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Mawun Beach Kuta Lombok: Complete Guide

Mawun Beach Kuta Lombok: Complete Guide

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.

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!

Empty beach at pantai mawun kuta lombok
No tourists in sight at Mawun Beach on Lombok, Indonesia

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.

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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.

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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.

Motorbike on lombok

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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.

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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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Empty Beach at Pantai Mawun

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.

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.

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.

Collecting rubbish with local kids at mawun beach, kuta lombok

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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Reef surf break at the east (left) side of pantai mawun

Kuta Lombok Accommodation

Looking for a great hotel or accommodation pick for Kuta Lombok? Below are my favorite and current top recommendations.

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 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.

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I'm Olly Gaspar, adventure traveler from Australia. I’ve spent the last six years traveling the world full-time, sharing my first-hand experiences & photography in over 700 travel guides on We Seek Travel. I visit every destination I write about to bring you unique travel itineraries, epic hiking routes, fun tour ideas, travel & photography gear ideas, & interesting places to stay.

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