Tanjung Aan Beach is covered in pristine white sand and, with its iconic swings, is a place you must experience. So here’s all the info for visiting.
Tanjung Aan Beach 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.
Entrance – 10,000 IDR
Mie Goreng – 25,000 IDR
Toilet – 5,000 IDR
Tanjung Aan Beach Opening Times
Open all day, every day.
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 a great beach that gives you choices of being active, relaxing or both.
With food, toilets and all the other facilities at this beach you just need to turn up and enjoy!
What To Pack
What To Expect At Tanjung Aan Beach Lombok
We headed to Tanjung Aan Beach as soon as we arrived in Lombok.
We’d heard from a lot of people that it was the most popular beach in Kuta and the crystal white sand and turquoise waters didn’t disappoint.
As soon as we arrived we could see the colours for miles and couldn’t wait to get in the waters. It was literally paradise compared to the black sand beaches in Canggu we’d been used to.
Tanjung Aan Beach is great for swimming as the water is not too shallow, like some of the other beaches, and you can clearly see any reefs and avoid them.
This beach is also recommended for surfing novices. It’s possible to book up surf lessons and also paddle boarding if you are looking to get active.
The beach also has many swings for that perfect Instagram snap, as well as a row of local warungs (restaurants) and bamboo loungers for the less active!
We paid 25,000 IDR for a Mie Goreng (vegetable noodles) which included beach chairs for the day. We’re not sure if you usually have to pay for these but the swing was also free.
Overall, the picturesque beach was the dream intro to our Lombok experience and has to be one of the best beaches in Lombok.
We spent the day kicking back and chilling in paradise, with a few breaks in between to dive into the cool waters to refresh, before heading over to Batu Payung for sunset.
Tanjung Aan Beach is a must visit when in Kuta!
Also, another great spot for beautiful sunset views, Bukit Merese Hill, is just a few minutes away.
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.