WHY BACKPACKER SHOULD VISIT THIS BEACH?
SPOT FOR SUNSET
This beach is the one of the best beach to watch the sunset.
Crystal Bay beach is popular as sunset beach in Nusa Penida.
SPOT FOR SNORKELING
Crystal Bay beach is good place for snorkeling.
Good coral, fishes, sea mantis and sea turtles.
Crystal Bay beach has clear water.
It will attract you to swim, snorkeling and maybe diving.
MOLA MOLA SUNFISH
If you visit in the right season,
you will have a chance to meet the rare Mola mola sunfish.
Crystal Bay beach is a bay in the western of Nusa Penida island. The Crystal has white sand that mixed with the black sand. It also has a small island in the west side and the temple near the beach. The Crystal Bay beach is popular for diving to meet the rare Mola mola sunfish and Manta. It also famous place to watch the sunset.
The Crystal Bay beach named because of the clarity of the water. Some people said it’s like crystal or clear water. It’s really good for water activities such as snorkeling and diving.
HOW MUCH IS THE ENTRANCE FEE?
scooter: IDR 2K.
Car: IDR 5K.
WHEN THE BEST TIME TO VISIT IT?
April – October.
*) July to September are the most ideal months to visit this beach since it is little rain and sometime no rain et all.
6.40 PM – 6.45 PM.
*) The color gradation start on 6.15 PM.
MOLA-MOLA SUNFISH & MANTA SEASON:
July – September
*) You need diving to meet the great Mola-mola sunfish and manta. Take a small boat (jukung) to go to the Mola-mola diving spot.
RARE MOLA-MOLA SUNFISH
*) Photo source: http://www.balidiving.com/bali-diving-safaris/sunfish-safari/
WHERE IS IT?
Village (Desa): Penida, Sakti
Sub-district (Kecamatan): Nusa Penida
Regency (Kabupaten): Klungkung
Province (Provinsi): Bali
About 16 km southwest of Nusa Penida ferry port or 45 minutes.
About 8 km southwest of Toyapakeh harbour or 25 minutes.
HOW TO GET TO THE LOCATION?
There is no public transport to get there. But, here the way to reach the Nusa Penida.
*) For backpacker i recommend you to rent a scooter to reach this beach and use google maps as your navigator. Otherwise, you can take a tour by a car since the road so small.
**) Scooter rental fee in Nusa Penida island around IDR 70K-75K per day. If you rent for 3 days you may get cheap price.
***) The gas station in the northern of Nusa Penida only, there is no gas station in the southern. Also it will closed on 7 PM.
DIRECTION TO CRYSTAL BAY
MOBILE PHONE SIGNAL:
Strong signal for your smartphone.
*) Use Telkomsel SIM card.
Some restroom and toilet. Better bring your own tissue.
Some simple shops and simple restaurant selling grilled fish.
No ATM nearby the beach.
*) A few ATM on the northern of Nusa Penida. ATM BPD and ATM BRI.
**) ATM BPD doesn’t accept international credit card. Only ATM BRI accept international credit card (Mastercard). One ATM BRI at Sampalan, Nusa Penida and one ATM near Toyapakeh harbour, Nusa Penida.
***) BPD Bank available as money changer.
LOCAL PEOPLE PRAYING AND DOING CEREMONY ON CRYSTAL BAY BEACH
GAS STATION (POM BENSIN):
No Gas Station nearby the beach.
*) A few Gas Station on the northern of Nusa Penida. They will closed on 7 PM.
**) One Gas Station on Toyapakeh, one Gas Station on Ped and one Gas Station on Batununggul. Gas Station on Toyapakeh closed on 9 PM.
PANORAMA VIEW OF CRYSTAL BAY
SNORKELING TOOLS RENTAL:
Snorkel glass: IDR 25K.
Life Jacket + Snorkel glass: IDR 50K.
Snorkeling package : IDR 300K per person. Min 2 persons. Four spots: Manta point, Gamat Bay, Buddha Sutacou, Crystal Bay.
Contact person: Mar +6281353995669
THE CORAL IN CRYSTAL BAY BEACH:
*) Photo source: https://travel.detik.com/dtravelers_photos/u-3872846/ya-tuhan-indahnya-alam-bawah-laut-nusa-penida/1
**) After the second visit, i knew why it named as Crystal Bay. When swimming on the beach, you will see the bottom change from the sands to the rocks. It looks so clear like crystal. If you wear snorkel glasses, you can see very clear the corals on the bottom.
SUNSET ON CRYSTAL BAY
*) Photo source: Anang
**) This beach has a treasure under the water. The corals and the clear water like a crystal. You need snorkeling to see it. After snorkeling you can relax, lay down and watch the sunset. It’s perfect place to end the tour before you come back to your stay/hotel.
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SOME ‘SEE & DO’ NEAR CRYSTAL BAY BEACH:
You can combine to visit these places when you visit Crystal Bay beach:
You can also check our recommended itinerary here: Day 15 itinerary.