Lombok is a fraction smaller than Bali across the Strait and is noticeably more quiet and peaceful. The pace here is unhurried and pretty laid-back. West Lombok is lush and green with numerous white sand beaches and picturesque bays. The north of the island is a heavily forested mountain range of mostly old growth, and comprising thirteen peaks, including Indonesia’s second tallest volcano, Mt Rinjani. The Rinjani National Park has won numerous eco-tourism awards and the mountains offer a kalidescope of waterfalls, rivers, and jungle vegetation, all perfect for trekking or mountain biking. While the south is quite dry, it has some of the best surfing spots in the world, and some of its most exciting dive sites.