After two nights of Sengigi we decided to see Kuta, Lombok because we heard it should be nice there. We organized us a shuttle bus one night before leaving. We payed in advance as always and met a cute indonesian employee who got us a good deal. Well what happened then, was so typically again and annoying. Our shuttle never came. If this employee we met the night before wouldn’t have come by , we waited there forever, i guess. So i don’t really know what happened but at the end we got a taxi driver that drove us all the way to Kuta at the company’s costs. Our Hotel was good for the price and we even had a pool this time.
Disappointed of Kuta Lombok
Kuta was a mistake after all. The beach was crappy. The first thing i noticed was a little girl shitting right in front on us which i am just not used to haha. Besides that, everything seemed a bid dirty and i just didn’t feel the good vibes.
We went out to a Warung and i usually didn’t take meat because i was scared of salmonella and co. But this time i thought oh well a little beef in my tummy why not, since our friends from Germany were recommending the Warung then it can’t be so bad. Then i was not even sure if i got beef, so i was joking, that if the stray cat sitting next to us won’t eat it, then i should not eat more of it and be concerned to become sick. Well, this cat didn’t touch it and to be sure i even offered a stray dog.
None of them would eat that so called “beef”….. So while i was waiting to die we just stayed in our hotel because there was nothing else to see in Kuta. So if you are planing to go to Lombok you might want to skip Kuta. Also kind of shocking was the fact that children have to work and sell you stuff. That is cruel and i can’t support that.
Do your research better then we did
There are supposed to be so many great spots on Lombok. Unfortunately we didn’t see one of them. That was a bid disappointing for us and i thought next time better stay on the Gili Islands longer or be better informed where in Lombok the really good spots are. Also the whole atmosphere was not so comfortable. I felt lost and i couldn’t trust anybody.
The Island and its nature is beautiful no question and there are less tourists. If you are there with a partner and travel with a motor bike then i believe it might be really awesome. But when you are always dependent on a driver you will spend so much money 🙁 because there are no uberdrivers for little money like in Bali.