Sekotong in West Lombok is a beautiful stretch of white sandy beach coastline with a group of islands just off the coast referred to as the Southern Gili islands.
The Sekotong area is only around 1 hours drive from the Lombok International airport.
Southern Gili Islands
There are around 15 islands that make up the Southern Gili Islands in West Lombok. Some of the islands that make up the southern Gili islands include Gili Gede, Gili Ringgit, Gili Layar, Gili Nanggu and Gili Asahan. Majority of the islands are unihabited with no accommodation. There are some hotels on Gili Gede, Gili Asahan and Gili Nanggu.
The water tempurate averages around 27 - 29 degrees celcius all year round making it perfect for swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving. Just a short thin wet suit is required for scuba diving.
SCUBA DIVING THE SOUTHERN GILI ISLANDS
The scuba diving around the southern gili islands is some of the best diving in all of Indonesia. If you love under water macro photography then you will love to scuba diving here.
You will find all the amazing small marine life living around the southern gili islands like a huge variety of nudibranchs, pygmy seahorses, harlequin shrimp. Some of the bigger types of marine life include moray eels, reef sharks, frog fish, lion fish, stingrays and turtles.
Getting to Sekotong West Lombok
The Sekotong area is around 1 hours drive from Lombok International Airport. There are direct flights to Lombok from Kuala Lumpur Malaysia and Singapore as well as from Bali and Jakarta in Indonesia.
If you are coming from Senggigi Beach then it will take around 1.5 hours to drive down to Sekotong