The beaches in Lombok are some of the hottest attractions on the island. So here’s our guide to which ones not to miss.
Getting around Lombok couldn’t be easier.
Before we start, if you’re looking for transfers from the airport to your hotel, you can secure a cheap and easy Lombok Airport Private Transfer by Car.
We always choose to rent scooters, which start at around 50,000 IDR per day, and explore ourselves.
These can usually be rented from your accommodation or they will point you in the right direction.
With A Drive:
Another option is to rent a driver, which is pretty popular for day trips around Lombok, and they start at around 500,000 IDR per day (8 hours).
For those short on time, or that prefer everything to be organised for them, there are some awesome tours on Get Your Guide available to book in advance.
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Before we headed to Lombok, Tanjung Aan Beach was right at the top of our recommendations.
The Kuta beach is covered in pristine white sand and, with it’s iconic swings dotted around the bay, it was a place we had to visit.
The beautiful turquoise blue sea was clear and calm, perfect for swimming or canoeing.
Now we can firmly say Tanjung Aan Beach has to be one of the best beaches in Lombok.
Seger Beach is a new up and coming spot and in our opinion one of the best beaches in Lombok!
This beach is dominated by a rocky coastline, the sands are pure white and the ocean is ridiculously blue.
The waves are good for surfing and there are surf clubs if you are interested in having lessons. You can buy refreshing coconut drinks and there are loungers and kiosks selling food and drink.
Only the true beach hunters and locals know about this one, so you might even be lucky enough to relax with no one else there!
Selong Belanak Beach is a beautiful white sand beach ideal for beginner surfers.
We headed out West from Kuta to hit the beaches for the day and this one is mainly for surf lessons although can be a good chill spot if you enjoy fresh fish – it’s a hub for local fishermen.
There are quite a lot of kiosks with reasonably priced food and drinks.
The panoramic views and stunning sunsets alone make this beach worth a visit.
Semeti Beach was the perfect way to finish off our full day of beach hopping around Kuta.
If you looking for Lombok beaches with a sunset view then this is your spot! The tide is low around sunset but the rock pool reflections make for a memorable sunset!
The rock pools are home to an amazing variety of sea creatures including crabs, sea slugs, sea urchins and many more. If visiting at low tide, families with children would certainly have fun exploring these rock pools.
One thing to be careful of at this beach – if you travel there by moped, we have heard of a couple of instances where people have returned to their moped to find that the battery is flat or they have a flat tyre.
The locals will then offer to get you a new battery or pump up your tyre for you at inflated prices. If you head back to the main road there is a shop that will sort you out at the normal prices.
If you’re looking for some of the best surf in Lombok then Mawi Beach is your spot.
Access to this beach can be a little tricky. The last 30 minutes (if on a moped) is a bumpy, gravel track that is difficult to manoeuvre on if there are two of you on the moped! Much easier with one person per moped.
The beach is framed by amazing rock formations that make for some great photo opportunities.
We visited for the day and although we don’t surf it was great fun to watch the guys out in the waves and everybody around Mawi is there for same thing.
There are kiosks where you can get cold drinks, fresh fruit and food and lots of places to sit in the sun or the shade.
This is another beach that is renowned for it’s beautiful sunsets.
The vibes were good, the people were friendly and it’s an awesome spot to chill and grab some vegetable noodles.
Of course if you’re heading to Lombok you’ll already know about the Gili Islands but we had to include them in the best beaches in Lombok blog.
Gili Trawangan, Gili Air and Gili Meno are an archipelago of small islands, home to some of the clearest blue waters and most famous snorkelling in Indonesia.
Scuba diving and free diving are very popular here due to the beautiful coral formations and abundance of marine life including sea turtles. The most famous diving points are Shark Point, Manta Point and Simon’s Reef.
Cars and motorised vehicles are prohibited on the islands, so the preferred form of transport is by foot, bicycle or the horse-drawn carriages called cidomos. Bicycles can be rented from the locals.
So, if you’re talking the most tropical Lombok beaches, then these have to be visited.
Luxury – Mana Yoga Retreat
Boasting a year-round outdoor pool, Mana Retreat offers an accommodations in Kuta Lombok. The hotel has a sun terrace and a spacious area with wooden flooring where guests can take daily yoga classes with a surcharge. Free private parking is available on site. All units have a seating area with views of the tropical garden. Every room comes with a private bathroom and a bidet. There is a shop and a vegetarian restaurant at Mana Retreat. Guests can also enjoy a movie in the evening, 4 times a week.
Mid Budget – Puri Rinjani Bungalows
Offering an outdoor swimming pool and an on-site restaurant, Puri Rinjani Bungalows is a beachfront property located in Kuta in Lombok. free WiFi access is available in public areas. This holiday park is only about a 2-minute walk from Kuta Lombok Beach and Lombok International Airport is reachable within 30 minutes by car from the property. The bungalows at Puri Rinjani come with air conditioning and a flat screen TV with satellite channel, a wardrobe, and a safety deposit box. The private bathroom features shower facility. There is also a terrace with seating area overlooking the lush garden and pool.
Budget – Kebun Homestay
Located 11 miles from Selong Belanak Beach, Kebun Homestay offers a garden, a terrace and air-conditioned accommodations with a patio and free WiFi. There’s a fully equipped private bathroom with bidet and free toiletries. The family stay offers a continental or à la carte breakfast. Both a bicycle rental service and a car rental service are available at Kebun Homestay. Kuta Beach is a 12-minute walk from the accommodation, while Tanjung Aan Beach is 6 miles away.
For more places to stay in Kuta, you can check the latest prices on Booking.com.