Lombok is a popular tourist destination in Indonesia, just east of Bali. With a population of around 3 million, the majority of people living on Lombok are Muslim (Bali is 90% Hindu). Popular spots to visit on Lombok include Kuta Beach (obviously different than Bali’s Kuta Beach), the Gili Islands (Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno, Gili Tepekong, and Gili Air), and Mawi Beach. Lombok is also a world-class surfing destination in its own right, and as Bali becomes increasingly crowded, many surfers are heading east to catch an uncrowded wave.
Underwater photos of the sea turtles on Gili Trawangan, Gili Air, and Gili Meno in Lombok.