The island of Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, which is in the central part of Indonesia offers a variety of beautiful beaches. There are so many tourist attractions in Lombok, both beaches that are well known abroad, to hidden beaches that are no less beautiful. One of them is the beach which is located between the hills in West Lombok Regency, namely Mekaki Beach.
Mekaki Beach, is said to be one of the hidden beauties of Indonesian nature. Why? Because many don’t know the Mekaki Beach, so there are still few who visit this beach. In addition, it is located a little hidden between the hills of the southern part of Sekotong. This beach is precisely located on Jalan Raya Mekaki, Pelangan, Sekotong Tengah, West Nusa Tenggara.
Entrance Ticket Prices on the Mekaki Beach
Entrance tickets to Mekaki Beach are quite cheap, each person is charged a rate of IDR 5,000. For vehicle parking fees, motorbikes are Rp. 5,000, – cars are Rp. 10,000, – and buses are Rp. 20,000. Cheap enough, right? However, the view presented is not inferior to the beaches that are well known and with expensive entrance tickets.
It is quite easy to reach the Mekaki Beach, only by traveling overland. We recommend that you use a private vehicle / rental / travel service to facilitate your trip, because the trip you will take is quite long, which is about 1.5 – 2 hours if you are from the direction of Mataram. The journey to this beach is a journey along the hills and rice fields of the community.
No wonder the journey to this beach is up and down. Only about 100 meters before entering Mekaki Beach, you will pass through a rocky road, but it is still safe and comfortable to pass. Apart from rice fields and hills, the scenery presented along the way to Mekaki Beach is a cluster of Gili, namely Gili Nanggu, Gili Gede, and Gili Turtle.
Attractions on the Mekaki Beach
1. Natural Beauty
Mekaki Beach is surrounded by hills. The hills that surround it are still green, because of the trees that grow there. In addition, there are also rice fields from the surrounding community, making the view of Mekaki Beach diverse. Then combined with white sand and clear sea water, don’t forget the coconut trees that grow on the shoreline make the natural nuance more felt on Mekaki Beach. It is not uncommon for local residents to offer fresh coconut fruit that grows around the coast for your consumption. You only need to pay around Rp. 10,000, – just as an expression of thanks. So interesting isn’t it? Enjoy the beauty of the unspoiled beach by sipping fresh coconuts from the coconut trees that grow on the Mekaki Beach.
2. Beautiful Trip to Mekaki Beach
To reach Mekaki Beach, you have to go through hilly roads, because Mekaki Beach is located between hills. Even though you have to pass through the hills, you will not feel bored during the trip, because the scenery during the trip to Mekaki Beach is so beautiful and amazing. Apart from green hills, you will find green rice fields along the way. Then, do not miss the cluster of small islands called Gili from a distance you can enjoy.
3. The atmosphere of the beach is calm
Mekaki Beach is still unknown to tourists, making this beach not yet crowded and its beauty is still preserved. With only a few visitors, so there are not many passing on the beach. This makes Mekaki Beach one of the beaches that offers tranquility besides its beauty which can make you feel peaceful and relax for a moment from all your routine, even from the problems in your life.
4. Beautiful Beach Coral
Mekaki Beach sand is in the form of white sand that comes from crushed coral, making the texture of the sand on this beach a little rough, but it’s still safe if you want to walk around on the sand of Mekaki Beach barefoot. Apart from being white, the beach sand on Mekaki Beach is also still clean, not polluted. You can also find beautiful shells that you can make as photo objects among the white sands of Mekaki Beach.
5. Waves Big Enough But Friendly
The waves on this beach are quite large. But it is still safe for you to relax and enjoy the beauty of the beach or swim on the edge of the Mekaki Beach and see the beauty of this beach biota. But you have to be careful and alert.
6. Clear Sea Water
The sea water on the Mekaki Beach has not been polluted by human activity, so it still looks clear. When viewed, this beach has two colors of sea water, which actually describes the depth of the Mekaki Coast sea. The clear turquoise color is on the edge which indicates it is not deep, then further to the middle it is blue to clear dark blue, indicating that the sea on the Mekaki Beach is getting deeper.
7. Hills to Enjoy the Overall Beach Landsacape
If you want to see the Mekaki Beach landscape as a whole, you can see it from the top of the hills that surround it. This beach looks sunken in between the hills that surround it, making it look like a beautiful crescent moon when viewed from the top of the hill.
Not curious about the hidden beauty of the Mekaki Beach? Before you regret it, and before this beach becomes a famous beach around the world, which makes the price of admission to this beach expensive, and its beauty and authenticity has diminished, immediately visit the beach which is one of the hidden paradises of Indonesian nature.