Senggigi Beach-Lombok’s oldest and most famous resort area

April 28, 2007 at 9:12 pm 1 comment

Senggigi is Lombok’s oldest and most famous resort area.
A perfect place to relax, Senggigi boasts a series of white sandy beaches and safe swimming areas. The point at central Senggigi has good waves for surfers. This place has a colourful reef which provides shelter to a variety of marine life and exquisitely shapped coral and makes it a perfect place to snorkle.
In the dry season, there is an interesting variety of boats moored in the bay.The town of Senggigi spreads out along nearly 10 kilometers of coastal road. This road continues north to Bangsal, the port for the Gili Islands.
Getting There
Theres a few alternatives to get Senggigi Beach :
Coming from Lembar harbour, you can go straight to Senggigi by Perama Shuttle bus, or any other Shuttle service available. Lombok taxi available on call for 24 hours of service.
If you are coming by plane, there is a taxi service at the airport that will take you to your hotel destination for Rp. 35,000 (US$4.00).
Public transportation or ” Bemos ” are available from 06.00 AM – 06.30 PM for about Rp. 1,500 (Ampenan-Senggigi, or Senggigi-Ampenan) one way.
Ojek service (ridding the mopeds with advanced bargain deals) are available at night until the bars closed.
Where to Stay
There a lot of diverse range of hotel accommodations that you can choose to stay in Senggigi, from deluxe four-star resort properties to simple home-stays, Such as Holiday Inn, the Oberoi, Sheraton Senggigi, Melati Dua Cottage, Pool Villa Club, Panorama Cottage, and many more.
Moving Around
To go around Senggigi Beach, you can ride cidomos or if you wanted, you can go on foot.
Dining Guide
There are various foreign and local restaurants that offering international and local foods, cafes and entertainment venues. These all are available along the main Senggigi road and on certain areas along the beach. For inexpensive eating, try the food stalls along the beach, especially at the end of the road past the Senggigi Beach Hotel
Souvenir Tips
There are many souvenir shops along the main Senggigi road that offering you many kind of Lombok souvenir, starting from clothes, paintings, handicrafts, wooden crafts, etc.
Other Things to See or Do
Swimming off the beach is safe.
You can also do canoeing here in Senggigi.
Visit Pura Batu Bolong on a rocky point south of Senggigi.
There’s good snorkeling off the point and in the sheltered bay around the headland
Travel Tips
Dont forget to equipped yourself with sun protection.
Bring a bathing suit and extra clothing’s.
Several places rent mask-snorkel-fin sets. Try at the beach near tha Art Market or the Senggigi Beach Hotel.
Senggigi nightlife is low key when there are few tourists in town. It’s busier on Friday and Saturday, when young locals come up from the Mataram area

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