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What are the best beaches of Nusa Penida

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What are the best beaches of Nusa Penida

OK so our conclusion is that Bali itself doesn't have nice beaches but the islands of Bali most likely do. We want to visit Nusa Penida, of course we have seen many videos and most of them deal with that Dinosaur-shaped mountain to take instagram selfies and fly a mavic drone over (which we will)

But what about beaches for swimming? Does it have accessible turquoise-transparent beaches? What about snorkeling?

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1. Re: What are the best beaches of Nusa Penida

I like Crystal Bay Beach on Nusa Penida. It has a Karst arch just offshore.

My other highlight on Nusa Penida was the underground cave temple.

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2. Re: What are the best beaches of Nusa Penida

Hi Arturo,

when exactly do you intend to visit Bali.

Where do you exactly intend to stay/overall itinerary.

How many are "you"

How and wherefrom do you intend to visit Penida.

How do you want to get round Penida. Scooter or Private Driver

Until you define your overall itinerary for Bali and especially time of year there are too many variables.

A fastboat return from Sanur with the main companies will cost IDR450-550k full price. Can go to a tourist booth and haggle down the price a bit.

Daytrips from Sanur with fastboat+ private driver can reach IDR1m per person (can haggle prices down).

But if staying on Lembongan can get snorkeling tours to Penida including Manta Bay for IDR200k per person

e.g. www.newbrosurfing.com

If on Penida and doing it yourself (just say you got a fastboat and then a scooter - although roads aren't that good) you can snorkel directly from the shore at Crystal Bay, easy if you have your own gear, but you can hire stuff off the guys on the beach.

However sometimes the sea around Crystal Bay isn't calm, especially if the wind picks up, and can be dangerous.

You can also hire one of the local boatmen to take you out snorkeling from Crystal Bay. They'll even go to Manta Bay from there.

There is also a cheap ferry from Padangbai to Toyapakeh that runs twice a day IDR40k ish

But all irrelevant if you are visiting in the rainy season. Sea can be very choppy around Penida, underwater visibility can be poor and the sea can be full of rubbish

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3. Re: What are the best beaches of Nusa Penida

Hi,

Crystal Bay is certainly one of the most easily accessible beaches, many of the others are tortuous to get to, but I prefer Atuh Beach to Crystal Bay although both are nice. Atuh has a slightly rough track to it but it’s quite short from the decent main road and it has reasonable steps down unlike several other beaches.

Cheers

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4. Re: What are the best beaches of Nusa Penida

We are planning to go there in 3 days (June 11) we don't want to rent a scooter, is there grab or gojek in there to get to those beaches? Also, is it worth staying in Lembongan for snorkeling purposes or those can equally be arranged from Nusa Penida?

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