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1. Mount Rinjani Trek

Mount Rinjani Trek
4.5 /5

30 km
from city center
1 out of 27
things to do in Lombok

Towering over the island of Lombok, the colossal Mount Rinjani, also referred to as the Gunung Rinjani in the local language, is the second-highest volcanic mountain in Indonesia. With an elevation of over a whopping three thousand and seven hundred meters above sea level, the mountain looms large over the entire island of Lombok and is one of the most popular treks all over the world.

2. Trek to Bukit Pergasingan

Trek to Bukit Pergasingan
4.7 /5

1,890 km
from city center
2 out of 27
things to do in Lombok

Mounted atop a 1200-metre-high plateau, Pergasingan Hill is the gateway to East Lombok's unique, rugged natural landscape framed by volcanoes and mountain peaks. The trek to Bukit Pergasingan takes two hours, along a path up this thickly wooded hill overlooking far-reaching views of farmlands and Mount Rinjani volcano. Most private and guided treks begin from Sembalun Village. Along the trail, trekkers can also visit the tended vegetable gardens and rice fields of the Sembalun's farmers.

3. Snorkelling Tours

Snorkelling Tours
4.5 /5

1,923 km
from city center
3 out of 27
things to do in Lombok

Owing to excellent underwater visibility and verdant coral reefs, Lombok is famous for snorkelling tours in the Indian Ocean. Perfect for families and adventure seekers, snorkelling is a relaxed way to meet colourful fish, friendly turtles and rays in the clear, warm waters. The trio of Medana Bay, Kuta Beach and Tangsi Beach are Lombok’s top snorkelling destinations from April through July. Expert-guided snorkelling tours costing 100-125 USD in South Lombok and Angin’s pink-sand beach are equally epic.

4. Gili Air

Gili Air
4.2 /5

1,891 km
from city center
4 out of 27
things to do in Lombok

Gili Air, which is among the three Gili Islands in Indonesia, is the island closest to Lombok and offers the best of both worlds - be it peaceful travelling or party hopping. From temples to waterfalls, to beachside shacks, to secluded surf spots, along with cosy cafes and nightlife hubs, the youngest of the Gili islands cater to everyone's needs.

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5. Gili Trawangan

Gili Trawangan
4.3 /5

46 km
from city center
5 out of 27
things to do in Lombok

Located just off the northeastern coast of Lombok and to Bali's west, Gili Trawangan is a part of the Gili Island archipelago comprising Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno, and Gili Air and more than 20 other smaller islands. It is also the most developed and tourist-friendly among them. The largest of the Gili Islands, because of its tourism-centric infrastructure and fantastic marine biology, it has blossomed into the ideal place to go freediving, scuba diving, and snorkelling. Gili Trawangan is just 45 minutes away from Bali and can be reached via aeroplanes as well as ferry rides.

6. Pink Beach

Pink Beach
4.2 /5

1,946 km
from city center
6 out of 27
things to do in Lombok

Tangsi Pink Beach in East Lombok is among the world’s only ten known beaches with sumptuous pink sand. The pink shades are due to pieces of red coral that grow underwater, wash up to shore, and get crushed to mix with the pale, white sands, creating this rare, natural phenomenon. Separated from other beaches by Manja Hills, Pink beach is flanked by picturesque cliffs and sheltered bays for canoeing. It is also Lombok’s best snorkelling and diving destination, with exceptional underwater visibility and rich aquatic life.

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7. Gili Gede

Gili Gede
4.4 /5

1,934 km
from city center
7 out of 27
things to do in Lombok

Gili Gede lies on the southwest coast of Lombok and is small, rugged, and isolated from the other parts of Indonesia. While Gili Gede's name translates loosely to 'Large Island', measuring 4 km by 1.6 km at its widest point, Gili Gede packs a substantial punch for its relatively small size. Desert Point is renowned for being one of the best surf spots in the world, with one of the most extended left-handed surf breaks being found here. Gili Gede is also a snorkeller's paradise, and with its crystal clear waters and teeming marine life, it is sure to be a haven for water sports enthusiasts.

8. Air Kalak Hot Springs

Air Kalak Hot Springs
4.2 /5

1,897 km
from city center
8 out of 27
things to do in Lombok

Touted as the ultimate place in Lombok to unwind and reflect, Air Kalak Hot Springs is located at the foot of Lombok’s most famous volcanic peak, Mount Rinjani. Said to have medicinal volcanic mineral properties, the enigmatic spring sits on the northeast of the crater amidst lush mountains, and visitors can enjoy relaxing baths in the turquoise, naturally heated water. Air Kalak Hot Springs is a 200-metre hike away from the basecamp.

9. Tanjung Aan Beach

Tanjung Aan Beach

1,702 km
from city center
9 out of 27
things to do in Lombok

A rugged trail road leading from Kuta (not to be confused with Kuta, Bali) in Lombok leads to one of the beaches in Lombok that is still fairly off the beaten tourist trail. The beach’s iconic swings dot the sandy white coastline and is a favourite amongst surfers and beach bums. The turquoise waters stretch out making it perfect for swimming and to work on that beach body tan. Humble warungs line stretches of white sand, offering the perfect pick-me-ups after a long day of lounging on the swings and sunbeds.

10. Narmada Water Park

Narmada Water Park
4.4 /5

1,917 km
from city center
10 out of 27
things to do in Lombok

In Lombok, ancient settlers did something more for people to enjoy the water within the island and thus constructed the magnificent Narmada Water Park in 1727. Built to resemble Mount Rinjani volcano’s shape, this public park houses beautiful gardens, a pool representing Rinjani’s lake, and historically significant temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. In addition, there is a natural spring by the pool, believed to be the Fountain of Youth, having powers to prolong life. Admission costs IDR 5,000.

11. Pura Lingsar

Pura Lingsar
4.3 /5

18 km
from city center
11 out of 27
things to do in Lombok

Standing tall since as early as the year 1714, the magnificent Pura Lingsar Temple is a significant symbol of the harmonious relationship between the religious communities of the Balinese Hindus and the Islamic Sasak. Nestled in the midst of lush, sprawling rice fields, the glorious place of worship is flanked by a pair of pools on each side, each of which teems with bright lotuses.

12. Pura Meru

Pura Meru
4.5 /5

22 km
from city center
12 out of 27
things to do in Lombok

Situated in the heart of Mataram, the colossal Pura Meru Temple is the largest Hindu place of worship in Lombok. With no less than thirty-three shrines within its premises, the glorious temple is devoted to the Hindu Trinity of Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu, and Lord Shiva. Of all the shrines in the inner courtyard, three multi-tiered shrines locally referred to as the ‘Meru’, are made of thatched teakwood. The central Meru, rising up to eleven shrines, is considered to be Lord Shiva’s abode, the nine-tiered Meru situated to the north is worshipped as the house of Lord Vishnu, and the meru to the south, also with nine tiers, is revered as Lord Brahma’s house.

13. Pura Batu Bolong

Pura Batu Bolong
4.6 /5

33 km
from city center
13 out of 27
things to do in Lombok

Pura Batu Bolong is a unique temple located on the Segara Batu Bolong Beach in Bali. It was originally established as a place of worship of the Ida Batara Segara. It is one among the Jagat Temple of Heaven in Bali. The Hindu community in Bali still visits this temple to perform rituals and seek blessings of Ida Batara Segara.

14. Mayura Water Palace

Mayura Water Palace
4.2 /5

22 km
from city center
14 out of 27
things to do in Lombok

What was once the former king's family temple is now more of a site where people come to stroll as it is no more than a public park. You can come here to experience the glory of a former popular site. A lot of historians come here with locals to look at the architecture and relive the past-glories of the temple.

15. Senggigi Beach

Senggigi Beach

1,905 km
from city center
15 out of 27
things to do in Lombok

Senggigi Beach occupies a prominent place within the highly popular tourist centre of Senggigi on Lombok Island. The beach is also an excellent spot for surfing, while the visitors eager to explore the sea often set sail from the enthralling Senggigi Beach to visit the nearby islands. Senggigi is also well known for its exciting variety of marine life and colourful coral reefs, making it a fantastic place to snorkel. In addition, there are quite a few stalls on the beach that sell souvenirs to tourists.

16. Sekotong Islands

Sekotong Islands
4.5 /5

1,939 km
from city center
16 out of 27
things to do in Lombok

Sekotong Islands are among the most popular snorkelling and day trip destinations in the south-eastern tip of Lombok. This archipelago of smaller so-called “secret” Gili islets is a tropical gem with unspoilt jungles to hike, clear waters perfect for swimming, and abundant marine life. Gili Nanggui is the most distinct for its rocky inland and densely forested hills, where small shrines protect the island. Gili Asahan and Gili Sudak are smaller, offering boutique hotels, scenic coastal drives and secluded beaches.

17. Pearl Farm

Pearl Farm
4.4 /5

1,912 km
from city center
17 out of 27
things to do in Lombok

Cultivating some of Southeast Asia's prettiest pearls, Lombok's pearl farms are a major business in Indonesia's island chain. While there are 24 pearl farms in Lombok, Autore Pearl Farm is the only active farm harvesting over 350,000 pearls annually and offering tours to visitors. The process of culturing a South Sea Pearl is demonstrated and explained. Tourists can join local fishermen in curing pearls and support the pearl farm community by collecting pearl products from Autore's showroom.

18. Tetebatu Village

Tetebatu Village
4.4 /5

1,903 km
from city center
18 out of 27
things to do in Lombok

Home of the traditional Sasak tribe, Tetebatu Village is Lombok’s emerald rice terrace heaven offering several mystical waterfalls and sustainable tourism. Visitors can hike Tetebatu Village’s panoramic rice plantations, lakes, jungles sheltering grey macaques and black langurs, and trek to waterfalls interspersed with deep caves in this mountain. In addition, there is a small marketplace featuring fascinating information about the tribe, lip-smacking street food, ethnic handicrafts, and homestays and bungalows for rent.

19. Jeruk Manis

Jeruk Manis

19 out of 27
things to do in Lombok

For one who loves nature and visits the Indonesian Island of Lombok, Jeruk Manis is paradise for them. It is an enchanting waterfall that trickles down the southern slopes of Mount Rinjani. The literal meaning of the word 'Jeruk Manis', is 'Sweet Lime' in Indonesian language. Reflecting it's apt name, Jeruk Manis is a cool, calm and green place - in fact one may even call it secluded, to extents that even the sun’s rays don’t reach here. It indeed is an escape into the beautiful nuances of nature, away from the bustling cities. The sweet relief that it provides for a change is quite the reason why Jeruk Manis is called the sweet place.

20. Gili Meno

Gili Meno

1,890 km
from city center
20 out of 27
things to do in Lombok

Gili Islands is a trio of small islands just off the coast of Lombok in Indonesia. Gili Meno happens to be the centrally placed island of the three and is exceedingly small in size measuring just two kilometers in length with a width of one kilometer. The natural locale has not been developed fully as yet and attracts hordes of tourists seeking solitude amongst natural surroundings. Gili Meno is a top draw for honeymooners as well as tourists aspiring for adventure.

21. Selong Belanak Beach

Selong Belanak Beach
4.6 /5

1,948 km
from city center
21 out of 27
things to do in Lombok

Selong Belanak Beach is a gorgeous crescent beach in south Lombok that’s known for its laidback vibe, surfing culture, and an array of restaurants to choose from. Acclaimed as one of Lombok’s cleanest beaches, it is also known as Pantai Selong Belanak. Located west of the village of Kuta, this 1-kilometre-long white sand beach is encircled by rainforested mountains and tropics. Sunbed and umbrella rentals are available on the beach. Apart from swimming and surfing, one can also visit the fishing village, join local fishermen on paid fishing tours, and enjoy delicious seafood.

22. Mawun Beach

Mawun Beach

1,951 km
from city center
22 out of 27
things to do in Lombok

Mawun Beach is a classic horse shoe-shaped beach in southern Lombok with two hills cordoning off each side. The stunning beach boasts of soft white sand, gentle waves at each end for swimming, and stronger waves in the middle for water sports opportunities. Some adventurers even like to trek up the hills to check out the panoramic view of Lombok.

23. Kuta Lombok

Kuta Lombok

27 km
from city center
23 out of 27
things to do in Lombok

Kuta Lombok is a small village and a famous beach spot located on the island of Lombok. This island is part of the Indonesian province of West Nusa Tenggara. Known for the idyllic beaches, Kuta is one of the peaceful tourist attractions of Lombok. Visitors have applauded its spectacular beauty comprising of cliffs, mountains, jagged landscapes, the pristine white sand, and emerald waters. Besides these, Kuta is also an accomplished surfing spot in the world. In recent years, Kuta has been growing and earning fame for attracting an adequate number of surfers from around the world who would want to avoid crowd like at other surf destinations.

24. Tiu Kelep Waterfall

Tiu Kelep Waterfall

24 out of 27
things to do in Lombok

The Tiu Kelep Waterfall, along with its counterpart the Sendang Gile Waterfall, are located in the North of Lombok. Located within a walking distance of each other, both waterfalls are visited together with the tourists being charged IDR 10,000 as the entrance fee for visiting both the locations. The waterfalls attract hordes of adventure loving tourists.

25. Gili Kedis

Gili Kedis

1,933 km
from city center
25 out of 27
things to do in Lombok

Gili Kedis is an extremely small island located in the Sekotong district lying to the West of Lombok. It is depicted by a tiny dot on the map of the region and remains largely uninhabited. It is also known as one of the secret Gili islands with Gili Sudak and Gili Nanggu being the other two. Tourists seeking natural locations that are unspoilt by the modern woes of civilization find the island to be a restful destination. It is a paradise for honeymooners and nature lovers who make the most of their expedition by watching the gentle waves lap their feet.

26. Maluk Sumbawa

Maluk Sumbawa
4.3 /5

58 km
from city center
26 out of 27
things to do in Lombok

Maluk sumbawa is known to be a paradise on earth. A truly remote and untouched place with some of its amazing natural beauty is finally gaining popularity amongst travellers. Sumbawa is located in west Indonesia and Lombok are considered to be a province of west Nusa Tenggara. The island is a major source of sandalwood, sappanwood and honey. The island holds some of the beautiful beaches in Indonesia and one of them is Maluk.

27. Gili Layar

Gili Layar
4.6 /5

1,933 km
from city center
27 out of 27
things to do in Lombok

A part of the South Gilis archipelago in the Sekotong peninsula, Gili Layar is a private resort island with luxurious beach bungalows for rent, reef diving tours, and a restaurant made of bamboo. The entire island is car-free and gazes upon panoramic Mount Rinjani views. Gili Layar’s vegetation is of desert type, while the pristine, secluded beaches flaunt white sand. You can enjoy swimming, snorkelling and kayaking at the incredible reef laid directly in front of the beach.

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What are the top activities in Lombok?

The top activities in Lombok are [SALE] Private Lombok International Airport Transfer (LOP) for Lombok, [SALE] Gili Island Snorkeling Experience by Gili Hai, Explore Southeast Gilis and Pink Beach, Lombok Gili Islands Private Day Tour, Lombok Nature Private Day Tour, Discover Mangku Sakti Waterfall.

What are the top sightseeing places in Lombok?

The top sightseeing places in Lombok are Mount Rinjani Trek, Gili Trawangan, Pura Lingsar, Pura Meru, Pura Batu Bolong, Mayura Water Palace.

How much does a package cost for Lombok?

The packages for Lombok start at INR 3886 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

How can I commute within Lombok?

Lombok can be covered quite conveniently on bus, taxi, car rental, motorcycle or bicycle too. You can also try the local cidomo which is a horse driven cart, if you are daring enough. This is the main means of transport on gili islands which are vehicle-free.
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