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Written by Elsa Marie
Co-written by Apple Chua, Jiayi Ng, Dionne Lee, Kristyna Schonova, Laura Jodoin and Aditi Mittal
Lombok is like a charming lover you kissed and you won’t tell anyone. This is a secret you would only share with your close friends.
Lombok provides a kaleidoscopic experience that is easy to start, difficult to finish but impossible to forget. Known for its fiery temperament with active volcano Mount Rinjani, do you know it also has a sweet spot for romantic getaways and surreal pink beach?
1. On the cliff’s edge at Lingkoq Datu, Pantai Penyisok
You may have to cross a sprawling field and navigate past steep rocks just to get here, but the view from Lingkoq Datu will make you forget all about your physical endeavours.
Located near Penyisok Beach, Lingkoq Datu is a cliff that overlooks the seemingly endless seaside. As you approach the cliff’s edge (be careful when do you so!), you’ll want to close your eyes and throw your arms out to let the ocean breeze wrap you in a cool embrace.
Yes the view here is almost too good to be true, but the sensation of standing on a cliff’s edge with the sun on your skin may just feel like ecstasy brought on by the power of nature.
After your moment of nirvana, head down to Penyisok Beach for a relaxing walk along the soft sands before making your journey back.
Want to see the majestic view of Mount Rinjani among the dreamy mist and clouds but don’t want to hike?
We recommend driving up to Pusuk Sembalun Tourist Park (Taman Wisata Pusuk Sembalun), where you can enjoy gorgeous unparalleled views of the mountain without much physical activity, at an altitude of 1,250 metres above sea level.
Although the road up is windy, you will be treated to beautiful views of the forest, hills, rice paddies and strawberry garden along the way. Once you’re up there, you can rest and bask in the beautiful scenery from the gazebos.
If you are bringing some food along to picnic, be sure to keep them away from the sneaky hands of the wild monkeys here!
3. Revisit the Dutch colonial past: 84-year Old Suspension Bridge
Built in 1932, this hanging bridge (100m high) in West Lombok carries its own legacy. For instance, the solid iron used to build it was sourced from Australia, the experts who built it were brought in from Java, and it has been broken twice after being hit by a stream!
In its heydays, it played a pivotal role in connecting the remote areas before the roads came into existence. Today, it is only traversed by bikes and young people hanging out on a lazy evening.
Under the bridge flows the river that connects hamlets Kelebut and Nyurlembang. Don’t lose your balance while passing through!
4. Amazing bird eye view of Lombok and Rinjani – Bukit Pergasingan
This is one of the most poetic scenery of Lombok Island.
The rice paddy fields laying complementally next to each other makes them scintillating.
Here, you can catch a glimpse of a far stretching view with the almighty Mount Rinjani.
Pergasingan hill is also the alternative to hiking Mount Rinjani, with an altitude of 1700 metres above sea level and Sembalun village located at an altitude of 1100 metres above sea level. So you must conquer an altitude of about 600 metres.
The hike up is around 4 hours, it will take you some effort up the hill, and some parts of the slope is almost at an angle of 70 degrees.
It is recommended that you camp overnight, so you can catch the magnificent sunrise behind Rinjani.
Venture to Lombok’s best secluded beaches
If you know about Lombok, you know about the beaches. You’ve probably heard of Pink Beach (yes, it has pink sand), Senggigi Beach (where a number of the resorts are), and Kuta Beach (where cows roam free), but those popular beaches aren’t all Lombok has to offer.
Here’s the secret – check out these hidden off-the-beaten-path beaches that only the locals know about. They are absolutely pristine and they are so quiet, you’ll almost feel that they are private for you and your loved ones! Curious? Let’s introduce some:
5. Brave it at Villa Hantu, Setangi Beach
Setangi Beach looks like something of a dream paradise, especially from the right vantage point. The coastline comprises of fields of coconut palms leading up to soft sand and secluded seas.
The beach here appears rather untouched; rarely will you see another person around as you take a walk along the water’s edge. Though it has many names (Setangi, Telu and Tiga Beach), everyone agrees that it’s simply dazzling here.
If you’re feeling brave, head to Villa Hantu (Ghost Villa) for the best view of Setangi. No, we’re not kidding! Spooky as it sounds, don’t let the name discourage you. This viewpoint is nothing more than an unfinished hotel that got its name from the remaining barebone construction.
Over time, visitors have added their touch to the walls, such as artwork and graffiti, which makes the scene slightly spookier. If you can push past the fear though, you’ll come away with some fun photos and a gorgeous view.
6. Egypt Pyramids in the sea – Semeti Beach
You will feel like you are on another planet – Planet Krypton.
The many stones here resemble the crystal box in Planet Krypton where Superman is born, hence it is also called Krypton Beach. Semeti Beach has rocks that are shaped like pyramids and stand firmly in the middle of the ocean.
The path is extremely rocky and rough, so be sure to wear covered shoes that are slip-proof, as you might need to climb rocks as high as 20m to get to the other side of the rocks.
Behind the rock is where you can get the phenomenal view of Semeti Beach.
7. Tears of Angel – Tanjung Poki
Don’t be swept away by the scenic tremendous waves – literally.
While being enraptured by this natural beauty, do remain careful and vigilant and not be hit by the waves. Waves at this spot are very huge and ferocious which create a blowhole effect. The waves can reach the height of tsunamis above 10 metres!
The big waves make it unsuitable to swim, but you can still fish here. This is a popular location for the local fishing fanatics, and they actually have a weekly competition.
There are other cliff rocks around the beach which provide photo-worthy opportunities.
Check out this video by Loetfi too! Definitely not for the faint-hearted!
8. Waterfall of the Sea – Nambung Beach
Salty Niagara waterfall – this unique waterfall phenomenon is created by large waves crashing against the cliff rocks and falling like a waterfall.
The best picture is when you are actually under the cliff, so be prepared to walk through the large waves with waterproof bags. You have to bring your own surfing equipment to ride the waves, and the crystal clear water also makes it lovely to swim.
But take note – there are neither rental nor bathrooms facilities available at Nambung beach.
Check out the video below!