50 Things to do in Lombok: the ultimate bucket list
August 29, 2017
Looking for things to do in Lombok? Then you should read this Lombok bucket list! Lombok is an Indonesian island east of Bali and west of Sumbawa. It is easy accessible from Bali, has beautiful nature and is known for amazing beaches and surfing spots. Next to this, the prices in Lombok are cheap and it is very easy to reach the Gili Islands (Gili Trawangan, Gili Air and Gili Meno) from Lombok.
This Lombok bucket list is a comprehensive list of the wonderful places you should visit and the amazing things you can do in Lombok. Make sure to save this list for your trip to Lombok!
Welcome to the Lombok Bucket List.
Lombok is a heaven for beach lovers! Most of the beaches have clear turquoise water and really fine white sand.
✔ View Senggigi beach from a cliff ✔ Watch pro surfers catch a wave at Mawi beach ✔ Surf and swim at the busy Kuta beach ✔ Relax at Tanjung Aan beach ✔ Watch the sunset at Senggigi beach ✔ Swim at Selong Belanak beach ✔ Watch the turquoise waters of Mawun beach ✔ Enjoy stunning views from the numerous cliffs at Seger beach – Climb the rocks and volcanic formations at Semeti Beach – Visit Pink beach
Lombok is not only known for its beaches, but also for its rugged and adventurous nature. Lombok has the country’s second highest volcano, lush forests, and amazing waterfalls.
✔ Climb Mount Rinjani (usually 3-4 days trip) ✔ Visit the Sendeng Gile waterfall ✔ Swim at the tallest waterfall of Lombok; Tiu Kelep ✔ Check out the views from Bukit Pergasingan (1,700 meters) ✔ Camp at Lake Segara Anak (Mount Rinjani) ✔ Enjoy Air Kalak hot springs (Mount Rinjani) – Hike to the Penimbungan Waterfall (2-7 hours hike) – Visit a small and unique waterfall; Mangku Kodek – Enjoy Benang Kelambu Waterfall – Hike in Tanjung Ringgit – Visit Gunung Tunak National Park
Culture (temples & handicrafts)
In contrast to Bali, on Lombok almost everybody is Muslim. You can see and hear mosques everywhere.
✔ Learn about the traditional life in Sade or Rambitan ✔ Watch old Dutch colonial style buildings in Lombok’s capital Mataram ✔ Visit the Islamic Center Mosque ✔ Visit a hindu temple; Pura- Meru, Lingsar, Narmada, Batu Bolong, Gunung Sari or Suranadi. ✔ Join a pottery class in Penujak village ✔ Visit the traditional market in Ampenan ✔ Visit Narmada Water Park – Experience a traditional Sasak wedding – Try a traditional Sasaknese Massage – Watch a buffalo race; Malean Sampi – Watch Peresean (Lombok’s material arts) – See traditional weaving at Sukarare village – Join in Lombok’s Bau Nyale festival and eat roasted worms – Visit an indigenous local village; Beleq village – Celebrate Indonesia Independence Day in August
Food and drinks
I just love the food and drinks from Indonesia! The traditional dishes from Lombok are something that one shouldn’t miss
✔ Visit Ashtari restaurant and enjoy the magnificent view. ✔ Have a drink at Happy Cafe Lombok ✔ Try a local dish; Sate Rembiga, Plecing, Nasi Puyung or Ayam Taliwang ✔ Eat a Lombok chili pepper ✔ Eat at the ‘El Bazar Cafe & Restaurant’ – Participate in a local cooking class
There are many exciting activities to do in Lombok, but here is a list to get you started!
✔ Take a day trip to Gili Nanggu, gili Sudak or Gili Kedis (from Tawun Harbour) ✔ Take a day trip to the Gili Islands (Gili Trawangan, Gili Air or Gili Meno ✔ Learn surfing at Selong Blanak ✔ Hire a motorbike and go exploring (1 day = 50,000 IDR) ✔ Buy souveniers at Cakranegara Market ✔ Feed monkeys at Pusuk Monkey Forest ✔ Snorkel in the blue waters around Lombok – Visit a pearl farm
Have you already visited Lombok? Did you like it? Do you know any other amazing things that should be added to this list?! Let me know!