- Watch Sunrise from the Peak of Mount Rinjani
When visiting the Gili Islands, hiking Rinjani is the most well-known tourist activity on Fun Things To Do In Lombok. It’s a tough increase and you will ’t even do it in a day. Lots of people decide to take the regular two-night trek to climb Mount Rinjani. Whilst the Rinjani Trekking Tour is pricey it’s worth it. From the crest of Rinjani you’ve virtually panoramic views across the island and may see as far away as Mount Agung on Bali. I’ve climbed Mount Rinjani once before. If you enjoy the outdoors then this is among the best things to do in Lombok.
- Trek to Tiu Kelep Waterfall
From the mountains of Lombok you can find a great deal of waterfalls. If you’ve to pick the most famous then it’s between Sendang Gile Waterfall and Tiu Kelep. Personally I prefer Tiu Kelep Waterfall, which is based in the North of the island. The setting is beautiful, with lush tropics jungle surrounding the drops. You’ll find a useful guide on visiting Tiu Kelep Waterfall on Jones Around the World.
- Chill on Selong Belanak Beach
The beaches of South Lombok are picture postcard beautiful. In my view they’re much nicer than the beaches of Bali and have a fraction of the number of tourists. Among the best beaches in Lombok is Selong Belanak Beach, which is in the South of Lombok. The beach extends along the front of a crescent bay and also the ground of the sea is sandy. Little stalls line the border of the beach where one can purchase fresh coconuts and also rent a surf-board. Selong Belanak Beach is a fantastic spot to learn to surf or just take a chair and unwind. Add this beach to your Lombok ‘to do’ listing.
- Take an Island Hopping Tour Around the Sekotong Islands
Among the nice things about visiting Lombok is a chance to visit the tropics islands that surround it. I personally recommend the Sekotong Island Chain. As you can tell from the photo above, the Sekotong Islands are comparatively little with beautiful sandy beaches encompassed by coral reefs where one can go snorkelling. These islands are becoming more popular with tourists, but they’ve yet to draw the very same crowds as the Gilis. You can visit the Sekotong Islands on day tours from Lombok. If you enjoy calming by the beach and swimming around coral reefs then you’ll enjoy this activity.
5. Enjoy the Views at Ashtari Kuta
Ashtari, Kuta is one of my favorite cafes in Lombok. The café has tasty food and drinks, but it’therefore the views that make Ashtari so memorable. Ashtari is on a hill overlooking the the bay of Kura, Lombok. There are beanbags and tables set out on the patio right in front of the cafe where one can sit and unwind. In the morning Yoga classes are held on the patio.