ABOUT SENGGIGI BEACH
Senggigi, named after a princes in local legend, is the main tourist centre on Lombok. The resort area is about 10 km north Ampenan , and about 20 minutes drive from the island’s Selaparang Airport. Nowhere near as large or as busy as its Bali counterparts, Senggigi is great base for exploring the rest of island. The place is very laid-back, with activities centred around the beaches and day trips to places of intrest, which are all within a few hours drive from town. At night, dine in the many restaurants catering to all tasted and budgets and listen to live music at the bars.
Senggigi Beach is the large bay that forms centre of Senggigi, with the main road running parallel to the beach, and large resorts occupying the space between. The beach profides picturesque views of Bali’s Gunung Agung to the west and stunning sunsets with the volcano silhoutted on the horizon. Senggigi Reef, of the point near senggigi beach hotel, has coral for snorkelling and in the right condition, some decent surf breaks. Canoes can be hired from the beach on the weekend and during peak tourism time. Local outrigger boats can be chartered from the beachfront for trips along the coast or out to Gilis.
The main road in Senggigi is lined with small shop, tour agencies, restaurants, bars and nightclubs. There are a couple of supermarkets, numerous ATM’s and moneychangers, a post office and the normal tourist facilities. Senggigi is a relaxing and attractive place to stay, with good range of luxury hotels and resorts, as well as mid-range and buged accomodation.
Sunset from Senggigi Beach is the large bay that forms centre of Senggigi.