The beautiful island of Lombok, the beach, the majestic Mount Rinjani, the spectacular ocean to explore, the island of Lombok in West Nusa Tenggara has no shortage of attractions both inside and outside the water to the point of becoming real estate in lombok. No wonder Lombok is among the very popular destinations in West Nusa Tenggara. In addition, there are various kinds of beauty on the island of Lombok that you can enjoy, according to data from Indonesia Travel.
- Challenging Tracks
Try challenging yourself by climbing the steep volcano peak. Rent a bicycle and cycle through the lush green rice fields. Walk around feeling the atmosphere. Whatever technique we choose to waste our time, we will not be disappointed with the extraordinary natural beauty offered here. Lombok Island is divorced by the Lombok Strait from Bali Island in the West and Alas Strait in the East from Sumbawa Island. The Sasaks are an influential ethnic group who live on this island, which also consists of five regions. Among them, North Lombok, Central Lombok, East Lombok, West Lombok and the city of Mataram, the capital of West Nusa Tenggara.
North Lombok is a place where we can do a big climb to Mount Rinjani and linger until the sun sets on the aesthetic beaches of Gili. Mount Rinjani is one of the highest volcanoes in Indonesia, with its peak reaching 3,726 meters above sea level. Segara Anak Crater Lake, located on the volcano, is one of the aesthetic views that we must visit and admire.
- Explore the waters
Among the more than 20 dyke local names meaning small islands in the Sasak language, there are three prominent places that become hot spots. The three of them are Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno, and Gili Air. Gili Trawangan or Gili T, is a place where all travelers flock to feel relaxed during the day and still wake up to feel the moonlight party all night on the beach.
You can also experience spectacular scuba diving and surround the island by bicycle to watch the amazing sunset. Gili Meno is defined by a long stretch of pearl white beaches that will give you seclusion. Famous for its honeymoon destinations, the island spends accommodations ranging from unique bungalows to luxury resorts that overlook incredible panoramas.
Gili Air is a mixture of two vibrations, where we can still feel cheerfulness or are in a corner of peace and merely enjoy the sea breeze. Central Lombok is where these aesthetic beaches are located. Kuta Beach, Tanjung A’an, and Mawun Beach are only a number from the list. Don’t miss to improve your ability to ride our waves on the beautiful Selong Belanak Beach, or take a trip to Merese Hill and enjoy the view.
- Mingling with local residents
Here you can also visit traditional villages and join the indigenous Sasak people to experience their daily life in the weaving villages of Sade and Rambitan. You can learn one or two things from all the spectacular women with the ability to weave that produces high-quality textiles.
You can also cross the sea to Sumbawa Island from the port in East Lombok. If you like exploring something new, you can find the attractive Obel-Obel black sand beach. In West Lombok, you can linger on the beach of Senggigi and pursue bogus life in the Monkey Forest in Pusuk Village, right on the border between North Lombok and West Lombok. Be careful with your wares and keep away from monkey coverage.
Mataram is the center of government and industry. It consists of the Ampenan old town, Cakranegara as a commercial area and Mataram city as an office area. Take the time to visit the West Nusa Tenggara Museum, Mayura Park, and Narmada Park to catch up on the stories about the island.
For the adventurous spirit, you can explore more than a few southern elements such as the familiar ‘Pink’ Tangsi Beach in the southeast, with aesthetically pleasing coral that makes the beach look red. Explore the path to catch Senaru Waterfall and the stunning Tangk Kelambu Waterfall for a soothing view.
- Access leads to the island of Lombok
If you take the air route, there are daily flights between Denpasar, Bali and the capital city of Lombok, Mataram. Lombok International Airport (LOP) in Tanah Awu, Central Lombok Regency is located for 30 km or one hour drive to the southeast of Mataram. However, if you wish to use the Ferry, it is usual to travel between Padangbai (Bali) and Sheets (Lombok) several times a day. The trip takes 4-5 hours. Motorbikes and cars can be taken using a ferry.
Ferries travel between Labuhan Lombok and Poto Tano on Sumbawa a number of times a day. This trip takes one and a half hours. Meanwhile, if you use a Fast Boat, Blue Water Safari Express is one of the fast boat companies that will take you from Bali to the mainland of Lombok.
There are two convenient embarkation points from Bali, namely Serangan (only around Benoa Harbor) and Padang Bai Harbor. You can also see on the site for further choices and information about transportation or accommodation on this aesthetic island.
- Get Around
On the mainland of Lombok, you can get around by chartering a motorcycle or car from a trusted provider. Public transportation is a natural air-conditioned minibus called Bemo. This will take you to the majority of tourist attractions, but only operates during the day.
At nightfall, there will be motorcycle taxis, motorbike transportation devices without meters that allow you to practice our bargaining skills before boarding.
Then, what is very unique is Cidomo, which can be found on the beaches of Senggigi or Gili. It was a nickname for Cikar-Dokar-Motor, a wagon with decent horse power to carry around four people. If the corona pandemic or covid-19 is gone, make sure we visit these aesthetic places.