If you want to relax, swim or snorkel on Penida, Crystal Bay is your place! Of all the things to do in Nusa Penida, Crystal Bay is the perfect spot to finish off your Nusa Penida tour. So be sure to save some time at the end of your days to soak up the sun on one of the most beautiful beaches on the island.
Crystal Bay Beach
How To Get To Crystal Bay
Exploring the island yourself by moped will cost around 70,000 Rupiah and you can rent one straight from the harbour.
If you’re on a private Nusa Penida tour then Crystal Bay Beach will probably be your last stop of the day. On the first day of our Nusa Penida tour we took a day trip with @balinusapenidatour who covered all the iconic spots with ease.
To read our full Nusa Penida Island guide click here.
On the way up to Crystal Bay you have to venture through a whole jungle of palms trees. It’s impossible to not stop and take a photo.
Crystal Bay itself also consists of rows and rows of aligned palm trees leading to a private beach. If you know us then we were in our element and had to get a shot for the gram!
To get into Crystal Bay, it’s only 5,000 Rupiah. The second time we visited it was around 9am and there was nobody taking parking money. So this fee all just depends on timing.
We chose not to dive or snorkel. Although it’s certainly a famous spot to get your gear on and go and explore the underwater world. So this could push up your out goings if you chose to head out on activities.
The Beach Itself
Crystal Bay makes for an amazing place to hang at any time of the day although we were lucky enough to spend some time at both sunrise and sunset.
Sunrise was beautiful. Just as we thought it couldn’t get any more peaceful during the day time, of course it was EMPTY at sunrise!
There are beanbags and umbrellas scattered on the beach, so you can perch yourself for a drink and a bite to eat. The locals are super friendly and content at Crystal Bay, Not pushy or fussy like some of the other spots in Asia.
Hanging around for sunset is definitely worth the wait. Sunset was just as impressive as sunrise!
If you’re lucky enough to get some colours, it will be one of your lasting memories on Nusa Penida!
Luxury – Crystal Bay Villa & Residence – You can stay in one of the most luxurious Nusa Penida hotels for a not so hefty price and venture right out into the jungle of palm trees that is Crystal Bay.
Mid-budget – Singable Bungalows – A great accommodation with all the luxuries you need for a comfortable stay, not forgetting the plush poolside.
Budget – Deva Devi Beach Inn – A cheap and cheerful accommodation with great reviews and perfect if you’re travelling in style but on a budget.
For other places to stay in Nusa Penida you can check the latest prices here.
For our full Nusa Penida guide, check out Things To Do In Nusa Penida – Our Nusa Penida Tour.
If you’re heading back over to Bali and want some tips for which route to take, you can check out our break down – The Best Of Bali – A Route & Trip Guide
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