Useful information : When to go, Getting around
When to go
On Lombok, the dry season is characterised by a very hot, dry climate everywhere. Between April and October, you will only find relief from the heat if you go diving in the sea in the Gili archipelago or if you climb up to the top of the Rinjani. In terms of budget, the peak season runs from July-August, the European holiday period. Indonesians generally go sightseeing from mid-June-mid-July.
The picture changes from November to March during the rainy season, when the weather is hot and humid. During this period, you will of course have to contend with almost daily rainfall, but in compensation, you will be able to witness two iconic festivals: Nyale in February at Kuta and Pekelem, during the full moon in October or November, a Hindu pilgrimage to Mount Rinjani. You may also want to remember that Lombok is a popular destination with Australians at Christmas time!
Lombok's International Airport is in Martaram.
By boat – Boarding in Bali, arrival in Gili; boarding in Sumbawa, arrival in Labuhan Lombok (Kayangan).