Attractions

Top Choice National Park in Kelimutu

Kelimutu National Park

Kelimutu National Park is a Nusa Tenggara must. Its centrepiece is Gunung Kelimutu, crowned by three startling lakes that shift colour thanks to dissolving minerals. Try to swallow your outrage at locals paying only…
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 National Park in Komodo & Rinca Islands

Komodo National Park

Established in 1980, this national park is one of Indonesia's – if not the world's – greatest natural treasures. Within its 1817 sq km area are Komodo, Rinca and Padar Islands, as well as smaller islands and a rich …
Top Choice Lagoon in West Sumba

Weekuri Lagoon

Almost as far west as you can get on Sumba is one of the island's most magical spots, Weekuri Lagoon. On one side, locals and tourists rent black rubber rings for 10,000Rp and float in the cool, crystal water; on th…
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 Beach in Paga

Pantai Koka

About 5km west of Pantai Paga, look for a small, partially paved road that runs for 2km through a cocoa plantation to a stunning double bay. Facing a promontory are two perfect crescents of sand; one protected and a…
Top Choice Viewpoint in Ruteng

Spider Web Rice Fields

The greatest local site is actually 20km west of Ruteng near Cara kampung. The legendary Spider Web Rice Fields are vast creations shaped as implied, which is also the shape of Manggarai roofs that fairly divide pro…
Top Choice Beach in Blongas

Pantai Blongas

Top Choice Waterfall in Soe

Air Terjun Oehala

Look for a road going north off the main highway, drive 6km and turn east at a sign for 'Oehala'. After 3km is a parking area, from which it's a short walk down steep steps to gushing water diffusing over huge bould…
Volcano in North & Central Lombok

Gunung Rinjani

Lording over the northern half of Lombok, Gunung Rinjani (3726m) is Indonesia's second-tallest volcano. It's an astonishing peak, and sacred to Hindus and Sasaks who make pilgrimages to the summit and lake to leave …