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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 28, 2016
last 2 night splurge  (3 Answers)

Looking for a beautiful hotel on the beach for our last 2 nights on Lombok celebrating birthdays and anniversary. I am looking at Tugu and Qunci villas. I love a beautiful beach and the beach at Tugu looks nicer than Qunci Villa. Advice and any other suggestions would be great. Thanks



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 18, 2016
snorkeling and beautiful beach  (2 Answers)

Looking for the best snorkeling experience and cannot decide between north gili and southwest gili. Also, looking for a beautiful beach for the last few days of our trip and wondered about selong balanak . We are traveling with our 3 adult children and saw Villa Atas which looks beautiful but only has 1 review. I am a little nervous about booking without knowing a little about the area. Any other advice for beach spots would be appreciated.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 03, 2016
Rainy days in Lombok!  (5 Answers)

I am heading to Lombok tomorrow and the forecast looks like rain and storms for the next week :(

Any suggestions for activities on rainy days?

Thank you!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 13, 2016
Riding around Lombok  (10 Answers)

Hi Everyone,
My hubby and I will be in Lombok for 4 nights or so. We were thinking of taking our time and riding around the island on scooters. Would appreciate your thoughts on this. We have bike licences back home and will have international licences ect. Wondering what the roads are like? Any to avoid ect. If anyone has an ideas on an itinerary? And accommodation along the way? Can't seem to find much info on the net.
Thanks in advance for any ideas you can throw our way :)
Cheers
Tim and Jo


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 18, 2015
Transport Gili Air to Kuta Lombok  (7 Answers)

Dear fellow travelers,

We're currently on Gili Air and want to go to Kuta Lombok afterwards. Can anyone recommend a a cheap transport to get there.

We were thinking about taking the ferry to Bangsal and then probably a cab. Does anyone know the proper rates for the ferry and the cab?

Thanks in advance!

Best,
Isabel


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 15, 2015
On a budget  (8 Answers)

I'll be going on a holiday by the end of October for 3 days.
Any advice on how to travel around? Which is better, by renting a car or just take a taxi?
Whats the budget for all (excluding hotel & flight)?
Thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 23, 2015
day trip to Gili's or.....  (6 Answers)

wondering if day trips are enough to experience the Gili islands or should be spend a few nights and on what island? Gili T?
the plan is the spend 3 nights Bali, 6 nights Lombok, 3 nights Gili T.... and can we leave from Gili T to DPS in one trip? flight leaves at 4pm international ... or should we get an airport hotel for the night before??
Thanks alot
M


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 31, 2015
Big Luggage Problem from Bali to Gili  (2 Answers)

Hi,

Is there anyone can offer solution where to store luggage?

We are leaving from ubud, then planning to stay at gili air for 2 days then lombok for another 3 days then go back to our next destination at bali in seminyak area.

Problem here, we have two large luggages which i am not sure if its gonna be great idea to carry it with the jetty to gili air ( We still can't find hotel we love to stay here, most of we preferred already fully booked). Travel with it to lombok and back to bali again

I am thinking of few options, leaving it at our ubud resort ( Still waiting for their confirmation if they are willing to do this to hold our luggages for 5 days ).

So we would love to hear your experiences here, what would be solution that makes more sense :)

And thank you very much in advance


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 26, 2015
IS Lombok safe for foreigners  (11 Answers)

There has been a rapid spread of the paramilitary criminal organization throughout Lombok in the past 2 years. These criminals are armed and dangerous, they wear full military uniforms and often use this to intimidate their victims althought they arealso not afraid to use their weapons including bush knives and pistols. This is a extremist paramilitary criminal organization run mainly by people from Bima (Sumbawa) , a well known breeding ground for Islamic extremists. IS LOMBOK SAFE FOR FOREIGN TOURISTS?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 29, 2014
accommodation  (6 Answers)

Hi travelers, we will be traveling to Lombok first time in May 2015 and would like to know best area for us to stay. Ease to move around to beach / street food / restaurants.
We have four nights and thinking of splitting the say in two different locations.

Thanks !


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 05, 2014
Booking flights with Lion Air  (3 Answers)

Hi, I am wanting to book flights with Lion Air in busy season (January) and their website doesn't allow overseas credit cards. Can someone please tell me how I can go about booking as I don't want to miss out on seats? Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 16, 2014
Convenience Stores  (4 Answers)

Are there any convenience stores in Senggigi eg Circle K or Mini Mart?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 10, 2014
Travelling around Lombok  (9 Answers)

Hi I am travelling to Lombok in May. My difficulty is being a first timer there is so much I want to see. Is it worthwhile travelling around the island and staying in different accommodation, or just doing day trips and basing myself in senneggi? I would like to see the waterfalls, do a couple of surfing lessons, go to spas and the markets, and do a horse ride on the beach. Would it be worthwhile hiring a car and going around the island? Anyone done this and can give me tips to stay, places to see? I will also be going to the gilis for a few days- is gili t the most worthwhile?
Thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 14, 2014
Lombok tours  (5 Answers)

If you are on a cruise ship which docks in Harbour Take tender into Lombok Can you just hire taxi on the dock to take you around for a couple of hours without having to pay the formidable cruise ship prices for tours


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 26, 2014
Lombok with a 1 year old  (2 Answers)

Hi there!
I will be traveling to Lombok with my family of 2 adults, 2 x 60year olds and a 1yr old baby. Is there any activity you would suggest for people who are not too mobile? We will be spending 3 nights there so we hope to get at least 1 day of activity outside the resort in Senggigi. Tetebatu sounds very nice but would it be advisable with a 1yr old? We will be renting a car with driver and I reckon my parents would be able to walk for 30mins or so but unable to do steep treks. We like to experience local food and culture and would be great to see some nice scenery.

Any suggestions would be most welcome. :)

Thank you!

cheers,
Red.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 22, 2014
Scuba diving and climbing Mt Rinjani  (3 Answers)

My friend and I will be travelling to Lombok 11-14 April 2014. I plan to do scuba diving while my friend will climb the Mt Rinjani.
Which part of Lombok would be the best to stay for the 1st night so that it will be easier for both of us to do our activities the next day?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 15, 2014
Looking for Manta Ray  (3 Answers)

Diving at Lombok Islands , is it probably to see manta ray? Thank you!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 10, 2014
snorkeling  (7 Answers)

which beach can we take snorkeling in lombok island


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 09, 2014
Choosing an area and place to stay  (3 Answers)

Hello, I'd like to stay in accommodation that is close to good body surfing and also shops/markets - within walking distance if possible! We are travelling with our 1 year old baby and would prefer not to be in cars as I understand that there are no baby seats in taxis/cars.
Thanks for your assistance!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 02, 2013
Any Big Mac index comparison?  (1 Answer)

We know IDR is currently a low value currency, hence good time to visit Lombok. However, doesn't anyone here know some basic info on food cost index...

1) 1 can of Bintang Beer cost how much in IDR?
2) A large pizza?
3) a loaf of bread, 600g, ??
4) 1litre tetrapak juice from the super market?

In order to get some ideas on what to expect in gems of cost?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 17, 2013
travel tips over christmas  (6 Answers)

Hi!
Im going to Lombok over christmas and new years, plan to go south west (if you dont have any other suggestions). But I need some tips. Im going on a budget, so need cheap accommodation. Also how hard is it to find accommodation if you dont pre-book?
Terima Kasih!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 21, 2013
Lombok Airport To Gili Trawangan  (6 Answers)

Greetings,
My friend and I will travel to Lombok in early of November.
We will arrive by air in the noon time and wish to go directly to Gili Trawangan from the airport.
Wish to check, Is there any public transportation go directly from the airport to the pier and then to Gili T?
If so, How much does it cost?
Do you think we have enough time to reach Gili T on our arrival day? (we will arrive around 12 noon)

Any tips would be very much appreciated :)
Thanks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 02, 2013
accommodation for three young 50 yr olds  (4 Answers)

Can someone recommend somewhere in Lombok to stay for 3 woman (50 yrs young lol) preferably with a separate sitting room. close to the action and lots of massages.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 30, 2013
Leather goods  (1 Answer)

Can you buy leather handbags in Lombok?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 18, 2013
currency in Lombok villages  (5 Answers)

Can you use Australian dollars to make purchases at the Lombok craft villages?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 16, 2013
Transportation in Lombok  (9 Answers)

I will visit Lombok in late September, and i'm looking forward to a driver/ guide to do a full day tour and the transfers from lembar harbour to the hotel, and from the hotel to the airport. But my agency is getting me a high price for that, about 400Us Dollars. My question is, it's easy to arrange in local any driver to do a full day tour? Is less expensive to take a blue bird taxi for the transfers? Very Thinkful.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 30, 2013
lombok-flores  (7 Answers)

Hello guys...I'm travelling to Indonesia this week...and I would like to have some tips in advance before go there.
I want to go to Lombok, and after to Flores but i don`t want to flight and i rode in other webs already i can take a ferry and diferents buses but i hace to spend loke 2 days for arrive to Flores...is true???
Somebody can tell me.
How I can to do it? where I have to take the ferry or the bus. for arrive to Flores?? ...if anyone can help me please...thanks in advance :)


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 25, 2013
marrioage laws  (6 Answers)

i am forgiener i want to marry from indonesian girl , i want know what is the regulation and laws to get married


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 29, 2013
Trekking Rinjani on my own  (7 Answers)

I will go to Lombok this April. Is it possible to treck with our self to Mt. Rinjani? and how many days for the minimum to spend for this trekking? please i need some information. Regards!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 19, 2012
Gili Trawangan  (4 Answers)

Im interested in visiting Gili Tranwanga in october .I need to know a bit more to make a decision on it.

Is it suitable for backpackers?

Is it expensive?

How much would you expect to pay for a beer in a bar?

Thanks

Ian



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