Also known as Putri Nyale Beach, Kute on the south coast of central
Lombok is one of the most scenic and unspoilt beaches in this part
of Indonesia. From Kuta to Tanjung Aan five km away, it is an unbroken
stretch of clean white sand on the Indian Ocean.
It is safe for bathing and swimming. Further to the west are the
surfers and windsurfers beaches. Each year, on the 1 9th day of
the tenth month of the Sasak lunar calendar when the Nyale fish
come to the sea's surface, Kuta Beach is the site of great festivities.
Fishermen sail out to sea while young men and women gather along
the teach to join in the merrymaking, tease each other and perhaps
meet to build a more lasting relationship.