About Lombok

Many keen tourists may be familiar with the island of Bali, but are possibly unaware of its lesser known neighbour, Lombok. The resort features a number of idyllic beaches as well as a variety of natural sights that are awaiting to be explored. Search FlipKey to find your ideal Lombok vacation rental.

About Lombok

The island of Lombok is fairly reserved in comparison to the other nearby islands, which may be the reason behind its small-scale tourist industry.

Very little was known about the island of Lombok before the 17th century, however it was once made up of a variety of states which were controlled by a Sasak prince. Lombok was invaded by the Japanese in World War Two, taking ownership of the island and nearby resorts. Fast forward to the 1980s, and the island underwent a number of re-developments, which saw the tourist industry boom.

If you're a foodie and looking for a bite to eat on your vacation, taliwang chicken is one of the most popular dishes with locals and tourists alike. It's served with red chilli, onion, garlic, tomatoes and shrimp. Plecing kale is also another option which consists of kale and spinach, and is served with tomato sauce. Yes please!

What to do

The island is simply paradise for surfers, due to the wide range of white sand beaches with rolling waves. Surf boards can be rented from a large number of beaches.

The most popular beaches on the island include Kuta and Banko Banko. There are also many beaches on the nearby Gili Islands, which offer a range of activities including snorkeling and diving. Many of the beaches are extremely picturesque, featuring mountain backdrops, soft sands and glowing sunsets in the early evenings.

Mount Rinjani is an active volcano and can be visited by tourists. Keen geographers will delight at the hot springs and crater lake.

For keen walkers, there are also number of hiking trails around the island; with many walks following through green forests and rice fields. This destination is certainly ideal for travelers on a mission to explore.

Top Lombok travel tips

If you're not too good with heat, it may be best to avoid peak seasons such as July and August, which are the driest two months of the year. November to December is the island's rainy season.

Compared to many other destinations in the world, Lombok is a fairly safe resort with very few visitor concerns.

There are a number of public transport options to get around the island, however some services stop in the late afternoon. There are buses and taxis to consider, or you may decide to hire a car of motorcycle for convenience.

Lombok is certainly an island not to be overlooked. Whether you're a traveler on the lookout for natural wonders, or hoping to simply unwind and take a back seat on a chilled out vacation, this resort promises to satisfy all interests. Find your Lombok vacation rental today with FlipKey.