Top things to do in Lombok

Top Choice Vegan in Gili Trawangan

Pituq Waroeng

Where else in the world will you find classic Indonesian fare reinterpreted as exquisite vegan tapas? Gather a group of friends (including any and all carnivores), sit together at one of the low-rise tables and orde…
Top Choice Beach in Kuta

Pantai Mawan

How's this for a vision of sandy paradise? Some 8km west of Kuta and 600m off the main road, this half-moon cove is framed by soaring headlands with azure water and a swath of sand that's empty save for a fishing vi…
Top Choice Lounge in Gili Trawangan

Casa Vintage Beach

Facing Bali's Gunung Agung and some superb sunsets, Casa Vintage is the best place to enjoy a sundowner on Trawangan. A brochure-perfect beach is littered with cushions and loungers, trees shelter hammocks and trest…
Top Choice Bar in Gili Meno

Brother Hood

How to describe this place? On one hand, it's an educational hub promoting a cleaner island through garbage pick ups (each Sunday at 3.30pm) and recycling workshops where you can make dreamcatchers, glass cups, bamb…
Top Choice Indonesian in Gili Air

Ruby's

One of the finest places to eat in the Gilis. Candles flicker atop wooden tables at this back-lane eatery. The menu is short and there are daily specials; the secret here is the namesake genius in the kitchen. The c…
Top Choice Indonesian in Gili Trawangan

Warung Dewi

The best traditional warung on Gili T is just a few steps back from the high-priced bustle of the main strip. The nasi campur is fantastic (coconut sambal, jackfruit curry, fried chicken and several vegetable sides …
Top Choice Mediterranean in Kuta

El Bazar

Kuta's trendiest and most popular restaurant lives up to its stellar reputation with authentic tastes from around the Mediterranean. Kick things off with a mezze platter and then move on to excellent kebabs, falafel…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Mataram

Lombok Handicraft Centre

At Sayang Sayang (2km north of Cakra), this centre offers a wide range of small shops; look for the arched sign over the narrow road that reads 'Handy Craft'. Browse crafts, including masks, textiles and ceramics fr…
Top Choice Asian in Gili Trawangan

Jali Kitchen

Distressed wood, gorgeous tiles and abundant foliage combine to give this eye-pleasing restaurant a chic and earthy vibe. The Asian-fusion dishes combine the familiar with the exotic in intriguing ways, and there ar…
Top Choice Health Food in Gili Air

Pachamama

This oh-so-hip health-food restaurant brews its own kombucha, crafts exotic smoothies (or cocktails!) and has lots of flavourful veg, vegan and gluten-free options. It's a bit out of the way in the northern interior…