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ATUH BEACH (Pantai Atuh) – A Hidden Paradise in The East of Nusa Penida

ATUH BEACH

– All Details to Know About Atuh Beach –

WHY BACKPACKER SHOULD VISIT ATUH BEACH?

HIDDEN BEACH
This beach located between two hills.
You need to climb down the hill.

AMAZING & SCENIC VIEW
This beach has amazing and scenic view.
White sand, blue sea water, green hills & the islands.

SPOT FOR SUNRISE
This place is the one of the best place to watch the sunrise.
Atuh beach is popular as sunrise beach in Nusa Penida.

QUIET BEACH
Unlike touristic beach, this beach is less visitor.
So quiet, you can enjoy and relax here.

MANTA SPOT
This beach popular as Manta spot.
Even not on the season, sometime they will show up.

ATUH BEACH ISLAND

WHAT IS ATUH BEACH?

DESCRIPTION:

Atuh beach is a hidden beach located in the east side of Nusa Penida island, among two cliffs exactly. Atuh beach has incredible view from the spot on top of the hill, the islands, blue sea and the green hills.

TODAY IT CALLED AS DIAMOND BEACH

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*) A hidden paradise under two great hills.

HOW MUCH IS THE ATUH BEACH ENTRANCE FEE?

ENTRANCE FEE:
Local: IDR 5K
International: IDR 10K

UPDATE ENTRANCE FEE:
Entrance fee: Donation
Parking Fee: Free

*) In 2019 Atuh entrance fee removed and change to donation. I don’t know why. It seems correlated to ongoing parking area development.

PARKING FEE:
Scooter: IDR 5K
Car: IDR 10K

ATUH BEACH ENTRY TICKET 

WHEN THE BEST TIME TO VISIT ATUH BEACH?

BEST TIME TO VISIT:

DRY SEASON:
April  – October.

*) July to September are the most ideal months to visit this beach since it is little rain and sometime no rain et all.

SUNRISE TIME:
6.15 AM – 6.20 AM.

*) The color gradation start on 5.45 AM.

MANTA SEASON:
July – September.

*) You need take a small boat (jukung) to go to Manta dive spot nearby the Atuh beach.

**) Even not on Manta season, sometime you able to see the Manta from the top of the hill.

UPDATE STATUS OF ATUH BEACH:

OPEN FOR ANY VISITOR/TOURIST

*) Since March 21st, 2020 Atuh beach has been closed according to government instruction to avoid Corona spreads.

**) Since July 9th, 2020 Atuh beach has been opened with New Normal protocol.

ATUH ISLAND VIEW FROM TOP OF THE HILL

SUNRISE VIEW FROM THE TOP OF THE HILL

WHERE IS THE ATUH BEACH LOCATED?

LOCATION:
Village (Desa): Batu Nunggul, Pejukutan
Sub-district (Kecamatan): Nusa Penida
Regency (Kabupaten): Klungkung
Province (Provinsi): Bali

DISTANCE:
About 20 km southwest of Roro Nusa Penida ferry port or 50 minutes.
About 28 km southeast of Toyapakeh harbour or 1 hour and 10 minutes.

MAP OF ATUH BEACH:

HOW TO GET TO ATUH BEACH?

PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
There is no public transport to get there. But, here the way to reach the Nusa Penida.

*) For backpacker i recommend you to rent a scooter to reach this beach  and use google maps as your navigator. Otherwise, for comfort and safety reason you can take a tour by a car since the road so small and broken.

**) Scooter rental fee in Nusa Penida island around IDR 70K-75K per day. If you rent for 3 days you may get cheap price.

***) The gas station in the northern of Nusa Penida only, there is no gas station in the southern. Also it will closed on 7 PM. Except on Toyapakeh gas station, it will closed on 9 PM.

****) Google maps navigated me to the spot that i don’t like, not good view point. I was looking the spot with nice view. But, google maps can not help me because the road on the map not updated. So, i asked to the local people.

*****) You can check this map if you want to reach the same point like i prefer:

CONFUSING DIRECTION

*) Looks how ‘smart’ our people. It confusing direction.

THE DIRECTION TO ATUH BEACH

THE STAIRS TO ATUH BEACH

*) You need energy extra to reach this beach. Climb down hundreds of stairs. Then your exercise will be paid.

ATUH BEACH VIEW FROM THE HILL

OTHER INFORMATION:

MOBILE PHONE SIGNAL:
Poor signal for your smartphone.

*) Use Telkomsel SIM card for relative better service compare to other telecom operator.

RESTROOM/TOILET:
Some restroom and toilet.

*) Better bring your own tissue.

CAFE/RESTAURANT:
Some simple shops and simple ‘warung’ restaurant.

ATUH BEACH WHEN LOW TIDE

ATUH BEACH

HOTEL/STAY NEAR ATUH BEACH:

A few hotel nearby the beach. But, the price will be expensive for backpacker. These stay/hotel suitable for you who want to chill, relax and have good sunrise view in the morning.

1. Jogglo Bungalow.

See more details here:

BOOKING

*) If you book directly, not via booking you will get discount 17%. Here his contact: +6282341255515.

2. Rumah Pohon Tree House.
AGODA
**) For backpacker i recommend you stay in the northern of Nusa Penida for cheap reason. You better search using Airbnb because so many choice of stay compare if you use Agoda or Booking.

THE CORALS ON ATUH BEACH

ATM:
No ATM nearby the beach.

*) A few ATM on the northern of Nusa Penida. ATM BPD and ATM BRI.

**) ATM BPD doesn’t accept international credit card. Only ATM BRI accept international credit card (Mastercard). One ATM BRI at Sampalan, Nusa Penida and one ATM near Toyapakeh harbour, Nusa Penida.

***) BPD Bank available as money changer.

LOCAL FRUIT AT ATUH BEACH

*) If lucky you will found this local fruit around the beach. The taste is sour and sweet, so refreshing. Take the purple one, it’s ripe.

GAS STATION (POM BENSIN):
No Gas Station nearby the beach.

*) A few Gas Station on the northern of Nusa Penida. They will closed on 7 PM.

**) One Gas Station on Toyapakeh, one Gas Station on Ped and one Gas Station on Batununggul. Gas Station on Toyapakeh closed on 9 PM.

UNIQUE FORM OF THE ATUH ISLAND

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ATUH BEACH SUNRISE

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*) I really amazed and enjoyed Atuh beach. All the views are so amazing beautiful. It’s really looks like a paradise. That’s why decided to come back again in the next day after my first visit.

SOME ‘SEE & DO’ NEAR ATUH BEACH:

You can combine to visit these places when you visit Atuh beach:

1. Diamond beach.
2. Melonteng Tree House.
3. Pulau Seribu.
4. Raja Lima

 

You can also check our recommended itinerary here: East Nusa Penida itinerary.

 

 

You can also check other recommended itinerary here: West Nusa Penida itinerary.

DIAMOND BEACH VIEW FROM TOP OF THE HILL

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*) The amazing & scenic view. I have to say: “Wow!”. Today this beach named as Diamond beach. Local people carved the limestone cliff to make stairs to reach the beach.

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2 thoughts on “ATUH BEACH (Pantai Atuh) – A Hidden Paradise in The East of Nusa Penida

  1. Polina

    one of the best beaches in Indonesia! but you need to be sure about your knees… steep and difficult stair to the beach. but it’s 100 percent worth seeing. If you want to watch sunrise you better come early morning to the top of the hill and stay there, don’t be hurry to go down until sun is rising. The road there is long and bumpy but you must see that beach for sure.

    1. kunzbali Post author

      Deep stairs and some spot without hand grip could be difficult way.
      Atuh sunrise view are really nice from both side,
      from the hill or from the beach are really nice.

      Considering the bumpy road and long journey,
      better you stay near the beach if you want to catch Atuh sunrise view.

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