These islands offered us a few days of total relaxation on the beach. The large number of marine species, hard and soft corals and a festive atmosphere. The nights are without light and there are no vehicles throughout the island. Delicious meals of grilled fish and seafood. There are a variety of dishes at the numerous food stalls placed along the shore. There are 3 islands Low, Air and Trawagan. The latter is the largest and most developed. In a small boat you can go to any of them. Highly recommended if you are spending a few days in Bali or Lombok. The price of accommodation is quite cheap if you take the local boats called a Dowh. The sea is crystal clear like few places I've ever seen. Highly recommended and even if over developed by tourism, a jewel in the rough.
Gili Trawangan is the largest of the three islands close to Lombok, Indonesia, near Bali. It offers easy access from Bali by hourly ferries from several points in the south of the island, and the journey takes about an hour. The village consists of a waterfront boardwalk. On one side, there are bars and a beach that you can admire sunset to sunset, as well as smaller, charming hotels. The other side of the island hosts the larger hotels, but I recommend you stay in this area. Essentials: a bathing suit, flip-flops and a sarong. Required: Wanting to walk barefoot on the beach and relax, or snorkel to discover the coral reef, or tour the island by bike along its four kilometres of trails. Like my friend Bruno said, "You work hard during the year so you can enjoy unforgettable experiences like this".
Hardest Trek but is truly worth it. The biggest journey and hardest challenge we did with most impressed story of our life when we did the trek in mount rinjani. we had see lot of review says rinjani is the one of the amazing mountain in Indonesia and we started to looking for the picture in Internet. feeling interested to see the picture and really wanted to see real and love to taking picture with my own camera.
We open the tripadvisior and we find great review from visitors and we started to get enquiry with one trekking agent Lune Rinjani, and we got detailed replay and decided to joined Lune Rinjani trekking team. finely we are lucky and feeling happy to reach lombok and more happy When we meet lune and he's team. The service we had more than we expected is really highly service and the trekking team is very hospitality and keeping us and very car of us. We have not complaining with we get all is bagus. is best team and service we had. The equipment is top priority with great warm and good quality.
highly recommend. If someone have a planning you can find Lune Rinjani in Internet Google or another browser. You can meet him. For surely you will on great hands and team was so helping.
Medana Beach is located on the east coast of Lombok, where the Oberoi Resort is located. The beach itself is not very comfortable because you have a limited space of sand and some sections are rocky, but tranquility is assured. It has both spectacular sunrises and sunsets. The hotel serves both breakfast and dinner on tables almost at the very edge, and it's very entertaining to watch fishermen cast their nets close to the shore.
If you're a trained athlete, then this trek is worth it. It can take anywhere from 2 to 5 days (the maximum is 5), accompanied by porters who carry your things (bags, tents, food) and make the food, making the trip more bearable for a small fee. It's a vertical ascent of 1900 meters to the top and then you can take a circular trail that runs along the top. I recommend that after you climb, you go to one of the three Gili islands to rest.
John is a person who is worth getting to know, he is less than 29 years and in the last 25 he started to work as a porter in the first trekking to Rinjani volcano which is a majestic and active volcano with a lake in its crater, and is one of the nicest to get in in Indonesia. Three years later he was a guide, and he set up his own hiking agency and now also has a guest house where you can stay before and after the trekking. The competition is very tough now, and prices have come down a lot, but if you want to risk to save € 20, I recommend choosing the John's agency, as it uses high quality materials, and their guides are experienced. John does occasionally guide, when they come from National Geographic or the Discovery Channel to make a documentary.
On the way to Pura Segara on the Indonesian island of Lombok, a Chinese cemetery surprised us along the road. We could not help stopping for a moment to look closely at the paintings and tombs that were so different from the Western concept of a cemetery. There weren't any flowers, but offerings of small clay figures and fetishes. The colourful decoration of the graves, surrounded by the greenery, made it look like a picturesque exotic postcard.
The Port of Ampenan in the capital of Lombok, Mataram, was once a port of great activity, but now, there are just fishing boats and other freighters. However, from the port, you can hire boats to visit nearby islands. Mataram is located on the west side of Lombok, and is the capital and the largest city of the province of Nusa Tenggara Barat. Three cities make up the urban area, which, from west to east, are Ampenan (where the port is located), Mataram, and Cakranegara. Walking through Ampenan, you can still find buildings with a mix of Chinese, Arabic and Malay architecture. You can eat seafood in a kind of local restaurant with large stone basins where you choose the seafood you want and how you want it cooked. Although the restaurant is not "visually appealing", the seafood is very fresh, and best of all, very cheap.
A spectacular hotel with complete peacefulness. Right in front of the sea, with spectacular sunsets. The worst thing is that you hear the prayers of Muslims at full volume, and above all at 4.00 am in the morning. do not consider it overpriced when you compare it to hotels of the same standard in Spain.
To get from Bali to the neighboring island of Lombok, you can take a plane or boat. The boat trip usually lasts between 3-5 hours depending on the type of boat you choose as well as weather conditions. Although sometimes it is thought that flying is faster, in this case it is not true, since, in addition to the flight time, you have to add the time before shipment upon arrival and baggage collection etc. This can take three hours, especially if your hotel is in Nusa Tenggara Barat. If you stay at the [poi = 58696] Hotel Oberoi [/ poi], a good option to get to Lombok is by boat, as many private boats depart from Bali with direct access to the hotel's pier. The pier is within the enclosure in Medana Beach. If you stay at the hotel, do not miss the spectacular sunset. On the pier, there is a beach club with a diving center or you can hire a boat and enjoy a day fishing.