Lombok, that paradise island a few hours of the coast of Bali. Where the sea colors bright blue, palm trees rise high on the horizon and lush nature, waterfalls, mountains and volcano's makes every adventurous travelers heart beat faster. And how about those perfect breaks, wow. Lombok is heaven for surfers! Whether you're a beginner and want to catch some tiny peelers or an advanced surfer to ride bigger waves.
We visited Lombok again last month and explored new island stays, spots and sights - and of course as you know noted them all on our little black book to share them with you! In addition to our Bali Travel Guide, we're right now creating a Welike Islands Guide Edition (including more tips for the Nusa- and Gili Islands, Flores and Lombok), can't wait to share it with you! In there will be everything you need to know when you're traveling to Lombok.
To give you a glimpse of what's coming - here are 10 tips on where to eat & things do in Lombok + How to get there.
// How to get to Lombok?
You can fly or take a boat to get to Lombok. We decided to travel by boat and made our reservations with Toko Travel. We boarded the Eka Jaya Fastboat, one of the largest and most comfortable boats, in Pandang Bai, which is two hours' drive from Canggu. and after two hours, we arrived at Bangsal Harbor (also stops at the Gili Islands). You may expect to pay about 80 euros for a round-trip ticket that includes pickup and delivery from your hotel! It takes about two hours to drive from Bangsal to Kuta Lombok—not to be mistaken with Kuta on Bali. Kuta Lombok resembled a smaller version of Canggu and had a lot of cute cafés and restaurants, it is the most popular tourist destination in Lombok.
// How to get around in Lombok?
We rented a motorbike so we could get around without needing a driver. Best way to find a driver - if you don't feel like driving the motorbike - is to ask the staff at your accommodation (there is no Gojek or Grab Taxi in Lombok). We felt that Lombok's roads felt very secure. Due to the Motor GP event earlier this year, a completely new infrastructure has been built, and all of the country's roadways are now spacious and well-maintained.
// Where to eat + what to do when in Lombok?
Here are 10tips when visiting Lombok!
Where to eat in Lombok
Benang kelambu waterfall Lombok