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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!
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
Hello beautiful people! We will be staring in Lombok for a week. But we hope to see some Komodo dragons in this periode. Does anyone have advice as to whether or not this is possible as a day or 2-day excursion? Im not sure if this is realistic.. any tips or advice are welcome! wishing you a great day
Hi, I planned to stay two nights at Lombok in between Gili Air and the plain to Jakarta (back home). Since I didn't know about the new located airport I would stay somewhere around Senggigi. Easy and nearby travelling from the Gili's and to the airport (Mataram). Maybe it's better to find a new -even nicer place- to stay. How long is it travelling from the coast (near the gilis) to Kuta? In a decent way. Or should we still go for the Senggigi option. We are a family of 3 (daugther 13) and we like to have some relaxed last holiday days, and in a kind of luxury accomodation with a ver¥ nice beach and if possible a pool. Every suggestion is welcome thanks Patty
I will probably need to catch an early morning airport bus. Are these reliable and on time? What time do they go? Wheres the pickup point in sengiggi thanks for your help Ian
I intend using Bangsal port to depart for the Gili Islands. Is it as bad as they say or is it survivable if you are carefull. Is the port easy to access from Mataram? Thanks for your help Ian
Here are what I gathered: 1. local ferry: cheap but takes 4-5 hours with possibility of overloading? 2. fast ferry: takes 2 hours but cost USD65 from an agent 3. flight: half an hour price around USD40 If what I gathered is correct, I am more keen on taking the flight. Here are some domestic flights: Lion air: Guess this one is the best but flight time doesn't fit my schedule Wings air: google it but keeps linking to Lion air website? TRANS NUSA AIR & BATAVIA: not sure if reliable? Could VTers give me some recommendation/more information? Thanks.
Hello all there, I was wondering if there are trustable dive centres on Gili Air? I heard the diving around the Gilis is fantastic and you will see for sure turtles. My friend advised me to dive with Oceans 5 Dive on Gili Air.. Are there other dive shops? Are there price differences between the dive shops? and how much is it to get your PADI? Cheers, vanessa.
Hi all, I am travelling to Lombok for a week and then bali for a second for my honeymoon next year - We are looking to get the picture perfect week on the beach and it would seem that the Gili Islands are some of the most beautiful on Lombok - We are particularly attracted to Gili Meno as it seems a lot quieter that the others. Can anyone advise - Is this the most beautiful beaches in Lombok/Bali/Indonesia and do they live up to teh pictures you see online? I want a week of white sand azure blue sea and relaxation - Is Gili Meno the place for me? Any help will be greatly appreciated
Hi there all, Thanks to some great advice from members on this forum I have decided on heading to Indonesia for 3 weeks next August for my Honeymoon. I am looking for an idea of where to go what to see etc - I know there are lots of guide books but I always prefer advice from people who have actually experienced what they are talking about. Most important - what Island ....... there are only 17500 to choose from although I have seemed to narrow it down between Bali and Lombock So basically what we want to do when we get there is Spend a week in a beautiful tranquil beach location where we can relax but also perhaps take some surfing lessons or wind surfing etc scuba dive etc and of course some privacy. Then after 2 weeks having a tradtional back packing holiday - temples, enjoying the bali culture, food, trekking and perhaps Island hopping, perhaps visit a neighbouring island or staying in a couple of different places. Although its a honeymoon we both prefer holidays where we can see and do as much as possible so although were want a week of relaxation, we really want to have as diverse and varied experience of Indonesia as possible. All suggestions and advice will be greatly recieved. (the wilder the better) :)
Hi, im planning on going to one or 2 of the gili's at the end of my month long holiday in indonesia. can anyone recommend the best island/s to stay, having only 3 nights. we will be 2 19-20 year old girls but arent particularly interested in the party scene. also any advice on the good accommodation at the islands would be helpful. thank you :)
Hello,Dears, I'm travelling from Jogyakarta in July,want to visit Komodo island,but really can't get the way..I don't want to be trapped by the high prices of transportation.As I decided,I come to Mataram from Surabaya..then ..?budget hotel on WHICH beach?..then ferry..but from where? I mean may be I need to choose any other places,where from there is better way to Komodo? ps:I go from Jogja,not from Bali Thank You
hello VTers i'm going to lombok on June 4th, any suggest for nice budget hotel in Senggigi and Gili Trawangan? which one is better Bukit Senggigi Hotel or Puri Bunga? how about in Gili Trawangan? anyone going there around that date?
Hi, I have will travel to Bali this year and would like some advice on accomodation in Lombok. Any suggestion on budget accomodations on a perfect/peaceful location for 2 is much appreciated. Prefer a clean place to hang out but I am okay having to do without the frills and resort-type facilities. Do you know which beach I should stay at. Also, any idea on diving spots? Thanks.
I plan to go to Lombok in March. Can anyone advise me on the weather in March? Will it be rainy and cloudy? We wish to swim and snorkel under sunny weather.
Hi, I am in Bali in June and I am thinking about taking the ferry to Lombok and from there I would like to book at trip to see the komodo dragons. I see that Perama tours & travel have this trip: HUNTING KOMODO by CAMERA 01+02 4N/5D. Has anyone ever tried this trip or booked anything through Perama? Best regards, Anja
Hi, I will be travelling to Bali in July 25th -August 14th 2009. During this time we will be spedning 5-6 days on Gili Trawangan. Is there much to do for children there or is there many kids already on the island? Thanks Ben
Having spent 2 weeks in Bali, i am ready for a more tranquil destination. HOw can we go from Bali to lombok, no flight please. Is it a touristy spot, are there nice beaches? thanks for the answers.
Hi, What is the best time of the year to go to Lombok and Gili Islands?
Hi there, We are going to Bali for our Honeymoon and will go out to Lombok for approx 5 nights. We are wanting something with a nice beach and not a big resort if possible. Can anyone recommend good accommodation Thanks heaps
I am travelling to Lombok in October and want to book a flight from Bali. Can anyone tell me which is the most reliable airline and is permatour in Kuta a reliable company to prebook your flights with. I have been told most of the flights are full for 17-10-2008 and only seats on 5.40pm flight available. I am worried if we get a late afternoon flight and it is cancelled, then we cant get there until next day. Alternatively there is an 8.00am with Indosesian Transport. Does anyone know these airlines and if they are reliable. I have read that they just cancel flights to Lombok all the time.
I have read good reviews about Dream Village on hotel Trwangan, however, the website given on most sites/books doesn't work. Can anyone confirm this hotel is still open and recommend it? Does it have a pool? How does is compare to Villa Ombak?
Hi there, I am Lee, a new member from London and thanks for reading my post! I am visiting Lombok in July for the first part of my journey before Bali and plan to spend 9 nights in Lombok. My plan is: 1) 3 nights in the south in the Novotel Lombok (managed to negotiate by phone a pool villa for US$190 nett with breakfast for two!) 2) 3 nights in Gili Meno in the Villa Nautilus 3) 3 nights in the Sheraton Senggigi I have seen so many beautiful pictures of the south coast and would love to spend 3 full days with a driver and car exploring places east and west of Kuta - I am not a surfer but just like to see lots of nice scenery and snorkel. Is it enough? I am having problem deciding whether I should stay for 2 nights in Gili Meno and 4 nights in Senggigi instead? Is 3 nights enough for some exploration of the north of the island iwth a driver and car as I will not be doing any mountain climbing at Mount Rinjani? The thing is I am afraid 2 nights in beautiful Gili Meno is not enough - please advise? Lastly, is there any driver with a good car that anyone has used that can be recommended and what are the rates I should expect to pay either in the Kuta Novotel region or in Senggigi? Many thanks in advance! Lee
We ( my husband & I)are planning to spend next February in Indonesia , 2 weeks visiting his family in Jakarta and the other 2 weeks on holiday somewhere. We have been to Bali previously and didn't think much of it. Kuta is my idea of hell! So this time we thought we'd try Lombok. Does anyone know if Indonesian nationals get a discounted rate for hotel rooms and if so, what's the best way to book? Can anyone reccommend a hotel in Senggigi? We were thinking about the Sheraton, has anyone stayed there and whats the beach like? I want somewhere thats good for swimming so I can overcome my fear of snorkeling!! We also thought about spending 1 week on one of the gillis, so any suggestions please? Whats the weather like there in February? Whats the best way to get to Lombok from Jakarta, and what are the fares like? Sorry for so many questions, but after the Bali trip which was such a dissapointment, I want to get this holiday right and arrange most of it myself(instead of leaving it to my in-laws).
Hello again! My holidays are coming closer and closer and I'm so looking forward to it! There are two questions I would like to ask you: 1) Where can I change Traveller Cheques? Is this only possible in Mataram or are there other places where I can do that? 2) I would love to go to a market and I already know that there is one in Kuta (Wednesday and Sunday if I remember right). Are there other places to go to the market? Thank you! Regards, Sibylle
Hi all! I'm looking for an affordable accomodation in Kuta from september 10th for a few days. I already checked Mimpi Manis, but they are full during this time. Is there any other place you can recommend me? I don't mind to have cold water only! I don't want to go to a hotel, I prefer to be at a more personal place where I have the chance to talk to the people! Thanks a lot for your help! Regards, Sibylle
Hello everybody, I am going to Bali at the end of Avgust, from Bali to Lombok, from Lombok to Nusa Lembongan and then again to Bali. Can somebody tell me how to get from Lombok to Nusa Lembongan - I can not find it anywhere on the internet? Thank you, bye, M
Hi all! I do have some more questions: I will be doing my PADI Rescue Diver during my time in Lombok. I therefore now found several dive shops, some on Gili air and one on Gili Trawangan. Can you recommend me, where it would be better to go to? Do you have any recommendations about dive shops?? Thanks a lot! Sibylle
Hi all! Does anybody know, if there is a limitation of the amount of indonesian rupiah I'll be allowed to import to Lombok?? Thanks a lot!