Experience beautiful Lombok holidays, just east of the popular Indonesian destination Bali is the relatively untouched and unexplored island of Lombok. Originally known as a surfers’ paradise for western travellers searching for a quiet break, Lombok is growing in popularity for its spectacular beaches, the marine life underwater and crystal clear diving opportunities as well as the majestic Gunung Rinjani, a still active volcano.
For those that wish to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and truly enjoy the unspoilt natural beauty of Indonesia, Lombok is calling and ready to welcome you to enjoy a relaxing and naturally beautiful holiday experience.
Lombok Island offers exploration by foot, bike or by vehicle to take in the scenery and stunning views from the land. Hike up steep volcanic peaks and marvel in the scenic views of the surrounding islands, or climb Mount Rinjani. One of the highest volcanos in Indonesia, the Segara Anak Crater Lake located at the summit is a sight to behold and well worth the climb to the top – not to mention the sprawling views! Hire a bike and ride through the many rice paddy fields, calling into traditional villages and join the locals as they showcase their meticulous weaving skills which produce fine quality textiles in the region.
Boasting nine major surfing destinations around the island, with Desert Point being world-renowned as the best surf break. Surfers of all ages and levels of experience can find a deserted beach and uncrowded break, a rarity in other countries! Natural wonders continue across the island with the South Coast home to the famous Tangsi ‘Pink Beach’ named because the pretty corals in the water make the shore appear blushed in colour.
Trek the well-worn paths and find the amazing Senaru Waterfalls and Benany Kelambu Waterfalls or take the time to catch an incredible sunset for any vantage point on the island of Lombok.
For those wanting to explore what Lombok has to offer culturally, all in at one of the many pearl farms and traditional markets located on the island for some traditional masks, textiles, crafts and ceramics from across Nusa Tenggara. The West Nusa Tenggara Museum, Mayura Garden and Narmada Park in Mataram document the stories and history of the island.
Natural wonders and attractions are not only found on land, but there is a picturesque reef area called ‘The Gili Islands’ and only a short boat-trip away from the mainland. Discover the colourful underwater world of the Gilis by snorkeling or diving- if you’re lucky, you may even spot some turtles! The Gili islands not only offer unique diving and snorkelling adventures but the perfect mix of laid back atmosphere during the day, or places to enjoy beachfront moonlit patties at night. Relax by the beach and enjoy the ocean breezes or explore the island via horse drawn cart.
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