Exploring West Lombok

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The Western part of Lombok Island is where the Lombok adventurers and nature lovers go. The area is filled with roads less traveled, offering choices from hills to beaches and a historical park like no other. We curated the best places to explore in West Lombok just for you. So read this list below, then prepare you adventure backpack. Because we are going on an adventure!


1. Bukit Malimbu


Located 24 KM away from the center of the city, people come to this hill mainly to catch the breathtaking sunset. When the sky is clear you will be able to see Gili Trawangan and Gili Meno, the two well-known Gilis, as well as the Mount Agung from distance. Combined with sunset view, some people called the view from Malimbu Hill a perfection. Don’t forget to take picture of the cheeky monkeys that hang around the hill.


2. Gili Nanggu


If Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air have become too crowded and less interesting for you, then head to Gili Nanggu for a change. Just like the other Gilis, Gili Nanggu also has white sand and blue beach, and less people, here you will have your private island fantasy fulfilled. To get there, you can take 45 minutes’ boat ride from Lembar Harbor.

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3. Tanjung Aan Beach


The beach is a home to Bau Nyale ritual. The ritual is related to a tale about the beautiful princess Mandalika who jumped into the sea to sacrifice herself. The princess is said to be the incarnation of a worm called Nyale. Tanjung Aan beach is perfect for those looking to swim or snorkel, due to the smooth flowing wave with medium depth. You can also rent good quality equipment here.

 


4. Sekotong Beach


Sekotong Beach offers calm waves with fine white sand beach and gentle breeze. This beach also has a magnificent background of green hills and the towering Mount Agung. The charm of Sekotong Beach is something you don’t want to miss on your trip in West Lombok. Getting here is quite easy as it is located adjacent to Lembar Harbor.

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5. Taman Narmada


Narmada park is more well-known for local tourists. The name of the park came from one of the holy rivers in India, Narmanadi. According to the history, this park was built for an old king who can no longer participate in a ceremony on the top of Mount Rinjani, and the park is the replica of it. Some people say, visiting Narmada Park feel like visiting a mini Mount Rinjani.

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