Angel’s Billabong is one of the natural wonders that you cannot miss when you are traveling around Nusa Penida. Whether you are on the island for a day or more – Angel’s Billabong should be on your bucket list.
Angel’s Billabong is an incredible natural-made infinity pool. This tide pool is found on the side of the Indian Ocean and makes for an amazing view out on the ocean. The billabong experiences both high and low tides – so you must visit at the right time for you to get the full experience. Nonetheless, Angel’s Billabong is definitely worth a visit. Whether you want to admire the beautiful view, float in the shallow tide pool, or study the different rock formations and colors of the tide pool.
Visiting Angel’s Billabong
When you reach the parking area of Angel’s Billabong you will have to walk down concrete stairs to get to the tide pool. When you arrive, you will be rewarded with a breathtaking view of the tide pool, the rock formations around it, and the ocean. Even the water inside the billabong is incredible. As it has multiple depths and algae, different patterns and colors are created, which bring the surface underneath the water to life.
Fortunately, it is possible to climb your way down to the water. But keep in mind that you should wear some kind of shoes – as the rocks are both sharp and slippery. If you do so, you will be able to cool down in the water of the tide pool.
When you are visiting Angel’s Billabong, we recommend you combine your visit with Broken Beach. As they are only a few minutes apart they are perfect to combine.
What to know about a visit to Angel’s Billabong in Nusa Penida
Below we have gathered everything you need to know to visit the beautiful Angel’s Billabong in Nusa Penida.
Getting to Angel’s Billabong
Angel’s Billabong is located on the northwest side of Nusa Penida – very close to Broken Beach. The main roads of Nusa Penida are mostly paved but you should be prepared for some uneven dirt roads as well.
We would recommend you rent a scooter as you arrive on the island. This is the easiest way to get around, and hopefully, avoid some of the crowds. But if you are not comfortable with your driver skills or the roads of Nusa Penida you could hire a car and driver for your stay.
Either way, you should set aside 30 to 50 minutes to get to Angel’s Billabong.
Parking at Angel’s Billabong
By following the signs on the island, you will be able to turn off the main road and ride along a dirt road till you arrive at the parking area of Angel’s Billabong. You will be able to park your scooter here. This should cost you around 5.000 to 10.000 IDR. Keep in mind, they only accept cash.
If you are traveling with a private driver your parking fee will probably be part of the overall price. But ask your driver to be certain.
Time spent at Angel’s Billabong in Nusa Penida
The amount of time spent at Angel’s Billabong depends a lot on how you plan on visiting. Do you only want to look at the beautiful view, do you want to take a dip, or do you want to go full-on photoshoot mode?
We would recommend you set aside 1 to 2 hours for your visit to Angel’s Billabong. That way you should have enough time to snap some pictures, take in the incredible view, and even for a little dip in the cool water – Without any stress.
Bonus tip: If there are big crowds of tourists, we recommend you be patient. The crowds often come in waves. Hopefully, your patience will reward you moments where you are alone at Angel’s Billabong.
As said earlier, you should combine your visit to Angle’s Billabong with a visit to Broken Beach. These are both close in distance, but it is also a good idea when it comes to the entrance fee – as this is a combined entrance fee. This means that you pay around 5.000 IDR for your ‘ticket’ to both Angle’s Billabong and Broken Beach
Keep in mind that the entrance fee is cash only.
Swimming at Angel’s Billabong
As we have mentioned it is possible for you to take a dip in the cool water of Angel’s Billabong. Because it is a tide pool the water level is not that high. So, it is often more like wading or walking around in the water, rather than actually swimming in Angel’s Billabong.
If you want to take a dip, you should visit during the low tide. Otherwise, you will experience some very huge waves at high tide. These are quite dangerous as they can ‘grab’ you and bring you out in the ocean. Therefore, it is a lot safer to visit Angel’s Billabong during the low tide.
Best time to visit Angel’s Billabong in Nusa Penida
The best time to visit Angel’s Billabong is during the low tide. Another thing to keep in mind is the big crowds. We would recommend you visit Angel’s Billabong before 10:00, where the big crowds tend to arrive. Or after 16:00 where they are often headed back to the harbor.
But don’t worry if you have limited time – Angel’s Billabong is worth a visit no matter what time of day.