Cruise to Lombok from Padang Bai Harbour in east Bali is available by fast boat and public ferry on regular schedule.
Lombok with only 35 minutes flight from Denpasar, you will have a great time to discover another paradise island in Indonesia. You can also go there by ferry from Padang Bai harbor in Karangasem, Bali to Mataram Lombok is also famous with its white sandy beach with ocean view and quieter ambiance compared to Bali beaches. The island belongs to West Nusa Tenggara Province with Mataram as the capital city. There are a lot of Europeans prefer to visit this island more than Bali. Having white sandy beaches, there is also the second highest mountain in Indonesia called Mount Rinjani that also becomes an interesting objects to explore while you are in this hidden paradise.
Lombok also has unique culture offers to the tourists visiting this island. The natural beauty is combined with the friendly people. The people of this island mostly are Sasak people who do agriculture. The culture in this island is unique because some people practice Hindu as their belief and some other are Muslims. The handicraft is popular and has been sold in Bali and overseas. The tourists may see the villagers in Penujak, Banyumulek and Masbagik in making their handicraft and pottery. Those places are located about one hour from Mataram by car.