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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Senggigi beach

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Lombok Islnad. it's only 70 miles to the east of Bali, Lombok is an island in West Nusa Tenggara province, Indonesia. It is part of chain of the Lesser Sunda Islands, with the Lombok straits between it and Sumbawa to the east. It is roughly circular, with a "tail" to the south west, about 70 km across and atotal area of about 4,725 km2. The ad ministrative capital and Largest city on the Island is Mataram.
Less Developed than bali, Lombok has better beaches.Senggigi is the most developed area for tourists on Lombok. You can find a variety of restaurants, bars, discotheques, travel agents, photo processors, money changers, souvenir shop and a range of accommodations starting from budget guest house to 5 star hotels. Restaurants and small cafes line the colorful main beach road. Swimming off the beach is safe.

Located on the western coast of Lombok is the small village and resort area of senggigi. Tall coconut trees shadow two stunning bays and the white sand beach of senggigi. The bays are ideal for swimming, snorkeling and other popular water activities.


Most visitors to Lombok usually start their stay at Senggigi, Lombok's most famous resort area. Private villas, boutique hotels giving more options to the visitors of Lombok. Senggigi can be broadly divided into three parts: northern mangsit beach, central senggigi and the southern stretch near batu bolong, with headlands separating the three. mangsit has quiet resorts and very little other development, while nightlife and other retaurant are concentrated in senggigi and the batu bolong area. The town of Senggigi spreads out along nearly 10 kilometers of coastal road. This road continues north to Bangsal, port for the Gili Islands. Along the way be in store for winding turns, steep hills, and a fantastic scenery of the coast. 
Coming from airport, taxi service available at the counter desk of the arrival gate. Fares are fixed.
Coming from Lembar harbour, you can pre-order a metered taxi service (Lombok Taxi tel: 627000 or Lendang Express Taxi tel: 644444).

 The roads which leaves Ampenan towards the north, passes two small mountains before it reaches a long, bow-shaped beach. On the mornings after moonless nights these hills offer the best view over the sea, which is scattered with small fishing boats with colorful sails, which return to the beach north of Ampenan. When the sunsets the fishermen leave the beach in one long line their lights create a nice play of lights, which can be seen from most hotels on Senggigi beach.



The first of the two small mountains, which are passed from Ampenan, named Batu Layar, contains the dedicated grave of one of the Islamic saints (wali), which spread Islam on Lombok. The local population prays near a shrine close to the road. It's possible to walk from the summit of the second mountain to the Balinese temple along Batu Bolong beach.




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