Mirage or Oasis?For many years touted as the next Bali, Lombok has remained pretty much unchanged. The island of Lombok is 4,725 square kilometres, part of the Lesser Sunda Islands and home to almost 3.5 million people. Increasingly holiday makers are growing weary of Bali’s crowds, traffic and beach braids and look to Lombok’s dramatic labyrinth of turquoise bays, white sand and world-class surf breaks as a superior destination to get in touch with their zen!. But things are changing rapidly in Lombok with an estimated $800 million of direct investment set to transform this island paradise. We have seen the start of the Lombok “boom”.