Top areas in Lombok
Located in the Western Nusa Tenggara province of Indonesia, Lombok has perhaps the most remote and unspoiled beaches in the Indonesian archipelago. Lush forests and immense mountains provide a majestic backdrop to white sandy beaches and pristine waters.
Lombok is much less developed than neighboring Bali and appeals to travelers truly seeking a quiet island escape. Lombok's airport is called Lombok International Airport, but it's possible to arrive by ferry from Padang Bali.
Senggigi Beach is a 10-kilometer stretch of coastline and the most popular area in Lombok. The infrastructure is basic, keeping things simple and relaxed. Resorts in this area have easy access to the beach and the township. Away from the coastline, Mount Rinjani is an active volcano with a crater lake and even hot springs. The area around Mount Rinjani is national parkland, and trekkers can hike all the way to the rim of the crater.
Trips to islands off the coast of Lombok are popular thanks to secluded beaches, warm water, and good snorkeling and diving. The islands of Gili Trawangan, Pulau Gili Meno, and Gili Air each have their own dive centers.
Be sure to check out the interactive map of Lombok for information on hotel locations, attractions, and must-see destinations.