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 Wildlife Reserve in Komodo & Rinca Islands

Komodo National Park

One of Indonesia's greatest natural treasures, this national park, established in 1980, encompasses Komodo, Rinca, Padar, plenty of lesser islands and a rich marine ecosystem within its 1817 sq km (future plans may …
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 Blongas

Pantai Blongas

Top Choice Beach in Paga

Pantai Koka

One of the nicest beaches in Flores has a split personality. About 5km west of Pantai Naga, look for a small, partially paved road that runs for 2km through a cocoa plantation to a stunning double bay. Facing a prom…
Top Choice Museum in Tambolaka

Lembaga Studi & Pelestarian Budaya Sumba

Just 3km outside of town, this Catholic-run NGO is in a working coconut plantation and has an excellent cultural museum. It was developed by Fr Robert Ramone, who noticed how, once they are baptised, Sumbanese frequ…
Top Choice Viewpoint in Ruteng

Spiderweb Rice Fields

The greatest local site is actually 20km west of Ruteng near the village of Cancar. The legendary Spiderweb Rice Fields are vast creations that are shaped exactly as their name implies. The surrounding region is bea…
Top Choice Waterfall in Soe

Air Terjun Oehala

One of the prettiest waterfalls we've seen in Indonesia is close to Soe. Look for a road going north off the main highway, drive 6km and turn east at a sign for 'Oehala'. After another 3km you'll find a parking area…
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 …
Hindu Temple in Mataram

Pura Meru

Pura Meru is the largest and second-most important Hindu temple on Lombok. Built in 1720, it’s dedicated to the Hindu trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. The inner court has 33 small shrines and three thatched, tea…