About Lombok

Lombok, with a total area of 4,739 km² and a population of 3.76 million, is similar in size and density to the adjacent island of Bali to the west, and shares some cultural legacy. It’s a well-known island in Indonesia’s West Nusa Tenggara region that’s part of the Lesser Sunda Islands series, with the Lombok Strait dividing it from Bali to the west and the Alas Strait separating it from Sumbawa to the east. Mataram in West Lombok.  is the island’s provincial capital and main city.

In many aspects, Lombok lives up to or exceeds the promotional term “an unspoiled Bali,” and it became well-known to international tourists in the 1990s. Lombok is the idyllic tropical island that many people incorrectly think Bali to be now, thanks to its magnificent beaches, charming waterfalls, and the enormous, looming volcano of Mount Rinjani, as well as its low visitor density. 

Lombok is being developed as Indonesia’s second international and local tourism destination, after Bali, with the help of the central government. Both in and out of the water, Lombok has plenty to offer. It has maintained a more natural, uncrowded, and undeveloped environment, attracting visitors who come for the laid-back atmosphere and the chance to explore the island’s pristine natural surroundings. The island’s most developed tourism region is focused around the settlement of Senggigi on the island’s west coast.

Best Time To Visit Lombok By Month

Lombok has a climate that is similar to Bali’s, with tropical, hot, and humid weather all year (average 30 °C), however it is drier than Bali. Temperatures are consistently high and uniform throughout the year, with slightly higher temperatures from October to March and slightly lower from June to September. High humidity makes the heat muggy during the rainy season. 

The annual rainfall averages 1,500 mm (60 inches), with the wettest months being December to February and the driest months being June to September.The northern coast receives more rain than the southern since it is closer to the inland highlands. The south-eastern shoreline is nearly desert-like. Lombok can be brushed by tropical cyclones from November to mid-May, but more frequently from January to mid-April. Tropical cyclones normally do not reach it directly, but pass close enough to the south and bring wind and rainfall.

The sun shines brightly on Lombok during the dry season, but only for a few hours every day during the wet season. As a result, June to September basically is the best time to visit Lombok and enjoy its beaches: the sun shines, the heat is moderated by the breeze, and there are just a few brief downpours or thunderstorms every now and then. However, you may want to consider the months of May and October as well, as they do not fall in the peak season (June – September) and all prices, including hotels and flight tickets, are lower; although they are a bit more muggy and rainy, but they are still out of the rainy season.

Best Time To Visit Lombok

How To Get To Lombok

By Plane
The Lombok International Airport (IATA: LOP) is the only international airport within the island, with the official name Bandara International Lombok. It is located near the city of Praya. It opened on October 1, 2011, replacing the older Selaparang Airport in Mataram’s city. Lombok is connected to Bali, Jakarta, Surabaya, Yogyakarta, Perth, Kuala Lumpur, and Singapore via direct flights. On our Flight / Hotel page, you can search, compare, and book all available flights from across the world.

By Boat
Fast boat services depart from a number of locations on Bali, primarily serving the Gili Islands, with some onward travel to the Lombok mainland. The operator’s choice of arrival places on Lombok include Teluk Nare/Teluk Kodek, Bangsal harbour, or the township of Senggigi, all on the northwest coast. There are several different operating standards.

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