Thursday, August 12, 2010

Lombok : Another Indonesia Paradise

Indonesia as an island country , have so many beautiful places to visit . Lombok is the one of tourism destination . Places near of Bali island on the East Indonesia which has a naturally beautiful panoramic , and the most of all is on the beach . The most popular is Senggigi Beach then Kuta beach , Gili Nanggu , Sekotong , and another beautiful places spread in this island. This island its not only provide the beach to make your traveling more satisfy , you can go to the north side and try a mountain climbing . Mount Rinjani with Segara anakan lakes in the middle of , will bring your imagination to the beauty of paradise.

Lets start to exploring this island ....

1.Sengigi Beach.

This is the most popular beach in Lombok island . Places on the north west of the island and takes 30 minutes from Selaparang airport . You will be spoiled with white sand and turquoise beach water . Enjoy with snorkeling activities to view coral reefs and another beautiful panoramic under the sea . This beach has a quite wave ocean ,so you will be more enjoying to dive in this beach .You can try the delights of the kinds of dishes / serving food typical of Lombok in the restaurants were lined up neatly on the edge of the beach. The price varies from US$3 to US$30 per person (July 2010). Of course, dining at seaside amusement burst of light illuminated by the moon and were entertained by the orchestra, the surf beach a pity if the pass up. No less interesting, tourists do not forget to taste the typical food servings Taliwang Lombok and the Chicken Rice. Almost every restaurant in Senggigi Beach, Lombok or in general, provides a serving of this dish While eating Chicken Rice Taliwang or, tourists will be entertained with typical Lombok arts, music and dance form. Even if you do not mind, visitors are also allowed to dance together in shades of joy and togetherness Still in this area , there more hotels and inns you can rent for a few days , the best premium hotel is in " Senggigi Beach Hotel & Pool Villa Club " , because its premium hotel , you have to spend your money US$250 at least for one night . Some places to stay that can be used as an alternative is the Holiday Inn, the Oberoi, Sheraton Senggigi, Melati Two Cottage, Pool Villa Club, Panorama Cottage, and others.

2.Kuta beach (Lombok)

This beach is also known as pepper beach, because sand grains are shaped like a pepper with a slightly yellowish-white color, if we're going to step on this sands , the foot-drowning and seemed to be rather difficult stepped your foot. And the other side from the hill , you will be amaze by sand that is like talcum powder. Your travel time is more or less than three-hour trip from the airport The distance between Mataram, Kuta is about 70 km.Look to the southern side and you can find this quite beach . Kuta beach in Lombok is still relatively quiet. Residents around still suffused atmosphere of rural life, with relatively simple buildings. The only belonging luxurious hotels is Novotel Hotel on the beach. The hotel was built in traditional style in the form of Sasak village houses made of wood and thatched palm leaf . The view from the hotel overlooking the sea was very beautiful and not many human hands touch. Natural view is the most offered from this beach ,If move more to the east side , you can find "surfers paradise" beach , placed at Gerupuk region . This beach is a multi surfer level , onshore side dominate by rookie , and the offshore dominate by pro surfer. Better to try to conquest the wave on this beach , delightful for your vacation will be more increase

3.Gili Nanggu

Gili Nanggu is the one island from many of Paradise island in lombok island .On the white sandy beaches and waves are calm, you can rest without worry disturbed by the hustle and bustle of the beach vendors, because Gili Nanggu is a private island which is inhabited only by administrators and staff. The enchantment of the sea has its own charm and is one of the main reasons many visitors who come every day to play on the beach. Just down a few meters into the ocean so the fish are colorful tame will come closer. There are also coral reefs and other marine animals are very beautiful.To reach this island, we just have to rent motor boat in Lombok mainland areas south Sekotong mop-sheet, and taken within approximately 20 minutes. And before crossing you better to hire snorkeling equipment on the island because the rent is more expensive, the rental side of + /- 50 thousand-negotiable package of course. And during the crossing we were treated to a panorama of the island of Lombok, with the background of barren hills and clear blue sea.

4.Mount Rinjani

This is the most different trip while enjoying Lombok island . Mount Rinjani 3726M . Mountain climbing yups , lot of people known the beauty of this mountain . With a lake in the middle of the mountain called Segara anakan , bring the delightful imagination for the nature , and sure different type of adventure to pumping up your adrenalin .Forests in Gunung Rinjani including heterogeneous and homogeneous forest types in certain regions. At an altitude of 1000 - 2000 masl can we find types of plants such as banyan (Ficus superb), Garu (Dysoxylum sp), Pterospermum, and plantations are planted population vegetables like cabbage, peppers, onions, potatoes as well.At an altitude of 2000 - 3000 maslThe dominant vegetation is the mountain pine (Casuarina junghuniana).At an altitude of 3000 masl to the top there are only a kind of grasses and perennial flowers (edelweiss). the most one beautiful of Mount Rinjani is the Segara Anak Lake that formed due to volcanic eruption of Mount Rinjani. This lake is situated at an altitude of 2800 masl, is rich in fish and other flora and fauna.


Rinjani Summit (3726M)

5 - 8°C from 02:00-08:00AM

Segara Anak Lake (2000M)

Daytime: 14 - 18°C, Night: 11 - 14°C

Sembalun Crater Rim 2 (2639M)

Daytime: 15 - 20°C, Night: 10 - 12°C

Senaru Crater Rim 1 (2641M)

Daytime: 15 - 22°C, Night: 12 - 15°C

Pos 3 Pada Balong - Sembalun (1800M)

Daytime: 20 - 24°C, Night: 15 - 20°C

Pos 2 Tengengean - Sembalun (1500M)

Daytime: 22 - 26°C, Night: 18 - 22°C

Pos 3 Mondokan Lokak - Senaru (2000M)

Daytime: 20 - 24°C, Night: 15 - 20°C

Pos 2 Montong Satas - Senaru (1500M)

Daytime: 22 - 26°C, Night: 18 - 20°C

Overall Condition

From Pos 2 - Pos 3 Sembalun (East)

Mist from 12:00 - 18:00 PM

From Pos 2 - Pos 3 Senaru (North)

Light mist from 12:00 - 18:00 PM

Overall Visibility

100 - 200M

After 2000M - Up

Weather is clear but windy

From Sembalun Crater Rim to 2900M


After 3000M - Up to the Summit


To make your Rinjani mountain climbing , i suggest you to use an agent . it will need few more days to accomplish your adventure . And sure to make your trip more safety .


1.When to go
Lombok provide much variety of cultural and behavior . Juny -August is the best month to exploring this island.

2.Getting there
The best way is use air plane than waterway . you can choose domestic flight like Merpati Nusantara , Garuda Indonesia, or Lion air . To exploring Kuta beach , its better to rent a car , its because this island have minimum public transportation . Don't forget to bring cash money , ATM in this island isn't to much .

3.What to do
Lombok island is popular island with beach and sea , if you want to surfing , better try to go to Seger beach , Gerupuk beach or Tanjung Aan .

4.Where to stay
Try novotel international resort , resort with traditional sasak house .

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