One of the most popular places in Nusa Penida is easily Crystal Bay, but just a 20-30 minute walk over the hill from Crystal Bay is a second beach with nicer sand and less people.
Welcome to Pandan Beach! This guide will explain how you can get there, and everything you need to know before you go!
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Pandan Beach Nusa Penida
Pandan is actually the 2nd of 3 beaches in a row, separated by hills that you need to hike in order to reach them:
This means you will have to pass through Crystal Beach in order to visit Pandan.
On the way to Pandan, you get some nice views of the snorkeling boats anchored in Crystal Bay.
Pandan is still a hidden beach as of 2020.
When I went, there were 100+ people at Crystal Bay, but only 2 or 3 tourists hanging out at Pandan.
There’s a small drink shack near the entrance, but aside from that, the beach is all yours!
FREE as of 2020.
There’s no entry fee here.
How To Get To Pandan Beach
Pandan Beach is on the west side of Nusa Penida island.
You can reach it on foot from Crystal Bay, which is accessible by car or scooter with a small parking fee.
From Crystal Bay, walk south until you reach the end of the beach. You’ll find a hidden path in the trees.
Follow this path over the hill for 20-30 minutes and you’ll arrive at Pandan Beach!
If you’re looking for more info on how to get to Nusa Penida island in the first place, you can find that here.
More Nusa Penida Travel Tips
Looking for more information on the beautiful island of Nusa Penida in Bali?
Don't forget to check out my full Nusa Penida Travel Guide with free tips, maps, photos, and more.
This island is loaded with nice beaches, cliffs, caves, and snorkeling spots!
Nusa Penida Private Driver
If you want to explore Nusa Penida in the comfort and safety of a van with a driver, my top recommendation would be GetYourGuide.
They offer a full day of driving and sightseeing in Penida (up to 8 hours) for 1-5 passengers. This tour includes the whole van + driver + petrol.
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Where We Stayed
We stayed at Saren Villa on the north coast of Nusa Penida, and paid 240k Rupiah ($15 USD) for a private double room with cold A/C, hot shower, and good WiFi.
This is one of the cheapest options in Penida, and it's in a great location near the best restaurants! We were happy.
Prices may fluctuate from time to time, so just keep an eye out for a good deal.
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