Lombok is separated from Bali to the west by the Lombok Straits which is the bio-geographical boundary called the Wallacea Line. The natural landscape and the way of life has been relatively unchanged for centuries and Lombok is considered to be an ‘unspoilt Bali’. This is certainly a destination for those who loved how Bali used to be.
Lombok is home to Mount Rinjani, the 2nd largest volcano in Indonesia and a trekker’s delight. The scenery is spectacular and there are waterfalls and hot springs to enjoy as well as the volcano’s link to the animistic traditions of the Wetu Telu.
Lombok’s tourist scene is confined to it’s secluded beaches and surfing in the south but it is the gateway to the string of three Gili Islands in the north, each one a destination in its own right. There are some excellent beaches, good diving and snorkeling and a must if you would like to spend time with turtles.