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Your holiday in Lombok will establish you on the mainland of Indonesia’s popular Gili Island chain. This stunning paradise is known for its vibrant culture, superb dive spots and white sand beaches overlooked by majestic Mount Rinjani.

Lombok has long been overlooked in favour of its sister island Bali. While this is changing, Lombok still retains the tranquillity that first brought travellers here. The island is home to the Sasak people, who practise a unique mix of Muslim and animist beliefs. You’re sure to love learning all about this remarkable culture; from the elegant Gendang beleq dances to the spectacular Bau Nyale festival.

Lombok holidays: a quiet island paradise

You will find Lombok to be a paradise if you enjoy trekking. Trails can be found along the coast and into the interior, winding through valleys, rice paddies and beside towering waterfalls. The highlight is Mount Rinjani, Indonesia’s second highest volcano and one of the nation’s most astonishing sights. A vast lake is cradled within the caldera, surrounded on all sides by verdant greenery. It’s a two day guided hike and an experience you’ll never forget.

The waters around Lombok are some of the most diverse on the planet. Strap on a snorkel and spend some time getting acquainted with stunning coral reefs populated by thousands of species of tropical fish. If you like scuba diving then there is no better location to practise, as some of the world’s best dive spots are situated right on your doorstep. You can take a day trip to nearby Gili Meno and explore Jason deCaires Taylor’s Nest - an iconic underwater sculpture.

Destination Highlights

  • Explore Lombok’s unique island culture, which is distinct from the rest of Indonesia
  • Hike forest trails to hidden beaches or climb the imposing Mount Rinjani for an unforgettable view
  • Snorkel straight from the beach, leaving your cares behind as you drift high above the undersea world
  • Dive in unspoiled waters, which come alive with colourful corals and thousands of species of fish

Great sample itineraries


Lombok is located in the centre of the Indonesian archipelago, making the island an ideal place for you to explore the rest of the region. Browse our sample itineraries for inspiration.

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Bali, Lombok and Gili Multi Centre Holiday

  • 12 Days
  • Guide Price £1,699 PP
Explore Indonesia’s popular island of Bali, before contrasting relatively untouched Lombok and the beautiful Gili Islands. Our Bali, Lombok and...
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Adventure holidays
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Bali And Lombok Holidays

  • 11 Days
  • Guide Price £1,799 PP
Encircled by turquoise waters, Bali’s laid back atmosphere and dreamy sunsets are perfect for the romantic at heart. The island...
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Luxury holidays
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Hong Kong Bali Singapore Holiday

  • 14 Days
  • Guide Price £1,999 PP
Begin your multi centre holiday in one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world, Singapore. Visit the incredible Gardens...
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Cultural holidays
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Singapore Bali And Kuala Lumpur Holiday

  • 10 Days
  • Guide Price £1,899 PP
Kuala Lumpur is a diverse city teeming with soaring skyscrapers, including the famous Petronas Towers, sacred mosques and plentiful shopping...
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Beach holidays

Our favorite hotels


Lombok hotels are available for all budgets, including some superb luxury options. See below for some of our top picks.

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Lombok

The Oberoi Lombok

The Oberoi Lombok is an idyllic garden resort situated on Medana Beach where white sands lead down to the azure...
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Guide Price £2,139
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Hawaii Island

Sudamala Suites & Villas Lombok

A charming boutique hotel with an authentic Balinese atmoshpere, the Sudamala Suites and Villas offers a high level of personalised...
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Guide Price £1,219
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Chiang Rai

Puri Mas Boutique Resort and Spa

This lovely boutique hotel has a beautiful seafront setting and the adults’ only policy makes it very popular with honeymooners....
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Guide Price £1,119
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Bali

Meno House

Meno House may be small – but it’s perfectly formed. Every staff member you encounter has a devotion to providing...
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Explore Lombok

Time Zone

GMT+8 hours

Flight Time

There are no direct flights from the UK to Lombok

Currency

IDR - Indonesian Rupiah

Visa Information

British citizens do not need to obtain a visa for stays under 30 days

Language

Indonesian, with English spoken in main tourist areas

Health Info

No specific vaccinations required but we do recommend you should be up to date with routine vaccinations.

Best time to visit Lombok

Lombok’s dry season runs from May to October, when you can enjoy clear skies and temperatures averaging 30ºC. The best weather in Lombok is from July to August, and this is when most visitors arrive. Aim for late August or early September to miss the rush.

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Average Weather in January

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Lombok
28° C
97 mm

Average Weather in February

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Lombok
28° C
118 mm

Average Weather in March

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28° C
135 mm

Average Weather in April

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28° C
92 mm

Average Weather in May

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28° C
60 mm

Average Weather in June

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27° C
28 mm

Average Weather in July

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26° C
18 mm

Average Weather in August

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26° C
4 mm

Average Weather in September

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27° C
28 mm

Average Weather in October

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28° C
108 mm

Average Weather in November

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Lombok
28° C
216 mm

Average Weather in December

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Lombok
28° C
140 mm
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“Lombok island is the mainland home of the popular Gili Island chain of Indonesia. It’s also known for its colourful culture, great diving spots, scenic and secluded beaches, beautiful waterfalls and the majestic Mount Rinjani.”

Katie
Destination Specialist
Melody, Destination Specialist

“The closest beach from Lombok airport is Kute Beach, known until recently as Kute Mandalika Beach. It’s a quiet resort and a good place to start your exploration of south Lombok - from Selong Belanak Beach to Tandjung Aan and Pink Beach.”

Melody
Destination Specialist

Events & Festivals

Banu Nyale Festival is held between February and March. This festival celebrates the legend of a princess transformed into nyale or sea worms as a means to escape an unhappy marriage. The festival features music, dancing and more. 

Bau Nyale Festival

Banu Nyale Festival is held between February and March. This festival celebrates the legend of a princess transformed into nyale or sea worms as a means to escape an unhappy marriage. The festival features music, dancing and more.

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