Located near Bali Island, Mandalika is chosen as the next hidden gem of Indonesian tourism. Mandalika is part of West Nusa Tenggara Province and has attracted many tourists from time to time. It consists of beautiful beaches and lush hills, a great place to enjoy nature and find peace. Even the government has also provided various facilities and accommodation to support those who visit the location. No wonder, some resorts can be found there, offering a comfortable residence while visiting Mandalika. Not to mention some couples choose it as their honeymoon destination.
Going forward, Mandalika will have a MotoGP circuit in line with the design and management of the Special Economic Zone (KEK) of Mandalika – a tourism-based area. The Government of Indonesia through SOEs PT Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) has signed MOU with construction company from France, Vinci Construction. Going forward in Mandalika area will be built Mandalika Street Race Circuit Cluster area of 120 hectares consisting of International Scale Racing Circuit, Convention Center and 7 luxury hotels.
As mentioned earlier, Mandalika has excellent features of beautiful and charming beaches. Clear sea water and gentle breeze never fail to satisfy those who visit the coastal area. Actually, there are resorts that operate in the area so that tourists can rent it for various purposes such as honeymoon, family vacation, etc. Behind, hundreds of majestic green trees and hills are visible. Somehow, they create a peaceful atmosphere there. In terms of nuance, it’s a bit like Nusa Dua Bali!
In short, Mandalika is a good natural sanctuary and a great place to get closer to nature. Many tourists come to the location to enjoy its beauty and learn a bit from the culture of Lombok. According to legend, the name Mandalika comes from a beautiful daughter of the Sasak tribe. No wonder, many princes want to marry her even if she hesitates. Since he did not want to hurt any man, he decided to plunge into the sea. At that time, many marine worms appeared miraculously.
The best activity to do in Mandalika is to explore the beaches, including Tanjung Aan, Seger, Gerupuk, and Serenting. All of the beaches are indeed unique and beautiful, featuring impeccable sea views and excellent waves. The entire beach is safe to perform various activities and has similar characteristics to each other. The problem is only a few of them are suitable for surfing. For example, there is Beach Ubrug which became a favorite place for surfers to enjoy the hobby. For those who do not like to surf, they can come to other beaches that have more calm waves and softer sand.
Mandalika is not only famous for its natural beauty, but also offers an interesting culture to learn. The most famous is called Bau Nyale Festival, which is an exciting local event performed on a certain day. Even tourists are allowed to join the festival with local residents. So, how’s the show? People living in Mandalika will gather in certain land and hunt earthworms. It is said that the worm already exists