|Nusa Penida is the largest of three islands off the southeastern coast of Bali, the others being Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan.|
With an area of 247 km², Nusa Penida is much larger than the better known Nusa Lembongan. However, tourist infrastructure is not as advanced as Lembongan. It is an island of outstanding natural rugged beauty. The north shore is the most densely populated part of the island, and most tourism is based.
This is also where the beaches are and where the seaweed farms are. Seaweed farming started on the island in the 1980s as a way for locals to get an income. Sadly prices are declining, and so is production. Most locals still derive their income from subsistence farming.
The west and south side of the island is carpeted with limestone cliffs and magnificent views but not many beaches that can be accessed by land.
Due to a lack of natural freshwater, little is grown or produced on Nusa Penida outside of the rain season, and even a lot of product comes in by boat.
Nusa Penida has also become an unofficial bird sanctuary for endangered Balinese and Indonesian bird species, including the critically endangered Bali Starling. In 2004 the Friends of the National Park Foundation started an introduction program onto Nusa Penida of the near-extinct Bali Starling.
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Bali is a province of Indonesia and the westernmost of the Lesser Sunda Islands. East of Java and west of Lombok, the province includes the island of Bali and a few smaller neighbouring islands, notably Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan, and Nusa Ceningan.
The provincial capital, Denpasar, is the most populous city in the Lesser Sunda Islands and the second-largest, after Makassar, in Eastern Indonesia.
Bali is Indonesia's main tourist destination, with a significant rise in tourism since the 1980s.
Tourism-related business makes up 80% of its economy.
Bali is the only Hindu-majority province in Indonesia, with 82.5% of the population adhering to Balinese Hinduism.
It is also renowned for its highly developed arts, including traditional and modern dance, sculpture, painting, leather, metalworking, and music.
The Indonesian International Film Festival is held every year in Bali.
Other international events held in Bali include the Miss World 2013 and 2018 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group.
In March 2017, TripAdvisor named Bali as the world's top destination in its Traveller's Choice award.