Nestled deep in the Sesaot Protected Forest (Hutan Lindung Sesaot) surrounded by towering trees and thick jungle lies Aik Nyet, a series of permanent cold water streams, rapids and small cascades fed from an underground spring. A network of well worn forest trails links the pools and adjacent Sesaot River. The pools closer to the entrance have been landscaped with concrete paths and stairs down into the pool – less natural but good access for anyone with mobility issues. Further into the forest, the pools are entirely natural.
Aik Nyet is a delightful little attraction, rarely visited by tourists but popular with the locals who picnic and camp in the forest on weekends. For this reason, it’s best to visit during the week when you could well have the place to yourself.
Aik Nyet is located in Aik Nyet Hamlet, Sesaot Village, West Lombok about 25km north-east of Mataram. By private car or ojek allow 30-45 min travel time from Mataram or 1-1.5 hours drive from Senggigi. Entrance costs Rp 5.000 per person and Rp. 2.000 per vehicle for parking. Facilities include food and drink, toilets and changing rooms.