Bali and Lombok Travel Guide


Bali, known as the Island of Gods had been the most popular tourist destination in Indonesia. Bali is rich in culture and history that is still very prominent now with old temples that are still in used, festivals and practices. It is also full of natural wonders too like the white sandy beaches, surfers waves, divers paradise spots, mountains to hike and rolling fields of rice paddies and rice terraces. Bali lies to the east of Java and just slightly below the equator line. It has a population of 4.2 million people and unlike the rest of Indonesia which is predominantly Muslim, it is home to most of the Hindu minority. The major religion here is Balinese Hinduism. Largest city here is Denpasar with its own airport and the cultural center is Ubud.

Lying to the east of Bali is Lombok, the emerging next top destination of Indonesia. It also boasts pristine beaches, crystal clear blue seas, diving spots and surfers nooks, but without all the tourist crowd of Bali. Visit Lombok for is powdery white sand beach, dive into deep sea that is filled with corals and marine life, and hike up Mount Rinjani that stood majestically over Lombok’s villages rich with culture, history and people.

Just off the coasts from east Lombok is Gili Islands which is not too far west from Bali. Smack right in between this powerhouses, Gili Islands is the last remote islands you can get around here. There are no motorized vehicles allowed on these islands that are made up of three islands – Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air. It goes without saying you can find nature’s best here, untouched and unspoilt, therefore explore away on land and dive deep into the uncharted seas.

Bali Travel Map

Popular Route

Bali -> Gili Islands -> Lombok

Places to Visit

South Bali

Nusa Dua
Kuta
Seminyak
Denpasar
Canggu
Legian
Jimbaran
Sanur
Nusa Dua

North and Central Bali

Ubud
Bedugul
Kintamani
Mount Batur
Lovina
Singaraja

West and East Bali

Tulamben
Amed
Padangbai
Candidasa

Lombok

Lombok
Kuta, Lombok
Senaru Waterfalls
Sengigi Beach
Sumbawa

Gili Islands

Gili Islands
Gili Trawangan
Gili Meno
Gili Air

Tourist Attractions

Pura Luhur Uluwatu Temple
Pura Ulun Danu Temple at Lake Bratan Pura Tanah Lot Temple, Bali
Ayana Bar
Besakih Temple

Activities

Trekking Mount Rinjani, Lombok
Hiking Mount Agung
Coffee tasting at Bali Pulina Agro Tourism
Shopping in Bali

Festivals

Festivals in Bali
Bali Arts Festival

Bali Top 10

Top 10 Must Visit Places in Bali
Top 10 Things to Do in Bali
Top 10 Best Beaches in Bali
Top 10 Temples to Visit in Bali
Top 10 Best Restaurants in Bali
Top 10 Things to do in Ubud
Top 10 Bali Honeymoon Ideas
Top 10 Bali Nightlife
Top 6 Warungs to Eat in Sanur
Top 8 Vegetarian Food to Eat in Bali and Indonesia\
Top 5 Things to do in Canggu

Lombok Top 10

Top 10 Things to Do in Lombok

Bali Itineraries

10 days in Bali Itinerary
3 days / 2 nights Itinerary in Bali
Bali Itinerary 4 days / 3 nights
Complete 5 days Itinerary in Bali
1 week Itinerary in Bali

Where to Stay

Where is the best place to stay in Bali
Top 10 Best Areas to Stay in South & Central Bali

FAQ

Daily travel budget for Bali and Lombok
Best time to visit Bali – weather

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