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 an 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.