A close neighbour of Bali, Lombok is an Indonesian island with breathtaking beaches and iconic natural scenery. To the north, explore the jungle clad slopes of Mount Rinjani with its lake-filled caldera. To the south, find ample surfing opportunities and walk the luminous sands of Pink Beach. Luxury Lombok holidays offer the perfect mix of relaxation and adventure.

Beach lovers will certainly be satisfied at Lombok. You'll find a coastline with glittering sands and warm turquoise waters that hide colourful coral gardens and an abundance of tropical fish. In Mataram, Lombok's capital, wander the multi-tiered temples of Pura Meru and capture the beauty of the Islamic Centre mosque with its golden dome and minarets. Enjoy museums, art markets and traditional stores selling hand-woven goods. Stop by Mataram Mall and find rows of local shops spread across four floors.

Continuing along the west coast north of Mataram, you'll discover Senggigi. A short journey from the capital, Senggigi offers a series of sweeping bays with powdery white sands framed by forested mountain slopes and coconut palms. Take a trip to the Kerandangan Nature Reserve and hike the forests to find picturesque waterfalls perfect for swimming beneath. Be sure to visit the seaside Pura Batu Bolong, a stunning Hindu temple built on a promontory that arches out across the water.

On the northwest coast of Lombok, wander the golden sands of Medana Beach and stroll rich coconut groves in the shadow of Mount Rinjani. Explore the verdant surrounds, and then head off on a boat trip to the beautiful Gili Islands. With even more pristine beaches and coral reefs, the Gili Islands offer the best diving and snorkelling opportunities in Lombok.

When To Visit

Like all of Indonesia, Lombok is a year round destination with a tropical climate. Temperatures linger around 30 degrees Celsius throughout the year with the island experiencing two distinct seasons. A rainy season, from October to April, and a dry season, from May to September.

Even though it's called the rainy season, rainfall is rarely excessive. Typically, tropical rain showers are short-lived spectacles and after the rain clears, you'll be treated to bright skies, warm weather and reduced humidity.

Food & Drink

Your luxury Lombok hotel will provide a range of sumptuous cuisines expertly crafted by experienced chefs. Start your morning with a wide selection of breakfast dishes from around the world and in the evening try Asian, Continental, Indonesian and Mediterranean specialities.

Dine outside by the beach and admire the remarkable hues of a Lombok sunset. Sample a feast of foods with a gourmet Indonesian buffet, and enjoy dinners accompanied with cultural performances, traditional music and spectacular Sasak dancers.

Passport & Visas

As with any holiday, it's a good idea to carry some identification and keep a photocopy of your passport on your person. For visits up to 30 days, you don't need a visa to enter Indonesia. Visit GOV.UK for more advice on passports, visas and travel.