Lombok Travel Basics
WiFi Availability: WiFi is not as readily available as it is in Bali. You can expect WiFi if you are staying at one of the larger hotel chains, homestays might not have any on offer.
They are working on their internet and connectivity though, so always ask at the cafes and restaurants as you might be in luck.
Airports: Lombok International Airport (abbreviated to LIA with the IATA code “LOP”) is the main airport in Lombok.
The airport is close to Kuta (25 minutes), and around a 1 ½ hours drive from Senggigi.
Visa Required: Visitors to Lombok can get a free visa on arrival for 30 days.
International Driver’s License Accepted? You won’t need an international driver’s license to drive around Lombok (but we still recommend that you have one – just in case).
Most visitors to Lombok either rent private drivers or simply rent a scooter for their holiday.
Is it Safe? We found that Lombok was a safe destination to explore. They do on occasion have some unrest between religions.
Lombok with kids
Lombok is an easy Asian island to travel to with kids. We visited Lombok when our youngest was only 2 months old.
You won’t find any baby hire here though, and neither will highchairs be available in any of the restaurants or cafes.
So make sure that you take your own baby gear with you. You can find our recommended list of baby gear here.
We also recommend that you check with your doctor to find out what vaccines might be required.
There are some gorgeous family-oriented hotels and resorts in Lombok; some of which offer kids clubs and/or free kid-stay deals.
Lombok Travel Guides
Lombok is one of the most beautiful countries to visit in Asia. So to help you get started with your planning, you can find all our travel guides on what to do in Lombok below:
Where to Stay in Lombok
You can find some of our reviews of where we have stayed in Lombok below:
How to Get to Lombok from Bali
It is pretty easy and fairly cheap to get from Lombok to Bali. You can read our extensive guide on your options for travel here.
Find all of our Lombok Travel Blog Posts Below: