When you surrender to the fact that nature is our playground; it is easy to find free things to do on your holiday in Lombok.
Lombok has a diverse landscape and an array of natural attractions, which will leave you to explore the island at little to no costs. Here are some of the top, free things to do in Lombok, so that you can make the most of your holiday.
It is time to explore the incredible views across the landscape and the many cascading waterfalls. Take a day trip out to Benang Kelambu Waterfall, which is about one hour by car from Mataram. Just a short walk will take you to one of two waterfalls. At the beginning of your journey, you will reach Benang Stokel Waterfall first, made up of three falls falling into one pool. This fall is also near the popular jumping spot, where adrenaline seekers can climb up and jump down into the natural pool. After, continue to Benang Kelambu Waterfall, which is actually one of five in the area. This fall drops down 20 metres from the edge of a cliff, surrounded by lush greenery, and is quite the spectacle.
After you have had your fix of nature, explore one of Lombok’s most significant exports – pearl farming. Join in on a guided tour to learn about harvesting pearls. After, visit the showroom to see the incredible pearls that have been locally sourced.
Now it is time to immerse yourself within Lombok’s unique Sasak culture and learn about local traditions and handmade creations. Journey to Beleq Village, which is a village that has been maintained in its original form and can be dated back to the 14th century. With historical houses still standing, unlike other parts of Lombok, the town has not been expanded to suit tourism. Visit the seven houses, one village hall and two Berugak (gazebos) to gain further insight on local living.
After a touch of culture in the villages, spend some time exploring the other natural attractions around Tanjung Ringgit. Plan your visit in the morning or evening, to make the most of the scenery when the lighting is best. The gorgeous beaches are worth exploring around this area. After, visit Lombok’s incredible Pink Beach (Tangsi Beach), which is just a half-hour drive from Tanjung Ringgit. Pack your lunch and spend the day on the beach, and as the sun begins to set watch the colours of the sand intensify as the sunlight reflects the pink tones. The Pink Beach is a unique natural attraction on Lombok and one of the top free attractions to visit during your stay on the island.
Whether you go chasing waterfalls, learning about local culture or exploring the many stunning beaches across Lombok, the island provides an array of free activities for you to explore.
Depending on your adventure style, choose an experience to suit your interests and make the most of the untouched natural scenery and stunning lookouts across Lombok.