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Party-goers will definitely enjoy their visit at Gili Trawangan. The biggest island of the three Gilis is dotted with countless luxurious hotels and villas, lively bars and cafes can be found in every corner of the land. You can even go on a ferry cruise and enjoy partying in the middle of the sea with booze and building connection with new people. Even for people who would rather enjoy their holiday in solitude can enjoy various relaxing attractions, such as yoga or cycling along the shoreline.
Mount Rinjani is the second biggest volcano in Indonesia and also considered as a sacred place to Lomboknese and Balinese. Many hikers who climb on the mountain will be rewarded with breath-taking view of Segara Anak, a caldera lake that was formed after the mountain erupted centuries ago. Going up further you'll find mesmerizing view of rare wild Edelweiss flower field. Believed to be the kingdom of Princess Anjani, the mountain itself is shrouded with mystery. Whereever you go, you'll find intriguing myths and legends in every corner.
You don't have to go all the way to Komodo Island to view the stunning Pink Beach, as Lombok also have one. The pristine beach got its peach colored tint from the debris of dead red corals carried by the waves and blend with the pearly white sand. The beach is relatively quiet, it's a perfect place to get some exotic tanning done. Although it doesn't have some fascinating snorkeling spots, the sea is perfectly safe for swimming. Pink Beach, or Tangsi Beach is located nearby several small islands offering perfect snorkeling spots with breath-taking underwater view, swimming, and diving. Island-hopping can be done by renting a boat.
Compare to the one they have in Bali, there's less people in Kuta Beach Lombok so you can enjoy the picturesque beach view to your heart content. Kuta Beach Lombok is mostly famous for its challenging waves, though the beach is also a perfect and safe place for swimming and snorkeling. Kuta Beach is surrounded with hills and cliffs where visitors can climb on and get rewarded with the most spectacular and dramatic view of the beach from above, it is particularly a popular place to watch sunset. Kuta Beach Lombok is also one of three Lombok beaches where you can participate in Bau Nyale Festival and interact with local Sasak tribe who lives around the beach.
Another hidden gem of Lombok is Tanjung Aan Beach, though few recent years it have gain more attention it deserve. The beach consists of two beautiful bays with spectacular view of the vast turqoise sea. The white beach sand is also soft it feels really good and comfortable even when you're exploring the beach barefoot. Just like any other beaches in southern Lombok, Tanjung Aan Beach is surrounded with verdant hills where you view the most spectacular sight of sunset. There are so many warungs dotting the beach, you can pamper yourself with various local delicacies being served. Even the legend of Princess Mandalika is kept alive as the beach is also one of three beaches in Lombok where Bau Nyale Festival is held every year.
Gili Meno is the smallest island of the three Gili islands, and also the most tranquil one. Gili Meno is often become the honeymoon destination for the newlyweds, thanks to its simple but intimate atmosphere. You'll have full chance to immerse yourself with the beauty of the island and engage in various activities that are so exciting and immersive you'll forget about all modern luxuries you leave behind.
Lombok might be less-known than Bali, but the moment you set your feet on the island you'll realize its charms are something to behold. Lombok is particularly appealing to tourists who seek for some solitude away from the overwhelming crowds. It's actually make a lot of sense since Lombok have numerous isolated dreamy beaches with picturesque scenes, where you'll be accompanied with good food, friendly locals, and parties! Below are attractions in Lombok you should definitely visit during your vacation.
How to Get Tickets?
All tickets to enter the attractions in Lombok can be purchased directly on the site, since most of them are remoted islands. There are several tour agencies that offer vacation packages with interesting price you can always take instead.
How To Get Around?
The most common way to get around Lombok attractions is by ferry boats, especially if you're island-hopping. To go from one Lombok beach to another, you can also take land route by renting a scooter. You can also explore all three Gili islands by bicycles, horse carts, or simply by walking on foot.
What Should I Wear?
If you're going to the beach, packing one or two pieces of swimsuit is a must. Don't forget to wear sturdy hiking shoes if you're going to climb any of the hills or if you're going to go on a Mount Rinjani trekking. To explore the mountanious area of Mount Rinjani, be sure to wear comfortable clothes with hiking shoes and wearing a warm jacket to protect you from the cold.
Best Time to Visit
Best time to visit all attractions in Lombok is in dry season that falls between May to September. You should pay closer attention to the hiking schedules in Mount Rinjani if you're going to visit the national park.
Will I Need a Guide?
No, transportation is easy and you can find anything on this site.
How To Get There?
The fastest and also the most convenient way to reach Lombok from Bali is by taking a direct flight, that only takes 30 minutes. If you have much more time, you can take a ferry boat instead. You'll be transported from Padang Bali Harbour to Lombok Lembar Harbour. The sea trip might take few hours, it might be the cheaper and fun alternative as you can take in the surrounding view as your ferry boat sails.
The most convenient way to get around Lombok is by renting a motorcycle or a car, but you'll have to be extra careful. The route around Lombok attractions are quite challenging especially for inexperienced drivers. It is much safer to rent a car or scooter along with the driver and all you have to do is sit back and relax.