Lombok, island, Nusa Tenggara Barat province (province), Indonesia is one of the Lesser Sunda Islands, lying due east of Bali. Throughout the Lombok Strait and west of Sumbawa, the Alas Strait. On the northwest is the Java Sea, to the south, the Indian Ocean. Located only 35km east of Bali, Lombok’s magnificent landscape is made up of a looming volcano, coral-fringed beaches and a lush interior of rice paddies and tobacco fields.

Many tourists love a great simple hop, skip and jump into Bali. But as far as we love our island park, it is time to swim out of the comfort zone and investigate its sister island Lombok. Lombok is now Indonesia’s untapped heaven. Here we emphasize Lombok’s top pieces to help determine why it must be your next Indonesian getaway.

Something That Lombok Have and Bali Have Not

It has been stated by many that Lombok is Bali was three decades back. Lombok’s drawcards can crosscheck people with Bali – biking, diving, surfing – except its spectacle makes this island the most tranquil paradise it is. Forming a part of this Sunda Islands series, Lombok is the Ying into Bali’s Yang, using a different life rate experienced on the island as a whole. It stays relatively untapped and not overcrowded with tourists (such as Bali), which means you’re less likely to be in earshot of an individual Australian accent.

Lombok‘s cities are sparsely spread out. Its shoreline is practically void of enormous beachside developments (except for a few major resort chains) piled around the island shoreline. Instead, many of its pristine sandy shores are occupied with small ships and wooden shacks, such as important tropical beaches Mawun, Tanjung Aan, and Selong Belanak. It is building a trip to the shore a far humbler encounter without the gritty tourist fanfare.

Despite being the island’s most focal point for tourist stores, restaurants, bars, and its central hub, Senggigi doesn’t mirror all day and the night hustle and bustle of Kuta. Like Bali, Lombok has its unique, organic wonders that are well worth heading beyond the island’s main tourist strip.

The Attraction of Lombok

The island’s main attractions will be the celestial Gili Islands (Gili Trawangan, Gili Air, and Gili Meno), located away from Lombok’s west shore (15 minutes by speedboat). All these islands are a haven for those ocean babies trying to dip their feet in calm turquoise seas or who wish to go through the depths of Indonesia’s most famed holiday and diving spots. Along with the Gilis are for its vibrant marine life and reefs, it is also a famous breeding ground for sea turtles. It’s possible to arrange tours to see the hatchings, so expect cuteness overload.

It is not about seeking out the living and breathing, as found inside the Gili Meno shore’s swimming area are Indonesia’s most impressive submerged art sculptures. The famed life-size monument comprises 48 life-size people, both standing and curled together in a circular formation. The epic artwork is forecast to help rejuvenate coral life. Above all, the many bustling islands from those three is Gili Trawangan. It’s Lombok’s response to our very own Rottnest Island with bikes dominating the car-free island. It is the supreme low-key backpacker mecca. Famous for its comfortable yet basic, quirky shore bars dotting its coastline and jungle beats felt inland.

Whether your trips take you to a long stroll on beaches, delicious cuisines, relaxing spas, and resorts or urban attractions, extra research will give you the best experience for your visit. Get to know more about Lombok by visiting Wonderful Indonesia.