Explore coral reefs, scale volcanic craters or discover the island on horseback

The island, with its coral reefs, is a favourite destination for divers, and one of the best dive spots is right outside Pondok Santi. There are plenty of dive shops on the beachfront where you can hire equipment, and arrange a boat trip. You don’t need a boat for snorkeling though, and there’s plenty of colourful coral and marine life to discover from the beachfront, including turtles, clown fish and many more! If surfing is your thing, Pondok Santi is the perfect place, with a surf break right off the beach. For a couple of hours either side of high tide, you can paddle out and enjoy the waves. The island also offers riding and kayaking, and there are two spas on the island, where you can enjoy facials, massage and other beauty treatments. Lombok is just 20 minutes way by boat – a great destination for a game of golf, exploring the markets or a hike up Mt Rinjani, the island’s active volcano. It’s a two-day excursion to the crater rim (with a local guide), but the stunning views of the crater lake are worth every step, and if you’re lucky, you’ll see deer, parrots and macaques.