Senggigi travel guide

Senggigi Tourism | Senggigi Guide

You're Going to Love Senggigi

Spread out along six miles of Lombok's coastline, Senggigi is the island's tourist hub. Lined with beaches, enjoying gorgeous weather and a wonderful dive site, Senggigi is a resort with something for everyone.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Senggigi

1. Superb Diving and Snorkeling Locations

Many people come to Senggigi specifically for the underwater attractions. You'll find PADI-certified dive schools and, more importantly, a sub-aquatic world that teems with life - including thousands of sea turtles.

2. It's a Great Beach Destination

Six miles of sandy beaches and tropical sunshine are a pretty good match in Senggigi, allowing anyone to work on their tan in a secluded spot.

3. You Can Visit Historic Temples

Just outside central Senggigi you'll find Pura Batu Bolong, a coastal Hindu temple where the architecture is impressive, but the sunsets are superb.

4. Enjoy Traditional Food from Beachfront Bars

At beaches like Kerandangan tourists can couple their snorkeling and sunbathing with local delicacies like chicken satay skewers from beachside "warungs" (small food bars) - much more convenient than packing a picnic.

5. Relax with a Sasak Massage

Senggigi offers more than sunbathing if you need to relax. You can also book a therapeutic Sasak massages at seaside locations like Santai Beach Bungalows.

What to do in Senggigi

1. Spice Up Your Taste Buds

Situated within the Art Market along the beach in Senggigi, Indonesia, the Spice Lounge Bar and Restaurant offers exceptional services to its customers. The scrumptious dishes and cocktails served at the restaurant showcase a blend of flavors from different parts of the world. Enjoy your lunch or dinner at Spice as you inhale the fresh sea air and gaze at the fantastic view of the azure sea, as well as the sunset. Spice offers a highly sophisticated ambiance and a team of skilled and experienced staff.

2. The Vegetarians' Haven

This restaurant is located approximately 2km towards the north of central Senggigi. It is strategically located on the beach-side, a few miles off the main road. In terms of food presentation, it is pretty stylish and has the best to offer, especially for vegetarians. Coco Beach's menu mainly consists of seafood and vegetables. Locals consider the dishes served 'the best in the area'. Finish your day in the comfy ethnic bar or a traditional gazebo. Warm up your body with traditional drinks such as 'bandrek', which is made entirely from lemongrass and ginger mixed with palm sugar.

3. Connect With Your Spiritual Side

A visit to Lombok would be incomplete without a tour of the Batu Bolong temple. It is located on a rocky volcanic outcrop not far from Senggigi Beach, so expect nothing less than a beautiful and cool atmosphere. It's a Hindu sacred site that bears a striking resemblance to the better-known Pura Tanah Temple situated off the Indonesian island of Bali. Batu Balong means 'rock with hole' and refers to the natural archway that pierces the rock beneath the temple. Enjoy the quiet and peaceful atmosphere and get in touch with your spiritual side. The scenic landscape makes for some breathtaking backdrops for holiday photos.

4. The Utimate Dining Experience

The Warung Menega Seafood Grill is famous for its fresh fish, which is the only kind of food served. It is situated on the edge of the beach, so has plenty of oceanic ambiance. Its positive reviews have brought about an influx of tourists who wish to try the grilled seafood. For only Rp. 500.000 (0.04 US Dollars), you are presented with a meal for two consisting of 1 clam, 1 fish, 1 whole lobster, 6 calamari skewers and either 2 soft drinks or 2 small beers.

5. Tantalize Your Senses

At the heart of Senggigi, in Lombok Island, lies the Square Restaurant & Lounge. It mainly offers delicacies that are local favorites and a couple of western selections. To ensure a highly unique dining experience, Square uses the finest imported and locally-grown ingredients. The beverage menu is also extensive, including beers, spirits, cocktails, wines and fresh juices.

1. Spice Up Your Taste Buds

Situated within the Art Market along the beach in Senggigi, Indonesia, the Spice Lounge Bar and Restaurant offers exceptional services to its customers. The scrumptious dishes and cocktails served at the restaurant showcase a blend of flavors from different parts of the world. Enjoy your lunch or dinner at Spice as you inhale the fresh sea air and gaze at the fantastic view of the azure sea, as well as the sunset. Spice offers a highly sophisticated ambiance and a team of skilled and experienced staff.

2. The Vegetarians' Haven

This restaurant is located approximately 2km towards the north of central Senggigi. It is strategically located on the beach-side, a few miles off the main road. In terms of food presentation, it is pretty stylish and has the best to offer, especially for vegetarians. Coco Beach's menu mainly consists of seafood and vegetables. Locals consider the dishes served 'the best in the area'. Finish your day in the comfy ethnic bar or a traditional gazebo. Warm up your body with traditional drinks such as 'bandrek', which is made entirely from lemongrass and ginger mixed with palm sugar.

3. Connect With Your Spiritual Side

A visit to Lombok would be incomplete without a tour of the Batu Bolong temple. It is located on a rocky volcanic outcrop not far from Senggigi Beach, so expect nothing less than a beautiful and cool atmosphere. It's a Hindu sacred site that bears a striking resemblance to the better-known Pura Tanah Temple situated off the Indonesian island of Bali. Batu Balong means 'rock with hole' and refers to the natural archway that pierces the rock beneath the temple. Enjoy the quiet and peaceful atmosphere and get in touch with your spiritual side. The scenic landscape makes for some breathtaking backdrops for holiday photos.

4. The Utimate Dining Experience

The Warung Menega Seafood Grill is famous for its fresh fish, which is the only kind of food served. It is situated on the edge of the beach, so has plenty of oceanic ambiance. Its positive reviews have brought about an influx of tourists who wish to try the grilled seafood. For only Rp. 500.000 (0.04 US Dollars), you are presented with a meal for two consisting of 1 clam, 1 fish, 1 whole lobster, 6 calamari skewers and either 2 soft drinks or 2 small beers.

5. Tantalize Your Senses

At the heart of Senggigi, in Lombok Island, lies the Square Restaurant & Lounge. It mainly offers delicacies that are local favorites and a couple of western selections. To ensure a highly unique dining experience, Square uses the finest imported and locally-grown ingredients. The beverage menu is also extensive, including beers, spirits, cocktails, wines and fresh juices.

Top activities & attractions in Senggigi

Where to Eat in Senggigi

Seafood and satay sum up Senggigi's dining scene, and there are plenty of great places to book. Spice (next to the Art Market) is a stylish contemporary eatery, while Coco Beach is great for vegetarians, and Warung Menega cook up seafood barbecues by the ocean. Meals should come to (at most) Rp80,00 per head.

When to visit Senggigi

Senggigi in May
Estimated hotel price
$37
1 night at 3-star hotel
Senggigi in May
Estimated hotel price
$37
1 night at 3-star hotel

The dry season is the best time to go (from May through September). However, even the rainy season can be pleasant, with warm temperatures and slightly reduced humidity working in its favor.

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How to Get to Senggigi

Plane

Lombok International Airport (LOP) is the closest point of entry, providing links to Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and Jakarta. From there expect to pay around Rp140,000 for a taxi or Rp35,000 for the DAMRI bus.

Car

If you are driving from Mataram and the airport, take Jl. Raya Senggigi along the coast.

Bus

DAMRI buses run into central Senggigi from Mataram to the south and Pamenang to the north.

Airlines serving Senggigi

United Airlines
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American Airlines
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KLM
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Air France
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British Airways
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Delta
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Turkish Airlines
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Qatar Airways
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Emirates
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Iberia
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Etihad Airways
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Aeromexico
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Cathay Pacific
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Malaysia Airlines
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ANA
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Where to stay in Senggigi

Mangsit Beach - located at the center of the six-mile beach, Mangsit Beach is home to the area's liveliest nightlife, thanks to bars like Verve Beach Club.

Popular Neighborhoods in Senggigi

Klui Beach - heaven for beach lovers, Klui is much quieter than Mangsit and home to some of the area's best luxury accommodation, including the Jeeva Klui Resort.

Batu Bolong - just south of central Senggigi and Mangsit, Batu Bolong possesses an equally attractive beach and more excellent hotel options.

Where to stay in popular areas of Senggigi

Most booked hotels in Senggigi

Kila Senggigi Beach Hotel Lombok
Excellent (8.7, 204 reviews)
$51+
Sheraton Senggigi Beach Resort
Excellent (8.4, 177 reviews)
$65+
Puri Mas Boutique Resort & Spa
Excellent (8.5, 63 reviews)
$36+
Aruna Senggigi
Good (7.8, 73 reviews)
$46+
Svarga Resort Lombok
Good (7.6, 233 reviews)
$41+
Kebun Villas & Resort
Good (7.5, 82 reviews)
$23+
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How to Get Around Senggigi

Public Transportation

Bemos (covered trucks) whip through town and are the cheapest way to get around, charging about Rp4,000 per mile.

Taxi

Taxis in Senggigi will charge around Rp4,500 for the meter drop, followed by at least Rp500 for every mile after that.

Car

If you want to rent a car, check out companies like Lombok Car Rental and Kotasi, where you can find deals for as little as Rp70,000 per day.

The Cost of Living in Senggigi

Shopping Streets

If you want to shop for traditional Lombok furniture or works of art, you'll find plenty of stores in Senggigi like the Senggigi Art Market. Just look along Jl. Raya Senggigi and you'll find plenty of places to buy gifts.

Groceries and Other

Local supermarkets include Alfamart and Senggigi Abadi, where 12 eggs will cost you around Rp12,000.