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 making a visit. The cliffs are very wide with plenty of room for everybody to get a peaceful view of the Lombok setting sun.

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. 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.

Bukit Merese Hills Entry Price: 10 000 rupiah per motorbike for parking

BUKIT MERESE SUNSET VIEWPOINT KUTA LOMBOK

To make it easier for you, I’ve pinned the exact location of the Bukit Merese Hills sunset viewpoint on the map below.

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Best 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 also gives 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

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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 that they seem to pose for photos on the cliff.

LOMBOK MONKEY AT THE BEACH
MONKEY CHILLING AT BUKIT MERESE VIEWPOINT

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Kuta Lombok Accommodation

Where to Stay in Kuta Lombok

MY ACCOMMODATION – Banana Homestay
For $9 per night, you can get a double-bed room with AC and free breakfast. The wifi here is fast and the owner is very friendly and accommodating. He gave me a free papaya every single day from his garden. Although it’s a little bit off the main strip, the owner will sort you out with a motorbike for 50K per day.

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BEST VALUE HOSTEL – Merendeng Hostel
If you’re looking for a hostel atmosphere then go no further than Merendeng Hostel. For only $6 a night you can find yourself with an air-conditioned dorm with Wi-Fi and views of the garden. The property is only 600m from Kuta Beach and is close to many restaurants and supermarkets.

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KUTA LOMBOK FAVORITE– Origin Lombok
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!

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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 earnt its name as the best sunset viewpoint in Kuta Lombok.

BUKIT MERESE SUNSET VIEWPOINT KUTA LOMBOK
BUKIT MERESE SUNSET VIEWPOINT KUTA LOMBOK
FRUIT SELLER KUTA LOMBOK SUNSET
BUKIT MERESE SUNSET VIEWPOINT KUTA LOMBOK
BUKIT MERESE SUNSET VIEWPOINT KUTA LOMBOK
BUKIT MERESE KUTA LOMBOK

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