Lombok Snorkeling Tour

Lombok Snorkeling Tour: Unravel the Exotic Marine Life of Indonesia

Lombok Snorkelling Tour offers seamless opportunities to unravel the mysteries of exotic marine life as well as terrestrial biodiversity of Indonesia. One of the less explored islands in Indonesia, Lombok is popular for its pristine beaches, exquisite coral reefs, verdant mountains, majestic waterfalls and meandering streams. It comprises of 26 ‘Gillis’, which means Islands in Sasak language,  that is surrounded by glistening blue waters rich in coral reefs. Endowed with natural beauty, the island is known to host several fun-filled and adventurous sports such as surfing, snorkelling and hiking, which, in turn, makes it a perfect holiday and honeymoon destination among international tourists.

Snorkelling is the most interesting aspect of Lombok Snorkeling Tour that will for sure pump up the adrenaline level in your body. However, the main island is unfit for snorkelling and hence, you will have to travel to nearby islands, known for their breathtaking underwater experience. 

Here’s a quick guide to the must-visit spots in Lombok for snorkelling:

Lombok Snorkeling Tour: Gili Trawangan
Lombok Snorkeling Tour

Gili Trawangan: Known for its beautiful beaches and exquisite coral gardens, Gili Trawangan is situated in the northern part of Lombok Island. The calm and cool water of the sea is home to beautiful coral reefs and a variety of fish species. As you dive into the sea, you will be greeted by large shoals of colourful fish, sea turtles and many other aquatic animals. The most interesting part about snorkelling at Gilli Trawangan is that you get to swim with turtles at the Turtle Point. The best time to snorkel here is during the high tide as you might injure yourself from the rocky surface that is exposed during the low tide.

Gili Meno: Snorkel at Gili Meno to unleash the secrets buried underneath the sea. The island has several snorkelling spots situated around the northeast, west and east coasts, near to the Karma Reef. Take a boat ride to the famous Turtle Heaven to snorkel and witness the giant sea turtles resting on the sea bottom. You will be fascinated by the view of baby turtles following their parents as they swim to the surface for air. The Karma Reef is home to a lot of tropical fish, sea stars, beautiful corals and moray eels.

Lombok Snorkelling Tour also provides the best snorkelling experience around the world-famous Nest, which is an underwater statue park that constitutes of 48 human sculptures placed in a circular formation, representing different phases of life. You can even book a snorkel trip that will include a short stop at the Nest. These statues are now home to several marine animals.  

Gili Air: To get an awesome experience of snorkelling at the shore, travel to Gili Air. One of the well-known spots for snorkelling here is the Hans Reef. You will be thrilled to get a glimpse of Black Tip Reef Sharks, Parrotfish and Butterflyfish.  You can also snorkel at the Frog Point but this place is quite deep and might not be suitable for amateur snorkelers. Here, you can spot sea turtles and trumpet fish. Snorkelling at the Nemo City, located on the southern end of the island, should not be missed. It a shallow coral garden rich in aquatic flora and fauna and snorkelling here is fit for all age groups.  

Other less explored but quite attractive places for snorkelling in Lombok are Gili Gede, Gili Lawang, Gili Sulak, Gili Kondo and Gili Bidara. Lombok Snorkelling Tour ensures that all the important snorkelling spots are covered during the tour so that you get the best and memorable snorkelling experience.

In addition to Lombok Snorkeling Tour, you can opt for Komodo island Tour from Lombok for yet another round of thrilling snorkelling and diving experience. As a part of this tour, you can snorkel at various spots such as Turtle City, Manta Point, Batu Bolong and Tatawa Besar, and simultaneously get captivated by the sight of corals, mantas, sea turtles and other marine life forms.

Honeymoon in Lombok

Lombok Snorkeling Tour: Gili Island
Lombok Snorkeling Tour

What’s better than visiting a place where you can spend quality time with your partner, partaking in cool activities together and strengthening the bonding like never before!  Lombok is one such romantic getaway that features a lot of activities and places to visit for married couples. The island is packed with luxurious and 5-star hotels that overlook beautiful beaches and the sea. You will get to spend cosy time with your other half and simultaneously, get impressed by a fine dining facility and the view from the hotel. You can also ask the managers at the hotel (if they offer) to arrange a romantic dinner overlooking the beach and the setting sun. Moreover, make your honeymoon Lombok adventurous and memorable by snorkelling with your partner at various snorkelling spots or hiking through the dense tropical forests.

Snorkelling Itinerary for Lombok Island

Be it married couples travelling to Lombok for their honeymoon or the usual adventure enthusiasts or wanderlust, snorkelling is a must-do activity for all. Here’s a sample itinerary included in Lombok tours package that you can follow to make your snorkelling experience extraordinary:

You can hire a private tour guide or request your hotel managers to arrange a guide at a reasonable rate. Leave early for Nipah Bay, which is the closest port for Gili Islands. Once you reach Gili Trawangan, you can explore its beauty and hike around its lush green forest for an hour or so. Get immersed in its serene ambience and bath in the comforting rays of the sun. Undertake snorkelling at the Turtle Heaven and get mesmerised by the exquisite sight of marine flora and fauna.

Next, you will be taken to Gili Meno and here, you can snorkel amongst the underwater human statues of the Nest. Swim to Karma Reef and spot beautiful corals and different marine animals. Post lunch, you can head to Gili Air where you can relax on the moist beach, and later prepare for another round of snorkelling. Here, you can even feed the fish while snorkelling and when you do so, you will be surrounded by thousands of tiny fish. After a blissful day at the beaches, you can retreat to your hotel and end your Lombok Snorkelling Tour.  

Best Time to Visit Lombok

Lombok experiences pleasant weather with the temperature hovering around 30 degrees Celsius throughout the year. However, there is high humidity in the air during the rainy season that lasts from November to March. The best time to visit Lombok for snorkelling is during the dry season that begins in June and ends in mid-October.

The peak snorkelling season is soon to start, hurry and book your tickets to Lombok! Feel free to contact us and know more about exciting snorkelling spots in Lombok.

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