Lombok – an island east of Bali, but less famous than its neighbor. Whilst every year millions of tourists are flocking to Bali, many places on Lombok are still untouched.
It is almost like mass tourism is still unknown even though Lombok offers many empty and often isolated dream beaches, charming people, tasty food, and fantastic nature.
Here are some places that we vouch for should you travel there next.
They say you’ll find the four S at Jeeva Klui, the Sea, Sun, Smiles, and Serenity, and it rings so true for this “Soul of Klui.” The resort is perfectly positioned along an uninterrupted stretch of curving beach, making it a blend of an exotic of sea, tropical foliage, and local culture framed by the natural beauty of Klui Beach.
Jeeva Klui runs under the flagship of Jeeva Resorts, committing to provide the finest guest experience with exceptional dining and exemplary service marked by Jeeva’s gracious hospitality. The very appealing design is modern, but also traditional, with carvings and sculptures mixed with paths made of wood. Each room is spacious and airy, and boasts panoramic views of the gardens and/or sea from the balcony.
Opt for the deluxe pool villas for maximum comfort. They also have gorgeous ocean-front villas for couples and honeymooners as well if you want to splurge a little bit more.
Katamaran Hotel and Resort
Katamaran Resort is perched right on the beach front of the exquisite Mangsit Beach in Senggigi, Lombok. The location allows you to roam around as it is surrounded by a few cafés are within walking distance. However, the pristine ocean, lush landscape, offers a sanctuary escape from reality – a world of tranquility and inspiration.
The hotel faces a broad stretch of beach with inviting waves. If you travel with family, the Ocean View Suites are spacious enough for two double beds, and offer genuine seascapes from the balconies. Should you need more privacy and space at the same time, the bright and airy Tropical Pool Villas have one or two bedrooms. Either way, suites and villas are designed with a tasteful décor. The most appealing spot (or, as millenials like to call it: Instagramable) iss the beach-side split-level pool with unusual glass sides, and lounge chairs lying in the shallow ends. For guest activities, The Katamaran offers cooking classes and island tours, as well as free yoga classes.
Sheraton Senggigi Beach Resorts
This Luxury resort is renowned with its prime location and sublime beach. You’ll spot the genuine traditional touches, such as artefacts lining the corridors and sculptures around the pool. The Deluxe seaside rooms boast dramatic ocean views, the Family suites are grand with gigantic dining table, and two extensive balconies overlooking the pool. The resort’s private beach is made perfect with lagoon-shaped pools and decking.
If you feel like going out for a drink or two numerous cafés/shops are lining on the outskirts of Senggigi, making them a walking distance spot.
Sheraton Senggigi|Jl. Raya Senggigi No.Km. 8, Senggigi, Batu Layar, Lombok| Call: + 623 706 93333
The Oberoi Lombok
With it being located on the white sandy shores of Medana Beach you will be able to enjoy leisurely walks, enjoying sunset views, and get the adrenaline pumping with exhilarating water sports. The resort it set, perfectly manicured within twenty-four acres of landscaped gardens with an infinity pool that seems to melt into the ocean, and fine international dining selections.
The pavilions at Oberoi feature a stylish wooden floor, traditional décor and comfortable-sized balcony. Those with garden views are reminiscent of villas in an African game park, while the ones with sea views are more appealing. Some of the one- and two-bedroom villas are equipped with private pools, all with a lush garden courtyard and sunken marble bath. Numerous activities are available, with yoga class as complimentary. The Oberoi is quite remote but a number of shops in the nearby village can be your easy walk destination should you feel the urge to explore a little.
The Oberoi| Medana Beach,, Tanjung| Call: +62 370 6138444
Quinci Villas Hotel
Pronounced kunci (key in Indonesian), Qunci is delightful resort is nestled in a curved bay at Mangsit, only a 10-minute drive taxi from Senggigi. Each of the bright and airy rooms feature a divine window-side sofa, open-air garden bathroom with pebble floor, a veranda/ adorned with modern art (not to everyones taste). All rooms face the gardens or sea. For utmost privacy, the spacious villas further up the hill contain up to three bedrooms and an elegant outdoor lounge area overlooking a private pool. The trio of Infinity pools just metres from the sea are surrounded by attractive wooden decking, creaking from abundant lounge chairs.
Qunci welcomes families and offers a range of intriguing activities, with a particular focus on traditional pottery, cooking and painting, with three different dining options, offering a wide variety of Asian Seafood and Mediterranean cuisines.
Qunci Villas|Jl. Raya Mangsit – Senggigi Km. 5, Mangsit, Senggigi| +62 370 693800
Hotel Tugu Lombok
The resort’s signature traditional holy-water blessing on arrival sets the right tone for this remarkable resort. Designed with an omnipresent Hindu influence, specifically chapters from the romantic epic of the Mahabharata, some villas are also part of a reconstructed 150-year-old Chinese-Lombok village.
The beach is perfect for snorkeling and the sand is dotted with lanterns, huts and hammocks, and the two gorgeous Infinity pools seem to stretch into the sea. The secluded suites feature a private pool and divine open-air bathroom, but the antique furniture is impractical, while the spacious villas contain an unusual copper-lined bath. Magical, downright too eerie in a nice way, we’d like to call the feel of this place.
Tugu Lombok| Jl. Pantai Sire No.Desa, Sigar Penjalin| Call: +62 361 6138444
This cosy collection of villas, rooms and bungalows is subtlety luxe yet laidback, with swinging hammocks and thatched huts lining up among the palm-filled gardens. Eclectic furniture, arts and crafts, and feature feet-cooling tiled floors, an open-air garden bathroom and sliding doors facing the pool are the key features of the rooms.
Opt for Kies Villas and its two bedrooms if you travel with family and make use of the kitchen and private pool. There are also the twin-level bungalows with living/kitchen area below and but the bedroom upstairs, if you travel with friends. If you want to walk in and around the neighborhood, Kies is only 10 minutes on foot from shops/cafés and another 10 minutes to the beach.
Kies Villas| Jl. Sawe-Batu Riti, Kuta, Pujut| +62 370 6158222