Crystal Cave

Crystal Cave, Kupang: Address, Crystal Cave Reviews: 4/5

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DonnyJakarta
By DonnyJakarta
Near in City, clear water, but poor access and management
Jul 2019
This is a good destination near Kupang City, the "Gua Kristal" named after its crystal clear water, it is very beautiful inside the cave but unfortunately local goverment or local tourism body seems has no idea how to manage this beautiful sites, everything runs by the local people, they are friendly and helpfull but with poor management and with poor garbage management The cave located within a resdiential area, the access is very poor, the path is full with rocky and sharp stones, goverment could do something about this, ie to build a proper path with a wood deck or something, there is no public toilet at all, there is only a simple changing room made with left over wood and zync.. many garbage and grafiti .. such a waste of beauty The cave itself is very beautiful, and you can swim in its clear water - if you arrive in the morning, make sure you make arrangement with the caretaker who hold the key, Pak Osmi mobile number 0812 38767401 because the sites is always locked especially in morning Entrance fee is only Rp5000/pax (aprox usd 0,4) - and you pay the guard another Rp20,000 and there are 2 guards(incl the key keeper) - but this guards are very usefull, the are the one bring the torch, direct the light when you are taking picture, and the other one simply hold your camera abd took all videoa and picture for you This can be a very potential spot if managed properly, improve the access, build a proper public facilities like toilet and changing room, provide a proper restaurant, and since the cave is rather small - there has to be a visitor management with queing cards/ numbers, so it wont be too crowded inside the cave - limit group visit for 1 hour, the queing can wait in restaurant, provide a proper lightning and safety inside the cave, so a simple comprehensive facility and improve a lot Tips: 1. Make appointment with the caretaker prior arrival, so you wont wait for too long - Pak Osmi +6281238767401 2. Bring googles, and underwater camera or under water camera casing , the underwater is very beautiful, a GoPro camera would be very usefull 3. The water can be as deep as 10m- 15m, bring a swim jacket or swim tire if you cant swim 4. If you have your own underwater torch it can be very usefull too 5. Not suitable for underage children, the entrance is very stiff and slipery, the cave is dark and the water is deep - it can be very dangerous for small children Thanks

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Therambler11
4 contributions
Excellent place to visit
Aug 2019
Close enough to Kupang, only about 45 minutes, and a great place to swim. Really beautiful inside. A man with a flashlight and goggles dives down and illuminates the water which is really quite cool to see. Recommend you go in the morning as later in the afternoon it can get crowded.
Written September 12, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

DonnyJakarta
Serpong, Indonesia481 contributions
Near in City, clear water, but poor access and management
Jul 2019 • Friends
This is a good destination near Kupang City, the "Gua Kristal" named after its crystal clear water, it is very beautiful inside the cave but unfortunately local goverment or local tourism body seems has no idea how to manage this beautiful sites, everything runs by the local people, they are friendly and helpfull but with poor management and with poor garbage management

The cave located within a resdiential area, the access is very poor, the path is full with rocky and sharp stones, goverment could do something about this, ie to build a proper path with a wood deck or something, there is no public toilet at all, there is only a simple changing room made with left over wood and zync.. many garbage and grafiti .. such a waste of beauty

The cave itself is very beautiful, and you can swim in its clear water - if you arrive in the morning, make sure you make arrangement with the caretaker who hold the key, Pak Osmi mobile number 0812 38767401 because the sites is always locked especially in morning

Entrance fee is only Rp5000/pax (aprox usd 0,4) - and you pay the guard another Rp20,000 and there are 2 guards(incl the key keeper) - but this guards are very usefull, the are the one bring the torch, direct the light when you are taking picture, and the other one simply hold your camera abd took all videoa and picture for you

This can be a very potential spot if managed properly, improve the access, build a proper public facilities like toilet and changing room, provide a proper restaurant, and since the cave is rather small - there has to be a visitor management with queing cards/ numbers, so it wont be too crowded inside the cave - limit group visit for 1 hour, the queing can wait in restaurant, provide a proper lightning and safety inside the cave, so a simple comprehensive facility and improve a lot

Tips:
1. Make appointment with the caretaker prior arrival, so you wont wait for too long - Pak Osmi +6281238767401

2. Bring googles, and underwater camera or under water camera casing , the underwater is very beautiful, a GoPro camera would be very usefull

3. The water can be as deep as 10m- 15m, bring a swim jacket or swim tire if you cant swim

4. If you have your own underwater torch it can be very usefull too

5. Not suitable for underage children, the entrance is very stiff and slipery, the cave is dark and the water is deep - it can be very dangerous for small children

Thanks
Written July 27, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mama2010
Indonesia482 contributions
Not far from Kupang
Mar 2019 • Couples
The way to go down is not easy and rather slippery. The cave is not far from Kupang.
There is entrance fee of Rp.5.000/person.
Written May 9, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Nicky A
Solo, Indonesia5 contributions
Beautiful!
Feb 2019 • Solo
The water is crystal clear. The guides are friendly and very helpful in taking pictures. 😀 must visit when you're in Kupang
Written February 23, 2019
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Bajo B
indonesia21 contributions
nice trip from kupang
Nov 2018 • Friends
we had a very nice experience visiting the crystal cave. be warned it is slippery to climb down and back up.
Written November 27, 2018
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Sastia Vianny
Jakarta, Indonesia71 contributions
Crowded
Sep 2018 • Friends
This place so unique, the cave with a pool. The water really like a crystal and clean.
But when im visited so many local people swimming in here.
Written September 23, 2018
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TheLeg
Kuta, Indonesia56 contributions
Not tourist friendly
Aug 2018 • Couples
This place has the capability to be good, but needs some development. A good walkway to the cave and steps to get to the water are needed
Written August 9, 2018
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Flyer55_12
Perth, Australia137 contributions
Great little hideaway
May 2018 • Couples
As we had 3 days in Kupang we made the small trek out here, certainly was worth it if you go at the right time during the middle of the day, good to do a bit of swimming as well
Written June 15, 2018
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Jwhy79
19 contributions
Amazing
Feb 2018
Amazing if you like a little bit of mountain climbing.
Water was beautiful, bats were cool however the walk down and up is a little hard to do.
I really enjoyed seeing this natural wonder with my own eyes.
Written February 18, 2018
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mitageorge
Jakarta, Indonesia13 contributions
Nature swimming pool
Feb 2018 • Business
This is my first time went to chrystal cave and i'm so excited. I've heard about this cave from my friends. And finally i can get there. The path to reach the pool was very dangerous,and u need to bring flashlight,when i went there,i have no preparation because we are not planning to go to chrystal cave. But fortunately there are many children from local people are there,they help and guide me to go down the pool using their phone flashlight. I went there about 2 or 3pm,and inside the cave was so dark,i heard that better go there on 11am, where the sun reached inside the cave.
Written February 12, 2018
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