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30 Best Places to Visit in West Nusa Tenggara

West Nusa Tenggara has a myriad of natural tourist attractions that are beautiful and worth a visit! You will find many beautiful beaches and islands with clear seawater to do various of your favorite watersport activities.

1. Gili Trawangan

Gili Trawangan is one of the most popular tourist attractions in West Nusa Tenggara. This is probably because many tourists continue their tour from Bali to here. Tourist attractions in Lombok can indeed be reached easily and quickly from Bali. However, besides that, one of the attractions is the coral reefs, and other underwater beauty still preserved here. Tourists also usually go to the West Coast of Gili Trawangan to watch the sunset view against the beautiful backdrop of Mount Agung.

2. Gili Meno

Another of the most famous dyke in Lombok, Gili Meno. Here, besides staying at a luxury resort and enjoying a beautiful sunrise view, you can also see turtles swimming from morning to evening at Gili Meno Wall.

3. Gili Air

Together with Gili Trawangan and Meno, Gili Air complements the Gili trio most frequently visited by tourists in NTB. This is probably because the three dyke facilities have been more developed and are not far from Bali. You can snorkel, sit back and relax on the beach while watching the sunset, have a culinary tour of the dining places available here, and stay at one of the resorts with complete and comfortable rooms and facilities here.

4. Satonda Island

This island, which is located in Dompu, is famous for having a saltwater lake in it. This lake was originally a freshwater lake, but due to the eruption of Mount Tambora in 1815, which caused a tsunami, seawater entered the lake. Besides, on the lake's edge, there are trees whose origins are unknown and are called the tree of hope. The one who hangs stones on these trees is said to have his hopes come true.

5. Gili Sulat

Unlike other dyke, Gili Sulat is famous for its mangrove forests. Many animals live in this forest, including beautiful birds. You can explore it to see its beauty. In addition, you can also snorkel near the beach to see underwater beauty.

6. Doro Ncanga

Doro Ncanga offers a beautiful open savanna, full of livestock roaming freely. The scenery may remind you of the savanna in Africa. Because of its Instagrammable location, this tourist spot is especially a favorite of tourists who like photography.

7. Waterfall Yarn Netting

This waterfall gets its name because of its smooth and thin water flow, similar to a mosquito net or curtain. The flow is more satiny than waterfalls in general to provide a different view of its beauty.

8. Senggigi Beach

For those who want to relax while enjoying the view, you can go to Senggigi Beach. White sand and blue seawater will welcome you. The waves are also calm, so it is suitable for those of you who want to take a leisurely walk around the beach.

9. Narmada Park

Apart from being a resting place for ancient kings, this park is a replica of Mount Rinjani. The natives of Lombok, who were Hindu in ancient times, needed to climb the peak of Mount Rinjani to give offerings to the gods. However, because they were old and could no longer climb the mountain, they finally set up a replica to make offerings. Now, this park in Lombok has become one of the favorite tourist attractions of tourists. However, because it is still considered a holy place, you must also follow all applicable regulations.

10. Gili Asahan

Gili Asahan is one of the Gili's that is still rarely heard and not visited by many tourists. But that doesn't mean it's not worth visiting. There are luxury resorts here as well as many residents, mostly fishermen, who live here. Because there are not many visitors, the beach and seawater are still spotless and beautiful. You can also enjoy a calm, peaceful, and refreshing tour here without any noise or crowds.

11. Mount Rinjani

This mountain is one of the highest in Indonesia and is often a dream destination for mountain children. Located on Lombok's island, this mountain has a quite challenging hiking trail but worth it when you get to the top. In addition, tourists also usually look forward to the Segara Anak Lake, which will be passed when climbing to the top.

12. Gili Kedis

For a short tour in the morning or afternoon, you can go to Gili Kedis, an island much smaller than the other dyke. Located in Sekotong, you can snorkel here to see the beauty of marine life. This place is still a hidden gem, so it is still clean, beautiful, and not crowded with visitors.

13. Bangko-Bangko Beach

Bangko-Bangko Beach, located in Sekotong, has relatively fast and high waves, so it is perfect for those who want to surf. For the best surfing times, it's best if you visit between May and October.

14. Pundu Nence Peak

Pundu Nence, located in Bima or often called Punce is perfect for those who like to climb and hone your skills. With a height of 1050 meters above sea level, this location is suitable for those who want to practice before climbing other, higher mountains. The journey to the top takes 6 hours of climbing. However, all the challenges you face are very much worth it when it comes to the top. The scenery that makes you feel like you are floating above the clouds is guaranteed to amaze you!

15. Gili Tongkang

Gili Tongkang is one of the dyke that is also still empty of visitors and is still clean and beautiful overall. Besides spending time taking pictures with a beautiful sky and sea background, you can also snorkel or dive to see the marine life's beauty.

16. Gili Nanggu

If you want a private place, especially for romantic tours or honeymoon, you can go to Gili Nanggu in Sekotong. The island is not inhabited by residents, only resorts and management staff. Apart from staying at a luxury resort, you can also relax on the beach or swim in the sea near the beach to enjoy its beauty.

17. Mount Tambora

Among mountain children, Mount Tambora is one of the favorite destinations. With an altitude of 2851 meters above sea level, you will see amazing views when you arrive at the peak. However, apart from that, you can also see first hand the largest crater in Indonesia while climbing.

18. Semeti Beach

This beach is arguably one of the hidden tourist attractions. To get there, you have to go through a rather challenging path. Upon arrival, you will see beautiful stretches of sand and cliffs with unique formations that have been hit by the waves. Many tourists take pictures when the sky is clear, but this place is also perfect for watching the sunset.

19. Moyo Island

Although it is still a hidden gem, this island has a myriad of wonderful natural attractions. Starting from beaches with white sand and clear blue sea water to several waterfalls that are also beautiful and lush.

20. Mata Jitu Waterfall

This waterfall is one of the ones on Moyo Island, Sumbawa. The place is still classified as hidden, so it takes a longer journey to reach it. However, when you reach it, the beauty of the 7-meter high waterfall is very much worth the trip!

21. Selong Belanak Beach

Apart from its unique shape, which resembles a semicircle, this beach is also a popular tourist spot because it is suitable for those of you who want to learn to surf. The waves are not very fast or very high, so it is ideal for those of beginners. Surfboard rentals on the beach are also available.

22. Traditional House Sade

For those of you who like cultural tourism, you can go to the Sade Traditional House. This traditional house belongs to the Sasak tribe in Lombok, which still maintains its traditions. The shape of each house here represents a certain symbol and meaning. You can learn more if you visit here.

23. Lakey Beach

This beach is well-known among surfers because the waves are left-handed, aka sweeping to the left, not the right as usual. Apart from surfing, you can also kite surfing, windsurfing, and many more. For those of you who don't like watersports, you can sit back and relax on the beach and enjoy the sunrise or sunset.

24. Maluk Beach

The location of this beach is unique and strategic so that it provides a different view. This beach is in a bay, and there are two hills on either side of it, namely Balas and Mantun hills. Apart from the view, you can also walk or sit relaxed on the beach, swimming, canoeing, or even surfing.

25. Pura Batu Bolong

This temple got its name because of its location on a rock that juts into the open sea. Apart from being a tourist spot because of its unique location, this temple is still active as worship.

26. Lawar Beach

This beach is famous for its delicate and soft sand, so it is perfect for those of you who want to relax on the beach. The scenery you can enjoy is also breathtaking, namely towering green hills and clear blue seawater.

27. Tanjung Ringgit

Located at the easternmost tip of Lombok Island, Tanjung Ringgit is a hidden gem worth visiting for its beautiful views. With the path that has been paved, you can reach this place by motorbike, car, or bicycle. Upon arrival, you can enjoy a beautiful sea view from the cliff.

28. Kenawa Island Beach

This beach on Kenawa Island is suitable for those who want to enjoy a moment on the beach with white sand and clear sea water without crowds. Uninhabited and still a hidden gem, you and your group don't need to worry about crowds. Around the beach, there are grasslands with tall grass that are no less beautiful. Keep in mind that on this humble island, there is no electricity or toilets.

29. Pergasingan Hill

With an altitude of 1670 meters above sea level, this hill can be a climbing training location before conquering Mount Rinjani. You will need 2 to 2.5 hours to reach the top. Then, you can see a view of the rice fields neatly printed below. Meanwhile, if you look ahead, you can see Mount Rinjani.

30. Sire Beach

For cheap family attractions, you can go to Sire Beach. Without the need to pay an entrance fee, you and your family can take a leisurely walk on the beach while enjoying the sea view. You can also snorkel to see first hand the underwater beauty. The amazing Mount Rinjani can also be seen from this beach, you know!