East Lombok

East Lombok General Information

East Lombok Regency

East Lombok is lush and less developed than the western part of the island, allowing you to peek into a rural part of Indonesia. Inhabited by the indigenous Sasak people, who keep their culture very much in live.

Getting to East Lombok
There is a few alternatives to get East Lombok

  • Coming from Lembar Harbor, you can go straight to East Lombok by Shuttle Bus or Taxi available on call for 24 hours.
  • If you are coming by Plane, ask for Airport Taxi services, they will drive you to your destination.
  • Public transportation or Bemos are available from 06 am to 05 pm.

Mandalika Bus station is the main bus terminal for the entire island. It’s also the eastern terminus for the local yellow bemos that shutlle back and forth to Kebun Roek Ampenan. The official fares had just been increase at the time writing. Public fares is Rp. 7.500/person student Rp.1000. make sure you have fix money to pay, otherwise often there’s no return on changes. Lombok Taxi Tel: 0370 627000, or Lendang Express taxi Tel: 0370 644444 available 24 hours a day.

Places to Stay
There are not much option accommodation in this area, the accommodation range from one star hotel to basic home stay. most of the accommodation located at Tete Batu Village such Ori Inn, and Sudjono Hotel.

Most of the restaurant (Rumah Makan) is served traditional and Indonesia cuisine.

Places Of Interest around East Lombok

Sembalun Lawang, Situated on the cool eastern slopes of Mt. Rinjani like a lost mountain hideaway, Sembalun Lawang whisch reside in the remains of a huge caldera, offers impressive views of the awesome mountain. Rinjani Peak appear so close, like you could touch it. The quickest trail to climb up the peak of Rinjani mount.

Loyok Central Handicraft, short distance drive from Kota Raja, Loyok and its surrounding area, is famous for the Bamboo crafts that it produces. Most of the local are created by skilled craftsmen working studiously each day on an amazing array of products.

Otak Kokok Gading & Jeruk Manis Waterfall
Located foyrty kilo meters east of Mataram, this area is famous for its waterfall, whose believed to cure diseases if afflicted bathes in its pools. Jeruk Manis waterfall lies in lush natural forest. Local people call this impressive fall Aik Temer’, because they believe its waters are able to cure baldness.

Tete Batu, located on the southern slopes of Gunung Rinjani, is a cool mountain retreat with beautiful rice terraces forest and bright green field of crops and tobacco on surrounding slopes. it’s wet and misty during the rainy season, cool and lush during the dry, its a lovely place for walking or day trip with lunch at local restaurants.

Gili Lampu, Gili Sulat, Gili Lawang
These three islets lie off the coast of north – east Lombok. The sea around these white sandy jewels are home to an amazing array of colorful marine life, making it an ideal place to swim and snorkel. The islet can be reached by boat from Labuhan Lombok.

Grave of Selaparang
Its a sacred grave of Selaparang King. This grave is located at Presak village Pringgabaya. Its about sixty kilometers form Mataram.