Hello everyone, this time I will review the journey from the island of Lombok. This time I will discuss about snorkeling in the island of Gili Kedis, Gili Sudak and Gili Nanggu in the area of Sekotong, Lombok Barat (West Lombok).
The things that my review will include:
1. Cheap accommodation to get to the area of Sekotong, Lombok Barat
2. The boat’s rental accommodation in the area around the area of Sekotong, Lombok Barat,
3. Details of the cost of accommodation to Gili Kedis, Gili Sudak and Gili Nanggu, so that you will not be fooled 🙂
Okay, now we start from inexpensive transportation from Lombok International Airport to downtown Mataram, Lombok.
From the airport, you can choose transport like Bus (DAMRI bus, which is owned by the government) or Taxi which is owned by private individuals or private parties.
If you want to choose a low cost, I suggest you choose DAMRI bus transportation. The cost of accommodation with Damri bus from the airport to the city center Mataram usually only Rp 20,000 . But if you are a foreign tourist is usually taxed for development of bus facilities.
DAMRI bus tickets can be purchased at the airport, or if you feel uncertain, do not be afraid to ask airport personnel or airport officer.
DAMRI Bus Ticket Counter in Lombok Internasional Airport – Photo By http://www.travellers.web.id/
Lombok International Airport -> Terminal Bus Mandalika Mataram
Travel Time: ± 1 Hour
Rates : Rp. 20,000
Operating Time: 4:00 pm s / d 19:00 pm (departing every 1 hour)
Make sure that you select the DAMRI Bus is with the aim / destination to “Terminal Mandalika Mataram“. After arriving at Terminal Mandalika Mataram, you can use a metered transport (Taxi) towards the city center at cheap rates, around Rp 15.000
After arriving in downtown Mataram, you should immediately find a hotel. For info Cheap Hotels you can click on this link.
To be more inexpensive in heading Sekotong area, I suggest to rent a motorcycle. Here are my suggestions for bike rental place that’s in the city of Mataram.
International Hotel Motorbike Rental managed by Mr. Farouk Muhsin which it is located at Jl. Gelatik No. 8 Mataram Lombok. SMS can be used for booking motorcycles in number 08175768290 . Motorbike rental rates ranged between Rp 80.000 (for 24 hours)
Using google maps are very helpful in the course on the island of Lombok.
Beatifull scenery toward the area of Sekotong, West Lombok
For Information, cheap rental boats to get to Gili Kedis, Gili Sudak and Gili Nanggu are run by local people, and the least expensive in my opinion is a rental that is managed by a veiled woman who is also the owner of the small store in front of the football field of Sekotong.
Sailing to Gili Nanggu
Boat rental rates and snorkeling gear include life jackets, swim mask and snorkel set between Rp 250.000 . If you are traveling with friends, the boat can accommodate about six passengers. Therefore, a boat rental rates can be cheaper if you travel with a friend.