The comparison is misplaced for these two volcanic creations that are so significantly different in appeal and cultural makeup. Near Senggigi, trundling horses and buggies are common and the parched hillsides look more like scenic Majorca than Bali. To set the record straight, outside of its capital Mataram, Lombok is a simple and conservative island of farming and fishing communities, and with that comes a wild and natural beauty that can only be marginally compared with Bali and Java to its west. Lombok is also a smaller island. See our Lombok map.