Maluk Beach is one of stunning beaches in Sumbawa Island. The color of the sun will change becomes golden gradually at sunset, and it will give beautiful panorama. You can just relax or sit on fine sand while shipping your tea. Just like other beaches in Indonesia, it has white and soft sand. The pristine water seems invite you to swim or snorkel. Enjoying the wave of water is also one of attractive thing you can do when you visit the beach. For most surfers, the wave of Maluk is powerful and strong.
Maluk Beach is located at a peninsula. Precisely, the beach is situated at Maluk Jereweh Village, West Sumbawa Regency, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. Because the beach is flanked by two hills, Mantun Hill at the north, and Balas Hill at the south, it makes Maluk has wonderful panorama. You can start you journey from Benete Terminal. You can hire a motorcycle, take ojek to Maluk beach. You only need to pay IDR2,000 or US$0.2.
The cost is cheap because you only need to go for 1.5 km. Differently, if you want to hire a motorcycle, you only need to pay IDR100,000 per day, or US$10. By hiring a motorcycle, you will be free and have more time to get more spots in Maluk Beach. The good thing about Maluk Beach is you don’t need to buy a ticket.
There are many things you can do when you visiting Maluk Beach. First, you can see conservation of turtle. In this place, you will see the eggs of turtles, or even the baby of turtle. If you lucky, you can release the baby of turtle into the beach. However, the most favorite activity in the beach is surfing. Surfers from around the world love the wave in the beach because it is strong and powerful, especially when the tide is high.
The high of wave can be 4 – 6 meters. If you want to challenge your adrenaline, this is one of thing you can do in Maluk Beach. But, if you want to relax and enjoy the day, you can just lie down on white sand. From the distance, you can see other visitors canoeing or swimming.
There are many food stalls offering sea food along the beach. The traditional culinary around here is special because it made by traditional ingredients. As the source of seafood, fishermen provide fresh fishes, lobsters, and crabs. The most favorite dish is named as spicy dendeng.
According the report of local government, West Sumbawa has dozens of surfing spots. Even, there are surfers gave three names main beaches, i.e. Sekongkang, Maluk and Njlenga. These spots are well known as golden triangle. That is mean the real surfers should visit these surfing spots. With those qualities, that makes the three of these beaches become the spot of international competition of surfing. The participants come from many countries, such as Philippine, Australia, New Zealand, and Indonesia.
The facilities and accommodations in Maluk Island are complete. There are many home stay and hostel. These guesthouses are simple you can rest while accompanied by sound of water at night.
Or, you can start the journey from Mataram – Lombok. Then, you can continue to the port to cross the sea for 22 km. You have to wait a ferry and it will take around 2 hours to arrive at Poto Tano Port in West Sumbawa. If you want to go to Taliwang and Njlenga, it will take 2.5 hours, and to Maluk Beach, it will take 3.5 hours.