Jan 23, 2024 | Lombok | 0 comments

Lombok is on the map as a quality surf destination but there is so much more that this little island has to offer. From paragliding to scuba diving; padel, yoga and hiking, there is something for everyone particularly if you like to keep active. 

 

Here’s our guide to the best things to do in Lombok (other than surfing!)

Scuba Diving and Snorkeling

While the Gili Islands are famed for their scuba diving and snorkelling, there are some amazing, lesser known spots on the mainland of Lombok that are equally worth exploring. For those looking for an adventurous dive experience off the beaten track check out Blue Marlin Dive Centre in Kuta Lombok.

Blue Marlin offer daily scuba diving trips, diving certification and snorkelling adventures for all ages. The adventure begins in Kuta and the team will take you on a scenic drive to Telong Elong in the east where crystal clear waters await.

 

Surfskate

Keen to improve your surfing? Take some time out the water and visit Tribe Surf City in the centre of Kuta. Boasting two skate bowls, a café and skate shop, it is the perfect place to practice your turns. Lessons available daily.

Padel Tennis

Padel courts have taken off globally and Lombok is no exception. La Reunion Padel Club in Kuta is the perfect place for the padel tennis enthusiast. With 3 all-weather courts, weekly tournaments and daily lessons available it’s ideal for the beginner through to the experienced padel player. Sunset time down there is particularly magic.

Paragliding

See Lombok from a completely different perspective and book in for a tandem paraglide with Dodi and the team from Sky Lombok Paragliding. The views over the coastline are simply breathtaking. An unforgettable experience when visiting Lombok.

Hiking and Trail Running

Lombok is an ideal place to explore on foot with so many empty trails just waiting to be discovered. If you’re visiting Gerupuk, just behind the Surfcamp there is Siwak Hills, offering beautiful, elevated views of Tanjung Aan. Get lost exploring these quiet hills. The views of the surf are simply stunning.

 

There’s also some great trails on the outskirts of Kuta, looking over Kuta Bay, Are Guling and Tanjung Aan.

 

If you’re looking to go further afield, Tetebatu, just over an hour from Kuta and Mount Rinjani National Parke offer some amazing day and overnight walks. There’s also some fantastic waterfalls hidden away too.

LOKA Gym and Recovery Centre

Work up a sweat at our favourite gym Loka specialising in daily fitness classes, Muay Thai, boxing and surf conditioning.

 

Reward yourself afterwards with a visit to their recovery centre and take time out in their sauna, ice baths and magnesium pool.

 

Yoga

A visit to Lombok would not be complete without experiencing some yoga. Daily classes are available at Mana Yoga, Shanti Yoga Lombok or overlooking Kuta bay at Ashtari Lombok.

 

If all that action and adventure makes you feel a little dizzy you can always book yourself in for a day of pampering at one of the beautiful spas located in Kuta Lombok. Our favourites include Matcha Spa, Jivana Spa and Salty Hair and Beauty. Central locations offering divine massages, facials, scrubs and nail treatments.

What did you get up to on your trip to Lombok? Share with us your favourite things to do in Lombok in the comments below. We’d love to know! 

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