Lombok Island is located in the province of West Nusa Tenggara, and is situated just east of the island of Bali, separated by the Lombok Strait, and west of the island of Sumbawa, separated by the Alas Strait. The provincial capital and largest city on the island is Mataram.
Dominated by the centrally-located stratovolcano of Mt. Rinjani, Indonesia’s second highest, Lombok Island features beautiful beaches, waterfalls, and surrounding islets. The highlands of Lombok are a mostly undeveloped forest, while the lowlands are highly cultivated, producing rice, soybeans, coffee, tobacco, cotton, coconuts, bananas, and various spices.
Though only 25 miles away from the island of Bali, Lombok Island is strongly influenced by the restrained and quiet nature of Sasak culture, giving the island a very different vibe compared to the tourism bustle of Bali.
Promoted as an ‘unspoiled Bali’, Lombok Island offers visitors the natural beauty of an untouched countryside as well as a glimpse into the traditional way of life by its island dwellers. Culturally and linguistically closely related to the Balinese, though not religiously, the majority of Sasak people practice local Muslim faith and traditions.
Lombok Island has maintained its rich and enduring indigenous culture, having withstood the pressure of modernity. Though not as well-known as its neighbour to its west, tourism is starting to grow as more visitors seek the island’s Indonesian authenticity and relaxed way of life.
Indonesia Travel Information
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