The Mandalika LombokInformation About Mandalika Resort
The Mandalika Lombok Information
The Mandalika resort was known as “Kuta Lombok” is the main town and tourism center on the south coast of Lombok, and is the hub for exploring the fantastic southern beaches and the many points of interest in the region. Located around 60 KM south of Mataram and about one and half hours drive from Senggigi, kuta makes for a wonderful one day trip from other points in Lombok, or an alternative holiday destination for travellers exploring Lombok.
With the International Lombok Airport (BIL or LOP), Kuta Lombok distance are not as the issue anymore, take about 15 minutes drive from Lombok International airport. Kuta and surrounding beaches have gainned an International reputation for some of the best surfing destinations in Southeast Asia. It is there that the the gentle waters surrounding Lombok meet the currents from the Indian ocean, forming great swells and surf breaks. Kuta attract thousands of visitors every year for the great surf location such Seger, Gerupuk, Tanjung’an and beach near by. It’s easy to hire boards or surf guide in Kuta, for experienced surfers this area are recommended for more convenience to access the more challenging surf breaks in Kuta Area. For beginner surfer or want to learn to surf it’s easy, please contact Adventure Lombok Tour or email us, Adventure Lombok provide experienced local surf instructor with foam board and fiber board. Kuta Lombok now have a night life such the Gecko Bar and Restaurant, located in the heart of Kuta Lombok a good place to hang out and having meals. Kuta has a certain reputation among surfers as there are good surfing conditions on the reef and further west of Kuta. The south coast it self provides plenty of opportunities for exploring beaches and coastal scenery of such a breathtaking beauty. Hire a car or motor bike is an option to explorer both west and East kuta to visiting beautiful mainly desserted beaches. Kuta it self is a small, relatively unattractive town of hotels and homestays and backpackers hostel that cater mainly to the thousands of seurfers from around the globe who are drawn to the area every year to surf left and right hander breaks out in the bay.
Places To stay in Kuta and South Coast Lombok
Kuta has variety of accommodations range from four star Hotels to budget home stay. But not much option for luxurious accommodation. We recommended to book your Hotel as far as advance especially on High season ( July – August and December 15 – January 15) as the room are limmited and overbook base on last year occupation statistik. The following are accommodations option to stay in Kuta Lombok.
How to Get To Kuta Lombok There is a few alternatives to get to Kuta Lombok Indonesia Coming from Lembar Harbor, you can go straight to Kuta Lombok by Shuttle Bus or Taxi available on call for 24 hours. If you are coming by Plane, there are few options since our Lombok International Airprot (BIL) operated, you can ask for Airport Taxi services, Travel agent shuttle, or by comfortable public Bus from Lombok International Airport to Kuta.
Kuta Lombok Dinning and Entertainment There is a good variety of Hotels and Restaurants for all budgets in Kuta to make stay enjoyable, including the up market Novotel Lombok resort with its stunning beach front location and traditional Sasak architecture. Most of the Restaurants line up on the main road of kuta, and offer various food from traditional Lombok to international taste. The only one vegetarian restaurant in Kuta Lombok are Astari offering fresh food and amazing views from their restaurants, it’s recommended place for lunch or catch up with friends.
The south coast itself provides plenty of opportunities for exploring beaches and coastal scenery of such breathtaking beauty its hard to describe. Around 4 kilo meters east Kuta is Tanjung A’an, with white sand beaches and good wave for surfers. Further East is Gerupuk, well known as top surf location and situated on peninsula of land that just out into the ocean, with stunning views of the sea, and the surrounding islands bays.
To the West of Kuta are series of beautiful beaches and bays hidden behind headlands and rolling hills, providing peaceful and secluded spots for picnics and swimming. Mawun beach around 30 minutes drive to the West and is a picturesque bay with a nice white sand beach and calm waves, perfect for swimming and behind the hill are good wave for surfers. Mawi just west has a good right and left hand barrels for surfing when the swell going off.
further West are Selong Belanak, Serangan beach and many more scenic bays and beaches, largely deserted, although the road deteriorates rapidly and going can be rough at times. Be sure to use an experienced local guide with good vehicle.
Telekomunication and Internet service The are bunch option for telecomunication on this area, most of the accommodations, cafes and restaurants has WIFI. For telephone call, there are a Wartel (warung telekomunikasi) open till late located near Segara Anak home stay. For handphone XL operator are better work on the area.
Recommended Surf Shop Kimen Surf Shop, Everything from legroopes, deckgrip, fins, booties, wax, surf hat, rash vest, fin plug, fin keys, board covers and travel protectors to reef cut medicine, sunscreen, zinc, lip balm, dink repair, surf book, etc.
What to Do & See in Kuta Lombok • Swimming off the beach is safe. • Canoe hire is available at Novotel Hotel • Surfing • Surf Boards Rental ( Senggigi – Adventure Lombok shop – Mangsit Beach – Mr. Ipin, Kimen surf shop) • Wind Surfing • Snorkeling • Sunset • Learn To Surf with adventure Lombok Surf School
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