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FACILITIES

 

Floating Pontoon Berths
Linked to shore in an H-shape there are serviced berths for 10 vessels. Two 24m long pontoons with 10m water depth at the deep end and 3.5m at the beach end are linked by a 40m cross member with three fingers providing six further berths. Electricity supply is metered at 220V restricted to 6A to each of the 10 points. Fresh water for refilling tanks and washing down is also available by meter

floating pontoon berths

Mooring Buoys
The basin has a further fifteen mooring buoys in water ranging from 15m to 5m depth and anchorage space for another thirty vessels in deep but sheltered waters with good holding in a muddy sand bottom.

Dinghy Jetty

Tie up your dinghy at the pontoon and step ashore with dry feet.

dinghy dock

Drinking Water
Please do not drink water from the tap. Bottled drinking water is available for sale.

Ice Blocks
Local ice blocks are not suitable for drinking – but may be used in cool boxes.

 

Electricity
Metered supply at the berths is 220V limited to 6A. This is plenty for lights and fridges but not enough to run air conditioners. Local supply voltage is 220V for chargers and laptops at the café.

Fresh Water
Fresh water to re-fill boat tanks or wash down is available by metered hosepipe at the jetties.

Toilets & Showers
Fresh water toilet and shower facilities are available 24 hours a day within the marina.

Security
Boat owners and crews must be responsible for the safety of their own boats and belongings.

Laundry
Local laundry service is available. Drop your laundry for a weigh and pay service at Sailfish café.

Sailfish Café
Enjoy tasty freshly cooked Indonesian and western food and crispy cold drinks at our own beachside café

Wi-Fi
A Wi-Fi internet service is also available at Sailfish.

Fuel
For diesel fuel and petrol please contact reception with your jerry-cans which will be filled and returned to the jetty. Pre-payment will be required.

Massage
Village ladies will provide a massage service at the Massage Kiosk.

General Groceries
A range of foodstuffs, household products, dry goods, and cleaning materials is available for sale at the Mini Market within the marina area.

 

Cash Money
Bank BNI and Bank Mandiri have ATMs accepting international cards in Tanjung town, just 4km away.

Telephone
Two local cellular services operate in and around the marina area, Telkomsel and XL. Prepaid re-charge vouchers are available locally.

Transport
Local transport in the form of pony carts (cidomo) for a short 4km ride to Tanjung market, and motorcycle taxis (ojek) for longer trips or hire are available. Lombok Taxis, fitted with meters and air conditioning, seat up to 4 passengers, can be booked by calling 0370-627000. The cost to Senggigi or Mataram town is usually Rp.150,000 (US$15).

Tour Services
Please contact reception to view brochures and for a list of numbers to call.

Waste Management
Medana Bay Marina is committed to recycling, minimization and re-use of waste where possible to meet its environmental policy obligations.

Please make sure that all rubbish is bagged and disposed of in the correct manner at the facilities provided.

CAIT & CIQP
We are able to arrange CIQP and CAIT (Port Authorities Customs Immigration Quarantine). Please email your request with full details of vessel, crew and schedule to admin@wisatasamudera.com  admin@medanabaymarina.com

Please help us to keep Medana Bay Marina clean and tidy!

 

 

THINGS TO DO AND SEE ON LOMBOK

 

Biking tours
Lombok biking arranges a number of guided tours to fit your Individual Interests and needs. Cross-country type bikes available for hire.

Climb Mt.Rinjani

rinjani

To climb such an impressive mountain is an unforgettable experience. Standing at 3726m, Mt Rinjani in the north of Lombok is the second highest volcano in Indonesia and the third highest peak in the country. This is a two or three day trek.

Pottery villages of Lombok
Lombok is famous for its unique hand-made, coil formed pottery. Visit the villages and see daily village life and skilful women potters at work.

Surfing Lombok
Lombok is well known for its best ‘secret’ surf point, Bangko-Bangko, more often called “Desert Point” by Aussie surfers, on the far west tip of Lombok suited for skilled surfers. Bring a good tube riding board.

Kuta beach and the south coast of Lombok is a surfers’ paradise with excellent breaks such as Gerupuk Bay, Mawi, Mawun and "Point X". Some are better accessed by hire boat. Local Lombok surfers can also guide you to good spots and watch over your gear.

Traditional Sasak Villages
Segenter village in the district of Bayan in north Lombok and Senaru village, at the start of the Rinjani trail, is where mountain tribal life and civilizations of the past centuries still exist in a natural way. These villages show the unique way of life of the Sasak people, the native inhabitants of Lombok.

Golf Courses Kosaido Country Club is just 3km from Medana Bay on Tanjung Sire. This delightful 18-hole course offers views of Mt.Rinjani to the east and the Gili islands to the west.
Rinjani Country Club is 10km east of Mataram in beautiful countryside bordered by rice fields. At an elevation of 500m above sea level with views of Rinjani to the north east this 18 hole course is another pleasant alternative.

Waterfalls, natural parks and orchids
Sendang Gile waterfall, some 600m above sea level close to Senaru village at the foot of Rinjani, offers a totally refreshing massage under its 30m fall of crystal clear cool mountain waters. Another 30 minute walk takes you to the next fall, and the source of the padi field irrigation canal. Visited by locals on Sundays; on other days it is cool and quiet.

Sarong weaving of Pringgasella and Sukarare
The weavers use traditional simple back-press hand looms and the total process also involves spinning, yarning, dying and drying. One can purchase items directly from the weavers or try them from the selves of local shops. The styles at both places are quite different, reflecting different local customs.

Basket Weaving & Wooden handicraft villages
Loyok village near Kota Raja in the rural area of central and eastern Lombok is a centre for handicrafts made of plaited bamboo strips for daily use. A variety of baskets, bowls, traditional stacking boxes and handbags are available here.

Beleke, a small village further south and east, is famous for its woven rattan crafts of bowls and baskets and are the main suppliers to the Bali markets.

Sayang-Sayang, just north of Mataram city, has a great collection of small shops stacked with a wide variety of crafts from all over Lombok and their own products of palm leaf boxes, wooden masks and furniture decorated with mother of pearl inlay.

City Tour
Bertais Market is the biggest daily market in Lombok and the centre of local trading in fresh fruit, vegetables, herbs and spices, rice and fish, local artifacts and even leather goods for the Cidomo ponies. It is 4km east of Cakranegara, the modern commercial city with air conditioned banks, shopping malls, local restaurants and western fast food outlets.

Dive & Snorkel the three Gilis (Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno, Gili Air)
These three perfect coral fringed islands, with white sand beaches and swaying palm trees and absolutely no motor vehicles, lie in the sparkling ocean just one hour’s sail from Medana off the north-west coast of Lombok. For many years the Gili's have attracted visitors from around the world for their pristine waters, diving and snorkeling opportunities, and laid-back charm.

Sekotong Pearl Farms
Lombok is known for its golden 'South-Seas' cultured pearls. Most Lombok pearl farms are located along the sheltered shores of the west coast of the island, west of the towns of Sekotong and Lembar. The pearl farms are located within the chain of ten small islands (Gili) along the northern side of the Sekotong peninsula.

Pearls as Jewellery
Available in Sekarbela and Kamasan districts of Mataram, beautiful hand-made jewellery, featuring large semi-baroque drop-shaped South Sea cultured pearls, are made and sold here.

Amazing Mosques
Visit some amazing mosques, from ancient Bayan Old Mosque, part of the heritage of Islam in Lombok, believed to have been built upon Islam’s arrival in the 16th century, to some inspiring modern examples in Sekarbela and Banyumulek in the west and Masbagik in the east of the island.

 

 

BACKGROUND TO LOMBOK

 

lombok islandLombok, Sumbawa and a multitude of small islands form the Province of Nusa Tenggara Barat (NTB) with the provincial seat of government in the city of Mataram. With many flights per day direct to Bali, Surabaya and Jakarta, and also an hourly ferry service for cars, buses and trucks westward to Bali and eastward to Sumbawa, Lombok is the gateway to the eastern Lesser Sunda Isles of Indonesia, and is connected internationally with regular flights to Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.

With an area of around 5,000 km2 and a population close to 3 million, Lombok is just a little smaller than Bali, with a shape like a rounded square with a promontory in the southwest corner. Separated from Bali by the deep trench of the Lombok Straits, there has never been a land bridge connecting Lombok to Bali, Java, Sumatra and the mainland of south east Asia, even during the lowest sea levels of the great ice ages. The Straits form a bio-geographical division between the fauna of Indo-Malaya and the distinctly different fauna of Australasia, known as the Wallace Line after Alfred Russell Wallace. Wallace first noted this faunal discontinuity in June 1856 when he crossed these straits separating Bali and Lombok and was surprised to find that the bird communities were entirely different on the two islands. Tigers, rhinos and elephants have never trod on Lombok.

The north of the island is dominated by a mountain range of thirteen peaks, culminating in magnificent Mount Rinjani to the east, which peaks at 3,726 m (12,224 ft). The volcano remains active with a new cone rising from the central lake, and has recently been pulsing lava, ash and dust, providing a great scene to be viewed from the safety of the rim. Prior to this, the most recent eruption of Rinjani was in June-July, 1994. The volcano, and its sacred crater lake, Lake Segara Anak, are protected by a National Park established in 1997, and provide exhilarating trekking through the forests and to the open views beyond the tree line up to the caldera rim, or to the peak itself.

The central and southern part of the island is a fertile plain where corn, rice, coffee, and tobacco are grown, well irrigated by channels from springs and streams from the forests of the mountain range. The far south east of the island is the poorest, relying on seasonal rains to water the fields, but has magnificent beaches and surfing breaks providing the impetus for tourist development in that region.

The Sasak people make up the majority of the people on Lombok with over 80% of the population, followed by Balinese with 15%, predominantly in the west and north-west of the island with a view towards the revered Mount Agung on Bali, and minority populations of Arab, Chinese, Sumbawanese and Javanese. Sasak is also the language of the island and its traditions and songs, but Indonesian now provides a common language link to all but the eldest who never experienced school. To the newcomer the Sasak people can initially appear harsh and aggressive, but once you are a friend you will experience their cordiality and openness.

They are primarily an agricultural people, but also engage in hunting, fishing, and making handicrafts. Some villages are highly skilled in weaving, woodwork and pottery making. Many of these products are sold to tourists or exported to Western nations. The moral and ethical standards of the Sasak people are called ‘tindih’. They attempt to protect their high standards of solid friendships and proper etiquette within the family system, respecting their elders and observing good manners when visiting other homes. In seeking a mate, many Sasak follow the custom of ‘kawin-lari’, a kind of elopement where a woman is willingly abducted and hidden. The man then initiates marriage negotiations with the woman's family. An official wedding ceremony follows shortly after the negotiations, and very often provides a colourful and musical spectacle as the procession moves from one village to the next.

The majority of Sasak are Muslims, and a large number perform the expensive obligation of Haj (pilgrimage) to Mecca. Many will save money for several decades or sell farmland in order to afford this journey. Upon their return these pilgrims are honoured in their families and villages for the rest of their lives. By and large, the Sasak people still revere sacred places like the gravesites of popular religious leaders and Mount Rinjani where the god Anjani is considered ruler. Many Sasak also venerate the spirits of their ancestors and the spirits who live in the forests, mountains and rivers.

For the tourist, the cultural mix and traditional lifestyle of everyday people encountered on the island is an attraction in itself. Add to that a wide range of accommodation choices from four star luxury hotels in Senggigi and even Gili Trawangan nowadays, to backpacker and simple home-stay bed & breakfast accommodation in the foothills of Rinjani. Along the Senggigi strip, there is a wide range of restaurant and food styles available to suit every palate and pocket. To get a better feel for modern Lombok, visit Mataram and the commercial centre of Cakranegara with banks, shopping malls, gold shops and traditional markets all humming with activity.

Transport is readily available in many forms: inter-island air conditioned buses leave on regular schedules; motorcycle taxis, called ojek, will take you anywhere; pony carts, called Cidomo, are a favourite with village ladies returning laden with fish and vegetables from the markets; and there are metered air conditioned taxis with well mannered drivers to take you in comfort around the island at very moderate prices.

For the active, a trek up Rinjani, at least to the caldera ridge of Senaru with magnificent views into the lake and the active cone, and back across to Bali, cannot be beaten. SCUBA diving and snorkelling on the Gilis and elsewhere is well organised by many competent dive shops with multilingual instructors, and of course there are some great surfing spots along the south coast when the moon is right. Lombok also boasts two high quality 18-hole golf courses, and tennis courts are readily available.

Finally it is the general ambience, laid-back atmosphere and unspoiled natural scenery that leave a lasting impression on the visitor and with the need to return.

 

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