The natural beauty of Lombok is otherworldly.
Spice It Up in Lombok

Cruise to Lombok, Indonesia

Lombok's landscape is where you'll find drama and beauty. The island is home to sacred Mount Rinjani, the second-highest volcano in Indonesia. Waterfalls that range from bridal veils to roaring curtains are hidden in the volcano's foothills. Along the island's coastline, there's no shortage of sugar-sand beaches kissed by clear turquoise waters. The streets are abuzz with surfers who've come to surf Lombok's waves, which range from beginner-friendly to world-class. Spiritual retreats of mosques and Balinese Hindu temples hide amid the coconut trees. The Sasak people, Lombok's largest ethnic group, are known for their creativity and festivals. Under the sunshine in a traditional Sasak village, homes built from clay and bamboo double as textile workshops, and men practice their stick fighting skills in dusty arenas. When it's time for the comforts of a city, there's always nearby Mataram. The island's largest city is where to find the Islamic Center Mosque, an impressive display of architecture and color during your cruise to Lombok.
National Language Indonesian
Currency Accepted Indonesian Rupia (IDR)

Things To Do in Lombok

Balinese hut on the white sandy Kuta Beach, Lombok, Indoneasia

Find Your Beach

Balinese hut on the white sandy Kuta Beach, Lombok, Indoneasia

Balinese hut on the white sandy Kuta Beach, Lombok, Indoneasia

Find Your Beach

In search of relaxation? You're bound to find it on Lombok. Lounge on the sugar-sand beaches of Senggigi, a laid-back beach town with plenty of restaurants and shops near its waterfront. For adventure, head to Lombok's southern beaches like Tanjung Aan for turquoise waters, Selong Belanak for surf lessons and Mawi for off-grid isolation.

Air Terjun Tiu Kelep waterfall near Rinjani, Senaru, Lombok, Indonesia, Southeast Asia

Get Misted

Air Terjun Tiu Kelep waterfall near Rinjani, Senaru, Lombok, Indonesia, Southeast Asia

Air Terjun Tiu Kelep waterfall near Rinjani, Senaru, Lombok, Indonesia, Southeast Asia

Get Misted

The landscape around the base of Mount Rinjani ranges from wide-open grasslands to lush forests where streams trickle and waterfalls tumble off moss-covered cliffs. Lace-up your hiking shoes to trek along spectacular trails to cascades like Benang Stokel and Belang Kelambu. On the northern coast, waterfalls like Sendang Gile keep roaring long after the wet season.

Islamic Center Mataram Lombok Indonesia
Islamic Center Mataram Lombok Indonesia

Soak in Sasak Culture

In villages like Sade, Ende and Pringgasela, residents live in traditional thatched-roof homes built from bamboo, host stick fighting competitions, and create pottery and textiles. In Mataram, discover why Lombok is often called the "land of a thousand Mosques" and see the dazzling gold and emerald dome of the Islamic Center Mosque.

Three Balinese spicy condiments of Sambal Plecing
Three Balinese spicy condiments of Sambal Plecing

LOCAL CUISINE

The name Lombok means chili in Bahasa Indonesia, so it's no surprise that sambal, a spicy sauce made from chilies, is served with almost every meal. Ayam Taliwang, chicken marinated in sambal and shrimp paste and then grilled is what the island is known for. Boiled spinach topped with a sauce made from tomatoes, chilies and garlic is another crowd-pleaser.

The Making of Tenun Lombok
The Making of Tenun Lombok

SHOPPING

In traditional villages like Sade, Pringgasela and Sakarara, watch as artists intricately craft a sarong on a large wooden loom. Then, give it a try yourself. Vibrant threads of cotton are usually dyed with natural materials and used to create geometric patterns. Textiles range from formal pieces with threads of gold and silver to cozy cotton sarongs.

Insider's Tips
Insider's Tips
1 Locals tend to dress conservatively outside of beach villages. A sarong can easily double as a beach blanket and cover-up when needed.
2 Many of the best food stands and souvenir merchants don't take credit cards, so have cash on hand.
3 It's polite to greet people with your right hand.
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