Say hello to summer with ultimate travel adventures in the spectacular tropical Lombok Island. Reach Lombok from Bali easily via a short 25-minute flight or an adventurous ferry or fast boat ride. Thinking about what to do in Lombok? Scroll below to find 7 splendid adventures that will help you explore Lombok in a way that’s extremely exciting & fun.
Trek to the gorgeous crescent-shaped crater lake, Segara Anak, nestled in the magnificent Mount Rinjani. Be overwhelmed by the calmness of the lake’s blue color that makes it resemble a sea. Catch fish, learn about the spiritual importance of the lake, and admire the dreamy sunset view.
A popular surfing spot for beginners, Selong Belanak is one of the most beautiful beaches in Lombok that’s simply an epitome of idyllic with its sea, sun, sand, and surf. Gerupuk, another iconic beach, is a surfing paradise that caters to surfers of all levels offering 5 different spots with waves ranging from friendly to dangerous.
Hike to the top of Pergasingan, a perfect spot for camping, & surrender yourself to the beauty of the natural landscape. With the majestic Mount Rinjani in the background, the spectacular view of the rice fields, and the amazing sunrise are a must-see. Another picturesque spot in Lombok, recommended for its breath-taking sunset view, is the Merese Hill that’s surrounded by a crystal-clear blue sea and a lush coastline.
The exotic Gili Islands, one of the best nature destinations in Lombok, feature outstanding sites for snorkeling, diving, and fishing. Be enchanted by the palm-fringed sandy beaches and wonderful coral reefs of Gili Trawangan, Gili Air, and Gili Meno. Discover the secluded Gili Tangkong, Gili Nanggu, Gili Sudak, and Gili Kedis. Soak in the serenity of Gili Gede, Gili Renggit, Gili Layar, and Gili Asahan.
Yearning to visit unusual places in Lombok? Check out the unique traditional villages and get to know the rich Sasak culture. Observe the Sasak-style thatched houses in Ende or be intrigued by the handcrafted goods of Banyumulek’s potters. Visit Sade and Sukarara and collect Lombok’s signature souvenir, Tenun, the traditional hand-woven colorful fabric with pretty motifs.
A must-try iconic Lombok cuisine, Ayam Taliwang, is a grilled chicken dish served with a chili paste. Satay Rembiga is a sweet & spicy grilled skewered-meat delicacy of Lombok. Bebalung rib soup and Plecing, the spicy spinach salad, are other not-to-be-missed specialties.
Mandalika is a grand project set to transform Lombok into an incredible eco-tourism destination. The main features include a resort area, an eco-park, a conservative area, a theme park, and a water park.
Mandalika under-construction circuit complex is the place where the highly-anticipated MotoGP race will be returning to Indonesia in 2021. Coursing across awe-inspiring mountains and immaculate beaches, the race track is aimed to be 4.32 kilometers of scenic pleasure. And the venue is expected to accommodate the roar and passion of 150,000 spectators.
So embrace adventure in the magical island of Lombok this summer and feel alive! (HR)