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Lombok Holidays

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

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 Information

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

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
28ºC
97mm

Average weather in February

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Lombok
28ºC
118mm

Average weather in March

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Lombok
28ºC
135mm

Average weather in April

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Lombok
28ºC
92mm

Average weather in May

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Lombok
28ºC
60mm

Average weather in June

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Lombok
27ºC
28mm

Average weather in July

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Lombok
26ºC
18mm

Average weather in August

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Lombok
26ºC
4mm

Average weather in September

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Lombok
27ºC
28mm

Average weather in October

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Lombok
28ºC
108mm

Average weather in November

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Lombok
28ºC
216mm

Average weather in December

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Lombok
28ºC
140mm

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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