Lombok and Gili Islands Travel Guide

Your travel guide to Lombok, the emerging next top destination of Indonesia as it lies just to the east of Bali. 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.

Lombok Travel Map


Lombok – with its own famous circle of independent travelers enjoying for years since its beautiful beaches, diving spot and volcanic mountain, Mount Rinjani that was a favourite of many hikers.

Kuta, Lombok – not to be mistaken for the famous Kuta in Bali, this place is in contrary not overrun by tourists or overdeveloped. It maintains its natural beauty with coastal cliffs and mountains, and friendly local people. It also boasts some of the best surfing in the world.

Senaru Waterfalls

Sengigi Beach


Lombok’s Activities

Trekking Mount Rinjani, Lombok – The second highest volcano in Indonesia, which promises a breathtaking view after an adventourous hike.

Gili Islands

The trio of island nestled in between Bali and Lombok, these islands are the answer to those who seek remote island experience, which is so rare nowadays. Small huts and resorts sprawled sporadic across non-motorized streets, this place is a paradise.

Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air – check out the travel guide to these islands

Lombok and Gili Islands’ FAQ

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