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The Lombok Guide 2023

The Kuta Lombok Guide 2023

Welcome to the Kuta Lombok guide that we have created to give you all the up-to-date information about eating, drinking and activities in and around Kuta Lombok.

We have compiled the latest guide for 2023 and includes updated information for Kuta, Selong Belanak, Gerupuk and Tanjung Ann areas.

For more information or to help make bookings and arrange travel plans you can speak to one of the team at Villa Amani by contacting us here.

Restaurants & Bars

With an influx of foreign expatriates over the years and increase in traffic with the Mandalika Circuit Kuta has seen many excellent new restaurants and bars open.  In this updated Kuta Lombok Guide we list a variety of cuisines and venues that we highly recommend.

MARKISA
Fantastic Mediterranean cuisine and asian fusion in a vibrant atmosphere with excellent drinks,  also great breakfasts.

ROCKSALT
Hearty plates of meat and fish varieties with creative flair and great value for money.

MILKYWAVE
New Japanese fusion restaurant with the best views of the Kuta Town and ocean.

MAMAS PIZZA
World famous Pizza restaurant newly opened serving the legendary sour dough based pizzas and a range of other dishes.

EL BAZAR 
Contemporary Mediterranean and North African food thats stood the test of time.

SATU LAGI 
Vibrant mexican cantina from the owners of El Bazar and Kenza Cafe.

KRNK
Popular streetside bar serving the best burgers in Lombok (apparently).

JIAN NAN
Excellent authentic Chinese food with handmade noodles and dumplings in a cool tropical venue.

KEMANGI
Upscale Indonesian and western cuisine served in a elegant venue with large wine cellar.

BARA
Fantastic day-club and restaurant for all-day dining with super cool decor and good vibes.

SEASALT
Fresh seafood in a homey beachfront location.

YOGI BAR
International food in vibrant bar atmosphere,  good expat hangout in the evening.

THE MEXICAN IN TOWN
The first and one of the best Mexican restaurants serving taco’s burritos and more.

Cafes in Kuta Lombok

Cafes & Breakfast

Looking for the perfect expresso or avocado on toast then look no further, the Kuta Lombok Guide has you covered!

THE BREAKERY
Excellent french bakery serving a variety of baked delights, sandwiches and breakfast items.

BUSH RADIO
Hipster hangout with good coffee and food, perfect for the after surf feed.

MANA RETREAT
Yoga retreat that serves vegetarian food and all-day dining options for the healthy minded.

LOKA CAFE
Healthy large menu serving breakfast and all-day dining with many healthy options, tonics and juices to compliment the gym and recovery centre.

MILK ESPRESSO
A Kuta classic and the spot to update on the towns gossip, large modern Australian menu and excellent coffee.

GECKO CAFE
Vibrant cafe with modern Australian menu open all day and good partys on occasions.

KENZA CAFE
Good breakfast spot serving a European and Indonesian mix of food and drinks.

SAPORI ITALIAN
Authentic Italian pasta, pizza and other regional dishes.

Local Food in Lombok

Local Delights

You cant travel to Indonesia without tasting the veritable delights of Indonesian cuisine,  from Nasi Goreng to Ayam Taliwang you can get it all in Kuta Lombok.

WARUNG SONYA
Lombok style seafood served with traditional side dishes and snacks.

WARUNG JAWA PERMUDA
Very clean and well curated local style Indonesian food, healthy red rice options and fresh coconuts.

FISH BONES WARUNG
Local style seafood in the main street of town,  good fresh fish and sides, also serves beer.

STREET KOPI VENDOR
If your lucky and up early enough you can find a local mobile coffee vendor who roast and prepare the traditional Sasak Kopi.  WARNING:  You wont need another coffee that day and stay close to a loo.

WARUNG SULAWESI
Sulawesi cuisine served in a traditional local setting.

JOES KITCHEN
Evening street side kitchen serving classic Indonesian Nasi-Goreng, Mie Goreng and more.

ROCKET CHICKEN
Good for a hangover, if you’ve not tried Indonesian fried chicken it should be on the list.

Beachclubs & Bars

Not known for its nightlife, Kuta Lombok has some surprisingly upbeat venues for sucking back the drinks and breaking out the bikini.

SEGARA
One of the best private beach clubs in the area at Serangan beach which is around 30mins drive from Kuta.  An excellent menu and relaxed atmosphere.

AMBER
A vibrant beachclub on a secluded beach that offers modern Australian dining and drinks.  Around a 45 minute drive from Kuta Lombok.

MANDALIKA BEACH CLUB
The newest on the scene and the closest and most impressive club in Kuta. Great for all-day and evenings and a very short drive or pleasant walk into town.

SURFERS BAR
The original sandy late night spot in Kuta Lombok, live music, cold bintangs and good times.  Avoid the cocktails for hangover mitigation.

All of the restaurants listed here are a short (under 10mins Walk) or 5 minute scooter or car ride from Villa Amani Lombok.

Selong Belanak Beach

Surf, Sea & Sand

Lombok needs no introduction as one of the worlds best locations for unspoilt beaches, epic surf and rugged natural landscapes.

TANJUNG ANN
A lovely pair of horseshoe shaped white sand beaches with clean blue water.  Perfect for swimming and relaxing with many warungs and beachside bars.  A great longboard or mall wave and fantastic for beginner and intermediate surfers. Check out Warung Turtle for great seafood and coconuts.

MAWUN
A secret bay enveloped in rugged hillsides,  perfect for swimming and chilling out, not as many eateries as Tanjung Ann but a quieter more secluded spot.  Wave works on certain tides and swells.

SELONG BELANAK
The famous buffalo beach that hosts a number of restaurants and bars and a wide stretch of untouched beach.  Perfect for swimming and learning to surf surrounded by dramatic beauty.  Laut Biru is a nice upscale restaurant on the beach.

SEGER
Close to Kuta the beach is good for medium to advanced surfers but also hosts a nice beach and dramatic hilltop vantage points that are perfect for the sunset.

MANDALIKA
Pedestrianised beach on the edge of Kuta town, good for swimming on a higher tide and great for running and activities. Popular for kite boarding in season.

ARE GULING
A surf beach that features lovely coastal walks and rock scrambling on a lower tide.  A few warungs and vantage points to watch the surfing.

GERUPUK
A number of beaches surrounding the fishing town and surf that is accessible by boat from the town.  A good beginner and intermediate wave.

MAWUN
A secret bay enveloped in rugged hillsides,  perfect for swimming and chilling out, not as many eateries as Tanjung Ann but a quieter more secluded spot.

MAWI
Remote bay and beach that offers dramatic scenery and an adventurous drive in!  Its a wave that works for intermediate and advanced surfers and because of the tides we don’t advise swimming here.

SERANGAN
Lovely beach with a few higher end restaurants, quite strong currents so be careful when swimming. Serangan is a great rainy-season surf spot. There’s almost always rideable surf, there’s several different peaks, and it breaks on almost any tide.

EKAS
A sheltered reef break that has quite reliable surf.  Inside is fun for longboards and beginners and outsides requires some more experience.

DESSERT POINT
A bit far from Kuta but we have to mention it.  Desert Point is hands-down one of the world’s best waves, and also one of the world’s most fickle, demanding a giant groundswell before it even thinks about breaking.

 

Diving in Lombok

Diving & Fishing

Many dive operators can assist you in trips and certifications from Kuta Lombok.

CORAL GARDEN
Beautiful soft corals blanketing a shallow reef of 10-12metres. The plateau slopes down off into the deep blue +40m for sightings of passing pelagic fish such as skipjack tunas and Spanish mackerel.

HALWAY HOUSE
Halfway House heads towards Tanjung Ringgit’s most South Eastern tip of Lombok. Sumbawa can be seen just across the Alas Strait where we have a comparable dive site called Les Arches. This is an experienced divers’ playground.

MANDARIN
It’s what it says on the tin. The mandarin fish, part of the dragonet family, is probably the most colourful fish in the sea. They are hidden within some of the healthiest staghorn corals around.

EAGLE ROCK
Gets its name from the massive fish eagle that we commonly see soaring above the tall island walls. It’s local name is Batu Pilar, meaning pillar of rock.  It has some amazing topography with a swim through arch-cave, donut swim through a techno coloured coral wall.

We would reccomend contacting Blue Marlin diving to arrange diving trips that depart from Kuta Harbour, for more information visit www.bluemarlindive.com

Lombok Nature Tours

Adventure & Activities

WALKING & TRECKING
An abundance of treks that get you closer to nature and Lomboks rugged beauty.  From waterfalls, monkey forests and rice terraces,  the team at the villa can help you arrange.

MOUNT RINJANI 
3 hours from Amani a good two day trip to scale one of Indonesia’s tallest volcanos.

SEMBALUN 
Beautiful hiking and views of Rinjani and the surrounding landscapes,  a 3 hour drive from Villa Amani.

SKATEBOARDING
A number of bowls and skateparks around Kuta Lombok.

SASAK VILLAGE
A number of traditional villages close to Kuta Lombok allow guests a unique insight into Sasak culture and life.

PINK BEACH
One of Lomboks wonders,  a 2 hour drive from Kuta to view the unique pink coral beach featured in many instagrams and movies.

MANDALIKA STREET CIRCUIT
World famous new motosports track in Mandalika offers a variety of private hire track experiences when racing is not happening.

KITE BOARDING
Fantastic kite boarding along the Mandalika and Tanjung Ann beaches,  check online for rental and instructions.

Staying in Shape

TENNIS & PADEL COURTS
There are three Padel Courts and 1 Tennis Court a short drive from Kuta at Tampah Hills estate. Courts can be rented by the hour.

LOKA GYM AND RECOVERY
Full gym and recovery centre offering classes, sauna, ice baths, magnesium pool and healthy dining

RUNNING ROUTES
Kuta boasts some amazing road running along the town from the Villa and a vast array of costal trail runs and beach runs in all directions.  We shall be updating a runners guide shortly to the website.

TANJUNG ANN GYM
Home-made community style gym on the beach that offers drop in passes. Lofi but fun and great crowd.

BASKETBALL COURT
Small five a side basketball courts located at the Mandalika pedestrian area,  free to use.

We would reccomend contacting Blue Marlin diving to arrange diving trips that depart from Kuta Harbour, for more information visit www.bluemarlindive.com