This full-color, first edition guide to the increasingly popular Indonesian islands of Bali and Lombok offers an insider's look at the islands' best beaches, temples, and outdoor adventures
Whether you're seeking serenity on a sandy beach, learning to freedive, or trekking to the top of a volcano, a spiritual adventure awaits with MOON BALI & LOMBOK. Inside you'll find:
* Flexible itineraries including a week in Bali or Lombok and a two-week island-hopping itinerary covering Bali, Lombok, and the Gili Islands
* Strategic advice for surfers, spiritual and wellness travellers, culture mavens, and more
* Must-see highlights and unique experiences: Hire a scooter and cruise past stunning rice terraces, breathe in the smell of incense and witness the Balinese Hindu rituals at Lempuyang Temple, or marvel at the cliff-top temple of Uluwatu. Crack open a fresh coconut, order authentic mie goreng from a food stand, and swap stories with local Sasak people over a thick cup of coffee. Dance until dawn at a beachfront bar or escape the crowds and find solitude on a black sand beach
* Outdoor adventures: Trek through rainforests to the summit of Mount Rinjani and watch the sunrise peek over the caldera rim. Swim with manta rays and sea turtles, scuba dive among shipwrecks and coral reefs, or surf the legendary waves
* How to experience Bali and Lombok like an insider, support local and sustainable businesses, avoid over-tourism, and respectfully engage with the culture
* Expert insight from Chantae Reden, a writer with deep ties to both islands, on where to eat, how to get around, and where to stay, from guest cottages and beach bungalows to luxurious resorts
* Full-colour photos and detailed maps throughout
* Reliable background information on the landscape, climate, wildlife, and history, as well as common customs and etiquette
* Handy tools including Balinese, Sasak, and Indonesian phrasebooks, packing suggestions, and travel tips for families with kids, seniors, travellers with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ travellers
With MOON BALI & LOMBOK's practical tips and local know-how, you can plan your trip your way.
Exploring more of Asia? Check out Moon Vietnam or Moon Japan.