Lombok Island is Bali's neighboring Island on the east. Lombok's panorama is as beautiful as Bali island. Some people say that Lombok is Bali in the 60's. What you can find in Bali certainly can be found in this island with different atmosphere.
The earliest recorded society on Lombok was relatively small kingdom of the Sasaks. The Sasak peoples were agriculturalists and animists who practised ancestor and spirit worship. The original Sasaks are believed to have come overland from north-west India or Myanmar (Burma) in waves of migration that predated most Indonesian ethnic group. Few relic remain from the old animist kingdoms, and the majority of Sasaks today are Muslim, although animism has left its mark on the culture.
People & Religion :
The local inhabitants of Lombok are called Sasaks. They speak Indonesian as well as their local Sasak language. The other main ethnicity’s include Balinese, Chinese, Arabian, and Javanese. Lombok has three main districts with three capital cities: Mataram in the west, Praya in central and Selong in east Lombok. The majority of commerce is in the capital city of Mataram in west Lombok. The majority of the population on Lombok are Muslims. Every Friday around 12.30 noon, Muslims go to the mosques just like Christians go to church on Sunday. Therefore, on that day most businesses and government offices are closed half day and then re-open again after praying (not including Senggigi).
If you are planning on traveling around the island and visiting small villages it is more respectable to wear slacks or knee length shorts, a shirt with sleeves or a sarong. If you happened to be here during Ramadhan, which is the Muslim month of fasting from sunrise to sunset, please do not to eat, drink or smoke out in the open public during this month long fast. Even though the people don’t seem bothered in the common tourist areas like, Senggigi and the Gili islands, it is better to respect the people and not eat or smoke openly.
The Gili Islands is a popular destination in Indonesia. Gili Islands located in the north west of Lombok, featuring three small, coral fringed islands; Gili Air, Gili Meno and Gili Trawangan each with superb, white sandy beaches, clear water, coral reefs, brilliantly coloured fish and the best snorkeling on Lombok. Visitors, especially young European are attracted to the simple pleasures of sun, snorkeling, beautiful beaches, and socializing. The absence of cars, motorcycles, and hawkers adds greatly to the leasure of staying on the Gilis. "Gili islands" is not the local name. Gili actually means small island and there are lots of other gili's around Lombok.
Mount Rinjani, the highest mountain in this island (3,736 m), is visible from Bali island. From the top you can see all of Lombok, Bali and Sumba Islands. Senggigi beach offers you a virgin beach with great waves for suffers while Gili isles are well known for their "underwater colorful world", and is one of the best snorkeling places on this island.
Access to Lombok from Bali has become easier and faster in recent years. You can enjoy a sightseeing adventure by sea when you choose to visit Lombok by high-speed ferry. Or you can catch a 20 minutes flight from Ngurah Rai airport to Selaparang Airport.
LOMBOK FAVORITE'S DAILY TOUR AND SIGHTSEEING :
Lombok Island offers tourists a vast array of activities, sites, adventures and destinations. Whether you like to have a relaxing beach vacation, an action-packed adventure trek, favorite daily tours, surfing in the best swell, sea kayaking or a crazy time in and on the water, Lombok is your ideal destination. Lombok offers a variety of destinations to suit different holidaymakers' tastes. There is always something for everyone to enjoy! Whether you have a few days or a few weeks, you can fill your days with something to do or somewhere to go. [Tour details ]
LOMBOK GILI ISLAND FISHING TOUR :
We provide all information about Lombok fishing tour, fishing trip to Lombok gili island, Lombok spear fishing, Lombok game fishing, Lombok deep and trolling fishing, and casting fishing to Lombok island wild marine, with more service with safe, fun, exception, and help you to finding unforgettable experience in your life time at the excellent nature fishing in the Lombok wild marine Indonesia Asia.
Lombok Island is one of Indonesian islands that still have richest of fishes surrounding almost all of the direction of the island. Where the traditional angler daily always back home with happy smiles of face cause of a lot of catching that make their wife and children's can buy all their simple daily needs or lawn that get from selling their catches fishes to the traditional market. But it wills more happy smile will appear if you try to get a fishing trip with them, imagine also you catch the natural unspoiled fishes that you could give to the angler or you enjoy your fresh fish barbeques on the back of Lombok fishing tour, We believe you will glad what you did. On this tour, we invite you to enjoy the traditional way of fishing with native angler that rally have experience around Lombok Island sea water and try using their traditional fishing gears that will promise you the unforgettable fishing experience in your life. And the gorgeous thing that even we never care before is how their doing the natural navigation that we never know before.
Around the island of Lombok, promise you more than 200 kinds of fishes that could be catches on the tour, and we believe that you will glad if you try to enjoy your catches fishes barbeque that contain a special delightful of dinner. [ Tour details ]
Lombok's charm lies in its centuries-old, tranquil mountain areas peppered with rice paddy fields, small traditional villages and stunning views of Lombok's unspoilt beaches-all surrounded by a culture absent the marks of widespread International tourism.What better way to discover this 'Hidden Lombok' than on a fun, easy-going guided bike tour known for its amazing environmental beauty. [ Tour details ]
SURFING LOMBOK WAVES :
Surfing along Lombok’s beaches is famous as precious resources swell and never ridden waves, known as new worldwide travel destination in Indonesia and Asia. One of your guarantees to have new unforgettable experience as all surfers had, no need to spend far away drive to the natural wealth because Lombok Island has it just the longest 2 hours from your Hotel or we stand surfing campsite on great natural beach Lombok is one of worldwide ultimate wealth of beaches and sheer beauty. [ Tour Details ]
OPTIONAL DAILY LOMBOK TOURS
Exploring Lombok island with our optional tours. Optional tours visiting interesting places in Lombok such us: Mayura, Water Palace, Meru Temple, Sasak Village, Kuta - Lombok and Tanjung Aan Beach, Lombok Traditional Market and other places. [view optional tours]