Kuta Lombok is called the "other Kuta"... and it is the absolute polar opposite of Kuta Bali. Kuta Lombok is a small, rural town surrounding a stunning beach. In high season, we were able to find countless abandoned patches of beach to sit on, and the water was just beautiful. The handicrafts sold in town were well-made and authentic, and there are also many surf breaks for the surfers out there. We travelled all the way from Gili Trawangan to Kuta quite easily, but it also has many transportation options to Bali. The only downfall was the child vendors. Their persistence was remarkable!
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