Lombok is considered by some to be “an unspoilt Bali”, boasting the same fantastic beaches, waterfalls and even a volcano, but without the huge crowds of tourists. A relatively undiscovered destination in Indonesia, its landscape and traditional ways of life remain mostly unchanged. That’s not to say that the people here aren’t welcoming – far from it. It’s just that the tourism industry is kept under control to preserve the island’s historical and natural charm.

    The star attractions of Lombok are the Gili Islands – 3 gorgeous tropical paradises, each with its own unique atmosphere. On the main Lombok Island itself, Selong Belanak is among the most beautiful beaches while the village of Sukarare offers a fascinating glimpse into local handicrafts and lifestyles. Don’t miss the Fountain of Youth in the historic Narmada Park, either.

    Where & what to eat in Lombok

    • 10 Best Restaurants in the Gilis

      This list of best restaurants in the Gilis highlights wonderful dining experiences on the 3 islands. You can enjoy gentle sea breezes and spectacular ocean views while savouring delectable Asian, western and seafood dishes. From fine-dining venues in luxury resorts on Gili Air to laidback seafood grills at Gili Trawangan’s night market, you’ll find plenty of food options on...

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    • Gili Islands Travel Tips

      These Gili Islands travel tips cover the basics you need to know for your anticipated island getaway. This group of 3 small islands, though technically not part of Bali, are an easy boat trip away – they can be a great island hop during your holiday in Bali. It’s also important to know the key differences (or similarities) between the 3...

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