One of The Best Beach in Mandalika: Tanjung Aan Beach

Tanjung Aan Beach is located in the Mandalika Region, Central Lombok. Some of the sand around Tanjung Aan Beach is white and has a soft texture like flour. Some are yellowish with a curved shape, including peppercorns. Therefore, this charming shore has been recognized as pepper shore and flour shore. The round sand of Tanjung Aan Beach resembles pepper.

Tanjung Aan Beach shore is fantastic for people who are searching for a perfect beach to swim or snorkeling due to the smooth flowing waves with moderate height. If you don’t bring your gear, you can find the top-quality ones in the area. From the late afternoon, when the tide is becoming high, Tanjung Aan Beach will be the rendezvous place for customers.

A few hills surround Tanjung Aan Beach, and you’ll be able to get easy access to the mountains to see Tanjung Aan Beach to a greater degree. Around this lombok tourism, you’ll find some wooden umbrellas with toaster countertops. This is one of the very greatest ways to enjoy the beach; you could tan skin and grab your coconut, which you can purchase there. You can also find rows of restaurants that serve various foods and drinks that may be enjoyed along with the magnificent view of Tanjung Aan Beach.

The Popular Event: Bau Nyale Festival

Throughout the holiday season, the majority of the vacationers are domestic tourists. Still, suppose you see Tanjung Aan at Lombok Indonesia around February. In that case, the shore will be filled with both domestic and international tourists because there’s a particular event known as the Bau Nyale ritual. The ritual is connected to some tales about the beautiful Lady Mandalika who jumped to the south sea to stop the princes who desire her to be his or her wife. Princess Mandalika is supposedly the very incarnation of a pig named Nyale. The regional individuals make food from Nyale.

“Nyale” itself is a local-collective-name of a sea worm species which always ‘blossom’ in some seasons at Tanjung Aan and a few other areas in Indonesia (namely Lombok, Sumba, and the Moluccas). At least they are four species of Nyale out of Eunicidae family, specifically Eunice siciliensis, Eunice Viridis, and Lysidice collaris,  additionally one species of Nyale from the Nereidae family, specifically Dendronereides heteropoda.

How to Get There

Tanjung Aan Beach in Lombok Coast, Indonesia, is about 75 kilometers from Mataram or about 3 km from Kuta beach. If you’re using a private vehicle or motorcycle, then it is going to take approximately 1.5 hours. The route is Mataram – Cakranegara – Kediri – Praya – Batunyale – Sengkol – Rambitan – Sade – Kuta and eventually Tanjung Aan.

If you’re using public transport, you need to reach Sengkol and take a Sengkol – Kuta course, which will cost you around IDR10.000 for one individual. Following that, you need to use motorcycle support or rent a motorcycle to achieve Tanjung Aan. It is often quite complex and a waste of your own time, so renting a car or bike from Mataram is much more recommended. Be sure that you stop by some beaches near Tanjung Aan Beach, such as Kuta beach, Seger beach, and Selong Belanak shore.

Before you plan a trip to feel the atmosphere of the Bau Nyale Festival, be sure to read more about Mandalika and Indonesia by visiting Wonderful Indonesia.