Tour to Lombok? : Lombok Island is an island spread out in a group of islands in the province of NTB. Here there are 5 administrative areas of government: Mataram City, West Lombok Regency, East Lombok Regency, North Lombok Regency, and Central Lombok Regency. The island is only about 5 hours away by ferry from the island of Bali.
Lombok is also known as the City of a Thousand Mosques. The majority of the population on this island is Muslim. Mosques are very easy to find here, the distance between mosques is almost close. The harmonious combination of tourism and religion made Lombok awarded as The Worlds Best Halal and The Worlds Best Halal Honeymoon 2015 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The small islands that surround the island of Lombok are called Gili. There are 3 Gili which are favorites for tourists to do snorkeling, diving, and fishing activities including Gili Trawangan, Gili Air, and Gili Meno. Not only the three Gilis, other Gilis in this archipelago also have a very beautiful charm.
Lombok Island has a lot of interesting tourist charms. Starting from nature, culture, to religion. The following places – tourist attractions that can be chosen:
1. Gili Trawangan
Gili Trawangan is one of the islands in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara. This island is included in one of the islands in Gili Indah Village which has a super beautiful underwater beauty. Traveling to Gili Trawangan, you can not only see the beauty of coral reefs and colorful fish, but also natural phenomena.
Gili Trawangan has a place to see the most beautiful sunset, namely the West Coast of Gili Trawangan. This beach is always crowded with tourists who want to see the sun return to the contest. With Mount Agung in the background, the sky which was originally a pure blue color, slowly turned a reddish yellow color.
Senggigi is a beach area that is a favorite of tourists. Relaxing and enjoying the beautiful natural scenery is indeed the goal of travelers here. The location is 10 kilometers from Mataram City. If taken from Lombok International Airport this place can be reached for one hour.
The Senggigi beach area has been introduced to tourism since 1980, and has become a tourism icon in NTB. Currently, dozens of hotels ranging from 3 to 5 star class crowded this area from south to north.
3. Sade Traditional Village
This village is a traditional village of the Sasak tribe. Rows of traditional houses made of ancient materials as well as traditional rice barns can be seen here. The location of this village is on the edge of the highway that leads to Kuta.
4. Tetebatu Village
Tete Batu is a village in the Sikut District, East Lombok Regency, West Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia. One of the charms of the beauty of the scenery at the foot of Mount Rinjani is in Tete Batu Village which has a very beautiful panorama of mountains and rice fields. Because of its beauty, Tete Batu is used as a tourist village by the East Lombok Government.
Tete Batu has a land contour formation like an elongated canyon. Beautiful canyon scenery formed with lush green rice fields. This is the attraction of Tete Batu which makes many tourists flock to visit there. To reach the Tete Batu Tourism Village located in the hills, there are two options to reach it, namely by renting a car or taking public transportation. Taking public transportation is more challenging and very popular with backpackers. To travel by public transportation, all you need to do is go to the bus terminal in Mataram.
How To Get To Lombok?
1. By airplane
There are daily flights between Denpasar, Bali and the capital of Lombok, Mataram. Lombok International Airport (LOP) in Tanah Awu, Central Lombok Regency is located about 30 km or an hour’s drive to the southeast of Mataram. Airlines flying to Lombok are Garuda, Lion Air, Silk Air and Trans Nusa.
2. By Ferry
Traveling between Padangbai (Bali) and Lembar (Lombok) can be done by ferry several times a day. The journey takes about 4-5 hours. Motorcycles and cars can be picked up on the ferry. The ferry ride between Labuhan Lombok and Poto Tano in Sumbawa takes only one and a half hours.
3. By Fast Boat
Blue Water Safari Express is one of the fast boat companies that will take you from Bali to the mainland of Lombok. There are 2 convenient departure points from Bali: Serangan (near Benoa Harbor) and Padang Bai Harbor. You can also check Gilibookings.com for more options and information about transportation or accommodation on this beautiful island.