Snorkeling at Manta Point is one of the most amazing experiences you can have on Nusa Penida Island.
These underwater giants are incredibly humble and to be able to swim with them is a moment I guarantee you will never forget!
I have put together this complete guide to visiting Manta Point Nusa Penida including where to book and what to expect on the Manta snorkeling Nusa Penida tour.
BEST NUSA PENIDA MANTA POINT TOUR
OVERVIEW – MANTA POINT NUSA PENIDA
WHERE TO BOOK A MANTA POINT SNORKELING TOUR?
There are a couple of options to book a Manta Ray Snorkeling Nusa Penida tour which I have listed below.
From Nusa Penida Island, boat tours operate out of Toya Pakeh Bay to Manta Bay Nusa Penida on a daily basis.
You can head down to one of the many tourist offices in Toya Pakeh to organize your Nusa Penida manta snorkeling trip.
The cost of a Nusa Penida Manta Point snorkeling tour is between 250,000 and 350,000 IDR.
If you happen to be in Bali and want to go snorkeling on Nusa Penida, there is one tour that I can highly recommend which is a full-day trip from Bali.
The Swim with Mantas + Land Tour From Bali is the most top-rated tour with great reviews and thousands of bookings.
This tour includes hassle-free pick-up and drop-off from your hotel, return boat transfers from Bali and an English-speaking guide.
You will visit such spots as Nusa Penida Manta Point, Crystal Bay, Gamat Bay, Toyapakeh Wall, and more!
MY EXPERIENCE AT NUSA PENIDA MANTA POINT
Our Manta snorkeling Nusa Penida tour began at 7:30 am when we met with our boat and tour guide at Toyapakeh Bay.
Our guide provided everyone with snorkeling gear and fins before jumping on board the boat.
We cruised on the boat for around 30 minutes across crystal-clear waters until we arrived at the Manta Bay Nusa Penida snorkeling spot.
Within seconds of arriving, our snorkeling guide started yelling out “manta, manta, manta.” We spotted a manta ray cruising along the surface of the water and we were quick to jump in with mask, snorkel, and fins!
These majestic creatures are absolutely incredible! They glide effortlessly through the ocean and are really friendly to swim with.
The manta rays at Nusa Penida Manta Point can be quite intimidating to begin with due to their body size of up to 5 meters, though you will soon realize they are harmless, humble giants.
I counted roughly 8 to 10 different mantas during our Nusa Penida manta snorkeling experience, which is more than usual. I think it is safe to say we got very lucky!
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CRYSTAL BAY BEACH
Our tour guide was really flexible with our group and was happy to do whatever we requested on the Manta Point snorkeling Nusa Penida tour.
So we snorkeled for at least 2 hours before making our way around to Crystal Bay on the boat. The reef here is super colorful and many species of fish can be seen.
Palm trees in the bay line the beach on a golden stretch of sand, so we asked our guide if we could go explore and he was more than happy to drop us at the beach.
We spotted a large group of locals who were gathered under some temporary tarps hung between the trees. We wandered over to see what was going on and discovered a traditional cockfighting tournament.
Big money was getting thrown around the arena, betting for one rooster to win the battle. It wasn’t my scene by any means and I couldn’t stand watching it for long.
Small warungs line the beach at Crystal Bay if you want to grab a fresh coconut to sip on under the shade of the palms.
Crystal Bay Beach is also an epic location to get those ‘tropical island vibe’ shots.
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TOYAPAKEH WALL SNORKELING SITE
After a short stop at Crystal Bay, the Manta Point snorkeling tour continues to Toyapakeh Wall which is another popular diving and snorkeling site here on Nusa Penida Island.
Toyapakeh Wall is a diverse marine ecosystem with an abundance of corals and tropical fish that you can see while drifting in the current along the surface.
Make sure you save enough battery on your cameras for this spot.
From here, the boat will drop you back to Toya Pakeh which concludes the Manta Ray Snorkeling Nusa Penida Tour.
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MANTA POINT NUSA PENIDA LOCATION
WHERE TO STAY IN NUSA PENIDA
Nusa Penida Island has hundreds of accommodations to choose from, so I have narrowed it down to the best places to stay suitable for budget backpackers, luxury travelers, and everyone in between.
See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend.
LUXURY: MAUA NUSA PENIDA
MAUA is one of the only luxury properties in Nusa Penida which is located on the cliffs near Gamat Bay and boasts stunning ocean views.
It’s the perfect place to stay after the Manta Snorkeling Nusa Penida Tour.
Features include a swimming pool, a restaurant and bar, an outdoor terrace, free Wi-Fi, and breakfast is included for all guests.
Highly recommended for couples with a choice of staying in one of the suite villas or luxury villas.
MID RANGE: LA ROJA BUNGALOWS
La Roja Bungalows is the most Instagrammable accommodation in Nusa Penida making it the perfect place to stay for couples or friends.
These cute wooden bungalows sleep up to 2 people and feature spacious rooms, a private bathroom, air-conditioning, and free Wi-Fi.
There is also an outdoor swimming pool, a shared lounge, and a restaurant with breakfast included for all guests.
BUDGET: NUANSA PENIDA HOSTEL
This is the most popular hostel on the island to accommodate solo backpackers and all other travelers on a budget.
It’s a great place to hang out after your manta point snorkeling Nusa Penida trip.
Each bungalow-style dormitory has an ensuite bathroom, private balcony, sofas, personalized wardrobes, and free Wi-Fi.
Nuansa Penida Hostel also has a swimming pool, a restaurant, a mini-mart, and rental scooters available.
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