Parties will take place all over the islands, with live bands performing renditions of Indonesian melodies as well as well-known pop songs well into the night. Crowds of people will be in festive spirit as they bar hop through the main tourist area checking out each of the parties.
Bars and clubs will be packed as holidaymakers enjoy cocktails and dance the night away.
Fantastic firework displays can be seen for miles and light up the island’s beaches as hotels compete to be the best. On the beach front, visitors can dance on raised platforms or sit back and relax on the soft sand along a beach lit with lanterns and fire torches.
Fire throwers provide the entertainment as guests enjoy the BBQs along the beach with locals cooking up fresh seafood and imported meats.
At the turn of the New Year confetti is thrown by the locals and hotels host ceremonies where baby turtles are freed back into the ocean after local sellers have nurtured them to health.
Hotels on the island report full bookings at this time of year, especially around the tourist strip of Senggigi. Backpackers and partygoers will check into cheap Lombok hotels on the beach so as not to miss out on the action.
Lek Boonlert, marketing head at DirectRooms.com commented: “Lombok will host a stunning New Year celebration with tourists and locals alike welcoming the New Year in style. To avoid missing out, visitors should book well in advance to guarantee a room during this busy period.”
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