5 Things You Can’t Miss in Lombok

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Lombok is an Indonesian Island to the East of Bali. But i’s nowhere near as popular as Bali, making it full of isolated beaches, untouched areas and incredible nature! (…although there was a lot of construction underway, so it seems things may be changing). We recently spent six amazing weeks travelling Lombok and Bali –  here are my top 5 things you can’t miss on Lombok!

1. Relax on the Beaches of Kuta Lombok

The South of Lombok has some of the most stunning beaches we’ve been to so far, with white sand and the most incredible turquoise water. They are completely untouched, with only a few locals selling fresh fruit, sarongs and of course Bintang (the local beer!). We were lucky enough to be taught how to cut a pineapple by a local boy named Andre, (such a hustler!) It really is paradise and an amazing place to relax. We stayed in Kuta in Hadiqa Villas, and explored the area on a scooter, stopping along the coast whenever we wanted. The beaches you can’t miss are: Mawun Beach, Mawi Beach and Tanjung Aan…

5 Things You Can't Miss in Lombok
5 Things You Can't Miss in Lombok
5 Things You Can't Miss in Lombok

2. Climb Mount Rinjani

Mount Rinjani is in the North of Lombok and is the second highest volcano of Indonesia. We booked a three day, 2 night hike with John’s Adventures and I couldn’t recommend it more. It was one of the most challenging but incredible experiences I’ve ever had –  I’ll explain more in a future post, but for now here are my highlights in photos!

5 Things You Can't Miss in Lombok

Camping on the Crater Rim

5 Things You Can't Miss in Lombok

Mt Barujari in Crater Lake

5 Things You Can't Miss in Lombok

View from ALMOST the Summit!

5 Things You Can't Miss in Lombok

3. Enjoy the Senggigi Sunset

Senggigi is the most popular tourist spot on the island of Lombok and it’s full of nice hotels, restaurants and beaches. We stayed in Semilir Senggigi Inn, a homestay which had the best breakfasts and lovely staff. The sunsets from Senggigi beach are beautiful and there are lots of amazing places to enjoy dinner on the beach as the sun goes down…

5 Things You Can't Miss in Lombok
5 Things You Can't Miss in Lombok

4. Island Hop the Gilis

Gili Meno, Gili Air and Gili T make up the 3 Gili Islands and they are simply paradise! They can be reached from Lombok in under 20 minutes, and can also be reached from Bali – although this takes A LOT longer. The 3 islands are really different from each other but are all 100% worth a visit,  (I’ll explain more about our time on the Gili’s in a future post!), but in a nutshell…

Gili Meno

  • Deserted beaches
  • Not much going on – heaven for relaxing!
  • TURTLES!

5 Things You Can't Miss in Lombok

Gili T

  • Amazing Scuba diving (Highly recommend Scallywags!)
  • Backpackers everywhere!
  • Bars, parties, nightlife

5 Things You Can't Miss in Lombok

Gili Air

  • Perfect balance of peacefulness and partying!
  • My favourite 🙂

5 Things You Can't Miss in Lombok

5. Take the Lombok to Flores Boat Trip

Our final stop in Lombok was to take a three day boat trip from Lombok to the island of Flores. We booked our 3 day, 2 night trip with Kencana Adventures – they are different accommodation options from sleeping on deck to having a private room. The trip was a great way to see more of the incredible islands of Indonesia, and we stopped at lots of interesting spots on the way. We spent a lot of time on the boat itself too – it was great to meet other people travelling and there’s something so relaxing about being on water! (Except at night… when it’s pitch black and the boat is rocking like mad!) My favourite of our stops were…

5 Things You Can't Miss in Lombok

Snorkelling at Pink Beach

5 Things You Can't Miss in Lombok

Komodo Dragons on Komodo Island

5 Things You Can't Miss in Lombok

View From Keppel Island

5 Things You Can't Miss in Lombok

This was just a quick post about my highlights of Lombok – there are more detailed posts to come. You might like to check out my 5 Places You Can’t Miss in Bali! If you have any questions or comments, let me know!

Thanks for reading,

Nicki x

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