A friend and I are going to Thailand-Indonesian between the 27th of december and the 4th of february...Seems to be the best time to go to Thailand but we are not pretty sure about Indonesian...we are intending to go this way in Indonesian: Jakarta-Bali-Lombok (this just to set the basics) ... this might be the last 3 weeks of january...would you recommend this specifically area on this time on the year??
Normally Indonesia will be in rainy season from December to February, almost in all areas.
But weather is changing a lot these days, we've been having rains a lot these days even in our-supposed to be-dry season months.
January in Lombok should be low season. I went there last February and it was still low - means that you can bargain at accomodation
and stuffs. It rained on Gilis but mostly at night.
So, if you're really 0going there or Bali, just prepare for that kind of situation.