Beyond adrenaline-boosting adventures and outdoor tours, Lombok has several other activities making it a suitable destination for all types of travellers.
Get in touch with your inner zen with one of Lombok's many yoga classes, or spend some time exploring the shopping options across the island. Historical sites and temples across Lombok are also an excellent way to immerse yourself in the culture. For those wanting to learn more about the Muslim and Hindu culture of Indonesia, visit Pura Lingsar, Pura Narmada and Suranadi Temple. Join in on the rice field walking tours, taking you across terraced landscape covered in green rice fields. Or watch creators in local villages devise pottery and colourful woven fabrics by hand throughout Pringgasela, Masbagik, Sukarara and Banyumulek. The many handicraft villages are perfect for exploring to pick up something unique and handmade in Lombok.
Spend some time exploring other types of activities in Lombok, from yoga to shopping or historical sites; there's something suitable for all types of travellers.
A trip to Indonesia isn't complete without getting in touch with your inner zen through yoga. Across Lombok, there are several yoga studios to practice at, and the Gili Islands also have many studios too.
Starting in the island's south, surrounding Kuta Beach, you will find a choice of yoga studios. As Kuta is considered the surfing hub of Lombok, yoga goes hand in hand. Whether you’re looking to completely unwind and soak up the silence of the island, start a new routine or just enjoy full body stretching, the area brings a mix of class styles. Depending on your class preference, try out Vinyasa, Ashtanga or Yin.
Moving on to the east, in Mataram, you will find a couple of studios in the area. Here you can work on your practice of flow or hatha yoga, the perfect way to end the day.
A short boat ride from Lombok will take you to Gili Trawangan. Here you can indulge in views of the sunset on the beach as you practice or try something new with fly yoga.
Whether you're a beginner or an experienced yogi, Lombok and the Gili Islands bring a range of yoga studios and styles to practice, perfect to relax, stretch and unwind at. Lombok's tropical balmy weather makes it the perfect place to enjoy yoga, whether it is along the beach, amongst the trees or in a studio. No matter what type of yoga you prefer, you will find a choice of classes to suit.
Lombok is home to many handicraft villages where on any given day you will see locals sitting out creating hand-woven textiles, pottery and baskets.
Wander down to the local market and have the chance to purchase a variety of items available. From furniture to clothing and jewellery, find an array of one-off pieces, and have the opportunity to pass through local villages across Lombok for insight on each item's conception.
Starting in Senggigi, you'll find a number of shops throughout the city including jewellery, fashion, art and craft. The main hub is Pasar Seni, which is an open-air market selling all types of treasures, including art, souvenirs, sarongs and clothing. Visit Banyumulek to watch potters in action, creating multi-purpose pieces, and explore the Lombok Pottery Centre.
Next, the Bayan Lombok is an art market bringing beautiful pieces of art and souvenirs for you to take home. Here you'll be able to bargain for a better price too.
To pick up textiles and woven goods, venture to Sukara Weaving Village, where you will be guided through the creation process. Or another option is Pringgasela in East Lombok, where you can watch the creators working, up close.
If jewellery is what you're looking for, Lombok is home to many beautiful pearls across the island. Here you'll find different shapes and sizes and the production of the freshwater pearl with fifteen different pearl companies on the island to choose from.
During your stay in Lombok, make the most of the handmade, quality products unique to the island.