Hill which became the leading tourist area is located in West Lombok regency, West Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia . This hill is located in a single row of Senggigi coast. Malimbu is a plateau which is a continuation of Senggigi beach area. That said, the name comes from the name Malimbu popular tourist areas in America, Malibu. However, because the tongue of local people are not familiar with the name, the name was changed to Malimbu. In the presence of this plateau stretches of white sand beach which is just as beautiful as other beaches on the island of Lombok. Usually, the tourists will pass through this area if you want to travel to the area Gili.
Malimbu hill is a very beautiful place with stunning scenery and open nature where visitors can enjoy the beautiful sunsets with views of Mount Agung in Bali and row-Gili Gili (islands) in the northern part of Lombok Island . This is the most impressive location for those who want to enjoy the natural beauty of Lombok island, especially in the afternoon.
Natural beauty and stunning scenery make the Mount Malimbu as an ideal location for photographers to hone his abilities. Many foreign and local tourists who come only to immortalize the beauty of the hill which still maintained the authenticity of this. From the hills Malimbu, landscape offered quite diverse, ranging from the blue coast, crashing waves, the atmosphere of the sunset, the green mountains, until a row of small islands. In addition, there are many monkeys roam in this area. This is because there were so many big trees standing solidly in the area Malimbu.
To stop and enjoy the atmosphere of this tourist sites, tourists need not pay a penny. In the vicinity of Malimbu, there are not many inns or restaurants that serve the needs of travelers. Therefore, if you plan on coming to this location, it is advisable to bring their own food. Many small cabins for rent as a place to eat lunch while enjoying the beauty of the beach. To reach this location, tourists took 30 minutes from downtown Mataram. There is no public transportation directly to this location.
Malimbu Hill is often made as a rendezvous place for some community like biking community because nothing worth than the view from Malimbu Hill after the challenging biking. For the motorcycle riders, the place can be the best resting spot before they continue their riding. You can choose two spots to watch sunset from Malimbu Hill: from the west or east side of the street. On the east side, you can find a rest area that stretches about 150meter with about 2 meters wide leveled sidewalk. There, you will see the sunset from the 25 meter cliff, but you don’t have to worry about your safety because you are protected by a strong guard rail. The cliff is filled with shrubs and you can see some monkeys that are looking for a small treat from the visitors. The south-side area is used for a parking lot, while the center to the North is used to watch the sunset.
You can also watch the sunset from the east-side or Malimbu Hill. There is a wasteland about 6 meters higher from the road. There is also about 6 x 4 meter resting area. To reach the place, you have to climb a cemented stairs that is usually used as a parking lot. Many foods and souvenirs sellers are ready in those areas since 4pm, so you can enjoy some traditional snacks or coconut before the sunset comes. Some souvenirs made from pearls are also available. You can also take a picture with the background you want like Malimbu Beach or the hill, Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno or the sunset.
Malimbu Hill is a perfect place to end your Lombok adventure in a day. After you visit some places near Malimbu Hill like Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air, watching the sun going down on Malimbu Hill is the perfect climax. You will pass this hill if you want to visit those three places from Mataram anyway, so you just need to adjust the time, so you can get there by 4 or 5 PM. Not only can you watch the beautiful sunset from Malimbu Hills, but also Serumbu Hills about 8 km to Mataram.
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