This city covering 1,277.81 square kilometers is the capital of Sumbawa Regency, West Nusa Tenggara. With a population of more than 56 thousand people, Sumbawa Besar is one of the most populous cities on the island of Sumbawa.
Sumbawa Besar offers the charm of tourism that deserves to be an idol. The city is full of historic buildings. The natural beauty of Sumbawa Besar is very charming with many small islands around it.
To visit Sumbawa Besar from outside the area, people can use direct flights from the city of Mataram. Flight tickets to Sumbawa Besar are available from Garuda Indonesia and Wings Air. The main connector of the air transportation in Sumbawa Besar is the Sultan Muhammad Kaharuddin Airport.
The experience of walking on Sumbawa Besar will certainly provide unforgettable memories. In addition to increasing historical and cultural knowledge, tourists can also get total freshness from activities on the island that have beautiful beaches and oceans.
Location: Kecamatan Moyo Utara, Moyo Hilir, NTB.
Located about 13 kilometers from the city center, Poto Tourism Village offers an educational tourism experience to recognize Sumbawa traditional culture. One of the most memorable, of course, was seen directly in the process of making Sumbawa weave and watching cultural celebrations such as the Ponan Party, attractions of Horse Racing and Karapan Buffalo games.
Location: Seketeng, Sumbawa, NTB.
This stage house made of teak wood is a testament to the glory of the Sumbawa Sultanate. Exploring all that brings visitors to understand cultural philosophy because every inch of this palace building has its own meaning, in line with Islamic sharia. This cultural heritage is now often a place for tourism and cultural events. The location is very strategic, only 2.5 kilometers from Sultan Muhammad Kaharuddin Airport.
Location: Jalan Raya Tano KM 11, Labuhan Badas, Sumbawa, NTB.
Kencana Beach is one of the most popular beaches on Sumbawa Besar. Besides being beautiful, this beach offers a unique curved coastline. Many trees thrive to sweeten the scenery and freshness of Kencana Beach. Although this beach is in the Hotel Kencana area, general visitors can freely visit it without having to stay at the hotel.
It is not difficult to find a good place to eat in Sumbawa Besar. Especially for seafood. The most popular eating places in the city, including:
Location: Jalan Labu Punti, Karang Dima, Labuhan Badas, NTB.
Open every day, 07:00 - 00:00 WITA.
The experience of eating here is perfect because visitors are invited to eat fresh seafood right on a beautiful beach. You can choose for yourself a variety of fresh marine animals to be processed with various types of herbs, according to your taste. Since there are many restaurants in the region and offer a similar menu, please choose the most interesting place for you to enter.
Location: Jalan Cendrawasih 166, Brang Biji, NTB.
Open every Monday - Saturday, 09:00 - 18:00 WITA.
This restaurant invites people to enjoy mixed rice with very varied side dishes. From a variety of side dishes available, there are also several types of Lombok specialties, such as Babalung and Beberuk. Usually, this shop is very full at lunch time because people can eat fast, tasty, and very cheap. The service is also very pleasant.
Location: Kerato, Unter Iwes, Sumbawa, NTB.
Open every day, 9:00 - 21:00 WITA.
Bengawan Tepi Sawah is a comfortable dining place for groups because the room is large and the parking area is large. About food, Bengawan Tepi Sawah has a varied menu. Sumbawa specialties such as Sepat, Singang, Pelu, Sira Padang Fish, and Sira Sang Fish are ready to pamper visitors' tongues. The enjoyment and perfection of this restaurant service has even been proven by President Jokowi while visiting Sumbawa Besar in 2018.