Lombok is an Indonesian island that belongs to the Lesser Sunda Islands. It is located in the Indian Ocean east of Bali and west of Sumbawa. It covers an area of 4,725 km² and has 2.4 million inhabitants. The capital is Mataram. The city has about 365,000 inhabitants  and is located on the west side of the island. Senggigi, halfway between Mataram and the Gili Islands. Lombok is a bit smaller than Bali, is much less touristy and the population is less prosperous. However, the island is completely different. Nature is pristine, the beaches paradise and the cities quieter. Rice and tobacco fields, volcanoes and clear blue bays form the backdrop. The unique culture of the Islamic Sasaks completes the picture. Discover the island with a vacation to Lombok.