Lombok Travel Guide

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    Cycling around the island!
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Lombok Things to Do

  • Hindu temple in Mataram

    Its name was Cakranegara Bersinar and it was in downtown, not far from the hotel where I was lodged, but since I had a bad experience in the ferry journey to Lombok Island (I was robbed my sunglasses), I left the next day and did not take notes of the hotel.

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  • Umbrella Stone or Batu Payung

    This beach is not far from Kuta Beach about 10 minutes by car then we have to walk along the beach where the beauty stone have, view is great with clear water and marine biota .

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  • Beautiful Kuta Beach

    Kuta Beach located South Lombok, beautiful blue sky and blue sea with clear water, 30 minutes from Airport, 1 hour from Lembar harbour, 1,5 hour from Senggigi and 2 hours from Bangsal harbour. South of Lombok is quite compare with West beach, but very relaxing not so much cafe or restaurant. We can find local people selling coconut fresh juice then...

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Lombok Restaurants

  • Best view in South Lombok, delicious...

    Restaurant located on a hilltop with wonderful views overlooking the Kute bay area.Atmosphere is Zen.Food delicious:- Fresh home made vegetarian dishes, with ingredients being sourced locally. - Nutritious all day breakfasts,- Lunchtime appetizers, focaccia sandwiches, salads, ...- and lovely desserts to enjoy with flavoured shakes, an assortment...

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  • Cheaper option to Oberoi/Lombok Lodge

    Around the Oberoi Hotel are just two more restaurants in walking distance, probably the only downside of the Oberoi. Medana Resort is the cheapest of the three. It's a smaller resort, with only a few rooms. We went there in January 2012 which is already raining season and the business was slow. We were the only guests in the restaurant that...

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  • Charming Boutique Hotel

    While we stayed at the Oberoi we wanted to try out the other two restaurants in the area. The Lombok Lodge is in walking distance from the Oberoi. The Lombok Lodge is a Boutique Hotel with a quite unique architecture. Not so much my taste, the hotel rooms and the main building with it's square shape doesn't look to appealing. Nevertheless we gave...

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Lombok Nightlife

  • All night long at Sengigi

    There are lots of live band joint in Sengigi area. Well actually, here is THE place for nightlife in this island (other than this area, you can get good dose of nightlife at Gili Trawangan). You can choose from few places to hang out at night. All the joints are nearby to each other.Few names to mention, Papaya Cafe, Happy Cafe, Bukit Sengigi disco...

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  • Night live Entertainment

    I give this place a thumb up for its nice decor. Located right in the heart of Senggigi, just beside Ray hotel, features live entertaiment. Serve dinner from local to western menu. Covered 1st and 2nd floor, with pool table on the upper stage. Open daily from 6pm - 4am. Entrance fee/Cover charge = 20000rupiah, include 1 standard drink. No dress...

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  • A Journey out of this World from Gili...

    Because there are no police on the island,mushroom omelets, drinks,pizzas are sold openly.You will see plenty of signsalong the main road.So no need in finding the right contact.The average trip goes for 150,000- 250,000 Rp.You can have a strong dose or a mellow dose.If you’ve never tried them,go mellow.It’s important to be amongst friends that you...

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Lombok Transportation

  • Princess Cruise

    We arrived in Lombok on the Dawn Princess cruise ship. It was a tender port, which meant we took a small boat in to shore. The boats were the cruise ship tenders. They lower them from where they are stored on the side of the ship. My grandmother spent her time taking photos of the channel markers, and of me.

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  • Cidomo aka Pony Carts

    The excursion buses took us from the wood crafting village to another location. They said we would be riding a pony cart down the road a bit. My grandmother decided that she didn't want to give up her seat on the bus - someone might take it, and the bus was A/C. Also she wasn't sure that she wouldn't be too much for the pony. So I did the pony cart...

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  • Horse Drawn Carriage

    There is no cars and motorbikes on the Gili Islands so to get around you got to take a horse drawn carriage known as a cidomo by the locals. Not the most comfortable way to get around on the island but it`s ok and also not expensive to take. It`s not a meter taxi so you just ask for the price to your destination before getting on.

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Lombok Shopping

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  • Traditional weaving in Lombok

    Bahri weaving group is more than a shop, it is a collective. Women living in Sukarara Village weave using traditional looms. They then give their work to the shop which shares proceeds throughout the families in the village. It is a very friendly place to visit - while they would like you to buy some of their goods, there is very little pressure to...

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  • Pottery in Lombok

    Lombok is famous for its black clay pottery. There are some areas of the island that specialise in this craft - one of them being Penjulak which is close to the hub city Praya, and close enough to Mataram and even Senggigi for a day trip.There are a number of small shop fronts selling 'direct from the factory'. Prices are very reasonable. I paid...

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  • Good Bargins

    you can find lots of things to buy all under one roof, for example, local craft, T-shirts, fridge magents, etc. Everything ........ The prices are fixed but very reasonable

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Lombok Local Customs

  • Chinese cemeteries

    Our guide pointed out to us the Chinese cemeteries as we passed by them. The Chinese take the burial of the dead very seriously, and cremation is uncommon except in areas like Hong Kong where the land available is limited and expensive. If you are staying in this area (and not just speeding by in a bus), it might be interesting to visit one of the...

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  • Religion

    Many visitors to the Gili Islands arrive from Bali. Be aware that unlike Hindu Bali, Lombok and the Gili Islands are regarded as a largely Muslim society. Bali has a liberal attitude to western attitudes brought on by years of dealing with tourism. Lombok is less exposed to western culture and this is something you should be aware of when visiting...

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  • Eating Roti Bakar with the locals

    I didn't find Mataram, the capital of Lombok, particularly interesting, but I did enjoy the friendliness of the local people. In the early evening food vans are set up on many of the main streets to catch the custom of people as they return home from work. Included amongst these are Roti Bakar stalls - literally 'burnt bread' or toast. At these...

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Lombok Warnings and Dangers

  • Wood Import Prohibited

    They told us that we could not import wood products into Australia. Since we were going to Australia before we were going home, we decided not to buy any of the wood products that were being made at the craft village. Some of them looked quite nice.My grandmother told me that this was the reason:Advice to Travelers - Wooden articlesWhen returning...

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  • Forbidden Wood

    I was warned that it was forbidden to import anything wooden from Indonesia to Australia so I didn't buy any of the wooden items, although I would have liked to.I did not understand this prohibition, except that my I knew my daughter had bought some items in the Far East which had woodworm or something in them, and she kept them outside.Apparently...

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  • Authorised Money Changer Sengiggi Lombok

    The so called "authorised" money changer on Jl Raya Sengiggi (the Main Street on the same side as the"Happy Cafe") ripped us off almost 60AUD when getting money exchanged. Partly our fault for not questioning money changer at the time. It wasn't until we walked out of the store I realised we were down nearly 60AUD .. I counted my money on the...

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Lombok Tourist Traps

  • Sade Traditional Village, South Lombok

    The of Sade and Rembitan on the Praya-Kuta Road in south Lombok both have 'traditional villages'. While there are people who live in the villages, they really have become 'made for tourist' locations. You are asked to make a 'donation' at the entrance to the village. A guide will then offer to show you around - later the guide will ask you to pay...

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  • Swomped with people trying to sell you...

    At Kuta Lombok you can get crowded by people trying to selling things like Coconut water and jewelry like pearls and T-shirts and so on. So if you buy from 1 person or likely a kid you`ll be swomped with probably many other people trying to sell you the same thing and they will come running to you and even come with motorbikes with their goods to...

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  • Dances.

    Well, i´m not shure if this was a real tourist trap, but during our stay in the Sheraton in Lombok, we saw some typical dances, we asked about them but nobody was shure if the dances were Balinese or Lombokese. But besides that we enjoyed the dances.

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Lombok What to Pack

  • Skip the towel! Buy a sarong!

    And if you don’t want to deal with the towel,then just get a sarong and use it as a towel.It dries quickly,you can use it as a bed sheet, a clothing apparel,or a mosquito swapper! And it’s cheaper!

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  • Should I bring a towel to Gili...

    Ok. Ok.Bringing a beach towel may be bulky,if you are a light traveler.You can find them on the island for 100,000 Rpbefore negotiating.And yes..you'll help the economy too

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  • Bring what you needin Gili Trawangan

    When traveling to Bali,you will be advised to bring as little as you can,since the temptation to buy is so big.But at Gili Trawangan,it's the opposite.You won't need to wear that much cloths,since you can hang out in a sarong and bathing suit,but any toiletries, batteries, etc. would be a smart thing to bring along sinceyou may not find them...

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Lombok Off The Beaten Path

  • Manggis and Rambutan

    I tried this fruit when I stayed at the Sheraton Senggigi and I have to say it`s a must to try. The manggis looks like a very wierd kind of fruit but the taste is absolutely fantastic , Very flavourful. Manggis almost looks like garlic. Then there is Rambutan ,when you open it up it`s not different to a litchi and taste the same.

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  • Meet biawak lizards

    Taking a quiet byroad or walking a dirt path we met these lizards, which seem to be common on Lombok. They are called biawak in Indonesian. Perhaps distant relatives of the lizards we saw in Australia.They were not difficult to photogaph, only leasurely walking away when we came too close.

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  • Walk to Pura Manik Sari in the forest

    Across the road from Pusuk Pass parking is a small sign pointing to the temple Pura Manik Sari. Although it was raining, we thought to seek it out. It was half a km of sopping wet forest path. We met some Hindu people returning from their devotion, trying to negotiate the path on motorbike: walking seemed easier.When you pass a little waterfall...

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Lombok Sports & Outdoors

  • Scuba Diving Blue Marlin Gili...

    If you want to go diving and your around lombok, bali or the gili islands then go to gili trawangan and dive with Blue Marlin dive! they take you to so many different locations you are spoiled for choice. i dived there recently and had some of the best dives of my life. they are really professional and the marine life is so vast. turtles, eels and...

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  • Scuba Dive- Gili Trawangan

    There isn't a whole lot to do on Gili Trawangan. Scuba diving here is a great way to meet people and see a little more of the scenery. The water here is really clear (30M visibility) and warm (30C). You only need a 3mm shorty wet suit. The only negative thing about diving the Gili's is that the locals have done a lot of dynamite fishing and have...

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  • Diving in Gili Trawangan

    The following are prices were posted at the lobby of Vila Ombak..They may be a bit more expensive provided by other dive centers.But Vila Ombak being a hotel of a higher category,probably provides better equipment than some of the shadier dive shacks.Then again,the choice is yours.Prices are subject to changeFun Diving PricesProvided with new...

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  • Gili in general

    Hello I was in Gili some months ago.. The prices was fine since its tourism object... They sell bath equipment(soap shampoo etc) and snacks so expensive,, its double price. That's because they need to transport the product with the boat from main island i think..The price of food was not so much .. the beer was 20-25k (rupiah) .. in the bar the...

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  • Bandar International Airport

    The new airport here in Lombok is quiet a distance if you plan to go to the Gili Islands so best visit other parts of Lombok 1st before immediately making your way straight to the Gili Islands after your flight.The airport is not too far from if you plan to visit Kuta Lombok or Mataram. Also there is not many flights landing here because there is...

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  • VISAs to enter Lombok (Indonesia)

    In a dramatic change to the current immigration rules, starting on January 26, 2010, foreign tourists from countries eligible for "visa-on-arrival" will now be given a 30 day visa that can be renewed for an additional 30 days.As part of the new changes the 7-day visa at US$10 has been abolished, with the 30-day US$25 visa (renewable for an...

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Boat Between the Islands
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Fast Boat to Bali from the Gilis
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