Kuta Beach Lombok
New Paradise in South Lombok Island
Kuta Beach and Vicinity
Some people wonder about Kuta, Is it Kuta Bali ? It’s Kuta Lombok (Sometime spelt Kute Beach), South Lombok Island, Especially in Kuta, tanjung A’an and Mawun has magnificent stretch of white sand and blue sea with rugged hills rising around it. Some part in south lombok known for it’s best surfing spot but Diving in south lombok especially in Sepi Bay is one of the best dive spots in Indonesia.
There is only a few development with far fewer tourist than in famous Kuta Beach on Bali, But when the New International Airport project finish in few more years, a big plans to develop a whole stretch of the superb south coast with luxury hotels.
After many years of speculation there are signs something is happening, with the road from Praya completely remade and big new road running to as yet undeveloped beaches.
Travelers are reported some hassles here, People flock to Kuta for the annual Nyale fishing celebration. The main tourist season is August and for the rest of year it’s very quite.
The fabulous south coast of Lombok, with sweeping bays and craggy headlands protected from the full force of the Indian Ocean swells by colourful coral reefs, finds its most ‘urban’ expression in the little community of Kuta (or Kute: this side of the Wallace Line the spelling is optional), around 30 kilometres south of Praya in the Central Lombok lowlands.
It is the major centre of tourism development on the south coast, but still a sleepy place of only a few permanent residents. It’s a great place for Lombok-made clothing and artefacts. And it is also the base for exploring Lombok’s southern beaches and the many points of interest in the region.
An easy 90-minute drive from Senggigi, Kuta makes for a wonderful day trip from other points in Lombok, or indeed an alternative holiday destination for sun lovers. The four-star Novotel Lombok is there to provide a definitive range of creature comforts.
Kuta and the surrounding region also has an international reputation for some of the best surfing destinations in South-East Asia and it is here that the Indian Ocean’s regular big swells form great surf breaks and offer fantastic vistas of cliffs, headlands and beaches carved out of the southern coastline.