Visit local village
Lombok also has many traditional villages that are worth a visit. For example, the village of Sasak, where you can learn about the local people, their culture and traditional crafts – and of course take away a souvenir.
Explore nearby Gili islands
We mentioned these picturesque islets above in connection with diving. The Gili Islands are small islands located north of Lombok. They are popular tourist destinations with beautiful beaches and azure blue seas and many activities. Many hotels and restaurants can be found on the islands of Gili Trawangan, Gili Air and Gili Meno, offering comfortable accommodation and culinary experiences. Not inhabited by local people, the islets are reserved for tourism.
Bali is by far the most popular tourist island in Indonesia. Located about 30 minutes flight from Lombok, it offers endless opportunities for fun, relaxation and cultural exploration. In Bali, tourists can visit spectacular Buddhist temples, waterfalls, rice paddies, surf and snorkel. It also offers many luxury resorts and restaurants, coffee tastings (including the civet one) and more.
Explore Nusa Tenggara Barat province
Nusa Tenggara Barat is a province that includes Lombok and many other smaller islands. You can visit the islands of Sumbawa, Flores or Komodo, which is home to the famous Komodo dragons, which are illegal to breed anywhere else, making it a unique experience. The area is also home to national parks and beautiful beaches such as Pink Beach.
Go beyond Indonesia
If you get enough of Indonesia, you can also go to Malaysia or Singapore. Then you can get cheap flights to other Asian countries or Australia. Malaysia is adjacent to Indonesia and offers tourists many interesting activities and sights.