Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Sekotong Beach (Pantai Sekotong)

Indonesia has many beautiful white sandy islands and stunning underwater, one of which is the island of Lombok in West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), you should never feel hesitant to visit this island.
Sekotong area is a very good area for those of you who like to be the beauty beneath the sea because this place has that rare coral reefs in touch and still natural, so do not be surprised if sekotong beach has stunning underwater beauty with an intact coral reef and bottom dwellers sea. Here we will do dive 2 to 3 times by using traditional boats used to take us to dive.
Sekotong Beach is one of the famous tourist attraction on the island of Lombok. This beach is located in West Lombok regency, precisely in the District Sekotong. If measured from Mataram, this Sekotong Beach is about 60 kilometers. To go Sekotong Beach, can be reached by public transportation kind of minibus around 1.5 to 2 hours. Aside from Mataram, can also be achieved through the Port of Nusa Penida. With a charter boat, Nusa Penida-Sekotong trip can be taken within three hours.
This beach is surrounded by a circular hill area not far from the beach. Watery blue sea and white sandy beaches. Sekotong Coast is still original, free of pollution and have not much touched by humans. However, now began to be built accommodation facilities such as hotels and inns.

Sekotong is one of the 15 districts in West Lombok. Here the tourists can climb small hills near the coast. At the top of the hill, a lot of beautiful scenery that can be enjoyed. From the top of the hills, the tourists can enjoy the beach scenery Sekotong freely. Mount Agung Bali will look across the ocean. In addition, a number of islands (dyke), which is quite close to the beach Sekotong will appear as well. At least, there are dozens of islands in the waters of Gili Sekotong cluster, among others: Gili Genting, Gili Lontar, Gili Gede, Gili Bedis, Gili Sudak, Gili Nanggu, Tangkong Gili, Gili Berairan, divan Gili, Gili Asahan, Screen Gili, Gili Rengit, Goleng Gili, Gili Anyaran, and Gili Poh. From a number of these islands, many of which are uninhabited. Only a few are inhabited namely Gili Screen, Gili shavings, and Gili Gede.

Gili Gede is an island with an area of ​​approximately 323,000 hectares. It is the largest island in the cluster Gili Sekotong and inhabited by 2000 people or 318 households. Most of them work as fishermen and farmers.
While Gili Island Nanggu been developed as a location for marine tourism. To reach this place from the beach Sekotong, it takes about 15 minutes. On this island, many tourists are sunbathing (sun Bathing) and snorkeling. Today, Gili Nanggu visited an average of 100 tourists each day.

* Gulf Sekotong:
Sekotong Bay is located in northwestern part of Lombok Island. Under the sea there are many coral reefs and rare fish, which fish in the human touch. Among these are small islands: Gili Nanggu, Kedis Gili, Gili Genting, Gili Ringgit, Gili Gede, Gili Poh and much more else.

* Gulf Blongas / Lonely Bay:
Blongas and Lonely Bay is located in the southernmost island of Lombok, Blongas Bay is a distinguished place in the very famous diving Shark gavel with which reach up to 2 meters. The beauty of the underwater was so charming and no one who arealpun damaged coral reefs, but behind that beauty store in great danger in fear by the divers are underwater currents are very swift reply. Divers in this area could only dive at a particular season season. In January to March dives can not be done due to a very high waves and dangerous.

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