These days a lot of people are choosing Lombok over Bali… and for good reason too!
Lombok is still very untouched compared to Bali, and mass tourism is relatively unknown. Some of the reasons to choose Lombok over Bali include the pristine nature, lack of crowds, cheaper prices, less traffic, island-hopping opportunities and tranquil ambience. Here are 5 of the best places to stay in Lombok.
1. The Novotel Lombok
Novotel Lombok Resort & Villas is located in South Lombok, only 30 minutes from the airport, overlooking the beautiful white sand and turquoise bay of Kuta. 300m of uninterrupted beachfront, two pools, restaurant, bar, Spa and a gym will guarantee you a relaxing and energizing holiday. Featuring 102 beautifully appointed rooms, suites, traditional Sasak and private pool villas set amongst tropical gardens, Novotel Lombok is the essence of relaxation and tranquillity.
2. Princess of Mentigi Bay
Built on Mentigi Hill with stunning views from the amazing Infinity Pool overlooking Gili Islands and Mt. Rinjani, is the Princess of Mentigi Bay. The spacious rooms are nestled in a unique handcrafted traditional building with modern hotel amenities. Enjoy the overwhelming sea views and the natural, untouched environment of Lombok. To get there, there is a private fleet leaving sea turtle beach in Gili Trawangan or other destinations in Lombok. The staff at Princess of Mentigi Bay ensure that every guest feels special.
3. Seven Havens Luxury Residence
Honeymooners’ best-kept secret, this three bedroom boutique hotel will simply take your breath away. Hanging on the cliff, the infinity pool is perfectly framed the jaw-dropping view of Selong Belanak beach. Book early in advance is recommended!
4. Rinjani Lodge
Rinjani Lodge Hotel in Senaru is a restaurant and accommodation located on the borders of the Rinjani National Park in North Lombok. The hotel features 2 infinity swimming pools with stunning panoramic views of Mount Rinjani!
5. Puri Mas Lombok
The beachfront Puri Mas Boutique Resort & Spa is located in the fishing village of Mangsit Bay. Surrounded by tropical gardens, it features a spa and a beautiful infinity poo. In-house dive instructors are available to give introductory lessons in the pool and guests can also request a private ballroom dance lesson!