Mawi beach Lombok is a gorgeous, small stretch of beach and is one of the most popular surfing spots in Lombok. You’ll be amazed by the crystal clear water as well as how peaceful the beach is. It’s a perfect spot to watch the sunset and surfers from the comfort of the beach front warungs.
How to get to Mawi Beach Lombok
We drove on our scooters to Mawi Beach right after visiting Selong Belanak Beach which took us 15 minutes. On your GPS, Mawi Beach might come up as ‘Pantai Mawi’ however this is the same beach. From our accommodation in Kuta, it would have taken roughly 40 minutes.
The best way to get around Lombok is by renting a scooter. We rented our scooter for 50K IDR per day. Getting around the island is very easy as the majority of the roads are newly paved. Some of the roads are unpaved with bits of rock and loose gravel, but nothing too extreme.
Where to stay in Lombok
Lombok is a large island with a variety of areas to stay, although we found the best area for tourists to be Kuta. Kuta is full of restaurants, cafes and clothes shops. We stayed at Three V and it was perfect for our extended stay. The rooms were clean with a lovely patio for us to sit on. If you’re looking to stay in a beautiful villa, a new and modern accommodation option is Harmony Villas. It’s currently one of the most popular places to stay in Kuta.
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Mawi Beach Lombok entrance fee & costs
Entry costs 10K IDR per vehicle. This fee also gives you access to Semeti Beach, which is the neighbouring beach.
You can also purchase food from one of the warungs located along the beach. You can buy mie goreng (fried noodles) for 25K IDR or a big bottle of water for 10K IDR.
What to expect at Mawi Beach Lombok
Mawi Beach Lombok is a small, super relaxed, laid back beach. The beach has crystal clear water that is very clean as well as perfect white sand. You’ll find plenty of surfers as this is one of the most popular surf spots on Lombok. The waves break beyond the reef and are quite big so we wouldn’t recommend this spot for beginner surfers. The water close to shore is very calm while the waves out the back are bigger and is where you will find most of the surfers.
To the right of the beach is a small hill which you can walk up to view the untouched neighbouring beach. On top of the hill is also a very relaxing and quiet spot to sit and watch the ocean waves roll in. All along the beach close to the car park, you will find small warungs and tables which are a good place to relax in the shade.
We definitely enjoyed our time at Mawi Beach as we spent the afternoon watching the surfers over lunch and going for a quick dip in the crystal clear water to cool off.