Bangkang Cave is an underground Lombok bat cave like no other. With light rays that will blow your mind, here’s a guide to visiting.
How To Get To Bangkang Cave Lombok
Bangkang Cave, or Goa Bangkang Prabu as the locals call it, is around a 10 minute drive from Kuta.
Kuta is the main tourist area in Lombok and there are plenty of fun things to do in the area.
We always choose to rent scooters when exploring Lombok. Which start at around 50,000 IDR per day.
These can usually be rented from your accommodation, or they will at least be able to point you in the right direction.
Another option is to rent a driver, which is pretty popular for day trips around Lombok.
Drivers 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.
Bangkang Cave Entrance Fee
Entrance: 60,000 IDR per person
What To Expect At The Lombok Bat Cave
We’d seen only a couple of photos online and knew that Bangkang Cave was a somewhat of an unknown spot on Lombok, so we had to try and find it.
Our mission began from Kuta at around 11am as we headed West, following maps.me to a location rightly named as ‘Mystical Neverland Bat Cave’.
If you don’t keep your eyes peeled it’s easily missed, as from the road it appears to be just a pile of rubble.
Although luckily we spotted the ‘Neverland’ sign and a local guided us down.
The entrance fee was a bit steep for Indonesia. Considering we only paid 10,000 IDR for Kelingking Beach, one of the most touristic spots in Bali, they were charging 60,000 IDR per person to enter Bangkang Cave. But we had to pay it!
Inside The Lombok Bat Cave
Inside, the locals burned coconuts in order the create sun rays that beamed down into the cave.
The sound of all the bats was very eery but the magical bamboo stairway leading down and the incredible rays of light that followed were unbelievable!
We were so amazed by the way the sunlight hit the rocks and created such beautiful spotlights of sunshine!
We shot photos and made videos until we couldn’t take the humidity anymore. There were thousands of bats in the cave, along with a lot of smoke coming from the burning coconuts.
You can only have so long in there because the heat, sweat and smoke gets a little too much.
At this pretty unique tourist attraction, we’ll never forget the incredible sun rays and the smell that took weeks to get out of our clothes. Bangkang Cave Lombok is definitely a must visit on the island!
The best time to catch the sun rays is around 12pm.
Where To Stay In Kuta
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.
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