Senggigi , Lombok Island Indonesia
Senggigi central, Lombok island. Wherever your
direction comes to, once your feet firstly step on Lombok
Island, you will recognize Senggigi as a town in the center
of tourist destination between valleys facing directly to
the sea that cuts across the mainland. At least, this
statement is sufficient describing a town at bay.
Senggigi Beach Sunset
Senggigi is center of Tourism Service Control in Lombok
stretching to eastern part of Indonesia.
Perhaps, The facilities here could be simple but until now
we haven’t received negative opinions on beauty of Senggigi
Valley Town which is well equipped with Travel things with
good enough service, every form of service such as pick-up
and delivery service as you wish starting from standard to
VIP as being arranged by our company called “
Lombok Way out Travel”
Like other tourism areas, Senggigi is well equipped with
accommodation facilities starting from non-star hotels,
Boutique hotels with simple and professional
service. In addition to Restaurant service facilities which serve
Typical Lombok to Western Cuisine based on standard service
as you have been dreaming of.
Senggigi on Travel :
Upon arriving at Airport, we drive you to direction where
the sun goes down approximately 7 KM to western part. Your
sight will see that the Lombok Highway has ordinary
Transportation, which is pulled by Horse Cart called “
Cidomo” and even the modern vehicles go thru it, the
existence of cidomo along the tiny roads of Mataram and
senggigi is really needed by its people considering not the
whole road at the corner of Mataram and senggigi will be
reached by car. This sight will be seen at first after
pick-up transportation is driving along Kebun Roeq
Traditional Market, which offers a simple manual transaction
of Lombok People to fulfill their daily need.
After going thru the northern part with plantation scenery
and cape lines at the seashore on the top of it, there is a
sacred local cemetery of Batu Layar. Less than 1 KM
afterwards, you will find a temple on the rocky cape at Batu
Layar seashore called “ Batu Bolong Temple”. Not far
afterwards, you will be heading to Senggigi Area and if you
still have a little time to go around in next KM, you will
be simply impressed by gorgeous view with fresh and breezing
air from the hills near the beach along the road heading to
Mangsit Village, a village which is decorated by coconut
palm trees and a bit further to north of is a place where
the Green Panorama and the Blue Sea Water are strongly
united under tropical sunshine which always offer you a warm
greeting of nature.
Coming from Airport, taxi service available at the counter
desk of the arrival gate. Fares are fixed.
Coming from Lembar Harbour, you can pre-order a metered taxi
service (Lombok Taxi tel: 627000 or Lendang Express Taxi
There are plenty of activities you can do to complete your
holiday. Sightseeing or touring organized by reputable local
tour operators is the best option to discover what Lombok
has to offer. Renting a car or motor cycle is also good
alternative to get around, either self-driving, or with a
driver so you can relax and enjoy the view.
Car rental in Lombok is more expensive than Bali. Tip driver pocket money
for meals if you stop for lunch or diner. If you are pleased
with service, tip the driver or local guide at the end. If
you collide with anything, or it collides with you, you are
responsible for all costs.
Self drive cars are available in Senggigi and Mataram. You
must have a valid Tourist, Indonesian or International
Driving License. Test drive the car before paying in
advanced. Take the Insurance coverage for vehicle damages.
Book a car through reputable Car rental which includes
insurance coverage in the price. TRAC (Toyota Rent a Car)
located near Mataram Airport if you wish to get a good
condition (well maintained) of car + full insurance.
Senggigi Post Office is located on the main street of Senggigi,
opposite from Pamour Art & Antique shop. Health Centre or
Puskesmas located near
Hotel Puri Saron. Drugstore or Apotik
available next to the gate of Intan Lombok Hotel. Dentist
available at Meninting Puskesmas 10 minutes drive from
Senggigi towards direction to the airport.
Bank BNI available during office hours 5 days a week located
near the Post Office. ATM's (Automatic Teller Machine) are
easy to find. ATM BCA, ATM BNI, ATM Mandiri are available,
you can swift your credit card and withdraw local currency
Police office located in Senggigi Art Market, near The
Sheraton Senggigi Beach Resort. Telephone Service (Wartel)
available near Melati Dua Hotel. Internet Cafes are:
Millennium Internet (opposite Papaya Restaurant) with
dedicated broadband speed at reasonable rates and Star
Internet Service located in Senggigi Plaza . Cellular phone in
Indonesia is GSM and CDMA. If you have brought your cellular
hand phone, you can purchase prepaid calling cards to make
outgoing calls at lower cost than calling on your home SIM.
Shops which sell these cards are prolific. Major service
providers are: Telkomsel, Satelindo and XL Ritel. Look for
signs and banners with those markings.
Money changers are available almost in every corner of
Senggigi. Double count your money before leaving the money
changers to get the accurate amount. Hotel reception also
change foreign money with lower rates.
Mini markets are located next to Bank BNI and near the
Local Indonesian Foods sells nasi campur and warung Padang
can be found right opposite from Taman Restaurant and
another one is Rumah Makan Senang next to Bank BNI. During
the night time, you can find the famous Nasi Goreng at
Warung Cak Poer.
Most larger hotels and restaurants automatically add
Government Tax and Service charge up to 21% to the bill.
Tipping is expected in main tourist area, but you're not
compelled to tip at restaurants. If you like your driver or
local tour guide, a tip of 10-15% is appreciated. Carry
small changes with you as taxi drivers often have none.
Airport or hotel porters expect Rp. 5000 - 50,000 per bag
depending on the size and weights.
Wheel chair ramps and van lifts are non existent. Many major
hotels have limited handicapped facilities and
accommodation. Advise your tour operators or hotel for
PLACES TO EAT IN SENGGIGI
There are numbers of good quality of restaurants and small
cafes in central town of Senggigi. You can eat pretty well
in Senggigi with reasonable price. Most of the places to
stay have their own restaurant, but few other eateries along
the main road in the centre of the strip are worth to try.
There's not much at bottom end of the scale.
Locals warungs seems to be priced out. Senggigi area is
developing and there are some new foreign investors take
over some places to upgrade its facilities. Old places
renovated or branded new, and several new places coloring
the main street of Senggigi.
Tips & suggestions:
If you like the Italian food like pizza from wood oven, try
Basillico Restaurant in Senggigi Beach Hotel, exotic place
to have dinner while enjoying the sunset.
This restaurant located in the beach area of Senggigi Beach
Hotel. Cafe Alberto is also a great place to chill out with
Italian specialties, a bit better, and a bit pricier than
standard tourist fare.
For the more romantic atmosphere, try also Cafe Cofee Corner
Located in Cental of Senggigi beside of Happy Cafe
Restaurant, located in Mangsit near
Purimas Boutique Hotel.
South of the town centre, hiding from the central of
activities, Cafe Wayan, related to the famous Cafe Wayan
Ubud (Bali) which is recommended for its chicken curry and
homemade bread and yummy dessert. If you are a family
traveling together, try Asmara Restaurant near the Art
Market of Senggigi which has high quality of European Food.
If you like local Indonesian foods, try also Nasi Goreng at
Warung Cak Poer. Open from 19:00PM till late night. Closed
during the day time. More excellent quality Indonesian foods
are available in Mataram City at very reasonable rates. Taxi
service available 24 hours.
Most restaurants and cafes offer free roundtrip pick up
service from and to hotels anywhere in senggigi area.
SENGGIGI LOMBOK - NIGHTLIFE
Senggigi offers a lot of kind of excitement and fun. Most
hotels in Senggigi usually offer their guest with daily live
entertainment, from cultural shows to live acoustic music
from locals trios. This regular entertainment accompanying
the Buffet offered by hotel's restaurant.
Senggigi is also become a favorite place for wealthy locals
from Mataram, Ampenan and Cakranegara to spend weekend with
family or friends.
Happy Cafe, Marina Pubs, Papaya Cafe have live music on
occasions with locals band doing good rock from the
oldiest-goldiest to the on demand today's music.
Most expats and locals socialize and have fun together. In
the busy season, they can all get crowded by tourists and
locals. Some pubs with techno music and discos open from
12:00PM till morning.
Places like Sahara Club, Gossip (previously named
Tropicana), The Marleys, requires you to dress casually and
visitors must pay entrance fee to enter. Most places are
free of charge. No advanced reservation required. First come
first served. For guest who wish to celebrate an anniversary
and need require a pre-decorated table, an advanced
reservation may required.
Senggigi Lombok is a place for travelers who seeking for
quite settings and fun at the same time. Nice beaches,
friendly and warm people, cheap places to stay and eat and
beautiful natural landscape are the highlights of Lombok.
Senggigi is much more welcome for tourist of all ages. Even
though Lombok island is majority dominated by Sasak Moslems,
but alcoholic drinks are quite easy to find in any bars or
cafes in major tourist places like senggigi or the gilis.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases are increasing in Indonesia.
Local sex workers have multiple partners from all over the
world. Act responsibly and use condoms, available over the
counter at pharmacies.
Sunset start at 06:15 PM in Lombok. There is no time
different between Bali and Lombok. Sunset at the beach with
a drink at one of the beach bar could be a good fun to do
after a full day tour or water activities.
After a good drink and meals, many visitors are happy to
have a chat and enjoy another drink and a stroll in a cool
evening air. There is also selection of a more sophisticated
nightspot in Senggigi where the ambience is more relaxed and
the music can be good - much of it from locals band.
Sugar Cafe and Bar is a "Gay Friendly" Bar in Senggigi. Once
a week during the busy season they have cabaret shows.
Bars are usually free to enter, and often have special
drinks promotion and happy hours from 07 - 09PM. One of the
most popular place to party is Marina Pub with live music,
young crowd and lots of local call-girls.