Lombok Island is also famous for its beautiful beaches and the diversity of marine life. Lombok is now increasingly recognized by tourists because of the many new tourist destinations well managed by the local population and government. This almost 4,800 square kilometres island has many tourist attractions that offer amazing natural views that many tourists always demand. If you plan to come to Lombok, don’t forget to stop by the cool tourist spots below.
- Senggigi Beach
Senggigi Beach is a major tourist magnet that attracts many tourists to come to Lombok. With a length of 10 kilometres, which is close to Mataram, this white sand beach forms a bay. You need a travel time of about 40 minutes to get to this beach. There are many exciting activities that you can do here, such as playing in the sand, swimming, watching the sunset, and snorkelling to see the great view of the underwater coral. Here you also have to taste the typical cuisine around the beach, such as plecing kale and chicken taliwang.
- Mount Rinjani National Park
Mount Rinjani is the second-highest volcano in Indonesia which stands on an area of about 40,000 hectares. There are two official climbing routes to reach the mountain with an altitude of Three thousand seven hundred sixty-two meters above sea level, namely the Senaru route in North Lombok or Sembalun in East Lombok.
Mount Rinjani offers incredible views, from the slopes to its highest peak, Dewi Anjaniyang Peak. In Rinjani there is a volcanic lake called Segara Anak. Don’t forget to visit the natural hot springs not far from Segara Anak.
- Segara Anak
Segara Anak is a favourite spot for tourists who want to spend the night while climbing. This volcanic lake with a depth of 230 meters was once a former volcanic eruption crater which was then flooded until it turned into a lake.
Segara Anak has the charm of very beautiful sea blue water above 2,000 meters above sea level. Youu can also see a panoramic view of Mount Barujari, often referred to as the “mountain on the mountain”. Barujari is a mountain child from Rinjani still active today.
- Pergasingan Hill
Pergasingan Hill is a place that is usually visited by tourists who want to see the splendour of Mount Rinjani without having to climb it. This hill is now increasingly famous among climbers and tourists. Pergasingan Hill is located in Sembalun, East Lombok.
You need a travel time of about 4 hours from Mataram City to reach Pergasingan Hill. The hiking trail is quite easy because you will be provided with hundreds of stairs that lead to the top of the hill. The right time to witness the beauty of Mount Rinjani through this hill is at sunrise in the morning.
Narmada is a sub-district located in West Lombok. More precisely, this area is under the foot of Mount Rinjani. This area has a king’s garden covering an area of almost three hectares which is famous for being very beautiful called Taman Narmada.
This park is located in Lembuak Village or about 10 kilometres east of Mataram. Inside, there is a water bath (water bath in ancient times) and a temple that was built as a replica of the majesty of Rinjani. This pool is specially made for kings who are already old to perform various holy events without having to climb a mountain.
Narmada Park can also be a historical tourism option for those of you who are curious about the life of the kings in Lombok in the past. Here there is a temple in which there is holy water. Interestingly, you are allowed to wash your face and some parts of your body with water.
Whether your trips take you on a long stroll on beaches, delicious cuisines, relaxing spas and resorts or urban attractions, additional research will give you the best experience for your visit. Get to know more about Lombok by visiting Wonderful Indonesia.