would be hard to beat Lombok and the Gili Islands. You can choose to
relax on endless white sand beaches, dive remote coral reefs or hike to
see panoramic views.
are bouncing back and hungry for tourists. So pack your bags this coming
dry season and go explore paradise.
views and challenging trails. While most of the hiking trails on Mt.
Rinjani were damaged in the 2018 earthquakes, one trail has reopened.
mountain’s more popular trails, but offers a similar experience for
adventurous travelers in search of epic views.
around the stunning Gili Islands. These islands are known for scuba diving cruises and offers a chance to truly get away from it all.
turquoise ocean vistas, you’ll find vibrant coral reefs teeming with
life under the waters.
manta rays, while Deep Turbo offers overhangs and underwater caves for
experienced divers to explore. You might even see a whale shark or two.
and bursts of sunlight through the cave’s ceiling. Tucked underground on
Lombok, it is a cave like no other.
the sound and smell of thousands of bats. If you stay in the area until
sunset, you can watch the bats exit the cave, covering the sky as they
begin their nightly hunt for food.
well cared for at Gili Meno, thanks to Bolong, the local man who set up
the Gili Meno Turtle Sanctuary. The sanctuary saves turtle eggs from
predators to help release the precious hatchlings into the sea.
conservation, as it depends entirely on donations from visitors.
Islands. Gili Air is especially known for green sea turtles at Han Rock.
escape the noise of the neighboring destinations and rejuvenate in peace
a bicycle. Stop off at beach bars, do some yoga, or just walk the
endless sands to reconnect with yourself, one day at a time.
Gili Trawangan. Head off on a hike at sunrise, and you’ll start your day
World War II Japanese bunker to investigate, though the view is the
capture panoramic views of the other Gili Islands, plus Lombok and Bali.
take the plunge, Sekotong in Lombok is a great place to start. The
beautiful reefs there offer easy, sheltered dives, perfect for
which are not to be missed. These striking pyramid-shaped rocks jut
impressively out of the ocean, providing the perfect backdrop to a
the best view of the sun setting that you’re ever likely to see.