1. Linsanity
    February 11, 2017 @ 5:44 pm

    Hey. Madhu. Beautiful experience and awesome article that I almost want to go there. I like the waterfall most and every pic you shared can be the background photo of my phone.


    • madhurimadutta
      February 13, 2017 @ 10:48 am

      Hi Lin, Thank you so much for all the appreciation. Motivates me to explore more places and write about it 🙂


  2. aloke Ghosh
    June 13, 2017 @ 4:38 pm

    excellently descriptive..makes it tempting


    • Madhurima Dutta
      June 14, 2017 @ 12:13 am

      Thank you so much. You must visit Lombok someday, it’s really a wonderful experience 🙂


  3. bev
    August 15, 2017 @ 8:09 pm

    I just got back from a weekend in Lombok and being a huge bali regular, must agree it is a breath of fresh air. Just fyi, untouched nature, gorgeous waterfalls and serenity are still to be found in Bali away from the south tourist centers of kuta and seminyak etc. In singaraja in the north, Amed in the east and menjangan/medewi in the west. Will definitely be recommending people to give Lombok a taste tho just for the almost empty white sand beaches and rugged mountain landscape 😉


    • Madhurima Dutta
      August 17, 2017 @ 12:19 am

      Hi Bev, thanks a lot for reading 🙂 Yes, I do agree that Bali does have some nice places too, in fact I feel I share a rather complicated relationship with Bali which I will write about in an article but with Lombok, its pure love haha! I love it how every part of Lombok is so beautiful and I am so glad you got a chance to see it too 🙂


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    January 18, 2018 @ 5:48 pm

    […] napping, reading. If I would have had more time, I would have also taken the ferry or a plane to travel to Lombok, an island just east of Bali and the Gili islands. It seems like a total must-visit and a bit more […]


  5. Tonkin-Travel Vietnam
    June 15, 2018 @ 7:07 pm

    Thanks for the great post! Do you think I should skip Bali and choose Lombok for my first time in Indonesia? Thanks in advance!


    • Madhurima Dutta
      June 18, 2018 @ 1:48 pm

      Hi there,

      Thanks for reading. It really depends on how much time you have and what exactly you want to see. Bali is a great combination of a lot of things: beaches, volcanoes, waterfalls, temples, cultural activities, water sports and nightlife. Lombok is relatively untouched and it has fantastic nature (beaches, villages, waterfalls, volcanoes etc) and warm people but not much of nightlife or cultural activities. Hopefully, you can cover both and then decide for yourself which one you like more 🙂


  6. Milja
    July 17, 2018 @ 4:01 pm

    Hi from Finland!

    I am planning my first solo trip, being able to stay one month.
    That`s gonna be my second time in wonderful Indonesia.
    Last time I had travel buddies, but now I am SO excited to explore something on my own!

    I also fell in love with Lombok as deeply as you did! And now I get some reminding that I should choose Lombok again. 🙂 Thanks for informative post and such great pictures!
    I am a nature lover, instead of partying an rushing between most crowded tourist attractions.
    Only thing I am not sure about, is it easy to fix a motorbike transport deals for going around there?
    I haven`t ever drove a motorbike, so I am not willing to try now. 😀

    Lombok is wonderfully green, much more untouched and authentic than its neighbour.
    Nanti baku dapa ulang, Lombok!


    • Madhurima Dutta
      January 13, 2019 @ 5:56 pm

      Hi Milja,

      Sorry I didn’t notice this earlier. So glad to hear you loved Lombok as much as you did.
      Hope you found a way to go around on motorbikes. I don’t ride them either so I can’t really say for sure. However, considering how popular it is in Southeast Asian countries like Indonesia and Vietnam, I am sure there should be great deals!

      On another note, Finland is one of my dream destinations and definitely hope to visit it someday:)


  7. Leslie
    June 4, 2019 @ 7:54 am

    Hi Madhurima,
    Thanks so much for this posting! Your experience in Tetebatu is precisely what I am looking for in Lombok. Heading that way in July, and your description is getting me more excited by the day!

    Happy travels!


    • Madhurima Dutta
      July 2, 2019 @ 4:27 pm

      Hi Leslie,

      Really glad to hear you liked the post. Lombok remains one of my favourite places till date and I often fondly look back on my days in Tetebatu. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did 🙂


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