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Top 1 hostels in Lombok, Indonesia.

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Surf Hostel Lombok

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Surf Hostel Lombok

Our Surf Hostel Lombok is constructed as a traditional Indonesian Borneo longhouse and is located right on the beach. Our main source of material is wood and bamboo, bamboo has a high strength to weight ratio and reproduces extremely fast so all the bamboo used to build the camp has regrown many tim...
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Things to see and do while backpacking in Lombok, Indonesia.

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There is some nice reef around Amed / Tulamben on East coast and also in Menjangan Island in the North-West corner of the island, although it is a bit more difficult access. If you are into snorkeling I would strongly suggest to visit Gili Islands since I think the best snorkeling around Bali is in there. You can access to Gilies with either a speed boat or with a ferry through Lombok. If you are not planning to visit Lombok then the speed boat option is faster and much less hassle. You can buy the speed boat trip from various ”travel agencies” in Kuta or other tourist areas. Before buying it is good idea to visit few places and compare the prices since they can vary a lot.


3. Nusa Dua: Water sports, turquoise waters and the best food in Bali

Marie Vanderwoodsen

Where The Adventure Began –

After 5 days on the islands we were fully relaxed and ready to get on with the travels. After making a booking with a dodgy travel agent in a back alley we had a harrowing journey through Lombok and down to Kuta which included a wooden fisher boat, a mini bus (with a floor too hot to put your feet on), a local ferry (with two squat toilets for the 500 people on board) and another min bus (with a door that didn’t close and multiple seats that were actually just stools put in the back of the van). The journey ended with our delightful mini bus driver pulling up in a random street in Kuta, opening the doors and telling us all to get out, including a family with two young kids, despite promises to drop us all to very different places. South East Asia lesson number one: pay when you get to your destination!

Amy Driver

Sumbawa Off Roads

Sumbawa is a remote island, even for Indonesians.  It is positioned in the middle of the Lesser Sunda Islands chain, with Lombok to the west, Flores to the east, and Sumba to the southeast. Being the ninth largest in Indonesia, covering 15,448km2, Sumbawa is a fairly big island. It’s best known for its surfing and world-class waves found in southwest coast from Maluk and Sekongkang. Those, who go there from outside, are mostly surfers or miners. It belongs more to the Eastern part of Indonesia, making the majority of the population Muslims. It is a very different sort of place from the other Indonesian Islands. It’s far less developed than Java, Lombok or Bali, much poorer and pretty conservative in most areas of the island.


Lombok and Gili Island in Indonesia

Mount Rinjani is located in Lombok island, Indonesia. It is the second highest active volcano with 3,726 meters. This is a “Short Gateway + Hike” trip! Starts with Hiking at Mount Rinjani then moved to Gili Trawangan to relax yourself and enjoy with the beach and sun after a hardcore activity.


Six memorable features of Gili Trawangan, Indonesia

Gili Trawangan island located in the Lombok strait between the Indonesian islands of Bali and Lombok, is the biggest of the three Gili islands – Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air. Last December when I decided to take the trip to Gili Trawangan and spend a week (including New Year’s Eve and Day) there, I did not know what to expect. I had read a few blogs by travelers who had contrasting and extreme views of the place. After spending six days on the island, I found the many aspects of the place quite irresistible. The rustic charm of the island did not take much time to win me over.


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