Lombok ActivitiesWhat To see, Do and Experience on Lombok
Lombok Activities and Attractions
There is so much to see, do, discover and experience on Lombok! Lombok spans 90km from north to south and 80km from east to west. It boasts untouched, pristine beaches, a bigger volcano, Mount Rinjani, and a huge variety of different landscapes and sceneries.
Why not take your time to explore Lombok and indulge in all it has to offer? Sunbathing, snorkeling, diving, surfing, Sea kayaking, Learn To Surf, swimming, world-class spas, golfing, trekking, adventure/eco tours you can find it all here in Lombok Indonesia!
The whole island is surrounded by fantastic beaches, most of which are covered in clean white sand and fringed by coconut palms. Drive just north of Senggigi to Malimbu or Nipah and enjoy deserted beaches with fine snorkelling and swimming. The southwest coast also has fine beaches, especially around Sekotong and Taun. Visit the small island of Gili Nanggu for rustic accommodation and great snorkelling just off shore or stay at Gili Gede to explorer the other twelve undeveloped islands in the south west. The beaches around Kuta are breathtakingly beautiful. Visit Mawun, Selong Belanak for fantastic scenery, Kuta for long stretches of white sand and turquoise waters, or swim in the peaceful lagoon Mawi.
With so many beaches and small islands. Lombok offers a myriad of Diving and snorkelling opportunities. The best known locations are around the Gili islands such as Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno, Gili Air. Snorkelling is easy from the shore and all three islands are well served by professional dive operators who offer full PADI certification course, day and night dives to the many sites around the Gilis, as well as specialised courses and Liveaboard adventurous, there is superb diving around the islands off the south west coast and the small inhabited islands off the east coast.
Lombok is becoming a world renown surfing destination among surf enthusiasts world wide. huge waves challenging surf lure die hard to Bangko Bangko ( Desert Point ) on the south western tips of Lombok. Kuta on the south coast, surf central and has range of accommodations and services catering specially to surfers. Adventure Lombok offers complete surfing packages, such hire a surf boards long board and short board any types, Ding Repairs, Take Surf Lesson from professionals. Wave at Gerupuk, Kuta Lombok and south coast offers a great wave for beginner, advance and professional surfer.
Much of the island is still covered by natural rain forest and jungles, making Lombok ideal for ecotourism and adventure tours. There are a number of spectacular waterfalls on the island which provide lovely trekking opportunities, whether travelling independently or as part of a tour. Sindang Gile on the slope of Mt. Rinjani in the north is an easily accessible waterfall in a stunning jungle setting and popular with visitors. Air Jeruk Manis, near Tete Batu is reached by walking through pretty rice fields and forests. The awesome Benang Stokel and Benang Kelambu waterfalls, in central Lombok, are located with in a short trek of each other and make a perfect day trip for those who appreciate truly magical natural surroundings.
Mountain Climbing on Lombok
Mt Rinjani, Lombok famous volcano, soar 3726m above sea level and is the second highest volcano in Indonesia, attracting thousands of trekkers and climbers annually. The huge crater near the top contains a beautiful lake, Danau Segara Anak ( child of the sea lake ) and a smaller cone, Gunung Baru Jari which was formed a couple of hundred years ago. There are a number of caves, small waterfalls and hot springs located around the volcano. In 2004 Rinjani won the World Legacy Award and the volcano is recognised internationally as an important ecotourism destination. Two, three and four days treks on the volcano are offered by tour company company and trek organizer on the island. Lombok outdoors is one of the best trek organiser on the island with professional service and best trekking equipment.
Historical sites and Temples
There are number of interesting temples around the west coast, many of which are Hindu or ancient animist sites of worship.
Pura Lingsar is possibly the only place in the world where the Muslim and Hindu come together to pray and celebrate. Built around 1714, Pura Lingsar was originally based on prevailing animist beliefs of the time, and some of the original animist statues remain today. Perang Topat is an annual festival held at Lingsar and features a ritualised war with rice cakes, which also serve as an offering to the God.
Pura Narmada – Narmada Temple, around 10 Km east of Cakranegara in Narmada, was created circa 1805 as a replica of Mt. Rinjani and Segara Anak, the lake within Rinjani’s crater. The gardens at Narmada are beautifully maintained and surround the pool and lake.
Suranadi Temple, a complex of three temple located a few kilometers north of Narmada in Suranadi, is the oldest and the holiest of the Balinese temples in Lombok, founded by the 16th century Javanese priest, Danghyang Nirartha. Underground steams bubble up into restored baths, used for ritual. Huge sacred eels live in the pools and streams here, and can sometimes be lured out with an offering of boiled eggs, To see a sacred eel is considered very lucky!
Lombok is famous for its traditional earthenware pottery made from local clay with distinctive Lombok Primitive designs. you can also purchase hand woven sarongs and fabrics ( Ikat).
Pringgasela in east Lombok is a small village which is stepped in tradition and is a major center for Ikat. Visit the small houses and shops here to purchase traditionally woven, colourful fabrics.
Masbagik, close to Pringgasela, is a small pottery village. Wander the streets an see the pottery being made in the small yards behind the simple homes here and purchase the wares amazingly cheap price.
Sukarara is 5 Kilometers to the west of Peraya, heading south towards Kuta. This is a weaving village where quality ikat and traditional cloth is displayed and sold. Weavers work outside many of the shops using antiquated ” back strap looms” to painstakingly produce works of art. Some of the larger pieces can take several months to weave, and collectors from around the world visit this village to purchase the blankets, sarongs and cloth produced here.
Banyumulek, easily reached on the road south to Lembar harbour, is an important center for pottery on Lombok. The small village is packaged with shops selling pottery produce in the area, as well as from the other main pottery making villages such as Penujak and Masbagik. Lombok pottery, with its distinctive terracotta styles, has become famous internationally and is exported throughout the world.
Lombok is an tropical Island where the fishes play ground, fishing is on the island is still with traditional way using wood outrigger boat and simple equipment. Most of expat who live in Lombok do have their modern fishing gear and modern fishing boat. most favorite spot is in south west close by desert point of Bangko-Bangko its location close by Nusa Penida Bali, the other spot is such Senggigi, and Gili Island.
Lombok Day Trips
There is so much to see, do, discover and experience on Lombok! If you do not have the time to tour all around the island and beyond, why not take a day trip and visit some highlights of this unique island? A day trip is the best way to see and experience what you want. The travel experts at PT. Adventure Lombok and Outdoors Tour have designed a wide variety of trips in order to suit your preferences.
Relax on The Gili Islands
It’s true the Gilis do have lot of coral, that is why they have so much fish, and their blue coral is famous in its own right. The Gilis also have the odd wreck for two and waters of the clear and the blue variety, but more than 3.500 species of fish is the real attraction. Most divers want to see sharks. Generally within a day’s diving, the reef sharks, which have no interest in humans, are spotted.
Lombok Bikking Tour
The fun way to discover Lombok, Lombok’s charm lies in this countries old, tranquil mountain areas prepared with rice paddy fields, small traditional villages and stunning views of Lombok’s unspoilt beaches, all surrounded by a culture absent the marks of widespread international tourism. What better way to discover this hidden Lombok’ than on fun, easy going guided bike tour known for its amazing environmental beauty.
Snorkeling On South West Gilis
Snorkeling on the Gili island is the famous activity on Lombok. The orange and white striped clown fish, the brightly colored parrot fish and the majestic Moorish idol also form a part of moving, living beauty. two species of turtle, the green turtle and hawk bill. Make their home in these rich waters.
Car Rental In Lombok
The island of Lombok is are challenging to explores, due to your privacy and satisfied to enjoy the Island Adventure Lombok Tour offering many type of vehicle to suite your needs to explores the hidden paradise.
Golfing In Lombok
Masterfully designed by Peter Thompson, Michael Wolveridge and Perrett, the course reflects an architectural philosophy that deeply respects and maintains the natural on-site contours of the land. Inland, the golf course offers a stunning panorama of the Rinjani mountain range, and towards the ocean, the Gili islands shimmer in the blue waters across the bay. Getting there is an attraction in itself.
Learn To Surf in Lombok
Lombok has long been a world class surfing destination for experienced surfers. The southern coastline offers a range of awesome reef breaks that lure surfers from all over the world, yet Lombok also offers plenty of waves that are just right for out right beginners. Adventure Lombok provides experienced local surf instructors with a great knowledge of local conditions. They are patient, passionate guides who will help you get started on the right foot. Not only will you help keep the locals employed you will also learn about Lomboks rich culture.
Lombok Sea Kayaking
The stretch of coastline north of Senggigi is beautiful and your sleek ,silent sea kayak is just the way to enjoy it. Grab a bite at one of the resorts on Mangsit Beach before paddling back to Senggigi or just soak up the rays before your car transfer back to your Senggigi beach accommodation. Double and single sea kayaks are available. All sessions are held beach side adjacent the Sheraton Resort Hotel.
Rice Field Walk
For thousands of years the people of Lombok have cultivated their rich volcanic soil to grow rice. The terraced landscape conjours images of Sasak life over the millennia. Explore vibrant green rice fields where villagers have lived and worked for centuries. An ancient irrigation system nourishes Lombok’s most important crop. From June to August there will be an opportunity to experience the traditional way of harvesting rice.