Nusa Penida is an island belonging to the small Sunda Islands and located approximately 12 kilometers southeast of the province of Bali, Indonesia. The Badung Strait separates Nusa Penida from the island of Gods.
Administratively, Nusa Penida has a status of kecamatan and is attached to the kabupaten of Klungkung. Two small islands nearby: Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan. We learned before, the name "Nusa Penida" was used to name these group of three islands and that is called Nusa Penida today then first name Nusa Gede (the big Island)
It is difficult to understand why Nusa Penida remained as far away from the tourist success of its neighbors. It seems that the necessary resources and infrastructure facilities conducive to the development of this type have been slow but whenever we try to learn more about why we have very different answers. Is that the Balinese have sought to protect the longest possible what he calls the Egg D'Or Balinese Hinduism? Is this related to the legend of Jero Gede Mecaling
Most of these islanders are Hindu as in Bali, but the spoken language is an ancient Balinese dialect used anywhere else. The architecture and dance is also distinct. There is also a small Muslim enclave (Toyapakeh) in the north that will remind visitors the most rural Lombok.