The beaches in Lombok are some of the hottest attractions on the island. So here’s our guide to which ones not to miss.
Before we visited Lombok, Tanjung Aan Beach headed the top of our recommendations.
We had heard how beautiful this tropical paradise was and we were certainly not disappointed.
With pristine white sand, crystal clear turquoise water and colourful warangs all set against a backdrop of lush green it is a stunning beach.
We’d also heard about the iconic ‘insta famous’ beach swings dotted around the bay and knew it was a place we had to visit.
So, for the perfect paradise beach and some stunning photo opportunities, Tanjung Aan Beach is the place to head for.
Now we have visited, we can definitely say Tanjung Aan Beach has to be one of the best beaches in Lombok.
2. Seger Beach
Seger Beach is a new up-and-coming spot and, in our opinion, another 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 sun loungers as well as kiosks selling food and drink.
So this hidden gem is another great spot that has all that’s needed for a perfect beach day.
Only the true beach hunters and locals know about this one at the moment, so you might even be lucky enough to have it completely to yourself!
From Kuta we headed out west to the beautiful Selong Belanak Beach.
This soft, white sand beach is very popular with surfers. Especially the less experienced, as it has gentle waves that are ideal for novices.
You’ll find plenty of surf schools dotted along the beach offering lessons and boards to hire. Making this the perfect spot to start your surfing journey.
Although tourists head to Selong Belanak mainly for surf lessons, there’s still room for those who want to relax and enjoy the beach.
There’s also plenty of tasty food on offer in the local warungs, including fresh fish caught by the local fishermen.
So, even if you don’t want to surf, the facilities, panoramic views and stunning sunsets make this beach well worth a visit.
4. Semeti Beach
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 was low around sunset but the rock pool reflections made 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 to pump-up your tyre at inflated prices. If this happens, head back to the main road where there is a shop that will sort you out at the normal prices.
5. Mawi Beach
If you’re looking for some of the best surf in Lombok then Mawi Beach is your spot.
However, 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.
Once you reach the beach you’ll find it’s beautifully framed by amazing rock formations which make for some great photo opportunities.
We visited for the day and although we don’t surf, it was still great fun soaking up the surfer vibe and watching the guys out on the waves.
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.
The atmosphere was good, the people were friendly and it’s an awesome spot to chill and grab some vegetable noodles.
This is also another beach that is renowned for its beautiful sunsets!
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 famous for great snorkelling in Indonesia.
Gili Islands Snorkeling Day Trip is highly recommended if you do fancy doing some snorkelling.
Scuba diving and free diving are very popular here due to the beautiful coral formations and abundance of marine life including sea turtles. With the most famous diving points being Shark Point, Manta Point and Simon’s Reef.
Alternatively, the Private Gili Islands Trip w. Glass-Bottom Boat is another enjoyable and relaxing way to get close-up to the amazing marine life.
Cars and motorised vehicles are prohibited on the islands. The different forms of transport are by foot, bicycle or horse-drawn carriages called Cidomos. Bicycles can be rented from the locals.
So, if you’re talking about seeing the best Lombok beaches, then the Gili Islands have to be included.
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.