Lombok is culturally diverse but quieter sister of Bali . West Lombok has a large Balinese Hindu minority that gives this part of Lombok a distinct flair. It is home to the Balinese era royal palace and several large Balinese Hindu temples. South and East Lombok on the other hand are more traditional Sasak areas. North Lombok is home to Mount Rinjani, Indonesia’s second largest volcano. Considered to be sacred by many inhabitants of both Lombok and Bali, and is where you will find vestiges of an animist culture in daily rituals and practices. Lombok is a culturally distinct and virtually undeveloped island that has numerous unique offerings for travellers.