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Getting There

Senggigi is about 10km (16 miles) north of Ampenan and about 20 minutes drive from Lombok's airport. Hire a dark blue airport taxi from the arrivals terminal at the airport (around Rp60,000). From Lembar Harbor, either charter a bemo or catch a Blue Bird taxi. It's possible to join with other travelers in sharing the cost of chartering a bemo. From other destinations, taxis are the easiest form of transport.

Orientation

Senggigi Beach is the large bay that forms the center of Senggigi, with the main road running parallel to the beach, and large resorts occupying the space between. The main road in Senggigi is lined with small shops, tour agencies, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs. The town has a couple of supermarkets, one BNI bank, numerous ATMs and money changers, and a post office.

Tourism development runs north along the coastal road for about 10km (16 miles). About 2km (3 miles) north is Kerandangan Valley, with a popular beach and some nice hotels. Past that is Mangsit, an accommodation alternative to Senggigi, with boutique-style hotels positioned along breathtaking bays. Furthest north is Lendang Luar, with two hotels -- Bulan Baru and Ebano R & R -- perched on the long stretch of pristine beach here.

Mainly deserted white sand beaches, flanked by coconut groves, and untouched by hotel development, continue all the way north along the main coastal road. Malimbu and Nipah are two picturesque bays good for snorkeling, swimming, and getting away from it all, less than a half-hour from Senggigi.

Teluk Nara and Teluk Kodek are on a large bay that forms a natural harbor, about 25km (15 miles) north of Senggigi. All the main dive operators have boats here, which transfer guests to the Gili Islands, as an alternative to nearby Bangsal Harbour. Bangsal Harbour is reached by turning left at the crossroads in Pemenang; it is easy to catch the public ferries (actually large outrigger boats) out to the Gilis, or to charter boats for island hopping from here.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.