EVERY TRAVELLER has an individual list of favorite islands. For some prefer to visit Caribbean, Hawaii, South Pacific islands or could be Bali in Indonesia. In addition to those unforgetable lovely islands, there is one that will also astound you to great length. Here, we introduce Lombok Island. If you are looking to get away from your busy life, make sure Lombok Island should be at the top of your list this time.
Lombok Island is a vacation destination that offers great level of relaxation. Whether you want to travel on a budget or are looking to plan a luxury getaway, Lombok island holidays will satisfy your hunger with beautiful beaches, enchanting waterfalls, looming volcano or Segara Anak, the crater lake of Mount Rinjani.
Lombok is becoming popular with tourists and honeymooners who want to relax in an inexpensive, tropical, uncrowded atmosphere, with many natural treasures and majestic scenery. If you love sunbathing, snorkeling, diving, surfing, trekking, swimming, incredible spas, golfing or adventure tours, you can do it all here in Lombok Island.
There are numerous beaches on this incredible island such as Senggigi, Kuta, Ann or Selong Belanak.
If you love island vacation, we offer Gili Islands (three small islands) located in the west north coast of Lombok. The largest one is Gili Trawangan (Terawangan), and most visited by tourists. Others are Gili Meno and Gili Air. These three are .popular with divers and a vital cog in the Asian backpacker circuit Exlucing from the three islands, there are others as well, such as Gili Nanggu, Gili Sunut, Gili Kondo, Gili Bagek, Gili Sulat and Gili Lawang.
- Getting to Lombok Island
- Things To Do
- What to See and Visit
- Where to Stay
- Travel Specialists
- Travel Romance
- Getting Around
- Where to Eat and Drink
- Travel Tips
Getting to Lombok Island
- From Denpasar Bali to Lombok take only about 25 mins flight with several daily schedules from Merpati, Garuda or Wings Airlines.
- From Surabaya airport, it is about 1 hour flight
- From Jakarta the capital city of Indonesia is about 2 hours of direct flight.
- International flights are currently limited to Lombok Island. A direct services from Singapore, operated by Silk Air has scheduled flight three times a week
- From Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, there is a daily flight with one stop in Java.
Read more on flight schedules to Lombok Island
Travelling from Bali to Lombok Island can be reached via boat services ie ferries and fast boat / speedboat. Ferries run from Padang Bai Bali to Lembar Lombok took about 4 – 5 hours trip while fast boat run from Benoa to Gili Islands take time usually 1 – 1,5 hours depending on weather conditions.
Things To Do
What to See and Visit
- Gili Trawangan
- Gili Air
- Gili Meno
- Gili Nanggu
- Gili Sunut
- Gili Kondo
- Gili Bagek
- Gili Sulat
- Gili Lawang
Where to Stay in Lombok Island
Bemos are very popular as short and medium distance transport in Lombok Island. Their base operation are at major cities such as Mataram, Praya and Selong. If you wanna ride one of them you can hail down on all larger streets. You don’t have to worry about the fares which are inexpensive.
If you wanna get around using bicycle, there is one biking tour operator called Lombok Biking that has decent bikes and guides. Just google it and read through.
Renting a motorbike is one viable choice to get around. There are many motorbike rental places you can choose from such as in Mataram, Ampenan, Senggigi and Cakranegara. The price may vary from one place to another. For one day renting could cost you about 50 dollars. You need to have an International driver licence however in order to be able to drive one. Please, do not forget to wear helmet though as there is a strict regulation applied. This requirement is actively enforced by the police officer throughout Lombok Island.
Renting a car could be good decision to get around Lombok Island since you will be able to go where ever you like. The price may vary from 150 – 450 dollars a day. Gasoline cost is about .0.6 dollar a liter. Please remember, you need to have an International driver licence in order to be able to drive car around.
There are two taxi services in Lombok Island so far. They are Bluebird Lombok Taksi and Express Taxi.
Ojek is increasing one popular profesion in Lombok Island. They operate like taxi service using motorbike.
Cidomo is cart pulled by horse since long time ago. Cidomo is good alternative mean especially when you want to tour around in Gili Islands.
Perahu / Fishing Boat
Perahu or fishing boats are common tradional hand made water transportation in Lombok Island.These can be chartered directly from the owner and vary in cost. If you can speak Bahasa Sasak, you might get cheaper deal.
Where to Eat and Drink
There are many places you can choose for eating and drink. Bars, casual dining, fine dining, best breakfast read more here.
Thinking of unique gifts for friends and family whom you loved? Now, it is time to to buy special Lombok gifts for them. There are a few places that you should visit during your stay in Lombok Island:
- Jangkong Rungkang craft center which is a small village in the region which offers different ranges of good products with affordable prices.
- Banyumulek pottery village where you could see directly the process of how the indigenous clay is being made. This product is very popular among visitors around the world.
- If you love beautiful gifts such as earing, necklaces, ring, lockets and brooches, you might be interested to go to Sekarbela pearl and silver center. Here you are amazed to find various styles of fabulous jewelry, decorated with Lombok pearls origin. All pieces are made of gold and silver.
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- Cultural Tips
- Stay Safe
- Important Contacts
- Web Cams
- Lombok Postcards
Lombok Island’s website – tours and travels information around Lombok Indonesien and West Nusa Tenggara online.