Lombok lies next to the popular island of Bali. It belongs to West Nusa Tenggara Province of Indonesia where the capital city Mataram is in the island of Lombok itself and the famous Komodo dragons island just east of the province.
Most of the hotels are located on the west coast and concentrated at Senggigi area, no problem for food and public buses from the airport to Senggigi especially for backpackers. At Tanjung, further north from Senggigi, there is a recently opened small hotel called Mina Tanjung Hotel. Nice and quiet, a good place to relax next to the sea but apparently no choice at all for eating out except at the hotel restaurant. Then there is Kuta, not the one in Bali but a beach in south of Lombok which is said to be pristine and a place for a good quality of surf. Last but not least, there is Mount Rinjani, fifth highest mountain in all indonesia.
This is my first time in Lombok and I am looking forward to tour part of it tomorrow.