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Batu Payung In Lombok – A Complete Guide

Batu Payung in Lombok is home to one of the most unusual and amazing coastal landforms we’ve seen. Here’s everything you need to know for visiting.

UPDATE: I’ve been informed that as of March 2019 the rock collapsed. So the area is still open to the public but the famous attraction is no longer there.

How To Get To Batu Payung

Batu Payung is around a 15 minute drive from Kuta, the main tourist area in Lombok.

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.

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.

Batu Payung Beach Entrance Fee

Entrance: Free

Parking: 5,000 IDR

Batu Payung Beach Opening Times

Batu Payung is open all day, every day.

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The walk up to Batu Payung Lombok

Best Time To Visit Batu Payung

The driest months on the island of Lombok are July and August, although the weather is pretty good all year round with a mix of wet and dry as the climate moves towards the drier season.

The peak season for tourists is between May and October and it does get pretty busy.

This is an amazing sunset spot and offers up some great photo opportunities.

What To Pack

Photography Camera

Tripod

Day Bag

Power Bank

Reusable Water Bottle

Sunscreen

Lightweight Rain Jacket

Quick Dry Towel

GoPro

Lifeproof Phone Case

Dry Bag

What To Expect At Batu Payung

Sadly the beautiful Batu Payung collapsed in March 2019 and is no more. However, the beach is still beautiful and worth visiting

Batu Payung is a uniquely shaped rock that stands alone on the western side of Lombok.

It’s becoming very popular for photographers and tourists looking to capture a quirky shot and is an awesome spot for sunset.

To get to the unusual rock that sits on the tip of the island, it takes 15 minutes to walk from the carpark. You have to venture across some pretty slippery rocks. So be careful! We nearly fell over numerous times.

Also, make sure to check the tide before you head to Batu Payung. As when the tide is up, you won’t be able to reach as far as the famous rock. You can check the tides on the surf forecast website.

If you’ve already been to Tanjung Aan Beach you can see Batu Payung sitting opposite in the distance and it’s only a 10 minute drive so don’t miss it!

We spent one evening clambering over the rocks and hanging out at sunset. With this magical spot producing one of the prettiest skies of our travels.

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Batu Payung Beach gets a shaka from us!
Batu Payung Lombok Sunset
Batu Payung Lombok rewarded us with a stunning sunset
Batu Payung Lombok Susnet
Peace out Batu Payung Beach!

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.

Planning Your Trip

Book Your Flight

Use Skyscanner to find a cheap flight.

They search websites and airlines around the globe to find you the best possible routes and prices.

Book Your Accommodation

Use Booking.com to find the best accommodation deals.

They consistently return the cheapest rates on everything from guesthouses to hotels for all of your budget needs.

Don’t Forget Travel Insurance

Use SafetyWing to find the best travel insurance for you.

They provide travel and medical incident insurance built specifically for digital nomads.

Travel insurance will protect you against illness, injury, theft, and cancellations.

Book Your Tours & Activities

Use GetYourGuide to book your activities in advance.

They sell the best tours, excursions and activities to attractions around the world.

Conveniently book, download and access your tickets on the move all from your mobile.

Book Your Rental Car

Use RentalCars.com to find the best deals on rental cars in the area.

They compare all major car rental companies and allow you to easily book the perfect vehicle for your trip.

Buy Those Last Minute Bits

Use Amazon to buy everything you need for your adventure.

They offer next day delivery and you can use my travel packing checklist to make sure you haven’t forgotten anything.


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Batu Payung In Lombok Guide

Babs

Tuesday 5th of June 2018

Thanks for the tips!! We were doubting if we wanted to go to Lombok, but your tips reallllly help! We're even staying in the budget hotel you recommended!

Charlie Pauly

Thursday 7th of June 2018

Ahhh that’s amazing! Thanks so much, we’re just leaving the hotel now haha! Have an awesome trip! :)