“Gili islands are the most favorite snorkeling sites in Lombok.”
What’s so interesting from Lombok island is its mostly unspoiled natural attractions. Most of the areas of Lombok are lowland dominated by rolling fields. The highest point of the island is mount Rinjani which is located in the northern part. The volcano is the icon of Lombok as there is lake nestles on the peak. Beaches in Lombok are very quiet, making them the best place for Lombok private getaway.
“Many of the people continue to live in thatch-roofed houses in small traditional villages.”
Gili islands are the most favorite snorkeling sites in Lombok. The islands are surrounded by calm beaches which becomes habitat for colorful corals. Schooling fish and sea turtles are abundant within the area. The water is very clear that you don’t even need to dive into water to enjoy the underwater view.
The island of 4.725 km²-wide is home to conservative Sasak ethnic group. Many of the people continue to live in thatch-roofed houses in small traditional villages. Annually, they host Bau Nyale ritual to remind them about the legend of Princess Mandalika. Wedding in Lombok are still practiced based on traditional system, that is, the groom should kidnap the bride before the wedding day. Sasak features many other unique traditions and it’s yours to find out more.
Find out the iconic travel destinations in Lombok’s four main areas reviewed below: