Lombok’s quiet and peaceful island showcases a side of Indonesia that’s very different from nearby Bali.
This gorgeous island is home to picturesque sandy beaches and barefoot luxury, making it the perfect destination for a secluded and romantic Lombok honeymoon. Lombok also boasts an absolutely gorgeous interior of emerald jungles that are teeming with exotic birdlife, and hidden waterfalls that tumble into turquoise pools. This perfect mix of paradise and adventure gives Lombok an authentic charm and exotic ambience that makes it feel almost like Bali may have done many years ago.
Lombok’s unspoiled beauty makes it a hit with honeymooners seeking seclusion and exclusivity, and it’s also a great destination for those looking for an Indonesia family holiday that offers a true insight into the natural and unspoiled beauty of this stunning part of the world. Whether you dream of a postcard-perfect paradise of pristine sands and azure ocean waters, or a tropical island just waiting to be explored, holidays in Lombok promise all of this and more. We also offer excellent Bali and Lombok holidays that offer that best of these two incredible islands.
Bali's glittering turquoise waters and sugar-white, sandy beaches make for an irresistible beach holiday destination, particularly for those looking to escape reality and enter the realms of their dreams. It really is a paradise straight from the pages of a glossy magazine!
Lombok’s dry season runs from May to September, with the weather mostly remaining dry and sunny throughout those months. While the rainy season sits between October and April, however it’s worth noting that it’s much drier than Bali’s rainy season.
Those dreaming of the perfect Indonesia honeymoon should definitely consider putting Lombok on the itinerary; it’s almost as if this picturesque and romantic destination was made for honeymooners! Not only does a Lombok honeymoon boast vast stretches of powdery sands and crystal clear warm waters, both worthy of a postcard, it’s also home to a wealth of luxury boutique hotels such as Hotel Tugu Lombok and The Lombok Lodge that are perfect for honeymooners seeking exclusivity.
Couples looking for an unforgettable luxury holiday, complete island hopping adventures across Indonesia, will love spending some time in Lombok. This quaint and exotic island offers a great contrast to Bali’s popular beaches and upscale jungle hideaways; Lombok’s authentic charm will reveal a truer reflection of Indonesia. Spend your days however you wish: whether you dream of relaxing along untouched coastlines or exploring the island for traditional villages and hidden waterfalls, holidays to Lombok are perfect every kind of holiday maker.
Those seeking an unforgettable Indonesia family holiday will love adding Lombok to the itinerary, as it offers such a contrast to Bali. If you’re looking for an experience beyond the tourist destinations that reveals more of what Indonesia is all about, then you cannot go wrong with Lombok. This quiet, peaceful island offers plenty of secluded golden beaches, azure ocean waters, traditional villages, hidden waterfalls and much more to entertain every member of the family.
Mount Rinjani is the second tallest volcano in all of Indonesia, and it's easily one of Lombok's best highlights.
There are plenty of trails and tours that will take you to the summit of this incredible mountain, and the views are absolutely breathtaking. It's not all about the ascent itself either, as the surrounding area boasts beautiful lush fields and forests, and once you get to the top you'll been to see the gorgeous Crater Lake that resides in the middle of the mountain range.
Pusuk Monkey Forest in Indonesia resides at the top of a lush tree-topped mountainside in Lombok, and promises up close encounters with the cheeky monkeys that call this destination home.
If you want to be considered king of the jungle, be sure to bring a punnet of bananas from one of the local markets and the monkey’s will give you plenty of attention! As long you watch your belongings and ensure they don’t sneakily take anything from your pockets, you’re bound to have a fun time photographing and feeding the monkeys as they play in their natural habitat.
Indonesia is home of many waterfalls; some so tall they almost appear to be halfway to heaven, others nestled deep within jungles that require a real hike to get to, and others so beautiful they could be part of a movie set.
Travel to the northern part of Lombok and you’ll find numerous mesmerising waterfalls, all offering a refreshing escape from the balmy heat of the sun. After snapping a pic under the tumbling waters, be sure to dive in and have a swim in the waters that pool below in the shade of the island’s lush emerald trees.
Seemingly every nation in Asia knows how to put on a good market, and Indonesia’s collection of islands are no exception.
Visit Ampenan in Lombok and you’ll find a fantastic, authentic market heaving under the weight of fresh fruit, vegetables, spices, fish and so much more. The locals may do a double take when you arrive but that’s when you know you’ve potentially trodden the path less travelled. If you seek traditional souvenirs, clothing and jewellery, head to Cakrangara Market for a better selection of wares that will make excellent gifts for loved ones back home.
Best Time To Travel:
May - July
18h 10m (approx.)
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