Nusa Penida offers gorgeous beaches with white sand and blue waters. One of them is called Crystal Bay Nusa Penida. This beach is going to welcome you with jaw dropping underwater views. For those who are interested in seeing incredible underwater flora and fauna, this Nusa Penida beach is the best spot.
The beach is located in Sakti Village, Nusa Penida, Klungkung, Bali. From the main Bali Island, you need to take a ferry in order to reach the island. Or you can also use a fast boat to Nusa Penida harbor from Sanur. Know the best visiting time before you head to the island.
The Best Time to Visit Crystal Bay Nusa Penida
This beach is open 24 hours every day. All visitors are free to come by and visit the beach. Since the beach is flexible, you can visit the beach anytime you desire. If you want to swim or explore the water by snorkeling, visit the beach in the morning or afternoon.
But if you are willing to witness the beautiful sunset at this beach, you need to visit Crystal Bay Nusa Penida before 5 pm so that you’ll get the best spot to wait for the sun to go down. There are so many activities visitors can do when visiting the beach.
Activities All Visitors Must Do at The Beach
This tourist destination offers many activities to all visitors. Sunbathing is something you can do while waiting for the sunset. But it isn’t the only option available. While you are at the beach, explore its beauty and do these incredible activities with your loved one.
Whether you are going with Nusa Penida Tour Service or backpacking, you need to do at least some of these activities before leaving the beach.
Enjoy the refreshing water
Crystal Bay offers stunning views of the mainland. About one kilometer of coastline looks so spacious or outstanding. This coastline will make every visitor get their own privacy even though there are many people visiting the beach at the same time.
You’ll also see a beautiful stretch of fine white sand and a calming blue bay in front of your eyes. Swimming at the beach is safe but you need to keep your eyes on your little ones.
Scuba diving and snorkeling at crystal bay nusa penida
The bay is a perfect place for scuba divers and snorkelers. You are about to see various underwater species including marine animals, various types of fish, coral, and some other flora. The species you’ll see under the water will impress you since you may have never seen them before.
Read also: Nusa Penida snorkeling tour packages
Visit the Crystal Bay point
The bay has a viewpoint that is accessible for all visitors. This point is where you can see the complete look of the bay. In order to reach this spot, you need to climb up and head to the top of the hill. The hike won’t be as extreme as the one you found at Kelingking Beach.
This viewpoint is already completed with hundreds of stairs that will ease your trip to the top. Before leaving the beach, you need to check on this point first. The trip may be tiring but the views you’re about to see from the Crystal Bay point are worth the effort.
Dive deeper to meet Mola Mola
Planning on visiting this Nusa Penida day in summer? Summer in Nusa Penida will give you the best experience, especially if you decide to dive in this bay. You may see the giant and famous Mola Mola during your diving moment.
This fish’s diameter can reach up to 3 meters or even bigger. Its weight may reach 1 ton or even more. During the summer, the water becomes colder. Mola Mola is going to return from the depth. You may be able to meet them at 25 to 30 meters deep.
If you really want to see Mola Mola, you need to dive with the right diving instructor who is going to lead you to the right spot in Crystal Bay Nusa Penida where you can meet Mola Mola.
Swim with the dolphins
The bay is also a special beach you need to visit if you really want to meet the dolphins. Occasionally, the dolphins are going to swim with some people at the beach. They’ll love to interact with you and swim with you. Just don’t try to feed them and respect these animals since you’re the guest here.
Surfing at the sea
The waves here are not too big but some local people are used to practicing surfing on the left side of the beach. If you are going to surf, find a spot with fewer people at the sea so you won’t hurt anyone who’s swimming or snorkeling.
Sunset At Crystal Bay Nusa Penida
Another excellent activity you must do while you’re still at the beach is watching the sunset. You need to find the best spot before 5:30 pm or else you won’t get the place to witness the glory of sunset at Crystal Bay Nusa Penida. The beach is not the only place you can watch the beautiful sunset.
Climb up to the hill where you can get a better spot to witness the sunset. From this spot, you’re going to get the best view of the beach, the sea, the palm trees, and the sun far away. Get your camera ready to capture the best sunset you will ever see.
There is a temple at Crystal Bay Nusa Penida
There is a small rocky island with a few trees in the middle of the bay, but access for tourists is limited because there is an old Hindu temple on it.
There is also a temple on the main beach which is surrounded by palm trees and makes for a cool photo spot, and you can go inside if you dress properly (using a sarong)
Crystal Bay Nusa Penida Entrance Fee
There is no entrance fee to the beach but only a 10K IDR parking fee starting in 2020.
How to Get to Crystal Bay Nusa Penida
Crystal Bay is on the west side of the island of Nusa Penida.
Accessible by car or scooter, about 30 minutes drive from the main jetty and accommodation in North Penida.
If you are looking for more info on how to get to the island of Nusa Penida, you can find it here.
On the west side of the beach, there is another beach to visit. Its name is Pandan Beach and is a hidden beach. If you are planning to visit this unique beach as well, equip yourself with enough water since the track may be tiring. You need to climb up and hike a bit to expose this hidden beach.
For those who are ready to explore Nusa Penida and visit the famous Crystal Bay Nusa Penida, CanezaBaliTour offers tour packages with various destinations. Book a tour package that will bring you to the bay and some other incredible destinations around Nusa Penida Island. Start your adventure immediately.
Tour to Nusa Penida
If you have a tight schedule or want to skip the extra step involved in organizing your own trip to Nusa Penida, Bali Penida Tours has arranged day trips to Penida with prices starting from IDR 600 thousand, complete with hotel transfers, island tours, lunch, and the same day back to Bali.
We have used Wisata Bali Penida for many tours and activities in Bali, and they were all great! Highly recommended.
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