Creepy ‘Clifftop Bungalow’ in Bali has travelers losing their minds

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 drooping power lines to discovering that some Americans love to pee in the pool, many Australian travelers get 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: a clifftop Airbnb in Nusa Penida is wowing travelers. 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.

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 based on this Airbnb’s availability”.

Vertigo, activate…. Take a virtual tour of this beautiful Nusa Penida Clifftop Airbnb 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 perilous-looking lookout is actually perched a few feet above some 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). Either way, it’s 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 to 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 that, in Nusa Penida you can walk up and down those iconic stairs you’ve probably seen bouncing around on Instagram, watch the sunset at Teletubbies Hill (lots of grass, a bit Ubud esque, etc.) and check out Kelingking Viewpoint and Kelingking Beach (the two things that apparently made Nusa Penida popular).

There are also natural pools, snorkel spots, treehouses, an underground temple, waterfalls, cocktails, manta rays, and the iconic Broken Beach (that iconic arch that, again, you’ve probably seen it floating somewhere on the internet).

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