Mawun Beach Lombok

Mawun Beach, Lombok
Mawun Beach is one of beaches in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara. First time you come here, you may think that the beach is a private beach with stunning panorama. It is not surprising because the beach so quiet and it seems you are the owner of its beach. Probably, the visitors here only 3 – 5 and most of them are foreign tourists that stay around Kuta Beach, Lombok. The contour of Mawun Beach is just like the beach around Komodo Island because the beach is flanked by two green hills just like teletubbies hill. When you come during summer or June to August, you will see blue and crystal water. Your experience here will be more perfect if you stay until dusk because the color of twilight is so amazing. The wave of water very calm and you can enjoy the beach by lie down on white sand or just play with water. Unfortunately you won’t be able to see the sunset because the beach will set at the right of beach, precisely at the west of the hill. But, you can see the tranquility and peace during sunset. The road the Mawun Beach is not adequate along 9 km from the beach. But, you will see the tobacco farming and wide plain. In certain day, the farmer will harvest the tobacco and sell it to the merchant. If you want get easy traveling, you can rent a car and paying IDR 350,000 or US$35 per day, including fuel and driver. To enter the beach, you need to pay IDR 5,000 or US$0.5 if you come with the car. But after 4.30 pm, there is no guard and you can be free to enter the Mawun Beach. Accommodations There is no lodge around Mawun Beach. Most of visitors who come here will stay in Lombok or stay overnight around Kuta Beach Lombok because it becomes the center of lodges for tourists in East Lombok. But you can find souvenir just like traditional clothes and so colorful. You may meet the seller who offers their traditional clothes, but if don’t intent to buy, don’t tray to bargain because they will angry if you just bargain and don’t buy it The beach is part of strait and if you see if from above, it forms horse-shoe. There are two hills at the west and east of the beach with fine sand at the east, besides at the west the sand a bit rough. The topography of the beach steeper at the center with huge waves. Playing calm water that look like a lake becomes favorite activity in Mawun Beach. But you have to be careful because the depth of the beach can be deeper after you work 5 – 10 meters from the coastline. Although the water is so clean and clear, but you won’t be able to snorkel because the base of the beach is sand. After playing water, you can clean yourself. The beach is suitable to relaxation and escape from the hustle. There are many huts and small posts along the beach that can be used to rest or put your stuffs. If you don’t like water activities, you can stroll along the beach or just sun bathe. After that, you can explore the beach by walking near the hills. Mawun Beach is situated at Tumpak Village, Pujut sub-district, Lombok Tengah Regency, West Nusa Tenggara. The location is around 60 km from Mataram City and it can be reached by a car for about 1.5 hours.

This panorama makes the beach look a lot smaller than it is. If I had to guess it is about 2 km long and is pristine. No rubbish and very few people. The swimming is also excellent.
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