Monday, January 14, 2019

Kuta Beach in Lombok, Indonesia - Mawun, Mawi and Selong Belanak

Hey guys good morning we are in Lombok, yes we have arrived in Lombok and today's very exciting day for a lot of reasons. Number one we made it to love number 20, and number 2 Lombok is a really nice island with tons of beaches, waterfalls  and we are going to explore. And today we're going to start with the west side  of kuta which is a place where we are now and the last thing that is cool is that we have a drone - and we're going to capture some cool shots and yeah, let's go …

We are at the first beach called Mawun Beach. As you guys can see people are nice friendly the road said we drove are really green and quiet so I think it's time to enjoy the first beach.

A royalty free of aerial drone shot of Mawun Beach in Lombok
 Aerial drone shot of Mawun Beach in Lombok

The local people said ”So there are more beaches there, what's the name, Tampah Beach, Mawi beach then Selong Belanak Beach. it's okay it's also beautiful like here yeah but I think is more beautiful here, because in Selong Belanak many people.” I mean okay, we're going to check it out anyway let's see if there are many people and let's see what's the most beautiful.

There's a nice dude and we skipped Maui Beach and right now we're at Selong Belanak or something, it's a lot more crowded, as we can see very crowded, so they were right lots of boats, lots of beginning surfers, lots of people, totally different than where we were before.

A royalty free of aerial drone shot beginner about surfer learn to surf on selong Belanak beach
 Aerial drone shot beginner about surfer learn to surf on selong Belanak beach

As we can see it's a lot about surfing. You have so many surfers most of them are beginners, so basically a lot of people reaches all right there are tons of boats but if we would have to choose the first Beach Mawun something can remember the man, but it was really nice and in here it was my cert but if you want to serve this is the place to go and right now we are going through the last one of this area which is both Mawi.

We have a very interesting situation we are trying to get to beaches and every time you have to pay like IDR 10,000 for a ticket. But right now we are at other way with two kids asking us for money but they don't have a ticket, so then the question is do you pay for the ticket because because they are kids. The way to mouth Maui Beach is pretty so rocky pretty more like it. 

A royalty free of aerial drone shot of Maui Mawi Beach in Lombok
 Aerial drone shot of Maui Mawi Beach in Lombok

I have to say that the teacher in me was a bit sad of the situation like because there were these kids in front of us and they were we're not sure if they're trying to steal our money or if there's really a sea today, but since we had to pay to all the other beaches around. I think it, I think it was they were honest what I would like to say thank, so I'm just going to stand still what I would like to say is that in these countries that we travel, especially in Asia, you don't always have the perfect texting office with a guy in a uniform you would take it you have locals that make up like just use with everybody in the area that they get the money, it's their living, it's their way of life so you never really know if it's a hundred percent true or not the worst that can happen is that you will support a kid in a third world country and as far as I'm concerned that that isn't that bad.

it might be trying to go down slowly but surely else still not at the beach it must be a damn good Beach, okay well it's really weird coming here there is nobody, the beach is small, it's windy it's fresh, my favorite so far.

A royalty free of aerial drone shot of Mawi Maui Beach in Lombok
 Aerial drone shot of Mawi Maui Beach in Lombok

We visited three beaches they weren't always signing but the last one Valley was definitely the nicest I think so far a good day.

Thank you for reading this blog,
Now,please book some flights

Friday, January 11, 2019

Absolute best beaches and places to visit in Lombok Indonesia

The Reason Why You Should Visit Lombok, Not Bali


This is barley there's no easy way of saying this really uh other way Bali. In fact I'll go as well as saying is I hate Falling. Now let me explain, before I first visited Bali I had really highexpectations I've heard so much about this place that seen beautiful pictures and videos on Instagram and YouTube and everywhere, so I have really high expectations this tropical paradise, beaches, rain.

So when I got here I was incredibly, disappointed I think maybe 15 years ago Bali was full of buck but now it's kind of like victim of its own success, it's a victim of Tobit scores over tourism has really just ruin this place it's overcrowded. see the traffic is insane it's just very very touristy and with that it's it's lost sordid culture and authenticity feels like just be any other force being placed around the world.

I don't blame the locals because they need to make a living but feels like every interruption you have with them is purely because they want to get your money way or another and sometimes you're walking down the street can be really exhausting.

I wanted to make a short story about a place that I found and fallen in love with, that has everything I was promised in Bali on such beaches, lush rainforests. It's everything that I expected from Bali and it's the islands next door this is a reason about why you should visit Lombok, not Bali

Nipah Beach and Pandanan Beach

Now, this isn't clique they haven't been paged by the Lombok tourists would I don't even know if they have a forest board and just genuinely think that people are making mistake you into Bali when there's this place right next door. I genuinely think it's just created to me it's crazy I want to show you why with a little help from my friend who's looking up some live here we've driven around the island to show you some of the best places in Lombok and I thought we'd start with some of my favorite beaches this is Nipah Beach check out beautiful those places.

A royalty free of aerial drone shot of best beach to visit in indonesia - Nipah beach Lombok Island
 Nipah beach in Lombok Indonesia

How amazing is this place. I don't just love it because of the palm trees and the crystal blue water, it's the fact that I'm the only one here, I'd literally have this whole place to myself if this is the beach in Bali you would never ever ever find it this quiet, just around the corner over there it's another equally beautiful beach called Pandanan

A royalty free of aerial drone shot of best beach to visit in indonesia - Pandanan beach Lombok Island
Pandanan beach Lombok Island

Next, we have the secret beach the secret beach it's so secret it doesn't even have a name and Leila who lives here hasn't even been this is the first time it's the secret the first time I came to Lombok I was amazed by how many features that were all untouched with nobody in sight.

A royalty free of aerial drone shot of malimbu and pandanan sunset point , best place to watch and enjoy sunset in Lombok Indonesia
Malimbu - sunset point in Lombok Indonesia

Now, what's awesome about these beaches  is that they're all situated within five minutes drive of each other on this coastal roads between Senggigi and Bangsal, this coastal roads is genuinely I think like one of the best roads ever like up there with the great ocean road in Australia or the high van pass in Vietnam, I'm not joking this road is on

Rinjani Mountain and Tiu Kelep Waterfall

Further north from Bangsal you get the beautiful green slopes of Mount Rinjani.  Indonesia's second tallest volcano and the dominating landmark on this island.

A royalty free of aerial drone shot of - Best popular Secret - Amazing waterfalls in Lombok Indonesia The Tiu Kelep
Amazing waterfalls one of my favorites it's beautiful it's called Tiu Kelep

This is what you come to Indonesia for trekking through the jungle to find a waterfall look how good this place, so cool, it isn't the only beautiful spot on the slopes of rain garden, further north are the epic Highlands Sembalun and here you'll find beautiful rolling green hills and freshly put strawberries on the other side of in Journal today.

A royalty free of aerial drone shot of Highlands Sembalun Lombok Indonesia
Highlands Sembalun Lombok Indonesia

A royalty free of aerial drone shot of Highlands Rinjani Mountain Lombok Indonesia

 Highlands Rinjani Mountain Lombok Indonesia

A royalty free of aerial drone shot of  Tete batu rice terrace and tabacco terrace

Aerial drone shot of Tete batu rice terrace

The Gilis

Back down to sea level in Bangsal. it's time to head to what it's easily the most well-known and popular destination in Lombok the Gilis.

The Gilis are three tropical island paradise is just off the coast of mainland Lombok,  the biggest is gili trawangan which is the most popular and known as the party island, by a day you can sit back and chill out enjoying pristine beaches in the sun and crystal clear blue water where you can paddleboard, swim and snorkel turtles.
What I loved about the Gilis  is that there's no traffic the islands are small enough to easily walk around.

Alternatively you can hire a bike nothing better than just riding your bike around or even a horse and cart it's also the perfect place to watch sunsets

By night there's a market to explore with a vast array of delicious local cuisine before the party vibe sets in. Amongst the many bars and clubs if you fancy somewhere a bit more chilled out gili meno and Gili air often much quieter options.

Hunting Turtle in Gili Trawanagn gili meno gili air
 Hunting Turtle in Gili Trawanagn gili meno gili air

All of these islands are the literal definition of tropical paradise and they all offer incredible snorkeling opportunities with some of the clearest water and most vibrant varieties of sea life I've ever seen.

Finally I've been stalking for a long time like here in the Gilis everywhere I've troubled. I finally found clownfish Little Nemo clownfish I'm so excited they're pretty rare look at this

Lombok Monkey Forest 

Okay back on the mainland think it's time to head south there's a lot in South Lombok to see rather than drive the coastal road I've already shown you that gonna drive the other way which is equally as fun it's called the Monkey Forest

A royalty free of aerial drone shot of  - the road to pusuk monkey forest of Lombok
 eye bird view - the road to pusuk monkey forest of Lombok

wild monkey on the road on pus Lombok

So not only is it like a really fun road to drive with amazing views it's also like a safari, hey who doesn't love
monkeys, you just pour anywhere and there's just monkeys everywhere, look, hello you just drive along and you'll see them all over the place.

Monkey forest road eventually leads you to mass around the main city and Lombok.
here you'll want to check out some of the markets I recommend you should check out the market what's the name of this market, Ampenan.

Traditional local market in Ampenan Lombok Indonesia
Traditional Local Market in Ampenan Lombok 

Pretty cool, it's an interesting place too. See all different to see the motions of a doing the smells people watching markets at one. Markets are my favorite because they're such a good place to rub shoulders with the locals and get a glimpse of their day to day life

There's also a museum in Mataram where you can learn a lot more about the history and culture of Lombok, from its volcanic formation to the religious and agricultural ways of life.

It's time to head south last but definitely not least I wanted to show you the south coast of Lombok which is well worth a visit it's a place where these beautiful green rolling hills come down and meet the ocean like the so many good places here to explore, so many good beaches well worth a visit

Whole of the south coast of Lombok is renowned for its amazing service with another beautiful drive linking everything off you could easily spend a week just here exploring the rugged coastal cliffs and the beautiful beaches hidden in-between

A royalty free of aerial drone shot of Secret selong belanak beach in Lombok best place for surfing
 Secret selong belanak beach in Lombok best place for surfing

A royalty free of aerial drone shot of Secret semeti beach in Lombok
 Semeti beach in Lombok 

A royalty free of aerial drone shot of  on mawun beach in Lombok
Mawun beach in Lombok 

I think honestly if by this point I haven't persuaded you to visit Lombok, I probably never will. It's a beautiful magical islands that have really fallen in love with for many different reasons, the people, the scenery, the food and the culture. It has everything the Bali has it matches it toe-to-toe but was less of the negatives.
It's nowhere near as busy or touristy.
It's it's untouched so I think if you're going to come to this part of the world you've really doing yourself a disservice if you don't come to Lombok.

Thanks for reading.
Now go book some flight ;-)

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Getaway to Lombok

Before traveling to Island of bali, many travelers may would prefer to begin their adventure in the country’s capital, Jakarta as well as take an overland sightseeing tour by bus along the Java Island. In case you have enough time also wish to enjoy the awesome heritage and scenery of the island. There are numerous locations to discover, as an example historical Borobudur and also Prambanan Historic temples, magical crater of Bromo and so numerous others. And then go across the Bali strait by ferryboat at Ketapang ( East Java ) to Gilimanuk ( West Island of bali ).

lombok international airport LOP

Another options are to take a luxury cruise. Bali is often selected as a stopover for vacation cruise lines. Before continuing to the next desired destination, travellers spend some time to have a sight seeing on this island. Padangbay and Benoa harbor are two main harbors for that. Padangbai is situated in the Karangasem regency, Eastern Bali. It links the island to Lembar in Lombok Island. Whilst Benoa harbor is positioned on the southern Bali tip ( inter island and international gateway ). Other than used as tourism port, Benoa harbor is also designed for anchorage of fishing vessels.

Ngurah Rai International airport is the airport terminal situated in south Bali, in Tuban precisely. Known as after I Gusti Ngurah Rai, a hero of Bali that led the troops against the Dutch in 1946. It gets to be the main multinational gateway for visitors that explore Bali. In past times couple of years the number of visitors arrival through the airport tended to increase, after the bomb blast at Kuta it reduced in a great way, now restoring once again.

The airport becomes an essential base for the next locations beyond Bali. It links air flights to Jogjakarta for the desired destination of one of the seven worlds’ wonder of Borobudur and its nearby Prambanan picturesque temples. Guests can purchase 1 day trips exactly where they already return to Bali in the afternoon. Or they might take one night stay in Jogja and go back to Bali on the following day. The airport also links a number of towns in East Indonesia such as Mataram in Lombok Small island, Kupang in East Nusa Tenggara as well as Makassar in Southern Celebes.

Guests who desire to take pleasure in and discover the jewels of eastern locations might select the next island of Lombok by airplane or sea, choosing a speed jetfoil motorboat on the route Benoa to Lembar. Lombok Island is well known for it is spectacular coastal mountain scenes, a lot of pristine nature, Taliwang meals ( crispy roasted chicken ) and pottery. One of the numerous tours it is possible to schedule while having Bali as your primary vacation spot that has air connections to almost all major Asian and also international airports.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Another Adventure(s) in Lombok Island

If you love travelling, going somewhere to find life in the world, you must know about a beautiful country. It is Indonesia country which located in South-Asia. Or maybe if you don’t know where it is, you must know about Bali Island. Yeah, the Bali Island is belonged to Indonesia country. But, do you know other islands in Indonesia which as beautiful as Bali?

Pantai pink beach lombok

It is Lombok Island. Many people called it as the “relative” of Bali Island. It is because Lombok is as exotic as Bali, but you will still find some differences. Most of Lombok’s people are Moslem, so you will find many mosques there besides temples in Bali. Though there still some temples in Lombok, so it can be said that Lombok has many religions.

The beaches are also beautiful, too. The blue sea with beautiful white sand will make you feel in heaven whenever you arrived there. One of many popular beaches in Lombok called Gili Trawangan. Some people even called it as “Party Island” for some reasons. Interesting, isn’t it?

To get this beach, you must ride a boat. The waves are big but don’t worry, just enjoy it. This beach is framed by trees and you will find many boats in Gili Trawangan. Green trees, blue sky, white sand, and the beautiful sea framed by trees and boats. Hmm, such a pretty beach to be pictured.

You can do any interesting activities in Gili Trawangan, such as biking, snorkeling, and swimming beause the wave is good, but still you must be careful. If you don’t like it, you can just walking along the street and enjoying foods, seeing the turtles, and you can also get your skin tattooed here. You can also just relax at beach enjoying the sun. But it is better to use sun-screen and black glasses if you don’t want being burned because the weather here is hot enough. And don’t forget to take pictures to make moments how beautiful the beach is.

Another beach which is also beautiful is Kuta. Yeah, the name is similar with the one in Bali. One which makes Lombok’s Kuta popular is the sand, which is very soft as like as pepper, many people said it. The sea is also beautiful that looks like blue crystal.

Lombok is also quiet because not much tourists come here. So if you want to find beautiful place but not much people come, but still you can get good service, just come to Lombok. Go by plane is also good because to get plane is easy. Just buy the plane tickets by online, and then pack your bags now. Have fun!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Adventure in Lombok Island

Traveling is one of the most exciting activities in human life. There are many reasons why people loved to travel, and one of them is to refresh their mind and body. Well, as an individual we all agreed that we have to work hard and smart to get a better life, but nowadays many people become too busy and sometimes it make them stressed or even depressed. In this case, travelling is the best solution to forget about all routine activities for a while and enjoy your life. As an Indonesia citizen, I always thanks to the God because Indonesia is a rich country with many beautiful places, unique cultures and friendly people. As the biggest Southeast Asia country, Indonesia has many beautiful places that the world should know. The most well-known place is Bali, which is always called “Gods Island”. Yeah, Bali is located in the center of Indonesia between Java and Nusa Tenggara Island. But, if we dig further, you will get many beautiful places in Indonesia but less exposed compared to Bali. In this article I will explain more about Lombok, a beautiful island in Indonesia that will be perfect for your holiday.

gunung rinjani mount lombok

Lombok used to call as the “relative” of Bali Island. Well, this is because Lombok has many beautiful/exotic places just like Bali. However, I prefer Lombok since this place isn’t too crowded as Bali, so it will be perfect for refreshing. You will also feel that Lombok is more cultural, since it has many religions. Majority of people are Moslems, and some of them are Hindu, and this differences made Lombok a multi-cultural island that worth to visit.

Talk about Lombok, I became remember about my trip to this place last year. It was a memorable trip where I felt free in the nature and loved the hospitality of local citizen. Actually, I was planned to Bali, but in the middle of trip my cousins asked me to visit Lombok, so, I welcomed their offer. This trip was actually planned incorrectly, but thanks God it was still a lovely vacation. Started from the plan, at the first we actually want to visit my aunt in Bali. Well, because it was a sudden plan, then I had to search for the last minute ticket hahaha. I felt confused a bit, because I had to go to the several travel agents to get the best prices. I also, asked my friends, and thankfully Andy (one of y best friends) told me that I had to check Since I never used an online service, so I felt doubt back then. However, Andy tried to convince me, because he had book the flight ticket several times from Traveloka.

I became more curious about Traveloka, so I tried to search more info about them in the internet. Apparently in this research, I got information about them. Many people talked about them in the websites, blogs, forums and also social media, and most of them felt impressed about how Traveloka served them. In conclusion, I finally tried their service for the first time. Thankfully, the site is so informative, there are helpful information everywhere, so I didn’t get any difficulties to search, compare and book a flight to Bali. Oh ya, they have a very good system, as the first customer I felt impressed about their fast service. The booking procedures was very simple, no complex forms and various payment methods available. I prefer to pay with transfer method, since I didn’t have credit card. However, we have to pay them as soon as possible, accordance with the time limits (3 hours), and this method only able to used before 8 PM. So, if you want to choose this method, make sure to book flight in the morning or afternoon.

After I got an E-ticket in my email, I felt happy and satisfied with their service, and finally we can go to Bali. Yeaaayy…my adrenaline was pumped fast, because we felt excited. At last we can go holiday for almost a year busy with routine activities. In Bali, we spent two days and go to popular places like Ubud, and Kuta beach. In the third days, my cousins asked me to visit Lombok, and as I said earlier I decided to agreed and follow them to Lombok. It takes around 50 minutes until we get to Senggigi beach. All I can say is “awesome”, the beach is so beautiful. The mixture of white sand, blue sea and beautiful sky become a great picture in Senggigi beach. However, this place is still less beautiful a bit compared to GIli Trawangan.

Gili Trawangan is the most famous beach in Lombok, many people called it as “Party Island” for some reasons. I’ve heard that this place always held party every night, Interesting, isn’t it? To get into this beach, you have to ride a boat, and it takes almost 50 minutes. While in the boat, I felt enthusiast because the sea was so blue, clean, friendly citizen, and many more. The waves are quite big but this is one of the most interesting parts, and we really enjoy it. Until we arrived in Gili Trawangan, I saw many tress and I think this place surrounded with them. At the first sight, Gili Trawangan is indeed beautiful, far more beautiful than Senggigi beach. This place also has many facilities, such as biking, snorkeling or swimming. If you don’t want all of these activities, then you might try walking along the street, enjoying foods, and seeing some turtles or maybe you just want relax at beach enjoying the sun. However, you better to use sun-block cream and black eye-glass to avoid being burned by sun.

Overall, we have a great holiday last year, many beautiful places and lovely memories that we’ll always remember. Before we went back to Jakarta, we decide to buy some souvenirs for my family. Fortunately, the Sriwijaya Air that serve Jakarta route provides 15kgs baggage, so we can use this facility without have to pay extra charge. So, if you love traveling, then I suggest you to visit Lombok Island. This is a perfect place to enjoy your holiday, because it has everything you need to refresh all you mental and physic. Thanks