West Nusa Tenggara


About West Nusa Tenggara 

West Nusa Tenggara has its capital in Mataram and consists of 10 districts and cities. Over the past few years, tourist attractions in West Nusa Tenggara are increasingly known, both domestic and international. This island is also world-renowned for its beaches. As an archipelago, West Nusa Tenggara has at least 19 large islands, but only Lombok and Sumbawa are the most exposed now. Also, West Nusa Tenggara has several small islands which are often called Gili. You can access West Nusa Tenggara via Zainuddin Abdul Madjid International Airport, around 16km or 30 minutes’ drive from downtown Mataram. Besides its beach destinations, you can visit the Mount Rinjani National Park, which is one of the icons of West Nusa Tenggara. Mount Rinjani itself is a massive volcano located in Lombok. It stands as high as 3,726 metres and has become one of the highest mountains in Indonesia.

Top Things to Do in West Nusa Tenggara

West Nusa Tenggara’s tourist attractions are suitable for families or couples. So, whether you want to explore this province on your own or with a guided tour, read our following tips to discover the top attractions in West Nusa Tenggara

Lombok Wildlife Park

Also known as the Lombok Elephant Park, it was originally elephant conservation that was brought directly from Way Kambas, Lampung. Visitors can enjoy the charm of the park while riding an elephant. However, now, many different animals can be found in this shelter, including orangutans, crocodiles, eagles, iguanas, gibbons, turtles, and so on. Aside from learning more about the animals that live here, Lombok Wildlife Park also allows you to unwind in its on-site eateries, Ivory Restaurant and Forest Cafe.

Gili Trawangan

Among the three Gili (a group of 3 small islands) in Lombok, Gili Trawangan is the largest one. Gili Trawangan is also the only Gili that has a significant height above sea level. You can take a day trip to this island, which is located on the northwest of Lombok. Most importantly, you can easily find comfortable places to stay around the island. So, there is no reason not to spend more time on this beautiful island.

Senggigi Beach

Your visit to West Nusa Tenggara is incomplete without a trip to Senggigi Beach. As one of the most popular beaches in Lombok, Senggigi offers awesome white sands and turquoise waters. Guaranteed, you will enjoy every minute of it. Senggigi Beach is only about 17 km from downtown Mataram. Besides relaxing on the beach and sunbathing, other popular activities here include snorkelling, swimming, and surfing.

Cafless Water Park

Cafless Water Park is a good choice for a family getaway. Located on Jl. Raya Gunungsari-Tanjung Km2 No.1, Kekait, Gn. Sari, Kabupaten Lombok Barat, this water park comes with a natural concept. Surrounded by beautiful mountains, it is only about 4 km from the city centre. Aside from pools, Cafless also provides other adrenaline-packed facilities such as boomerang, blue hold, extreme waterslide, and much more.

Islamic Centre NTB

Islamic Centre NTB is the most popular religious destination in the West Nusa Tenggara. Every day hundreds of tourists come to visit this place. So, it should be a pity to miss the Islamic Centre NTB when travelling to West Nusa Tenggara. In this place, you can also find Asmaul Husna Tower which stands 99 metres tall. You can reach the top of the tower using an elevator and then enjoy amazing views of the city's skyline.

Top Culinary in West Nusa Tenggara

We believe that the best way to engage ourselves in a new city's culture is to taste the local foods. Therefore, do not hesitate to stop by some of these dining places

Ayam Taliwang Khas Pak Udin

Ayam Taliwang is a culinary icon of West Nusa Tenggara, especially Lombok. This menu is made from seasoned chicken and then grilled to strengthen its aroma and taste. So, the best place to taste this authentic food is in Ayam Taliwang Khas Pak Udin. Besides using high-quality ingredients, its secret seasoning is guaranteed to make you addicted to the dish.

Nasi Balap Puyung Inaq Esun

Located on Jalan Raya Putung, Lombok Tengah, this restaurant serves a variety of typical Lombok dishes. However, the most requested menu in this restaurant is nasi balap puyung. Although this menu looks humble, nasi balap puyung has an amazing combination of flavours. It contains warm white rice, soybeans, Chinese long beans, eggs, shredded spicy chicken, and potato chips.

Restoran Tanjung Karang

Restoran Tanjung Karang serves plenty of Lombok favourites. Some of which are ayam bakar taliwang and plecing kangkung, a menu made from blanched water spinach served with special sambal.

Where to Stay in West Nusa Tenggara

Choosing a hotel for vacation is such an essential thing, so we have come up with these guides on helping you to pick the best one

Aston Inn Mataram

About 2 km from the famous Islamic Center NTB, Aston Inn Mataram is one of the most favourite hotels in West Nusa Tenggara. Like other Aston networks, this 3-star accommodation also carries a comfortable modern concept. All rooms come with air conditioning and a fully equipped private bathroom.

Golden Palace Hotel Lombok

Golden Palace Hotel Lombok is located in the heart of Mataram, about 0.9 km from Mataram Mall. This hotel comes with a classic-modern design. All rooms offer great views of the city's skyline. Another reason to stay in this hotel is that the Golden Palace Hotel Lombok provides an infinity pool and a complete spa service.

Katamaran Hotel & Resort

This resort is close to Senggigi Beach. This 5-star resort is combining the concepts of nature and modern luxury and perfect for those who are looking for a romantic getaway. All units also include free Wi-Fi, a balcony, and an open-air bathroom with a rainfall shower. 

Kila Senggigi Beach Lombok

Located on the west coast of Lombok, this resort is a great place to experience tranquillity merged with a stunning view of the sea. From this resort, guests can also admire the dramatic views of Mount Agung on the neighbouring island of Bali.

Because West Nusa Tenggara comes with a limitless choice of beautiful destinations, visiting this province for only one day is challenging. So, find a comfortable place to stay while travelling in West Nusa Tenggara is a must. The easiest way to find the best accommodation is to use the Traveloka app. This app also makes your booking process simpler and safer.