Top 8 Things To Do On Lombok, Indonesia

Often overlooked for its more famous neighbour, Bali, Lombok is an incredible destination with some of the best beaches, scuba diving, surfing and scenery in the region.

Mount Rinjani

Mount Rinjani is the second highest volcano in Indonesia and is an excellent trip for the more adventurous and active traveller to Lombok.

Mount Rinjani, Lombok, Indonesia. Credit skyseeker on flickr

Standing at 3,726 metres (12,224 feet) high, a trek to the summit is not for the faint hearted, or the unfit, and will generally be at least 3 days, with two nights camping.

The route up the mountain includes some wonderful flora and fauna and keep your eyes out for the wildlife which includes spectacular parrots and long-tailed grey macaques.

Narmada Water Palace

Built in 1727 the Narmada Water Palace is an important Hindu religious and spiritual retreat.

The grounds include some wonderful gardens as well as the spring, which is said to bless anyone who swims in it. Please remember this is a religious site when visiting.

Gili Islands

The incredible Gili Islands are made up of Gili Air, Gili Meno and Gili Trawangan which offer beach paradises with world renowned scuba diving and snorkelling. Motor vehicles are banned on all three islands which help to make them a true paradise.

Gili Trawangan Beach, Lombok, Indonesia. Credit Szilvia Basso on Unsplash

There is so much to do here we have a dedicated page on the top things to do in the Gili Islands.

Lombok Beaches

Lombok has a number of excellent beaches with white, black and even pink sand on the shores of wonderful crystal clear seas, coral reefs and some excellent surfing locations.

Tiu Kelep Waterfall

Located in the north of Lombok among wonderful jungle, it is well worth the 45 minute walk from Senaru Village.

There is a wonderful pool for swimming at the base of the 50 metre falls.

Tiu Kelep Waterfall, Lombok, Indonesia. Credit Victor Ulijn on flickr

There is also another waterfall nearby, Sindang Gila, which can easily be visited on the same day.

Sukarare Village

Home to the local textile industry and here you can watch the beautiful cloth, often inlaid with silver or gold, being woven. You can even take part in a workshop and learn the basics of the craft.

Sekotong Islands

There are a number of small islands around the Lombok coastline many of which offer stunning white sand beach and scenery that most postcard photographers would be envious of.

Sekotong Barat, Lombok, Indonesia. Credit Suleyman Coskun on flickr

Many also have excellent coral reef that are perfect for snorkelling.

Tetebatu Village

Set among the rice paddies, Tetebatu Village offers an escape from beach life and an opportunity to learn more about the history and culture of Lombok.

The area is also a good starting point to hire a local guide and trek in the local hills which are home to beautiful waterfalls and swimming pools.

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