Updated on November 6th, 2019
Lombok is an island in the West Nusa Tenggara province of Indonesia. It is part of the chain of the Lesser Sunda Islands, with the Lombok Strait separating it from Bali to the west and the Alas Strait between it and Sumbawa to the east.
1. Gili Trawangan
Gili Trawangan is a tropical playground of global renown, ranking alongside Bali and Borobudur as one of Indonesia’s top destinations. Trawangan’s heaving main drag, busy with bikes, cidomos and mobs of scantily clad visitors, can surprise those expecting a languid island retreat. Instead, a bustling string of lounge bars, hip guesthouses, ambitious restaurants, convenience stores and dive schools clamours for attention.
2. Mount Rinjani
Rinjani Mountain Garden in Bayan provides accommodation with barbecue facilities and a garden. The property is situated 9 km from Tiu Kelep Waterfall. The restaurant serves German and Indonesian dishes. Free WiFi is accessible to all guests, while some rooms will provide you with a terrace. A continental breakfast is available daily at the property. Fishing is among the activities that guests can enjoy near the resort. Sindang Gila Waterfall is 10 km from Rinjani Mountain Garden, while Umar Maya Waterfall is 17 km from the property.
3. Kuta Beach – Lombok
This 8-hour tour is designed for those who would like to gain more understanding of Lombok history, culture, and traditions. There will be a local guide at each village you visit who will take you on a walk and explain the history behind each place. After observing the customs of Lombok arts and crafts, head to one of the island’s most beautiful beaches for some natural scenery.
4. Gili Islands
Floating in a turquoise sea and fringed by white sand and coconut palms, the Gilis are a vision of paradise. And they’re booming like nowhere else in Indonesia – speedboats zip visitors directly from Bali and hip new hotels are rising like autumnal mushrooms.
5. Gili Air Island
The Gili Islands is a group of islands that are located off the coast of Lombok, Indonesia. They are perfect for anyone looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of Bali. For this activity, you can decide to go to Gili Meno or Gili Air. During these 3 hours, your English speaking guide will assist you until sunset. Watch sea turtles underwater without disturbing them and swim above a colourful seabed of soft and hard corals. You may also swim with hundreds of green chromis, scissors damselfish and sea goldies. The crystal-clear waters of these paradisiacal islands are the guarantee of exceptional snorkelling experiences.
6. Gili Meno Beach
Located in Gili Meno, Gili Meno Mojo Beach Resort offers a great tropical beachfront getaway with an on-site restaurant and free WiFi access. It takes about a 2-minute stroll from the property to the nearest white sandy beach, while Lombok International Airport is around 51 km away. The villa will provide you with a TV, air conditioning and a balcony. There is also a refrigerator. Featuring a shower, private bathroom also comes with a bath or shower and a bidet. You can enjoy sea view from the room. Extras include a patio, a terrace and a seating area. At Gili Meno Mojo Beach Resort you will find barbecue facilities and a bar. Other facilities like water sports facilities are offered. Activities in the surrounding area include golfing, cycling and fishing.
7. Epicentrum Mall
With a cinema, food courts and the full spread of consumer pleasures, this four-floor mall is Lombok’s biggest and fanciest.
8. Gunung Rinjani
Lording it over the northern half of Lombok, Gunung Rinjani (3726m) is Indonesia’s second-tallest volcano. It’s an astonishing peak, and sacred to Hindus and Sasaks who make pilgrimages to the summit and lake to leave offerings for the gods and spirits. To the Balinese, Rinjani is one of three sacred mountains, along with Bali’s Agung and Java’s Bromo. Sasaks ascend throughout the year around the full moon.
9. Tanjung Desert
Often called ‘the world’s best wave’, this famous break draws skilled surfers from around the world. Patience is a virtue: the conditions sometimes go calm for a time. But when the swells are coming in, you get very long, hollow waves that usually end in a barrel. Peak season is May to October.
10. Tanjung Aan
Some 5km east of Kuta, Tanjung Aan (aka A’an, Ann) is a spectacular sight: a giant horseshoe bay with two sweeping arcs of fine sand with the ends punctuated by waves crashing on the rocks. Swimming is good here and there are trees and shelters for shade, plus safe parking (for a small charge). Warung Turtle, at the east end of the beach, has cheery service and cheap beer, while the western headland Bukit Merese is worth climbing for spectacular sunsets.
Top Hotels In Lombok
1. Svarga Resort Lombok
Derived from the Sanskrit Language, means “heaven”, Svarga is uniquely designed as an exclusive resort like no-where. With its hilly contour, it provides a natural offbeat ambience combined with the richness of local cultures. Here, you’ll find a calming resort under the swaying coconut leaves, which is ideally located close to “Senggigi” as one of Lombok’s main tourism area. Explore the undeniable charms of Lombok island: with the smell of tropical breeze, white sandy beaches curved by the lush hills of Rinjani, and sowed by the lustrous colors of hand-made woven clothes. Svarga puts itself among those all.
2. Jali Resort
Jali Resort aims to please those that like to take part in the daily and nightly activities on the main strip of Gili Trawangan and return to a cool comfy room, away from the hustle and bustle. Or just laze around our 30-metre freshwater lap pool with a cocktail. Our on-site restaurant serves Vietnamese, Thai, Indo and Western home-style cooking. The closest beach is only 350 metres away.
3. Pearl Of Trawangan
Once upon a time, there was an island kissed by the sun, with a cloak of fine white sand beaches and surrounded by pristine azure waters thriving with an abundance of marine life. Only a fairy tale? Not at all. You too can enjoy this tropical paradise. Our rooms embrace Gili Trawangan’s rustic charm and tranquil island atmosphere that travellers have sought out for years. Set in tropical gardens they are the classic representation of island life with a hint of luxury.
4. Qunci Villas Hotel
Qunci Villas is a beachfront hotel on Mangsit Beach, 5 minutes outside Senggigi. 150+ meters of beachfront, with 3 large pools, facing the ocean and Bali in the horizon. Qunci also has 3 private luxury villas located on the hill above the beach. The hotel boasts ocean view, partial ocean view and garden view rooms as well as rooms with their own personal pools.
5. PinkCoco Gili Air
PinkCoco Gili Air offers 31 rooms in five different categories with unique chic design and complemented with all needed room facilities and friendly environment amenities. All the rooms have their own terrace with day beds and tastefully decorations.
6. Jeeva Klui Resort
Located near Sengigi on a private sandy beach, Jeeva Klui is a 35 suite and villa resort. All suites face westward and have ocean views with 18 absolute beach front suites. Jeeva Klui combines traditional Lombok design with modern comfort to create a unique tropical Indonesian experience.
7. Kila Senggigi Beach Lombok
Stunning views, serene surroundings and total tranquility are the hallmarks of Kila Senggigi Beach Lombok, located on the west coast of Lombok and commanding spectacular views of Mount Agung on the neighboring island of Bali. From windsurfing to a beach volleyball game to diving trips, there’s no end to what you can experience while getting a tan at the exotic island. At the end of the day, the lavish treatments at The Spa can then recharge the spirit and renew your energy. You are spoilt with choices when it comes to food and beverages at the Kila Senggigi Beach Hotel. Each bar and restaurant boast unique touches, from fine Italian wine to French-style brasserie cuisine with Asian ingredients, all can be enjoyed while looking at the sparkling ocean.
The Senggigi region is the main tourist destination on Lombok and is centred around the beach town of Senggigi on the West coast of the island of Lombok. A perfect place to relax, Senggigi boasts a series of white sandy beaches and safe swimming areas. The point at central Senggigi has good waves for surfers. This place has a colourful reef which provides shelter to a variety of marine life and exquisitely shaped coral and makes it a perfect place to snorkle. In the dry season, there is an interesting variety of boats moored in the bay.
8. Katamaran Hotel & Resort
Located on the exquisite Mangsit beachfront, the newly-opened Katamaran Resort offers a tropical dream and naturally a paradise which has just got closer. The pristine ocean, lush landscape and stunning Mount Agung sunset view is a sanctuary escape from reality to a world of tranquility and inspiration in the island of Lombok. Drop off at the lobby and you will be welcomed with the grand portrait-esque view in which the ocean meets the sky and drifts into infinity. Now look back for a second and the mountains will give you a warm green hug.
The lobby – surrounded by a two-level pond – is designed as an all open concept with the aspiration of blending the resort in the midst of nature. The interior use of natural materials such as local woods and stones contrasting with exposed steel structure exhibits a twist of contemporary yet industrial design. Approximately one hour from Lombok International Airport and 15 minutes from the boat pier to the Gilis and Bali, Katamaran Resort featur
9. Novotel Lombok Resort And Villas
Novotel Lombok is a 4 star resort located on the southern shore of Lombok, just 60 minutes from Mataram international airport. Featuring 102 beautiful rooms, suites, traditional Sasak and private pool villas set amongst tropical lush gardens, Novotel Lombok is the essence of relaxation and tranquility. While the children are entertained in our kids club, be pampered with a beachfront or in-spa treatment. Enjoy our four beachfront restaurants and bars, our four swimming pools and fitness centre.
Enjoy entertainment and purchase local handicrafts at Novotel Lombok, along with a daily program of activities for both children and adults. Our water sports range from kayaking to scuba diving, or simple enjoy a walk along our private beach. Accommodation Options: Superior Room – King: Paradise awaits. Our Brand New Superior room is fresh and bright, combining modern and authentic decor for a breathtaking Indonesian experience. Our rooms feature LAN internet, 32″ LCD TV, in-room safe, mini bar. 1 King and 1 Day bed. No Rollaway. Superior Room – Twin: Escape into tranquility. Our Brand New Superior twin room combines modern and authentic decor for a breathtaking Indonesian experience.
Our rooms feature LAN internet, 32″ LCD TV, in-room safe, mini bar. 2 Single and 1 Day bed. No Rollaway. Deluxe Room: Embrace freedom and calm. Our Brand New Deluxe King room is spacious and mixes modern decor, ergonomic comfort and total relaxation. Rooms are fully appointed including outdoor terrace to ensure memorable holiday. 1 King and 1 Day bed. No Rollaway. Sasak Villa 1 Bedroom: A unique experience combining relaxation and focus. Our traditional Sasak Villa treats you like a VIP, offering pool, garden or beach views.
This villa showcase traditional decor and design, complimented with modern functionality. 2 adults, 1 child. Private Pool Villa 1 Bedroom: Designed with space & privacy where you can truly be yourself. Our private traditional Sasak villa offers an inviting and tranquil ambiance; relax on the terrace overlooking your private swimming pool and landscaped gardens. Up to 2 adults, 1 child. Private Pool Family Villa 2 Bedrooms: Relax in style and comfort. Our private traditional family Sasak villa adds space and privacy for the entire family with private en-suites for both bedrooms. Take a swim in your private swimming pool or simply read a book in the landscaped gardens. Up to 4 adults or 2 Adults, 2 child.
10. Aston Sunset Beach Resort
Aston Sunset Beach Resort – Gili Trawangan is located on a gorgeous island paradise just off the coast of Lombok. There are 3 Gili islands: Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air. Guest traveling from Bali can easily reach Gili Trawangan using a fast boat from Bali’s Serangan harbor(1.5 hr ride) or Padang Bai Harbor (1 hr ride). Once arriving at Gili T’s harbor, its about a 30 min bicycle ride to the resort. Guest staying on Gili T can also easily do day trips to the other islands as they are all less than a 15 min boat ride away. The most stunning sunsets are seen from the hotel’s beachfront, attracting visitors all over the island. Catch an idyllic photo at one of the swings facing the ocean, or plan a snorkeling trip to see some of the aquatic wildlife. The island has beautiful blue waters are pristine with white sand. During low tides, guests can see some of the coral which is protected to preserve the island’s original beauty.