The west side of the island is one of the most popular with visitors with so much to see and do. It's particularly good in the morning for snorkelling at Crystal, Gamat bay and Toyapakeh harbour but also good for sundowners and photos later in the afternoon.
Our package includes: hotel or harbour pick up and drop off; tour by car or scooter; experienced, knowledgeable guide; bottled water.
This quaint little seaside village oozes charm and is also a hive of activity. With a couple of warungs serving food and cold drinks right on the beach it’s a great place to sit and watch the boats coming and going.
Situated in the west of the island it is also great for sundowners on the beach. Toyapakeh also has an early morning market providing fresh food and vegetables and other items to locals.
Drive through the scenic hills and and arrive at the beach that is known as Crystal Bay (the locals know it as Penida beach). Home to sparkling, clear waters with magnificent corals and tropical fishes. This is a popular spot for both snorkelers, divers and those that just want to enjoy the sun and pristine white sand set amidst beautiful scenery. It's really easy to access this beach by car or scooter.
Looking out at the sea, you will see a small temple set high on a rocky island. To the left of the beach are stairs which will take you up and over to neighbouring Pandan beach. Crystal bay is the perfect place to finish your day with a sundowner and camera in the other hand.
It takes a little more effort to walk down the hill to the beach but once you do you will be rewarded with the most amazing snorkelling experience, a kaleidescope of colours and varieties.
This bay is uninhabited and due to access taking more effort, it is often quite deserted so you could just have it to yourself!
BROKEN BEACH / ANGEL BILLABONG & SMOKEY BAY
A popular destination with three attractions close to one another. This side of the island is known for its high cliffs and panoramic views.
Smoky bay is at its best at high tide. Waves crash against the cliffs sending a resounding boom sound through the air. The impact sends a burst of water into the air which gives the appearance of smoke hence the name.
We continue onwards to Broken Bay (Pasih Uug) situated a little further along the road. Once, a large cave accessed only by sea, it has lost its roof to become a magnificent gaping hole in the earth. Walk right around it or stand near the edge and look down at the beautiful blue waves coming onto a beach that can still only be accessed by boat in the right conditions.
Walking a short distance around weathered, volcanic rocks will bring you to Angel Billabong. At low tide it becomes an infinity pool, if you dare to climb down you can take a swim.
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