Lombok Attractions and Activities
There is so much to see, do, discover and experience in Lombok! Lombok spans 90km from north to south and 80km from east to west. It boasts untouched, pristine beaches, a bigger volcano, Mount Rinjani, and a huge variety of different landscapes and scenery. The following below best thing to do and see on Lombok. For more information on booking tours and activities can see on next pages.
The whole island is surrounded by fantastic beaches, most of which are covered in clean white sand and fringed by coconut palms. Drive just north of Senggigi to Malimbu or Nipah and enjoy deserted beaches with fine Snorkelling and swimming. The southwest coast also has fine beaches, especially around Sekotong and Taun. Visit the small island of Gili Nanggu for rustic accommodation and great Snorkelling just offshore or stay at Gili Gede to explorer the other twelve undeveloped islands in the southwest. The beaches around Kuta are breathtakingly beautiful. Visit Mawun, Selong Belanak for fantastic scenery, Kuta for long stretches of white sand and turquoise waters, or swim in the peaceful lagoon Mawi.
With so many beaches and small islands. Lombok offers a myriad of Diving and snorkeling opportunities. The best-known locations are around the Gili islands such as Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno, Gili Air. Snorkeling is easy from the shore and all three islands are well served by professional dive operators who offer full PADI certification course, day and night dives to the many sites around the Gilis, as well as specialized courses and Liveaboard adventurous, there is superb diving around the islands off the southwest coast and the small inhabited islands off the east coast.
Lombok is becoming a world-renown surfing destination among surf enthusiasts worldwide. huge waves challenging surf lure die-hard to Bangko Bangko ( Desert Point ) on the southwestern tips of Lombok. Kuta on the south coast, surf central and has a range of accommodations and services catering especially to surfers. Adventure Lombok offers complete surfing packages, such hire surfboards longboard and shortboard any types, Ding Repairs, Take Surf Lesson from professionals. Wave at Gerupuk, Kuta Lombok, and south coast offers a great wave for beginner, advance, and professional surfer. Contact us for inquiry and booking
Senggigi bay is perfect to do the Stand Up Paddle for Advanced and beginner. Senggigi has two spots to do the surf Left and Right hander especially left-hander are good for stand up Paddle Surf and Long Board. For beginners or travelers who wish to know how to paddleboarding can take a lesson or renting the Stand Up Paddle Board on us (Adventure Lombok Tour).
Much of the island is still covered by natural rain forest and jungles, making Lombok ideal for ecotourism and adventure tours. There are a number of spectacular waterfalls on the island which provide lovely trekking opportunities, whether traveling independently or as part of a tour. Sindang Gile on the slope of Mt. Rinjani in the north is an easily accessible waterfall in a stunning jungle setting and popular with visitors. Air Jeruk Manis, near Tete Batu, is reached by walking through pretty rice fields and forests. The awesome Benang Stokel and Benang Kelambu waterfalls, in central Lombok, are located within a short trek of each other and make a perfect day trip for those who appreciate truly magical natural surroundings. Contact us for inquiry and booking
Mt Rinjani, Lombok famous volcano, soar 3726m above sea level and is the second-highest volcano in Indonesia, attracting thousands of trekkers and climbers annually. The huge crater near the top contains a beautiful lake, Danau Segara Anak ( child of the sea lake ) and a smaller cone, Gunung Baru Jari which was formed a couple of hundred years ago. There are a number of caves, small waterfalls, and hot springs located around the volcano. In 2004 Rinjani won the World Legacy Award and the volcano is recognized internationally as an important ecotourism destination. Two, three, and four days treks on the volcano are offered by the tour company and trek organizer on the island. Adventure Lombok is one of the Excellence Certified From Trip Advisor trekking organizer on the island with professional service and best trekking equipment. Contact us for inquiry and booking.
Historical sites and Temples
There are a number of interesting temples around the west coast, many of which are Hindu or ancient animist sites of worship.
Pura Lingsar is possibly the only place in the world where the Muslim and Hindu come together to pray and celebrate. Built around 1714, Pura Lingsar was originally based on prevailing animist beliefs of the time, and some of the original animist statues remain today. Perang Topat is an annual festival held at Lingsar and features a ritualized war with rice cakes, which also serve as an offering to God.
Pura Narmada – Narmada Temple, around 10 Km east of Cakranegara in the Narmada, was created circa 1805 as a replica of Mt. Rinjani and Segara Anak, the lake within Rinjani’s crater. The gardens at the Narmada are beautifully maintained and surround the pool and lake.
Suranadi Temple, a complex of three temples located a few kilometers north of Narmada in Suranadi, is the oldest and the holiest of the Balinese temples in Lombok, founded by the 16th-century Javanese priest, Danghyang Nirartha. Underground streams bubble up into restored baths, used for ritual. Huge sacred eels live in the pools and streams here, and can sometimes be lured out with an offering of boiled eggs, To see a sacred eel is considered very lucky!
Lombok is famous for its traditional earthenware pottery made from local clay with distinctive Lombok Primitive designs. you can also purchase hand-woven sarongs and fabrics ( Ikat).
Pringgasela in east Lombok is a small village that is steeped in tradition and is a major center for Ikat. Visit the small houses and shops here to purchase traditionally woven, colorful fabrics.
Masbagik, close to Pringgasela, is a small pottery village. Wander the streets an see the pottery being made in the small yards behind the simple homes here and purchase the wares amazingly cheap price.
Sukarara is 5 Kilometers to the west of Peraya, heading south towards Kuta. This is a weaving village where quality ikat and traditional cloth is displayed and sold. Weavers work outside many of the shops using antiquated ” backstrap looms” to painstakingly produce works of art. Some of the larger pieces can take several months to weave, and collectors from around the world visit this village to purchase the blankets, sarongs, and cloth produced here.
Banyumulek easily reached on the road south to Lembar harbor, is an important center for pottery on Lombok. The small village is packaged with shops selling pottery produce in the area, as well as from the other main pottery-making villages such as Penujak and Masbagik. Lombok pottery, with its distinctive terracotta styles, has become famous internationally and is exported throughout the world.
Lombok is a tropical Island where the fishes playground, fishing is on the island is still in a traditional way using wood outrigger boats and simple equipment. Most of ex-pat who lives in Lombok do have their modern fishing gear and modern fishing boat. a most favorite spot is in southwest close by desert point of Bangko-Bangko its location close by Nusa Penida Bali, the other spot is such Senggigi and Gili Island.
There is so much to see, do, discover, and experience in Lombok! If you do not have the time to tour all around the island and beyond, why not take a day trip and visit some highlights of this unique island? A day trip is the best way to see and experience what you want. The travel experts at PT. Adventure Lombok Tour has designed a wide variety of trips in order to suit your preferences. Contact us for inquiry and booking
Relax on Gili Islands
It’s true the Gilis do have a lot of coral, that is why they have so much fish, and their blue coral is famous in its own right. The Gilis also have the odd wreck for two and waters of the clear and the blue variety, but more than 3.500 species of fish are the real attraction. Most divers want to see sharks. Generally, within a day’s diving, the reef sharks, which have no interest in humans, are spotted. Snorkeling at Gili islands also a favorite activities options to do.
The fun way to discover Lombok, Lombok’s charm lies in this countries old, tranquil mountain areas prepared with rice paddy fields, small traditional villages, and stunning views of Lombok’s unspoiled beaches, all surrounded by a culture absent the marks of widespread international tourism. What better way to discover this hidden Lombok’ than on fun, easy going guided bike tour known for its amazing environmental beauty. Contact us for inquiry and booking
Snorkeling on the Gili island is the famous activity on Lombok. The orange and white striped clownfish, the brightly colored parrotfish, and the majestic Moorish idol also form a part of moving, living beauty. two species of turtle, the green turtle, and hawksbill. Make their home in these rich waters. Contact us for inquiry and booking
The island of Lombok is are challenging to explores, due to your privacy and satisfied to enjoy the Island Adventure Lombok Tour offering any type of vehicle to suit your needs to explores the hidden paradise. Contact us for inquiry and booking
Golfing in Lombok
Masterfully designed by Peter Thompson, Michael Wolveridge and Perrett, the course reflects an architectural philosophy that deeply respects and maintains the natural on-site contours of the land. Inland, the golf course offers a stunning panorama of the Rinjani mountain range, and towards the ocean, the Gili islands shimmer in the blue waters across the bay. Getting there is an attraction in itself.
Lombok has long been a world-class surfing destination for experienced surfers. The southern coastline offers a range of awesome reef breaks that lure surfers from all over the world, yet Lombok also offers plenty of waves that are just right for outright beginners to do Surf Lesson. Adventure Lombok provides experienced local surf instructors with a great knowledge of local conditions. They are patient, passionate guides who will help you get started on the right foot. Not only will you help keep the locals employed you will also learn about Lombok rich culture. Contact us for inquiry and booking
Lombok Sea Kayaking
The stretch of coastline north of Senggigi is beautiful and your sleek, silent sea kayak is just the way to enjoy it. Grab a bite at one of the resorts on Mangsit Beach before paddling back to Senggigi or just soak up the rays before your car transfer back to your Senggigi beach accommodation. Double and single sea kayaks are available. All sessions are held beachside adjacent to the Sheraton Resort Hotel. Contact us for inquiry and booking
For thousands of years, the people of Lombok have cultivated their rich volcanic soil to grow rice. The terraced landscape conjures images of Sasak life over the millennia. Explore vibrant green rice fields where villagers have lived and worked for centuries. An ancient irrigation system nourishes Lombok’s most important crop. From June to August there will be an opportunity to experience the traditional way of harvesting rice. For those who wish to feel a wandering on Rice Field Walk Tour feel free to contact us.