I’m going to start with the gorgeous island of Lombok as it could not be more worthy of your precious holiday time. This lesser known island just over the Lombok Strait from Bali and packs a huge punch when it comes to beauty and natural attractions. It’s gorgeous. Other than its beauty, Lombok has plenty more in its favour too. There’s traditional culture, lush forests, superb beaches, great hiking tracks and Indonesia’s second largest volcano.
The best part about this is that Lombok is incredibly easy to reach from Bali and has what I would consider the perfect level of tourism. There are great resorts/private rentals and everything is easy to arrange, but the wonderful thing is, you can always find a spot to yourself. It doesn’t have the huge traffic Jams like Bali and has a much more laid back approach. There is much to love about this island.
On Lombok’s southern coast is the small town of Kuta, Lombok. This town should not to be confused with Kuta, Bali – they are nothing alike.
Home to a lovely set of beaches, Kuta is a place that does not have a lot but has enough of everything you need for a stay. There are a few shops, a selection of places to stay for different budgets, a few places offering laundry, a couple of places offering massage and a selection of restaurants and bars.
There’s also a few shops offering help with transport or organising diving or snorkeling trips to nearby beaches.
Even though there isn’t much around, this is a great place to base yourself and mingle with the locals. View Full Post