Top 15 Attractions in Lombok (2024)


Lombok is located in a place called West Nusa Tenggara in Indonesia. Neighbours with Bali, Lombok exudes a different charm. It is more tranquil with many secrets waiting to be discovered. Home to some of the most magnificent natural landscapes, let’s start with the best 16 attraction in Lombok.

1. Air Kalak Hot Springs

Air Kalak Hot Springs

Air Kalak Hot Springs is one of the popular attractions that are always frequented by tourist. Located close to Mount Rinjani, this is an open-air hot spring that contains minerals and volcanic clay that can improve many skin deformities. It is also a relaxing activity if you are camping in the highlands; it provides warmth and comfort as it can be quiet cold at night.

2. Benang Kelambu Waterfall

Benang Kelambu Waterfall

At Benang Kelambu Waterfall, you will not only see one waterfall but five of them. It is a grand view envelope by the tropical forest. To get to the falls, you will need to trek for 10 – 15 minutes from the entrance before you come face to face with this natural gem. The cascading waterfall descends amidst the tree vines creating a magical view only can be seen in nature.

3. Bukit Pergasingan (Pergasingan Hill)

Bukit Pergasingan (Pergasingan Hill)

Pengasingan Hill is located in the corner of Lombok and adjunction to Mount Rinjani. This hill offers soft trekking trails which one can reach the top in 2 hours. The trails up can be quite steep; however, with the assistance of the bamboo handrail, you will reach there in no time. The panoramic view of the Sembalun Village is amazing especially when the paddy fields resemble a patchwork art from the top.

4. Gili Air

Gili Air

Gili Air is an ideal spot for honeymooners and whoever that seeks peace and tranquillity during their stay. One part of the prominent Gili Islands, Gili Air is the second smallest and closest to Lombok. The island is rich with marine life and is perfect for snorkelling and diving. You may easily spot turtles during your stay here.

5. Gili Meno

Gili Meno

Gili Meno is the smallest amongst the Gili Islands. It was said that you could walk around the entire Gili Meno Island in two hours. This secluded place offers tourist an escape from modernization; enabling them to have proper rest. Though the island may be underdeveloped, there are a few hotels and warung selling food and local necessities. Just within the waters of Gili Meno, you will be able to see 48 life-sized human statues standing in a circle created from the cast of a real human being. Created by Jason deCaires Taylor, you will get to see this sculptures while you dive.

6. Gili Trawangan

Gili Trawangan

The big brother of all the Gili Islands, Gili Trawangan is the most popular tourist spot in Lombok. The island flaunts a long shoreline, crystal blue waters and rich aquatic life. Famed as a substitute to Bali, Trawangan has something for everyone. Whether you are here to rest, party, explore the nature or seeking for an exhilarating adventure.

7. Lake Segara Anak

Standing at the summit of Mount Rinjani, you will able to see this impressive blue lake in the heart of the mountain. Lake Segara Anak is a crater formed during the Mount Samalas volcano eruption in 1257. The blue lake resembles the sea; thus, the name Segara Anak was given, which meant the child of the sea in English. During your visit here, you can opt to camp by the side of the lake; immersing in the beauty of this place be it during the day or night.

8. Mount Rinjani

Mount Rinjani

Mount Rinjani is the second-highest active volcano in Indonesia that stands at 3,726 metres above sea level. Climbing up Mount Rinjani is not an easy feat as the trek is steep and covered with volcano ashes. There are tours available to lead you on this adventure, but the days spend touring will depend on your fitness level. The reward once you reach to the summit is one of the best views you will get all around Indonesia.

9. Narmada Water Park

Narmada Water Park

Narmada Water Park was a garden built by King of Mataram Lombok in 1727. It was said that this garden was designed to mirror the beauty of Mount Rinjani and its surrounding landscape. This is not a random water park but a sacred resting place for many Hindu devotees. On this water park you will be able to see a temple and also a replica of Segara Anakan, Telaga Ageng here.

10. Pearl Farm

Pearl Farm

Have you ever wondered how pearls were cultivated and collected? Here at the Pearl Farm, all your questions will be answered. As one of the most sought-after export products of Lombok, you will be able to see how these oysters were cultured, categorize and collected for harvest. This tour is indeed an eye-opener as this is not something you don’t get to see very often while travelling in other places.

11. Pink Beach

Pink Beach

Pink Beach, as the name states is a beach adorn with pink sands. This is indeed a paradise for every lady and is a must-visit attraction in Lombok. The reefs beyond the shores are rich with vibrant underwater life and is an ideal spot for snorkelling. There are no fancy restaurants around this area, but you can grab a bite at the local warungs available.

12. Sekotong Islands

Sekotong Islands

Lombok is surrounded by many small islands with some smaller and less commercial compared to Gili Air, Meno and Trawangan. Sekotong Islands is an island hopping tour provided by local operators for tourist to escape the buzz and to explore the untouched beauty of other beaches. Come and discover these hidden gems of Lombok.

13. Semeti Beach

Semeti Beach

Semeti Beach is a magical place tuck in the corner of Lombok away from the busy town. After walking through a small path, it leads up to a gorgeous landscape untouched by modernization. You can easily spend the afternoon here exploring the coves, water spouts, rock cliffs and rock pools. The beaches stretch up to a long shoreline that later unveils secluded white sand and calm beach.

14. Tanjung Aan Beach

Tanjung Aan Beach

Tanjung Aan Beach is home to the iconic swings and is a must-visit for many tourists. Located just 15 minutes away from Kuta Lombok, this beach possesses pristine white sands and crystal clear turquoise waters. The beach is calm with a few warungs situated around the area to satiate your hunger from all the swimming. This is indeed a picturesque view, especially during sunsets.

15. Tanjung Poki

Tanjung Poki

Nature’s most amazing phenomenon can be found here at Tanjung Poki. This attraction is situated at the cape with a tremendous wave performance. Large blowholes are carved by ferocious waves continually crashing on the rocks. With every wave, it creates a huge water splash as high as 10 metres. Definitely not something for the faint-hearted but it is really astounding to be able to see with your own eyes.

If you are a nature or beach lover, this is heaven for you. With so much to offer, this place is a hidden gem with many other sites waiting to be uncovered. We hope this list will inspire you during your trip to Lombok the next round.