65 Minutes From Cabin
The most amazing beach in the island, purely for the fact that it has only just recently been made accessible and one of few fortunate enough to experience this untouched paradise before it becomes another Nusa Penida ‘hot spot’.
Diamond Beach Nusa Penida is located on the far most eastern point of Nusa Penida island. Diamond Beach is the next beach over from another Nusa Penida gem known as Atuh Beach. The stairs came to a halt and the track turned into loose gravel. There were a few locals guys down there with jackhammers and concreting materials putting in the work to eventually finish the stair access to Diamond Beach Nusa Penida.
We thought we might not be able to access the beach after all when we came across this roadblock. Then one of the workers, whose English was minimal, signalled for us to follow his lead and we traversed across the cliff and climbed down a rope that was anchored to a rock. It wasn’t a big drop beneath us, so we all felt safe and also determined that we were going to make it down to Diamond Beach Nusa Penida.
A great feeling of accomplishment came over us all having made it safely down the anchored rope and dipping our toes into the soft sand at Diamond Beach Nusa Penida. Give it another month and I am sure they will have finished the construction of the stairs all the way down to the beach. There are two sections to Diamond Beach, one has vivid green mossy rocks and tidal rock pools but unfortunately quite of bit of trash was washed up on the sand here. The second section of Diamond Beach Nusa Penida has glistening white sand, coconut palm trees, small caves and a more suitable spot for swimming. I was in complete awe at the sheer raw beauty that this location has to offer and to have the entire beach to ourselves took the experience to the next level!