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Gorgeous panorama of Yoyo Beach in West Sumbawa, West Nusa Tenggara. (Shutterstock/File)
West Sumbawa regency in West Nusa Tenggara is a must-visit destination for beach lovers.
Here, tourists can explore many different beaches, including big-wave beaches for surfers, a hidden beach for leisure and a beach with a scenic sunset for avid Instagram users.
Below is the list of West Sumbawa’s best beaches, as compiled by tempo.co.
Benete Beach is located near to global mining giant PT Newmont Nusa Tenggara’s harbor.
The beach is known for its breathtaking sunset, making it suitable for avid Instagram users.
In the evening, both aspiring and professional photographers can capture the beauty of the beach with colorful lamps and ships in the background.
Maluk Beach in Maluk Village is located near to a residential area, making it popular among local tourists.
Since the beach is sandwiched between two hills, Mantan and Balas, the sea is relatively calm and peaceful, making it a convenient venue for a family day out.
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Lawar Beach is a hidden beach located in Sekongkang Bawah district.
First-time visitors may have difficulty finding it as there is a warning signboard prohibiting entry to private land. However, fret not, as there is a small road that leads to the beach.
Despite the hidden location, the beach is still worth the hassle, as it offers powdery sand, making it convenient for those who want to just chill and relax while breathing the fresh sea air.
Rantung Beach is another beach located in Sekongkang Bawah district.
Also known as Yoyo Beach, as the waves swoop like a yo-yo, the beach is a popular spot among foreign surfers and it frequently hosts international surfing competitions.
Located a stone’s throw from Yoyo Beach, Tropical Beach is another popular spot among surfers.
Here, visitors can stay at the Tropical Resort and watch surfers ride the waves.
The entrance is located near to West Sumbawa Airport, which has yet to operate. (jes/kes)