Lombok brings a choice of sailing cruises for you to explore. Sail through the turquoise waters from Gili Islands to surrounding islands further out such as Flores, Sumbawa and beyond. There’s nothing like the view from a catamaran, as the tropical coconut trees and white sand ahead slowly begin to come into focus, as your destination awaits you. With a choice of itineraries and time frames available, cruising into the sunset is one of the most special ways to encounter the islands, with snorkelling, kayaking and full-time relaxing on the cards. The best time to explore is from May to November, as during the wet season from December to March the ocean is very rough and sailing over this time is not advised.

Spend a week sailing from Bali to Lombok and finish your journey at Nusa Lembongan to comfortably see each site at a calm and relaxing pace. A popular itinerary is departing from Denpasar to south Lombok, and then continuing to the Gili Islands and down to Nusa Lembongan to finish your journey back in Bali. Another popular route is Lombok to Flores, which departs from Senggigi and is a four day and three-night trip. On this journey, you’ll pass by the beautiful Pink Beach and head towards the Komodo Dragons. Fill your evenings with a tipple as the sun goes down and watch the stars light the sky with nothing but the sound of the waves crashing around you.

Sailing around Lombok is a magical way to encounter the spectacular sites, disconnect with everyday life and reconnect with nature.