Update June 2018: Please note that this information might be out of date as we haven’t had time to check and rewrite it.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.
Much of the shopping is located in the area of Mataram which is about a 50 minute drive from Kuta. As this is the capital of Lombok you can find almost anything you need here. In the main square visitors will find theater, dance, puppet theater and musical performances.
Hami can drive you to Mataram and help to navigate you straight to where you will find the best deals.
In the markets you will find everything from big name retail store items to handmade creations. Some of the crafts in the open air markets in Mataram include:
- Gemstone Jewelry
- Pearl Jewelry