Everything you need to know about visiting Mawun Beach in southern Lombok, Indonesia.
Mawun Beach near Kuta Lombok is one of the most picturesque beaches that you’ll find on the Indonesian island of Lombok. Also known as Pantai Mawun, this beach is a wide bay of white sand that drops into deep, protected turquoise waters.
For those looking for an epic beach to escape the madness of Kuta Lombok, grab your two wheels and head over to Mawun Beach!
By Olly Gaspar, traveler, travel blogger & photographer for 5+ years with 600+ published travel guides. I visit every place I write about & share real tips from what I learn.
How to Get to Mawun Beach
Mawun Beach is located approximately 20 minutes from the heart of Kuta Lombok. The best way to get here is to rent a motorbike in Kuta Lombok and ride here yourself. We paid 50,000 Rupiah per day for a good scooter from the friendly owner of our homestay.
On my second visit to Lombok the price has gone up to around 100,000 per day.
The best way to find Mawun Beach is to simply enter "Pantai Mawun" or "Mawun Beach" in Google Maps, and let Google direct you there.
Directions from Kuta Lombok to Mawun Beach
In terms of clear Kuta Lombok to Mawun Beach directions, you'll just need to begin riding on Jl. Mawun, which you'll find at the intersection next to The Living Room Hostel, on the main restaurant strip of Kuta Lombok.
This sealed road is fairly well maintained with only a few potholes to avoid.
From here, continue up the windy mountain roads, passing some viewpoints stops and the Kuta Lombok bat cave (Bangkang Cave), before descending to sea level where you'll see a small sign pointing to Mawun Beach.
Mawun Beach Entry Fee
Just like most of the beaches in the area, Mawun Beach Kuta Lombok does require a small entry fee of 10,000 Rupiah per motorbike.
This is pretty standard across the board for all beaches in this region.
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Mawun Beach Tour and Transport
Although it's definitely possible to explore all of the Kuta Lombok beaches by yourself, if you'd prefer a private beach tour, then you could book a Kuta Lombok Culture and Beaches Tour online in advance. This includes a full-day trip visiting some of the best South Lombok highlights including Mawun Beach.
Alternatively, if you’re traveling in a group, you could also rent a car to explore the entire island of Lombok yourself. DiscoverCars compares the best car hire deals in Lombok, straight from the airport or from Kuta Lombok.
What to Expect at Mawun Beach Kuta Lombok Indonesia
When you arrive, you'll have a couple of choices of where to leave your motorbike. Find a shady spot and walk down to the sandy beach. A few warungs will happily let you park your motorbike for free since you've already paid a 10,000 Rupiah entry fee.
Pantai Mawun is a vast bay with deep blue water perfect for swimming. Since the bay is quite protected by the headlands, there is little swell in the middle. However, there is still a spot for surfing on the eastern point (more on this later).
I was honestly shocked at how empty Mawun Beach was. Besides a few children selling bracelets and some older local ladies working at the warungs, I was the only soul on the beach.
In fact, I found this to be my general experience as I traveled Lombok. As soon as we got no less than 5 minutes from the main beat, the entire island opened up to a raw, local travel experience.
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Best Lombok Outdoor Experiences
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.
An epic small-group tour visiting the best snorkeling and swimming spots on the Gili Islands from Lombok
2. Rinjani Volcano Trekking Adventure
The most epic adventure experience on Lombok is to climb to the summit or crater ridge of Rinjani Volcano.
Get off the beaten path and explore the Secret Gili Islands of Lombok.
Cleaning Up Plastic Pollution on the Beach
A regular site on Indonesian beaches are piles upon piles of plastic waste. It's a universal problem that was perhaps heightened by the level of contrasting beauty of this beautiful location.
Before I set out to take some snaps and fly the drone, I was inevitably approached by a 9-year-old bracelet salesman who was fluent in English, Bahasa, Spanish and Indonesian.
I convinced him to help me collect two large bags of plastic, and in return, I purchased a bracelet from him for 20,000 Rupiah.
Mawun Beach Surf
If you're looking for the best surf beaches in South Lombok, Mawun probably isn't the beach for you. In saying that, there is a Mawun Beach surf break on the eastern side near the headland. The Mawun Beach surf spot isn't typically the best place for beginners since you'll need to paddle out a little to a reef break.
However, if you want a quiet spot, it's worth checking out, especially if you're already heading around to the more popular beaches of Mawi or Selong Balanak.
Kuta Lombok Accommodation
Looking for a great hotel or accommodation pick for Kuta Lombok? Below are my favorite and current top recommendations.
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.
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!
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 Lombok Travel & Adventure Guides
I hope that you've enjoyed this guide to visiting Mawun Beach near the tourist area of Kuta Lombok. Check out the links below for more guides & inspiration for your trip.
- 4-Day Boat Trip to Komodo From Lombok - read about my favorite boat trip in Indonesia
- Lombok Travel Guide - My comprehensive guide of 25+ epic things to do in Lombok
- Lombok Waterfall Guide - Discover all the best waterfalls in Lombok
- Hiking Rinjani Crater - how to hike and camp on Mount Rinjani
- Gili Trawangan - Find things to do on Gili T
- Accommodation: Find out where to stay in Lombok and read my guide to where to stay on the Gili Islands.