BY TRAVELLERS’ CHOICE – BEST OF THE BEST DESTINATIONS
Indonesia has been honored as the second-best destination in the world for the year 2024 by the Travelers’ Choice Awards Best of the Best winners. These awards recognize destinations with hotels, restaurants, and activities that have garnered a substantial number of exceptional reviews and opinions from the community over a 12-month period. Best of the Best is a prestigious accolade, granted to less than 1% of Tripadvisor’s 8 million listings, symbolizing the highest level of travel excellence.
Among the distinguished winners, Lombok stands out as it has been selected as the best nature destination in the world for 2024. According to travelers, if Lombok were situated anywhere else, it would undoubtedly be on everyone’s bucket list. However, its proximity to Bali has kept it somewhat under the radar. Yet, this works in favor of Lombok, offering secluded coves, an uninterrupted stretch of cream-colored beaches, and waterfalls cascading through its remarkably lush foliage without the usual crowds.
Lombok’s allure extends to encounters with wild macaques in the trees of Baun Pusak or leisurely floating with green and hawksbill turtles around Gili Meno, all without the sense of a queue forming behind you. Distinguishing itself from Bali, Lombok boasts Mount Rinjani, an active volcano featuring a massive lake within its caldera. Embarking on an early morning hike allows you to witness the breathtaking sunrise over the sea.