Best snorkeling in Lombok
Lombok is home to plenty of snorkeling beaches, and they do bring something unique to the table. As such, Tangsi Pink Beach in Lombok is one of only ten known beaches in the world with delicious pink sand. Angin is the other pink beach among Lombok snorkeling spots, but even more virgin and less visited than Tangsi Beach. The sumptuous pink shades are formed by small pieces of red coral that grow underwater and wash up on shore to mix with the pale, white sands and create this rare, natural phenomenon.
Tucked away in South East Lombok’s Awang Bay is Pantai Surga, or Heaven Beach. You can guess where the name comes from – sultry white sand, lines this peninsula, framed by tropical turquoise waters. It also promises excellent snorkeling in Lombok during June-August. The likes of Mangsit, Senggigi, and Nipah snorkeling beaches also stand out for their natural outlook, feel, and approach. The beach experience on Lombok is never complete if you have never swum and snorkeled at Pandan Beach, sunbathed at Sire beach, and seen all that Tanjung Aan beach has to offer, including terrific snorkeling.
Best snorkeling near Lombok
The trio of neighboring Gili islands is a great place for snorkeling near Lombok, promising clear and calm waters across expansive coral reefs. Apart from these island-hopping destinations, Lombok is also blessed with South Gilis on the west, and Secret Gilis on the east coast, all offering plenty of snorkeling opportunities. While on Lombok itself, make sure to visit Tangsi (Pink) beach, Angin (Pink) beach, and Medana Bay, where snorkeling is good to first-class.
Best diving near Lombok
When it comes to Lombok diving, neighboring Nusa Penida holds its well. Of the three Gili islands, Gili Meno happens to be the only location where diving can be enjoyed in full swing. Besides these two locations, divers can also check out what Belongas has to offer them directly in Lombok island. Sharks gather around Sophia Luisa Rock – hammerheads, white tip and black tip sharks, as well as manta rays, turtles and a wide variety of fish life.