Road to Lombok
If you have travelled in Indonesia before you already know that planning is a bit of a challenge. Domestic flights are often delayed, boats don’t start the journey until they are full and you will finish your book while you wait for your nasi goreng. You probably learnt to be patient, smile at the small problems and most importantly to enjoy the moment.
If it is your first time experimenting the so-called island life, we are happy to inform you that you arrived to the perfect destination. Lombok has retained a more natural, uncrowded and undeveloped environment, which attract travelers who come for its relaxed pace and the opportunity to explore the island’s unspoiled natural environment. And at the same time, you will enjoy the comfort of having supermarkets, restaurants and other valuable services like bike rentals or spas close to you.
Lombok is Bali’s little sister and we hope you will enjoy discovering its treasures. Are you ready?
Sandy beaches around busy Kuta
Kuta area is famous for its largely deserted, white sand beaches. Increasing amounts of surfers from around the globe come here seeking out perfect surf and the slow and rustic feel of Lombok.
South Lombok surfing is considered some of the best in the world. You can find waves for all levels starting from beginner spots in Gerupuk and Tanjung Aan or more challenging ones like Areguling or Mawi. And if you wish to drive a little further (around 2 hours and a half), you will find Dessert Point home to the famous lefthander. On a great day, this long wave can break for up to 300 meters offering the chance to get the best barrel of your life many times over.
If today the ocean is flat, you can always pack your lunch box and get on a motorbike for the day. We recommend you to take Jalan Mawun and head west, this road is in good conditions and you can make as many stops as you want. Selong Belanak is a popular stop where you can find several warrungs where you can have a drink and get the famous photo of the cows taking a walk in the shore. Other interesting stops are Tampa, Pangsing or the wild Mekaki Beach. All of them are special, we promise this day trip will not disappoint you!
Kuta neighbors usually go to Tanjung Aan Beach to spend the day, it is closer and it is simply stunning. Sonya and Asun from Pink Swing will prepare very tasty dishes for you and you can relax under a tree drinking a coconut and reading your book with views to the ocean. And if you stay during the afternoon, drive to Merese Hill. It is only few minutes away and the sunset from is pure magic!
It’s time for the Happy Hour! After a refreshing shower and some sun cream, it’s time for some well-deserved margaritas. Let me tell you a secret first, the best margaritas in town are in Porter… but we challenge you to find a better one!
One, two, three drinks. Dinner and the social moment when you share your adventure of the day.
Lombok is surrounded by a number of smaller islands locally called Gili known for its shallow coral reefs ideal for snorkeling and its diverse scuba diving locations. Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air are the most popular and you can get there by boat from Bangsal near Pemenang.
These islands are so small that you will be moving around by bike. Just imagine a ride under the palm trees! Are you feeling like a remote tiny island or more like a party experience? Decide which Gili to visit and let us know to help you arrange the transport. We are sure you will love it!
For those who want a more authentic experience, you can drive to the Southwest coast of Lombok and jump into a fisherman boat to discover Gili Gede, Gili Asahan or the little sisters. We highly recommend to take your snorkeling equipment with you because you will enjoy spending your time there with eyes under the water.
Rinjani and waterfalls
One of the most spectacular and unforgettable experiences in Lombok is climbing the Rinjani volcano. There are three days of expedition, 3,726 meters of ascent with the aim of seeing the sunrise in the second largest volcano in Indonesia. If this adventure tempts you, do not hesitate to tell us and we will organize the expedition with a team of experts.
If you prefer to see it from below, you should visit Tetebatu and the Rinjani green park at the foot of the volcano. You can visit several breathless waterfalls:
- Air Terjun Sarang Walet
- Sendang Gile and Tiu Kelep Waterfalls
- Benang Stokel and Benang Kelambu Waterfalls
- Mayang Putek Waterfall
- Jukut / Jeruk Manis (Sweet Orange) Waterfall
- Tiu Tedja Waterfall
Contact our front office team to organize transfers, day trips, surf, snorkel or scuba diving classes.
Please share with us your adventures and welcome to paradise!
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