Lombok island is well-known to have amazing beaches, especially the ones at the South of Lombok island. One of which is Tanjung Aan beach. One thing which makes Tanjung Aan beach different from other beaches in Lombok is that its sand has globular shape like pepper. Tanjung Aan beach is the right place for someone who likes snorkeling and swimming. Because the wave at the beach is quite calm with a relatively shallow depth.
Tanjung Aan beach is surrounded by some hills. You can easily reach the hills to see beautiful scenery of Tanjung Aan beach from the height. Around the beach, you can see wooden umbrellas with rice straws as their roof. And one of ways to enjoy Tanjung Aan beach is by lying down under the umbrella while enjoying young coconuts sold at the beach. If you are hungry, you can choose restaurant which provides various kinds of food from another region and local typical menus.
Tanjung Aan beach is located around 75 kilometers from Mataram city. If you are from Mataram city by using private vehicle, you will spend around 1 and half hours through the route of Mataram-Cakranegara-Kediri-Praya-Batunyale-Sengkol-Rambitan-Sade-Kuta and Tanjung Aan. If you do not have private vehicle, we suggest you to rent motorcycle or car from Mataram to go to the beach.
Before you visit Tanjung Aan beach, there are some preparations which must be noticed such as cash money because there is not ATM. Due to hot weather, we also suggest you to bring sunglasses, hat and sunblock. Please use comfortable footwear for climbing the hills at Tanjung Aan beach. And the most important thing is that do not forget to bring camera to take picture of the beauty of the beach. If you do not have or forget to bring your snorkeling equipment, you do not have to worry because there is snorkeling rental. And the right time to snorkel is towards afternoon because the sea water starts rising and makes the beach easy for surfing.