Lombok is one of the tourist destination in eastern Indonesia which is famous for its beauty. Starting from land tours to stunning water as if to spoil the eyes of visitors who come.
Not surprisingly, this small island has become a popular destination in West Nusa Tenggara for domestic and foreign tourists. The following are travel recommendations in Lombok which is a hit.
There are many areas in Lombok that have interesting tourist destinations to visit. Call it beach tourism, lakes, hills, and much more.
If you have the opportunity to visit this island which is directly adjacent to Bali, consider the following recommendations for tourist attractions in Lombok.
1. Tanjung Aan Beach
Tanjung Aan Beach is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Lombok (iStockphoto/Christopher Moswitzer)
The location of Aan Beach which is directly facing the Indian Ocean has clear blue sea water. The color seems to contrast with the white sand that lies with calm waves that captivate tourists.
This beach which is again hits in Lombok is the target of visitors, especially for those who like to swim, dive, or just take pictures while enjoying the calm sea atmosphere.
2. Merese Hill
Merese Hill is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Lombok (Photo: ANTARA FOTO/Aprillio Akbar)
Merese Hill is still in the same area as Tanjung Aan Beach. It is located right on the right side of the beach. This green grassy hill can be reached on foot in a few minutes.
Although it takes effort to be able to climb to the top of the hill, the fatigue will be paid off by the beautiful panorama from a height. The most ideal time to feel the beauty of Merese Hill is at sunrise and sunset.
3. Tanjung Bongo Beach
This tourist destination in Central Lombok Regency has a charm that is no less interesting than other beaches that were previously famous.
Tanjung Bongo Beach, located behind Merese Hill, is still clean and fairly empty of visitors. When the sea water recedes, this beach will form a small pool like a natural Jacuzzi that can be used for bathing or swimming.
4. Kuta Mandalika Beach
Kuta Mandalika Beach is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Lombok (ANTARA PHOTO/Ahmad Subaidi)
Kuta Mandalika Beach is said to be the longest beach in Mandalika with a coastline of 7.2 kilometers.
This beach with romantic views is not far from the Mandalika Circuit. Here, visitors can do a variety of activities, ranging from surfing, snorkeling, sunbathing, or playing in the water.
Because it is so well known and has become one of the most popular tourist attractions in Lombok, visitors don’t need to worry about lodging and other facilities around it.
5. Hill of Exile
Pengasingan Hill is becoming a favorite tourist destination. Not without reason, the panorama presented on the hill in the Sembalun area is so amazing.
Visitors can see the magical view from the top of the hill and surrounded by a row of mountains and blue sky that makes it perfect.
6. Pink Beach
Tangsi Beach or Pink Beach is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Lombok (iStockphoto/Jordan Comley)
Tangsi Beach or known as Pink Beach as the name suggests, offers the beauty of pink sand combined with clear calm sea water. The pink color on this beach comes from coral debris and other marine biota that are carried by currents to the mainland.
Because it has calm waves, this beautiful beach offers snorkeling as its main activity. Tourists will be spoiled with a variety of coral and fish species.
7. Three Gilis Beach
Three dyke in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, namely Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno, Gili Air, are islands that are still being hit abroad. These three dyke have stunning beach tours.
In these three dyke, tourists can try scuba diving, kayak, snorkel, play with turtles, and try island hopping.
In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, tourist travel is still categorized as non-emergency travel, so it should not be done to prevent the spread and transmission of Covid-19, especially in areas that still lack health facilities.
If you want to travel between cities or between countries, don’t forget to obey the Covid-19 prevention health protocol, by wearing masks, washing hands, and maintaining physical distance between visitors. Don’t come when you’re sick and go home sick.