Lombok island is always enchanting and magnificent when it comes to beaches and water activities for holiday. Having a beautiful marine life and coral reef with white sand and very clear turquoise beaches make Lombok one of the most attractive islands to visit Indonesia.
In addition, the culture and local wisdom plus of course the culinary are more than enough to tease you. if you are traveling to Indonesia, do not think too much to visit this island. There are always best things to do in Lombok especially for those who love adventure. Here are the best things to do in Lombok you should try:
Enjoying trio Gili
Once you arrived in Lombok, the first destination that you should visit is trio Gili (Gili Meno, Gili Trawangan, and Gili air), the small islands where you can do water and beaches activities. Diving and snorkeling are the main attractions in these islands that highlights the colorful marine life and coral reef.
You can see and play with unique beautiful fish including jellyfish, manta ray, porcupine fish, leaf pipefish, false clownfish a.k.a Nemo and many others. If you are not into diving and snorkeling, you can also enjoy the islands using yacht exploring all of the three islands.
There is also bicycles rents where you can enjoy your afternoon riding bicycle exploring the beaches. This is one of the best things to do in Lombok, right?
There are so many waterfalls in Lombok that will amaze you, from the small Tiu Teja to the famous one Tiu Kelep where you can swim and relax there. From the city center of Mataram, you can ride motorbike going to the north, where you will also find decent one as wells such as Benang Kelambu, Benang Stokel, or Jeruk Manis.
If you want to find a peaceful place with not many distractions, waterfalls are the best option that you can visit. You can bring your hammock and stick it to the plants, so you can relax or read a book while listening to the sounds of waterfalls. Traveling to Indonesia is so much fun if you visit waterfalls, right? This is one of the best things to do in Lombok.
Climbing Mount Rinjani
Mountain Rinjani has been really famous among travelers especially those who like climbing mountain. One of the highest active volcanoes in Indonesia, Rinjani offers surreal landscape where you can find an iconic lava lake.
The trek will take about 4 days depends on the weather and you need a guide or go with a tour especially if you have never experienced climbing volcano before. Along the trek, you will find few small hot springs pond which is enough to just wash your body and face.
Because it takes days to get the peak, you should bring camping stuff such as a tent, sleeping bag, etc. Climbing mount Rinjani is one of the best things to do In Lombok for traveler
Besides its amazing beaches and spectacular mountain, Lombok also offers tasteful traditional cuisine that you should try if you are traveling to Lombok. Fish is the main food that every home must serve combined with its traditional drink called Tuak Manis. Tuak Manis is fermented of palm tree water that tastes really sweet.
You can also try Lombok traditional dessert called es Palu Butung with main ingredients including banana and tapioca combined with syrup and coconut milk and ice. You can find this dessert almost everywhere in Lombok, especially in street markets in the city center, Mataram.
Beaches, mountain, waterfalls, and foodies are more than enough to make your holiday more powerful if you are traveling to Indonesia. If you think these lists are the best things to do in Lombok, let me know in the comment section below.