Located at the south-eastern tip of Lombok, this tropical gem is much less visited than the south and northwest of the island. The Sekotong peninsula is the ideal destination for families and couples who visit Indonesia for its clear waters and pristine beaches but want to stay free from hoards of tourists. The peninsula is easily accessible from Lembar harbour, Lombok’s largest harbour and the gateway to Bali. The jagged coastline offers many opportunities to explore the Gili Islands scattered along the Sekotong peninsula.
You can opt to stay on the mainland and explore the islands on a day trip, or otherwise stay on one of the islands to fully immerse yourself in the tropical experience. On the coast, several luxury boutique hotels are located on small, developed beaches, providing lovely sunset views over the bay. They make for an ideal base to also explore Lombok’s south beaches.
Facing the peninsula are the so-called “secret” Gilis. They are so-called as they are much less known and visited than the three sister Gilis in the northeast. You’ll find these islands traffic-free and characterised by unspoilt nature, pristine waters, deserted beaches and abundant marine life. Gili Gede is the biggest and one of the quietest islands. Gili Asahan and Gili Sudak are smaller and equally as peaceful, featuring a boutique hotel and luxury villa that accommodate the few guests staying overnight. Sharing similar sceneries, Gili Nanggui is another tropical pearl of this archipelago, distinct for its rocky inland and hill where small shrines protect the island. Popular for snorkelling day trips, the island becomes totally private as the sun goes down, offering what feels like an exclusive experience.
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