Lombok is a key component of the West Nusa Tenggara Barat province and its indigenous Sasak people are Muslim. the culture and language is rich and unique, and animist beliefs still hold strong. Mataram, the capital of West Nusa Tenggara Barat, is around 30 minutes away.
Lombok offers an honest, uncrowded glimpse into a beautiful time gone by. It’s fascinating and distinctive culture will envelope you as you experience its temples, colourful markets, beaches and the sacred volcanic site of Mount Rinjani - the second highest peak in Indonesia.
Still somewhat unknown to the outside world, Lombok's natural landscape and traditions have remained untouched. Tourism is concentrated mainly in Senggigi Bay, and most businesses are run by local families. Farming of rice, tobacco, coconuts, coffee, kapok and cotton are very important to the local economy.