Senggigi General Information
Senggigi is the main tourist center in Lombok and the most developed tourist area. The resort area about 10 Kilometers north of Ampenan, and about 20 minutes drive from the Lombok international Airport. Now here near as large or as busy as its Bali conterparts, Senggigi is a great base for exploring the rest of the island. Senggigi Beach – Senggigi, the renowned and the oldest resort area of Lombok and is the most sought after destination in Lombok. This beach is dotted with bars, restaurants that offer continental as well as local cuisine, cafes, souvenir shops from where you can pick up clothes/handicrafts, paintings and other sorts of gift items. The marine life is well protected by the reef. At this beach you can indulge yourself with activities, such as swimming, surfing, and snorkeling. Make a trip to this beach to have a gala time with your friends or family or spouse. The pace is very laid back, with activities centered around the beaches and day trips to places of interest, which are all with in few hours drive from the town.
At night dine in the many restaurants catering to all tastest and budgets, listen the live music at the cafes or Bars or dance the night away at the night clubs.
Senggigi is the large bay that forms the center of Senggigi, with the main road running parrarel to the beach, and large resorts occupying the space between.
The beach provides picturesque views of Bali’s Agung Mountain to the west and stunning sunsets with the volacano silhouetted on the horizon.
The main road in Senggigi is lined with small shops, Restaurants, Bars, Travel agencies and Night Clubs. There are couple of supermarkets, numerous ATM’s and Money Changers, Post office and all as ussual tourist facilities. Senggigi is a relaxing place to stay, with a good range of luxury hotels and resorts, as well as mid range and budget accommodations.
Places To stay in Senggigi
There are various range of hotels that you can choose to stay at Senggigi, From Deluxe five star hotel and resort to simple home stays, such as Senggigi Beach Hotel, Purimas Boutique Hotel and Resort, The Santosa Villas and Resort, Sheraton Hotel, Pool Villa, Raja’s Bungalow, Puri Bunga Hotel, Maskot Cottages, Bukit Senggigi Hotel, Holiday Resort Lombok, and many more, for more information about accommodations in Senggigi please see our accommodations list page to suit your wish and want.
How to Get To Senggigi
There is a few alternatives to get to Senggigi Lombok Indonesia
Coming from Lembar Harbor, you can go straight to Senggigi 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 Senggigi.
Dinning and Entertainment
There is various Restaurant and Café to choose at the town of Senggigi Such as, Happy Café with there famous Live band at night, Papaya Café with Live Music, Bumbu Café, Marina Café with Live music, Sunshine Restaurant, Naga Restaurant, Taman Restaurant, Asmara Restaurant, Yessi cafe and etc. These Restaurants served a selection food from Indonesia cuisine to International cuisine.
- What to Do & See
- Swimming off the beach is safe.
- Canoe hire is available on the Senggigi beach.
- Shopping at Senggigi Art Market
- Stand Up Paddle Board ( Rental & Lesson available at Adventure Lombok )
- Surf Boards Rental ( Senggigi – Adventure Lombok shop )
- Wind Surfing
- Snorkeling ( Gears rental available at Adventure Lombok )
- Take a walk to Batu Bolong Temple (Hollow Rock Temple)
- Water Sport ( Jet Ski, Paraglaiding/Parasailing, and Banana boat)
- Sea Kayaking asking Adventure Lombok at Senggigi art Market
- Learn To Surf with adventure Lombok Surf School at Senggigi Art Market
Places Of Interest around Senggigi
Batu Bolong Temple
Batu Bolong temple is one of the Hindu holy temple located at Batu Bolong beach 10 minutes walk from Senggigi center. Batu Bolong means “the Holow Rock”, this temple facing to Mount Agung in Bali. It’s a such a great place to watch the majestic sunset with Mount Agung as the idyllic back drop over the Lombok straits. The impressive Hindu temple built on a black outcrop of rock. The temple mostly held a ceremony such Galungan, Kuningan, Purnama (full moon), and Odalan. In other word you can see Bali in Lombok but You can’t see Lombok in Bali.
Senggigi Art Market
The Art Market Senggigi, is located between the Santosa Villas & Resort and Sheraton Hotel. There are numerous small stalls selling handicrafts and souvenirs from around Lombok, as well as T-shirts, sarongs and clothing similar to Bali’s markets. On the beach, line up restaurants and cafes are nice place to catch the ocean breezes during the day, also try sea kayak paddle, Surf Lesson with Adventure Lombok or to dine at night watching the lights of the fisihing boats accross the ocean.
Kerandangan Valley, with a popular beach nearby and some nice hotels and villas Slightly out of town in pretty valley. Also left and right hander surf breaks can found here, work on mid high and high tide with reef bottom, most local surfers crowded on the week end.
Mangsit has developed as an accommodation alternative to Senggigi, with boutique style hotels positioned along the breathtaking bays of this section of coast. Two surf breaks are found here The Wall and the Mangsit Pipe line, the wall located just on the cliff between Kerandangan and Mangsit front of Alang Alang Hotel good left hander wave for short board rider, Mangsit Pipe Line good for long boarder surf, it’s such good left hander rolling wave with reef bottom, both surf breaks work on mid high and high tide.
Malimbu and Nipah are two picturesque bays less than half hour from Senggigi with motor bike or car, which are good for snorkelling and getting away from it all. For surfers this the right hander secret spot, it’s work on high tide and full tide. Not many of local surfers knows about the secret surf breaks, visit Adventure Lombok Shop at Senggigi art market for more information.
Activities & Attractions