Best time to Visit Lombok – Weather

When to visit Lombok depends of course on what you are planning to do there and not too much on the weather. The weather quite stable and it is not difficult to find the best time to visit Lombok.

But if you are going there for specific reasons or activities or festivals, then you might want to plan around it.

Pink Beach of Lombok., Indonesia
Pink Beach of Lombok. Photo by Schristia

Lombok Weather

Lombok, in West Nusa Tenggara of Indonesia, share the major tropical climate of two seasons – the dry season and the wet season. It is also one of the drier places to enjoy in comparison to Bali or the other nearby counterparts with temperatures averaging around 30 C and are mostly humid.

Therefore mostly you may enjoy your time here with the good amount of sun if you can ignore the humidity, and during wet season with some bouts of rains in the day but it should not be much of a deterrence in your holiday.

The dry season is from May to October, where it is also the peak season where most tourists flock to Lombok, though this is also the best time to go here. The wet season is from October to March, with rain less than an hour a day, therefore can be your alternative choice to escape the crowd.

In terms of weather, the best time to go to Bali is from July to August as the temperature is at its coolest at these times and also the driest in terms of rain. But it is also the peak season naturally, thus take note of the tourist crowds and do book in advance.

However, it is still possible to travel in the rainy season. It may still rain during the dry season and not rain for a week in the wet season, and it usually comes down big but quick in the evening or late afternoons. Therefore if you must, traveling in Lombok during the wet seasons is still possible if you do most of your sightseeing in the morning and early afternoons and rest in the evenings.

Mount (Gunung) Rinjani, Lombok, Indonesia

Mount (Gunung) Rinjani, Lombok. Photo by NeilsPhotography

High/Peak and Low Season in Bali

From April to September will be the high season in Lombok, as it is purportedly the dry season and also generally the summer holiday season in many parts of the world.

The quieter months are from October to March, and though it is considered the rainy seasons, most of the rains come only in the evening and leave pretty quickly. Therefore, it is still possible to enjoy Bali in this weather if you plan your days earlier and rest in the evening.

Best time to visit Bali

The best months to go to Lombok in terms of weather and also the crowd are the shoulder seasons, that is either March or October. At these times, you will have a relatively dry weather yet without the tourist crowds!

Bau Nyale Fishing Festival in Lombok, Indonesia

Bau Nyale Fishing Festival in Lombok, Indonesia. Photo by kenken31

Lombok Festivals

If you want to visit some of the festivals in Indonesia, the most interesting one in Lombok is the Bau Nyale Festival, normally in either February or March. Hundreds of people will rush to Lombok to catch a glimpse of the first nyale (worm-like fish) at this huge fishing festival.

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Honeymoon in Bali during December weather

Q: I’m planning my honeymoon in Bali for 3 nights in the month of December. So how is weather there in December and suggest me some unique places in Bali for Honeymoon couple which we can explore – Pratik

A: The weather in Bali for December is a little unpredictable. It is part of the wet/monsoon season in Bali but there will also be days of sun. It also rains more in the night or at least late evening, so plan your outdoor activities early and keep the rest for indoors and relaxation like spa and massage. Check out our Top 10 Bali Honeymoon Ideas . Have a romantic and good honeymoon!

Batam vs Bintan Island – Which is better for weekend trip from Singapore?

I am currently working in Singapore and want to do a weekend trip out and I heard about Batam and Bintan Islands. Which one is better for a weekend trip?
– Steph

Both these islands are well known to be touristy and not exactly your ideal island holiday. But in a pinch and you want to choose, then Bintan Island is the better choice with nicer beaches though not exactly paradise. Batam Island though is apparently cheaper but could be overcrowded.

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Top 10 Things to Do and Must See in Batam Island
Top 10 Things to Do in Bintan Island
Bintan Island: Popular weekend trip from Singapore

Author: Pearl

Living in Jakarta for more than 20 years now, she still have not manage to cover the tip of Indonesia’s diverse destinations, people and even food! Pearl loves shopping as much as enjoying luxury but she knows all these have to be done sensibly and on a budget. Therefore you may find the best scoop and offers in Jakarta and beyond with her.

Best place for watersports in Bali?

I want to do some serious watersports in Bali. Can you suggest in which are is the best for watersports in Bali? What are the activities available here in Bali?
– Daniel

The best watersports in Bali would be in Nusa Dua and Tanjong Benoa area. Here you will be spoilt with choices of many types of watersports from parasailing to jet ski to banana boat and from many watersports companies or organizers. Enjoy!

For water sports you can choose from a variety of activities like:

Parasailing
Banana Boat
Jet Ski
Snorkeling
Diving
Surfing
White water rafting

Author: Pearl

Living in Jakarta for more than 20 years now, she still have not manage to cover the tip of Indonesia’s diverse destinations, people and even food! Pearl loves shopping as much as enjoying luxury but she knows all these have to be done sensibly and on a budget. Therefore you may find the best scoop and offers in Jakarta and beyond with her.