It’s time to let Bali’s sister island shine.
As if Aussies weren’t spoiled for choice already, we now have Lombok on our radar when it comes to luxury getaways without a lavish price. How fortunate for us! Thanks to AirAsia commencing direct flights from Perth and Novotel Lombok Resort & Villas exclusive offer, there is no better time (or excuse) to check out Bali’s sister island, Lombok.
To say that Lombok is a gem of the region is an understatement – it is an unspoiled paradise. Not only is it less crowded than neighbouring Bali, but it also has its own stellar line up of unique natural attractions, including a Pink Beach.
Here we list five secret spots not to miss. Best of all, they can all be reached easily from Novotel Lombok Resort & Villas.
Famously known as Pink Beach, Tangsi Beach is one of ten pink sand beaches in the world. Its fabulously unique pink colour is a result of waves bringing fragments of dead red coral onto its shores, turning the beach into a rosy oasis. Luckily, this colourful utopia remains relatively untouched due to its secluded location on the island’s far south-eastern side.
The ‘Secret’ Gilis
Maybe the secret is out about the other Gili Islands, but there is another set of islands worth making a boat ride for if you head southwest.
The unspoiled paradises of Gili Nanggu, Gili Kedis and Gili Sudak prove to be a snorkelers’ utopia with crystal clear waters and vibrant coral and marine life.
Selong Belanak Beach
If a beach has been voted amongst one of Asia’s best according to TripAdvisor, you know its worth the effort to get yourself there!
A splash along Selong Belanak Beach is a must if your definition of a perfect beach is white sand, gentle waves and shimmering, crystal aqua waters. It is also the best beach to learn how to surf and ride the waves with many surfs shops located around the beach to entice a spur of the moment lesson or ride.
Benang Stokel and Kelambu waterfalls
Lombok is home to many waterfalls; however, there are two that stand out for a good reason.
Head to the southern slopes of the stunning Mount Rinjani to be captivated by the sheer beauty of both Benang Stokel and Benang Kelambu waterfalls. At Benang Stokel, there is also the opportunity to have a thrilling ride down a 5-metre natural waterhole – only if you dare!
To see a natural curtain, head to Benang Kelambu waterfall. This 40-metre waterfall is striking in every sense against a backdrop of a lush, green jungle – cue Tarzan and Jane moments! It is a great spot to have a swim and to max out your camera memory card – it’s that picturesque!
Find yourself off the beaten track in the small town of Tetebatu, located on the southern slopes of Mount Rinjani. From here, you can get a taste of the local life by trekking through rice paddies, small villages and evergreen jungle.
The Novotel Lombok Resort & Villas has made it that extra bit tempting to live a life of beachside cocktails and lounge chairs with their latest offer.
The luxury 4-star beachfront hotel is South Lombok’s premier getaway resort.
Featuring deluxe rooms and villas, it is suitable for both families and couples who want a secluded beach getaway yet still close to all the island action. It offers organised tours to each attraction featured above, making your life of luxury that extra bit comfortable.
In conjunction with Luxury Escapes, the Novotel Lombok Resort & Villas is offering a 3-, 5- or 7-night Lombok Escape from AUD $429 per room.
Each Lombok Escape also includes:
- Deluxe daily buffet breakfast at Spice Market
- One themed buffet dinner during your stay at Spice Market with entertainment
- An Indonesian cooking class followed by a lunch
- A 60-minute Sasak massage per person at In Balance Spa
- A sunset cocktail per person at Breeze Bar
- An exciting monkey-feeding experience
- A private sunset tour of famous Tanjung Aan beach and Bukit Merese sunset point
- Stay 5 nights and enjoy the above benefits and one more buffet dinner and a convenient airport pick up
- Stay 7 nights and enjoy the above benefits in addition to return airport transfers
- Check-in: 3 pm; Check-out: 12 pm
To take advantage of its limited offer, check out Luxuryescapes.com.au
Valid for travel until 20 December 2020 (bookings must be made before 20 October 2020). Full terms and conditions of the offer visit Luxuryescapes.com.au.
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