On the south of Lombok lies Kuta which has recently become the most popular tourist area on Lombok.
The area has some excellent beaches and is popular with surfers for the quality of the waves at some beaches.
Beach – The beach at Kuta is popular with surfers and has beautiful white sand and beautiful water.
There are a number of other excellent beaches in the area.
Accommodation – There are a number of options along the coastline from wonderful homestays through to a couple of 4**** hotels
Nightlife – Although not as lively as on Bali it is still fun with plenty of choices including local bands and DJ’s.
Food – We think that some of the best food on Lombok can be found in the Kuta area with a good selection of international and local cuisine.
Things To Do
Kuta is often regarded as one of the best surfing locations in Indonesia, with beaches suitable for beginners and experience surfers. Generally beach life is key to the area.
Bangkang Cave is a wonderful cave with a bamboo staircase heading down into the cave which is lit with burning coconuts. The light that shines through the cave, especially at midday, are beautiful. If bats are not your thing then probably best not heading here.
Where To Stay
4**** – Mawun Raya Resort is 1 km from Mawun Beach and is set away from other tourist spots for a more secluded feel.
Novotel Lombok Resort and Villas is set in tropical lush gardens suitable for families and couples
3*** – Kies Villas is a cosy hotel featuring two-storey bungalows and private villas.
Sikara Lombok Hotel has just 12 rooms surrounded by palm trees and lush greenery
Shu Villa is around a 10 minute walk from the beach and is situated in a quiet area with a number of 2 bedroom villas
2** – Villa Bau Nyale is a boutique hotel with just 12 rooms set in a secluded location
Other – Diyah Homestay sits on a hill close to the centre of Kuta with shops and restaurant a short walk away
Roy Homestay sits just outside of Kuta with comfortable rooms all with private bathrooms.
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