The Awesomeness of Senggigi Beach in Lombok
Pantai Senggigi or Senggigi beach is one of the famous beaches in West Lombok .Directly facing the Straits of Lombok, Senggigi Beach has become the center of marine tourism in Lombok Island. The calm waves and coastal areas have become pleasant place to swim while enjoying views of Mount Agung (Bali) which is visible from this place. There is also Pura Batu Bolong, a temple built on a coral reef which is located at the edge of the beach.
There are many tourist activities that visitors can do in this beach, such as swimming, water playing, diving, snorkelling, sunbathing, and playing around making sandcastles. At this beach, many kinds of Lombok dishes are served in restaurants which are lined up neatly at the edge of the beach. The price varies from Rp 30,000 to Rp 300,000 each person . Almost every restaurant in Senggigi Beach serves typical Lombok dishes such as Ayam Taliwang and Plecing Kangkung. Around Senggigi Beach there are lots of inn,from five-star hotels, resorts, hotels, to lodge house. Moreover, in the coastal areas, restaurants, cafe, bar, open-air market, a row of souvenir and gift stall, mosque, public toilets, parking lots, and others are often found.
Senggigi Beach is quite easily reachable. The distance is only about 12 kilometers from northwest Mataram and it can be reached by car or rented motorcycle. For renting a car with the driver, the charge is around Rp 300,000 for an eight-hour trip. While for the motorcycle is about Rp 100,000. Other transportation that can be used toward the Senggigi from Mataram is Blue Bird taxi or Express whose charge could reach to Rp 30,000 – Rp40,000