Lombok is a popular alternative vacation destination in Indonesia. This destination is perfect for those of you who are looking for a place with beauty that is not inferior to Bali but with a calmer atmosphere. In addition to offering beautiful panoramas, Lombok also has beach, culinary, history and cultural attractions. Nevertheless, the beach is the most visited destination. The following are some of the famous beaches in Lombok and can be included in the list of mandatory vacation spots to visit in Lombok.
Although the name is the same as the beach in Bali, Kuta Beach Lombok has its own characteristics. This beach is relatively clean and calmer. Located in Kuta Village, Central Lombok, this destination is a favorite choice for tourists who have just arrived at Lombok International Airport. This beach has soft sand with waves that are ideal for surfing learning. In addition, the underwater panorama on the beach is also very beautiful.
Popular activities at Kuta Beach Lombok are snorkeling and surfing. Surfing activities there can be done for beginners to intermediate. Other interesting activities are swimming, boat rental, and watching the sunset. The facilities available at this tourist attraction are also classified as adequate such as homestays, surfboard rental places, food stalls, and snorkeling equipment rentals. For snorkeling activities are calculated based on the package number of group members. Usually each person will be charged a rate of around Rp 200 thousand to do snorkeling activities. If you visit Kuta Beach, you should come around 09.00 am to 3 pm to get the optimal atmosphere and waves. If you want to see the sunset, come around 4 or 5 in the afternoon.
Selong Belanak Beach
This holiday destination is located on the same track as Kuta Beach. So this is the ideal choice if you want to do a chain beach visit. Selong Belanak Beach has soft white sand beach and blue water. Interestingly, this beach is also still relatively quiet despite being equipped with standard facilities. The waves on the beach are suitable for surfing, especially beginners.
Popular activities on this beach are swimming, surfing, sunbathing, snorkeling, and watching the sunset. Actually there is no entrance ticket to enjoy the beauty of this beach. For visitors who bring a vehicle only need to pay parking of Rp 3 thousand. From Kuta Beach, this beach can be reached by traveling about 30 minutes. In addition, the access road to the beach is also quite good. There are already several cheap food stalls around the beach so you don't need to worry about spending a lot of money if you're hungry.
Tanjung Aan Beach
This beach is also not far from the two beaches mentioned earlier so that you can visit all at once in just one day. In addition, this beach is also clean and has soft waves. The characteristics of this beach sand is greater compared to other beaches because it is more like pepper grains. There are several coral formations and rocky outcrops. In general, this beach is classified as visitor friendly and suitable for beginner surfers.
Popular activities besides surfing offered by Lombok holiday marketing are snorkeling. Many local residents rent out snorkeling equipment and open simple food stalls to facilitate tourists. You can buy young coconut and enjoy it while sitting on the available benches. This place is the location of the Bau Nyale Festival around February and March. From Kuta Beach, this beach is only about 3 km away and can be reached by public or private vehicles