An off the beaten track travel guide to Lombok Indonesia featuring the 24 best things to do on your trip. Summit an active volcano, day trip to magical jungle waterfalls, and unwind on white sandy beaches– this is Lombok Indonesia!

Lombok Island is a volcanic island surrounded by coral reefs and dotted islets within the Indonesian archipelago. It’s often referred to as Bali’s sister island, but I like to call it Indonesia’s adventure island.

There’s an abundance of incredible things to do on Lombok, offering raw and memorable travel experiences.

After spending six weeks on the island, I’ve compiled this huge Lombok travel guide to help you plan your visit. I’ve given you a rundown on how to get here, what to expect, where to stay, and of course, a massive list of what to do on Lombok!

About Lombok Indonesia

Lombok is an Indonesian island located just east of Bali, across the Lombok Strait in Southeast Asia. While Lombok has its own international airport and solid tourism infrastructure, it is sadly often overlooked as a travel destination in favor its neighboring tourism powerhouse.

However, thanks to adventurers slowly making a drift to Lombok from Bali via the Gili Islands and Nusa Penida, more and more people are slowly starting to discover this hidden-gem.

The island of Lombok is home to the indigenous Sasak People, some of the kindest and most welcoming people I’ve ever come across in my travels. They are very proud of their sacred mountain; Gunung Rinjani, which is an active volcano with hot springs and an incredible crater lake.

In the coastal areas, you’ll find both volcanic black beaches with calm waters, and pumping surf hotspots with white sands and a laid-back vibe. Conversely, the central regions of Lombok is dense with tropical jungle and many impressive waterfalls.

Travel Insurance for Lombok: It’s a good idea to purchase reliable travel insurance when visiting Lombok Indonesia. WorldNomads is considered by many to be the best for adventure-based travel. Alternatively, SafetyWing offers cheap insurance, especially for extended trips.

Indigenous Sasak people of Lombok, Indonesia

How to Get to Lombok

Where is Lombok Indonesia?

Lombok Indonesia is located within the Nusa Tenggara Barat province. This volcanic island is one of the Lesser Sunda Islands, which is found just east of the popular tourist island of Bali. The sea separating the two islands is called the Lombok Strait.

Wondering how to get here? Below is an up-to-date guide on the best ways to get to the island.

Lombok International Airport (LOP)
There are daily flights between Lombok and Denpasar, as well as many other direct routes within Indonesia and internationally (including direct flights from Perth). Airlines flying into Lombok include Garuda, Lion Air, Silk Air, and Trans Nusa. You can compare the best flights across all of these airlines using CheapOAir for great deals.

By Ferry
There’s a ferry service from Sanur on neighboring Bali island which goes to Lombok each day. This is a new speed-boat service that takes roughly 3 hours.

Instead, you could book a cheap fast boat to Gili Trawangan, spend a day or two on Gili T, Gili Meno, and Gili Air. Then, take the shuttle boat or public boat from Gili T to Lombok ($1 USD). In my opinion, this is the best way to get to Lombok from Bali as it’s cheap and allows you to see the coral reefs of the Gili Islands as well.

GILI TRAWANGAN THINGS TO DO, DRONE PHOTO GILI T

24 Best Things to Do on Lombok Indonesia

Without further ado, let’s dive into this epic list of the best things to do on Lombok Indonesia! I haven’t ranked this list in any order. So, it’ll be up to you to to choose your own adventures!

Remember, at the bottom of this post, you’ll also find useful information on where to stay during your visit.

1. Visit The Lombok Waterfalls

Just like Bali, Lombok has its own fair share of incredible waterfalls to visit. The best part is, many are flowing year-round, despite the hot Lombok climate in the dry season. In my opinion, the natural beauty of Lombok is its primary attraction. And, checking out some of the waterfall trails is a sure way to experience it.

Read More: Complete Waterfall Guide to Lombok Indonesia

Some of my favorite adventures in Lombok were the waterfalls. Here are my top seven:

Below I’ve outlined three of my absolute favorites from that list to get you inspired.

Sendang Gile and Tiu Kelep Waterfalls

I’ll put money on the fact that you’ve already seen the impressive Tiu Kelep waterfall before. This incredible waterfall amphitheatre has made the rounds on social media and even across waterfall tour banners as far as Bali and Java.

Located in Senaru, in the north of Lombok, Sendang Gile and Tiu Kelep waterfalls are two falls on the same, short jungle hike. Out of all of the things to do on the incredible island of Lombok Indonesia, I’d place a visit to these two waterfall attractions near the top!

Book: Tiu Kelep and Sendang Gile Waterfall Trekking Tour

Lombok Indonesia, Tiu Kelep Waterfall
Tiu Kelep Waterfall
SENDANG GILE WATERFALL SENARU
Sendang Gile Waterfall

Benang Stokel and Benang Kelambu Waterfalls

Another set of waterfalls that is value for time and money are Central Lombok highlights, Benang Stokel and Benang Kelambu. Although they are located in the same geopark, the two waterfalls are vastly different.

Benang Kelambu is a curtain-like layer of flowing water and dense jungle plants. The other, Benang Stokel is a set of three plunging waterfalls in a wide jungle clearing.

Even if you have heard of these waterfalls before, you might be surprised to hear that there are actually another 3 “hidden” waterfalls here too.

Book in advance: Benang Kelambu & Benang Stokel Waterfall Trek

BENANG STOKEL WATERFALL LOMBOK ISLAND
BENANG KELAMBU WATERFALL, LOMBOK INDONESIA

Mangku Sakti Waterfall

Visiting Mangku Sakti waterfall ended up being one of my favorite things to do on Lombok Indonesia. Located in the north close to the trekking town of Sembalun, Mangku Sakti has several levels of fast-flowing rapids and a large main waterfall.

The best part about this one is that you can climb inside and behind the waterfall in a small rocky cave!

MANGKU SAKTI WATERFALL NEAR SEMBALUN, LOMBOK
Mangku Sakti Waterfall

2. Explore the Senggigi Coastline

Senggigi was once the tourist capital of Lombok. However, the main tourist hub has now shifted from the west coast to the south (Kuta Lombok).

These days, you’ll discover a chill beach vibe with plenty of small cafes and warungs. There’s a main street wrapping along the coastline which is the perfect place to explore if you feel like beach hopping.

To see the best of Senggigi, I’d suggest renting a motorbike or scooter (with drop-off), which costs between 50 000 – 70 000 Rupiah per day and riding to all the beautiful beaches near Senggigi.

While you can catch a wave on a good day, the Senggigi beaches are more reserved for chilling, with calm, clear waters. Nevertheless, it’s one of my favorite coastlines in Indonesia, and definitely worth an entry on your list of Lombok things to do and places to visit.

Senggigi Beach near Senggigi Bay on the west coast of Lombok
Main road on Sengiggi, Lombok Indonesia
NIPPAH BEACH, PANTAI NIPPAH LOMBOK

3. Visit the Tete Batu Rice Terraces

I’ve said it before but, Tete Batu is as close to Ubud as you’ll get on Lombok. Complete with rice terraces, small cafes, waterfalls, and short hikes, Tete Batu is one of the most scenic Lombok tourist attractions.

Tete Batu is a small village which is the best place on Lombok to relax and unwind. Here, you’ll also catch a great view of Rinjani but there are also plenty of opportunities for waterfall chasing.

Book: Tetebatu Rice Terraces Private Tour

LOMBOK RICE TERRACES IN TETE BATU
LOMBOK RICE TERRACES IN TETE BATU

CHEAP CAR RENTAL: Alternatively, if you’re traveling in a group, you could also rent a car to explore all of the best things to do on Lombok yourself. I always use Rentalcars.com in Indonesia because you get local rates.

4. Check Out The Gili Islands

Since they’re super easy to reach from Bali, The Gili Islands of Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno, and Gili Air are often mistaken for Balinese islands.

However, the Gili Islands are located on the northern coast of Lombok, which makes these islands a convenient transit location from Bali.

On the tiny island of Gili T, you’ll find great snorkeling and scuba diving, abundant marine life, calm, white sand beaches, lively bars, night markets, and some magical sunsets.

There are loads of day trips available to book from Lombok, which works out well if you want to cram as much adventure into your trip as possible.

Book: Best of Gili Islands Snorkeling Day Trip (from Lombok)

Gili Trawangan Beach Drone Photo near Gili Air
GILI TRAWANGAN SNORKELING WITH A TURTLE AND CORAL REEFS

5. Discover the “Secret” Gili Islands

Want island vibes but looking for what to do on Lombok that are more off the typical gringo trail? The “Secret Gili” Islands in the south of Lombok Indonesia will be your answer.

Many people are surprised to hear that Lombok actually has several islands all around its coast. The three I’d recommend are located off the quiet shores of Sekotong.

There are several tours running here from Kuta beach, or you can make your way to Sekotong yourself and hop on a shared island hopping trip to Gili Kedis, Gili Nanggu, and Gili Sudak.

Book in advance: Secret Gili Islands Trip

GILI NANGGU LOMBOK

6. Gili Kedis Camping Trip

One of my absolute favorite experiences on Lombok was a camping trip to the tiny sandbar island of Gili Kedis.

The island is so tiny that you’d almost assume it would disappear at high tide! We finished off a great island-hopping day at the “Secret Gilis” by playing guitar and cooking a fresh BBQ at our private sandbar campsite. If you’re looking for a raw, off-the-beaten-path travel experience in Lombok, make sure to spend a night out on Gili Kedis.

You can contact Feel Lombok and tell you that Olly from We Seek Travel sent you for a good deal.

Read More: Gili Kedis Camping Trip: What to Expect

GILI KEDIS LOMBOK, SUNSET
GILI KEDIS ISLAND CAMPING LOMBOK

7. Mount Rinjani Volcano Trekking

I told you this list wasn’t in any order. Usually, you’d find Mount Rinjani trekking at the top of nearly everybody’s list of what to do on Lombok, and rightly so!

Trekking Mount Rinjani was hands down one of the most epic adventures we had on Lombok. Unfortunately, getting to the summit had been a little difficult in recent years due to a corroding ridge-line. When I visited the first time it was still possible to hike to the crater and set up camp to watch the sunrise above the clouds, which is exactly what we did.

Rinjani is one of the most incredible hiking experiences you can have in South East Asia. The volcanic rim is breathtaking and the spectacular views of the crater lake makes you feel like you’re on another planet!

Most treks leave from Senaru, however less-popular routes are also completed from Tete Batu and Sembalun. If you’re chasing the summit, I’d suggest trying to negotiate with local trekking guides in Senaru or in Sembalun.

Otherwise, you can book a hike to the most epic attraction on Lombok Indonesia below.

Book the same trip I went on: Rinjani Crater Rim Hike

MOUNT RINJANI CRATER RIM HIKE FOR SUNRISE, SENARU TREKKING TO ACTIVE VOLCANO

8. Pergasinginan Hill Sunrise Hike

Mount Rinjani isn’t the only opportunity on Lombok for some epic mountain views. Another favorite hike is Pergasingan Hill, located in the mountain town of Sembalun.

The trek itself is quite steep, but shouldn’t take more than a few hours for the return trip. I’d suggest leaving early since the sunrise views from the top are incredible!

You won’t require a guide to reach the top of Pergasingan Hill. However, you can choose to camp at the top with the help of some local tour guides. This blog has some useful information for camping on Pergasingan Hill.

Or, Book locally: Pergasingan Hill Trek

SEMBULAN VILLAGE NEAR RINJANI

9. Bukit Selong Ricefield Viewpoint

While we’re on the topic of hikes and viewpoints why not consider the Bukit Selong viewpoint over the carpeted Sembalun ricefields?

Unlike the previous two, this Lombok viewpoint doesn’t require much hiking, just a quick walk up the hill at the back of town.

Bukit Selong is a great place to visit for either sunrise or sunset, and even though it’s not very high, the views are pretty spectacular.

Read More: Bukit Selong Rice Field Viewpoint (Selong Hill)

BUKIT SELONG VIEWPOINT OVER THE RICE FIELDS IN EASTERN LOMBOK

10. Explore the Rest of Sembalun and Senaru – North Lombok

You may have noticed that many of the items on this list of epic things to do on Lombok have been in the north. In terms of adventure travel, the north of Lombok has plenty of variety and countless things to do.

For off-the-beaten-path travel, I’d suggest spending a couple of days in Sembalun to explore the waterfalls, rice fields, and epic hikes and viewpoints.

Read More: Sembalun Travel Guide

MOTORBIKE IN SEMBALUN VILLAGE LOMBOK

11. Malase Hill Sunset Viewpoint

Although not typically visited by tourists, Malase has both beaches and viewpoints worth visiting.

The coastal village of Malase is situated only a few minutes south of Senggigi center. To reach the Malase Hill (Bukit Malase) sunset viewpoint, you’ll need to follow the winding roads up and behind the village.

There are two great spots to visit where you can enjoy the sunset over the water. However, these aren’t pinned on Google Maps. If you have a motorcycle or scooter, you’ll have time to visit both viewpoints – just copy and paste these coordinates into Google Maps.

Viewpoint 1: 8° 30′ 51.81″ S 116° 5′ 29.796″ E
Viewpoint 2 (Bukit Marese): 8° 30′ 44.232″ S 116° 4′ 29.184″ E

11. Try Kopi Rachik (Spiced Lombok Coffee)

If you make the short coastal trip from Senggigi to Malase, then I’d highly recommend stopping by at Henry’s Warung, on Google as “Kedai Mamiq” for some lunch and coffee.

Here, you’ll be able to buy great food at a local price and have the opportunity to taste Henry’s secret spiced coffee recipe. Through Henry, I met some of my best friends on Lombok who taught me a lot about local culture and showed us some amazing spots.

I’ve written a full article and made a video about the traditional coffee-making practices if you’re interested in learning more about this unique cultural experience on Lombok Indonesia.

AMPENAN COFFEE LOMBOK

12. Lombok Monkey Forest

Similarly to Bali, Lombok has it’s own thriving populations of Macaque and also a few Javan Lutung (black monkeys). If you’re planning to stay or make a day trip to Tete Batu, then you’ll nearly be certain to spot a few macaques.

If not, then you could also visit the Lombok Monkey Forest, (Baun Pusuk) located roughly 45 minutes from the main beach at Senggigi. This is a relatively new Lombok attraction but one that is quickly gaining popularity. The road here is sealed and in good condition, and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to stop and take some photos of the rice fields and local villages on the way.

The Lombok Monkey Forest can be found at the top of a mountain pass, with plenty of places to park a car or motorbike. Even if you’re not that interested in the Macaques, the view from the top and the ride here is worth the effort.

Read More: Lombok Monkey Forest – Baun Pusuk

MACAQUE MONKEY AT THE LOMBOK MONKEY FOREST, BAUN PUSUK

13. Explore the Sekotong Peninsula – (Lombok Hidden Gem)

Although it’s arguably one of the least visited regions of Lombok, Sekotong is a place full of adventure.

From white sandy beaches, thousands of islands with crystal clear water to explore, and one of the best coastal roads to drive on in Lombok, Sekotong should definitely be added to your Lombok itinerary.

Read More: Sekotong Travel Guide

ELAK ELAK BEACH AND GILI MILU ISLANDS, SEKOTONG, LOMBOK
GILI KEDIS LOMBOK, ISLAND HOPPING SEKOTONG

14. Surfing at Kuta Lombok

Since it’s one of the closest tourist hubs to the new International Airport, Kuta Lombok has become the go-to travel destination on Lombok. Since the southern coast of Lombok gets the best waves, the best things to do here usually involve surfing and water sports.

There are plenty of beaches and breaks that cater to both advanced and beginner surfers.

While Kuta Lombok beach on the southern coast is one of the most popular, I recommend checking out Segar, Gerupuk, Are Guling, Mawi, and Selong Belanak beach for good breaks. You’ll be able to rent a board for a few hours or even a week if you want at most beaches.

MAWI BEACH SURF SPOT, SURFING BEACHES KUTA LOMBOK

14. Check Out the Best Beaches in South Lombok

Even if you’re not surfing, Kuta Lombok and the southern peninsula is still a treasure trove of epic beaches.

The best part is, most of the beaches aren’t packed or busy. In fact, some of the best beaches on Lombok island that were only a short moped ride from Kuta Lombok were completely empty! d

Read More: Best Beaches Near Kuta

15. Lombok Pink Beach

One of the most unique beaches on Lombok is Pink Beach, wedged in the southeast corner of Lombok, in the Ekas Peninsula.

A visit to Pink Beach will mean that you’ll get to see a rare phenomenon only possible in select parts of the world. The other Pink Beach is in Komodo, but you don’t have to go that for to see one!The water at Pink Beach Lombok is crystal clear, and there are some nice little jump rocks too.

This beach takes over an hour to reach from Kuta Lombok, so a visit will most likely be a whole-day trip. Even so, if you’ve got the time, I’d suggest making the effort. Even with the pink sand aside, this part of Lombok is one of the most scenic in terms of coastal landscapes.

Read More: Pink Beach Guide

Book: Pink Beach and Southeast Gilis Private Day Tour

PINK BEACH LOMBOK

16. Semeti Hills

The Semeti Hills, also known as Bukit Semeti, is a set of jagged coastal cliffs and natural pyramids on the south coast of Lombok. It’s one of the most beautiful parts of the southern coastline and in my opinion one of the best Lombok tourist attractions worth visiting when in the south.

Visiting the Semeti Hills viewpoint is a great way to end a beach-hopping trip from Kuta Lombok, as it’s a great option to watch the sunset. There’s also a good little cliff jumping spot around the corner, as well as a small beach cave.

Book: Discover Semeti and Nambung Beach

SEMETI HILLS VIEWPOINT, BUKIT, PANTAI SEMETI

18. Bukit Merese Viewpoint

In terms of sunset spots in Kuta Lombok, the Merese Hill viewpoint near Tanjung Aan beach is easily the most popular– and for good reason.

Bukit Merese only takes about 15 minutes to reach via moped from the main strip on Kuta Lombok. The viewpoint itself is actually several hills, each looking over the ocean, with views across the southern coastline.

Since the area is quite spread out, it doesn’t ever feel like a crowded sunset spot, even though at times it looks as if all of Kuta Lombok is there. Besides the wild monkeys, you’ll almost certainly be able to watch the sunset in peace if you venture off to find a remote spot on the hill.

Read More: Bukit Merese Hills Guide

BUKIT MERESE SUNSET VIEWPOINT KUTA LOMBOK

19. Kuta Lombok Bat Cave – Bangkang Cave

If you thought that you’d seen all the attractions and things to do on Lombok Indonesia, think again. Other than epic beaches, viewpoints, hikes and tourist attractions, Lombok also has its very own cave systems too.

Although quite small, the Kuta Lombok Bat Cave is home to thousands of small nocturnal bats. Located only 10 minutes from Kuta Lombok, the bat cave is a perfect attraction stop on the way to some of the popular beaches like Pantai Mawun or Selong Belanak.

Read More: Kuta Lombok Bat Cave

BANGKANG CAVE, KUTA LOMBOK BAT CAVE

20. Nambung Beach Waterfall

Here’s something a little unique yet again. Approximately an hour’s ride from Kuta Lombok is a strange phenomenon that is famous amongst locals.

As the tide rushes out and waves pound the rocky shores of Nambung Beach, a natural “beach waterfall” appears. While it’s not a fresh water waterfall, it’s still a pretty cool spot to check out. If you do, make sure you bring a mask and snorkel, as there are literally dozens of turtles swimming around Nambung Beach!

Read More: Nambung Beach Waterfall

NAMBUNG BEACH WATERFALL, LOMBOK

21. Mekaki Beach

In my opinion, one of the best beaches in Lombok is Mekaki Beach. This beach reminds me a little of those on Nusa Penida, with thick, deep sand and jagged, Jurassic cliffs edged by amazing turquoise waters. I’m serious- the water here is seriously blue. However, it can get a little rough when the swell picks up.

Mekaki Beach is located on the southern shores of Sekotong, which requires a little long, but well-worth ride if you’re staying in Kuta Lombok.

Even if you don’t swim, checking out the beach is still one of the best free things to do on Lombok!

Read More: Mekaki Beach Guide

DRONE LOMBOK BEACH

22. Drive the Epic New Coastal Road

Just before the road to Mekaki Beach is a newly constructed, long, winding coastal road. Known as “the new road”, it makes for one of the most scenic drives in Lombok.

The road is in incredible condition. This means you’ll be excused if you divert your eyes to enjoy the coastal views! There are plenty of opportunities to park your bikes and grab some panoramic shots from the mountains.

My advice is to take the road east after leaving Pantai Mekaki. Then, follow it all the way around before diverting North back to Lembar.

MOUNTAIN ROAD SOUTH COAST LOMBOK

23. Malimbu Hill Viewpoint

If you’re staying in Senggigi, then you’ll actually get a better sunset than those in Kuta Lombok, since the sun will set right out on the ocean’s horizon.

The best sunset viewpoint in Senggigi is Malimbu Hill. This is a small, barren headland with a few leaning palms and one of the best attractions in Lombok Indonesia for those searching for unbeatable sunsets. Like most of the places in Senggigi, it’s usually pretty quiet, and the view is spectacular!

Read More: Malimbu Hill Viewpoint

MALIMBU HILL VIEWPOINT SENGGIGI SUNSET

24. Take the 4-Day Boat Trip to Komodo

If you’re traveling Lombok on an open schedule, and you’ve got some time in Indonesia, then I’d highly recommend taking the 4-day 3-night boat trip from Lombok to Komodo Island. This is definitely one of the best experiences you can have in Lombok and maybe even in all of Indonesia!

This trip was one of the most epic experiences I had in Indonesia, and was ridiculously good value for money. Costing only 2.3 million Rupiah, the boat includes accommodation, food, transport, access to all the Komodo highlights (including Padar Island and seeing the amazing Komodo Dragons) as well as all National Park fees.

You can book directly with Wanua Adventures, or, alternatively, let the guys at Feel Lombok organize it for you for the same price.

Read More: Lombok to Komodo Boat Guide

BOAT TRIP IN KOMODO NATIONAL PARK, INDONESIA

Lombok Indonesia Guide: Travel Tips & Info

I hope you enjoyed that long list of epic adventures and attractions on Lombok. Before you head out and explore the island, check out some of the useful travel tips and information below to better plan your visit.

When is the Best Time to Visit Lombok?

The climate in Lombok island is distinguished by two primary seasons; the dry season and the rainy season. It has a tropical climate meaning temperature stays relatively the same all-year round.

While Lombok is Bali’s sister island, it doesn’t receive as much rainfall and is generally drier.

Dry Season: April to October
Locals refer to this period as “summer” even though it is technically in the southern hemisphere. That’s because the weather is generally drier and more beach-friendly.

Rainy Season: October to March
The best time to explore Lombok if you want to get the most out of the epic waterfalls! The weather during these months are a little sticky and humid but enjoyable!

The best time to visit Lombok would fall between July and August. However this is the peak travel season, visiting in the shoulder season of October and March is also a good idea!

Getting Around on Lombok

Lombok is generally quite easy to get around. I choose to rent a motorbike because it is cheap and this is how most of the local people get around.

However, you can also rent a car, pay a taxi driver, arrange a private driver for the day, or book organized day tours to the best places on the island. Unfortunately, there is a lack of bus transport on Lombok Indonesia. But, thankfully renting a bike or car is quite cheap.

If you’d prefer to book organized tours, I recommend searching on Get Your Guide and Klook. They are the two most trusted booking sources on Lombok and since the pandemic, they offer free cancellations on all bookings.

riding a motorcycle on Lombok

Best Sightseeing & Bookable Tours on Lombok

Below is a list of the most popular and worthwhile tours and experiences that you can book on the island. If you’re up for sightseeing on Lombok, don’t go past these.

Snorkeling on Lombok Island, Marine Life

Is Lombok Worth Visiting?

If you can’t guess my answer by now, then I’ll assume you’ve skipped the article altogether. Yes, of course Lombok is worth visiting! In fact, I’d recommend it over Bali and other famous Indonesian islands for a few reasons.

  • Lombok is still somewhat a hidden gem – there aren’t crowds of tourists yet
  • The people of Lombok are some of the friendliest on earth
  • Lombok is one of the best surf destinations in Indonesia

Lombok Accommodation Guide – Where to Stay

So, now that you’ve got some good ideas for things to do on Lombok Indonesia, why not save some travel cash by booking these accommodation options in advance.

I’ve broken this accommodation guide into sections of each area of Lombok Island so you can better orientate yourself. I’ve also listed several hotel and hostel options. These range from luxury hotels and resorts to budget dorms and guest houses.

However, each are close to the best Lombok attractions, activities and hidden gems in each of the main Lombok tourist areas.

North Lombok

The two main areas to stay in north Lombok are Senaru and Sembalun. These are two great places to stay for hiking, especially if you want to climb Mount Rinjani or Pergasingan Hill.

You’ll also find some of the best waterfalls in this region, including Tiu Teja, Sendang Gile, and Mangku Sakti waterfalls.

Where to Stay in Sembalun

Sembalun village isn’t exactly the most touristy location on Lombok. However, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t any great guest houses or hotels available.

MY SEMBALUN ACCOMMODATION: Radiyah Guesthouse
This is one of the best value accommodation options in Sembalun. I’d definitely recommend them. The rooms are small, but very clean and have everything you need. There’s unlimited free coffee and tea, as well as a free breakfast included. The owner is extremely helpful and will organize to loan you a motorbike for 50 000 IDR per day.

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RADIYAH GUEST HOUSE IN LOMBOK INDONESIA

BEST INN-STYLE ACCOMMODATION: Sembalun Kita Cottage
This is probably the place I would have booked if I didn’t stay at Radiyah. They have great reviews, decently priced rooms, and large beds. It includes a free breakfast which is ranked as “very good” on Booking.Com.

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SEMBALUN KITA COTTAGE IN LOMBOK INDONESIA

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Where to Stay in Senaru

My Senaru Homestay: Tiu Kelep Homestay
This one is located literally across the road from Tiu Kelep and Sendang Gile waterfalls. The owner is super friendly, offers free unlimited coffee and tea, breakfast and can also organize waterfall, or Rinjani trekking tours. A double room is the cheapest in Senaru at only $7 per night.

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TIU KELEP HOMESTAY

Budget Homestay with Hot Shower Embun Rinjani Homestay
The second time around in Senaru I stayed at Embun Homestay, which is right around the corner from Tiu Kelep and Sendang Gile waterfalls. This one is also super good value since you get a hot shower, large rooms and free breakfast for a ridiculously good price!

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EMBUN RINJANI HOMESTAY

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West Lombok

Where to Stay in Senggigi

MY SENGGIGI ACCOMMODATION: OYO 645 Green Asri
In Senggigi, I stayed at this small hotel with a pool, huge bathroom, and TV for only $9 a night. I’m not sure if it was a low-season special offer, but it’s definitely the best value in Senggigi for that price. It’s a little off the main beat, but it’s definitely worth it. If you book here, don’t miss Henry the street vendor around the corner. He makes some of the best spiced-coffee I’ve ever tried and offers Hotel-class meals for 12 000 IDR.

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GREEN ASRI LOMBOK

SUNSET BEACH VIEWS ON THE CLIFF FOR UNDER $40: Pasific Beach Cottages
If I had a higher budget in Senggigi, this would be the place I would have booked. It’s located on the coast near Senggigi Beach, where you can catch views from your balcony or the pool. In terms of value, this is as good as you’ll find in perhaps all of Lombok.

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PASIFIC BACH COTTAGES LOMBOK INDONESIA ACCOMMODATION

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Where to Stay in Sekotong

Since this regency is a little tucked away. To save money on transport, I’d recommend staying in this largely unexplored part of Lombok Indonesia for a couple of nights to check out all the best things to do. Here are my top picks for budget accommodation.

MY SEKOTONG ACCOMMODATION: Krisna Bungalows
Krisna Bungalows and Restaurant is located in Pelangan, not too far from Sekotong harbor. Sekotong Beach is only a step out of the room’s door. Each double room is equipped with a fan and bathroom and is conveniently located in a quiet area. You’ll also get a free breakfast and there is a motorbike rental next door to help you explore all the best things to do in Sekotong yourself!

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KRISNA BUNGALOWS IN SEKOTONG LOMBOK

BUDGET HOMESTAY: Pelangi Homestay
Pelangi Homestay Bungalow has both a sun terrace and a garden, along with a private beach area. There is Wi-Fi throughout the property and there is a free breakfast included. Pelangi Homestay Bungalow also offers snorkeling trips to the surrounding islands. This is a great place to stay and costs $17 a night.

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PELANGI HOMESTAY

SEKOTONG RETREAT: Silver Fern Beach Retreat
If you’re looking for a place in Lombok Indonesia to escape the crowds, meet some great people and unwind by the swimming pool, then this is it. Breakfast is included and the owners can organise loads of tours and activities in Lombok.

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SILVER FERN BEACH RETREAT LOMBOK INDONESIA

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South Lombok

Where to Stay in Kuta Lombok

MY ACCOMMODATION – Banana Homestay
For $9 per night, you can get a double-bed room with AC and free breakfast. The wifi here is fast and the owner is very friendly and accommodating. He gave me a free papaya every single day from his garden. Although it’s a little bit off the main strip, the owner will sort you out with a motorbike for 50K per day.

BANANA HOMESTAY IN KUTA LOMBOK INDONESIA

BEST VALUE HOSTEL – Merendeng Hostel
If you’re looking for a hostel atmosphere then go no further than Merendeng Hostel. For only $6 a night you can find yourself with an air-conditioned dorm with Wi-Fi and views of the garden. The property is only 600m from Kuta Beach and is close to many restaurants, local warungs, and supermarkets.

MERENDENG KUTA LOMBOK HOSTEL

KUTA LOMBOK FAVORITE– Origin Lombok
Origin has a swimming pool with a sun terrace as well as lush gardens to relax by. This spot is centrally located and features an on-site restaurant. One of the best picks in Kuta Lombok for sure!

ORIGIN KUTA LOMBOK INDONESIA

More Lombok Photos

Did you enjoy this guide to visiting Lombok? It’s one of my favorite adventure travel destinations on earth. Here are some more Lombok photos that I’ve captured during my visit.

AMPENAN COFFEE LOMBOK
SUNSET MALASE VILLAGE LOMBOK
KOPI RACHK MAMIQ
TRADITIONAL COFFEE ROASTING WITH SAND IN LOMBOK INDONESIA
TIU SEKEPER WATERFALL IN CENTRAL LOMBOK
LOMBOK PINK BEACH, INDONESIA
PINK BEACH, BEACHES IN SOUTH LOMBOK
COLLECTING RUBBISH WITH LOCAL KIDS AT MAWUN BEACH, KUTA LOMBOK
MEKAKI BEACH SEKOTONG SOUTH LOMBOK
DRONE VIEW FROM PERGASINGAN HILL SEMBALUN, LOMBOK HIKE
GILI NANGGU SNORKELING
GILI KEDIS LOMBOK, ISLAND HOPPING SEKOTONG
BENANG KELAMBU WATERFALL, LOMBOK INDONESIA

After Lombok Indonesia: More Things to do & Travel Guides

I really hope that you’ve enjoyed this comprehensive travel guide to the best things to do on Lombok Indonesia! My goal as always is to inspire you to adventure and make the most of your trips.

If you have any suggestions for epic adventures in Lombok including more attractions, activities or hidden gems, or if you have any questions about visiting Lombok, then make sure to leave them in the comments below.

For now, why not check out some of my other travel guides and blogs for Indonesia below.

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2 thoughts on “24 Best Things to Do on Lombok Indonesia in 2022 (Travel Guide)”

  1. Nice article! Love your photos, especially the drone footage is great. I’m missing Lombok ?
    Thank you very much for linking to our Tetebatu post. Much appreciated.

    Marcel

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