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Destination

Lombok Holidays

Indonesia's peaceful island retreat

This sleepy, laidback island is perfect for a spot of peace and tranquillity, just on the doorstep of the rustic Gili Islands.

Travellers come from far and wide to experience Lombok’s barefoot luxury and natural beauty, with the island a perfect destination for paradise honeymoons and those after a relaxing break. With many small boutique hotels dotted along the shoreline, Lombok offers the perfect oasis for those looking to escape. Away from the beach, explore the traditional Sasak villages inland for a taste of authentic culture which has remained unchanged for centuries. If you are feeling more energetic you might like to climb Mount Rinjani, or take a day trip to the beautiful Sendang Gile Waterfalls soaking up the beautiful scenery along the way.

If you want to explore more, twin your trip with a visit to Bali or the Gili Islands, or alternatively stopover in Singapore for a hit of city life.

Destination Highlights
  • Bali's tranquil neighbour
  • Quiet unspoilt beaches
  • Traditional Sasak villages
  • Short hop to the Gili Islands
Essential Information
  • Time Zone GMT+8 hours
  • Currency IDR - Indonesian Rupiah
  • Visa Information Irish citizens do not need to obtain a visa for stays under 30 days
  • Language Indonesian, with English spoken in main tourist areas
  • Flight Time Flights are indirect from Ireland via Singapore
  • Health Information No specific vaccinations required but we do recommend you should be up to date with routine vaccinations.

Top Tips from our Experts

Katie

Destination Specialist

The Senggigi area of Lombok is where most nightlife can be found, but it's still very low key. I really liked the Happy Cafe for dinner and drinks with a live band playing every evening, definitely try to go there during your stay.

Melody

Destination Specialist

For beautiful scenery and a bit of adventure arrange an excursion to the Sendang GIle and Tiu Kelep Waterfalls, this was a real highlight of my time in Lombok and it's even said that if you bathe in the water there you will have eternal youth!

Types of Lombok holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

Frequently Asked Questions

Lombok has around nine key surfing destinations, suitable for both novice and advanced surfers. Desert Point beach is one of the best, while Ekas Bay, Seger Beach and Gerupuk Bay are also favourites. The best time to surf here is between April and October. 

Yes, there are various guided hiking trips that climbers can take up Mt Rinjani. A good level of fitness is required to reach the crater rim at 2,639 metres, while a very high level of fitness is needed to reach the peak, which has an elevation of 3,726 metres.

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