Selong Belanak Beach is a beautiful white sand beach, ideal for beginner surfers in Lombok. We headed West from Kuta and here’s all the info for visiting.
How To Get To Selong Belanak Beach Lombok
Selong Belanak Beach is around a 30 minute drive West 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.
Selong Belanak Beach Entrance Fee
Entrance: 10,000 IDR per scooter.
What To Expect At Selong Belanak Beach
If you’re looking to learn to surf in Lombok then Selong Belanak Beach is your spot.
The beach itself is made up of white powdery sand and although the water isn’t the clearest, that doesn’t matter to the people that visit.
That’s because the majority of visitors to Selong Belanak Beach are heading out West to take on beginner surf lessons or to practise their new found hobby!
Many boats were docked up on the shore with locals preparing fresh fish. As we arrived and the tourists were out in full swing.
The steady waves continued to roll in and we sat and watched for a while as first timers practised and practised standing up on their boards.
The locals seemed super friendly and patient when helping the novice surfers so if you’re looking to learn to surf in Lombok, this is one of the best places to try.
There are plenty of beach shacks and bamboo chairs sprawled out along the beach for guests to relax on and grab lunch before getting back out into the waves.
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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