Indonesia is famous among international tourists for its Island of God, Bali. The Island is so well-known that it becomes a setting for a couple of international movies of recent releases. However, Indonesia is not only famous for Bali alone. Other islands within the confine of this country boast incredible sceneries and tourist attractions that are sure to captivate you. Of these islands is Lombok, the island situated east of the more popular Bali. Lombok is essentially not too different from Bali in terms of cultural backgrounds and culinary heritage. Its landscape is also more or less the same as Bali. So if you work on your itinerary Lombok trip, you can get another experience of the tropical holiday with a much more affordable price to enjoy. The beaches in Lombok are of white sand. Their waves are comparable to those of Bali—some even offer more challenges for surfers. Suffice to say, Lombok is a less explored twin of Bali’s, which is a waste because Bali today is oversaturated with tourists—who may not be aware of Lombok, to begin with. Recent development in Lombok’s tourism industry has given rise to promotions—both on domestic and international levels—so people are more and more aware of this Island’s existence. Tourists can now get a holiday package that covers trips to Lombok and back to Bali altogether.
Your itinerary tour Lombok should revolve around the most popular attractions in Lombok nowadays. As promotions being enforced, explorations of Lombok’s other points of interest are still underway. As such, unless you do your own homework, your options are limited to what the Island has as the most famous attractions. Nevertheless, this does not mean you cannot enjoy your stay on the Island. In addition to going there from Bali by either air or water, you can get a direct flight from Jakarta or Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Compared to Bali, Lombok has a relatively low population count. Its beaches are even more pristine thanks to it being less popular among tourists. As such, the beaches are also much cleaner. All in all, you would not regret your decision to come to Lombok at all.
So, how many days does it take to enjoy the Island’s attraction? Well, as tourist attractions are something that is still undergoing development in Lombok, as previously mentioned, your options may be limited to those that are already on the hype among tourists. Therefore, an itinerary Lombok 1 week should be enough to cover them all although there is a chance that you might get so enchanted by the Island’s charm that you decide to extend your stay. For a week, here are what you can enjoy in Lombok:
- 2 days in Kuta Beach
- 2 days in Gili Trawangan, and
- 3 days exploring Rinjani.
Do not confuse Lombok’s Kuta Beach with one in Bali, the two shares an identical name. Located on the west side of the Island, the beach is a perfect spot for surfers. Gili Trawangan is an island in Lombok where parties are being held during the full moon. Diving enthusiasts would love this site and the food in this area is delicious. Rinjani is Indonesia’s second tallest volcano, which offers hiking experience so challenging it takes three days to complete.