Crystal Bay Nusa Penida – Palm Trees & Snorkeling Paradise

Crystal Bay Nusa Penida

Crystal Bay Nusa Penida is located on the west of the island and is a popular beach known for its snorkeling and tall palm trees. Here you can view and explore beautiful coral as well as marine life through the crystal clear water. This beach is also a great spot to watch sunset from the comfort of a sun bed or through the shade of the towering palm trees.

How to get to Crystal Bay Nusa Penida 

From our accommodation close to the boat pier, it took us 20 minutes on a scooter. The roads to Crystal Bay are paved the whole way, making for an easy drive. It is far easier and less stressful than a lot of the other roads on the island. The best way to get around the island is to rent a scooter. A scooter will cost you 70k IDR for the day.

Another popular option on Nusa Penida is to rent a driver for the day. If you’ve rented a driver to do a private tour, Crystal Bay is the perfect location to finish the day off.

Where to stay 

Most accommodation in Nusa Penida is located on the north of the island. There are a variety of accommodation types ranging from hostels to small beach front hotels. We stayed at the Jasmine Inn and found it was a good location although with limited food options. Semabu Hills Hotel is one of the nicer hotels in the area if you’re looking for a bit of luxury.

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Crystal Bay Entrance Fee / Expenses 

Entrance into Crystal Bay Nusa Penida costs 2K IDR which includes parking. There are many small food stalls located all along the beach. There you can buy noodles or nasi goreng for roughly 15K IDR. If you’re looking to sit on the beach, out of the sun, you can rent a beanbag and umbrella to relax under.

Crystal Bay Nusa Penida

What to expect at Crystal Bay Nusa Penida

Crystal Bay is the perfect beach for those looking to explore more of what lays beneath the ocean surface. The crystal clear water is the ideal spot to snorkel or even just to relax in on a hot day. Beautiful, colourful coral covers the ocean floor and you’ll also be able to spot some unique looking fish. If you would like to swim with something a bit bigger, additionally you can book a manta ray snorkeling experience. There is a tour guide located at one of the stalls next to the carpark.

If you head towards the right of the beach you’ll find the palm tree forest. This is a popular spot for visitors who wish to capture a shot of the palm trees while the sun glows in the background. You’ll also be able to line up the shot with the unique rock archway in the distance

You’ll find a lot of local families and foreign families on this beach as the water is still and the perfect condition for anyone to swim in.

For more things to do on Nusa Penida, check out our top things to do on Nusa Penida guide!

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