Jakarta Post

Please Update your browser

Your browser is out of date, and may not be compatible with our website. A list of the most popular web browsers can be found below.
Just click on the icons to get to the download page.

Jakarta Post
The Jakarta Post
Video Weather icon 30°C
DKI Jakarta, Indonesia
30°C Partly Cloudy

Dry and mostly cloudy throughout the day.

  • Wed

    26℃ - 32℃

  • Thu

    25℃ - 32℃

  • Fri

    25℃ - 31℃

  • Sat

    26℃ - 30℃

Five must-visit destinations on Lombok

  • News Desk
    News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Sat, February 3, 2018 | 11:07 am
Five must-visit destinations on Lombok Mount Rinjani stands thousands of meters above sea level on Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, overlooking the crater lake of Segara Anak. (Shutterstock/File)

The island of Lombok in West Nusa Tenggara offers breathtaking views of its beaches, hills and islands, and is known among travelers as reminiscent of Bali 30 years ago.

Here are some destinations for those looking to vacation in Lombok, as compiled by kompas.com:

Tanjung Aan Beach

 

A post shared by Lombok (@explorelombok) on

Located in the southern part of the island, Tanjung Aan is known for its unique, white sandy beaches that resembles peppercorns in shape and texture. It is also conveniently surrounded by hills for viewing the beach from above.

Activities available here for visitors include snorkeling, sunbathing and surfing.

Visitors can also join the annual Bau Nyale festival in February, when people go out to collect the nyale sea worms that appear only once a year.

Mount Rinjani

 

A post shared by SAHABAT GUNUNG (@sahabat.gunung) on

Standing 3,726 meters above sea level, Mount Rinjani is the country's second highest volcano. For first-timers, fear not, as there are many tour operators available to guide your trip to the top.

Do take the time to marvel at the beauty of the blue waters of Segara Anak Lake as you head to the peak.

Read also: Lombok eyes more foreign tourists with family-friendly concept

Merese Hill

Sunset hunters should definitely visit this hill, which is a popular destination among those keen to photograph the sun setting over Lombok.

A short hike to the top will reward you with the gorgeous scenery of the nearby Tanjung Aan Beach and Batu Payung.

Sade village

 

A post shared by Dino Pamungkas (@dinnopamungkas) on

Traditional culture is well preserved in the villages of Sade and Sasak villages. The houses, for instance, still have thatched straw roofs and woven bamboo walls. 

Many of the villagers sell tenun (handmade textiles) made from hand-spun cotton and natural dyes. Other than purchasing the fabrics as a souvenir, you can also try to make one using traditional weaving tools.

Gili Trawangan

Whether you're seeking relaxation or excitement, Gili Trawangan, one of the Gili Islands, should be on your list of Lombok stops. As no cars or motorcycles are allowed on the island, you will immediately notice the fresher air.

The island offers many activities to choose from, including restaurant-hopping, sunbathing, snorkeling, canoeing and kayaking. Take your pick from the many types of accommodation on the island, from the humble hostel to glamping, to luxury resorts complete with a private beach. (wir/kes)

NEWS PULSE

Join the discussions