Banah Cliff Viewpoint Nusa Penida is an incredibly high lookout which gives you panoramic views of the surrounding ocean and towering coastal cliffs. With no railings or fences, this spot is not for those who are afraid of heights. Banah Cliff Viewpoint has 2 popular lookouts and is a great place to spend the afternoon listening to the wind and ocean.
How to get to Banah Cliff Viewpoint Nusa Penida
From our accommodation close to the ferry pier, it took us 45 minutes by scooter. As you approach Banah Cliff Viewpoint, the roads become very steep and are filled with lots of loose gravel. It is common for bikes to slide out due to the loose gravel, so be sure to use extra caution.
The best way to get around the island (if you’re confident) is to rent a scooter. A scooter will cost you 70k IDR for the day and you’ll have the freedom to drive yourself around. Another popular option on Nusa Penida is to rent a driver for the day to take you out on a private tour.
Where to stay
Most accommodation in Nusa Penida is located on the north of the island. There are a variety of accommodation types ranging from hostels to small beach front hotels. We stayed at the Jasmine Inn and found it was a good location although with limited food options. Semabu Hills Hotel is one of the nicer hotels in the area if you’re looking for a bit of luxury.
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What to expect at Banah Cliff Viewpoint Nusa Penida
When we arrived, we noticed that it was completely empty with no other tourists in sight. We also didn’t have to pay any parking or entrance fee. As you arrive at the viewpoint, you will see the first lookout spot to the right. This lookout has no fence or railing so be extra careful when observing close to the edge. The viewpoint is incredibly high which gives you gorgeous views of the surrounding cliffs and the ocean below. In the distance, you can even see the famous T-Rex shaped cliff known as Kelingking Beach.
To get to the second viewpoint, you can either hop on your bike or walk 5 minutes. Head further down the dirt road and follow the signs which will point you to the next viewpoint. You’ll come across a big open field where you can park. To the right of the field you’ll see a small dirt pathway leading through some bushes and up a slight hill. Keep walking until arrive at a concrete set of stairs.
If you follow the stairs down, after about 5 minutes you’ll come across a jagged rock which is where most people sit to get a photo. From here you can also view the unique archway shaped rock formation which stands alone in the ocean.
For more things to do on the Nusa Island, check out our Nusa Islands Guide!