If you try to find information or guide books about Lombok,9 times out of 10 you’ll find it grouped together as Bali/Lombok or Lombok/Gili Islands, almost as an after-thought. However, this does little justice to the pristine beaches and serenity that Lombok offers, unlike its Bali counterpart. Expect good local food, even friendlier locals and the touch of simplicity often missing from our daily urbanised lives. While it looks relatively close on the map, in reality,it takes about 4-5 hours to sail through the Straits. Lombok is about ¾ the size of Bali.
Best time to visit
The average temperature in Lombok is 29°C to 34°C, which in other words, means it is hot and humid year-round. Best time to visit is any month apart from the peak periods of June-July and December.
TheTravelManual Team spent less than US$339 for 9 days in Bali, Lombok and Gili Islands. This includes our transport,accomodation and daily expenditure costs.
What to do
* Ride on a motorbike around Lombok Island
Riding on a motorcycle through the