Attractions in Lombok
This Hindu temple is the largest of its kind in Lombok. This temple was founded in 1720 and is dedicated to Shiva, Brahma, and Vishnu, the three components of the Hindu trinity. Address: Ji Selaparang, open from 8am-5pm.
Pura Batu Bolong
There is no shortage of religious structures in Lombok. Pura Batu Bolong is another architecturally magnificent Hindu temple that attracts tourists and locals alike. Located just off of Ji Raya Senggigi.
This turtle sanctuary is dedicated to rearing and releasing baby loggerhead and green turtles. This turtle hatchery has been crucial in restoring critically low turtle populations around Lombok. The release of these turtles is a spectacle to behold. Visit www.gilimenoturtles.com for more information.
If you’re looking to cook up some local cuisine in your luxurious villa, visit this expansive market that has fresh foods such as fruits, vegetables, fish, spices, perfectly cut meat and more.
This little boutique found on Gili Trawangan, is great for those looking to browse unique Indonesian goods and vintage fashion pieces.
This 5-star padi centre is a great place to earn your diving certificate so you can explore the deep blue abyss that covers 70% of the earth. Visit www.lutwala.com or call +62 877 65492615 for more information.
Freediving opts for marine exploration without any accessories such as oxygen tanks or snorkels, optimizing your lung capacity through breath-holding techniques. This professional free-diving school offers courses to help teach you how to hold your breath underwater for durations you thought were impossible. Visit http://www.freedivegili.com for more information.
Rinjani Information Centre
This guest services desk is your source for finding the perfect day-hikes or guided treks to explore the local topography. Call +62 818 0572 5754 or visit the centre at Sembalun Lawang for more information.
If you’ve ever fantasized about riding off into the sunset like an old Western cowboy then consider visiting www.horseridinglombok.com which will allow you to do exactly that. You can also saunter through Kuta’s countryside and see some of the local villages atop Man’s other best friend.
Gili Cooking Class
This local cuisine class allows you to pick the style of food you’ll learn to cook. Be sure to listen carefully and learn as best as you can, because you’ll be eating the food you cook! Visit www.gilicookingclasses.com or call +62 87763241215 for more information.
Mount Rinjani is the second largest volcano in Indonesia. Be sure to make the hike to the top either solo, or find one of the numerous treks offered such as those found at http://www.trekkingrinjani.com
Pusuk Monkey Forest
This winding mountain path will give you breathtaking views alongside the hooting and howling of numerous monkeys that roam the jungles. Watch your things, as the monkeys found here are known to be cunning thieves!
Lombok has an archipelago of smaller islands called the Gili Islands. These islands offer calm waters that are fantastic for snorkeling, diving, or just relaxing. Visit http://www.gili-paradise.com/gilis-information/packages/1-day-gili-islands-trip-bali-gili-bali/ for more information on visiting the islands.