7 Best Lombok Attractions, From Rice Terraces to Pink Beaches

Have you heard of Lombok? It’s a small island paradise in Indonesia. Think lush jungles, beguiling beaches and a laid-back vibe.

The island still looks and feels like an authentic Indonesian getaway. A visit here will make you think you’ve jetted back in time before tourism became mainstream.

Tanjung Aan Beach

Tanjung Aan Beach is one of these idyllic south coast beaches. The water is so blue it almost looks fake. And the sand is so white it almost blinds you.

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Bukit Merese is a set of rolling hills open to the public to walk along and explore. From up top, you get stunning views of Tanjung Aan’s blue waters and white beaches.

Bukit Merese Hills

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Tetebatu Rice Terraces

Unlike the terraces in Bali, which are just used for tourism, the Lombok rice terraces are actually used by the locals to grow rice to feed the village and island.


Gili Islands

Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air are renowned for their powdery beaches, boho-chic vibe and excellent snorkeling and scuba diving.


Pink Beach

With its pink hued sands, rocky cliffs and idyllic blue waters, it’s another one of Lombok’s best beaches. The sand looks pinkest the earlier you go in the morning.



It’s the island’s main tourist town and so, naturally, it’s one of the most popular Lombok tourist attractions. But it’s not as developed as Kuta on Bali; it feels quite authentic.

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