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16 Things to Do in Bangsal Lombok (Unexpected Beauty)

by Hindarko Luh Setyawanto

Bangsal is the main port for crossing into Gili islands. Usually visitors just stop for a while before continuing their journey. Surely there are lots of things to do in Gili islands. But do you know there are several things to do in Bangsal Lombok that will add more excitement to your journey? Let’s find out ..!

1. Visiting Nipah Beach

Nipah Beach is a hidden gem of Lombok. The beauty of the beach is still not widely known so you can enjoy its quiet atmosphere.

Nipah Beach is endowed with white sand, blue sea and calm waves. The cleanliness of the beach is amazing because local community always maintain it.

How to Get There
Nipah Beach is located in Malaka, Pemenang, North Lombok Regency, It’s about 20 minutes drive from Bangsal. There is no admission, you only need to pay parking fee.

2. Visiting Pandanan Beach

Pandanan Beach is also one of the beaches that have not been exposed by the tourism industry. You can feel the earthy nuance on this beach.

You can walk down its white sand and play in the calm waves. Relaxing at Pandanan Beach can help to refresh your mind and soul.

How to Get There
Pandanan Beach is located at Malimbu Street, Malaka, Pemenang, North Lombok Regency. It’s only 15 minutes drive from Bangsal. There is no admission, you only need to pay parking fee. You can also meet other virgin beaches in Praya. Go there, you will have plenty of things to do in Praya Lombok.

3. Visiting Pundewa Beach

Pundewa Beach offers a tranquil atmosphere and breathtaking natural beauty. In the distance you can see the famous Gili islands.

There are no hawkers or tourist crowds here. You can enjoy the charm of Pundewa Beach by walking along its soft sand accompanied by sea breeze.

How to Get There
Pundewa Beach is located in Sigar Penjalin, Tanjung, North Lombok Regency. It’s about 10 minutes drive from Bangsal. The beach is free entry.

4. Visiting Sejuk Beach

Sejuk Beach is a great alternative if you are not comfortable with the crowd at Senggigi Beach. The beauty of Sejuk Beach is also amazing. From here you can see clearly the three Gili islands.

Along the coast there are many towering trees that provide shade. Therefore picnic becomes the most favored activity by visitors here.

How to Get There
Sejuk Beach is located in Sigar Penjalin, Tanjung, North Lombok Regency. It’s about 10 minutes drive from Bangsal. You just need to pay parking fee to go to the beach area.

5. Visiting Mentigi Beach

Mentigi Beach is one of the favorite beaches of Lombok residents. It’s situated on the roadside which makes it easy to reach. Mentigi Beach is also a perfect place to enjoy the sunset.

Mentigi Beach has calm waves and healthy coral reefs. That’s why snorkeling lovers should take time to enjoy its underwater beauty.

How to Get There

Mentigi Beach is located at Malaka, Pemenang, North Lombok Regency, about 10 minutes drive from Bangsal. It’s free entry. You may also visit Waterfalls in Lombok

6. Staying at Limasatu Resort by BAIO Lombok

Located by the beach, Limasatu Resort by BAIO Lombok has stunning views. From their rooms you can see the beauty of the sunset and the charm of the blue sea with more privacy.

Not only offering luxury and comfort, Limasatu Resort by BAIO Lombok is also situated not far from Senggiigi Beach, the main tourist area of Lombok. It is only about 20 minutes away. You can also explore the nearest city, Mataram. Certainly you will find a lot of things to do in Mataram Lombok.

How to Get There
Limasatu Resort by BAIO Lombok is located at Senggigi Street, Malaka, Pemenang, North Lombok Regency.

7. Dine at Arnel Restaurant and Bungalow

Arnel Restaurant and Bungalow is probably the best dining place at affordable prices in Bangsal. They have an open air restaurant where you can enjoy the natural atmosphere of Lombok.

Arnel Restaurant and Bungalow provides Western food and Indonesian food. Visitors who will cross to Gili islands can rest and fill their stomach first here.

How to Get There
Arnel Restaurant and Bungalow is located a Bangsal Baru Street, Pemenang. North Lombok Regency.

8. Hanging Out at Bunga-Bunga Cafe

If you want to hang out in Bangsal, Bunga-Bunga Café is a sensible choice. They provide a variety of drinks and snacks for visitors who are waiting for the boat or take shelter from the heat.

But you should be wary of the environment around the cafe. There are people who try to deceive tourists who want to go to Gili islands by selling more expensive boat tickets or by threatening to blackmail them.

How to Get There
Bunga-Bunga Café is located at Bangsal Baru Street, Pemenang, North Lombok Regency.

9. Visiting Autore Pearl Farm and Showroom

At Autore Pearl Farm and Showroom you can learn the process of making pearls. The staff will give you an explanation in good English and will be happy to answer all your questions.

You will be invited to see the initial process, the pearl being harvested, until the final process where the pearls become beautiful jewelry. They also sell souvenirs made of pearls at affordable prices.

How to Get There
Autore Pearl Farm and Showroom is located at Pemenang, Nara Bay, North Lombok Regency. Opening hours is 9 am – 5 pm. Anyway, if you are looking for other reputable souvenir shops, come to Mangsit. Besides shopping, there are many things to do in Mangsit Lombok.

10. Visiting Lombok Elephant Park

Lombok Elephant Park is the only place in Lombok where you can see elephants. Even so, not only elephants that live there. You can also find parrots, owls, orangutans, hippos, etc.

Lombok Elephant Park has an area of about three hectares. Inside there are lots of towering lush trees that provide shade from the sun.

How to Get There
Lombok Elephant Park is located at Tanjung Street, Sigar Penjalin, Tanjung, North Lombok Regency. Opening hours is 9 am – 6 pm. The admission is Rp 75.000 for adults and Rp 50.000 for children.

More things to do in Bangsal Lombok :

11. Culinary Tour at Warung Ibu Mita Ikan Bakar, a place where you can taste grilled fish
12. Rosio Degili Food and Beverage, stop by if you crave for beef burger
13. Visiting Amerta Jati Pemenang Temple
14. Shopping at the Gift Art Shop and Sira Care
15. Staying at the Anandita, a seaside luxurious resort
16. Visiting Sira Beach

That’s all guys. Now you know there are various things to do in Bangsal Lombok. Give it a try the next time you drop by.

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