Escapism is at its best on the divine island of Lombok, Bali’s Indonesian neighbour; packed with stunning beaches, surfing spots, dramatic volcanos and spectacular marine life. For a truly relaxing haven in this area of paradise, pick a beachfront hotel where the sound of the waves can lull you to sleep at night and in the morning, stroll onto the warm sands. Read on for our pick of the best beachfront hotels in Lombok…
Hotel Tugu Lombok
Your beachfront spot at Hotel Tugu Lombok consist of miles of pristine, virgin white sand on the beach of Sire. The resort lies on the northwest coast of Lombok, just a 15 minute boat ride from the Gili Islands and is surrounded by a tropical haven of peaceful green fields and traditional countryside.
This beautiful, boutique hotel gives guests a rather special chance to immerse themselves in the art and culture of Indonesia. The founder and designer of Tugu hotels is the owner of the biggest collection of fine Indonesian antiquities in Indonesia and the hotels are wonderfully museum-esque as a result.
The hotel boasts 400m of private white sandy beach, excellent for snorkelling and boating or just living the dream of a beachfront-life. A vast elegant pool by the sea is lined with white sun loungers and umbrellas and neighbouring the resort is a seaside 18-hole golf course. The open-air, award-winning Indonesian spa offers a truly 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 where the most breath-taking views await.
The stunningly romantic, individually furnished suites, villas and bungalows are housed in traditional and colonial-era huts. The ocean front suites and beachfront villas, particularly those with their own private plunge pool, are the best for the true beachfront experience.
Dining is a huge part of the experience at Hotel Tugu Lombok. Delectable Indonesian cuisine is served in various romantic locations around the resort; you’re spoilt for choice with 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.
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 and no TVs so relaxation and escapism is king. Facilities include 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.
Jeeva Klui Resort
This stylish, Jeeva Klui beachfront resort is located in a spacious tropical garden on Klui Beach, with views across the Indian Ocean to the island of Bali. The traditionally designed resort is built from reclaimed materials. Facilities here include a beachfront 25-metre infinity pool, an intimate oasis spa, an adults-only pool, a library, a fitness centre and two restaurants; one of which has a beachfront deck. The beachfront suites and villas all have furnished balconies or terraces and many also have 4-poster beds, outdoor showers and beach access. The villas are best for luxury travel and include open-air bathrooms, gardens, private pools and dining areas; some even have treehouse master bedrooms!
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 an array 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.
Qunci Villas Hotel
The chic Qunci Villas Hotel is located directly on the quiet Mangsit Beach, just five minutes’ drive from Senggigi, surrounded by lush greenery. There are 3 outdoor infinity pools which run parallel to the beach and offer panoramic views, there’s also a gym, a library, a spa with a soaking tub and a cascading shower and you can take a boat from just in front of the hotel. Dine in the hotel’s two restaurants, one of which is beachfront; relax at the Thai lounge bar and don’t miss the beach BBQs. The guest rooms are surrounded by gardens; choose your view from gardens, partial or full ocean views, or upgrade for a private plunge pool, or even better, a vast Luxury Villa with exceptional views from their hillside spots.
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