Lombok Island

WELCOME TO LOMBOK ISLAND, INDONESIA

The Island of Lombok is one of two main island in West Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia. The is well known for it’s natural beauty that attract more visitor to come than it’s neighbour, Sumbawa.

Lombok is located in the east of Bali and there is cultural connection between these two islands.

Much of the island is still covered by natural rain forest and jungles, making Lombok ideal for ecotourism and adventure tours.

Lombok today has become Indonesia’s new “in” destination and now becoming the perfect gateway for travelers, especially for those adventurous people where marine and mountain adventure await….

Lombok Map2

Gambar Peta Pulau Lombok

GETTING TO LOMBOK

You could find many means of transportation to escort you from your place to Lombok. And we would be very glad to organize them all for you.

BY AIR

It’s easy to get to Lombok from Bali, flight time is only 25 minutes. In Lombok, all flights depart and arrive at Lombok International Airport. In Bali, flights arrive and depart at Ngurah Rai Domestic Airport.

Lombok International Airport or Bandara International Lombok, commonly abbreviated to “BIL” and using the IATA code “LOP”.

Lombok International Airport has full Visa on Arrival (VOA) facilities, with fast and efficient visa processing.

The airport is close to Praya, Capital City of Central Lombok and approximatly 40 km south of the Mataram, Capital City of Nusa Tenggara Barat.

European connections are easy via Jakarta (the Capital City of Indonesia), Bali and other capital cities such as Jogyakarta, Surabaya and Makassar.

Direct flights from Jakarta to Lombok are available every day and are usually timed to connect with European flights.

Lombok is easily accessible from Jakarta, Bali, Jogjakarta, Surabaya and Makassar and is an important connection for travel to the eastern islands, in particular the islands of Sumbawa, Nusa Tenggara Timur and Komodo.

International flights: Garuda Airlines (www.garuda-indonesia.com), Silk Air (www.sillkair.com), Air Asia (www,airasia.com), Lion Air (www.lionair.co.id).

Domestic flights: Lion Air and Wings Air (Lion Air), booking via Lion Air (www.lionair.co.id), Trans Nusa Air (www.transnusa.co.id), Merpati Airlines (www.merpati.co.id), Batavia Air (batavia-air.co.id), Garuda Airlines (www.garuda-indonesia.com).

BY SEA

Padang Bai Harbour in Bali provides the sea link between mainland Bali and Lombok. Lembar Harbour is on the southwest coast of Lombok Island, approximately 45 minutes from Mataram City.

Arrange your own transport and buy tickets directly from the harbours or use a reputable tour company to provide a transfer service.

Public ferries depart every hour for the sea voyage between Padang Bai Harbour (Bali) and Lembar Harbour (Lombok). The crossing between the islands takes approximately 4 to 5 hours.

FAST BOATS

There are now numerous fast boat services operating between Bali and Lombok.

Marina Srikandi (www.marinasrikandi.com) operates a direct fast boat service every day between Padang Bai Harbour (Bali) and Senggigi (Lombok) or between Padang Bai Harbour (Bali) and Gili Trawangan (Lombok), arriving and departing from the jetty on Senggigi Beach or Gili Trawangan.

Blue Water Express (www.bluewater-express.com), operated by Blue Water Safaris, provides transfers between Bali and Gili Trawangan. Departing from Serangan (near Benoa Harbour) and from Padang Bai to Gili Trawangan. Return transfer from Gili Trawangan.

Gili Gateway (www.island-gateway.com) is a comfortable fast boat departing from Benoa Harbour in Bali (only 20 mins from Kuta). The crossing takes around 2 hours to Gili Trawangan and Teluk Kodek in Lombok.

Most other fast boats serve Gili Trawangan, but several also call at Teluk Kodek on mainland Lombok, making fast boats from Lombok to Bali (and vice versa) an option to flying.

CULTURAL TIPS

DO:

  • Smile and greet people, especially elders
  • Shake hands, gently
  • Accept hospitality and food. You do not have to eat and drink, but it is polite to ACCEPT
  • Say goodbye and thank when you leave
  • Dress modestly. Women should keep upper arms and thighs covered
  • Bend down and walk around seated people when you need to pass
  • Use only your right hand to eat and to hand objects or money to someone
  • Be sure to sit at the same level as other people
  • Wear a sarung when entering the house of Melokaq (Adat Leader) and when participating in ritual and adat ceremonies

DON’T:

  • Enter houses or building without being invited
  • Wear shoes inside a house
  • Point at people with your finger. Don’t ever use foot to point at objects or people
  • Point the bottom of your feet directly at people whilst sitting on the floor
  • Touch anyone’s head
  • Step over people or food on the floor
  • Eat with your left hand or use your left hand to give or accept objects or money
  • Raise your voice, especially in anger