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Extraordinary things to do in Lombok that many never knew existed (Part 2)

There are countless amazing things to do and see in Lombok.  So many, that we had to make another list.  Lombok is highly accessible via fast boats from Bali or the Gili Islands.

Whether you’re in Bali or the Gili Islands, make sure you fit Lombok into your itinerary. Here are the reasons why.

Out of a movie set – Bangkang Cave

bangkang cave Lombok

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Step into this Indiana Jones-esque cave that is a hundred years old.  It is located in a local village that remains unexplored by tourists, making it a unique and intimate set for pre-wedding shoots. This cave is also home to thousands of bats, and the best time to visit is before sunset. Remember to bring your wide angle lens!

The cauldron of miracles – Aik Kalak hot spring

The cauldron of miracle Lombok

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Locals believe you can cure all your illnesses and soreness just by bathing in this sacred hot spring. It is blessed by the local Hindu community and is believed to have an enigmatic healing power. You could be hiking all day and, after a dip in the spring, be revitalized enough to sweep the fatigue away.

Learn traditional weaving at Sukarara Village

Get up close and personal with Lombok’s traditional culture and heritage, with the craft of ‘songket’ or weaving. The village women are taught at a young age to weave beautifully patterned fabric.

Amazing birds eye view of Lombok and Rinjani – Bukit Pergasingan

Bukit Pergasingan Lombok

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Catch a glimpse of a far-stretching view of colorful rice paddies and the almighty Mount Rinjani. Pergasingan Hill is the alternative to hiking Mount Rinjani, with an altitude of 1700 meters above sea level.

Waterfall of the Sea – Nambung Beach

This unique phenomenon is created by waves crashing against large cliff rocks and majestically falling like a waterfall. To get under the cliff, be prepared to walk through the large waves. The crystal clear water is swimmable at your own risk!

Sail away to an almost-private island: Gili Kedis

Going island-hopping around Lombok isn’t exclusive to taking a fast boat to the Gili islands. There’s many more exotic islands to explore that are just as beautiful as the main Gilis. One of them is Gili Kedis, which hasn’t received the same attention as the other islands, so you may get lucky and have the whole island to yourself!

Patagonia Xpress offers fast boat services from Bali to the Gili Islands and Bangsal, Lombok. Learn more about our scheduling and prices and witness these natural wonders of Lombok.