Kilo Beach in Dompu Regency, West Nusa Tenggara Province
When spending a vacation in Sumbawa Regency, tourists should consider dropping by at neighboring regencies like Dompu Regency. The purpose is none other than to explore its beautiful beaches like the one called Kilo or Pasir Putih Mbuju Beach. As the name suggests, “Pasir Putih” means the white sand. That means the beach is known for its exotic shoreline. Another name is Nanga Toi Beach and it is located in Lasi Village of Kilo Sub-District. Most tourists are impressed by the white sandy shoreline, but some of them are satisfied with the serenity. Thus, the beach suits those who look for a peaceful vacation!
Once arriving at Kilo Beach, the first thing that tourists may notice is none other than the exotic white sandy shoreline. Even though it looks pretty and has a soft texture, some trashes are seen on it. The number of visitors is considered high, so the local government has some issues when it comes to the maintenance and cleaning. Despite the fact, the shady trees and beautiful panoramas would satisfy all visitors. Plus, the sea looks wonderful with its calm waves. Even local boats are often seen in that area.
Exploring Kilo Beach
The most alluring feature in Kilo Beach is none other than the white sandy shoreline. The soft texture of sand provides comfort to those who conduct beach walking. Not to mention visitors are able to enjoy stunning sea scenery while beach walking. The calm and crystal clear sea astonishes everyone too! Tourists can even see fishes clearly from the shoreline. It would be great if they get in the water to enjoy swimming and snorkeling. As for snorkeling, tourists should prepare the equipment beforehand.
What is more? Aside from beach walking and water sports, tourists can enjoy other fun activities in Kilo Beach. For instance, they should visit the nearby pier and go fishing in that spot. For those who don’t carry a fishing rod, it is recommended to approach villagers and borrow one from them. Most of the time, local fishermen are seen on the beach as well. That means tourists can borrow the fishing equipment from these people, too.
Another recommended thing to do in Kilo Beach is camping. The shoreline has several good spots to build the tent, but it requires a local’s concern to conduct camping in that area. The good news is the locals are quite friendly. Later, at night, tourists can enjoy a merry nuance with either friends or families while grilling fishes under the romantic moonlight! This would definitely become an unforgettable experience, no?
- Rasta Kilo Beach
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How to Get There
From Soekarno – Hatta International Airport at Jakarta City, tourists can directly head to Sultan Muhammad Kaharuddin III Airport in Sumbawa Besar City. The flight takes only 4 hours and 5 minutes, actually. After reaching the destination, tourists should head to Lasi Village at Kilo Sub-District by taking Diponegoro Street. The distance is 199 km, so the trip may take around 4 hours and 12 minutes.
Where to Stay
- Tursina Hotel
- Rinjani Hotel