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Kaliantan Beach, A Remote Beach With Bau Nyale Festival In Lombok

Kaliantan Beach is a popular beach for the white sand and middle waves of water. The small hills surrounds the beach creates beautiful scenery. Around the hill, the shape of sand just like the small pepper resemble to Mandalika Beach or Kuta Beach in Central Lombok. Kaliantan is not as famous as Senggigi Beach or Kuta Beach. But, the beauty of the beach is comparable. The golden sunset in the sky will invite anyone to enjoy their vacation here. This is one of an exotic panorama and that is why some people call this as the golden sunset.
The atmosphere around Kaliantan Beach is so quiet because this is one of a remote area. We can say if the beach still virgin with clear water and calm waves. The texture of the sand and the coral reef become the main attractions for tourist who visits the beach. They can snorkel and surf because the waves of water very supported. Kaliantan also becomes a choice for one who wants to escape from the hustle. It looks more stunning as the pasture stretches widely behind the beach.
Kaliantan Beach lies in the Jerowaru sub-district, East Lombok Regency, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. You can reach the beach from Mataram City to the east to East Lombok Regency for about an hour. Then, you can go to the south to Sikur sub district – Sakra – Keruak – Jerowaru – Pamongkong – Kaliantan for about 1.5 hours. If you start your trip from the airport, it takes around 2.5 hours by a car. Because there is no public transportation, you can rent a car or motorcycle. If you want a practical solution, you can rent a car with a driver. Thus, along the trip you can enjoy the green scenery.

In Kaliantan Beach, there is no food stalls, hotel or lodges. Thus, you have to bring your snacks and drinking water before you go. Besides that, please come earlier because it gives you the chance to explore the area of the beach and back home earlier as well.

As mentioned above, when you come to Kaliantan Beach, you can do many water activities, such as snorkeling, diving, and swimming. In the certain occasions, the waves of water are powerful and strong. This is very good for surfing. Even, if are an amateur surfer, you still can try this one. Beside it has an amazing panorama, one of the main attractions in Kaliantan is a cultural tradition named as Bau Nyale Ceremony. This is just like a public party to catch the sea worm.
The tradition is organized during February to March. It can be said that all of the residents in Lombok Island will come to Kaliantan Beach to participate the tradition. The nyale or kind of sea worm has benefit of medical and blessing. The ceremony is held annually and it has become one of a favorite rite in Lombok.
As you are in Kaliantan Beach, you can explore the area around the beach. You can visit Tanjung Bloam. This is a location for turtle conservation that stretches from the south to the north of the coastline.
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