Lombok Travel Guide

Indonesia, Travel, Travel Guide

Where to go in Lombok, Indonesia

1. Sengigi Beach

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Sengigi Beach 

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Perfect Sunset Spot 

  • Sengigi Beach has one of best sunset viewpoint in Lombok.
  • About an hour rides from the Lombok Airport.
  • Arts market located at the vicinity of Sengigi Beach. Great place to shop for souvenir .
  • Highly recommended to stay at Puri Bunga Beach Cottages. Amazing view!
  • Roadside Food Vendor
  • Happy Café (Live Band Cafe during the night)
  • Asmara Restaurant – delicious Indonesian cuisine

2. Tiu Kelep & Sedang Gile Waterfall

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Tiu Kelep Waterfall 

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Tiu Kelep Waterfall 

  • About 2 – 2.5 hours ride from Sengigi Beach
  • Guide (Not necessary). Be careful if the local kept insisting that you will be needing a guide for the trek.  The trek to the waterfall is pretty obvious and you just have to follow it.
  • First waterfall (Sendang Gile) 5 minutes hike
  • 2nd Waterfall (Tiu Kelep) 20 minutes hike. (The huge one)
  • Entrance fee should cost around (INR 10,000 / USD 0.70 / MYR 3)
  • Normally spend around 2-3 hours here.

3. Kuta Beach

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Michelle & Vera

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Vera

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Michelle 

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Local surfers 

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One of my favorite shot here in Lombok 

  • Normally known as surf beach among the local surfer here.
  • Reggae Bar
  • Visit Pantai Seger (5 – 10 minutes drive from Kuta Beach)
  • Small fee to be paid to the local upon entrance.
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Aerial shot of the Pantai Seger

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Sunset

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Aerial view of Pantai Seger. 

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Kenny‘s friend that brought us around. 

4. Tanjung Aan Beach

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Vera & Michelle at Tanjung Aan

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The Swing 

  • Amazing beach view
  • Boat ride to Batu Payung available here.
  • Family friendly beach
  • Local snacks stall available.

5. Sasak Village (ENDE)

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Traditional House 

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Local stick fighting performance by the locals. 

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Local crafts

  • Local villages open for visitor
  • Pay as you want (donation to the villagers) and also comes with a local guide.
  • Visit their traditional houses.
  • Souvenir shopping
  • Local fighting performances

6. Sambelia Tree Forest

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  • Giant ancient trees
  • Small fee required upon entrance.
  • Skippable if you have tight schedule.
  • About 3 – 4 hours drive from Sengigi Beach.

7. Gili Terawangan Beach

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Sunset at Gili Terawangan 

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Michelle with the swing 

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Perfect sunset spot 

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Love this shot 

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OM

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That Sun peaking 

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Our villa acoomodation 

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Local Vegan Cafe in Gili Terawangan 

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  • About 30 minutes boat ride (local boat) from the jetty. (About IDR 150,000 / USD 11 / MYR 45 including pick up from hotel)
  • Private boats around 10 minutes.
  • Gili Terawangan known as the party island and tons of scuba diving shops and restaurants.
  • Do rent bicycle to get around the island or hop onto the pony carts. (Around IDR 50,000 / USD 3.50 / MYR 15 per day)
  • Night life at Gili Terawangan is spectacular from party bars to reggae music.
  • There are plenty of boat tour around so make sure you compared the prices.
  • Sunset Swing (Ombak Sunset) one of the famous swing that you see on Instagram.
  • There are viewpoint on top of the hill.
  • Do spend around 2-3 days here.
  • Bear in mind that it can get pretty crowded on the island.
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Relaxation 

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Aerial View of the Island 

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Other places to visit

  1. Sembalun Highlands (About 1 – 1.5 hours hike and paddy field aerial viewpoint)
  2. Selong Belanak Beach (Surf Beach & Yoga Class)
  3.  Mawi & Mavun Beach (About an hour drive from Kuta)
  4. Pink Beach 

Extra Tips

  • Lombok is a huge island so make sure you have your main destination in mind and plan your travel well.
  • Would highly recommend to stay in Lombok for at least a week to get full experience of Lombok.
  • Rent a car or motorbike is the best way to get around.
  • Check out our travel vlog here Lombok Travel Guide

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Surabaya Quick Travel Guide

Indonesia, Travel, Travel Guide

Where to go in Surabaya, Indonesia

1. Mount Bromo

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Michelle & Vera

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That’s Vera 

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Making their way to Mt.Bromo 

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The Iconic Postcard Photo (This is not Mt Bromo though) 

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Michelle looks sleepy there

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Mount Bromo

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Wear mask to prevent inhaling too much of the gas

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That morning ride 

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Crowded with people 

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Sunrise View 

  • Sunrise in Mt. Bromo viewpoint is very popular with tourists.
  • Book early with your guide for the jeep ride or ride with GoJek (Local Bike Sharing)
  • It can get very crowded at the viewing point so do go early and find your perfect spot. (Highly suggested to ask your guide bring you to other spot for sunrise)
  • Mt. Bromo located far away from Surabaya Airport so make sure you arrive one day earlier.
  • Normally trip to Mount Bromo is a guided tour and they will bring you to few attractions around Mount Bromo.
  • They will drop you off at the parking area and gotta walk about 20 minutes to Mount Bromo.
  • There’s temple located at the middle of pathway to Mt. Bromo.

2. Teletubies Hill

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Teletubies Hill 

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New member of the Teletubies squad

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Good Times! 

  • After visiting Mt.Bromo, we were brought to the Teletubies Hill.
  • Beautiful green mountainaoeus scenery
  • Horse Riding Available

3. Lautan Pasir (Sea of Sands)

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Jumpshot 1 

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Jumpshot 2 

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Jumpshot 3? 

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The Gang Lair

  • Vast land of dark sands, locally known as Lautan Pasir (Sea of Sands) 
  • Perfect spot to get your Instagram picture with the iconic hill.

4. Colorful Village (Malang, Surabaya)

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Rainbow Town 

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So colorful 

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Amazing arts 

  •  A small village located at Malang, Surabaya.
  • Rainbow colored house and townhouse.
  • Entry fee required

Extra Tips

  • Surabaya has a lot to offer so make sure you spend more than 3 days here.
  • If you have more time to spare do visit the famous waterfall and Mount Ijen.
  • Indonesian cuisine is a musts try although it can be extremely spicy.
  • We booked our trip through  Javanation Trip Organizer.
  • Our trip cost around IDR 975,000 / USD 68 / MYR 294 per person.
  • Very reliable guides and friendly. Highly recommended.
  • They know the places well and can bring you to eat awesome local food.
  • Check out our travel vlog here Surabaya & Lombok Travel Blog

For more info

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