From the cities, head south along the main road to Praya, passing through small villages along the way. Public transport is infrequent; hire a car or motorbike, or car with a driver for a day trip. It takes around 1 hour to reach the south coast from Cakra or Ampenan; allow around 1 1/2 hours from Senggigi.
Warning: Kuta Cowboys -- Just as in Kuta in Bali, Kuta Lombok has its own crowd of Kuta cowboys. Drugs, particularly marijuana, are sometimes part of the scene. Penalties for drug possession and use in Indonesia are very strict: If caught, you will do jail time at the very least. Better to give this a wide berth, even if the guys are just sitting on the beach, playing guitars, and having fun.
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