beach. Broken beach is a naturally formed hole in a cliff, that would have been a cave hundreds of years ago. It’s created a huge cove that is filled with brilliant blue water and crashing waves. There’s no way down, or up again, so you can only view it from the cliffs edge or if you’re crazy enough to take a boat through there! The Angel’s Billabong is a natural infinity pool, carved out in the rocks by the fierce waves over the years. It’s got a thick carpet of seaweed underfoot, so it’s actually quite nice to walk through and take a picture overlooking the Bali Sea.
Our last stop was Crystal Bay, with its calmer waters and soft sand, it was the perfect way to spend the rest of the afternoon. We swam and sunbathed before heading back to the car and taking the trip back over to Lembongan.
Once we were home we headed straight to Sandy Bay for a swim in the pool and a snack and chilled there until sunset. For dinner we ate at Papa Tarros as we’d heard they had the best vegetarian Thai food on the island, and we weren’t disappointed!
Infinity pool at Angel’s billabong