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11 Tourist Destinations in Mandalika, The New MotoGP Circuit 2022

JalanJalanMen! - Mandalika is now a hot topic of discussion. For MotoGP lovers, it must have been very updated that this area was made the 2022 MotoGP Circuit. Mandalika is located in Central Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), currently a location for international motorcycle racing .

President Joko Widodo has inaugurated the Mandalika Circuit on November 12, 2021. Its location in the coastal area and close to beach tourism, makes the Mandalika Circuit called the circuit with the best natural beauty. So it is not uncommon for racers to use the term #HolidayRace.

While waiting for the preparation for the MotoGP race, you can also enjoy the beauty of Mandalika through tourist attractions that are close to the circuit area.

11 Tourist Destinations in Mandalika, The New MotoGP Circuit 2022

Tourist Attractions in Mandalika with Its Natural Beauty

For those of you who want to vacation in the Lombok area, there is nothing wrong with making the Mandalika area a tourist destination. Because it is famous as a paradise on earth with super amazing natural beauty. The reason is, almost all the beaches here are still kept clean with a stretch of blue sea and white sand.

You can also visit other Mandalika tourist attractions, such as hills with beautiful natural panoramas, waterfalls, to the Mandalika traditional village which offers local Mandalika works that are a pity to miss. Here are Mandalika tourist attractions that you can visit with their amazing natural beauty:

1. Kuta Mandalika Beach

Not only in Bali, Mandalika in the West Lombok area also has its own version of Kuta Beach. Mandalika tourist attractions that you must visit are Kuta Mandalika Beach. The location is located in the village of Kuta, Pujur, Central Lombok. This beach can be reached in approximately 16 minutes from the Mandalika Circuit using car or motorbike transportation.

Kuta Mandalika Beach is famous for having a vast blue sea with beautiful white sand. This beach is also surrounded by green hills that add accents to the beach. Well, if you visit here you can enjoy various water rides, such as windsurfing , banana boats , and paragliding.

The entrance fee is affordable, you only need to pay parking fees starting from IDR 5,000 for motorbikes and IDR 10,000 for cars.

Route to Kuta Mandalika Beach

2. Merese Hill

The second Mandalika tourist spot that you must visit is Merese Hill. This tourist destination is located on Jalan Kuta Lombok, Kuta, Pujut, Central Lombok. This place is quite close to the location of the Mandalika Circuit, which only needs to drive for approximately nine minutes to get to Bukit Merese.

Merese Hill presents a beautiful panorama that will surely amaze everyone to see its natural beauty. Mandalika's most favorite tourist spot is used as a place to watch the sunset ( sunset ) which can be enjoyed with beautiful sea views on the green hill of Merese.

There is also no entrance fee for this tourist destination. You only need to pay a parking fee of IDR 5,000 for motorbikes and IDR 10,000 for cars.

Route to Merese Hill

Merese Hill located at Jl. Kuta Lombok, Kuta, Pujut, Kabupaten Lombok Tengah, West Nusa Tenggara.

3. Tanjung Aan Beach

If you visit Merese Hill and see the expanse of the beach from above, this is the beach, namely Tanjung Aan Beach. This Mandalika tourist spot is called one of the most beautiful beaches in Lombok. Not far from the Mandalika circuit, you can travel by car for about seven minutes to get to this beach.

Tanjung Aan Beach is located in Sengkol, Kuta, Pujut, Central Lombok. Has a stretch of clear blue sea with clean white sand. If you visit this Mandalika tourist spot, you can do snorkeling , swimming, and also hunt for delicious seafood around the beach.

You also only need to pay a parking fee of IDR 5,000 for motorbikes and IDR 10,000 for cars. Don't forget to always keep the beach clean, OK, Folks!

Route to Tanjung Aan Beach

4. Sari Goang Beach

Want to feel the natural beauty of Raja Ampat while in Mandalika? Sari Goang Beach can be your best choice of Mandalika tourist spot! Dubbed as the Raja Ampat of Lombok, Sari Goang Beach offers beautiful and natural views because it is still visited by few tourists.

This beach is located in the Gunung Tunak Nature Tourism Park (TWA), Mertak Village, Central Lombok. It has a turquoise sea water color, with a stretch of brownish white sand. In addition, in the middle of the beach, there is a small island in the form of a rock with holes. This is the hallmark of Sari Goang Beach.

Sari Goang Beach is highly recommended to see the sunrise. To visit this beach, you need to pay IDR. 15,000 per person. 

Route to Sari Goang Beach

Sari Goang Beach located at TWA Gunung Tunak, Mertak, Pujut, Central Lombok Regency, West Nusa Tenggara .

Open Time: 7AM - 5PM

5. Penyisok Beach

Looking for hidden gems around Mandalika? Try visiting Penyisok Beach. This beach is located in Sekaroh, Jerowaru, East Lombok. Often referred to as a hidden gem because its natural charm is still untouched. Although the access to this beach is quite extreme, when it comes to the location, you are guaranteed not to be disappointed because the natural scenery is a feast for the eyes.

When you arrive at Penyisok Beach, you will be presented with a stretch of clear beach sea water that you can enjoy from the top of the coastal cliffs. The cool breeze and the fresh natural atmosphere will certainly refresh the mind from a hectic routine.

You can reach Penyisok Beach by vehicle or on foot. However, it is recommended to visit it during the summer, yes, Folks! Because in addition to the more beautiful scenery, the access road during the summer is also not slippery so that it is easier to pass. The price of admission to Penyisok Beach is IDR 10,000 per person.

Route to Penyisok Beach

6. Batu Berang Beach

The next Mandalika tourist spot is Batu Berang Beach. The location of this beach is not far from the Mandalika Circuit area, namely in Serenang, Mertak, Pujut, Central Lombok. This beach can be reached for 15 minutes by car from the Mandalika Circuit.

You can enjoy the view of the mangrove forest on the beach near the river mouth. This beach also has a stretch of clean white sand. When visiting, you also don't need to pay an entrance ticket, but pay a parking fee of IDR 5,000 for two-wheeled vehicles, and IDR 10,000 for four wheels.

Route to Batu Berang Beach

7. Gunung Tunak Nature Tourism Park

Mandalika tourist attractions are not only beaches, you know, Folks. While in Mandalika, you must visit this Nature Tourism Park (TWA). This 1,200 hectare TWA is located in Mertak, Pujut, Central Lombok. You can also visit this one tourist destination if you plan to visit Sari Goang Beach.

Natural Tourism Parks are tourist attractions that have been officially managed by the Government so that public facilities, such as parking areas, toilets, and prayer rooms are complete and easy to find here. Gunung Tunak Nature Tourism Park offers exotic natural beauty with the right composition between the beach and hilly cliffs.

For those of you who like photography, this one destination is right for you to visit. Besides being close to the Mandalika Circuit area, the entrance ticket is also affordable, which is IDR 5,000 for weekdays and IDR 7,500 for holidays.

Route to Gunung Tunak Nature Tourism Park

8. Sade Traditional Village

If you want to visit traditional tourist attractions in Mandalika, you can come to the Sade Traditional Village, here, Folks! Sade Village is an area occupied by the indigenous Lombok tribe, namely the Sasak Sade Tribe. The people here still adhere to the cultural values ​​and customs of the ancestral Sasak tribe, making it interesting to visit. The exact location of this tourist village is in Rembitan, Pujut, Central Lombok.

When you first enter, you can immediately see the traditional buildings of the Sasak Tribe made of woven bamboo, thatch, and wood. Interestingly, you can also learn to make Lombok woven fabrics with the people who live here.

In addition, there are many interesting photo spots in this tourist village. You can take pictures using woven cloth typical of the Sade Traditional Village to make it seem more ethnic. To enter this village is also free of charge.

Route to Sade Village

9. Mertak Village

The next Mandalika tourist spot is Mertak Village. This village is located in Mandalika, West Nusa Tenggara, precisely in the Gunung Tunak Natural Tourism Park (TWA) area. If you want to visit a tourist village close to the Mandalika Circuit, this is the closest option.

Mertak Village is a tourist village listed in the Mandalika Super Priority Tourism Destinations (DPSP). This village is also included in the Mandalika Special Economic Zone (SEZ) with marine tourism and various ecotourism options. It is very suitable to be used as a Mandalika tourist spot, here, Folks.

Ahead of the MotoGP Indonesia GrandPrix 2022, Mertak Village is starting to organize its village as a tourist village so that it becomes a destination that you should visit while in Mandalika. Here, you can find beautiful beaches, mountains, and mangroves. There are also many interesting photo spots with extraordinary natural views.

Route to Mertak Village

10. Mangku Sakti Waterfall

If you've visited beaches and traditional villages, it's time for you to try this no less interesting natural tourist destination, namely waterfalls! Mangku Sakti Batuan Waterfall is called one of the hidden paradises in East Lombok. The exact location is in the Mount Rinjani National Park area, Sembalun, East Lombok.

When you first arrive at this destination, you will be presented with a beautiful natural atmosphere with a stunning waterfall panorama. Interestingly, Mangku Sakti Waterfall has water that contains sulfur. It is said that this sulfur-containing water can be used to cure various skin diseases.

To enter Mangku Sakti Waterfall you need to pay a fee of approximately IDR 10,000 - IDR 20,000 for one person.

Route to Mangku Sakti Waterfall

11. Benang Kelambu Waterfall

The next Mandalika tourist spot is Benang Kelambu Waterfall. Located at Desa Aik Berik, Batukliang Utara, Kabupaten Lombok Tengah, West Nusa Tenggara. This one waterfall is quite famous and its name has been heard abroad. The attraction of the waterfall here is the presence of more than one waterfall. The water that descends is also different from waterfalls in general, the current is not heavy and flows from the existing rock cliffs.

It is said that the water in Benang Kelambu Waterfall has properties that can make a person stay young, and can be used to seek blessings and safety. You can enjoy the beauty of this waterfall by spending only IDR. 3,000. Are you interested in going here, Folks?

Route to Benang Kelambu Waterfall

Conclusion

Those are the recommendations for Mandalika tourist attractions that should be visited while waiting for the preparation of the MotoGP Indonesia GrandPrix 2022. Which tourist destinations attract your attention the most, Folks?

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