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.
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.
Parking: 5,000 IDR
Batu Payung Beach Opening Times
Batu Payung is open all day, every day.
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
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.
Where To Stay In Kuta
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.
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.
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.