If you ever imagine your body lying on the beach Indonesia, on a beautiful white sand, sprinkled with exotic all-natural landscape, and bombarded the sunlight that warms the body, it is not wrong if you took a recreation and tourism were to Senggigi Beach on the Island Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara. The beach is located 12 kilometers northwest of Mataram is indeed a tourist attraction famous for its beautiful beaches and naturalness.
People often juxtapose the beauty of this beach with famous beaches on the island of Bali, like Kuta, Legian and Sanur. In fact, the beauty of Senggigi Beach is often portrayed exceed these beaches, because the condition is much more comfortable and quiet. Perhaps this is related to the arrival of foreign tourists has not been rampant in this beach.
As a mainstay of coastal resorts of West Nusa Tenggara Province, Senggigi is still relatively natural and maintained clean. The beach is still beautiful, lapping waves not too big, and beautiful underwater scenery, the more confirmed that the beach that stretches about 10 kilometers is the ideal place for domestic and foreign tourists for a moment forget the daily routine and atmosphere of the hustle and bustle of the city.
Senggigi Beach is now beginning ogled by tourists, especially foreign tourists, because the area is relatively virgin and also has extensive information about its existence. With increasing interest and enthusiasm of tourists to Senggigi Beach, the local governments and companies sewasta increasingly keen to build and fix all the infrastructure, for the tourists more interested to visit this beach.
Visiting Senggigi in Lombok Island may need to be a tourism agenda for tourists who love the beauty and natural coolness. Just imagine, when entering the beach area, travelers will soon be swept away by the breeze gently blowing in the cluster along the coast in West Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara Province. Fresh atmosphere, comfortable, and beautiful as if greeting tourists at the beginning of his visit. As has been at the beach, the eyes of the tourists will be served by the exotic charm of the beach set in waves chasing each other, white sand which extend, and thousands of small animals that spreads on a bed of sand, and the landscape of Mount Agung in the opposite island (Island of Bali).
Senggigi beach does offer a unique charm. Natural atmosphere that has not been much crammed by foreign tourists, as a marker of difference this beach with the beaches in Bali. It certainly gives the feel a great pleasure for the visitors. No wonder, the beach is now used as a new alternative destination for tourists miss the reassuring atmosphere of natural silence.
There are many tourist activities that can be done in this beach visitors, such as swimming, water play, diving, snorkeling, sunbathing, and playing around making sandcastles. If the afternoon sun had begun to fade, tourists can also take the time to just relax with a barefoot walk through the beach, sitting on the sand with mangamati blue-green sea water, or relax at the seaside hotel outlets while waiting for sunset arrived. For visitors who want to swim or just play the water, it is suggested to be more careful, because at the seaside there are many coral reefs are quite dangerous pointy toe.
For tourists visiting the Senggigi Beach, sempatkanlah observed Pura Batu Bolong. As I walked along the edge of Senggigi Beach, less than about half an hour, travelers will find a temple built on a rock which lies on the beach. Pura is what the community was named Pura Batu Bolong. According to local legend, long ago in the temple is often held sacrifice of a virgin, as a serving of food to Shark who live on the beach. Another legend says, the temple is also a place for women to throw themselves into the sea because of a broken heart.
Another interesting thing to do is along the Senggigi at night, especially during full moon arrives. Visitors will see lots of people / people around who take advantage of the warm sand of Senggigi to medical therapy. They bury part or all of the body until the neck for 2-3 hours, while listening to the waves that broke the silence. This therapy is believed to surrounding communities to cure various diseases, such as pegel shooting pain to paralysis. If interested in this activity, visitors can join and try it.
For matters of the stomach, tourists can try the delights the kinds of dishes / Lombok typical dishes in restaurants are lined up neatly on the edge of the beach. The price varies from Rp 30,000 to Rp 300,000 per person (December 2008). Of course, dining fun at the beach lit by moonlight tinge and were entertained by orchestras beach waves a pity if it is passed away. No less interesting, tourists do not forget to taste the typical dishes ie Chicken Taliwang Lombok and Plecing Kangkung. Almost every restaurant in Senggigi Beach, Lombok or in general, provide this cuisine. While eating the chicken Taliwang or Plecing Kangkung, tourists will be entertained with typical Lombok arts, music and dance form. Even if you do not mind, visitors are also allowed to dance together in shades of joy and kinship.
In addition, for by-by, tourists also do not forget to buy pearls and woven fabric with various motifs and colors. Pearl jewelry that has been assembled into a beautiful and charming eyes are mostly found in the beachside kiosks. However, if you want to string the pearls themselves, tourists can buy a plain pearl beads. Plain pearl is usually sold in the form of a necklace that consists of many pearls. Pearls can be arranged themselves according to the desired form of jewelry.
Once satisfied to enjoy the natural beauty of Senggigi Beach, tourists can go on tour to the tourist attractions are not far from the coast, among others, the three Gili (small islands): namely Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno, and Gili Air, Beach Kerandangan, and Pantai Batu screen. The screen is a stone shrine for the followers of Islam in Lombok Island Wetu Telu (Sasak tribe.)
Senggigi Beach is situated in the northwest city of Mataram, West Lombok regency, West Nusa Tenggara Province (NTB), Indonesia.
Towards Senggigi Beach area is easy, because there's been the ports and airports on the island of Lombok. If departed from the island of Bali, travelers can depart from the Port of Karang Asem use ferries to Senggigi, with travel time about 30 minutes away. Mileage can be pruned when using aircraft from Ngurah Rai Airport in Denpasar towards Selaparang in Mataram (the capital city of NTB), which only takes about 15 minutes.
Apart from the Port of Karang Asem, tourists can also depart from the port of Padang Bay in Bali use a ferry to the Sheet Harbour on the island of Lombok. On the way, travelers will be pampered with a beautiful natural scenery and also the emergence of dolphins followed the ship that chased each other. Padang Bay-sheet travel by ferry takes about 4 hours. After arriving at the Port of Sheet, tourists can continue the journey to the City of Mataram. From Mataram, Senggigi Beach is 11 kilometers and can be reached by taxi and other public transport.
In addition to sea, tourists can also go Senggigi Beach using air flights from major cities in Indonesia, like Jakarta, Surabaya, Bali, and Yogyakarta. By using aircraft from one of the city, tourists will get to the airport Selaparang, Mataram. From the airport to direct tourists to the area of Senggigi Beach.
Accommodation and Other Facilities
In the vicinity of Senggigi Beach there are many lodging options that can be tailored to your needs. Ranging from hotels, resorts, hotels jasmine to lodging. Some places to stay that can be used as an alternative is the Holiday Inn, the Oberoi, Sheraton Senggigi, Melati Dua Cottage, Pool Villa Club, Panorama Cottage, and others. In addition, in the coastal region is also found many restaurants, cafes, bars, open markets, a row of souvenir stalls and souvenirs, rooms, public restrooms, ample parking, and others. Indonesia Senggigi Beach is the beach that deserves to be a place of tourist beaches.