Lombok is a budding tourist destination near Bali in Indonesia. Enjoy the freedoms that come with being on a tiny, practically unknown island, but do it responsibly.
Secret Garden Restaurant
This lovely little restaurant tucked away on the outskirts of Senggigi is run by a Belgian lady (who loves scuba diving) with a mixed international & local cuisine variety on the menu. The restaurant is set outdoors next to a lovely romanesque pool, and the ambience and setting make for a romantic meal. Take a taxi as it is off the beaten track.
On Trawangen, try to find out where the party will be that night – it’s usually advertised on trees and notice boards. Because there are no police on the island, mushroom omelets, drinks, pizzas, etc. are sold openly.
Lombok’s version of a Hard Rock Cafe is located right in the heart of Senggigi, just beside Ray hotel and across the street from the Lina hotel. The Marina Cafe features live entertaiment and a blended local and western menu. There are two floors, with a pool table on the upper floor. Open nightly, there’s an entrance fee that includes one drink.
Senggigi Road has most of the nightclubs, and all the joints are near each other. Try Papaya Cafe, Happy Cafe or Bukit Sengigi disco. There’s no dress code.
Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about Lombok nightlife.