Indonesia’s Lombok Island is, for now, content behind the shadow of the more popular Bali Island. Yet Lombok and its equally amazing beaches can definitely hold their own. This less well-known island is one of the best that Indonesia can offer. Kuta Beach is the most popular beach on the southern coast of Lombok, and it truly rivals the beaches in Bali, even its namesake Kuta Beach Bali.
Those who have been to Bali’s Kuta and Lombok’s Kuta are quick to say that the latter is the better beach for three reasons: world-class surf, budget beachside restaurants and accommodations, and no overcrowding of tourists and hawkers. Considered by many to be a surfer’s paradise, Lombok’s Kuta Beach is a spectacular stretch of white sand along sparkling azure waters with picturesque rugged hills as a backdrop. Every year, surfers from around the world, both experts and beginners, come here to catch the waves. There are a number of surfboard and boogie-board rentals along the beach, standing alongside cheap food stalls that sell delicious and authentic local cuisine. [Read more…]