Dominated by the purple peaks of the Rinjani mountain range and the majesty of Lombok's famous volcano, Gunung Rinjani, the north of the island offers stunning landscapes and long curves of deserted beaches. Jungles and rainforest with towering plantations of mahogany and teak provide ample opportunity for trekking and ecotourism. North Lombok is generally undeveloped and allows travelers to get a sense of the history and traditional roots of the island. Don't expect tourist markets or restaurants and bars catering to Westerners.