Lombok has so many wonderful things to see and do, from high-adrenaline activities to pure relaxation escapes.
The following list is a snapshot of some the available activities and tours that you might like to experience while on the island of Lombok. We can customise itineraries to suit your desired level of activity or relaxation.
Our activities concierge will be happy to assist you in planning and booking any activities or outings you are interested in and suggesting the best places to eat, visit and explore during your stay. Just let us know what you are interested in, and we’ll do the rest.
The Southern coastline of Lombok is renowned for its beautiful beaches, clear waters and abundant marine life. It’s therefore not surprising that there are a large number of activities that take place on or around the water. With world-class surfing, fishing and diving right at your doorstep South Lombok is the place to be for lovers of sun, sea and sand.
SELONG BELANAK BEACH –
Selong Belanak beach is a perfect break for a beginner surfers. It offers a beach break across the 1.7 km stretch of the beach, with most surfing in the Eastern corner. It is a sandy bottom shore break so has a perfect set up for those learning on foam boards. At the end of your surfing ride it is easy to stand up and turn around to find your next wave. The beach has been widely recognized as one of the best beaches in South East Asia, so we recommend spending at least half day down there to round out the experience.
BEGINNER TO ADVANCED
Half Day Trip
South Lombok’s most popular surfing bay, for its 5 different surf breaks, is approximately 50 minutes from the Residences. For beginner to advanced it offers a break for all. It is protected from the winds by surrounding hills providing protected clean breaks. – Breaks include:
- Inside Gerupuk or Bumbang Bay – A fun and mostly right-hander suitable for all levels of ability, breaking over a sandy bottom. This break is surfable at any time of year, best on the incoming tide and south-west swell.
- Gerupuk Outside or Gili Golong – A right-hander, good at mid to high tide. A big take off at the point, then a long ride when you get to the inside section, which can be fast and hollow.
INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED
Half Day Trip
Located 15-20 minutes from the Residences, Mawi is best suited for intermediate/advance surfers. On small days this reef break offers a nice peak with short hollow rights and lefts. At 6ft plus, Mawi transforms into a heaving left barrel, with elevator drops and heavy hold downs. At 8-10ft it’s not a spot for the faint hearted. Best on mid tides and a south-east trade wind, from May to September but will often hold swell all year round. Mawi can hold any size you’re prepared to surf. Also recommend to go early morning as you often will have the wave to yourself.
INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED
Half Day Trip
Located West of Selong Belanak beach, Serangan beach which is a popular “Secret” beach with the local surfers. This break is best for intermediate to advanced surfers and is considered a midway break between Gerupuk and Mawi. A powerful right hander that works better on a rising tide. It is only 15 minutes from the resort and given limited accommodation nearby the mornings a perfect for a solo surf.
SELONG BELANAK BEACH OR KUTA
ALL EXPERIENCE LEVELS
1-3hr Trip / Full Day Trip
Selong Belanak and Kuta beaches are great locations for a Stand Up Paddleboard experience with a gentle entry and they have expansive and protected bays to explore. A sunset paddleboard is recommended as it cools down and you get to see some of the most beautiful sunsets in Asia.
KUTA / EKAS / ARE GULING
(LOCATION WIND-DEPENDENT) 4-5hrs
Kitesurfing is a style of kiteboarding specific to wave riding, which uses either standard surfboards or boards shaped specifically for the purpose. Perfect spots for kite surfing in South Lombok are Are Guling, Ekas Bay and Kuta, as these areas boast the most consistent winds.
Sekotong is well known for Diving and Snorkeling as it has some of the clearest water and most colourful underwater corals in Lombok. You’ll be able to experience unforgettable snorkeling and diving trips within the whole Sekotong area.
Full Day Trip
Everybody knows that Lombok is rich with tiny little island surroundings and Sekotong is a perfect place to experience this. The drive will take 1 hour and 30 minutes to reach the southwestern tip of Lombok. The Sekotong area has a lot of tiny islands waiting to be explored. They have different types of white sand. The gilis in west coast are relatively quite with less tourists and backpackers in comparison to the famous three gilis in the north of Lombok, minus the crowds of tourists and backpackers. You will most likely have these gilis all to yourself.
KUTA / SEMETI / UNTING UNTING
(5 PEOPLE MAX) 6hrs
There are plenty of spots around South Lombok that are great for fishing. In the nearby Kuta area (around 30 minutes from our Residences), Semeti and Unting Unting beach there are popular locations due to their abundance of fish life.
Across the island there are many land-based adventures to be experienced. From waterfall tours or horse-riding, to scenic drives through the foothills of Mount Rinjani, cultural excursions and wellness classes – there are so many things to see and do. All you need is time.
Half Day Trip
Located in Aik Berik village, Batukliang Utara sub-district, 22 km north of Praya city, these two waterfalls are close together and offer different experiences for each. Once you arrive it is a short 15 minutes’ walk to Benang Stokel. Here you will find an awesome rock face which offers a exhilarating jump into a pool 10 meters below. For the adventurous it is a must and automatically gets you in high spirits for the rest of the walk. Also there is a grassy area perfect for picnics. From there it is a 30-minute walk to Benang Kelambu, which offers a very different experience. Fresh and cool water falls from 20-meter-high drops through the steep rock face, covered by a variety of vegetation. The moss forms a lush green wall where the water cascades over. Within the park there are 3 more waterfalls that can be visited but you will need to allow more time for these. Alternatively, you can hire some scooters for the guide to take you there.
TIU KELEP AND SENDANG GILE WATERFALL
Full Day Trip
These waterfalls are very close together and come as the ultimate package. They are located in the very north of Lombok near the base of Mount Rinjani. Once you arrive at the entrance it takes about 30 minutes walking to Sendang Gile, which is the teaser for the much bigger and nicer Tiu Kelep. Monkeys are a sight to see and photo opportunities are a dime a dozen. Once you arrive at the waterfall base, you can swim in the very fresh clean and cold crystal clear water. On the trek home we recommend to walk through a dark tunnel, which you can walk through the water in the dark for about 10 minutes.
BEGINNER TO ADVANCED (1-2 Hour tours)
Morning Ride: Departs between 7am & 11am
Afternoon Ride: Departs between 3:30pm & 6pm
Become a globetrotter and enjoy your holiday on horseback in South Lombok. Experience the unique southern coastline and beaches on a guided ride. After arriving at the horse stable, you will receive a full safety briefing from professional and experience horse riding guide before embarking on a memorable horse riding adventure. The horse riding trail takes you along a beautiful section of the coast line and along quiet sandy beaches.
MOUNT RINJANI TREK
Mt Rinjani is the famous active volcano in Lombok. With an elevation of 3,726m, it offers a challenging trek to the top while experiencing unimaginable views of the island. There are 2 trekking options: 1) a single day trip to the crater, to experience hot springs, fishing or simply set up a hammock and swing in happiness; 2) the ‘official’ trek to the summit and return takes a minimum of 3 days 2 nights but is highly recommended to take more time to enjoy the journey.
Lombok is known for it beautiful unique pottery and South Lombok has quaint little stores which also offer a pottery classes and demonstrations. This Lombok traditional activity can be found around Penujak area only 20 minutes from the Residences.
TREKKING TO PERGASINGAN HILLS
UNWIND THROUGH TETE BATU