Get around with Bemo, Renting Car or Cidomo
Bemos, a small, covered pick-up truck with narrow but padded seating benches in the rear are the main means of short and medium distance transport in rural and coastal Lombok. Fares are in expensive. An approximate fare from Sengigi to the produce markets in Ampenan is Rp.4000-Rp.5000/person. Prices for seat distance vary at times but if the price of fuel has risen or it is in short supply causing roadside price fluctuations then the Bemo prices will often follow. If chartering an empty Bemo to a particular destination be careful to clarify the exact amount of payment required prior to getting into the vehicle.
The next option is by renting a car is also an option and there are many places to rent from in the Sengigi area. Expect to pay Toyota Kijang, Avanza, for Rp. 400.000. Another transportation may be use is horse-pulled carts, known as Cidomo, are very common around Sengigi and all across Lombok. They are a good method of transportation for short distances. From your hotel to a restaurant. Make sure to agree on the price before the journey taking. Rp.10.000 is the maximum price to pay for a short journey.
Traditional fishing boats known as Perahu ply the waters around Lombok, and are instantly recognizable due to their outriggers, two length of extra large bamboo sealed at either end and attached by bars on both sides like a catamaran affording greater stability in heavy swells. They can also be chartered on the Sengigi beaches, either directly from owners or via travel agent, who will of course take an often generous commission.