Manta Bay in Nusa Penida Island, Bali Province

Nusa Penida Island has become a recommended vacation destination, especially for those who love water sports. It becomes a paradise for those who love swimming, snorkeling, and diving, for sure. In fact, it has lots of diving spots including the famous Manta Bay. As the name suggests, it becomes the best area to see beautiful manta rays while exploring beautiful scenery typical of Indonesia. Not to mention tourists can simply spend relaxing tourist activities by the shore, including beach walking, playing sand, sightseeing, photography, and sunbathing. Plus, a professional service is always available for them.

The Nuance
Once tourists arrive at Manta Bay, they may see a pristine shoreline with its beautiful blue sea. The most noticeable feature perhaps is a limestone coral that is located in Tanjung Pandan. This often becomes an object for photography, too. What is more? The best feature is none other than the diving spot, where many manta rays live. The current is considered strong, but the underwater view is amazing. In order to avoid discomfort, tourists should come with an instructor while diving, though. Some big corals are also seen down there. Also, tourists may see tons of planktons all over the water.

Exploring Manta Bay
It is true that most tourists visit Manta Bay for its underwater sea scenery. They must carry their diving or snorkeling gear, though. Also, for beginners, they should consider hiring an instructor or professional diver who knows the best spot for diving. So, what can tourists find? The most common ones are beautiful corals and colorful fishes. Still, Manta Bay is definitely known for its manta rays. Tourists should explore the right diving spot to meet these beautiful sea creatures, though.

At some time, tourists can only meet one big manta ray. For lucky divers, they may meet a group of manta rays, which may reach up to 20 mantas! The good thing is those fishes won’t attack people. Their calm and graceful traits are indeed quite satisfying. Here is the tip. Tourists should only conduct diving during a hot season! Why is that? They also have the chance to meet the ancient fish called Mola-Mola or sunfish in that area.

After enjoying diving, tourists must not forget to explore the shoreline. Beautiful natural landscapes and sea panorama accompany them in that area. Plus, the nuance is comfy enough for relaxation. For the best experience, tourists should visit it in the morning, though. The fresh breezy wind would soothe their body at the time.

Nearby Attractions

  • Tanjung Kuning
  • Segara Temple
  • Gamat Temple

How to Get There
The first destination would be Bali Island and tourists can get there by airplane, which is the fastest. From Jakarta City, in this case, tourists should visit Soekarno – Hatta International Airport and head to Ngurah Rai Airport right away. This flight may take around 1 hour and 40 minutes or more depending on the weather. Once they arrive at Denpasar City, the next destination is Sanur Port where they can get a boat service to Nusa Penida. The distance between the airport and the port is 17.3 km, so the trip may take about 31 minutes. Also, the best route to take is By Pass Ngurah Rai Street. For the information, the voyage to Toyapakeh Port may take about 40 minutes. From the port, tourists can take Raya Toyapakeh – Ped and head to Manta Bay right away. The distance is 3.4 km, so the trip only takes about 13 minutes.

Where to Stay

  • Batan Sabo Cottage
  • Gamat Garden Villa
  • Tanjung Kuning Villa

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