The Nusa Islands are 3 habitable tropical islands less than 30 minutes by boat from mainland Bali.
Also called the Maldives of Bali, the Nusa 3 Island's (Lembongan, Ceningan and Penida) offer you postcard perfect views of the ocean as well as more secluded, less touristy beach area.
Nusa Penida is the biggest of the three Nusa Islands. It is famous for its uniquely breathtaking landscapes -- from Pura Goa Giri Putri, which is a cave sitting midway up the mountain, to the Atuh Beach, a stunning white sand beach surrounded by huge cliffs and jaw dropping rock formations.
If a 3 island trip seems short, you can enjoy the 3 paradise by staying on Nusa Lembongan or Nusa Penida.
Some people do spend 2 - 3 days staying in the Nusa Penida island, just to make sure they see all the epic viewpoints on these islands.
The Nusa Lembongan and Penida islands are famous for snorkeling trip with Manta Rays. The area, called the Manta Ray Viewpoint -- is also a stunning area just for the view.