The Lombok Project
Lombok has always lagged behind Bali in regards to tourism. These days, Lombok is used as a stepping stone to the nearby Gili Islands. This doesn’t mean that there is nothing to do in the island. To the contrary, Lombok is an island of stunning palm-fringed, white sand beaches, and the interior of the island has majestic panoramas overlooked by Gunung Rinjani. Add to that the mystical Sasak culture and you have a perfect island holiday. There are a multitude of five star resorts and a variety of other accommodation to suit all budgets.
New Lombok International Airport (LIA) will be completed in October 2009, and A Middle-East consortium, Emaar Group, is getting a lot of support from the Indonesian government over the future plans for the development there, where $600 million will be spent to develop an integrated resort in the south tip of Lombok Island.
The Lombok Project will cover an area of 1,175 hectares located on Lombok’s Kuta Beach and consume a stretch of 17 kilometers of beach front. The project will include a marina, luxury private accommodations, and 5-star resorts. The project will be completed sometimes in 2012.