Klook West Nusa Penida Whole Day Trip in Bali Review

July 24, 2019

Hi guys! Today I'll be sharing all about the West Nusa Penida Whole Day Trip that I booked through Klook!

To start this off, I'd just like to say that this post is not sponsored. I paid for this trip with my own money and will be sharing my honest experience regarding the booking process + the actual tour.

If you're not already familiar with Klook, they offer simple ways to discover activities, attractions and things to do wherever you travel.

With activities available all over the world, you can easily browse through their selection of activities + pay in various local currencies.

If you aren't familiar with Bali let me show you a map for your reference:

Bali is separated into multiple regencies, and the airport is located on the south of the main Bali Island. The south of Bali is where most of the tourist destinations are:

Nusa Penida is an island southeast of Bali known for its instagrammable shots that my group and I definitely wanted to visit. Since it is an island, you will need to take a boat to get there. We initially wanted to stay in Nusa Penida for one night, but after some calculating, we found that it would cost more to stay there + would take up more time. We decided to make a one day trip instead and searched the Internet for several tour packages.

Klook offers several Nusa Penida activities:

And while browsing around we came across Klook's West Nusa Penida Whole Day Trip.

This trip passes through the most popular tourist places in Nusa Penida, and you also get the option to customize your trip:

There is a base fare which increases as you add on more features. The most basic package (which is just visiting 3 spots, lunch + transport) came up to RM549 for 3 pax (RM183 each)

There was an option to add snorkelling to the itinerary as well. Inclusive of lunch and transport, the cost for the tour with the snorkelling comes up to RM774 for 3 pax (RM258 each). That's RM75 more per person for the snorkelling feature, but since a Google search showed that snorkelling in Nusa Penida usually costs USD40 per pax, we thought it would be worth it to get it together.

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Here's what the proposed itinerary for the tour with snorkelling looks like:

Klook Trip Itinerary
  • 6.30am Get picked up from your hotel (pick up time depends on your hotel's location)
  • 7:30am check-in at Sanur Harbor
  • 8:00am board the boat and depart for Nusa Penida
  • 9:15am arrive at Nusa Penida
  • 10:00am visit Angel Billabong
  • 10:30am visit Broken Beach
  • 12:00pm visit Kelingking Beach
  • 1:30pm have lunch
  • 2:30pm visit Crystal Bay or go snorkeling at 2 of 3 spots: Crystal Bay, Manta Bay, or Gamat Bay
  • 3:30pm return to the Nusa Penida Harbor
  • 5:00pm return to Sanur Harbor and then depart for your hotel (end of the trip)

I think what really convinced me of this package was the customer reviews + the pictures attached. They looked really nice + the feedback was all mostly good!

With our minds at ease, we booked the package!

Below is my experience of the trip itself + the actual itinerary that went down on the day itself.

Actual Itinerary
  • 1am: Arrive in Bali & check into our hotel
    We landed in Bali on May 18 12.55am, and we actually booked the Nusa Penida tour on the 18th as well. Since we did not want to bring our luggage with us during the Klook tour, we decided to book a room near the airport. Our plan was to reach the stay around 3am, rest for a bit, check out in the morning and leave our luggage at the reception area while we were on our tour.
  • 7am: Pick up from Bali Sani Padma Hotel
    Our driver arrived punctually at our hotel to pick us up in a big car that had enough space for the 3 of us. He was super friendly and could communicate well with us in English.

Our driver told us that we could actually bring our luggage along because his car would not be coming with us to Nusa Penida. He would simply drop us off at Sanur Harbour where we would board a boat to Nusa Penida. There, we would be met by another car and driver. Our first driver would be parked at Sanur Harbour for the whole day and wait for our return.

We decided to leave our bags in our first driver's car at Sanur Harbour instead of leaving them at the hotel since that way, we would save time. In retrospect, we shouldn't have booked that hotel and just stayed at the airport had we known we could do that hahaha.

Balisani Padma Hotel was 40 minutes away from Sanur Harbour, so we got to enjoy a scenic morning tour of Bali's streets:

  • 7.40am: Pick up tickets + Breakfast at Sanur Beach
    We reached the harbour around 7.40am where we were led to this "trip agency" kind of store:

There we got our tickets for the boat ride:

Since the boat was only leaving at 8am, we could either sit around and wait for 8am or have a short breakfast at the restaurant right beside the place where we picked up our tickets

They had breakfast sets that were pretty affordable, and the food was quite good.

  • 8am: Board boat to Nusa PenidaWhen 8am arrived, everyone who booked the boat ride was gathered and lead to the boat. To get to the boat you have to walk around 5 minutes from the breakfast place to the boat.

The sun was already shining brightly by this time:

There were several boats parked by the beach, and there are people around that will help you board your boat. A piece of advice, don't wear closed shoes because you'll have to step into the ocean to board the boat!

The boat ride from Sanur Harbour to Nusa Penida is around 1 hour, so you can actually take a nap if you want to

  • 9:15am Reach Nusa Penida + Head for snorkelling
    When we arrived in Nusa Penida, our driver greeted us and we were off on our trip!

  • 10am: Snorkelling at Crystal Bay, Manta Bay, or Gamat Bay
    If you scroll up, you'll see that Snorkelling was supposed to be the last activity on this trip. We just assumed that it was since that was what was communicated to us. However, our driver brought us snorkelling first. When we asked him why, he told us it was because the tourists were now flooding the other spots we were going to visit and that it would be better to go snorkelling first.

    I appreciate the gesture, but I wish they had told me that earlier. I did not sleep at all because I had to do my makeup at 3am as I assumed we would be going to the "dry" tourist spots first before snorkelling. C'est la vie I guess~

This was our first encounter with Bali's waters and omg we were so stunned by how clear the waters were! Pics and videos do it no justice at all!

Our snorkelling boat only had my group of 3 + another couple. We were joined by a boat driver + 2 snorkelling guides (1 guide for my group and 1 guide for the couple).

The boat took us out to Crystal Bay first. The boat ride was really fun + refreshing, and we got a good view of Bali's ocean + the outskirts of Nusa Penida

Here's some pics of me and Bo 

After around 5-10 minutes, our boat stopped and we were asked to put on our snorkelling gear:

This was my first time snorkelling and it was amazing! I felt like I was in Finding Nemo hahaha. I didn't have a waterproof camera with me so I can't show you what I saw where we first dived (huhu). Here's what the area we dived in looked like from above:

Our next stop was Angel Bay, and the water here was (somehow) even clearer and brighter!

Though there were also lots of fish here, there was more coral + it was not as deep as Crystal Bay.

The couple that was on the boat with us actually had a waterproof phone case that they were not using, so I borrowed it from them. Unfortunately, my phone didn't want to cooperate and I didn't get to get anything too haha. Bo had her camera with her and managed to capture me struggling with my phone lol:

Here's a pic I managed to take of the sea bed:

Another note, if you want to take pics + film while snorkelling, I recommend bringing equipment really meant for underwater! Bo's camera's touchscreen actually stopped working after that day. Luckily nothing happened to my phone.

We didn't go to Manta Bay after that, and I'm not sure if it was because we ran out of time or because me, my brother + the guy from the couple threw up hahahahaha. Can you imagine, us three guys throwing up in the boat while the 2 girls didn't feel anything? XD

Once we were ashore we quickly showered and changed back to our dry clothes.

  • 11.30am: Lunch at Papa's Paradise
    Our driver then brought us to lunch. We stopped at this place called Papa's Paradise:

We were given a menu and chose our lunch from:

I'm not sure if it was because we were tired from snorkelling, but the food tasted really good!

We had window seats so we got a good view of Nusa Penida's greenery as we ate:

  • 12pm: Head to Angel's Billabong
    The roads on the coastline of West Nusa Penida are all very bumpy, so I was really glad at this point that we decided to book this package rather than attempt to come here ourselves. Our package comes with an experienced driver that drives here daily, so he is used to driving here + knows how to best navigate Nusa Penida + how to drive on such bumpy roads + how to get to your destination!

  • 1.15pm: Angel's Billabong
    We reached Angel's Billabong at around 1.15pm, and after a quick walk down we reached the cliffs and pool:

Angel's Billabong is a rock formation on Nusa Penida island's southwestern cliff edges. It forms a natural pool with crystal clear water, and it's popular as the colour of the limestone rocks really pop + ooze a mysterious and magical vibe:

I made a separate blog post talking all about Angel's Billabong where you can find more pictures! Click here to read all about it.

  • 1.30pm: Broken Beach
    Located 5 minutes away from Angel's Billabong, you can actually walk there by foot.

The walk between Angel's Billabong + Broken Beach was pretty easy, and there was no inclination or anything like that that made the walk between both places tiring at all.

Broken Beach is a coastal formation on the southwestern edge of Nusa Penida island that is famous for it's hilly, arch-like rock formation. We actually passed by this arch when our boat took us to the ocean for snorkelling, and we were told that it was one of the most well-known landmarks on Nusa Penida island.

I made a separate blog post talking all about Broken Beach where you can find more pictures! Click here to read all about it.

  • 2.30pm: Kelingking Beach
    The journey by car between Broken Beach and Kelingking Beach took us about 30 minutes by car. Similar to how the road was on the way to Angel's Billabong, the roads were super bumpy and shaky hahaha. Our driver wasn't fazed though and managed to get us to our destination safely.

Kelingking Beach is a hidden beach in the village of Bunga Mekar, on the southwestern coast of Nusa Penida island. The view from the top/over the hills is one of the most famous in Bali, making this spot a must-visit on your visit.

There was quite a crowd when we got there but it was pretty easy to take shots without people by the side/photobombing us. If you come with a guide, your guide will usually bring you to the best photo spots. While you're taking pictures there, they will go ahead and line up at another spot so that once you're done taking pics, you can quickly take pics at another spot. I was pretty delighted how organized everything was + how smooth and cooperative all the tourists + guides there were.

I made a separate blog post talking all about Kelingking Beach where you can find more pictures! Click here to read all about it.

  • 3.30pm: Leave for Port
    After around an hour of taking pictures, we headed back to the Nusa Penida harbour. The journey there from Kelingking beach took around half an hour, and the roads were all super bumpy. To be honest I think the only bad thing about the whole trip was the bumpy roads haha
  • 4pm: Leave for Bali Island
  • 5pm: Reach Sanur Beach
    Our boat reached Sanur Beach just before the sun set.

Since we had already checked out of our hotel + needed to check into our next residence, we asked our driver if he could drive us to our next hotel. He gladly agreed and even recommended us a restaurant to have dinner in! He asked if we would be ok with paying him IDR100,000 (~RM32), and we think it was ok because RM32 for transport between Sanur Harbour and dinner + dinner and our hotel was pretty reasonable.

  • 6pm: Reach dinner place
    I forgot to note down the name of this restaurant (as I was quite hungry lol) but the food was very good. The price was not cheap but not too expensive too.

Here's what we had for dinner:

  • 8pm: Reach DD Ubud Hotel

And that's it for this entire day trip! Would I say that this trip is worth it? We actually asked our driver if the price that we paid was cheap compared to the local price. He said that the price we paid (RM774 for 3 pax) was definitely above the local price (as Klook of course had a profit) but that it wasn't that far off from the local price. I personally think that RM258 for the whole day was pretty worth it considering we had 2 private cars that took us around.

I think what makes this package worth it (compared to booking everything individually yourself) is the ease. I didn't have to think about anything aside from taking nice pictures, and that's already a luxury in itself. When I went to Bangkok with my friends, since we planned everything we kind of hand to think about a lot of things (like logistics/how to get from 1 point to the other/budget spending/etc). For this trip, I literally only had to go with the flow and relax.

Would I recommend this package? I would say yes! For RM258 each, I manage to take lots of pics, eat good food + see lots of places without spending that much on transport. The guides were all friendly + informative, and they all were very helpful in recommending us photo spots + just helpful in general.

If you're coming to Bali and would like to tour Nusa Penida for a day, I recommend taking this package. Everything is already laid out nicely for you and you only need to go with the flow.

And that's it for this review! If you'd like to check out all my post from my Bali trip, click here.

Thanks for dropping by my blog! See ya in my next post.

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