Lombok, Indonesia: Travel/Tourist Information Guide
Lombok is a tourist destination located in the West Nusa Tenggara. It is a part of the Lesser Sunda Islands with the Lombok Strait separating it from Bali to the west and the Sumbawa to the east. Surrounding Lombok are a number of small islands called the “Gili Islands.” Lombok shares almost the same cultural heritage with Bali, but is under the administration of the Governor of the province of West Nusa Tenggara. The island is divided into four regencies and one city: North Lombok, West Lombok, Central Lombok, East Lombok, and Mataram City.
Tourism is an important source of income on Lombok. It is one of the most interesting places on Earth for nature lovers. Lombok is the home of Mount Rinjani and majestic beaches. On the east of Lombok is the Sumbawa, a home to some of the known surfing sites. There are lot of things to do by day as well as by night. Although not that touristy as Bali, Lombok is filled with plenty of bars and night clubs. With all of the attractions in Lombok, it is advisable to stay for a few days or weeks to explore the island. There are countless hotels that could provide accommodation from luxury to budgeted. These hotels can also provide tour assistance. After a long exploration in Lombok, there are tours and excursions to the places on the outskirts of the island.
If planning to arrive by plane, the main airport since 2011 is the Lombok International Airport or the Bandara International Lombok. It is the only current airport in Lombok catering flights from Bali, Jakarta, and other countries nearby.