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Top Choice Temple in Mataram

Pura Lingsar

This large temple compound is the holiest in Lombok. Built in 1714 by King Anak Agung Ngurah, and nestled beautifully in lush rice fields, it’s multidenominational, with a temple for Balinese Hindus (Pura Gaduh), an…
Top Choice Market in Mataram

Pasar Mandalika

There are no tourists at this vast market near the Mandalika bus terminal in Bertais, but it has everything else: fruit and veggies, fish (fresh and dried), baskets full of colourful, aromatic spices and grains, fre…
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 Vegan in Gili Trawangan

Pituq Café

More lifestyle choice than food choice, this hippie-trail-to-Kerala place combines yoga, dreadlocks and exquisite vegan fare (think rösti with cauliflower puree, lime, shallots and coriander) in a chilled-out open-a…
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 empty sand save a fishing village of a …
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, behind a few small fresh-produce stands. The nasi campur is fantastic (coconut sambal, jackfruit curry, f…
Top Choice Indonesian in Senggigi

Coco Beach

This wonderful beachside restaurant 2km north of Senggigi has a blissfully secluded setting off the main road. Dining is at individual thatch-covered tables, with many choices for vegetarians. The nasi goreng and ma…
Top Choice Indonesian in Senggigi

Cafe Tenda Cak Poer

Barely enclosed, this roadside warung feeds the locals with hot-outta-the-wok Indo classics. Grab a plastic stool at a battered metal table, open a pack of krupuk (Indonesian crackers) and order the nasi goreng, mad…
Top Choice International in Senggigi

Spice

A much welcome addition to the humdrum Senggigi dining scene, Spice has airy quarters in the back of the euphemistically named Art Market. Tables at the sand are perfect for sunset drinks chosen from the long list. …
Top Choice Market in Gili Trawangan

Pasar Malam

Blooming every evening in front of Gili T's market, this night market is the place to indulge in a galaxy of Lombok flavours, including tangy noodle salads, savoury fried treats, smoky grilled chicken, grilled fresh…