Located close to Desert Point, arguably one of the best waves in the world, Bangko Bangko is a must stop if you have any surfers onboard. At the tip of the south-west peninsula of Lombok, this bay doesn’t offer the best snorkeling or swimming – it is mostly for access to famed Desert Point for accomplished surfers.
The beach in Bangko Bangko is definitely a place worthy of visiting. Those who are not into surfing can choose to snorkel or dive from Bangko Bangko beach that offers terrific underwater scenery with the abundance of corals and marine life. Nonetheless, divers should be extra careful as the currents can be strong at times.
Besides surfing, snorkeling, and diving, Bangko Bangko is a unique destination to explore, because at its tip – it is a combination of a beach and forest. You can trek the forest for unique flora and fauna, including local plants such as pandanus, biduri, and many more.
The traditional village in Bangko Bangko is where many fishers reside, offering an exciting sight. Sports fishing can be arranged from Bangko Bangko. You can encounter various large species of fish, including tuna, giant trevally, dorado, and even the gentle whales as the area is one of their migration paths. Don’t miss your chance of visiting Bangko Bangko when in Lombok.