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Lombok’s only bona fide tourist resort, Senggigi enjoys a spectacular location along a series of sweeping bays, with white-sand beaches sitting pretty below a backdrop of jungle-clad mountains and coconut palms. In the late afternoon a setting blood-red sun sinks into the surf next to the giant triangular cone of Bali’s Gunung Agung.

Tourist numbers are relatively modest here, except in high season, and you’ll find some excellent-value hotels and restaurants. Still, the tacky main strip could look more appealing, the influx of bar girls is an issue, and the resident beach hawkers can be over-persistent. The Senggigi area spans 10km of coastal road; the upscale neighbourhood of Mangsit is 3km north of central Senggigi.

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