Semeti Beach Lombok was the perfect way to finish off our full day of beach hopping around Kuta. So here’s our guide to everything Pantai Semeti.
Semeti Beach, also known as Pantai Semeti by locals, is around a 45 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).
Semeti Beach is also just a short 10 minute drive around the corner from Mawi Beach, a popular spot for the best surf in Lombok,
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.
Entrance: 10,000 IDR per scooter.
Semeti Beach Opening Times
Open all day, every day.
Best Time to Visit Semeti Beach + Tips
This is a perfect spot for sunset photos as the colours are beautiful.
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.
The sand is not the best but the water is amazingly clear. Making it easy to look out and avoid any sea urchins!
What To Pack
We headed over to Semeti Beach at around 5pm just in time for sunset. The tide was low and the reflections on the water made for a magical little spot amongst the rock pools.
Semeti Beach is a little known spot amongst the Kuta beaches and we were literally the only people there.
Surrounded both sides by cliffs, like most of the Kuta beaches, we went for a walk to find a little spot to set up and chill.
The waters are crystal clear. So clear in fact that luckily we spotted a couple of sea urchins before we had chance to step on them! So if you’re going at high tide during the day please be careful in the water.
We only hung around long enough to watch the sunset before our short drive back to Kuta but the time we did spend at Semeti Beach couldn’t have been better.
The sky lit up for us with all sorts of fiery colours and it’s an evening we’ll always remember as part of our Lombok adventure. Definitely up there for us as one of the best beaches 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.