South Lombok is a popular area for travellers to explore; being well known due to the stunning Kuta Beach. The landscape begins to change in the south, with drier terrain, less population and limited sealed roads; however, the sparkling ocean and incredible surf bring travellers to this hotspot all year round. The two main towns in the region are Kuta and Sekotong, each backing on to beaches overlooking the Indian Ocean. The surf culture plays a vital role in the region's tourism, thanks to the world-class waves on offer. The coastline's beautiful coral reef also brings snorkelers and divers to explore the vast underwater life.
South Lombok is home to a mix of fishing villages, weaving production and tourism operations for travellers to explore. There are many accommodation options surrounding Kuta, along with restaurants and dining options to explore. To visit the local villages along the coastline hire a motorbike or car to access the quiet, more remote beaches.
Set in Kuta Lombok, 600 m from Kuta Beach, Rascals Hotel offers accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, a bar and a garden. This 3-star hotel offers an ATM and luggage storage space. The hotel provides an outdoor swimming pool and room service and free WiFi.
The units at the hotel come with a seating area, a flat-screen TV with cable channels and a private bathroom with a hairdryer and a shower. Guest rooms at Rascals Hotel feature air conditioning and a desk.
Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a continental breakfast.
Rascals Hotel offers a terrace. You can play table tennis at the hotel.
Kosong Beach is 2 km from Rascals Hotel, while Mandalika Beach is 2.5 km away.
Overlooking the white sands and turqoise bay of Kuta Beach, Novotel Lombok Resort & Villas is located in South Lombok. Presenting traditional architecture with modern comfort, it has 3 outdoor swimming pools, a private beachfront and 2 restaurants.
Decorated with local fabrics and modern furnishings, air-conditioned rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, personal safe and a minibar. En suite bathrooms have shower facilities.
Surrounded by tropical gardens, Novotel Lombok Resort & Villas is a 20-minute drive from Lombok International Airport.
Guests can relax with a massage at the spa or along the beach, while children are entertained in the kid's club. Water sports activities such as scuba diving and kayaking are also available at additional charges. Beach visits and cultural day trips can also be arranged for free. There are also a range of activities that guests can enjoy on-site such as foosball, darts, table tennis, and cycling.
Spice Market Restaurant offers daily breakfast and dinner buffets. Entertainment centre and hearty dishes can be enjoyed at Fun @ Cool Restaurant. Light drinks and snacks are available at the two on-site bars.
Get the celebrity treatment with world-class service at Wyndham Sundancer Resort Lombok
Boasting a private beach and a large outdoor lagoon pool, Wyndham Sundancer Resort Lombok offers relaxing stays with extensive wellness facilities. Free WiFi is accessible throughout the resort.
Each suite overlooks the pool, garden or sea from the private balcony. Fitted with air-conditioning, it comes with a separate seating area and a well-equipped kitchen. The private bathroom includes a bath, a shower and a hairdryer.
Guests can have a meal at one of the 2 restaurants and have a refreshing beverage at the bar. In-room dining is also available.
You can relax in the sauna or with pampering treatments in the spa. Staff at the 24-hour reception can assist you with car rentals and airport shuttle. Other activities offered are snorkeling, windsurfing and day trips that can be arranged at the tour desk.
Batu Payung is known for its unique shaped rock looming over the beach. The rock has become a hotspot for photographers and travellers wanting to capture or witness the incredible sight. Batu Payung translates to "umbrella rock", and it has naturally formed from the water around the base of the rock, slowly eroding it. It is one of Lombok's natural attractions and worth visiting during your time on the island.
This oddly shaped rock sits at the tip of the beach. Here, the coast is made up of rocks and coral, and to reach Batu Payung; it is about a fifteen-minute walk from the shore. On the journey, expect to walk across the many rocks. Before visiting, check the tides and try to avoid visiting during high tide, as the rocks will be submerged making it difficult to walk.
The journey is about an hour by car from Mataram, or from Kuta, just a 20-minute drive. Batu Payung stands on the opposite end of the incredible Tanjung Aan Beach. Stop by at sunset to see the colours reflect off the rock, which is the most beautiful time of day to capture it. From Tanjung Aan Beach it is about a one-hour walk across the sand and the cliff edge, or alternatively, hop on a boat for 15 minutes to reach the site. Spend an afternoon exploring this beautiful part of Lombok, and don't forget to pack your camera to capture the gorgeous scenery surrounding Batu Payung.
Sade Traditional Weaving Village sits in the centre of Lombok and about 30 kilometres from Mataram. Home to Lombok’s indigenous locals, the Sasak people, traditional homes still stand made of wood and bamboo. This style is one of the key distinguishable features of Sade Village. Sade village is only small, and as you explore the narrow pathways between homes, it will take about 30 minutes in total. It is most famous for its weaving and handicrafts, and across the streets, most homes sell souvenirs for you to bring home.
Throughout the village, the quaint little huts stand, with many people weaving outside on display. From a young age, women in Sade must learn how to weave, as it is part of the cultural identity to preserve the tradition and allow it to continue. The weaving work is also what attracts tourists, and you will be able to purchase woven goods directly from locals on your visit to Sade. The pieces are incredibly detailed, and one woven piece can take up to two months to prepare.
During your stay in Lombok, explore Sade Village and learn about the local’s life. See how locals weave intricate and colourful pieces over months and have the opportunity to purchase the woven pieces and bring one home to keep.
Kuta Beach in the south of Lombok is home to pristine white sand and a rugged coastline. It is one of the more popular beaches in Lombok, with many travellers flocking to experience its sparkling water each year. With mountains to the west and rugged hills to the east, it makes a spectacular sight to witness. To reach the beach is easy, and it is the perfect spot to roll out your towel and sunbake all day. At 2.2 kilometres in the distance, this long stretch of beach is ideal for jogging or walking along too. A spectacular vantage point can be accessed from Madalika Hill to the east of the beach. The hill provides sweeping views across the bay with crystal clear water filled with coral below.
Kuta Beach is set 90 minutes by car from Mataram, with many transfers available. If you prefer your independence, opt to rent a car or scooter and explore for yourself instead. The beaches around Lombok charge a parking fee; so always bring small change with you.
There are many gorgeous beaches all just a stone's throw away from Kuta Beach, making it a great base to explore surrounding shorelines. Head to the east, and you will reach Seger Beach, which is recommended for snorkelling and surfing too.
The town of Kuta in Lombok is the most popular part of the island, leaving you spoilt for choice when it comes to accommodation options. The roads surrounding Kuta Beach and to the east are mostly dirt paved or sealed, and in reasonably good condition, so it is easy to drive around and explore on a motorbike or by car. However should you choose to head west, the road becomes less maintained.
For the surfers, Kuta Beach brings both left and rights in the bay. You will also have the option to jump on board with one of the local boats, for a small fee and be taken out further to areas like Gerupuk Bay. Rolling straight out onto the Indian Ocean, Kuta Beach is not only perfect for surfing but swimming too. Many surfers make the trip to experience its incredible waves and variety of breaks.
Aside from surfing, Kuta Beach provides a choice of outdoor activities like snorkelling and stand up paddle boarding. As the day begins to fade away, watch the sky fill with colour as the sun goes down. Sunsets from Kuta Beach are an incredible sight, so be sure to stay until late afternoon to witness one.
Lombok's Kuta Beach brings travellers from across the globe to experience its world-class waves and pristine water. Base yourself near Kuta Beach to make the most of what the island has to offer. Enjoy the choice of water activities and accommodation options, and easily plan your stay in Lombok with restaurants, resorts and beaches all in close distance.