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Fact and Stats : Lombok
Lombok is an island in West Nusa Tenggara province, Indonesia. It forms part of the chain of the Lesser Sunda Islands, with the Lombok Strait separating it from Bali to the west and the Alas Strait between it and Sumbawa to the east.
It is roughly circular, with a "tail" (Sekotong Peninsula) to the southwest, about 70 kilometres (43 miles) across and a total area of about 4,514 square kilometres (1,743 square miles).
The provincial capital and largest city on the island is Mataram. It is somewhat similar in size and density with neighboring Bali and shares some cultural heritage, but is administratively part of Nusa Tenggara Barat along with sparsely populated Sumbawa. It is surrounded by a number of smaller islands locally called Gili.
The island was home to some 3.17 million Indonesians as recorded in the decennial 2010 census; the latest estimate (for January 2014) gives the population as 3,311,044.
Practically as large as Bali, Lombok is the totally unique island appropriate nearby. From its volcanic focus to unspoiled shorelines, for example, Mawun, it rewards voyagers who need to investigate.
Many are attracted to powerful Gunung Rinjani, Indonesia's second-most astounding well of lava. Streams and waterfalls spout down its fissured slants, while its summit – finish with hot springs and an astonishing pit lake – is a definitive trekker's prize. In the south, you may need to hold your jaw set up as you experience one heavenly shoreline after another.
In the interim, off the west drift, the legendary Gili Islands are three impeccable beads of white sand sprinkled with coconut palms and encompassed by coral reefs abounding with marine life. Each has turned into an out and out goal in its own privilege with gobs of incredible spots to stay, eat and celebrate.
Places You Must See in Lombok
Senggigi is the main tourist strip of the Indonesian island of Lombok, stretched out along several kilometers of the beachfront just to the north of the capital, Mataram.
In the south of Senggigi the grave of Batu Layar (Makam Batu Layar), a famous Muslim saint, is worth a visit.
The salty waterfall at the end of Nambung Beach can be reached by walking on sand and rocks or using a traditional boat.
You can also visit Pura Batu Bolong which is a famous Hindu temple with 14 altars on a rock on the beach which is visited by many worshippers. The name means "Rock with a hole".
At 3,726 m, Rinjani is the second highest volcano in Indonesia after Sumatra’s Gunung Kerinci. It is very climbable by visitors with a high level of physical fitness. Critical is to understand and respect this great mountain: sadly, visitors have died here through failing to follow sensible procedures and make all necessary preparations.
Few actually make the very strenuous effort required to reach the actual summit but instead stop at the crater rim (approx 2,700 m) where the views of the crater lake are mind blowing. To make the extra 1,000 m ascent to the very top requires a considerably higher level of fitness, not to mention strength of spirit and sense of adventure.
Typically, a trek to the crater rim involves two days and one night on the mountain. The longer ascent to the summit can be done with just one night’s camping but is often part of a longer trek of 3-4 days and two or three nights.
Kuta is a coastal town in the south of the island of Lombok in Indonesia.
The scenery is spectacular, with cliffs and mountains reaching the coast to create jagged and awe- inspiring landscapes and views. The beaches are some of the best in Indonesia, with pristine white sand, and transparent blue-greens in the water. Kuta has some of the best surfing spots in the world, so naturally many visitors are surfers.
Kuta has a wide variety of accommodations and restaurants, ranging from backpacker offerings to a four star resort for more wealthy travelers. Many people come to Kuta just to unwind, lie on the beach, rent a motorcycle to look around, or to just relax by reading a book or taking a nap in the afternoon.
Gili Islands are an archipelago of three small islands — Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air — just off the northwest coast of Lombok, Indonesia.
The islands are a popular destination for tourists. Each island has several small resorts, usually consisting of a collection of huts for tourists, a small pool and restaurant.
Most local inhabitants live on Trawangan in a township stretching along its east side just inland (which is also where most recent development is taking place).
Automobiles and motorised traffic are prohibited on the islands by local ordinance, so the preferred method of transportation is by foot and bicycle or the horse-drawn carriage called a cidomo.
Scuba diving and freediving in and around the Gilis is also popular due to the abundance of marine life and attractive coral formations. Most famous diving spots are Shark point, Manta point and Simon's reef.
Hotel Santika Mataram
Jalan Pejanggik No.32, Selaparang Mataram, Nusa Tenggara Barat, Mataram, Lombok
+62 370 6178888
Lombok Plaza Hotel
Jl Pejanggik No 8, Mataram, Lombok
+62 370 643999
Lombok Garden Hotel
Jl. Bung Karno No. 7, Mataram, Lombok
+62 370 636015
Villa Sayang Boutique Hotel & Spa
Jl. Sonokeling, Lingsar, Lombok
Grand Legi Hotel
Jl. Sriwijaya 81, Mataram, Lombok
+62 370 636282
Jl. Caturwarga No. 33, Mataram, Lombok
+62 370 647977
K2 Stylish Hotel
Jl. Gili Asahan No. 2, Mataram, Lombok
Mataram Square Hotel
Jl. R Soeprapto No. 21 A Mataram, Mataram, Lombok
Jalan Pajanggik No 127, Mataram, Lombok
Giri Hotel Lombok
Jl. Catur Warga No. 29, Mataram, Lombok
+62 370 627333
Jl. Panjitilar, BTN Puri Citra Panjitilar 13D, Mataram, Lombok
Jl. Tenun Ni. 1 Cakrajaya, Mataram, Lombok
Jl. Yos Sudarso No 4, Mataram, Lombok
Jalan Maktal No. 08 Mataram, Mataram, Lombok
Puri Indah Hotel
Jalan Sriwijaya no. 132 Cakranegara, Mataram, Lombok
Narmada Convention Hall
Jl. Majapahit Mat.m Lombok, Mataram, Lombok
Jl. Panca Usaha no 30 Lombok West Nusa Tenggara, Mataram, Lombok
Jl. Bangau No. 5, Mataram, Lombok
Novotel Lombok Hotel
Mandalika Resort Pantai Putri Nyale Pujut Lombok Tengah, Kuta Lombok, Lombok
+62 370 6153333
Jl.Pariwisata Pantai Kuta, Kuta Lombok, Lombok
+62 370 6158040
Family House Lombok
Jl. Raya Kuta, Kuta Lombok, Lombok
+62 370 6153748
Jl. Raya Pantai Kuta, Kuta Lombok, Lombok
+62 370 6158056
Kuta Indah Hotel
Jl. Raya Pantai Kuta, Kuta Lombok, Lombok
+62 370 6153781
Jl. Pariwisata, Kuta, Kuta Lombok, Lombok
Kuta Cove Hotel
Jl. Pantai Kuta, Kuta Lombok, Lombok
+62 370 6158080
Segara Anak Bungalow & Restaurant
Jl.Raya Pantai Kuta, Kuta Lombok, Lombok
G’Day Inn Budget Room – Kuta Beach Lombok
Jl. Raya Kuta, Kuta Beach, Kuta Lombok, Lombok
+62 370 6155342
Putri Lombok Hotel and Restaurant
Jl. Pariwisata Pantai Kuta, Kuta Lombok, Lombok
Kuta Cabana Lodge
Jl. Awang, Rangkap1, Kuta Lombok, Lombok
Sunset House Lombok
Jl. Raya Senggigi no. 66, Senggigi, Lombok
+62 370 692020
Graha Senggigi Hotel
Jl. Raya Senggigi, Lombok Barat, Senggigi, Lombok
+62 370 693101
Hotel Bumi Aditya
Jl. Raya Senggigi, Dusun Loco, Senggigi, Lombok
+62 370 693336
Kampung Senggigi, 99 Arjuna 1 Senggigi, Senggigi, Lombok
+62 812 377 0138 or +62 812 373 4171
Sendok Hotel Lombok
Jl. Raya Senggigi Km 8, Senggigi, Senggigi, Lombok
+62 370 692270
Jalan Raya Senggigi, Senggigi, Lombok
Transit Hotel Lombok
Jalan Raya Senggigi, Batu Bolong, Senggigi, Senggigi, Lombok
+62 370 693002
Puri Saron Hotel Senggigi
Desa Krandangan Senggigi Beach, Senggigi, Lombok
+62 370 693424
Pasific Beach Cottages
Jl. Raya Senggigi – KM 8 , Senggigi, Lombok
+62 370 693006
d’Oria Boutique Resort Lombok
Jl. Raya Senggigi, Lendang Luar, Lombok Utara, Senggigi, Lombok
+62 370 693246
La Casa Homestay
Batu Layar West Lombok Regency,Nusa Tenggara 83355,Indonesia
+62 370 692105
Jl.Otomotif Raya Gg.Onor1, Senggigi, Lombok
+ 62 878 6559 3972
Pondok Shinta Homestay
Jl. Raya Senggigi Km.4 Lombok, Nusa Tenggara Barat,Senggigi,Batu layar Lombok
Central Inn Senggigi
Jalan Raya Senggigi Km 8, Senggigi, Lombok
+62 370 692006
Jl. Pariwisata Senaru Baya | Senaru Village, Senaru, Lombok 83354, Indonesia
Jl.Jalan Parawisata Senaru no. 123, Senaru, Lombok 83354,Indonesia
Rinjani Light House
Jl Pariwisata | Bayan, Lombok Utara, Senaru, Lombok 83354, Indonesia
+62 818 05485480
Jl. Parawisata Senaru, Senaru, Lombok 83354, Indonesia
Rinjani Beach Eco Resort
Karang Atas - Sokong - Tanjung, Lombok, Indonesia