Lombok Real Estate for Sale
Lombok in Indonesia is indeed a newly discovered paradise for property seekers and investors. This is mainly because of its pristine and immaculate beaches,
amazing landscape with fantastic panoramic views. In addition, many real
estate buyers can still acquire beach land, villa and home property in Lombok
for reasonable and affordable prices. Many prospective property investors select
Lombok because of the serenity, clear aquamarine oceans, white sand beaches and
the friendliness the Island has to offer.
Lombok is seeing a renewed popularity since late 2005 with many house and villa developments built or being build in and around Senggigi, Sekotong and Kuta in South Lombok. Because of this recent fame, selling prices for real estate are subsequently on the increase.
The south of the island has also become more preferable with private and corporate investors because of the new international airport, which was officially opened in October 2011.
Qatari Diar, property arm of Qatar's sovereign wealth fund, is likely to win the bid for a $600 million tourism project in Lombok, Gita Wirjawan, Indonesia's investment chief, said in 2011.
"The Qataris are the most serious bidder as they have met the local government," Wirjawan said. Read more...
Lombok is about three-quarters the size of Bali and is estimated to have, surprisingly, approximately 2.5 million inhabitants making it slightly more densely populated than Bali. As well, Lombok lies only 8o (375km) South of the equator. As such, the weather is tropical. Days are almost universally 12 hours long with sunrise at approximately 6:20 a.m. and sunset at 6:30 p.m. depending on the time of year. The daytime temperature averages between 27o C to 32o C (80o F to 90o F) along the western coastal area (the main tourist venue). Average temperature inland is 29o C to 34o C. Moreover, if you plan to climb Mt. Rinjani bring a sweater, at 3,726 meters it is Indonesia's second tallest mountain and gets surprisingly cold up there.
Lombok's tropical monsoon climate has two distinct seasons; dry (May to September) and wet (October to March). Monsoon refers to the wind, not the rain. However, even in the wet monsoon the rain tends to be localized and short lived. Weather-wise May, June and July are generally considered the best.