Lombok has basically two seasons - wet and dry. The wet season generally occurs from November through to February, with heavy monsoon rainfall and cloud. During this time it can be quite humid but still hot. The dry season from March to October can still experience rain but is generally fine, clear and hot with average temperatures around 28"C. Around August and September it can also be quite breezy. The best months for good surf are June , July and August.
The national language is Bahasa Indonesia and various dialects are also spoken throughout Indonesia. English is taught as a second language in all schools. English is widely spoken in most tourist areas and generally wherever you travel no matter how remote, someone can be found who speaks English. There is usually no shortage of locals wanting to try out their English skills.
the main religion of Lombok is Muslim although there is also a Hindu population particularly in the tourist areas.
Kuta Beach in Lombok is unrelated to the Balinese namesake and although it is usually the place that most surfers choose to stay, it is nothing like the often crowded Kuta beach in Bali. Kuta beach is a long stretch of brilliant white sands that like many of the Beaches on the south coast of Lombok is phenomenally beautiful and straight out of a tropical dream. Kuta beach Lombok remains quiet and tranquil with some awesome restaurants and incredible scenery where with the slightest walk in any direction leading you into true tropical paradise. The beaches are white with crystal clear water that is flat and calm and protected by offshore reefs that provide fun for the surfers . Kuta beach can also be spelt Kute beach' or Pantai Kute' in case of confusion and here you will find some marvelous rocky outcrops and cliffs that separate the beaches and wonderful hills that are laced with tropical woodlands with breathtaking views.
The surf in the south of Lombok has it all from waves for beginners to some of the best surf in Indonesia. however Kuta is only the base for surfers, to reach the spots a small road or boat journey is in order. It is also possible to hire a surfboard or boogie board although most people choose to bring their own as often the rent boards are in very bad condition, this being said it is still possible to seek out a good one if you know what your looking for or if not, if employ the help of one of our surfguides who does. There are over 17 different surfbreaks that can be accessed from Kuta Beach with waves catering for intermediate to experienced levels of surfers also depending on the wave sizes. Lombok is well renowned as being like Bali was 20 years ago, so if you want to get away from the busy streets of Bali and enjoy some of the best locations for surfing in the world. Lombok should be high up on your Surfing Holiday Destinations list.
LOMBOK SURFARI - has something for everyone
How it works: You will be picked up from your hotel early morning and transferred to the airport for your flights to Lombok. The flight is just 20minutes in Duration. On arrival in Lombok our surfguide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to KUTA BEACH where your accommodation is.. on check in to your room - You will immediately get ready cause you will be going surfing. You will go surfing before and after lunch, everyday you are there except for your first and last day as by the time you get to your accommodation on day 1 will be around midday and on your last day you will have to be at the airport around midday..
HOTEL FACILITIES: Located on the southern shores of Lombok at Kuta Beach,
this resort property is one of the best locations and resorts in Indonesia.
With 77 air conditioned rooms with private garden views, or treat yourself
to stay in one of the 25 villas. "Spice Market", Novotel Lombok Resort &
Villas's open-air beachfront restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and a daily
themed buffet dinner with daily evening entertainment shows. Enjoy the sea
breeze in a casual relaxed atmosphere with a range of cocktails, coolers and
tropical drinks at Novotel Lombok's Breeze Bar. There are 3 pools, In Balance Spa, a busy
daily activity program, and the Kids Club. Baby sitting available, shops and
beauty salon, Interconnecting rooms, internet access, fitness centre and
ROOM FACILITIES: Superior, Deluxe and all Villas have air conditioning,
fridge/minibar, satellite TV, in-house movies, IDD phone, room service
(24hrs), hairdryer, in-room safe and tea/coffee making facilities.
BREAKFAST: AMERICAN BREAKFAST SUPPLIED
Return hotel to airport transfers in Bali and Lombok
Return airfare Bali - Lombok
Minimum of 4 nights at NOVOTEL LOMBOK you choice of Room/Villa type including Breakfast.
Surftrips: Fully guided Lombok Surftrips daily.
1st and last day (1 surf trip) all other days 2 surf trips.
How they work: On the first day you will be met by your surfguide on arrival to set you up with your surfing program for the following day. With surfbreak reports and locations, tide report etc…For the afternoon surf………. EVERYDAY you will have a driver and vehicle and surf guide ready to take you to the best surf location depending on the conditions. All transportation is included (car and boat) as well as the surf guide to show you the way and make sure the locals don't take all the waves… On your last day you will have time for a morning surf before you check out from your room. Store your luggage in reception and then head off for another surf. Before you are transferred back to the airport.. Where you will be met by our rep on arrival into bali and transferred to your hotel