South Lombok is famous for its stunning beaches. In fact, there are over ten world class beaches spread across just 25km of coastline.
Selong Belanak: Considered to be one of the finest beaches in Asia, this 3km white sand beach offers great surfing for beginners, crystal clear waters and beautiful sunsets to enjoy.
Mawi Beach (5km): A small but beautiful bay beloved by many surfers and sunbathers alike. Nearby are two pretty rock beaches (Semeti and Telawas), which provide some great opportunities for any lovers of photography.
Lancing Beach (7km): A long white sand beach with gorgeous scenery and clear waters.
Tampah Beach (8km): A peaceful, romantic beach with great snorkeling. On this beach you may be lucky enough to meet a friendly octopus! There is a local warung run by an older couple, who are happy to provide both refreshments and smiles. Make sure you ask for Deus when you get there!
Mawun Beach (10km): Simply stunning. The beach is very steep and shaped in a perfect semicircle.
Air Guling Beach (12km): This beach offers surfing for those who are of medium to high level in ability.
Kuta Beach (19km): This is the most developed beach in the area. Here you will find many restaurants, shops and supermarkets. The beach boasts beautiful scenery and is especially stunning during low tide.
Seger Beach / Merese Hill (23km): Merese Hill is one of the most prominent sights of South Lombok. Known as one of the most romantic and picturesque places to enjoy the sunset, or watch the surfers catch the waves of Seger Beach.
Tanjung Aan Beach (25km): The 2nd largest beach, after Selong Belanak. Loved by local and foreign tourists alike.
Gerupuk (27km): This is a fishing village famous for its amazing surfing. It counts two great breaks. “Inside”, is perfect for those who are in between beginner and intermediate level, while “Oustide” is better suited to intermediate/advanced surfers.
BANGKANG PRABU CAVE
There is a deep cave located just 12 km along the road to Kuta, ideal for those travellers who are looking for some adventure. Inside the cave you can find both bats and snakes. It is also known as the 3 Ray Point, due to the spectacular way the sunlight shines through the cave.
Just 50km from Selong Belanak, at the southern foot of the Rinjani Volcano, you will find the stunning Benang Stokel waterfall complex. This is a series of 5 waterfalls connected by an easy trek through the jungle. Be sure to keep your eyes open for macaque and black monkey’s.
The two larger waterfalls are:
Benang Stokel: This 11m cascade falls into a lake so deep you can safely jump from the top of the waterfall. Make sure you bring your camera.
Benang Kelambu: A beautiful wall covered by tropical plants with water falling in tandem.