Almost as big as Bali, Lombok is a completely different island right next door. Blessed with exquisite white-sand beaches, epic surf, a lush forested interior, and hiking trails through tobacco and rice fields, Lombok is fully loaded with equatorial allure. From its volcanic center to idyllic beaches such as Mawun, it rewards travelers who want to explore. Many are drawn to mighty Gunung Rinjani, Indonesia‘s second highest volcano. Rivers and waterfalls gush down its fissured slopes, while its summit – complete with hot springs and a dazzling crater lake – is the ultimate trekker’s prize.
Lombok’s southern coastline is nature on a very grand scale: breathtaking turquoise bays, world-class surf breaks and massive headlands. There are many things to do in Lombok and it is much less tourist driven, you can be away from the crowds and all at a much slower pace.