8 Natural Tourism Destinations in Lombok Traveler Must Visit

Besides Bali, Lombok Island is also famous for its beautiful beaches and the diversity of marine life. Lombok is now increasingly popular because of the many new tourist destinations well managed by the local people and government. This almost 4,800 square kilometers island has many tourist attractions that offer amazing natural views. If you are planning a trip to Lombok, don’t forget to stop by some of the attractions below.

  • Senggigi Beach

Senggigi Beach is an icon as well as a favorite beach for local and foreign tourists. You can take a 10-kilometer white sand beach that forms this bay for 40 minutes from Mataram. There are many exciting activities that you can do here, such as playing in the sand, swimming, watching the sunset, and snorkeling to see spectacular underwater coral views. Don’t forget to taste Lombok’s special cuisine around the beach, such as plecing kangkung and chicken taliwang.

  • Gili Trawangan

A vacation to Lombok is not complete if you haven’t visited Gili Trawangan. This small island around Lombok which is known as “Gili T” offers stunning sea views. If interested, you can take a public boat from Bangsal Harbor or rent a speedboat from Teluk Nare, Senggigi. For those who have a limited budget, it is advisable to choose a public boat transportation mode.

The favorite activity of tourists while on Gili Trawangan is snorkeling. Here, you will be spoiled with underwater beauty in the form of a variety of beautiful fish and colorful coral reefs. If you don’t want to play in the water, you can explore souvenir sellers around or braid your hair with services offered by residents.

  • Gili Meno

Gili Meno is located southwest of Lombok, precisely between Gili Air and Gili Trawangan. Access to this small island is by speed boat from Bali or public boat from Senggigi. Gili Meno is a deal for serving as a honeymoon destination because of the calm and intimate atmosphere. Here you can do many things such as sunbathing, swimming, and diving in the clear waters. In addition, you can visit the turtle hatchery to see the mothers hatching hatchlings (baby turtles).

  • Gili Air

Gili Air is a small island located closest to Lombok. Gili Air is a quieter tourist destination than Gili Meno and Gili Trawangan. So, if you are looking for a quiet island as an escape, Gili Air is the right place. Here, you can enjoy the beauty of white sand while sitting under shady trees. In addition, you can also dive into the sea and see “paradise” under the sea while on Gili Air.

  • Mount Rinjani National Park

In ​​about 40,000 hectares, Mount Rinjani stands firmly, which is the second-highest volcano in Indonesia. There are two official climbing routes to reach this 3,762 mdpl mountain. You can choose the Senaru route in North Lombok or Sembalun in East Lombok. Mount Rinjani offers extraordinary views, so it is a favorite of tourists. The highest peak is called Peak Dewi Anjani.

  • Segara Anak

Segara Anak is also a favorite spot for tourists, especially climbers who are exploring Mount Rinjani. With a depth of 230 meters, this volcanic lake was once a former volcanic eruption crater which was then flooded until it turned into a lake. Segara Anak exudes the charm of a very beautiful sea blue water above 2,000 meters above sea level.

Around the lake, you can also see the panorama of Mount Barujari is often referred to as the “mountain on the mountain”. Barujari is a mountain child of Rinjani and is still active today. Make sure you come to this place so that your vacation is even more memorable.

  • Pergasingan Hill

If you want to see the splendor of Mount Rinjani without climbing it, just come to Bukit Pergasingan. The hill to the east of Rinjani is now increasingly popular among climbers and tourists. To reach this hill, you need a travel time of about 4 hours from Mataram City. The hiking trail on this hill is more accessible because hundreds of stairs lead to the top of the hill. In addition to taking pictures with the majestic Rinjani background, you can also watch the beauty of the sunrise directly from this place.

  • Narmada

Narmada is a sub-district located in West Lombok, precisely at the foot of Mount Rinjani. Here you will find the king’s garden covering an area of ​​​​almost three beautiful hectares. The building, which has been built since the 1700s, is named Taman Narmada. This park is located in Lembuak Village, exactly 10 kilometers 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 place was made so that the old king no longer needed to go far up the mountain to perform various holy events. If you want to know the life of the kings in Lombok in the past, you can come to Narmada Park. When visiting here, you can enter a temple in which there is holy water. You are also allowed to wash your face and some parts of your body with this water.

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