Nusa Penida, Indonesia (2020)

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This island is a must visit! It’s easy to access from Bali and offers some of the most stunning beaches I’ve seen! The day I made the boat journey the waves were a bit choppy, making it more like a stomach dropping roller coaster, but it was a good laugh. Luckily the journey isn’t too long! Just head to the port in Bali and you can easily find a cheap boat going or book online!

The island was more peaceful and laid back than Bali, also a lot smaller. You can find cheap places to stay that are 5 star quality (in my onion) and offer a simple free breakfast! It does make a difference if you are traveling with someone and can split the cost of having your own private bungalow. Splitting a bungalow will end up being the same price as a dorm per individual. There are hostel options on the island though for budget solo style! There is plenty to explore and do, so I recommend 3-5 days to really soak in the beauty. Renting a scooter is a must, but drive slow and be extra cautious, the roads are narrow, windy, and hilly. It’s not for the faint of heart, but it the best way to explore the island. If a scooter isn't on your itinerary, you can hire a taxi for the day to take you around to the different beaches. But the freedom of a's hard to beat....

The beaches are beautiful and there are plenty of them to adventure to. Trust me, you're going to want to see them all!

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1. Diamond beach is even more beautiful in person than the hundreds of photos you’ve seen