Mawun Beach Kuta Lombok is one of the most picturesque beaches that you’ll find on the Indonesia 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 Kuta Lombok!
How to Get to Mawun Beach Kuta Lombok
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.
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. For convenience, I’ve included a Mawun Beach Lombok map below.
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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 down to sea level where you’ll see a small sign pointing to Mawun Beach.
Mawun Beach Entry Ticket
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.
Mawun Beach Lombok Map
Although it’s fairly easy to find by yourself, I’ve pinned a Mawun Beach Lombok map to help you find the exact location of the beach.
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. Click here to compare all of the best car-hire deals in Lombok, straight from the airport or from Kuta Lombok.
TIP: If you’re arriving from the airport, I’d recommend booking a pre-arranged private transfer to town. This will save you having to pay ridiculous prizes coming out of the gate.
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. There are a few warungs that will happily let you park your motorbike for free since you’ve already paid a 10 000 Rupiah entry fee.
Pantai Mawun is a wide bay with deep blue water that is 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.
READ ABOUT MY FAVORITE BEACH IN LOMBOK: MEKAKI BEACH SOUTH LOMBOK
Indonesia Plastic Pollution
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.
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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.
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, local warungs, and supermarkets.
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!