Karang Bolong

This object could be seen from Penida island at Sakti village. We can enjoy the scenery of Karang Bolong and also the Penida Beach with white sand and beautiful sea coral. In Karang Bolog there is a spring water wich is well managed by the local people.

How To Get To Karang Bolong

  1. Public boats depart daily at 6AM close to the suspension bridge between Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan and run to Toyapakeh or Buyuk Harbour in northern Nusa Penida. There are also services from the Jungut Batu area of Nusa Lembongan to Nusa Penida. All of these can be a little 'worrying' at times and are often very crowded.
  2. Charter boats are available, departing from and arriving at the same area as the public boats. If you are staying on Nusa Lembongan, ask at your hotel. If not, go to the shoreline close to the suspension bridge or to the beach at Jungut Batu and ask around amongst the boatmen.

What You Can See Around Karang Bolong

  1. Crystal Bay, (take the only small road which heads west from the main road at Sakti village and keep going until you hit the coast.). A stunning white sandy beach that is located at Banjar Penida west of Sakti village on the north western coast facing Nusa Ceningan. A perfect clear waters excellent snorkeling and a lovely white sand beach and a great place for a picnic. A truly idyllic spot and you are likely to have it to yourself apart for the odd local villager and maybe a diveboat offshore.
  2. Goa Karang Sari (Karangsari or Karangsari Cave), Sampalan/Suana. Large limestone caves on the east coast about 4 kilometres north of Suana village. Find a local to help guide you and bring a flashlight, some impressive stalactites and other typical limestone formation. The entrance is a short climb from the road level of great religious and cultural significance.
  3. Pura Penetaran Dalem, (at Ped village on the main north coast road between Toyapakeh and Sampalan.). An extremely important temple to the Hindu Balinese many of whom make an annual pilgrimage to Nusa Penida specifically to pray here to protect against illness, disease and death. This temple is built on a quite grand scale which makes for something of a contrast with the generally rather austere nature of Nusa Penida.
  4. Puncak Mundi (Mundi Hill). The highest point of Nusa Penida is at some 521 metres above the sea level, great views from here. This area is also home to an alternative energy facility with wind turbines and a solar panel farm. Puncak Mundi temple perches high on the hill.
  5. Pura Batu Medahu and Pura Batu Kuning. Two interesting and stuningly located temples on the east coast road south of Suana. Instead of taking the main road form Suana heading south west, continue on the coast road towards the tiny village of Semaya. You will come to the two temples (Pura Batu Madan first) after about 1.5 km and before you reach Semaya.
  6. Sebuluh Waterfall. A Waterfall that is impressive during the wet season (only). In the central west of the island close to Batu Madeg village.
  7. South Coast Cliffs. The whole southern coast of Nusa Penida has spectacular, 300 metre high white limestone cliffs which will simply take your breath away. Even by the standards of Nusa Penida, the southern quarter is remote and inaccessible. The roads are difficult and in places distinctly hairy. But once you get there it will all seem worthwhile. Try anywhere along the south coast from Pendem, around Bakung Cape to the coast west of Batu Madeg. Allow plenty of time as the chances are you will get lost at some stage.
  8. 8. FNPF office in Ped village, Office of the Friends of the National Park Foundation in Ped. Learn about the Bali Starling introduction program and other matters of environmental concern on Nusa Penida.