Lombok Island Information
Lombok is one of some seventeen thousands islands among the archipelago lies in a strategic position among a Golden Triangle tour destination of Indonesia. Namely, Bali in the west, very famous for its culture with an icon Bali the island of Lords, Komodo – Flores in the east, so well known with Komodo Dragon Lizards and the adventure of Kelimutu three colors lake, and Sulawesi island in the north, completely popular for Toraja Land adventure.
The unspoiled mixture of nature and culture of Lombok attracts the visitors on the island so that they feel as if they live in a hidden paradise.
In northeast Lombok the travelers will find the third Indonesian high volcano Mount Rinjani of 2736 meters that challenges the trekkers with three days two nights or four days three nights mountain trekking adventure tour. The southern part and southwest of the island is the more attractive place for beach activities. White sandy and turquoise beach of Kuta and Tanjung Aan is a breathtaking place for swimming while the wave of Seger, Gerupuk, Ekas, and Banko Banko are a wonderful spots for wind surfing.
Along the coastal area there are many small islets which is called Gili with its amazing under water scenery such as Gili Air, Gili Meno, and Gili Trawangan in northwest and Gili Nanggu, Gili Gde, and Gili Sulat in southwest. In these islets, the tourists have plenty of marine activities to enjoy such as snorkeling, diving, parasailing, canoeing, or just sunbathing.
If the travelers visit Lombok after harvesting season they will have a chance to watch a unique carnival wedding ceremony which is called Sorong Serah which means to Push and to Surrender. The philosophy of this ceremony is a groom’s apology to the bride’s family and relatives due to his mistake to elope the bride for marriage.