Breathe in the peaceful air and tranquil atmosphere of Lombok - a small island just a twenty-minute flight from Bali - with a stay at Tugu Hotel Lombok. This small boutique hotel is located on the white sand beach of Sire on the northwest coast of the island, surrounded by thatched roofs, lush green fields, and a beautifully-landscaped 18-hole golf course. Decorated as a pseudo-museum featuring Indonesian art and cultural antiquities, the hotel itself is an experience: guests can spend their time exploring the art pieces scattered throughout the hotel, dine around the property, from a bamboo bed on the beach to the reconstructed Sang Hyang Barong Temple, and indulge in a spa treatment or yoga class while listening to waves crash on the beach. With some much to do at the hotel, guests will have a hard time being lured away, though diving, snorkeling, surfing, and a sunset horse-drawn bendi ride have their appeal!
Location: Tugu Lombok is located on the secluded northwest coast of the island on a long stretch of pristine white sand.
History: Rural life unfolds around this property largely untouched by modernity, while interior décor evokes ancient local mythology.
Service: Guests here enjoy 24-hour room service and a welcome neck and foot massage.
Accommodations at the Tugu Lombok feature bold indigenous décor, outdoor bathrooms, rustic furnishings and rich local textiles. All offer abundant space, with private dining areas, private pool and garden and ocean views, plus flat-screen TV, iPod, VCD and DVD player, WiFi, safe, rain shower, minibar, air-conditoning and complimentary fruit and drinking water.
The large individual villas offer from 1,300 to 1,500 square feet, with soaring ceilings, gorgeous individual artwork and a king-sized bed crafted from tree trunks or water hyacinth roots. Facilities include a large copper tub sunken into a mosaic-tiled bathroom. Each villa has a garden with private outdoor dining area.
These suites are located in an original colonial building, offering accommodation for up to two adults. A canopy bed and antique furnishings create a romantic ambience, while an outdoor bathroom with stone tub makes for a unique bathing experience. Suites have private garden, pool and ocean views, plus a home theatre system for indoor entertainment.
Wooden and bamboo furniture feature in these cute bungalows, featuring high thatch ceilings, tree-trunk beds and Lombok-style décor. Bungalows offer either king or twin bedding.
This large private villa was designed in the style of an ancient temple, featuring wooden furniture, stone carvings, wall hangings and an exotic, luxurious ambience. It has a private rooftop dining area, large private pool and sumptuous king bedding.
The long, clean Sire Beach offers the ideal environment for a lazy beach holiday. Indonesian "bales", loungers and parasols are available on the beach.
Guests can immerse themselves in Lombok’s cuisine. The cooking class begins with a trip to the local markets, after which they're taught how to make authentic local dishes. Lunch or dinner is enjoyed traditional-style with dishes heated on terracotta stoves and meals eaten by the light of oil lamps.
A large freshwater pool offers guests amazing coastal and garden views. Towels, poolside service and sun loungers provided.
With views of Mount Rinjani in the background, the Hening Swarga spa borders on mystical. Healing and rejuvenating treatments are offered in this open-air room, there's a Jacuzzi and VIP couples treatment beds. Decorated in traditional Indonesian style, it includes 100-year-old temple reliefs.
Guests can retreat to the rooftop of the spa and enjoy tranquil area views during their yoga session. This calm, quiet spot is also perfectly conducive to meditation and relaxation.
Guests can enjoy authentic Indonesian cuisine, fusion dishes and international favourites in this breathtaking setting. Located beneath a 15-meter-tall thatched roof abutting the sea, guests can enjoy sea views while the restaurant's namesake – a carved rooster – decorates the apex of this open-air venue.
This open-air venue is named after the Hening Swarga temple, cooled by breezes coming off the Indian Ocean and infused with wafts of incense. Dinner guests can enjoy a superlatively romantic experience under the stars.
This cozy, authentically decorated hut serves up local cuisine and international fare with a long list of wines and spirits. Live music adds to the ambience.
Guests can enjoy breathtaking sunrise views with a gourmet breakfast served aboard the property's longtail boat, the Nogo Mesem. Travelers can also ejoy views looking back towards Tugu Lombok and Sire Beach.
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