With divine beaches, the majestic Mt Rinjani and spectacular marine life to discover, the island of Lombok in West Nusa Tenggara has no shortage of attractions both in and out of the water. It’s little wonder then that Lombok is the most popular destination in West Nusa Tenggara.
Come here to surf the massive breaks on the south coast. Challenge yourself with a trek up steep volcanic peaks. Hire a bike and cycle through lush evergreen rice paddies. Whichever way you choose to spend your time you won’t be disappointed with the spectacular natural beauty on offer here.
Best known resort area on the island is Senggigi, a township positioned on a sweeping bay that provides magnificent views of a blood-red sunset over neighboring Bali. The view of this spectacular sunset is best enjoyed relaxing with a drink at one of the seafront restaurants or on a hill overlooking the bay.
Other visitors to Lombok choose to spend their time on one of the three Gili islands, – Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air – secluded tropical islands of stunning beaches, a short 20 minutes boat ride from Senggigi.
Located immediately east of Bali, the island of Lombok is separated by a deep trench that divides the Asian continental shelf from the Australian shelf. Lombok is also known for its magnificent South Sea cultured pearls grown in pristine waters around the island.
On the southwestern coast of Lombok lies Sekotong Bay, a very large bay that offers a degree of protection from the strong currents of the Lombok Strait, and for this reason became the playground of many unique sea dwellers.
Located within the West Lombok regency about 2 hours drive from Mataram, capital of West Nusa Tenggara, the Sekotong Bay Area is a vast stretch of rough coastline decorated with beautiful white sandy beaches overlooking the chains of islands including Gili Nanggu, Gili Sudak, Gili Kedis, Gili Gede, and more. While it may as yet not be as famous as Senggigi Beach or the trio islands of Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno, and Gili Air in the northwest of Lombok, this south west area offers pristine splendors especially for those who love underwater adventures.
With over 3,500 of species inhabiting Indonesia magnificent underwater world, Sekotong Bay is considered as one of the sites that has the richest marine life diversity to be found in this Indo-Pacific region. In comparison, the Great Barrier Reef of Australia has just 1,500 species and the Red Sea of the Mediterranean has only 600. Among some of the sea dwellers that divers can meet here are sea turtles, white tipped reef sharks, cuttlefish, moray eels, frog fish, ghost pipefish, and a whole lot more
There are varying conditions throughout the bay of Sekotong: from easy and relaxed conditions in the protected bay to thrilling and adventurous diving around the tip of Bangko-Bangko Peninsula and further to the South. This makes diving suitable for both beginners as well as advanced divers.
Located near the island of Gili Nanggu, the Hadiah Reef or literally meaning ‘present’ reef, it is truly a gift of nature where divers can find an array of hard and soft corals, and most likely to be greeted by Lionfishes, Sergant fishes and many different species of Nudibranch.
While the trio islands of Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno, and Gili Air in the northwest of Lombok are continuously gaining in popularity and visitors, the island of Lombok still has a secret paradise off its southern coast at the pristine small island of Gili Nanggu. Situated among the small islands chain in South West Lombok
Surrounded by indulging soft white sandy beaches and swaddled by pure serenity, this tiny paradise offers a perfect place to get away from all the hustle and bustle of city life. If the trio Gilis of north Lombok are a favorite laid back destination for backpackers and general visitors, Gili Nanggu radiates a certain romantic atmosphere perfectly fitting for couples and newlyweds.
With the spectacular view of the aquamarine crystal clear water under the brightly clear blue sky and nothing else but the sounds of the waves hitting the shores to disturb you, the beaches of Gili Nanggu are the perfect definition of serenity. The tropical sun gracefully shining up above also makes this a perfect place to sunbathe and get that ideal tropical tan.
Off the shores of its beaches, the tiny island paradise offers more splendors beyond the surface of the waters. Just a few meters from the beach, already various colorful fishes and other sea dwellers greet those who snorkel. There are two notable snorkeling spots around the island, one on the eastern side where various beautiful fish swim freely, and the other on the southern side where various unique coral reefs flourish. Thousands of tropical fish and other sea creaturs find a playground in these waters: among them are Clownfish and Napoleon wrasses, and occasionally also sea turtles.
Inclusive of fuel costs, parking & toll fees, and drivers’ expenses
• Explore Sekotong Bay
Gili Sundak || Gili Nanggu || Gili Air
• Wooden Boat
• Snorkeling equipment
Inclusive of mask, snorkel and fin
• All permits, entry fees and activities stated in the itinerary
• Drinking Water (Mineral water) during the trip
• Guide and/or Tour Leader
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