LOMBOK – THE BEST ESCAPE
TO THE BEACH AND BACK
Lombok Island offers you the perfect break out and with this getaway just 3 hours away by speedboat, it’s quite amazing that only a few of those who visit Bali actually make it here.
This island is undoubtedly one of the most underestimated pearls of the Lesser Sunda Island Archipelago. What can you expect? Definitely less people, very friendly islanders, mind-blowing landscapes dominated by high cliffs, volcanoes and jungle, perfect waves, good wind (for kiters) and pristine beaches. Hit the southern coast to bask on golden sand and swim in crystal waters, or head east and get lost in tribal villages, or go north to climb Mt. Rinjani (3726 m) – one of the most beautiful volcanoes in Indonesia.
Lombok Island lies east of the Wallace Line, which marks the bio-geographical border between Asia and Australia. The flora and fauna of Bali is still typical of South East Asia whereas on Lombok and other islands to the east, you will be able to see animals and plants more commonly seen in Australia. Heading to Lombok is like crossing a BIG border.
This beach is literally pinkish, covered with sand mixed with red coral, which makes this place absolutely magical. In the right daylight, it gives beautiful pink reflections that can be observed in the pictures. Try snorkeling – it’s really an enthralling experience as you get surrounded by clear water, colorful reef and plenty of marine life.
Besides being a beach where you can relax at, Pantai Aan has a special geological feature – it is home to a mysterious and massive rock formation, Batu Payung, that will get all of you curious!
Enjoy a getaway to this little paradise! Gili Islands is made up of 3 tiny islands near the coast of northwest Lombok – Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno, and Gili Air, created to relax, swimming with turtles, going for sunset walks and joining a party. Don’t forget to check out some epic underwater snorkeling locations that should be high on your list of things to do!
You’ll fall in love as you trek the hills of Mount Tunak and gaze down the steep limestone cliffs to watch the waves of the Indian Ocean crash onto the rocks and roll down to the beach of Tunak.
This unique rock formation was due to the eruption of Samalas/Gunung Rinjani Tua in 1257. Hot clouds of sediment containing fragments of coral resulting from the tsunami were deposited here.
Wrap your day up by admiring the pyramid hills and watch the sunset over the ocean! Semeti Beach has a chilled-out vibe with white sand that backs onto shallow reef. Trust, its natural beauty is ready to spoil anyone who visit.
Climb one of the most spectacular volcanoes in Indonesia with the “baby peak” inside its crater.
The natural art sculpture out of Antoni Gaudí collection – the gorge formation is epic! The river of milky water runs down from Lake Segara Anak (Mt Rinjani).
At Sukarara Village, one of the few villages left on Lombok, you can learn the traditional craft of “songket” (weaving) from the locals themselves.
Rent a scooter and explore the hidden lagoons in the southern part of Lombok Island.
Made up of 6 ‘falls’ through the trees, similar to water curtains, that’s how Benang Kelambu waterfall got its name.
The surf spots on the south coast – Gerupuk, Ekas, and Selong Belanak – have great beginner waves. Try Gerupuk in Lombok if you are a newbie.
This is one of the most poetic scenery of Lombok Island. The rice paddy fields laying complementally next to each other makes them scintillating.
There’s many more exotic islands with lovely crystal clear waters and white sandy shores, one of which is Gili Kedis, an island so quiet it will almost feel like your own private island!
Selong Belanak Beach can be said as one of the most prestigious beaches on Lombok tourism, especially when we are talking about the beauty and cleanliness of the beach.
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