Tanjung Aan Beach is a stunning Lombok beach and a must-visit while in Lombok. This beach looks like something out of a postcard. The sand is unbelievably soft and shockingly white. The water is a hue of blue you only see in movies. However, the best part is that this beach is relatively undiscovered and you get this pristine beach almost to yourself.
If you are planning to visit Tanjung Aan Beach, keep reading to learn everything you need to know!
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How to get to Tanjung Aan Beach
Tanjung Aan Beach is located 20 minutes from Kuta, Lombok the main tourist area in Lombok. You can get here by either scooter or by car depending on your preferences.
Renting a scooter costs around 50,000 IDR per day in Lombok which is about €3. This is the option we choose when heading to this beach and it worked out great. Just beware that most of the roads heading to the beach are in poor condition so you will have to drive slow to avoid the potholes. Also, be ready to pass by some pretty interesting stuff, and be on the lookout for cow herds walking down the road alongside you!
When renting a scooter use google maps to THIS LOCATION to map your way to the beach. The path it suggests will bring you directly there.
If you are not comfortable with a scooter you can also rent a driver for the day. This is a pretty popular option for getting around in Lombok because there are taxis roaming around in most areas of the island. A private driver costs anywhere from 500,000 IDR (€30) and upwards for a day consisting of 8 hours.
Cost to visit Tanjung Aan Beach
Entrance / Parking Fee – 10,000 IDR (€0.61)
Toilet – 5,000 IDR (€0.31)
Sun bed – 25,000 IDR (€1.50)
Fresh Coconut – 10,000 IDR (€60)
Lunch – 30,000 (€1.80)
Things to do at Tanjung Aan Beach
Swing on the Beach Swings
This Lombok beach is not only one of the best because of its beautiful waters and sand, but also for all the exciting extras it has to offer. A highlight of the beach for most visitors is the swings that sit along the water!
The swings are supper fun to swing on and since they are all at different levels of the beach you will find some submerged in water and some on the sand. Finding the swings and having a little photoshoot while swinging over the vivid blue waters is beyond amazing.
Rent a Sunbed
For a very remote beach, Tanjung Aan has a nice amount of bamboo sun-beds to offer. The whole beach is quite long and walking from end to end would take around 20 minutes. Therefore, finding a sun-bed with no one around is more than achievable.
There are people who rent out the sun-beds who seemingly come out of nowhere. They cost 25,000 IDR (€1.50) for the sunbed, the cushion, and the umbrella.
The best thing to do at this stunning Lombok beach is to go swimming! The water here is the perfect temperature, there are very little waves, and the sand is super soft. Swimming here feels like a tropical paradise where you are surrounded by the stunning blue waters and warm sun.
Eat at one of the Restaurants
Tanjung Aan has two local restaurants (warungs) on the beach which are perfect for grabbing a bite to eat and some drinks. To find them you just have to walk along the beach until you see the signs mentioning food and drinks and you can get a table with a stunnig view of the beach.
The food from these restaurants is amazing! We went to The Pink Swing Cafe which offers a wide variety of Indonesian dishes and tons of vegetarian options. The portions were huge and the meals were so tasty.
If you eat at a restaurant you also get a beach chair included with the meal. The chairs near the restaurants get quite full with people, so if you are looking for something more intimate, rent one further down the beach.
Enjoy the Views
Just sitting and admire the beauty of this magical beach is a must. With so much to see and do in Lombok it is nice to just take some time to relax and let go, and Tanjung Aan is the perfect place for this.
The beach also has a unique sense of romance with it. The private swimming experience, and very few people makes it feel like your own secret beach.
Bonus: Merese Hills
A bonus to visiting Tanjung Aan Beach is the stunning mountains located right beside it. From the end of the beach, just a short 2-minute drive is the parking lot for the Merese Hills which are famous for their stunning views of the beach and for the Merese Hills Sunsets!
This is the perfect place to go to at the end of your Lombok beach day where you will see some of the most breathtaking views of Lombok. Be sure to stay for the sunset where you will have one of the best views on the island.
Tanjung Aan truly is a stunning and magical Lombok beach. With tourism so rampid these days it is very rare to find such a beautiful hidden gem that is not crowded with tourists. I don’t think this beach will remain so private for much longer so get going!
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