The main jumping off point for Sumbawa and a host of other tropical eastern islands, east part of Lombok as a destination in its own right, as well and truly under the radar.From the southern foothills of mount Rinjani to the arid south, there are few established tourist facilities but an abundance of colourful traditional life and culture The landscape is a patchwork of rolling fields of copra, coffee, tobacco and rice, while along the coast, pearl, seaweed and lobster farms nestle alongside isolated black volcanic sand beaches.
In the local market towns and tiny villages that do the countryside, traditional arts and crafts are still very much alive and well.Pringasela, Loyok and Suradadi villages produce renowned woven garments, bamboo and wood carvings respectively and the whole region is steeped in the heritage of age-old Sasak dance and music. There are a handful of small beach resorts dotted along the coastline fringed by scenic beaches that are both awe inspiring and almost always completely deserted. If this wasn’t quite enough, East Lombok is also home to that all too rare pleasure a real life castaway experience. Inviting close to the shore are dozens of tiny and islands, known as Gilis.Most are uninhabited & all can boast pure tranquility, picture beach and sensational snorkelling.
East Part of Lombok there is a lot to see and do in East Lombok,though most visitors tend to pack it all in on a day tour from the Coast Better, take it slow,spend a few days exploring and the people, art, culture and scenery will really leave a lasting impression. As long as a throbbing nightlife is not a priority, there is something for everyone. For a little art introduction to East Lombok, head to the celebrated pottery centre of Masbagik and the neighbouring village of Bunjeruk, noted as the centre of lombok puppet culture, Just a short drive is the commercial hub of selong a great for street market bargain hunters and a few interesting examples of old Dutch colonial architecture. Selong as capital town in east part of lombok.
A cool place & fresh air delightful mountain village of Sapit or Tete Batu, surrounded by monkey and lovely view of Mt Rinjani. The main coastal settlement here is Labuhan Lombok, a busting local market town that doubles as the transit point for the short ferry ride across to Sumbawa island provice west nusa tenggara also. From here the view across the Alas Strait are sublime and you want to be a castaway for a day simply charter an outrigger boat to one of the nearby off shore islands, such as Gili Kondo or Gili Lampu both dream tranquil and boasting superb reef snorkeling place.