If you’re seeking a blissful beach escape then look no further than Lombok; Bali’s Indonesian neighbour. Known for its stunning beaches, surfing spots, majestic volcano and spectacular marine life, it’s also home to some beautiful luxury hotels; read on for our pick of the best…
Hotel Tugu Lombok
Located on the pristine, white sands of Sire beach and surrounded by peaceful green fields and traditional country scenes, Hotel Tugu is an idyllic, Hindu-inspired, luxury boutique hotel where you can relax and unwind in a blissful environment. The hotel is located 2km from Lombok Golf Kosaido Country Club and 7km from Bangsal Ferry Terminal.
The suites, villas and bungalows that become home during your stay are housed in traditional and colonial-era huts. They are beautiful rooms, individually furnished with Indonesian antiques that perfectly represent the hotel’s philosophy of preserving the art and cultural history of the local area. Although all the rooms are spacious and beautifully decorated, the ocean front suites and those with their own private plunge pool are the most popular.
A vast elegant pool lined with white sun loungers and umbrellas sits right next to the beautiful beach and neighbouring this tropical haven is a seaside 18-hole golf course. The open-air temple spa offers a truly beautiful and unique spot to enjoy treatments and massages; relax in the Jacuzzi tub while gazing out at the Indian Ocean or practise yoga or meditation on the temple roof. The hotel also lay on a range of activities, from cooking classes to surfing and waterfall treks – you needn’t be short of things to do, unless you’d prefer it that way of course!
Dining is quite the experience at Hotel Tugu Lombok. Delectable Indonesian cuisine is served in 6 romantic locations around the hotel; how about a romantic picnic breakfast with a sunrise view, a private barbeque on the beach or dinner under moonlight on the roof of the spa temple. Paradise never tasted so good!
The Lombok Lodge
The chic Lombok Lodge resort lies perched on a hill overlooking the sea. The resort is 90 minutes from the airport or 8km from the Bangsal Ferry Terminal. Accommodation consists of 9 stylish, contemporary lodges; all enjoy sea-view private wooden terraces. Tech is top-notch here; free Wi-Fi, 32-inch smart TVs, Bose speaker systems, iPod docking stations, DVD players and iPads are included as standard. There’s a beautiful 25-metre infinity pool, a spa, an open-air yoga pavilion, a bar and an a la carte restaurant which serves a fine selection of Indonesian and international dishes.
The Oberoi Lombok
This luxury Oberoi Lombok is set on 10 acres of tropical gardens with a small private beach and lies 8km from the Bangsal Ferry Terminal. Accommodation is housed in thatched-roof pavilions, all have private terraces and either garden or ocean views. The outdoor bathrooms have sunken soaking tubs. Upgrade to a villa for a private garden or private pool. The lagoon infinity pool has a beach view and there’s a spa, gym and tennis court. The open-air restaurant provides serene views and serves regional and Western cuisine.
Puri Mas Spa Resort
The upscale Puri Mas Spa beachfront resort is designed to resemble a traditional Indonesian village. Located in the Mangsit area of Lombok it is 2.4km from Senggigi and a 1.5 hour drive from the airport. There are 40 stylish and authentic rooms which vary from rustic bungalows to stunning private villas with pools. Upgrade to a suite to enjoy a 4-poster bed and a terrace with a daybed. There are no children under 12, no TVs and no onsite spa or fitness room, but there are 2 pools (an infinity pool and a lap pool), a yoga garden, an art gallery and a diving school. The Indonesian restaurant offers beautiful ocean views looking towards Bali.
5. Sheraton Senggigi Beach Resort
The Sheraton Senggigi Beach Resort is a great option if you plan to bring the kids. This resort is located in downtown Senggigi and offers a heap of activities and a beachfront setting surrounded by tropical landscaped gardens. There are 154 modern rooms, upgrade to enjoy garden access and an ocean view; the suites add living rooms and the 2-bedroom villas offer kitchenettes, private pools and beach access. The lagoon-style pool with swim-up bar is a highlight and there’s also a tropical spa, a fitness room, tennis courts, two restaurants and the Sunset Bar; the place to go to enjoy a cocktail and panoramic views.
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