Lombok has many beautiful places to visit. But not many people know how the easiest way to access these places. here are some tips and tricks when you're on holiday in lombok.
Lombok is one of the 17,504 islands that formed the so-called Indonesian Archipelago. Located in the West Nusa Tenggara Province, with Lombok strait separating it from Bali to the west and the Alas Strait between it and Sumbawa to the east, Lombok differ greatly in their natural productions from Bali.
The people produces their own tobacco, cucumbers, sweet potatoes, yams, beans and Indian corn, robusta coffee, cotton, chili, and of course rice as the main food. Most of Lombok districts are so beautiful and well cultivated especially on the north closer to Mount Rinjani.
The volcano offers superb view from magnificent objects at sunrise and sunset, when they rise out of the mists and clouds that surround their bases, glowing with the rich and changing hints of charming tropical days. Being the third highest mountain, second highest volcano in Indonesia 3,726 metres (12,224 ft), Rinjani has attract thousands of people every year to climb it. Data of Mount Rinjani National Park shows at least 89,000 tourists have climbed this active volcano until 2016.
The island is inhabited by 85 % Sasak, whose origins are thought to have migrated from Java in the first millenium BC. Other residents include an estimated 10-15% Balinese, with the small remainder being Tionghoa-Peranakan, Javanese, Sumbawanese and Arab-Indonesians.
Lombok is marketed as "an unspoiled Bali". With support from the central government, Lombok and Sumbawa, along together with Papua are being developed as Indonesia's second destination for international and domestic tourism. Lombok has retained a more natural, uncrowded and undeveloped environment, which attract travellers who come for its relaxed pace and the opportunity to explore the island's unspoiled natural environment. Beaches with white sands, waves for surfing, numerous and diverse snorkeling and diving locations and the magnificent Rinjani are ideals for real escapade.
Lombok International Airport (LIA), already established since October 1, 2011, is a new airport replacing the old airport located in Mataram. From this airport you can go to Kuta with only 20 minutes, go to Mataram about 50 minutes, or you can also go to Senggigi only with 60 minutes (depend on the traffic).
For transportation options there are several options ranging from lombok taxi, travel agency, or bus. The price offered is also varied, if you go traveling alone with little luggage, it's good you use bus damri, because the price is cheap. Like if you will go to kuta pay only 30.000, - IDR, to senggigi only 40.000, - IDR.
But if you go with family, and you want the convenience, it's good you use lombok taxi or travel agency. In addition to providing comfort, they know and can provide information about the places you can visit later. But unfortunately not all taxi drivers can speak english, and sometimes either taxi or travel agency, they sometimes drive the vehicle quickly. So you want a sense of security and comfort, equipped with a driver who can speak english, you can use our pickup service.
Senggigi is a location that is famous for its beautiful beaches. It has so many choices of hotels, resorts, homestays, and lots of restaurants that offer beach views when you eat the food there. For choice of hotel and restaurant, you can use tripadvisor application, to know, what is best in senggigi or around senggigi.
Our recommendations, for some clean, tasty and affordable places to eat:
- Lotus bayview, is the place to eat the best italian food. You can try bayview pizza, carbonara, raviolli, and many other options including if you are vegetarian. Local taste will be ayam koloke and ikan jimbaran.
- Asmara, is a restaurant close to perfection. Here you will be served in an organized manner. Standing already 25 years in Senggigi, and with specialties on Asian and Europen delicacy. One menu that you must try is sasak delicacy (local dishes package).
- Warung Ijo, is a local food station. Best time to visit is 11 o'clock lunch time. Local price guaranteed.
and many other options according to your likes and tastes.
Mataram is the capital of the island of lombok. There are also many activities you can do here, like visiting some temples, visiting the biggest Islamic center, food tour, and shopping.
You can use our services, if you want to see the city mataram. Along with us, we will show you places that are not tourist areas, where you can feel and see the other side of the city mataram.
Gili Trawangan, Meno, Air
Lombok has a total of 35 small islands which locals named as gilis. And the most famous is Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air. Visiting these 3 gilis will make you experience what it's like to live on an island. But now, these 3 places are the most touristic place in Lombok. If you are looking for a party time, Gili Trawangan is the best choice. If you want a relaxing moment, you need to go extra mile to enother gilis. Meno is still considered quiet though.
To go to these 3 gilis, you can use the existing port in senggigi, Teluk Nara port, or Bangsal harbor. Bangsal is the point of depart if you want to go to 3 gilis in the most economic way. You can use taxi or our service, to go to the Bangsal, and we will help you to buy boat ticket, only 18.000, - IDR per person.