Introducing Lombok

Just 40 minutes or so by air, the island of Lombok is vastly different in many ways from its bustling, heavily developed neighbour Bali. If you’re craving a heavenly retreat for a seriously relaxing holiday experience without the hustle and bustle, Lombok could be your dream destination.

Lombok, Indonesia

The lush greenery and powder white sand beaches make Lombok the ideal place to kick back and relax, as you enjoy soaking up the tropical climate.

If looking out over the turquoise waters isn’t enough for you – there are plenty of wonderful recreational activities to enjoy here, including snorkelling and diving.

With far fewer tourists to contend with compared to Bali, Lombok is a place where you can explore at your own pace and immerse yourself in the laid back atmosphere of the island.

Lombok Children
Surfing in Lombok


From adrenaline fuelled surfing as you ride the impressive waves to exploring the wonders of the ocean with a dive, you will never be short of ways to immerse yourself in the crystal clear waters of Lombok.

For many years, Lombok has been a prime spot for surfing, so if it’s a superior surf experience you are looking for the excellent surf breaks on this island will prove ideal.

You can enjoy surfing in perfect conditions when you head to Lombok, so get that surfboard ready and prepare to be taken to new heights atop the magnificent waves.


Another popular water activity in Lombok is diving, and this provides you with a wonderful way to explore the mysteries of the deep as you traverse the azure waters and marvel at the diverse marine life that you will come across.

You will find far more species in the Indonesian waters than in places such as Great Barrier Reef, so look forward to a truly memorable experience.

Immerse yourself in the delights of the ocean and take in the magic of the colourful underwater world. You can even take 7 day courses to learn how to dive.

Couple Snorkling

Water activities

If you are not quite ready to experience the adrenaline rush of surfing or handle the depths of the ocean with a dive, snorkelling is an excellent alternative.

This is a great way to explore the waters without needing bags of experience or confidence, and will give you a wonderful insight into the marine life, plant life, and beauty of the ocean.

You can hire googles and a snorkel at many of the beaches. Or chill out at any of the beach bars and sit back and relax. You are on holiday so why not?

The climate in Lombok

If you’re preparing to enjoy the beautiful beaches and exciting activities in Lombok, you will want to find out more about the climate here so you can work out the best time for your trip.

The good news is that this is a destination for all seasons, with temperatures averaging 20-30 degrees Celsius over the course of the year.

This makes it ideal for water activities as well as other recreational activities, as the temperatures are comfortable rather than being extreme.

Gili Islands
Ferry to Lombok

Getting there

There are a couple options to make your way to Lombok. Personally we recommend to fly. The tickets are only $50 – $100 per person return from Bali. There is also an international airport here.

A slow ferry takes about 4 – 5 hours from Bali however there are fast boats available too. The advantage to taking a ferry is you can make a day trip out of it.

The Gili Islands are on the way to Lombok from Bali. Gili Trawangan, Gili Air and Gili Meno are the 3 islands and certainly worth checking out.

Ministry of Villas team can also help you book transfers with BlueWater Express to Lombok and the Gili Islands from Padang Bai, Bali. Prices start from 790,000 Rp one way (adult) to 1,580,000 Rp return (adult).