Wild photo of Bali shows Airbnb feature you’ll never find in Australia
An Airbnb atop a cliff in Nusa Penida, a small island southeast of Bali (and part of the province of Bali) is wowing travelers. The tropical glamping experience sounds incredibly appealing, but some fear it could be deadly.
From diving under power lines to discovering some Americans likes to pee in the pool, many Australian travelers receive a brutal shock in Bali. Many revel in freedom. Others worry about what could go wrong in The Nanny State’s absence. Others just want to find the most breathtaking Airbnb.
Speaking of which, photos of an Airbnb atop a cliff in Nusa Penida are blowing travelers away. The Airbnb is an “entire bungalow” hosted by a “superhost” called Miyasa and is built to accommodate two people. It has one bedroom, one bathroom and, according to its Airbnb page, 1.5 bathrooms.
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The blurb for the place reads: “Cliffs Edge is perched hundreds of feet above crystal clear waters. Discover Glamping in a peaceful natural setting. A trusted favorite experience for content creators, photographers, nature lovers and couples.
Photos like these make social media users lose their minds, just a little…
The bungalow features wild ocean views, eco-friendly bamboo design, included breakfast, offers frequent sightings of turtles and manta rays, and has indoor and outdoor showers. But what caught the eye of travelers was the “net of shooting stars” in which guests can be seen lounging above what appears to be quite a significant drop.
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A video of the Tropical Glamping experience on ICT Tac sparked the interest of many reviewers (“how do I book”, “I’m so depressed”, etc.). One even tagged his friend saying “let’s book our trip to Bali depending on the availability of this Airbnb”.
Vertigo, activate…. Take a tour of this beautiful Airbnb Nusa Penida Clifftop in the video above
Some, however, commenting on photos of this Airbnb on Instagram, expressed fears of vertigo (“My asshole would fall off that ledge, I don’t trust myself lol”).
Other videos suggest that the lookout is actually perched a few feet above bushes and rocks (rather than immediately above the massive drop at the bottom of the cliff). Still: we wouldn’t like to know what would happen if you fell. This “little” drop could still be dangerous. Plus: you could potentially keep rolling over the biggest drop…
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Even with this relatively small drop, we can’t imagine an unfenced balcony like this at an Airbnb in Australia (whether to our detriment or benefit, we’ll let you decide). That being said: some Airbnbs in Australia also seem ripe for a bit of regulation (see: World’s Worst Airbnb Leaves Australians Stunned).
In any case, this Airbnb in Nusa Penida is super popular. It’s booked every night until October 25 (where it’s available for a few days, before being booked again until November). Booking the place for two nights in November will cost around AU$924 (AU$462 per night). If this Airbnb has piqued your interest, here is some information about Nusa Penida.
According The World Travel Guy, from Bali, the only way to reach Nusa Penida is by speedboat or ferry. He says the speedboat ride takes about 45 minutes, adding, “There is no airport in Nusa Penida. There are a bunch of speedboat companies making the trip to Penida every day, and they all depart from Sanur beach in Bali at different times.”
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Nusa Penida is also home to what some have called the most beautiful beach in the world (Diamond Beach). Beyond, in Nusa Penida, you can trot up and down these iconic stairs you’ve probably seen bouncing on Instagram, watching the sunset at Teletubbies Hill (lots of grass, a bit Ubud esque, etc.) and checking out Kelingking Viewpoint and Kelingking Beach (the two things that apparently made Nusa Penida popular).
There is also natural poolssnorkeling spots, treehouses, an underground temple, waterfalls, cocktails, manta rays and the iconic Broken Beach (this iconic arch which, again, you’ve probably seen floating around the internet somewhere).