Compared to neighboring islands such as Bali island which attracts millions of tourists each year, Lombok attracts comparatively fewer tourists. This island is pretty quiet compared to its neighbors but still offer exceptional white sandy beaches, great food and hospitable people to be around with. It doesn’t matter whether you are travelling as a family, couple or by yourself, there are so many things you can do and see in Lombok. If you are fond of Bali island it is high time you discover Lombok. Today, Lombok might be the Bali of 20 years ago, when the popular island was still undiscovered by tourists. If you are looking for a quiet alternative to Bali island, you can choose the Lombok and the Gili Islands. The good thing is that if you are coming from Bali, you can take the Patagonia Xpress fat boat.
The Gili islands consist of three small island namely Gili Meno, GiliTrawangan and Gili Air. Most people choose to stay in Gili Trawangan because it offers stunning white sandy beaches with pristine waters where you can go for diving or snorkeling with turtles. However, the other two Gili Islands still has something for everyone. With no vehicles allowed in the Gili Islands, you can rest assured that you will have a peaceful time when you choose to vacate here. The best time to travel to the Gili Island is during the dry season (May to October), but the beauty of Lombok and the Gili Islands is that they have a good climate all year round. Therefore, you can be sure that you can still make the most of your tropical adventure when you choose to travel today. If you are looking to discover Lombok, here are a few things you can do and see here.
When you visit the northern part of Lombok, you will come across amazing waterfalls such as Tiu Kelep, Tiu Teja and Sendang Gile among others. This is a great place to relax and watch the amazing nature that Lombok has to offer. You can choose to get in the water and let the waterfall rain on your back. In fact, locals here believe that the waters have healing powers to preserve your youth and heal diseases. Most tourists choose to stay in Senggigi because it offers amazing accommodation options, including the famous Senggigi beach. If you are into watersports, Senggigi beach is the perfect place to be. If you are looking to snorkel in the surrounding pristine waters of Lombok, there are many spots to do that. Of course, Gili Trawangan is the most popular place to go for snorkeling but other less known islands like Gili Nanggu and Gili Tangkok (found off the south west coast of Lombok) offer amazing snorkeling and diving experiences also.
If you love hiking, Mount Ranjani in Lambok offers an incredible hiking experience. This mountain is one of the highest volcanic mountains in Indonesia and is still active. Whilst in Lombok, make sure also that you try the local food – it not only has a sumptuous taste but also is unbelievably cheap. This is great news for tourists who are travelling to Lombok on a budget. So plan your trip to Lombok by visiting the Patagonia Xpress website to book your seat.