Lombok boasts of many secret places tucked away in its little corners, where you can enjoy the sun, sand and sea far away from the crowd. If you’re up for some adventure, pack your sunscreen, wrap up your clothes, these hidden beaches await you.
Lombok is not just about party islands in Three Gili or busy tourism resort district in Senggigi or Kuta Mandalika. The island offers a wealth of gorgeous beaches that are less crowded than those places.
Many spots on the island are still untouched, isolated dream beaches, friendly and interesting people, tasty food and fantastic nature. One of them are Elaq-elaq Beach in Sekotong, West Lombok.
Elaq-elaq is a hidden treasure for the traveler who need a perfect tropical escape place from the city crowded.
This beach is located on a beautiful cape that is protected by green lush Sekotong forest. The turquoise crystal clear water make it perfect for swimming and sun bath. The under water park is filled with spectacular marine life, soft and hard coral formations, as well as numerous marine animals.
In Sasak’s language, “Elaq” means tongue. Elaq-elaq beach has named because of the mainland are overhanging to the sea. But other references cite the name of the place are refer to the trees around the beach that called Elaq-elaq by the locals people.
The beach is located at Sekotong, West Lombok. It’s about 60 kilometers from Mataram the main capital of Lombok. This beach is suitable for peoples who want to search for quite peace place to escape.
The beach is clean, fresh air with white sand and turquoise water surround. There is a small island which called as Gili Penyu near the beach. When water is receding, it can be reach by crossing the strait about 200 meters to the island.
This beautiful island are surrounded by crystal clear waters offer breathtaking underwater beauty. That makes Elaq-Elaq beach is one of recommended place for holiday.