There are plenty of things to do on Lombok such as relaxing at pristine beaches to exploring waterfalls and even hiking volcanos. In this blog we’ll give you our top tips for the best things to do on Lombok!
Where to stay on Lombok
Lombok is a large island with a variety of areas to stay, although we found the best area for tourists to be Kuta. Kuta is full of restaurants, cafes and clothes shops. We stayed at Three V and it was perfect for our extended stay. The rooms were clean with a lovely patio for us to sit on. If you’re looking to stay in a beautiful villa, a new and modern accommodation option is Harmony Villas. It’s currently one of the most popular places to stay in Kuta.
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Top things to do on Lombok
Bukit Selong Lombok is a spectacular viewpoint which gives you a panoramic view of an incredible cluster of rice fields that are full of different colours and patterns. A popular feature of the viewpoint is the unique wooden platform which is also in the shape of a star. This spot is popular among locals and is still lesser known to many tourists.
For more information on Bukit Selong, check out our full blog post here.
Mount Rinjani Trekking is an insane 3 day, 2 night trek which involves hiking up 3726 metres to the top of the crater rim. During the 3 days you will camp along the crater rim above the clouds with views of Bali and the Gili islands. You’ll also be able to witness the insane blue lake located within the crater as well as a volcano. There are also volcanic hot springs which you will be able to relax in after a long day of trekking. Hiking Mount Rinjani is without a doubt the toughest thing we’ve ever done but it was incredible! It’s definitely one of the top things to do on Lombok.
For more information on Mount Rinjani and our experience, check out our full blog post here.
Tiu Kelep Waterfall Lombok and Sendang Gile Waterfall are two giant and luscious green waterfalls which are located only 5 minutes apart. Sendang Gile is a tall single stream of water while Tiu Kelep is a gigantic and powerful array of different streams, which are mesmerising to gaze upon. Tiu Kelep also has a forceful stream that shoots out diagonally over the others, creating a spectacular sight.
For more information on Tiu Kelep & Sendang Gile, check out our full blog post here.
Benang Stokel Waterfall Lombok is an unreal two in one waterfall. This means in one spot you have double the waterfall streams and in the rainy season there is even three. Benang Stokel Waterfall Lombok is a great place to observe the beauty of nature while you relax by some waterfalls.
For more information on Benang Stokel, check out our full blog post here.
Benang Kelambu Waterfall Lombok is an incredibly eye catching waterfall. The lush green curtain of leaves enclose the waterfall, making a spectacular natural sight. There are two streams of water that flow out from beneath the plants. You can also climb around the rocks to get closer to where the water shoots out from. The water feels so fresh and it even looks crystal clear.
For more information on Benang Kelambu, check out our full blog post here.
The Mystical Neverland Bat Cave is an incredible underground cave where you can find thousands of bats flying around inside. The cave is becoming increasingly popular due to its incredible light rays that shine through the top of the cave. The light rays combined with the dark mysterious interior of the cave make for an incredibly magical photo. If you’re in Lombok, this spot is not to be missed!
For more information on The Mystical Never Land Batcave, check out our full blog post here.
Bukit Merese has incredible panoramic views of the unique landscape, as well as the neighbouring beaches and endless ocean. You can enjoy a beer while sitting on top of a mountain range to observe the amazing view. If you’re after an unforgettable sunset full of colour, be sure not to miss this beautiful spot.
For more information on Bukit Merese and the sunset spot, check out our full blog post here.
Batu Payung Lombok is a small stretch of rocky coastline which is best known for its giant rock formation that stands alone close to the shore. From certain angles, the outline of the rock even looks like the profile of a face. The Batu Payung rock is a very popular spot to capture photos in front of due to its size and unique shape.
For more information on how to find Batu Payung, check out our full blog post here.
Relaxing at the beaches is one of the best things to do on Lombok! South Lombok is full of many beautiful and unique beaches. You’ll never get tired of exploring the pristine blue ocean as well as relaxing on the white sand. You can find beaches with swings and beachfront warungs, popular surf beaches and even beaches that are secluded. There is sure to be a beach for everyone.
For a full list of the best Lombok beaches check out our ‘Top 5 best beaches in Lombok‘ guide!
The Gili Islands
If you’re in Lombok then you can’t miss out on visiting the Gili islands! The Gili islands are only a short 15 minute boat trip off the northwest coast of Lombok. These 3 small islands are filled with plenty of things to see such as peaceful beaches and beautiful sunsets. You can go on a snorkeling tour where you can explore underwater statues and also swim alongside turtles. Additionally, for sunset you can enjoy a drink along the beach and relax on an ocean swing or hammock.