Top things to do in Nusa Tenggara

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 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 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 Cafe in Moni

Mopi's Place

Moni has a surprisingly contagious vibe, and this is the heart of it. The open-sided Indo-Australian affair starts with local coffee, house soy milk and freshly baked bread; it progresses to exceptional Indonesian m…
Top Choice Indonesian in Ende

Sari Rasa

This sparkling-clean, bare-walled restaurant is filled with travellers out for a taste of local food, but who come back for Martin, the charismatic owner and self-appointed 'captain of the boat'. He'll explain the s…
Top Choice Seafood in Paga

Restaurant Laryss

Don't miss this beachside fish shack. Sit at a tree-shaded table on the sand and order the catch of the day or a soul-stirring ikan kuah assam (tamarind fish soup). The sambal here demands second helpings. Owner and…
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 Indonesian in Labuan Bajo

Pasar Malam

Bajo town's most atmospheric dinner spot. Stalls with hand-painted names are fronted by tables of fresh seafood, with others specialising in more affordable nasi goreng, mei goreng and bakso (meatball noodle soup). …
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…