Crystal Bay Beach



crystal bay nusa penida

Crystal Bay Beach Nusa Penida is a quiet arc of white-grey sand set amid rocky, scrubby outcrops, with a small jagged islet off shore and rugged Nusa Ceningan in the distance. The majestic mola mola, or sunfish, comes to cleanse here, meaning divers and snorkellers are also lured here in season (August and September), but, when the waters are calm, there is good offshore snorkelling year round. The beach is also the site of regular ceremonies so the southern end of the bay can be a bit littered at times with plastic drink cups and offerings. Crystal Bay also doubles as a floodplain – you’ll see the flood channel towards the southern end of the beach – so perhaps reconsider sunbaking in rainy season.