See why surfers, nature lovers and avid holidaymakers flock to Lombok and its neighbouring islands from all over the world, and rest assured in Secret Retreats’ finest collection of Lombok beach resorts and Lombok boutique hotels for an unforgettable Indonesian island experience.
Experience Cultural and Historical Richness from the Best Places to stay in Lombok IndonesiaLombok is one of roughly 17,000 islands in the Indonesian archipelago and slightly smaller than neighbouring Bali found to its west. The population of over 3.3 million is 85% indigenous Sasak people with the rest being mainly Balinese, along with smaller groups from around the region. Though the island has had a tumultuous history, it has long been a safe and intriguing travel destination attracting discerning travellers looking for an alternative to the more developed and populated Bali.
Join Secret Retreats in the Best Lombok Island Hotels and Resorts to Explore Stay with Secret Retreats at the best hotels in Lombok and enjoy an exciting array of activities including diving, snorkelling, kitesurfing, yoga, golf, trekking and even swimming with turtles. There is also plenty to explore away from your Lombok beach hotel thanks to the island’s rich culture and natural beauty.
Here, adventurous explorers can climb to the summit of Indonesia’s second highest volcano to take in breathtaking scenic views at Mount Rinjani National Park. Hike through the emerald jungles to see Lombok’s wealth of waterfalls and natural springs. Take a boat ride to the Gili Islands, off the northwestern shores of Lombok, and dive deep into the colourful reefs
teeming with coral and vibrant marine life.
Catch a wave off Lombok’s southern coast, which attracts skilled surfers from around the world to take on what is often called “the world’s best wave.” Ocean lovers of all ages will find plenty to see and do in the turquoise waters surrounding Lombok.
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For those who prefer to remain inland, the island’s rich forests hide a treasure of waterfalls and natural springs, including the 45-metre-high Tiu Kelep Waterfall that seems to pour out of a wall of dense vegetation. Mount Rinjani also draws in adventurers and for good reason. Known locally as Gunung Rinjani, Mount Rinjani is an active volcano that is sacred to both the Sasak and Hindi people and a must-see for all who visit Lombok. Leave the comfort of your Lombok beach resort and trek to its summit where jaw-dropping views are a generous reward for your efforts.
Alternatively, explore Mataram, the capital city of Lombok, on a horse-drawn cart known as a cidomo. Visit local pasar (markets) and discover Lombok’s traditional way of weaving in local villages. Want to learn something new on your Lombok island holiday? Try your hand at terracotta classes, Indonesian cooking classes, or learn how to make traditional healing drinks, known as djamoe, with herbs and spices.
With neighbouring islands so close by, your Lombok island holiday doesn’t have to be limited to only Lombok.
Explore Gili Islands or Komodo National Park with Secret RetreatsVisiting Bali, Gili Islands and beyond is easy from Lombok. Jump on a 20-minute boat ride from Lombok to the paradisiacal Gili Islands – Gili Air, Gili Trawangan and Gili Meno. Although the most developed, Gili Trawangan still offers a remote island escape with cycling, walking or taking a horse-drawn cart as the only ways to get around. That said, Gili Trawangan is known for its surprisingly active nightlife and people will often hop on a boat from Lombok to enjoy the live music, kick off their shoes and take in the party atmosphere.
The smaller islands of Gili Air and Gili Meno are also car-free and known for being some of the best diving and snorkelling destinations in Indonesia due to shallow waters and excellent visibility. All the best resorts in Gili Islands can help guide you to a diving or snorkelling experience to make your stay even more memorable.
The quintessential Romantic Boutique Hotel Bangkok, Chakrabongse VillasThis riverside property offers the guest a truly unique and truly Thai experience, unlike any other property in Bangkok. A property owned and lived in for generations by the Chakrabongse family, the original house, still standing and still the family home, was built in 1908 by Prince Chakrabongse,
son of King Rama V.
If you’re looking for something a little more exciting than simply the best resorts in Gili Islands or the best hotel in Lombok, how about living aboard a luxury cruise and sailing to an island inhabited by dragons? Komodo National Park is an awe-inspiring wildlife experience, both on and off the land. Apart from the 3-metre long Komodo dragons roaming Komodo Island and Rinca Island, the collection of islands that make up the park are also home to buffalo, Timor deer, wild pigs, bats, eagles and more. The waters surrounding these islands are bustling with life and divers are almost sure to spot black and white reef sharks, manta rays, green and hawksbill sea turtles, giant trevally and possibly even a dolphin.
Find the Best Places to Stay in Lombok Indonesia with Secret Retreats With so much to see and do in Lombok, it’s an excellent tropical destination for not only couples and families but also solo travellers.
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