The largest of three islands off Bali’s east coast, has very little tourist infrastructure and prices for rooms, snorkel trips and hiring snorkel gear, scooters etc are cheaper here. Once you’re away from the main town everyone yells as you scooter past, esp kids “hello, hello”.
Toyapakeh is the predominately muslim village on the island.
Loading the ferry at Padang Bai
Huge pontoon off Toyapekeh which has hundreds of Chinese visitors every day. the yellow bits are people getting ready to snorkel in life jackets. They can also waterslide, jet ski, banana boat and more
sacred Mount Agung
Toyapekeh Bay. In the evening the locals hang out on the seawall chatting , smoking and drinking arak
the dark side
Sometimes you’ve just got to go back to what you know. At Namaste resort
Darwin the long tailed macaque. He can’t be released into the wild.
Bathroom door in my room at Toyapekeh
Ped village entrance
Ped village entrance – other side of the road
Seaweed farm with shrine
Penida Colada for a sea view, wifi (don’t take this for granted on Penida) cocktails, mocktails and food.
Stealing people’s kids since ages ago
Snorkelling and diving
I went out with the dive boat at Nusa Penida Watersport and had some great snorkels and saw a manta and heaps of other fish including box fish, trigger fish, angels and more. These guys had good equipment and were very helpful. The divers saw mola mola which come here to be cleaned by smaller fish this time of the year.
Sunfish or mola mola our divers saw
Snorkelling with Nusa Penida Watersport
Getting ready for the first dive
Jakarta Now article on Nusa Penida