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Bukit Merese Hills Sunset Viewpoint in Kuta Lombok

Bukit Merese Hills Sunset Viewpoint in Kuta Lombok

Olly Gaspar

By Olly Gaspar, full-time traveler for 6 years. I visit every place I write about & share real tips, photos, & advice from my trips.

Complete guide to the Bukit Merese sunset viewpoint near Kuta Lombok, Indonesia.

Bukit Merese or Merese Hills is an epic Kuta Lombok sunset viewpoint that overlooks the shores of Tanjung Aan Beach and the rocky coastline toward Kuta.

In terms of sunset viewpoints in Kuta Lombok, Bukit Merese is by far the most popular spot. However, don’t let that discourage you from visiting. The cliffs are very wide with plenty of room for everybody to get a peaceful view of the Lombok setting sun.

Bukit merese sunset viewpoint kuta lombok

How to Get to the Merese Hills Sunset Viewpoint

To get to Bukit Merese Hills, you'll need to make the 15-minute scooter ride from Kuta Lombok, around the coast towards the popular Tanjung Aan Beach, one of the best beaches in Kuta Lombok.

Bukit Merese Entry Price: 10,000 rupiah per motorbike (for parking) visiting is free.

Once you arrive at Tanjung Aan, simply keep going a little further where you'll reach a band of guys collecting parking money. After you've paid, follow the sandy path to the base of Bukit Merese Hills where you can park your motorbike.

GPS Coordinates: 8°54'48.6"S 116°19'06.3"E

Bukit merese sunset viewpoint kuta lombok
Bukit merese kuta lombok

Best Spot for Sunset Views at Bukit Merese Hills Viewpoint

From the carpark, follow the path up the hill until you reach the top. From here, you have the option of following the hill up to the higher viewpoints on the left or the lower hills on the right side.

Both sides of this sunset viewpoint offer some spectacular views. However, the left, higher side hills offers you views of Tanjung Aan.

From Bukit Merese Hills, the sun sets almost directly adjacent to the scattered cliffs in the distance to the east. Here, you can watch the sun slowly slip into the ocean horizon before it puts on its nightly fire show.

Bukit merese sunset viewpoint kuta lombok
Haylea at bukit merese sunset viewpoint kuta lombok

What About the Monkey Viewpoint?

On the left hills, you'll often find several groups of monkeys chilling on the cliffs trying to get their nightly sunset fix. These guys are pretty used to people, so much so that they seem to pose for photos on the cliff.

Lombok monkey at the beach
Monkey enjoying the sunset views.

Kuta Lombok Accommodation

In Kuta, Lombok, the most sought-after accommodations are situated along Jalan Pariwisata Pantai Kuta, offering close proximity to Kuta Beach, vibrant nightlife on Jalan Raya Kuta, and easy access to surf spots. Here are my top 3 recommendations for where to stay.

Bedroom suite at the rascals hotel - adults only

1. Rascals Hotel Adults-Only

3-star hotel features an outdoor swimming pool, restaurant, & terrace. It offers a quiet and relaxing atmosphere being an adult-only hotel. With a great location, Rascals Hotel ticks the boxes for a great place to stay. 

Martas windows bedroom suite overlooking garden

2. Martas Windows Mid-Range

Boasting authentic Indonesian bungalow villa-style rooms, the rooms are large and the outdoor swimming pool is the perfect place to relax. Located in the heart of Kuta it really doesn’t get much better!

Origin lombok outdoor swimming pool

3. Origin Lombok Budget

Origin has a swimming pool with a sun terrace as well as lush gardens to relax by. This spot is centrally located and features an on-site restaurant. One of the best picks in Kuta Lombok for sure!

More Photos of the Merese Hills Sunset Viewpoint

During my time in the south, I visited this Kuta Lombok sunset viewpoint 3 times! Yes, it was really that spectacular.

Although it's pretty popular, it's a spot that's definitely earned its name as the best sunset viewpoint in Kuta Lombok.

Related: Bukit Selong Rice Field Viewpoint

Bukit merese sunset viewpoint kuta lombok
Bukit merese sunset viewpoint kuta lombok
Fruit seller in lombok during sunset
Bukit merese sunset viewpoint kuta lombok

More Lombok Travel & Adventure Inspiration

After visiting this awesome sunset viewpoint in Lombok, make sure to check out some of my other guides below. You'll find tonnes of more inspiration for things to do on the island.

Bukit merese hills sunset viewpoint
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