Another hip place to visit for your Bali journey is Angel Billabong Nusa Penida. This natural pool-like actually is downstream of rivers, thus the name ‘Billabong’. The ‘Angel’ word added because of the beauty of the place that compares with an angel’s playground. This place is widely known even though coming here is a hardship.
Coming here, you have to come through Broken Beach by foot. The rugged path is only for 5 to 7 minutes then you can witness the spectacular view of this Billabong. Here are some tips you should do when visiting Angel Billabong:
- Bring Your Swimming Gear
The main attraction of Angel Billabong Nusa Penida is the sensation of swimming in the ocean pool. So, it’s understandable that you have to bring your swimming gear. That way, you don’t have to wear your then clothes to swim, as it’s surely heavier than any swimming gear. Which also means you don’t have to wear wet clothes all the way back.
- Flip-flop is Good
Aside from bringing swimming gear is a must wearing flip-flop is also recommended when visiting Angel Billabong Nusa Penida. The reason is that the path from Broken Beach is rocky, so you have to wear footwear. Although you can wear slipper or closed shoes the kind of footwear will hinder when you’re going to go down in the water. So, the flip-flop is the best choice to protect your foot from any blister. And also, it’s easy to take off once you’re in the water.
- Look Out for the Tide
Unfortunately, you can’t come down into the water anytime you visit Angel Billabong Nusa Penida. This is because it’s dangerous to enter the water when the tide. You might get carried away by the waves and lost in the ocean. For that, ask your guide if it’s proper time to enter the water or not. And if you come without a guide, then look closely for the water lever.
- Always on Caution
Beside of looking out for the water tide, you also have to keep on caution in this place. The reason is that the place is full of rocks. You have to descend the rocky wall to get into the water. And if you become a little careless, you can hurt yourself.
- Make Sure to Leave Your Belonging at Save Place
If you happened to get the chance to enter the water, do make sure to leave your belonging at the safe place. This is because you surely don’t want to get all your things wet. And also, if you happened to be in the place with other tourist groups, keep an eye to your belonging.
- Don’t Forget to Snap Some Pictures
The last point is starting to be one of the purposes of a vacation journey, to take pictures. And Angel Billabong Nusa Penida is one of the places you should never miss to capture. The reason is that the place is stunning and worth to be in a picture. The water is crystal clear, and the rock formation of the place fused as one with the blue ocean as background.
Coming to Angel Billabong Nusa Penida usually is a tagging-along- journey with Broken Beach. The place located in the southwest of Nusa Penida Island, and it’s around 30 – 45 minutes from the port. Even if you come at the high tide time, but the scenery of this place is still worth to see. It will still take your breath away.