Here are some activities in Lombok that you can do during your vacation in Lombok
There are plenty activities that you can really enjoy during your Lombok Vacation. Enjoy and Relax – having massage, stay in your villa / resort pampered by the great service of friendly people in the island. Or doing activities which really give you different experience, such as Half Day Tour, Sunset Tour, one day tourSightseeing, Golfing, Fishing, Bicycling, Trekking, Snorkeling, Diving or Surfing. Activities on Lombok and the adjacent Gili islands are very various, fun, enjoyable and unforgettable.
Lombok Tours & Excursions
One of the best way to enjoy the Lombok island is having day excursion, feel the nature that you cant find anywhere else.
A few tours that can be done during your stay in Lombok : Lombok City Tour, Sasak Traditional Tour, Traditional Daily Market Tour, One Day the exotic Gili Tour (Air, Menu, Trawangan) Gili Nangggu Tour, Sindang Gila Waterfall Tour and many others.
Golf in Lombok for Golf Lover
There are a few places which are available in the island
Golfers are well looked after with two majestic golf courses that spread between the mountains and the ocean, one designed by Jack Nicklaus and the other by Peter Thompson.
Rinjani Country Club; is situated 500 meters above sea level. It has an 18 hole standard course with a club house, personal villas, swimming pool, pro shop and coffee shop. It is located 35 kilometers from Senggigi beach.
Lombok Kosaido Golf Club; located in Sira Beach Tanjung, 45km from Senggigi area. The setting is perfect, overlooking the Gili Islands under Palm trees
Snorkelling and Diving in Lombok
Snorkelling; is common everywhere as Lombok and the small islands are surrounded by coral reefs, the clear blue-green waters with abundant undersea life.
Scuba Diving; is best off the three Gilis although for the experienced diver the rugged coast at the south provides a much sterner challenge.
Trekking and Hiking
Trekking; particularly to the peak of the imposing Mt, Rinjani 3,726 m from the sea level, an active volcano andIndonesia’s 3rd highest, is a popular activity for the energetic tourist. On a clear day you can see breathtaking views from the summit. The crater lake, Segara Anak and a natural hot springs water. The trek usually takes about three days and it is advised to go with an experienced and liscenced guide to do this activity.
Hiking; is for those who wish to do short trekking, there are a few soft trekking program that can be done in the island.
Surfing In Lombok for the surfer lover!
Surfing is possible outside the reefs, even at Senggigi, but the major surf breaks are off Kuta beach in Lombok’s south.
People usually head out to south Lombok for the best waves. Kuta Beach Lombok has white sandy beaches with good reef breaks. Another famous surfing spot is Bangko bangko, or known by most surfers as “Desert Point”. Read more about Surfing In Lombok
Surfing spots in Lombok
Gerupuk Bay in Kuta Lombok, this huge bay is located 7 km to the east side from Kuta – Lombok. It is a home to five different spost which work on various tide, all waves can only be accessed by boat.
The Inside Gerupuk (is a right-hander over a flat reef. It is suitable for all levels an has fun waves, with a long wall and a forgiving lip. On big days with a Southwest swell it can be a great spot to surf. This break is surfable at any seasons and can handle any wind, even the trade wind, as it is protected by the surrounding hills. Best on an incoming tide and can hold 10ft soli)
The Outside Gerupuk (or another Gili, is a right-hander that is good at mid to high tide, better take your booties at low. Multiple peaks outside offer big drops on takeoff bending into a hollow and fast inside section. Can hold 8-10ft but is best at 4-6ft, from October to April but sometimes weather can be easily changed).
Don-Don (Further break inside the bay and as a result needs a bigger swell to break. Don Don is a perfect A-frame peak walling and bending both left and right. For all level of surfers. Can be good in any season as long as the winds are light. Works on any tide, with out going tide the best time)
The last one is Kid’s Point: or Pelawangan, is another right-hander, only breaks on the biggest days, but when it works, its barrel city. Best on an incoming tide.
Are Guling in Kuta Lombok
A right hand reef break located on the west side of Kuta. Access by boat and land is possible. This break is one of the best right hander on the South Coast. Mid to low tides can see the inside section doubling up and barreling. A left hander on the other side of the bay is surfable, though only when its small. Need a north-west wind, most common from October to April. Are Guling can hold 8-10ft when perfect, but is best at 4-6ft.
Seger beach in Kuta Lombok
Located just 2 km from Kuta. Seger is a right reef break, with the occasional left off the peak. A good place when the swell drops. On mid tides and offshore winds this can be a great spot, with short tubes and bowly walls ready for any move you can think of. Need a light wind or north west wind, around Oct-April…
Mawi or Mawun Beach in Kuta Lombok
Located 20 minutes west of Kuta. On small days this reef break offers a nice peak with short hollow rights and lefts. At 6ft plus, Mawi transforms into a heaving left barrel, with elevator drops and heavy hold downs. At 8-10ft it’s not a spot for the faint hearted. Best on mid tides and a south east trade wind, from May to September. Mawi can hold any size you’re prepared to surf, just bring your balls!
Ekas Bay in Kuta Lombok
Located to the east of Kuta and takes about 30 minutes by car to Awang and then another 20 mins by boat across the bay. Ekas is home to two spots.
Outside Ekas: is a left hander that starts working over 5ft and holds up to 10ft. The wave offers huge drops, acres of open face to carve and a ton of power to spare. Best on mid to high tides and a south east wind.
Inside Ekas: Located further inside the bay from Outside Ekas. A fun, walling peak, that can handle real size. Needs a big swell and south east winds, but on it day can offer very long rides and barrels on the inside of the right. Low tides for the right, higher tides for the left and holds 12ft plus.
Bangko Bangko or Desert Point
Located on the South West Coast of Lombok, 3 hours drive from Kuta. On its day Desert Point is regarded as one of the best waves on the planet. Barrels of 20 seconds have been filmed there and 10 second tubes are common. Full or new moon low tides, a south east wind and a big swell are needed, most consistent from May to October. It can go weeks without waves, but just one Desert Point bomb will make the wait worth it. Experienced surfer only. Bring your booties an a good tube riding board.
Fishing can be done off the beaches or by going out with the fishermen in their traditional fishing boats . Very good spots for fishing in Lombok Island are: The south west of Lombok ahead towards Bangko-bangko (Desert Point), opposite Nusa Penida (Bali) recommended as one of the best for trolling and deep fishing, while places in the North West of Lombok, a little far out behind the Gili Islands as known by locals as takat (sea wall) good for both trolling and deep fishing & can either hire your own out rigger fishing boat/Speed Boat or join the fisherman at the sea and fishing with them
The fishing trip can be done using Speed Boat and do fishing around south of Lombok or at the cannel between Bali and Lombok Strait near Nusa Penida Islands. Please keep in mind that you are using traditional motorized outrigger boat, that’s mean there will be no toilet, nor cabin, but the fishing itself should be fun because Lombok has a lot of fishes. Being an island on the Java trench, with the “drop off ” only kilometers from the beach, makes this a prime location for fishing and free diving/spear fishing. Large schools of fish feed and breed around the unspoiled reefs. During different times at the year commonly caught fish are: giant travelly, and many other travelly species, Spanish mackerel, marlin, sailfish, tuna, wahoo, Mahi Mahi and numerous reef fish. Manta rays, whales and dolphins are not a rare sight as is not a barracuda launching itself to the skies.