THE BASICS – GET TO KNOW LOMBOK
Population: about 4 million people
Size: 4,725 km2. To give you an idea that’s about the size of neighbouring Bali, almost double the size of Hong Kong and three times the size of London.
Local language: Sasak (and the national language Bahasa Indonesia)
Getting here: Direct flights from Bali, Jakarta, Surabaya, Yogyakarta, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Perth Australia. Also accessible by boat from Bali.
Climate: The dry season (also the peak season) runs from about May to September with the wet season running from about November to February. But don’t worry it doesn’t get that wet in lombok. Temperatures range from about 20 C to about 30 C, guaranteed sunshine year round.
THINGS TO DO IN LOMBOK
With its untouched nature, beautiful beaches and lush scenery, there is so much to explore in Lombok. We recommend simply getting lost and discovering the island by scooter or trying some of the following activities.
All types of surfers can get their fix in Lombok. From perfect beginner waves to world class barrelling point breaks, Lombok has it all.
Scuba Diving and Snorkelling
The waters around the South east coast of Lombok are pretty undiscovered when it comes to scuba diving compared to places like the Gili Islands. Only recently have dive shops moved into the area taking divers to new and uncrowded spots with pristine waters full of beautiful coral, fish, rays and macro.Other water sports
Kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, wake boarding and kite surfing, the waters around South Lombok are made to be explored.
Balance your mind, body and spirit and truly unwind on your holiday with some yoga. Our favourite yoga places are MANA and Ashtari located in South Lombok.
Hiking / Trail Running
Lombok has so many amazing places to explore by foot. If you’re looking to get your heart rate up, go on a three day hike to the peak of Mount Rinjani. The views across Lombok, Bali and beyond are breathtaking. Around the foothills of the mountain are some beautiful villages and waterfalls, also great for a day hike. Take a trip to Tete Batu (Ubud before the Eat, Pray, Love effect) and stroll along the rice paddies or explore the beautiful hillsides surrounding Tanjung Aan beach.
See South Lombok from a completely different perspective on a tandem paraglide. Enjoy exhilarating views over the areas stunning bays, valleys and hillsides.
Loka Gym and Recovery Centre
Get your sweat on at Loka GYM offering a range of classes including HIIT and Muai Thai. To ease those sore muscles make sure you give their Recovery Centre a try and enjoy the healing benefits of the sauna, ice bath and magnesium pool.