According to businesscarriers, Lombok is an island in the Indian Ocean (Asia) that is part of the Lesser Sunda Islands of Indonesia. The capital of Lombok is Mataram.
Lombok is a mountainous island with a number of flat parts on the coast. Rice, soybeans, coffee, tobacco and cotton are grown on these flat areas. The largest mountain on the island, the volcano “Gunung Rinjani” is a volcano of 3726 meters high. This is also the third highest volcano in Indonesia. Despite its location next to the tourist island of Bali, there are significantly fewer tourists on Lombok. However, Lombok is popular as a diving destination and as a place for peace seekers. You can dive in the waters around Lombok to coral reefs, sharks and turtles. The island is also known for a number of beautiful sandy beaches, several mosques (because of the many Muslims on the island), waterfalls, crater lakes and hot springs. See petwithsupplies for the 10 most beautiful places in Asia.
Where is Lombok located?
Travel information of Lombok
Official name: Lombok
Area: 4,725 km²
Country code: ID, IDN
Population: 3,166,685 inhabitants (2016)
Form of government: Republic
Highest point: 3,726 m (Gunung Rinjani)
Distance (Amsterdam – Mataram): 12,195 km
Flight time: approximately 17 hours and 30 minutes
Current status: Be aware of safety risks.
Current color code: Yellow.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), there may be (temporary) measures in place on Lombok that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs of Lombok, please visit Countryaah.
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of reliable travel organizations that offer complete trips and holidays to Lombok. In addition, you will find an overview of separate travel components (hotels and airline tickets) with which you can compile your ideal trip yourself.
Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, walking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Lombok?
Excursions, activities and day trips
With the help of Countryaah you can reserve an excursion, activity, tour, entrance ticket and/or day trip for your stay on Lombok at a discount. This way you are assured of a place, in some cases you can skip the queue and you can already plan your travel program.
Weather and climate
Lombok has a tropical climate. Throughout the year the temperatures are around 25 to 30 degrees.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Lombok can be found on our extensive weather page.
Detailed information about the climate of Lombok can be found at Climate info.
June, July, August, September and October are the best months to travel to Lombok. This avoids the prolonged rainy season.
Indonesian is the official language on Lombok. The most spoken languages in Lombok are Sasak and Balinese.
Would you like to translate from or into Indonesian for free? Use the Google translator for this.
You must have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months upon departure from Lombok.
A visa is not required if you stay less than 30 days and arrive through an airport, port or country border on this list. If you arrive in another way or stay longer than 30 days on Lombok, you can personally apply for a visa at the Embassy of Indonesia in The Hague.
Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Dutch embassy and consulates in Indonesia: netherlandsworldwide.nl.
Indonesian Embassy in the Netherlands: new.indonesia.nl.
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.
Vaccination against yellow fever is mandatory for Lombok if you have visited a yellow fever country in the seven days before you visit Lombok. In addition, it is advisable to get one or more vaccinations.
For extensive vaccination advice and to make a vaccination appointment at home, please visit Thuisvaccinatie.nl. You can also see here whether your health insurance reimburses the vaccination(s).
Malaria occurs on Lombok. Malaria is an infectious disease transmitted by malaria mosquitoes. This infectious disease can lead to death if not treated in time and/or incorrectly.
For prevention and control of malaria, please visit our malaria page.
Money and Currency
On Lombok, payment is made with the Indonesian rupiah (rupiah) (IDR).
The current position of this currency (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
An overview of all ATMs on Lombok can be found on our ATMs page.
The prices on Lombok are a lot lower than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is -43% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (75% cheaper), food (19% cheaper), imported beer in catering (10% cheaper), cigarettes (77% cheaper) and public transport (90% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.
On Lombok it is customary to tip. If this has not already been included in the bill, it is customary to tip approximately 5-10%.
During our summer time it is 6 hours later on Lombok.
During our winter time it is 7 hours later on Lombok.
Lombok has no difference in winter time and summer time.
The local time, date and time zone for Lombok can be found on our time difference page.
Traffic and route
On Lombok you must drive on the left.
To drive and/or rent a motor vehicle on Lombok you must have an international driver’s license. The international driver’s license is available at an ANWB shop.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Lombok.
On Lombok the same plugs and sockets are used as in the Netherlands.
More information about electricity on Lombok can be found on our electricity page (look under Indonesia).
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 110
– Fire: 113
– Ambulance: 118
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap.
If you are unable to buy bottled water, use a water purifier to purify the water or boil the water for 5 minutes. After this you can safely use it as drinking water and for things like brushing teeth, cleaning lenses and washing vegetables and / or fruit. More information about drinking water and/or the purchase of water purification products can be found on our drinking water page.
News and newspapers
The latest news related to Lombok can be found on Google news.
Websites from Lombok end with.id.
Official websites of Lombok: lombok-tourism.com and tourism-indonesie.nl.
The country code (international access code) to call someone on Lombok is 0062 or +62.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Lombok? Then use the Dutch country code 00131.
(If you use a country code, you must leave out the first 0 of the number to be called.)
All area codes of Lombok can be found on Wikipedia.
Company details can be found in the Yellow Pages of Lombok.
Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos of Lombok.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Lombok.
An overview of all public holidays on Lombok can be found on Beleven.org.
Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations on Lombok, supplemented with photos, videos and points of interest.
Are you looking for a travelogue about Lombok?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have visited Lombok before. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.
Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) on Lombok can be found on Protected Planet.
Lombok is not on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Lombok? On the IATA website you will find an overview of the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol, money and medicines, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. In addition, on this website you will find the laws and regulations regarding the import of pets and a list of everything that may not be imported and/or exported from Lombok.
Entrepreneurship and doing business
If you intend to do business on or do business with Lombok, it is wise to prepare well. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency can help you with this. On PaulSourcing.com you will find a large amount of information about Lombok, including: opportunities, import and export rules, trade figures, do’s and don’ts, product requirements, business partners and subsidies.
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Lombok.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 21.
– Alcohol and traffic: No maximum permitted alcohol content.
– Tobacco: Buying and/or smoking at all ages.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed
Did you know that…
…The water temperature around Lombok is around 25 degrees?
…The second highest volcano in Indonesia can be found on Lombok (3,726 m)?
… Lombok is a lot less touristy than nearby Bali?