East Nusa Tenggara is the southernmost province of Indonesia.
It comprises the eastern portion of the Lesser Sunda Islands, facing the Indian Ocean in the south and the Flores Sea in the north.
This part of Indonesia is where tourists love to explore because of its quiet, rural feel. You are the type who doesn’t like the hustle and bustle of the city, you will enjoy your stay in Tenggara.
To get the best of this city, here are some of the places and things you should do.
Take a local boat trip from Flores Island to Lombok
There are many boat trips from Lombok to Flores Island, and the experience can be absolutely amazing.
From luxurious, air-conditioned cabins, to cuddling with your shipmates on the open-air deck every night, there’s definitely something for everybody.
The boat trips are fun and overall a unique experience but make sure you pick a reputable one as the waves could be rough at times, and shipwrecks have been reported in the past.
Stay in a beach bungalow
There are so many cute beach bungalows that are affordable on Lombok, in the Gilis, and in Sumbawa, so why not? There are so many options on Airbnb to book from.
See the rice fields from Bukit Selong’s wooden star
See the beautiful rice fields from Bukit Selong’s wooden star. It’s a pretty cool and nice place to relax after an early morning hike, or as your one and only hike in the area.
Visit Semeti Beach
Most of the beaches on the south side won’t have a sunset view, except for Semeti Beach
It’s a little bumpy to get there, but if you’re confident on a motorbike, don’t miss this one as you will truly enjoy the beautiful scene.
See the Komodo Dragons on Komodo Island
It’s the only place in the world where you can see the Komodo Dragons, so obviously it has to be on your bucket list.
Komodo Island is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that close to 2000 Komodo Dragons call home.
They roam freely on the island, can smell blood, and move fast. Make sure you follow the rangers when visiting them!