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Senggigi ... shops, restaurants etc?

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Senggigi ... shops, restaurants etc?

We have been looking at the Senggigi area for hotels, looking at reviews, pictures etc etc on TA. We had a look on google maps, and it looks smallish which is fine with us. But just wondered how busy it is or isn't and if there are a few restaurants, 7-11's and so forth?

Thanks :)

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1. Re: Senggigi ... shops, restaurants etc?

Hi, The wikitravel article on Senggigi is informing, but due for a bit of a minor update. You may like to read that. http://wikitravel.org/en/Senggigi

Senggigi has two small supermarket/general stores and a couple of all hours mini-marts. There is one bank branch (BNI), a post office, many tour and trekking booking offices, a branch of Bidy Tours travel agency (based in Ampenan), many restaurants and small cafe/bars and a few nightclubs and karaoke establishmants. There are also a few shops spread about that sell clothing, local handicrafts, traditional items and assorted travel souvenirs. The township also a few establishment occupied or frequented by young, and not so young men and women of negotiable virtue and all sorts of shops and assorted retail outlets including kiosks and warungs.

There are plenty of restaurants and a wide range of hotels. It is the islands principal tourism precinct. The Senggigi area runs along the coastline for several kilometres and encompasses several villages including Batu Bolong to the south and Mangsit Beach to the north. Although formally part of a different district and within the Regency of North Lombok most people also include nearby Klui Beach in the Senggigi area.

Hard to call it busy but it is often "busy" relative to other parts of Lombok.

There is no area on Lombok that has the activity or intensity of somewhere on Bali like Kuta, Sanur or Seminyak. It is a quieter place. Most people use Senggigi more as a base of operations than as a destination in itself.

It is a fairly quiet and conservative ambiance punctuated by occasional moments of muted excitement. There are things to do and places to go and many visitors are happy to just hang out in the bars cafes and restaurants.

Mangist beach to the immediate north of the township offers a nicer and quieter beach with nice hotels and a very laid back ambience. Batu Bolong is also quieter than the township but feels more like a traffic artery, a little further south the karaoke bars start up.

Edited: 14 November 2011, 16:03
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2. Re: Senggigi ... shops, restaurants etc?

Thanks for that, sounds good. We didn't want anything too busy but at the same time wanted some choice. Thanks again for your informative post. :-)

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