Angel's Billabong

Nusa Penida

Here’s the deal:

If you love taking a dip in the water and taking underwater shot, then you will absolutely love Angel’s Billabong.

It is one of the most instagrammable natural pool in the world.

With crystal clear water and rocks formation flooring that is covered with seaweed, you are guaranteed to be able to get an awesome shot for your instagram feed.

Angel's Billabong in Nusa Penida Natural Infinity Pool
Photo credit: IG @zehravictoria (top), IG @svtkxo (left), IG @adamstevensvisuals (right)

But, here is the best part:

Angel’s Billabong also has the most unique landscape in Bali. With jagged natural limestone surrounding the pool and arch over the water, you will be left speechless when you first arrived. 

At least I did.

Angel's Billabong in Nusa Penida
Photo credit: IG @nics_mindset

The Danger of Angel's Billabong

Despite it’s natural beauty, Angel’s Billabong could be a dangerous place to swim at.

You should never go near the edge of the pool as big waves could break out of no where and swept you off the edge.

There has been two accidents in Angel’s Billabong in recent years. A New Zealand man died trying to save his girlfriend that fall off the edge. The girlfriend was saved by a local diver, while the boyfriend was not as fortunate.Another accident involved a newly wedded bride on her honeymoon. Similar sudden wave breakout swept the Perth women down to the ocean.

Angel's Billabong in Nusa Penida
Photo credit: IG @benjfriant

Remember:

  • Never swim towards the edges of the pool as huge waves could break out of the blue
  • Avoid swimming in Angels Billabong if the current is strong (usually during rainy season)
  • If you are not comfortable swimming, then avoid going into the pool all together

How to get to Angel’s Billabong​

Angel’s Billabong is located at the southwest part of Nusa Penida, which is the island that is located 45 minutes away from Bali.

You could either go on an all in trip to Nusa Penida with LiburanBali, starting from $45 per person (if you are traveling with 6 people). It even include a hotel transfer.

Alternatively, you could also go to Nusa Penida yourself

Here’s how:

You will need to take a fast boat from Sanur to cross the sea to Nusa Penida. Which will cost you at least IDR 150.000 per trip or IDR 300.000 for round trip.

Choosing Car or Scooter?

When you arrive in Nusa Penida, you could either rent a car (IDR 800.000) or scooter (IDR 90.000) to explore.

If you have no experience riding a bike in smooth road, then I really recommend you to AVOID renting a scooter in Nusa Penida. The roads are really bad and you could get into accident easily.

To get to Angel’s Billabong, you could follow the road using the Offline Google Map (make sure you download it before going to Nusa Penida, or you’ll get lost easily)

It is located in the same area as the Broken Beach spot. Once you arrive, you will find sign post for each Broken Beach and Angel’s Billabong. Follow the dirt road and you will eventually arrive at Angel’s Billabong.

Tips & Things to Note for Going to Angel’s Billabong

1. Get Comfortable: The Roads are Bumpy

There is no getting around it:

Despite the rising popularity of Nusa Penida, the infrastructure is far from developed.

The roads are small and damaged. Be very careful if you are riding motorcycle.

If you are traveling with LiburanBali in car, don’t forget to bring small pillow or soft stuff to put under the seat as it helps make the trip more comfortable.

Also bring an anti-nausea prescription, in case you get sea sick in the fast boat as well.

Roads towards Angel's Billabong in Nusa Penida
Photo credit: Oktia N (tripadvisor)

2. Download Offline Google Map

The mobile operator signals in Nusa Penida is the worst. You won’t be able to access the internet and Google Map most of the time.

So make sure you downloaded the Nusa Penida offline map on Google before your departure.Here’s how you could download the offline version of Google Map.

3. Avoid the Indonesian Holiday and the Peak Season

Avoid going to Angel’s Billabong on New Year, Christmas, and the Eid Mubarak holiday as it will literally swarmed with tourists. You won’t be enjoying the best experience during this period.

4. Avoid the rainy season

As I already mentioned above, the current is strong during rainy season and the water get muddy from continuous rain.

Ugly Truth about Angel's Billabong in Nusa Penida during Rainy Season

5. Visit Broken Beach

The trip is not complete without going to the Broken Beach. The place offers different experience and view compared to Angel’s Billabong and only 500 meters away from Angel’s Billabong. So there is no reason to skip Broken Beach.

Broken Beach (Pasih Uug) in Nusa Penida
Photo credit: IG @sergey_vitalevich

What do you think about Angel's Billabong?

Would you be interested to visit Angel’s Billabong on your next visit to Bali? Or have you been to Angel’s Billabong before? Share your thoughts below!

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One of my personal favourite spot in Nusa Penida. Its definitely Instagramable. But you should always be careful when you decide to swim in the pool.

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