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Authentic and beautiful, Lombok offers a picturesque, lesser-known alternative to popular Bali, which lies just 90 minutes to the west. This Indonesian island boasts laidback beaches and a tropical interior, where you’ll find the second-highest volcano in the country. So, if you’re looking to take the road less travelled, a holiday to Lombok should be on your list.

Just a bit larger than Somerset, Lombok is home to some of Asia’s loveliest beaches, with several of them – miraculously – remaining virtually untouched. You can take your pick from footprint-free coves, beach hut-lined bays, and everything in-between. If you simply want to sunbathe on powdery sands, you’ll be spoiled for choice – but, equally, you can get involved with an abundance of watersports, as the island is littered with surfing hotspots and corals ripe for snorkelling. Whatever you’re into, it’s fair to assume that your holiday to Lombok will focus on the coast.

Further inland, though, there’s plenty more to see. Lombok may not have as many attractions as big sister Bali, but its lush landscape certainly has a lot to offer. You can hike through steamy forest, see tumbling waterfalls, and marvel at the island’s impressive volcano, Mount Rinjani. Or, if you want to explore further, why not take a boat trip to the nearby Gili Islands or Sekotong Islands for a day of snorkelling among tropical corals?

Whether you’re planning a family break or a romantic getaway for two, our travel experts will help you create the perfect trip to Lombok. You can even add on some time in neighbouring Bali, or enjoy a short city break in glittering Singapore. We’ll take care of every detail, to make your holiday relaxing and hassle-free.

Things to do

Beaches

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Best time to go

Things to do in Lombok

There’s so much to see and do on a holiday to Lombok. This island is famous for its surfing, and the gentle swell on the south coast is particularly good for beginners – so, if you’ve always wanted to try it, this is the place to learn. And a snorkelling trip is a must-do, as Lombok’s clear, tropical waters are filled with corals and exotic marine life. We’d recommend taking a boat to the untouched Sekotong Islands. Dotted around the southwest coast, these pristine isles serve up pure-white sands and rich coral reefs – and they’re much quieter than Lombok’s more famous snorkelling spots.

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If you’d rather don a pair of trainers than a pair of flippers, why not go hiking around Mount Rinjani? Surrounded by rich forest and jaw-dropping views, this active volcano is the second-highest in Indonesia. After your hike, you can enjoy a relaxing soak in the nearby Air Kalak Hot Springs – you’ll certainly have earned it.

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Best beaches

Lombok’s best beaches are generally in two clusters. The first is in the northwest, where you’ll find a variety of sandy swathes. Laidback Mangsit Beach is a great place to learn to surf, while Sengiggi Beach has everything from first-class restaurants to coconut stalls. But if you want to spend your time swimming, make tracks for Nipah Beach. You can go for a dip in the crystal-clear waters, then feast on a plate of grilled fish in one of the local bamboo bars. Or you could head further north to palm-backed Sire Beach, where the calm waters are ideal for kayaking, snorkelling and swimming.

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The second cluster of premium beaches lies on Lombok’s south coast. Popular Kuta Beach – not to be confused with Kuta in Bali – boasts pearly sands and great snorkelling. Further along the coast, bustling Selong Belanak is a hive of activity on land, but the turquoise waters are perfect for swimming and watersports. If you’d prefer somewhere quieter, though, head to peaceful Mawun Beach. You can pack a picnic and spend a day relaxing in this white-sand bay – you’ll probably be the only people there.

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Conveniently close to Bali and the Gili Islands, Lombok offers a variety of island-hopping opportunities. You could book some exciting day trips or, if you want to discover Indonesia in more depth, you could even divide your time between multiple islands.

Floating off Lombok’s northwest corner, the beautiful Gili Islands are certainly worth a visit. This tropical trio – Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air – are just a 35-minute boat ride from Lombok, and each island has its own unique appeal. The largest and liveliest, Gili Trawangan is all about dive sites and beach bars, which are often filled with carefree backpackers. Romantic Gili Meno is very chilled-out, and offers some fantastic snorkelling, while laidback Gili Air oozes rustic charm. Whichever one you visit, though, you can expect to find picture-perfect beaches and endless coral reefs.

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Alternatively, why not split your Lombok trip in half and spend some time in popular Bali? A four-hour ferry ride takes you to Indonesia’s most popular island, famous for its sweeping beaches, rich landscapes and luxury resorts.

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Best time to visit Lombok

Thanks to its tropical climate, Lombok is warm all year round, with temperatures rarely dropping below 22°C. To make the most of the beaches, though, try to plan your holiday during the dry season, which lasts from April to October. This is the best time for snorkelling and sunbathing, as rain is minimal and temperatures average 30°C.

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Indonesia’s monsoon season runs from November to March so, if you want guaranteed sunshine, it’s best to avoid visiting Lombok at this time of year. The humidity levels are uncomfortably high and the rain can be very heavy. There’s still a decent amount of sunshine, though, so if you don’t mind taking a gamble, you could consider going to Lombok during this time – the beaches will certainly be quieter, and you’ll find that prices are much lower.

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Things to do

Things to do in Lombok

There’s so much to see and do on a holiday to Lombok. This island is famous for its surfing, and the gentle swell on the south coast is particularly good for beginners – so, if you’ve always wanted to try it, this is the place to learn. And a snorkelling trip is a must-do, as Lombok’s clear, tropical waters are filled with corals and exotic marine life. We’d recommend taking a boat to the untouched Sekotong Islands. Dotted around the southwest coast, these pristine isles serve up pure-white sands and rich coral reefs – and they’re much quieter than Lombok’s more famous snorkelling spots.

Show More
Show Less

If you’d rather don a pair of trainers than a pair of flippers, why not go hiking around Mount Rinjani? Surrounded by rich forest and jaw-dropping views, this active volcano is the second-highest in Indonesia. After your hike, you can enjoy a relaxing soak in the nearby Air Kalak Hot Springs – you’ll certainly have earned it.

Show More
Show Less

Beaches

Best beaches

Lombok’s best beaches are generally in two clusters. The first is in the northwest, where you’ll find a variety of sandy swathes. Laidback Mangsit Beach is a great place to learn to surf, while Sengiggi Beach has everything from first-class restaurants to coconut stalls. But if you want to spend your time swimming, make tracks for Nipah Beach. You can go for a dip in the crystal-clear waters, then feast on a plate of grilled fish in one of the local bamboo bars. Or you could head further north to palm-backed Sire Beach, where the calm waters are ideal for kayaking, snorkelling and swimming.

Show More
Show Less

The second cluster of premium beaches lies on Lombok’s south coast. Popular Kuta Beach – not to be confused with Kuta in Bali – boasts pearly sands and great snorkelling. Further along the coast, bustling Selong Belanak is a hive of activity on land, but the turquoise waters are perfect for swimming and watersports. If you’d prefer somewhere quieter, though, head to peaceful Mawun Beach. You can pack a picnic and spend a day relaxing in this white-sand bay – you’ll probably be the only people there.

Show More
Show Less

Indonesia’s islands

Explore Indonesia

Conveniently close to Bali and the Gili Islands, Lombok offers a variety of island-hopping opportunities. You could book some exciting day trips or, if you want to discover Indonesia in more depth, you could even divide your time between multiple islands.

Floating off Lombok’s northwest corner, the beautiful Gili Islands are certainly worth a visit. This tropical trio – Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air – are just a 35-minute boat ride from Lombok, and each island has its own unique appeal. The largest and liveliest, Gili Trawangan is all about dive sites and beach bars, which are often filled with carefree backpackers. Romantic Gili Meno is very chilled-out, and offers some fantastic snorkelling, while laidback Gili Air oozes rustic charm. Whichever one you visit, though, you can expect to find picture-perfect beaches and endless coral reefs.

Show More
Show Less

Alternatively, why not split your Lombok trip in half and spend some time in popular Bali? A four-hour ferry ride takes you to Indonesia’s most popular island, famous for its sweeping beaches, rich landscapes and luxury resorts.

Show More
Show Less

Best time to go

Best time to visit Lombok

Thanks to its tropical climate, Lombok is warm all year round, with temperatures rarely dropping below 22°C. To make the most of the beaches, though, try to plan your holiday during the dry season, which lasts from April to October. This is the best time for snorkelling and sunbathing, as rain is minimal and temperatures average 30°C.

Show More
Show Less

Indonesia’s monsoon season runs from November to March so, if you want guaranteed sunshine, it’s best to avoid visiting Lombok at this time of year. The humidity levels are uncomfortably high and the rain can be very heavy. There’s still a decent amount of sunshine, though, so if you don’t mind taking a gamble, you could consider going to Lombok during this time – the beaches will certainly be quieter, and you’ll find that prices are much lower.

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