As I mentioned in this post, the beaches in Kuta Lombok are some of the most beautiful out of everywhere we visited.
We spent one whole day on a moped going around to see as many of them as possible, and we didn’t even make a dent in how many there are to see (there is one with pink sand, but it’s a bit of a struggle to get to).
Our first stop was Mawun beach, about a 20 minute moped ride from Kuta. I must have taken about 500 pictures while we were there, I couldn’t get over how beautiful it was.
We arrived around 9 a.m., and there wasn’t a single soul there except for two ladies selling fresh mangoes from a little hut.
I’ve heard that Maya Bay in Thailand is the most beautiful beach in the world, and it’s gorgeous, but Mawun should definitely be in the running, and we had the entire thing to ourselves.
Apparently the tourists usually don’t get there until later in the day, and the locals come and go early.
After Mawun we stopped in at Seger Beach, Tanjung A’an, and Gerupuk, which is a great surfing beach for beginners. We didn’t really have any idea where we were going, except for Mawun, we were just exploring and creeping around everywhere, taking rights and lefts to see where we’d end up.
We eventually drove east of Kuta until the road ended at one last beach. We were pretty sunburnt by then, so D stayed on the moped under a thatched awning, and I went down to check out the beach.
I can’t remember the name of it, but it was breathtaking, and there were dozens of fishermen standing in the water up to their waists all along the cove, wearing straw hats and trying to catch their dinner.
We eventually found our way back to town, where I bought 5 popsicles and then passed out in a heat stroked coma for the rest of the day.