Geography & Climate
Lombok island is located east of Bali. Lombok geographically is almost the same size as Bali and, just as there are popular tourist areas on Bali, so Lombok offers a variety of destinations to suit different holidaymakers' tastes.
Tropical climate with warm and humid weather all year round. Temperature range from 21 Celsius to 32 Celsius. Wet season starts from November to May and dry season start from May-October.
The best time to come is in the month of May when the weather is just perfect with bright daylight and green scenery.
Access to Lombok By Air
Lombok and Sumbawa, the two main island of West Nusa Tenggara (Nusa Tenggara refers to the islands east of Bali) offer a charming variety of landscapes, place of interest and activities for the tourist.
At least five tropical islands (The Gillis; Trawangan, Meno, and Air, Gilli Nanggu, Moyo Island) and coastlines lined with pristine beaches and fabulous waters for swimming, sun baking, sailing, surfing, fishing and underwater activities await.
INTRODUCTION TO LOMBOK CRAFTS
On Lombok there is more crafts than art. The main crafts of Lombok are practical items made for everyday use, but showing great skills and finish, traditional techniques and natural, locals materials.
Villages specialize in certain crafts, and it's interesting to travel to a number of them, seeing hand weaving in one village, basket ware in another and pottery in third.
Access by Ferry & Fastboat
The Islands; Bali and Lombok separated by Lombok Strait.
If you travel on a budget, public ferry is the alternative mode of transportation to reach Lombok. It departs from Padang Bai (East Bali) to Lembar (West Lombok). Ferry service departing every hour, operating 24 hours.
Lombok Island offers tourists a vast array of activities, sites, adventures and destinations. Whether you like to have a relaxing beach vacation, an action-packed adventure trek, favorite daily tours, surfing in the best swell, sea kayaking or a crazy time in and on the water, Lombok is your ideal destination.
Greetings and Civilities
Sasak does not have greetings such as "Good Morning". A Sasak approaching a friend might ask, in the local language, " How are you?, How's your family?" simply as a form of greeting. Locals will frequently ask foreigners like this in English (it may be their only English!) as a greeting. Don't get annoyed - they are just trying to be polite. A smile and a "hello", or greeting in Indonesian, is a polite and adequate response.
Do's and Don'ts
Lombok and Bali offers travelers of all ages numerous and various leisure activities to enjoy. There are variety of hotels, resorts and villas to choose from.
Tourist visas are only intended for tourists who are visiting Indonesia, NOT for expatriates intending to work and live for an extended period of time. Tourist visas will be needed by friends or family coming to visit you during your stay in Indonesia.
Tips for Honeymoon & Travel with Kids
Bali rich culture would contribute to make your honeymoon the unforgettable one, you’ll find something that is unique, beautiful, memorable and fun, the experience of a lifetime, which cannot be gained at other places.
Bali is also a perfect place to take your kids. They'll love the natural surroundings.
A Bali holiday for families begins and ends with suitable accommodation. There are variety of Bali hotels, resorts and villas to choose from, when planning your Bali holiday.
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