Peguyangan Waterfall Nusa Penida is an iconic spot for tourists, specifically known for its blue stairs. Here’s all you need to know when visiting!
The roads are pretty rough to all 3 of the above so please take care when driving!
We recommend using a scooter to get around the island which can be rented for around 70,00 IDR per day.
On the first day of our Nusa Penida tour, we took a private day trip, which covered all the iconic spots with ease. So if you’d rather visit with a car and a driver we can highly recommend this option.
For those short on time, or that prefer everything to be organised for them, there are some awesome tours on Get Your Guide available to book in advance.
Parking: 5,000 IDR
Sarong: 5,000 IDR (or bring your own)
Best Time To Visit Peguyangan Waterfall Nusa Penida + Tips
The best time to visit the island is between May and September, when the weather is dry and it is easy to explore the island.
This is not one of the most well known destinations on the island, so doesn’t seem to get overly busy.
Morning or late afternoon is a good time to visit Peguyangan Waterfall, when the temperature is a little cooler for your hike up and down the steps.
There is a small warung at the entrance, where you can get something to eat or drink. They also have a toilet you can use.
You are required to cover your legs to visit the waterfall as the whole site is sacred to the Hindu people.
What To Pack
What To Expect At Peguyangan Waterfall Nusa Penida
Peguyangan Waterfall, locally referred to as Mata Air Peguyangan, is better described as Peguyangan Water Of Springs.
With it being more of a religious shrine than a waterfall, some people are disappointed by the end result.
However, just the views on the walk down, via the famous Nusa Penida blue stairs, are more than worth it!
It’s a fair walk down the narrow blue steps (approx 700) and you may find it dangerous/difficult in your sarong – so we took ours off until we reached the bottom.
We began our walk down at around 5pm, just as the sun was starting to move towards setting, and the glimmers of light made for some beautiful photos.
The walk down took around 20 minutes and the views from the top of the cliffs went for miles. You can even see groups of wild Manta swimming around at the bottom!
When we finally reached the end of the hike down the rumours were true – it wasn’t a waterfall but a sacred temple with a natural spring running around it.
There were three spouts at the entrance where locals typically shower to cleanse themselves before entering the grounds.
Shrines and ornaments are dotted around the site that leads you eventually to some cascading pools of beautifully clear water that drop down into the ocean.
We had a scout around and took in the scenery, although time was ticking and we had to get back to the bikes before sunset.
So, off we set back up those amazing but deadly Nusa Penida blue stairs. Oh, and don’t ask why they’re painted blue?
Luxury – Crystal Bay Villa & Residence
Boasting a restaurant, free bikes, and a garden, Crystal Bay Villa & Residence features accommodation in Nusa Penida with free WiFi and pool views.
With garden views also available, this accommodation provides a balcony and a swimming pool.
The air-conditioned villa consists of 1 separate bedroom, 1 bathroom with a hairdryer, free toiletries, a seating area and a flat-screen TV.
Guests at the villa can enjoy an à la carte or an American breakfast.
Languages spoken at the 24-hour front desk include English and Indonesian. Bicycle rental service is also available at the accommodation.
Mid-Budget – Singable Bungalows
Situated in Nusa Penida, Singabu Bungalows offers air-conditioned accommodation and landscaped tropical gardens.
It has an outdoor pool with a shallow end and free WiFi in all areas.
At the property, each room comes with a wardrobe and a flat-screen TV. The rooms have a terrace with views of the pool or the garden. Private bathrooms all come with a shower.
Coco Leaf restaurant serves a variety of international dishes, and room service is also available.
Budget – Deva Devi Beach Inn
Set in Nusa Penida just 0.7 miles from Sampalan Harbour, Deva Devi Beach Inn offers express check-in and check-out, non-smoking rooms, a restaurant, free WiFi and a garden.
The property features a bar and a terrace. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk, room service and currency exchange for guests.
All guest rooms at the guest house come with a seating area.
At Deva Devi Beach Inn all rooms also come with a desk, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom.
For more places to stay in Nusa Penida, you can check the latest prices on Booking.com.