In a world cluttered with tourist spots and travellers zigzagging across the globe, ticking off dog-eared bucket lists, the inevitable crowds and chatter follow you wherever you go. Isn’t it wonderful, when unexpectedly you stumble upon a hidden paradise – a quiet haven overlooked by the zealous crowds.
Located right next to Bali, Lombok is nothing like its neighbour. Or should we say, it is nothing like what Bali is today. Undiscovered Lombok is the Bali of 40 years ago, a tale of pristine beaches, uncrowded waves and quaint rural villages.
Here’s a thought – for your next vacation, why not do something different? Leave behind the red hot tourist spots and head to undiscovered Lombok, a gorgeous island thankfully forgotten by the world at large. Find yourself in the lap of nature, with lush green hills, champagne sand beaches and surprisingly good food. Finally, a destination that doesn’t bother with pretences.
Where to Stay in Lombok
While searching for the perfect Elite Haven, you are spoilt for choice.
Selong Selo Resort and Residences is perched atop the picturesque hills overlooking stunning Selong Belanak Beach in southern Lombok. Each of its stunning pool villas comes with panoramic views of rice fields and the blue bay beyond.
Sira Beach House offers barefoot holiday bliss amongst coconut groves and white sands. Within easy reach of the villa are the beautiful Gili Islands, renowned for excellent diving and snorkelling sites. And just two minutes’ drive away is the magnificent Lombok Golf Kosaido Country Club.
The Anandita has tropical baths and a golf course next door. There’s never a dull moment at this wonderfully spread-out property. Find plenty of things to do from bicycling to kayaking, snorkelling, playing volleyball, catching fish, and wandering through the local market.
Perfect for large groups with children, Villa Sapi is contemporary and chic, with three swimming pools, a tennis court and a glass-roofed building (yes, you read that right). The edgy architecture makes this a must-do. It’s the perfect backdrop for enviable Instagram pictures.
For a traditional touch, choose Villa Sepoi Sepoi with its thatched roofs and enticing spaces such as open-sided pavilions and a poolside cabana bar. Think local vibes meet luxurious facilities and amenities.
Whichever haven you pick for your island escape, our Elite Concierge is on-hand to offer advice and help make this a holiday to remember. “From setting up a sunset barbecue on the beach to a picnic by the gorgeous Sinang Gili Waterfall with gourmet hampers and sparkling wine, we go the extra mile to make each day during your holiday count,” promises the Elite Concierge. An early morning boat trip for snorkelling around the Gili Islands or a cooking class coupled with a market visit. No ask is too big for the Concierge team and it really is the culmination of these experiences that will make your Lombok escape a ‘dream holiday’.
Lombok is a paradise of unsurpassed natural beauty, where you can truly embrace the sense of getting away from it all. Relax and enjoy all the comforts a luxury villa has to offer as you set out to discover all the beauty that’s waiting to be seen.