11 Best Things To Do In Kuta Lombok
Man, we love Kuta Lombok. After 4 months, we’re still discovering new beautiful spots and cool restaurants. From surfing, sunsets to hiking through the lushest rice fields, Lombok has it all. Curious about what you absolutely can’t miss in Kuta Lombok? We’ve mapped out the absolute highlights for you with these 15 must-dos in Lombok.
Lombok is a surfer’s paradise with waves suitable for surfers of all levels. Whether you’re a beginner taking your first ride on a surfboard or a seasoned surfer, the perfect wave awaits you here. If you’re just starting, Selong Belanak is the place to be. For those with some surfing experience, Tanjung Aan and Gerupuk are fantastic. And if you’re looking for more challenges, don’t miss adventurous spots like Segara Beach, Desert Point, Areguling Beach Lombok, or Mawun.
Adventure to the Secret Gili Islands!
An absolute gem not to be missed in Lombok is the Secret Gili tour. If you thought Gili Air or Trawangan were beautiful, you haven’t discovered the Secret Gilis in the south. Think of Gili Nangu, Gili Sudak, Gili Tangkong, and Gili Kedis. These unspoiled gems offer enchanting beauty without the crowds of the more famous Gili Islands. Here, you can truly enjoy the tropical paradise without too much hassle. For more information, you can read our article “The Secret Gilis of Lombok.”
A Day of Relaxation at the Beach
You won’t be short of beautiful beaches in the vicinity of Kuta Lombok. Our favorite is undoubtedly Tanjung Aan, which is just a ten-minute drive from the center of Kuta. This beach is truly stunning. But there are many other beautiful beaches to discover as well:
- Selong Belanak
- Mawun Beach
- Mawi Beach
- Seger Beach
- Areguling Beach
- Segara Beach
For more inspiration on the most beautiful beaches in Lombok, you can read our article Most Beautiful Beaches of Lombok
Grab a Scooter and Go!
An absolute must-do in all of Lombok is renting a scooter. The freedom a scooter gives you is simply amazing. Taxis can be quite expensive, and exploring Lombok by scooter is an adventure in itself. We highly recommend renting a scooter and exploring these beautiful routes:
- Areguling Beach Lombok: only a 10-minute drive
- Selong Belanak: about 30 minutes drive
- Segara Beach: reachable in 38 minutes
- Sawah Terasering Mareje: about 1.5 hours drive
- Pantai Piling: 1.5 hours drive
- Desert Point: a beautiful 2-hour ride along the coastline
- Tetebatu: 2 hours drive (of course, you can take the back roads for a scenic route)
Tetebatu is a tiny village in the middle of Lombok and is absolutely one of our favorite destinations in Indonesia. Tetebatu is located at the foot of the Rinjani volcano. If you plan to climb the volcano, Tetebatu is a great place to start or recover after your adventure. But even if you don’t plan to climb the volcano, a walk through Tetebatu should not be missing from your list. The village is situated higher, making the climate cooler, and it’s greener than green. We stayed here for 2 nights and truly enjoyed the peace and beautiful surroundings.
Visit Bukit Merese
Merese Hill, also known as Merese Hill, is located in the east of Lombok, just a 20-minute drive from Kuta. This hill is known as a fantastic place to visit at sunset. As the sky fills with color, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the Lombok coastline. It’s a breathtaking experience you shouldn’t miss during your stay in Kuta.
Book a Massage at Matcha Spa
Why not? You’re on vacation, dear people! Treat yourself to that well-deserved massage. And when it comes to relaxation, there’s no better place than Matcha Spa. This spa is ultra-modern and surprisingly affordable. For about 200k (approximately 13 euros), you can already get a very nice one-hour massage. A little tip: it can get quite busy here, so it’s a good idea to call or text ahead to make a reservation.
Seger Beach is another favorite of ours near Kuta, Lombok. This beach has a particularly cozy atmosphere. You’ll see chickens, kittens, and dogs everywhere, adding to the charming and relaxed atmosphere. It’s the perfect place to relax, swim, or simply enjoy the sun. The friendly local people contribute to the welcoming atmosphere of Seger Beach.
Take a Trip to Ekas
An adventurous trip to Ekas is a must on your list of things to do in Kuta, Lombok. Ekas is a beautiful, relatively undiscovered destination with the stunning Pink Beach as one of its highlights. The coastline of Ekas is breathtaking and offers fantastic opportunities for snorkeling, swimming, and relaxation. It’s a great place to escape the crowds and enjoy the natural beauty of Lombok.
Segara Beach is just beyond Selong Belanak, and the route to it is an adventure in itself. The beach itself is fantastic, but it becomes even more special at the beach bar of the same name. Here, you can enjoy a wonderful sunset with your feet in the sand, while savoring a delicious drink and food. The relaxed atmosphere and the view make this a perfect place to end your day.
Catch a Sunset at Ryan Café
Ryan Café is a local café with a great sunset view. If you’re lucky, you can spot hundreds of bats during the sunset as they fill the sky.
With these 15 must-dos in Kuta Lombok, you’re all set to explore this paradise. So pack your bags and embark on an adventure in this beautiful part of Indonesia. Paradise awaits you!