Get the celebrity treatment with world-class service at Wyndham Sundancer Resort Lombok
Boasting a private beach and a large outdoor lagoon pool, Wyndham Sundancer Resort Lombok offers relaxing stays with extensive wellness facilities. Free WiFi is accessible throughout the resort.
Each suite overlooks the pool, garden or sea from the private balcony. Fitted with air-conditioning, it comes with a separate seating area and a well-equipped kitchen. The private bathroom includes a bath, a shower and a hairdryer.
Guests can have a meal at one of the 2 restaurants and have a refreshing beverage at the bar. In-room dining is also available.
You can relax in the sauna or with pampering treatments in the spa. Staff at the 24-hour reception can assist you with car rentals and airport shuttle. Other activities offered are snorkeling, windsurfing and day trips that can be arranged at the tour desk.
Experience World-class Service at Sheraton Senggigi Beach Resort
Situated right on Lombok’s Senggigi Beach, Sheraton is surrounded by tropical gardens. It includes 4 dining options, an outdoor pool and a spa. Modern rooms offer a patio or balcony featuring viewsof the ocean, pool or surrounding grounds.
Sheraton Senggigi Beach Resort is one kilometer from Batu Bolong Temple and 12.1 km from Lembar Harbour, which connects Lombok to Bali. Lombok International Airport is 48.3 km away.
Putri Duyung Bar is an in-pool bar where guests can order snacks and drinks, while Bawang Putih Grill offers grilled steak and seafood dishes poolside. Facing the landscaped grounds, Kebun Anggrek Restaurant serves breakfast. Drinks and light snacks are offered at the Sunset Bar.
Spacious air-conditioned rooms at Sheraton Senggigi feature a flat-screen TV with a DVD player and a personal safe. Private bathrooms come with bathtub and shower facilities. Tea/coffee making essentials and a minibar are included and 24-hour room service is available.
Guests can play a game of tennis, or exercise in the gym. Other facilities include a business center offering free internet access, and a tour desk. The staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with luggage storage, currency exchange or airport shuttle services. Complimentary parking is provided.
Experience World-class Service at Anema Resort Gili Lombok
Located on the pristine Sire Beach and just minutes away by boat to the famous Gili Islands, Anema Resort presents a tranquil beachfront getaway with picturesque views of the bay. It also offers great activities for snorkeling and diving, as well as an on-site restaurant. Guests enjoy pick-up/drop-off to Teluk Kodek and Teluk Nare Harbor.
Certain rooms have a private bathroom with a hot tub, while others have slippers and free toiletries. Some rooms feature a seating area where you can relax. A balcony or patio are featured in certain rooms.
Mount Rinjani, Indonesia's second-highest mountain stands tall over Lombok. Forming part of the earth's 'ring of fire', beyond a volcano, it also holds spiritual significance to local people. The volcanic soil brings luscious wildlife and stunning landscape with flowing waterfalls and green forest lining below it.
Following the crater rim is the stunning Lake Segara Anak. This sulphur lake sits six kilometres in length and considered to be a highly spiritual place. Within the waters of the lake stands Mount Barujari, which breathes clouds of smoke into the air, most recently erupting in 2016.
Mount Rinjani forms part of Rinjani National Park and is home to vast tropical fauna and flora. For those ready to take on an incredible feat, the climb to the top isn't an easy trail. However, the views from the above are worth it. It is considered to offer one of the best hiking treks in South East Asia. The three-day hike from Senaru to the crater rim is challenging. For the more advanced hikers, the option to continue to the summit of the volcano will complete the trek. There are many guided walks on offer, and the trail is not for novice hikers. The trek is available from April to January, as from then the rainy season begins and the path becomes far too slippery. Depending on the tour you join in on, there are a few tracks available - the journey to the crater rim, Lake Segara Anak, or up to Summit Rinjani. Porters join in on the trek however you are required to bring a daypack.
A sunrise climb is available on particular treks to see the incredible colours of the sky light up from the crater, kicking off with a 2.30am start and about three hours of trekking before you reach the summit. The typical climb to crater rim, summit and lake takes three days and two nights to cover. Trek durations are about 7 to 12 hours each day, with trekker's stamina and the weather conditions playing a part in the timeframe too.
Mount Rinjani is also home to several stunning waterfalls. Here you will find Sindang Gila, Tiu Kelep, Benang Stokel and Benang Kelambu Twin Waterfalls which is suitable for more experienced trekkers. However, on your visit, often guides are lurking around the entrance, which are not officially sanctioned. Some of them can be quite demanding in terms of payment and to visit the primary waterfalls; a guide isn't required. Therefore do your research accordingly and ensure that your guide is pre-organised should you need one. There are fixed prices to access the waterfalls too. The Jeruk Manis waterfalls sit in Barong Panas village with a 40-metre drop of crystal clear freshwater. The story of this waterfall is that it is believed to cure various diseases, and a traditional ritual led by Pemangku (an indigenous elder) can be arranged. The pool below is shallow, and if you choose to climb to the top, be mindful of the slippery track.
Make the most of the stunning Mount Rinjani on your visit to Lombok. Explore the remarkable natural landscape on a hike, swim at the waterfalls or indulge in the view from the mountain, and see for yourself the dramatic scenery up close.
Nestled between striking mountains, Sembalun Village sits in a valley and at the base of the Mount Rinjani. The village is three hours by car from Mataram, making a very scenic drive. The drive, however, can be a little bit challenging due to the steep climb. On your journey to reach the village, you will pass by lush green rice fields and tropical gardens. The fertile soil from the volcano helps agriculture thrive, which is the lifeblood of the community. Here you will find cabbage, carrots, chilli, rice and onions growing, with farmers playing a vital role in the village. Spices are also in abundance here and on your visit; you will have the chance to experience harvesting them on a traditional farm.
The local Sasak people share their culture and traditions through art and food. Amongst the people, there are eight different dialects across the island.
Traditional housing still stands where the first families in the village lived. Made up of mud-brick, the historical value of these homes within the community is very high, and to this day, the houses are still in use. Music also plays an essential role in the Sasak culture. Some of the popular instruments used include flutes, traditional Indonesian instruments like the Gamelan, and percussive instruments. Learning to play the Gamelan is a skill passed down through the family.
A visit to Sembalun Village is a chance to learn about daily life as a local. Whether you join in on the local communities harvesting, explore the original homes still standing or listen to the music of the local people, a visit will bring you further insight around Lombok's cultural identity.
Kuta Beach in the south of Lombok is home to pristine white sand and a rugged coastline. It is one of the more popular beaches in Lombok, with many travellers flocking to experience its sparkling water each year. With mountains to the west and rugged hills to the east, it makes a spectacular sight to witness. To reach the beach is easy, and it is the perfect spot to roll out your towel and sunbake all day. At 2.2 kilometres in the distance, this long stretch of beach is ideal for jogging or walking along too. A spectacular vantage point can be accessed from Madalika Hill to the east of the beach. The hill provides sweeping views across the bay with crystal clear water filled with coral below.
Kuta Beach is set 90 minutes by car from Mataram, with many transfers available. If you prefer your independence, opt to rent a car or scooter and explore for yourself instead. The beaches around Lombok charge a parking fee; so always bring small change with you.
There are many gorgeous beaches all just a stone's throw away from Kuta Beach, making it a great base to explore surrounding shorelines. Head to the east, and you will reach Seger Beach, which is recommended for snorkelling and surfing too.
The town of Kuta in Lombok is the most popular part of the island, leaving you spoilt for choice when it comes to accommodation options. The roads surrounding Kuta Beach and to the east are mostly dirt paved or sealed, and in reasonably good condition, so it is easy to drive around and explore on a motorbike or by car. However should you choose to head west, the road becomes less maintained.
For the surfers, Kuta Beach brings both left and rights in the bay. You will also have the option to jump on board with one of the local boats, for a small fee and be taken out further to areas like Gerupuk Bay. Rolling straight out onto the Indian Ocean, Kuta Beach is not only perfect for surfing but swimming too. Many surfers make the trip to experience its incredible waves and variety of breaks.
Aside from surfing, Kuta Beach provides a choice of outdoor activities like snorkelling and stand up paddle boarding. As the day begins to fade away, watch the sky fill with colour as the sun goes down. Sunsets from Kuta Beach are an incredible sight, so be sure to stay until late afternoon to witness one.
Lombok's Kuta Beach brings travellers from across the globe to experience its world-class waves and pristine water. Base yourself near Kuta Beach to make the most of what the island has to offer. Enjoy the choice of water activities and accommodation options, and easily plan your stay in Lombok with restaurants, resorts and beaches all in close distance.
Lombok's crystal clear waters leave travellers with several magnificent diving sites to uncover. The best time to plan your dive is over the dry season beginning in March until November, and water temperature ranges from 26 to 30 C (79 to 86 F).
Starting with the most famous site, The Magnet, which sits on the southern coast in Belongas Bay. It bears its name from the many big fish drawn to the site such as hammerheads, barracuda and eagle rays. The Magnet drops down to 80 metres and is for advanced divers only.
A short boat ride from the west of Lombok will take you to the stunning North Gili Islands, with some of the top diving sites. The North Gili Islands are home to Trawangan, Air and Meno and are popular amongst honeymooners and backpackers. Gili Meno is known for its underwater sculptures called 'The Nest', for you to encounter. Here you experience up close turtles, manta rays, reef sharks and more. Sitting to the west of Gili Meno is Meno Wall with an 18-metre drop. Encounter a mix of coral fish moving with the current, crabs, lionfish, wart slugs and nudibranchs as well as hawksbill and green turtles floating away. South of Gili Trawangan comes to life with Manta Rays in the wet season, and reef sharks and turtles inhabit the area all year round. The drop goes down to 40 metres, and the beautiful mix of marine life fits into the Malang Reef underwater canyons featuring blue-spotted stingrays, lionfish, white tips and spiny lobsters. While Shark Point sits east of Gili Trawangan and the morning is when this site comes to life with up to 24 metres of coral waters to explore. Here you'll find trivially, white tip reef shark, ribbon eels and mantas. Volker's Golf Course lays 500 metres from Shark Point and begins from 30 metres and down. Down in the depths, you'll witness sharks, doctor fish and mackerel but it sometimes also brings strong currents due to the distance of the sea.
Moving on to more remote waters in the south of Lombok, are Sekotong (mainland) and South Gilis - Asahan, Gede, Ringgit and many more, home to pristine, white sandy beaches and unspoilt reefs. Gili Ringgit is small, but an excellent place for beginner divers with cuttlefish and blue-spotted stingrays as well as coral gardens. For a more untouched diving experience, the southwest is where you'll find quieter dive sites. Here, the gentle currents create a perfect combination for those wanting to learn how to dive or brush up on their skills. Another popular site here are the Stairs of Medang, where the reef drops into a stairway looking shape down to 30 metres. Here you'll encounter turtles playing and fish trailing each other as you continue deeper on to manta rays and sharks.
Lombok has so many dive sites for you to explore. Add to your list Frog Fish Point, Hammerhead Sharks (a newer site with pristine coral and of course, sharks), The Cathedral, Nipah Slope, and Alang-Alang Wall (great for night dives), and you'll be sure to find an adventure to suit.
Depending on your skill level and experience when it comes to trekking, Lombok provides a variety of adventures. Choose from the many guided tours to experience the stunning landscapes and dramatic views across the island. Mount Rinjani would have to be at the top of most trekker’s list, while Benang Stokel and Benang Kelambu waterfalls sit in the centre of the island and are a magnificent day trip to absorb this magical island.
Starting with Mount Rinjani sitting high above Lombok, it is the second-highest volcano in Indonesia. An impressive 3,726 metres above sea level, the views across the landscape showcase the vast blue ocean and lush tropical forest below, a trekker’s paradise. Mount Rinjani is home to gushing waterfalls and wildlife like monkeys swinging from tree to tree, as well as daring views across the land. This journey is not for the faint-hearted, and the hike to the summit takes you on a trip across varying terrains. From rugged rocks to lush forest, it will take about two days to reach the crater. The trek begins with a 1,500-metre climb lasting approximately eight kilometres, and the steepest part of elevation starts in the second half of the stint, taking about four hours to complete. The terrain is not maintained, leaving a slippery, sandy path ahead. After a day of trekking, you will set down to rest; then later on in the evening, the next stint begins so that the summit can be reached before sunrise. With another 1,000 metres of elevation to go and a somewhat slippery trail, lots of will power will be needed, but the view from the top will be well worth it.
The volcano was last active in 2010 and has been named UNESCO Global Geopark. Due to the height, it will be cold at the summit, therefore pack adequate clothing and come prepared. Within the crater awaiting you is Lake Segara Anak, with hot springs surrounding to bathe in. The dry season is the ideal time to explore, which falls from April to December. Refrain from visiting in the wet season, as the climb is too risky due to the slippery trek, and most tours will advise against taking you on the journey.
An alternative adventure and something a little less challenging is a trek to Pergasingan Hill, which takes three hours each way and features views of the surrounding valleys and villages below. This 1,200-metre high vantage point will bring you glimpses of mountain peaks and volcanos in the distance. The flatfield awaiting at the top is a beautiful place to spend the night or take a rest after your trek. Sitting below in the range is Sembalun village surrounded by rice fields. Other adventure activities also take off from here, such as mountain biking and paragliding. This trek is an excellent introduction for those interested in taking on Mount Rinjani. Sindang Gile waterfall also sits on the edge of Mount Rinjani; it is easily accessible and brings an incredibly tropical feel.
Beyond Mount Rinjani, the island rewards explorers with dense rainforest and gushing waterfalls, leaving many trekking opportunities to explore.
Lombok's world-class waves bring surfers from all over the globe, with a mix of surf breaks along a stunning coastline suitable for all types of skill levels.
Lombok's unspoiled beaches and quieter pace makes it a surfers paradise. Base yourself in Kuta Lombok, which is a popular choice for surfers, and just like in the rest of Indonesia, to reach the breaks, you'll need to either drive or take a boat.
If you're planning a surf trip, then south of the island is where you'll want to begin. The most famous breaks include Desert Point, Mawi, Kuta, Gerupuk and Ekas Bay. Desert Point, also known as Bangko Bangko Beach, has to be the favourite but be warned it's only for experienced surfers. On any given day, it is not uncommon to see surfers leaving the water with injuries. While for many, the risk is worth the 20-second barrel.
Beginners can ignite their love of surfing at Senggigi, Mangsit and the Gili Islands. With surf schools lined along the coastline of both Lombok and the Gilis, you'll be standing up and doing turns before you know it.
The best season for surfing is between April to October with south-west swell coming from the Indian Ocean. Kuta Lombok brings excellent waves, and with several surf breaks like Mawun and Mawi in Lombok, you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to exploring.