Update June 2018: Please note that this information might be out of date as we haven’t had time to check and rewrite it. To get the latest and best tourism information, please consider staying at Sari Inn where our manager Hamy would be happy to take care of you. Hamy worked for the Lombok Tourism commission for twenty years and drove for the former presidential family. He speaks good English and remains one of the top experts on the area.
Being on an island one of the best ways to get a sense of where you are is to traverse the land by boat. Take the family to some of the small islands off of Lombok for a day of adventure. Walk through untouched forests, dip your toe into crystal clear waters and see schools of fish in a rainbow of colors without needing to don a snorkeling mask. There are even boat tours with glass bottomed boats so that you can experience life underwater without getting wet.
For a bit of a twist, get to see Lombok on a raft. This is a novel way to explore wildlife and the Sassak villages. On the Meninting River you can travel to many of the fishing villages, rice paddy fields and areas for pottery and basketry.
Some of the best spots to visit by boat include:
- Gili Trawangan
- Gili Meno
- Gili Nanggu
- Meninting Village
Some of the top boat tours for you and your family are: