Photo: The Jurassic scenery of Maluk Bay.

Sumbawa is so big, we’ve split it up into areas, select one of the below for detailed accommodation and food listings in that area. Sights and general overviews for Sumbawa as a whole can be found via the icons above. Don’t know where to start? Read an overview of Sumbawa’s different areas.

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How to get to and from Maluk

Use the quicklinks below to jump to the desired section regarding transport in and around Maluk.


Direct bus transport to Maluk is infrequent. If you miss a morning bus from Sumbawa Besar, consider taking a bus to Taliwang and then arranging onwards travel from there.
Sumbawa Besar: 06:30 and 07:00 daily, costs 70,000 rupiah.
Mataram: Departs 06:30 and 20:00 daily, costs 100,000 rupiah and takes around six hours.

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Thanks to the Newmont mine, a fast ferry service runs between Benete (a few kilometres north of Maluk) and Kayangan (beside Labuan Lombok on Lombok). It departs daily at 08:00 and 14:00 and takes one hour and twenty minutes to reach Lombok. Children cost 75,000, and adults 135,000 rupiah. In the reverse direction, the ferry leaves Lombok at 10:00 and 16:15 daily.

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Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Maluk? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Indonesia.

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