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Lombok Tourism Highlights
Lombok may not be as well known as its neighbor Bali, but this might actually be an advantage, it gives you chance to enjoy its splendors up close and personally. Lombok has a so much for you to see and experience.
It all ranges from the deep blue seas to the unique blending of Islamic and Hindu cultures to the cool waterfalls in green mountain glens to the challenging climb up Mt. Rinjani. You can find it all here on Lombok! The following Lombok Tourism Highlights can help you out for plan your holiday.
Lombok has many gorgeous beaches such as Seger Beach, Kuta beach, Tanjung A’an beaches, Mawun beaches, Mawi beach, Gerupuk Beach, Ekas Bay, Senggigi beach, Sire beach and more! Come enjoy the breathtaking crystal blue waters and untouched white sand beaches!
Lombok Mountain Trekking
Standing at the majestic 3726 m, Rinjani Mountain is the second highest peak in Indonesia. For the people of Lombok, Sasak and Balinese alike, this mountain is a sacred place where, at the summit, the holy Gods live. To climb such an impressive mountain is unforgettable experience.
The Gili Islands
Off the North West coast of Lombok, about 20 km north of Senggigi, you can find the famous trio of islands known as “THE GILIS”: GILI AIR, GILI MENO, and GILI TRAWANGAN. All have spectacular white sandy beaches, sparkling blue waters and are encircled by beautiful Coral Reefs containing very rare blue coral and thousands of species of marine life. Snorkellers and divers flock to these islands to indulge in an under water fantasy.
Off the south west coast of Lombok (Sekotong Area), about one hour drive from Mataram, the capital city of West Nusa Tenggara, you can find some other Gili Islands such Gili Nanggu, Gili Sudak, Gili Tangkong and Gili Gede. There are a lot of small islands in this area. All of these islands have beautiful under water marine life, clear, white sand and gorgeous beaches. They are ideal places for sunbathing, snorkeling, feeding fish and of course, peacefully relaxing!
Senggigi Beach and Resort
Senggigi is the large bay that forms the center of Senggigi, with the main road running parallel to the beach, and large resorts occupying the space between. The beach provides picturesque views of Bali’s Agung Mountain to the west and stunning sunsets with the volcano silhouetted on the horizon.
The resort area about 10 Kilometers north of Ampenan, and about 20 minutes drive from the Lombok international Airport. Nowhere near as large or as busy as its Bali counterparts, Senggigi is a great base for exploring the rest of the island. The pace is very laid back, with activities centered around the beaches and day trips to places of interest, which are all with in few hours drive from the town. At night dine in the many restaurants catering to all tastes and budgets, listen the live music at the cafes or Bars or dance the night away at the night clubs.
Kuta and the South Coast Lombok
Kuta beaches on Lombok’s south coast is a world away from its more famous namesake in Bali. The beaches are clean, the sand blindingly white and the turquoise ocean stretches as far as eye can see, in contrast to the traffic and congestion of Kuta Bali; Kuta Lombok is a laid back paradise for surfers and sun seekers.
Kuta is the main town and center of tourism development on the south coast of Lombok, a big plan on the progress this year such the international airport and the five star Hotels such the Rizt group will build shortly. Kuta area about one and half hours drive from Mataram or Senggigi, Kuta and the surrounding region has gained an international reputation for some of the beast surfing destinations in south east Asia and considering to be the best surf spot in Asia.
Mt. Rinjani is the second highest peak in Indonesia standing at majestic 3726 meters, part of the celebrated ”ring of fire”. The dramatic landscape has been created over a millions of years of cone-building, violent explosions, and erosion. Forested slopes rising directly from the sea create their own weather pattern and act as water – collectors for the whole Lombok.
Mt Rinjani, Lombok’s famous volcano, has been 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 volcanic cone called Gunung Baru Jari which was formed a couple of hundred years ago. There are 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 eco – tourism destination. And the last erupted is on 22 and 23 November 2010, the eruption was not huge and not impacting to trekkers or villagers around the volcano.
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