Where Else to Go Aside from Bali? #Explore Senggigi 

June 25, 2017
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If you have extra holidays in Bali, we might suggest you to continue your journey a little bit further. Lombok will be our first recommendation because it is one Bali’s of neighbors that you can explore together with your loved one. Lombok also has beautiful destinations to visit. For this time we will recommend you to explore Senggigi, Lombok, one of the favorite destinations and a must visit in Lombok. We will give you some information for 3 best places in Senggigi.

How to get there?

There are three options:

By fast boat. First you will be picked up by the bus shuttle to Padang Bai.

By ferry boat from Padang Bai so you can rent a motorbike from Bali beforehand.

By airplane and it will take around 30 minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport. If you want to travel to Senggigi, there is a DAMRI airport bus, an economical and comfortable way to go from airport to the city. The fare is IDR 35.000 or around $2,5.

Things to do:

First thing first before exploring Senggigi, if you go to Lombok by fast boat or airplane, you should rent a motorbike.You can also rent motorbike from the hotel where you stay. Senggigi is located in the west coast of Lombok Island and there are many things to do here.

1. Batu Bolong Temple Beach

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As the name implies, Batu Bolong is a Balinese temple which stands on a solid black rock with a hole in the middle. This is a beautiful seaside temple in Senggigi with its position just into the sea. This place will remind you of Pura Tanah Lot in Bali Island.

2. Coco Beach

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Coco Beach is still located in a line with Pantai Pura Batu Bolong and it’s one of a quiet beaches in Senggigi. Why called Coco? Because there are a lot of coconut trees here. Although fairly quiet, there is a beachside restaurant with many choices of food and comfortable place for hangout in bale between the shades of coconut tree overlooking Senggigi Beach. On the right side, there is a big rock that is similar to Waterblow, Nusa Dua. You can feel the strong blow of big waves crashing against the coral reef.

3. Setangi Beach – Villa Hantu

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Villa Hantu or Ghost Villa is a best place to see the beauty of Setangi Beach. This villa was abandoned for a long time so that’s why people call it Ghost villa. Do not be afraid to get into this villa and we can assure that you will not regret it. The breathtaking view of Setangi Beach is beautiful, you can see the coconut garden on the right side and black and white sand against blue ocean on the left side. On the villa, there are some murals and many spots for taking pictures with breathtaking view. You can also enjoy the sunset from the top of villa.

image credit IG @steffinov

 


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