Lombok Island; Lush and green, surrounded by oceans, covered in jungles. Temples, rice terraces, white and moon sand beaches, waterfalls, and volcanoes.
No wonder people love it here.
In the 1970s, it was the hippies and surfers that discovered Bali. These days, while Australian still choose Bali over Lombok, European travelers start to favor Lombok.
With this, another group of people has discovered Lombok: digital nomads.
Remote freelancers, entrepreneurs and employees flock here to such an extent that Lombok is growing in popularity on the Nomad List – not just in Asia, but the whole world.
Let’s take a look, shall we?
The first word that comes to mind when describing Bali is “green.” From jungles to rice fields, Lombok is a collection of “shades of green”, the most restful color for the human eye. Even if you’re on the island to work, all this green is like a vacation for your senses and mind.
And of course, green goes well with the almost perpetual sunshine, Volcanic hillsides,… and deep blue oceans.
No matter what time of year you go to Lombok, the warmest clothes you’ll ever need in coastal areas is a light sweater during the “cold” months between May and October.
It’s Always Warm
No matter what time of year you go to Bali, the warmest clothes you’ll ever need in coastal areas is a light sweater during the “cold” months between May and October. This is the dry season in Lombok, and temperatures at night can drop down to 21°C.
While average temperature highs range from 26 – 30°C during the entire year, the dry season is the most comfortable time of year to visit Lombok, because the humidity is at its lowest. During the rainy season from November to March, even the coastal areas swelter beneath a muggy blanket.
But if you need to cool off, you can always head into the mountainous inland areas. Here, temperatures can drop to 10°C at night – and if you’re remote enough and it’s a cloudless night, the Milky Way is spectacular.
All in all, though, you don’t need to worry about being cold in Lombok.
There’s no end of excitement and adventure to be had in Lombok. You can
- hike up a volcano,
- take a day trip to a remote lake,
- go jungle trekking,
- bathe in waterfalls,
- stroll through rice fields,
- dance the night away on the beach,
- enjoy water sports like scuba diving, snorkeling and surfing,
- experience Sasak culture up close,
- do yoga in open-air shalas,
- go white-water rafting
- take a trip to one of the smaller islands,
- bask in dazzling sunsets on beautiful beaches,
- marvel at rice fields from infinity pools, and
- delight in sea views from hilltops.
Even if you stay for a long time, Lombok never gets boring. There are always new places to explore, new adventures to be had.