Have you ever heard of Lombok? This area has become increasingly known worldwide since the Mandalika MotoGP in March 2022. Lombok itself is a small island in Indonesia with lush forests, stunning beaches, and beautiful sea.
Even though Lombok is close to Bali, this island is very different from Bali. This island is still considered untouched and has not been explored by many tourists like Bali. A visit to Lombok will make you find many impressive and beautiful destinations.
3 Best Tourist Attractions in Lombok
- Tanjung Aan Beach
Lombok’s south coast offers many of the best destinations on the island and can be compared even to the most beautiful beaches in the world. One of them is Tanjung Aan Beach which is known for its charm. However, the surprising fact is that it is not full of tourists.
Tanjung Aan Beach is one of the beautiful south coast beaches in Lombok. The water is very blue, the sand is white, and it has stunning sunset views. Tanjung Aan itself is a relatively quiet beach, so you can still relax on the beach comfortably.
- Tetebatu Rice Terraces
Most people often go to see the unique terraced rice fields in Bali. Most people don’t know that Lombok has impressive terraced rice fields, maybe even better than those in Bali! You can find beautiful rice terraces in Lombok especially in Tetebatu, a small village in the center of Lombok. Unlike the terracing in Bali, which is mainly used for tourism, Lombok’s terracing is used by residents to plant rice.
- The Gili Islands
One of the best places to visit in Lombok is the Gili Islands. You can use a boat for about 40 minutes to go to these islands. The Gili Islands are a collection of three islands located off the coast of Lombok.
Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air are famous for their gentle beaches, serene atmosphere, and beautiful snorkeling and scuba diving locations. You can use a motorbike to get around. Here’s the list of beauty that can be found when you visit the Gili Islands:
- Gili Trawangan is the most developed and the most crowded. Many beach bars are often used as relaxing options for tourists, especially foreign tourists. At night, Gili Trawangan is always filled with a lively party atmosphere.
- Gili Meno is the smallest island among the others, and its location is remote. Couples often use Gili Meno for their honeymoon.
- Gili Air is the combination between Gili Trawangan and Gili Meno that offers a peaceful setting with several restaurants and bars.
Indonesia is indeed very rich in natural attractions, so it attracts many tourists. Not only that, but Indonesia is also rich in cultural heritage, including wayang kulit. Of course, it is not surprising that Indonesia is always crowded with foreign tourists.