The Senggigi area is the main tourist destination on the island, well known for its beautiful west facing beaches.
Nightlife and major restaurants are concentrated in the central town of Senggigi.
Senggigi is a popular launch point for other activities on Lombok. Without the hassle of Mataram, you can visit several other locations and come back to the Villa L every night. The Villa's Manager (Pak Putu) can arrange trips including a private car and driver.
Aside diving, snorkling and hiking, excursions that can be done close to Senggigi include:
- (2 km south of Senggigi): Small Hindu temple located in a scenic spot at a small headland overlooking Senggigi Beach, named after a rock (batu) with a hole (bolong). At the tip of this headland is an empty chair representing Brahma, the god of creation. Free entry, but you'll have to "borrow" a sash (Rp 10,000 a throw) from one of the urchins if you don't have one already. Sunsets seen from here can be very impressive.
- : A large quiet bay to the immediate north of Senggigi.
On Sunday afternoons Kerangdangan beach is a popular destination for Lombok residents. They go there to wander about and socialize or sit on the sandy beach or grassy area behind the warungs. People often take a swim in the sea and later eat satay in the beachfront warungs.
- to the north of Senggigi, with stunning vistas of quiet kampungs, traditional rural activities, near deserted beaches and bright green rice fields with mountain backdrops. It has steep climbs over some of the headlands affording panoramic views of the coastline and the Lombok Strait.
- , including weaving villages and other handicraft producers.
Pak Putu, Villa L's Manager, will advise you the best places to swim, have a drink or dinner in Senggigi.
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