Bali’s up-and-coming cousin, Lombok, remains a breath of fresh air for those looking for a quiet beach holiday – tick authentic Lombok off your list before mega-resorts move in. The island lies 40 miles east of Bali and is easily accessed via a two-hour boat trip or a short flight. The main draws to Lombok are its gleaming white beaches and excellent watersports options. Gin-clear waters and a wealth of colourful fish make for incredible snorkelling, or to up the adventure, we can arrange scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, or even a spear fishing course.

The mighty Rinjani mountain

Is a massive volcano, which towers over the island of Lombok. A climb to the top is one of the most exhilarating experiences you can have in Indonesia. Some 3,726 meters tall, it is the second highest mountain in Indonesia. The climb to the top may not be easy but it’s worth it, and is widely regarded as one of the best views in the country.

Desert Point

Be ready to be surprised finding the hidden gem of Lombok. Often regarded as Bali’s little sister, Lombok has long lived in the shadows of its surfing sibling (especially if you want to escape the intensity of Bali). Some of the most gorgeous beaches in Lombok known for their waves are Bangko-bangko (also called as Desert Point), Mawi, Selong Belanak, Gerupuk, and Kuta.

Sasak Village

Consists of a cluster of houses that are very simple in design, made of wood, bamboo and the roof from dry reed leaves. The Sasak are the native people of Lombok, where 700 people are currently residing in the village. It is not a museum nor only for the tourists, but it is a real village that has been inhabited by the indigenous people of Lombok for a long time.