Heaven for tourists from all over the world looking for peace, serenity and beach fun, Mandalika is the perfect vacation spot! This integrated resort area in Central Lombok of West Nusa Tenggara Indonesia is known for its stunning beaches and natural landscapes that can cure your craving for vitamin sea. These are the places you should definitely visit while you’re there:
Don’t mistake it for the Kuta Beach in Bali, Lombok has its very own Kuta. Located at the south side of Lombok, this glowing beach has clean white sands, crystal clear waters and healthy reefs that would catch your hearts. Here you can choose to do a lot of activities like snorkeling, surfing or just tanning on the beach while you unwind with your loved ones.
It’s a sheltered beach with crystal clear waters and soft white sand. It is also pretty quiet because it is not known by many, making it a little private beach. The weather is fantastic and you would enjoy the view of green lush hills and the blue waters. You can also see some boats passing by as you chill around the area. A really relaxing view, great for a holiday escape!
Mawi Beach is located between Selong Belanak Beach and Mawun Beach. From Kuta Beach, you need to travel west about 45 minutes towards the Selong Belanak Beach direction. This beach is also popular for surfing, especially for intermediate to experienced surfers.
Besides its popularity as a surfing beach, Mawi Beach has stunning scenery as well. The bay has white sands surrounded by hills. The best time to visit Mawi Beach is during the dry season.
This beach is located between Selong Belanak Beach and Kuta Beach. This beach is also not so crowded and has beautiful scenery, so enjoy your peace and serenity here. Uniquely, this beach is shaped like a horseshoe with different water depths and wave strengths. Under the hills on each side of this beach, the water is relatively calm and quite shallow. Meanwhile, in the center, the water is quite deep with rather strong waves.
You can also climb the hills near the beach because the panoramic view from the top of the hill is really beautiful, overlooking the Indian Ocean, other surrounding beaches, and hills behind Mawun Beach.
Another unique and beautiful beach is Semeti Beach, Lombok. This beach looks like a private beach and you can experience the sparkling waters and white sand as its highlighted by the sun. Like other beaches in Lombok, you will see a lot of different forms of coral. Here, the coral reefs are not only formed like hills but also form milestones like crystal blocks.
While you are enjoying the natural panorama and the beauty of its beaches, you can also participate in fishing activities. Locals and tourists visit this area for fishing along the waters while enjoying the beach view. If you’re a go-to adventurous person, you will enjoy the water sports activities like snorkeling, diving, and surfing. Just bring everything you need for your perfect beach day - Semeti awaits.
Selong Belanak Beach is most admired by tourists, especially in the months of the holidays like June, July, and August. Even with their many visitors, they still maintain their extraordinary scenery. There are many activities you can do here too, like surfing or just enjoying the landscape as you chill by the beach.
Uniquely the shops and stalls around the beaches are still very traditional using bamboo and thatch. Grab a coconut for a fresh drink as you dip your feet in the water and enjoy the island life to the fullest.
Not many tourists are aware of this hidden gem that offers a breathtaking view. Just before the more popular Seger Beach, Serenting Beach awaits you with a scene like never before. The blue waters and big waves are great for surfers and also for families looking to chill at the seaside. The hills surrounding it are also a great spot for looking at its beauty from another angle.
One of the most popular beaches in the Mandalika tourism area, Seger beach is known by surfers all over the world. To enter this paradise on earth, all you need to do is spare 10,000 IDR for the entrance fee.
The rustic oceanside, stunning blue waters and the waves crashing through the beach surrounded by hills prove to be the perfect recipe for a relaxing day out. Don’t forget to order some coconuts to enjoy island life even more.
20-minutes east of Kuta you’ll find the most incredible white sandy beach consisting of two bays. This beautiful place is called Tanjung Aan, the birthplace of the legendary princess Mandalika. Accessing the area is quite easy and can be reached by cars or motorbikes. One can see beautiful farms and villages along the road while enjoying the view of nearby beaches and coconut trees. Tanjung Aan beach will serve you with its natural beauty. Its white sand has a unique texture because it is formed by the formation of coral fossils around the coast.
Tanjung Aan Beach is the perfect place for those who enjoy snorkeling and swimming because the waves are quite calm and the depth of the sea is quite shallow. During the afternoon, you definitely have to surf the waves. You can also enjoy the sunset from this beautiful spot.
As you already see, Lombok is well known for its beautiful and stunning beaches. In contrast to the well known Kuta Beach Lombok, Tanjung Bongo Beach not only has a beautiful view but also isn’t crowded with tourists. To get here, you would need to trek through Merese Hill. Don’t worry, the hill is not very steep and it is relatively easy to conquer. You could also bring your motorcycle, but it definitely will be a challenge.
The atmosphere on the beach is very calming because it is far from the hustle and bustle of the city, so you can relax here and the view is going to spoil you! The beach is not crowded and you will be greeted by vast white sand, crystal clear waters, and a ‘nature pool’ used for bathing or swimming. The entrance ticket is only Rp.5,000 for motorbikes and Rp.10,000 for cars.
With a wide array of choices in beaches with beautiful coastlines, no wonder that the island attracts tourists from around the world. Embark on a beach-hopping adventure to visit these stunning views around Mandalika. Bring your sunblock, hats, sandals, and beachwear because the relaxing and beautiful Lombok awaits you!
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