Lombok is considered by some to be “an unspoilt Bali”, boasting the same fantastic beaches, waterfalls and even a volcano, but without the huge crowds of tourists. A relatively undiscovered destination in Indonesia, its landscape and traditional ways of life remain mostly unchanged. That’s not to say that the people here aren’t welcoming – far from it. It’s just that the tourism industry is kept under control to preserve the island’s historical and natural charm.

    The star attractions of Lombok are the Gili Islands – 3 gorgeous tropical paradises, each with its own unique atmosphere. On the main Lombok Island itself, Selong Belanak is among the most beautiful beaches while the village of Sukarare offers a fascinating glimpse into local handicrafts and lifestyles. Don’t miss the Fountain of Youth in the historic Narmada Park, either.

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