Although not as famous as neighboring Bali, Lombok is a paradise of unsurpassed natural beauty; from the coral-lined Gili Islands, home to sea turtles and exotic fish, to expansive white sand beaches, spectacular surf and towering volcanic peaks. Those looking for a quiet vacation retreat will embrace the feeling of being away from it all, while relaxing in one of our luxury Lombok villas with private pool.
Transportation from the airport to your villa
Transportation from the airport to North Bali We can arrange transportation from the airport (or from anywhere in Bali) to the villa for you. Our private driver will be waiting for you in the arrival hall (or lobby) to take you comfortably to the villa in an air-conditioned car. The transportation costs are RP 650,000 for a car for 4/5 people with luggage or RP 850,000 for a larger car (suitable for 8-9 people with luggage). The transfer is not included in the rental price and must be paid directly to the driver upon arrival at the villa. You can arrange the return trip to the airport (or any other place) with our staff while staying at the villa. You can also use our private driver for day trips or cab services. Most of our guests do so. Appointments can be made through our villa staff or through our help desk. The driver speaks very good English and is a good guide, he knows the nicest places and hotspots to visit in Bali! The use of an air-conditioned car with driver is only RP 650,000 per day (4-5 people) and RP 850,000 for a large car (8-9 people) this includes the car rental, fuel and English speaking driver for 8 hours per day. Each additional hour costs RP 100,000 extra. There is also an option to rent motorcycles / scooters for RP 60,000 – RP 80,000 per day, including insurance. The staff can easily arrange this for you, even at short notice.
The beach town of Senggigi is the most developed tourist area on Lombok. Here you will find most of the entertainment on Lombok, although it (fortunately?) does not reach the South Balinese standards. Bars and many authentic warungs (eateries) are great places to eat. Senggigi offers plenty of active opportunities such as snorkeling, diving and kayaking. Yet it is also definitely a place where you can relax with a book on the beach.
Public transportation on Lombok doesn’t really exist, so a tour or trekking can be a good option. Ask the staff at the villa to rent a scooter! Follow the winding coastal road to the north. The road leads you over the foothills of hills behind, past beautiful bays and wide sandy beaches. These highlights on Lombok are almost all deserted!
Chilling out on Tanjung Aan Beach:
Tanjung Aan is one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. With the turquoise water and snow-white sand, it’s hard to leave here. Rent a moped and find this beautiful beach! You can also climb a rock here. You will then have a breathtaking view of the two bays and the beaches of Aan. A must-see!
TIP ♥ – it’s about 25 minutes drive from Kuta. A scooter will cost you between IDR 100,000 and IDR 150,000 per day.
Lombok is a perfect island to (learn to) surf. The combination with the traditional culture and delicious food make Lombok an increasingly popular surfing destination. In the south of Lombok you will find several good surf spots like Gerupuk, Kuta (Selong Belanak is ideal for beginners) and Desert point. Also in Senggigi people are surfing. In Senggigi you will even find one of the more famous surf spots of the island.
Because the break here makes perfect waves both left and right. From Sengigi you can also quickly go to Mangsit, another gem for the real surfers.
How to get to Lombok:
The eye-catcher of the island: Mount Rinjani
The Mount Rinjani, located on the island of Lombok, also known as Gunung Rinjani, is one of 129 (!) volcanoes active on Indonesia. The surroundings are stunning and very popular with mountaineers. At 3,726 meters it is the second highest volcano in Indonesia. Only Mount Kerinci on Sumatra is higher. The Rinjani is a volcano that is popular with travelers. Many people climb the volcano during their travels through Indonesia. A tough climb, but an unforgettable experience.
The Rinjani is located on the north side of Lombok. Because the mountain towers above the green landscape, the view of the Rinjani is spectacular. At the top of mount Rinjani you will not only find a magical view (with good weather you can see the Gili Islands), but also an impressive volcanic crater with a diameter of eight by five kilometers. In the crater lies the Segara Anak lake.
For many travelers, this is (literally) one of the highlights during their trip. Climbing the Rinjani is certainly not easy, but with a reasonable condition it can be done. You have tours of 2 days (1 night) and 3 days (2 nights). We recommend you to do the 3-day tour, because you will see more then.
Service of the staff:
Your personal villa staff will also be available to help with tours /travel /transportation/ babysitting, arrange massages and spas and generally provide advice and information to ensure you have a truly unforgettable vacation experience. Ask them to share the kitchen with you so you can learn to prepare the most delicious Indonesian dishes! Let them teach you how to make the little sacrificial baskets they use for their daily ceremony. You will enjoy it!
Explore the beautiful Sembalun Valley:
The Sembulan Valley is an impressive piece of nature where you can take beautiful walks. It lies to the east of the Gunung Rinjani. There are not very many people and that is exactly what makes the Sembulan Valley so nice.
Hire a guide during a trekking because they can tell you a lot about the nature and the environment. The Sembulan Valley is also a good starting point for a climb of the Gunung Rinjani.
Best Travel Time Lombok:
The best travel time for a Lombok vacation is in the dry season from May to September. This is also the high season, along with Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Like on neighboring island Bali, hotels and tours will not be as cheap during this period as in the low season. In the rainy season which runs from October to April you can expect more rain. These can be heavy showers, but they usually last no longer than 2 hours. However, there is less rain in the wet season on Lombok than on Bali. For the rest you can enjoy a tropical climate with warm temperatures all year round on Lombok.
The original inhabitants of Lombok are the Sasak, today about 85 percent of the island population. If you are on Lombok, you should really visit a traditional Sasak village to experience firsthand how daily life is in such a community. The houses are made of bamboo, reed and cow dung and the residents are completely self-sufficient. In the area between Senkol and Kuta you will find many traditional villages where you can learn about the customs of the Sasak.