Lombok: A Samui-esque Alternative to Bali

kaptainrob

Administrator
Lombok's tourism a tad fecked by recent quake. May still be better than Kuta/Sanur etc which IMHO sucked big time compared with Phuket or Samui.
 

Ian Forbes

New member
Well edited video put together with a combination of cameras. It sort of reminds me of Sydney's son's videos. The addition of the drone footage is a great addition.

It might be that guy's paradise "now", but what will it be when others see his video? It might, and probably will turn into another over crowded Bali with all its pollution.
 

bacwaan

Well-known member
more of the lovely Indo Gal and less of the overly enthusiastic white bloke thanks...555

I fell in love with The Outer Gillies about 30 years ago...sleeping in a hammock on the beach and getting about via horse and cart with the locals...had maybe 3-4 trips there within a 2 year period..after that marriage got in the way...haven't been back since...I probably never will either...there are just some places you know are best left as memories...
 

OZZYGUY

Well-known member
My daughter is at Komodo island at the moment diving, that looks great as well.

I never been Lombok been meaning to. Would like to do skids down that volcano.
 

Bacon

Administrator
I'll try and get there next year sometime if I can and suss it out. I'm shopping around at the moment and considering it as an option for long term residence, but I'm worried there's not much else there aside from nice beaches and scenery.
 

OZZYGUY

Well-known member
Bacon;381874 said:
but I'm worried there's not much else there aside from nice beaches and scenery.
What eles do you need.........im sure they have beer..........55
 

Tingtong

Active member
great surf in Lombok and IIRC I heard you can fly direct from west coast Aust .....But I believe its a Muslim Island .
 

Bacon

Administrator
Tingtong;381877 said:
great surf in Lombok and IIRC I heard you can fly direct from west coast Aust .....But I believe its a Muslim Island .
Quake sorted that out. I don't think Allah wants em there 555.

 

supersub

New member
Did a bit of research on Lombok a year or so ago as was looking for a new destination. The beaches look really nice, very picture-esque. I try to take Trip Advisor reports with a pinch of salt but the general consensus on the Gillies was that they are all fucked and it's not worth the journey. I also read a lot of disturbing reports about the locals and safety in Lombok, especially around Kuta, where I was planning on staying. You can always find a few similar reports for any place you go to, but after I read 6 or 7 I decided to just not go.

Let us know how you find it.
 

Ian Forbes

New member
supersub;383921 said:
Did a bit of research on Lombok a year or so ago as was looking for a new destination. The beaches look really nice, very picture-esque. I try to take Trip Advisor reports with a pinch of salt but the general consensus on the Gillies was that they are all fucked and it's not worth the journey. I also read a lot of disturbing reports about the locals and safety in Lombok, especially around Kuta, where I was planning on staying. You can always find a few similar reports for any place you go to, but after I read 6 or 7 I decided to just not go.

Let us know how you find it.
Isn't the internet great! You can find remarkable new places to visit, and then read fairly recent reports of what it's actually like.

Then, you can divide that with your own personal knowledge, along with your likes and dislikes, and go from there. Some people enjoy it rough and rowdy. Others prefer it serene with lots of pampering.
 

Bacon

Administrator
supersub;383921 said:
Did a bit of research on Lombok a year or so ago as was looking for a new destination. The beaches look really nice, very picture-esque. I try to take Trip Advisor reports with a pinch of salt but the general consensus on the Gillies was that they are all fucked and it's not worth the journey. I also read a lot of disturbing reports about the locals and safety in Lombok, especially around Kuta, where I was planning on staying. You can always find a few similar reports for any place you go to, but after I read 6 or 7 I decided to just not go.

Let us know how you find it.
Kuta is in Bali. No worst than any other place I've been. Generally pretty safe.
 

supersub

New member
Stillearly;383969 said:
theres also a Kuta in Lombok


Yep was talking about Kuta in Lombok not Bali. Now I'm obviously not saying don't go to Lombok. But I read a bunch of reports like this and it was enough to me want to go elsewhere.



Flores looks nice. Komodo National Park ect. Tonnes of cool islands out there. If I ever go to Indonesia I'll mostly likely explore there.
 

Bacon

Administrator
That sounds nasty. Again you wonder how widespread this is and whether these stories might be exaggerated or not. You hear similar accounts of PI and yet people who have been there often tell me to ignore them and just exercise common sense. Not that there is that great an appeal to go to Lombok beyond nice beaches.
 
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