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Malimbu Hill – Senggigi Sunset Viewpoint in Lombok

Malimbu Hill – Senggigi Sunset Viewpoint in 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 travel guide to Malimbu Hill, one of the best sunset viewpoints near Senggigi on the island of Lombok.

Malimbu Hill is a coastal headland viewpoint in Lombok that is known as one of the best Senggigi sunset locations. The main hill is a grassy clearing dotted with scattered palm trees and overlooks the ocean towards the Gili Islands.

Malimbu hill senggigi sunset viewpoint

Top Lombok Adventure & Outdoor Experience

Below is a list of the most popular and worthwhile experiences that you can book on the island. If you're up for sightseeing on Lombok, don't go past these 3 must-dos.

Gili nanggu snorkeling

1. Gili Islands Snorkeling Trip

An epic small-group tour visiting the best snorkeling and swimming spots on the Gili Islands from Lombok

Mount rinjani inner volcano

2. Rinjani Volcano Trekking Adventure

The most epic adventure experience on Lombok is to climb to the summit or crater ridge of Rinjani Volcano.

Gili kedis camping trip feel lombok

3. Secret Gili Islands Boat Trip

Get off the beaten path and explore the Secret Gili Islands of Lombok.

How to Get to Malimbu Hill (Bukit Malimbu)

When asked where the best Senggigi sunset viewpoint is, a common answer you'll get is Malimbu Hill. However, at first glance on Google, you might be a little confused as to where the actual location is.

The official Malimbu Hill is the highest headland point, on the south side of Malimbu Beach near the famous Malimbu Cliff Villa.

It's marked on Google Maps as Bukit Malimbu, which actually translates directly to "Malimbu Hill". This is a wide parking area on the bend, with views out to sea and onto Malimbu Beach.

However, on the other side of Malimbu Beach is another viewpoint, which is known as both Malimbu Cliff or Malaka Hill. In my opinion, this hill, although not as high as the southern, official side, is an even better viewpoint since you can walk out onto the grassy, palm-covered hill to watch the sunset.

I've pinned both Senggigi sunset viewpoints on the map below to help you find them. It should take about 15 minutes to ride here from the Senggigi beaches, taking the winding coastal road north.

Map of malimbu cliff and hill viewpoints

Malimbu Hill Viewpoint

Once you arrive and park your motorbike or car, you can walk out to the concrete path to get sweeping views of the ocean and Malimbu Beach.

Since this is the highest headland on the Senggigi coast, it's a perfect place to watch the boats glide past and watch the sun disappear behind the horizon.

Also, there's a family of monkeys that live here at Bukit Malimbu. You'll often find them from the viewpoint chilling in the palm trees at the edge of the cliff.

Senggigi viewpoints malimbu malaka
Malimbu monkeys in lombok

Malimbu Cliff Viewpoint

On the northern side of Malimbu Beach is Malimbu Cliff. However, most people actually refer to this hill viewpoint when they mention Malimbu Hill. In my opinion, this is the better viewpoint, and probably my favorite Senggigi sunset location.

There is adequate space for parking both a car and a motorbike. If you visit during sunset, then you'll need to pay 2000 IDR to park your bike.

On the left side, you'll see Malimbu Beach and the Malimbu viewpoint. On the other side, you'll have a glimpse of the spectacular, Nipah Beach and the Gili Islands poking out on the horizon.

Malimbu cliff looking at malimbu beach

Best Senggigi Sunset Location - Palm Tree Hill

For the best sunset views, walk down past the stall merchants and onto the grassy hill with oddly dotted palm trees. This section of Malimbu Hill is mostly cleared, offering sweeping sea views. This is also a great spot to grab some iconic Senggigi sunset photos.

Also, if you walk down to the edge of the cliff, there's a path that leads a little further down where you'll find your own secluded area to watch the sunset.

Sunset viewpoint senggigi
Malimbu hill senggigi sunset viewpoint
Malimbu hill senggigi sunset viewpoint

Senggigi Accommodation Guide

Want to stay somewhere in Senggigi to enjoy the amazing sunsets on offer? Here are my top 3 picks.

Katamaran hotel & resort outdoor spa with views

1. Katamaran Hotel & Resort Luxury

The Katamaran Hotel & Resort ticks all the boxes for a luxury resort, boasting a swimming pool, wellness center, and on-site restaurant you won't ever want to leave.

Katamaran hotel & resort outdoor swimming pool

2. Cozy Cottages Lombok Budget

A villa-style cottage accommodation located 600 m from Mangsit Beach and has an on-site restaurant. The outdoor swimming pool is surrounded by luscious gardens that provide a tranquil experience.

Aerial views over the sheraton senggigi beach resort

3. Sheraton Senggigi Luxury

Sheraton Senggigi is a luxury pick offering poolside bars, on-site restaurants serving international cuisine and buffet breakfast, tennis courts, multiple swimming pools, and spa treatments.

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I hope that you've enjoyed this guide to the Bukit Malimbu viewpoint in Senggigi. While you're here on my blog, don't miss some of my other related posts below for more inspiration and travel ideas!

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