If you want a more intimate, laid-back, quiet and peaceful holiday, travel to Lombok. Its fewer bars, clubs, events and parties will make you appreciate the pristine nature and magnificent beaches that surround you. Lombok may be more relaxed but it still offers a lot of activities that will make you enjoy nature such as Mount Rinjani treks, traditional village tours, scuba diving, snorkelling, and more.
Luxury resorts are also available on the island, so you don’t have to sacrifice comfort and style. They can arrange unique tours and experiences for you. Then, after a fun and adventure-filled day, you can relax while watching the sunset at their private beachfront, take a plunge at the infinity pools, or get pampered at their luxurious spa.
Here is our hand-picked list of the best places for you to check out. If we are missing anything, please let us know!
Sudamala Resort, Senggigi is a tropical sanctuary located right where the soft sand meets the sea. It features suites that combine unique traditional and fine modern touches, and warm, personalised service. They also offer various dining options and has an open-air restaurant by the pool.
Treat yourself at the spa with unique and innovative treatments that are carefully crafted to relax, pamper and create a complete journey of rejuvenation. One of their offerings is a sea shell massage, which is a combination of Balinese and Swedish massages with heated clam shells.
Overlooking the shimmering turquoise ocean of Medana Bay, The Lombok Lodge offers a quiet, idyllic, and romantic ambience perfect for a peaceful holiday. It is within easy reach of the gorgeous Gili Islands making it the perfect place of departure for diving and snorkelling opportunities. The resort features luxurious Hermès bathroom amenities and 9 Lodges that have stunning views of the mighty Mount Rinjani and the ocean.
Various activities such as sports, treks, scuba diving, and culture tours are being offered. You can also have a total relaxation at the spa that provides natural facials, Shiseido facials, Balinese massages, body wraps, hot stone treatments and mani- and pedicures.
Pondok Santi Estate is a secluded haven at Gili Trawangan. It features Princess Margaux, a 17-metre long, traditional, hand-built wooden outrigger that is used to take guests on a leisurely cruise around the islands. They also have a restaurant and lounge bar that serves international cuisine and classic local dishes made from locally-sourced ingredients.
The resort has more than 8 hectares of manicured ground and endless locations where you can perform meditation and yoga. If you want to be more active, they can arrange transfers to Lombok Kosaido Country Golf Club where you can play golf for half or a whole day. Snorkelling, diving, island hopping and sunset cruise are also being offered.
Enjoy amazing sunsets at a beautiful sandy beach on the island of Lombok at Living Asia Resort and Spa. They have a dive center that offers diving from beginner courses to fun dives with daily departures to the nearby Gili Islands, Sekotong, and South of Lombok.
This resort has a restaurant that serves local and international specialities, a cosy beach bar offering cocktails and snacks, an oversized infinity pool, and other thoughtful amenities to make your stay comfortable. Get pampered at the spa with professional therapists that offers tailor-made natural spa rituals and massages.
Experience exemplary service at Jeeva Klui Resort, located on the curving Klui beach. It features a 25-meter luxury infinity pool where you can sunbathe on the warm timber deck, take laps for exercise, or socialize with other guests.
Feel restored and renewed in their spa that offers traditional therapies, relaxing massages, and rejuvenating treatments. You can enjoy their services in the spa pavilion, in the privacy of your suite, or in a beach cabana. They also have a fitness center with a well-equipped mix of cardio and strength training equipment.
Jeeva Santai Villas is a peaceful oasis situated on Mangsit Beach. It features 14 suites and villas, a refreshing 25-meter pool, and a sunset terrace where you can relax and admire the beauty of the Indian ocean. The resort’s hosts can help you create your daily itinerary and arrange your flights or transportation needs.
Booking assistance and complimentary transport to reach the spa at their sister resort Jeeva Klui are provided. Restore your body, mind and spirit through traditional Indonesian spa therapies mixed with Western and Asian offerings. The spa offers scrubs, wraps, baths, facials, signature massages, and rituals.
Sheraton Senggigi Beach Resort is situated on a white-sand beach where you can enjoy ocean adventures or simply relax under an umbrella with a drink. This place welcomes families, couples, and groups. They offer various activities and facilities to make your holiday memorable and comfortable.
You can lounge by their outdoor swimming pool that is located on the beachside and surrounded by a tropical garden. A tennis court, kids’ playground and a fitness center are also available onsite. Let yourself be pampered in their spa that offers soothing massages, body wraps, facials and more.
Rejuvenate your body and soul and enjoy the pristine ocean, lush landscape, and stunning Mount Agung sunset view at Katamaran resort. It is located at the beachfront of Mangsit Beach in Senggigi. Their restaurants have ocean views and serve international and local dishes.
This resort features a spacious rooftop fitness center where you can keep yourself fit, infinity swimming pools, an all-glass Meeting Room with panoramic views, and a spa that offers an extensive array of holistic treatments and packages as well as luxurious body and beauty rituals.
Situated on Sire Beach, Hotel Tugu Lombok offers an extensive on-site art collection, breathtaking views, various dining options and award-winning Indonesian spa offerings. Cooking, herbal drinks, and pearl cultivation classes are available in the resort. Old city tours, waterfall trekking, golf, and various watersports can also be booked.
This venue also provides activities to calm your mind, body and soul. They offer meditation, yoga, mindfulness, and breathing exercises. You can also relax and try the various massages, treatments, and other pampering options in their open-air temple spa room with a giant Jacuzzi bathtub facing the Indian ocean.
Enjoy romantic walks, sunset views, and thrilling watersports in Medana Bay and the nearby Gili Islands at The Oberoi Beach Resort. It is located on the shore of Medana beach and features landscaped gardens with an infinity pool. All of their rooms and villas have garden or ocean views.
Their spa has open-air treatment rooms set within private walled gardens. They have therapists that are highly qualified and experienced in traditional Balinese, Western and signature Oberoi therapies. This resort also offers different activities such as tennis, snorkelling, sunset cruise, horsecart ride, and scuba diving.