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Bukit Merese Hill In Lombok – A Complete Guide

Bukit Merese Lombok, or Merese Hill, is the perfect place to catch sunset in Kuta. With stunning views of the coastline, here’s all you need to know.

How To Get To Bukit Merese Hill

Merese Hill, known locally as Bukit Merese, is around a 20 minute drive East 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).

If you’re visiting Merese Hill for sunset, make sure to spend the day at Tanjung Aan Beach which is located within the same grounds.

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.

Bukit Merese Hill Entrance Fee

Entrance: 10,000 IDR per scooter.

This covers entry to Tanjung Aan Beach & Bukit Merese Hill.

Bukit Merese Hill Opening Times

Bukit Merese Hill is open all day, every day.

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The simple walk up Merese Hill

Best Time to Visit Bukit Merese Hill

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.

It’s worth visiting Bukit Merese Hill at any time of day as the views are pretty spectacular. It doesn’t actually get too many visitors during the day.

However, expect it to fill up later in the day as people start to gather to try and catch the famed sunset views.

We’d visted Tanjung Aan Beach the day prior and didn’t realise Bukit Merese was located within the same grounds, so had to pay once again on entrance. We learn from our mistakes!

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

Merese Hill Bukit Merese Lombok Sunset
Grabbing a snap with the lonely tree

What To Expect At Bukit Merese Hill In Lombok

So we’d heard it was the best spot for sunset in the South and it didn’t disappoint!

We headed up to Merese Hill at around 5pm after a long day of exploring around Kuta.

The parking is so close to the hill that it’s only a tiny walk up and the view is incredible!

There’s a single lonely tree that’s become quite the photo spot on social media. So after playing around and getting some shots we were just in time for a pastel skyline.

The simplicity of the surroundings at the top of Bukit Merese makes for such a calm setting. And we were lucky enough to catch the best sunset of our Lombok trip!

If you’re heading to Kuta anytime soon make sure to save one evening for a trip to the top of Bukit Merese Lombok and you won’t be left disappointed! A must for any Lombok itinerary.

Merese Hill Bukit Merese Lombok Sunset
The incredible sunset view from the top of Bukit Merese Lombok
Merese Hill Bukit Merese Lombok Sunset
The views overlooking the south coastline
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Appreciating the moment during our best sunset in Lombok

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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Bukit Merese Hill In Lombok Guide

Leanne Marshall

Thursday 7th of June 2018

Hey You two! :)

Lovely post again!

not sure if I have mentioned it already but I have published a blog post that features you. https://www.lemloves.com/2018/05/travel-bloggers-who-inspire-my-bucket-list.html

I hope you like it! Leanne

Charlie Pauly

Friday 8th of June 2018

Awww thanks so much Leanne! That's awesome love it :)