West Lombok is considered to be one of the principal tourism areas, filled with hotels, restaurants, tourism companies and scooter/car rental stores operating within the region.
The area spans across the west coast from Senggigi in the north, continuing south to Lembar Port. West Lombok is a popular departure point for those taking part in tours to Mount Rinjani. Senggigi welcomes those arriving by boat to the island and is the main access point on to the Gili Islands. The region is built-up in contrast to the rest of the island and provides a variety of upmarket resorts and villas. Meanwhile, historic villages still stand lined with beaches and incredible views of the Gili Islands.
West Lombok is a hub of activity on this quiet island and a great place to stay the night at to explore the surrounding Gili Islands, the natural landscape surrounding Mount Rinjani or gorgeous beachfront resorts.
Experience World-class Service at Sheraton Senggigi Beach Resort
Situated right on Lombok’s Senggigi Beach, Sheraton is surrounded by tropical gardens. It includes 4 dining options, an outdoor pool and a spa. Modern rooms offer a patio or balcony featuring viewsof the ocean, pool or surrounding grounds.
Sheraton Senggigi Beach Resort is one kilometer from Batu Bolong Temple and 12.1 km from Lembar Harbour, which connects Lombok to Bali. Lombok International Airport is 48.3 km away.
Putri Duyung Bar is an in-pool bar where guests can order snacks and drinks, while Bawang Putih Grill offers grilled steak and seafood dishes poolside. Facing the landscaped grounds, Kebun Anggrek Restaurant serves breakfast. Drinks and light snacks are offered at the Sunset Bar.
Spacious air-conditioned rooms at Sheraton Senggigi feature a flat-screen TV with a DVD player and a personal safe. Private bathrooms come with bathtub and shower facilities. Tea/coffee making essentials and a minibar are included and 24-hour room service is available.
Guests can play a game of tennis, or exercise in the gym. Other facilities include a business center offering free internet access, and a tour desk. The staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with luggage storage, currency exchange or airport shuttle services. Complimentary parking is provided.
Experience World-class Service at Anema Resort Gili Lombok
Located on the pristine Sire Beach and just minutes away by boat to the famous Gili Islands, Anema Resort presents a tranquil beachfront getaway with picturesque views of the bay. It also offers great activities for snorkeling and diving, as well as an on-site restaurant. Guests enjoy pick-up/drop-off to Teluk Kodek and Teluk Nare Harbor.
Certain rooms have a private bathroom with a hot tub, while others have slippers and free toiletries. Some rooms feature a seating area where you can relax. A balcony or patio are featured in certain rooms.
The beachfront Holiday Resort Lombok is located along Senggigi Beach, a 5-minute drive from Senggigi tourist area. Set on 15 hectares, it features tropical surroundings including palm trees, flowers and butterflies. There is a large swimming pool with a sun deck and guests can choose from over 5 dining options.
Tropical-themed rooms offer bright orange décor with wooden furniture and fixtures. Each is air-conditioned and has a balcony or terrace. Tea and coffee making facilities are provided.
Guests can enjoy a game of beach volleyball, table tennis and aqua aerobics provided by the hotel. Tennis court facilities are also available. Bicycles can be rented for a cycle along the beach.
Traditional Indonesian delights can be enjoyed at Rijani Restaurant while Ka Restaurant features outdoor dining, offering seafood. Live entertainment is offered at Gecko’s Steak Bar.
This resort is approximately a 30-minute drive from Selaparang Airport and an hour and 15 minutes' drive from Bandara International Lombok Airport. Mayura Water Palace is 12 mi away.
The journey to Pusuk Monkey Forest will take you through stunning forest and down a windy road. The area is officially a protected reserve, and home to the grey monkey. Due to people continually being around, monkeys have become accustomed to people.
If you plan to stay for a few nights in Senggigi, take the Pusuk Pass, which will lead you on to the forest. On the journey in, pay attention to monkeys treading across the road, as often they are crossing or walking around. The gorgeous winding road follows slowly up to the hill, showcasing views across the thick jungle. Home to an array of birdlife and wildlife species; take note of the birdcalls and sound of nature as you pass.
Wander through the forest, and expect to pass by groups of monkeys lazing about. Take note of your possessions and make sure you do not carry any food with you, as monkeys are known for being confident thieves. Remember that while monkeys look cute and kind, they are still wild animals. Therefore take necessary precautions. Leave the monkeys to relax and refrain from disturbing them. Often travellers put their bags down to take a photo of the monkeys in their element and find that in that short time frame, their possessions get stolen. So pay attention to these cute but calculated creatures!
Tanjung sits on the northwest coast of Lombok and means "cape" in Indonesian. This destination is quickly starting to thrive as a tourist hub, with five resorts in the area and many new villas opening too. When it comes to dining, the resorts provide a mix of both Indonesian and international cuisines to enjoy. Visit the temples nearby to learn about local culture, or explore the town's traditional produce market. Tanjung is about one and a half hours to Mataram City.
During your holiday, make the most of Sire Beach or Lokok Piko Beach for a relaxing day by the water, or explore the many waterfalls across North Lombok like Sendang Gile or Tiu Kelep. The region also is a great place to stop for those wanting to visit the Gili Islands while being close by to the port.
Senggigi Beach connects on to the port for the Gili Islands and in the dry season boats moor onto the beach. The beach has many swimming areas as well as different breaks for surfers. Marine life is present in the area too, and canoeing is a popular activity for visitors.
The town of Senggigi used to be the main tourist strip in Lombok. Nowadays it isn't as popular for travellers, with many opting to visit Kuta in the south or the Gili's instead. Surrounded by sweeping bays and beaches, Senggigi Beach is made up of white sand, sprawling out onto the coral reef. Depending on the time of year you visit, the sand colour changes and can be affected by the boats as well as the season.
With many accommodation options nearby from homestays to more extravagant options, you will find even more luxury stays in the north around Mangsit.
The best time to visit is at dusk to enjoy the view from the beach or one of the many restaurants lining the water. The outlook across the water showcases Bali and Nusa Penida in the distance, and at sunset, the light outlines the island's frame.
In the area, there is a mix of Western-style dining as well as Indonesian warungs to grab a bite to eat at, with barbecued corn available across the headland (popular street food in Indonesia). Senggigi is a favourite for locals, and on a Sunday you will notice the crowds pick up.
Senggigi Beach is a comfortable place to stop through on your journey to the Gili's. With its choice of restaurants lining the water, spend a day relaxing in the sun.