Angel Billabong is one of the most epic places to visit during your Nusa Penida tour and the kind of spot that can’t be missed. This beautiful formation is a natural infinity pool overlooking the Indian Ocean, with insane views of the crashing waves.
If this amazing rock pool is on your itinerary – and it should be! – then keep reading for everything you need to know before you visit. Find out the best time to go, how safe it is and what to expect at Angel Billabong Nusa Penida.
Best time to visit Angel Billabong
Visiting Angel’s Billabong during low tide is an absolute must. If you make the mistake of going at high tide, expect a very different experience. It’s also a very popular tourist spot, so if you can get there early in the morning there should be fewer tourists. The ideal conditions for Angels Billabong are still and calm skies, low tide and early morning – the ultimate trifecta.
How to get to Angel Billabong
The best way to get around Nusa Penida is by scooter – this island is just not made for cars. Most accommodations will be able to arrange a scooter rental for you, and if you hire for multiple days you can usually haggle down to around 60,000 IDR per day. If you’re not comfortable driving a scooter, a popular option is to hire a car with a private driver.
Angels Billabong is on the west coast of Nusa Penida, about 45 minutes from the main town of Toya Pakeh. Broken Beach is right before Angel Billabong, so you can visit both in one outing. Traffic on Nusa Penida can be incredibly unpredictable, and the roads aren’t great at the best of times, so drive carefully!
What to bring to Angels Billabong Nusa Penida
Angel’s Billabong Entrance Fee
There is a 5000 IDR entrance fee per person, plus an additional 5000 IDR for parking. This also includes the entrance to Broken Beach, which is situated at the entrance. Bring some extra cash for food and drinks at the many warungs (stores) around Angel Billabong.
What to expect at Angel Billabong Nusa Penida
When you first arrive, you’ll need to park in the parking lot at Broken Beach. You should definitely spend some time exploring Broken Beach before or after your visit to Angels Billabong. For all the info on Broken Beach, check out our guide here.
From Broken Beach, you’ll need to walk right down a pathway along the coastline to Angel Billabong. The walk is short, not even five minutes, and you’ll arrive at the cliffs surrounding the rock pool.
It’s an incredible sight once you lay your eyes on it! Jagged limestone cliffs surround impossibly clear, still water that abruptly stops creating an infinity-like illusion with the ocean beyond.
We visited during a busy time, so there were a bunch of people sitting on the cliffs overlooking the rock pool. There are steps leading from the cliffs down to the water, where people were swimming. Despite there already being people down there, we were hesitant to swim as local guides were saying it’s incredibly dangerous.
Angel Billabong showed its true colours when an enormous wave crashed over the infinity edge and sent the swimmers and photo-takers tumbling. Luckily no one was injured, but it was a stark reminder that Mother Nature is boss.
The local guides are very good at reading the waves, and if you go with a guide they can tell you when to quickly get out of the water, but even then it’s a risk. We weren’t willing to risk our lives for the ‘gram so we comfortably enjoyed the view from the cliffs above. Here’s a recent viral video of some hectic scenes at Angel’s Billabong.
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