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Lombok Attractions and Activities

What to do, see, and discover on Lombok island

Lombok Attraction and Activities

Getting around Lombok is easy by car or motor bike and you can hire these in all the main tourism areas, with an international drivers license. for your convenience advance booking are recommended especially when high season ( June, July, August and mid of December to mid of January ). The roads are generally in good condition and traffic is light. alternatively, hire a car and driver for exploring or take part in the tours and day trips offered, or allow us to arrange your wish and need during your Holiday time.

Beaches

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 off shore or stay at Gili Gede to explorer the other twelve undeveloped islands in the south west. 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.

Diving

With so many beaches and small islands. Lombok offers a myrad of Diving and snorkelling opportunities. The best known locations are around the Gili islands such as Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno, Gili Air. Snorkelling 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 specialised courses and Liveaboard adventurous, there is superb diving around the islands off the south west coast and the small inhabited islands off the east coast.

Surfing

Lombok is becoming a world renown surfing destination amongst surf enthusiasts world wide. huge waves challenging surf lure die hards to Bangko Bangko ( Desert Point ) on the south western tips of Lombok. Kuta on the south coast, surf central and has range of accommodations and services catering specially to surfers. Adventure Lombok offers complete surfing packages, such hire a surf boards long board and short board 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.

Stand Up Paddle Board

Senggigi has great bays to do the stand up paddle board, for travellers who wish to have fun time on the beach of Senggigi this activities are recommended. Stand up Paddle board can rent and do the lesson at Adventure Lombok, or you can contact us for lesson and board rental.

Trekking

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 travelling 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 with in a short trek of each other and make a perfect day trip for those who appreciate truly magical natural surroundings.

Mountain Climbing

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 recognised internationally as an important ecotourism destination. Two, three and four days treks on the volcano are offered by tour company company and trek organizer on the island. Lombok outdoors is one of the best trek organiser on the island with professional service and best trekking equipment.

Historical sites and Temples

There are 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 ritualised war with rice cakes, which also serve as an offering to the God.

Pura Narmada
Narmada Temple, around 10 Km east of Cakranegara in Narmada, was created circa 1805 as a replica of Mt. Rinjani and Segara Anak, the lake within Rinjani’s crater. The gardens at Narmada are beautifully maintained and surround the pool and lake.

Suranadi Temple,
a complex of three temple 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 steams 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!

Handicraft Villages

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 which is stepped in tradition and is a major center for Ikat. Visit the small houses and shops here to purchase traditionally woven, colourful 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 ” back strap 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 harbour, 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.