The sweeping coastline that stretches west of Lembar is blessed with boutique sleeps on deserted beaches and tranquil offshore islands. You can while away weeks here among the famous surf breaks, salty old mosques, friendly locals and relatively pristine islands. In fact, the buzz has started, and the beautiful offshore islands are now touted as 'the next Gilis'.
The only off-note on the landscape is the dull town of Sekotong, which you have to pass through on your way west. Otherwise, you follow the narrow coastal road along the contours of the peninsula, skirting white-sand beach after white-sand beach on your way to the village of Bangko Bangko and one of Asia’s legendary surf breaks, Tanjung Desert (Desert Point), which has one of the world’s longest left-hand barrels and a thin beach.