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What You Should Know More About Lombok

  • Travel Advice

    • Be extremely careful of the drug touts in Lombok. It is going to be really foolish to stop and communicate with a drug dealer as you’ll immediately be under police surveillance. The common trend here is that the buyers get busted and the dealers get away so be very careful.

    • Be wary of the mosquitoes, flies and insects and carry with you a strong mosquito repellant. Bugs and mosquitoes are the most irritating part of a visit to Indonesia.

    • Never underestimate the sun here. It can get really hot here so ensure that you keep yourself hydrated.

    • Carry with you sunscreen and sunglasses.

    • Make sure you have sufficient travel insurance.

    • Always carry your bag around the neck and make sure you have a proper grip on it.

    • Motorbike snatchers are very common here so be alert and aware during the travel.

    • Don’t carry too much cash in the crowded areas.

    • Never flash your valuables in the public places.

    • Never put all your money in one place.

    • Don’t get overfriendly with any stranger here.

    • Be wary of the touts here.

    • Always carry with you a copy of your passport and license.

    • Gather sufficient information before going to any new place.

  • Drinking Laws

    The legal age for drinking in Lombok is 16 years.


  • Our Recommendations: What you can’t afford to miss?

    Senggigi

    Senggigi is said to be the main tourist attraction of Lombok City that is located to the north of the capital, Mataram. It also has a famous Hindu temple by the name “pura batu bolong” where many worshippers seek blessings. There is a grave of famous Muslim Saint “Batu layer” to the south of Senggigi which is an important place to see. The salty yet beautiful waterfall is located at the end of Nambung beach and it is a wonderful place to be explored by tourists.

    Mount Rinjani

    Mount Rinjani (also called Gunung Rijnani) is an active Volcano on the island of Lombok. There is also a crater lake called “Anak laut” worshiped by the sasak tribe and Hindu people who believe it to be sacred and carry out religious activities there. Rinjani National Park attracts thousands of tourists and trekkers that enable them to visit Rim and Caldera. Rinjani is a mixture of nature and adventure that gives every tourist a treat.

    Kuta

    Famous for its beautiful, largely deserted white sand beaches, Kuta has lately gained a lot of popularity due to the international airport that opened recently in Praya. Surfers around the world come to Kuta for a perfect surfing experience. Kuta is a beautiful place to visit and experience adventurous sports like surfing.

    Tanjung

    The capital of north Lombok Regency, Tanjung is located in the Indonesian province of west Nussa Tenggara. Tanjung Town is widely popular for its markets and temples. There are various Hindu and Buddhist temples where worshippers come to seek blessings. Also, there are creative and antique products for shoppers. Tourists must visit Tanjung to explore the beautiful temples and shop creative and antique products.

    Sekotong

    For those who love to indulge in adventurous sports, Sekotong is probably the best place to visit in Lombok City. Situated in southwest Lombok, it is popular for the numerous and diverse scuba diving locations.

    Culture of Lombok

    Lombok is a very peaceful place for people who wish to take a holiday from all the hullabaloo. Everywhere, in and around, you are only surrounded by nature. A remarkable thing about Lombok is that the culture here is so good that Hindus, Muslims and Buddhists are not just happy but also proud to co-exist on the same island.  

    Lombok’s Festivals

    Cultural diversity of Lombok also paves way for a lot of colorful festivals. One of the most happening and important festivals of Kuta which is located south of the island of Bali in Thailand is Bau Nyale. In this, there is a tradition to catch the sea worms. Usually, it is celebrated around Mid February. Muslims here celebrate Hari Raya after Ramdan. It is a joyful feast that is exotically celebrated in the narrow streets of Kuta. One major celebration here is the Senggigi festival that is a week full of Hindu Cultural events in Senggigi with an idea to promote tourism.  

    Quietness of Lombok

    Lombok is majorly referred to as the pristine Bali. Despite its geographical proximity to Bali, you’ll be amazed to see how quiet it is in comparison to its sister island. One important factor that well attributes to the tranquility of Lombok is its unsubstantial nightclubs and bars that play music from dusk to dawn. Naturally, the nightlife here is not as happening as the other islands of Indonesia. For top notch beaches and a good night sleep, Lombok is your go to place.

    Romantic Lombok

    With infinite stretch of the sensational beaches and a magical volcano, Lombok is an unadulterated beauty. You can easily spot some intimate places that assure a great sunrise and sunset. For honeymooners, this is the perfect tourist attraction.

    Lombok’s Roads

    You know what’s the best thing about Lombok? You’ll never be struck in a traffic jam here. The roads here are quiet and broad. One of the nicest coastal road of Lombok is the road that goes from Senggigi to Pemanang. It assures stunning views all round the day. Besides, the roads here are very clean and well maintained making it easy for you to travel or reach the other parts of the country.  

    Trekking on a volcano in Lombok

    For adventure seekers, trekking at the Mount Rinjani is an important thing to do. Mount Rinjani is the 2nd highest volcano of Indonesia. It is said to be a holy place for Sasak and Balinese. You can finish the trek in a time span of 2 to 6 days. Once you reach the top, indulge in some fishing in the lake and the breathtaking sunrise from the crater rim. Definitely not an easy trek, prepare yourself physically!  

    Surf in Lombok

    Surfing is a very popular water sport in Lombok. The most prominent spot where you can undertake this fun adventure activity is at the Bangko Bangko. Besides this, the Desert point that lies South West of the Island is an equally popular destination. However, the waves here are very dangerous and can be ridden only by professionals.  

    Luxury experiences in Lombok

    For tourists who have a high budget and seek some luxury experiences, a stay in a beautiful resort is indeed worth it. Some of the best resorts here are Tugu and Oberoi. Another must try luxury experience is a spa treatment. You can find the best spa treatments in Senggigi and Jeevaklui .  

    Snorkeling and Diving in Lombok

    Adventure enthusiasts can also enjoy diving and snorkeling here. You can ditch the crowds of Gili and drift to the quieter spots located around the coasts of the Lombok. At Sekotong Bay, you’ll be welcomed by the outstanding marine life in the fresh blue green water.  

    Food in Lombok

    Food in Lonbok is usually spicy and delicious at most of the eateries. Do try the Chicken Taliwang which is a major specialty here.

  • Recommended reads for destination (govt. websites, travel forum articles)?

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    Lombok Tourism

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