Things to know about visiting Nusa Penida
Visiting Nusa Penida, Bali, is a great way to discover a quiet, authentic side of the area. You will be amazed by the views, the smiles and friendly ways of the local people and the diving of course!
Going around: the main roads are in good conditions and easy to drive on. You can rent motorbikes for a day or two very easily, but if you are not comfortable driving a moped this might not be the place to learn. Some of the smaller roads are not as well maintained and can be a bit challenging, we recommend wearing a helmet when using a motorbike.
Car rentals are less common, however you can arrange easily a driver for a day or half a day to take you around the best spots on the island.
Shopping: Nusa Penida is a fairly small island, therefore the commodities and shopping options are more reduced than in Bali. You will find easily the standard hygiene and food products, but if you require anything specific in terms of medication, hygiene, food diet, then we recommend that you bring it with you!
Restaurants are plenty, you will find a lot of local food but also a few western options. For those having a vegetarian/vegan diet, local food is one easy option as most places will happily do that.
For any allergies or intolerances (gluten-free, nuts allergy, etc) you might need to be a bit more specific about what you need when ordering food ;-)
Wifi and 3G network are pretty decent on the island, don't however expect high speed connection. Most of the restaurants and hotels have free wifi. If you are using a local SIM card, data generally works fine, although some spots on the island will be out of coverage.
Medical facilities are limited to a few doctors and a small hospital in Sampalan.
Want to know more? You can read about how to get to Nusa Penida or the best places to visit.