Discover Indonesia’s most beloved island on this week-long itinerary, combining the cultural riches and lush countryside of Ubud with the calm seas and sandy beaches of Bali’s southeast coast.
From boutique Bali retreats to an intimate paradise on Lombok, this 10 night Bali and Lombok itinerary is perfect for honeymooners and couples seeking a romantic Indonesian escape.
Bali is a much-loved beach destination and thanks to long swathes of sandy beach, seriously laid-back vibes and rugged coastlines, it is easy to see why. In Bali, no beach is the same, meaning that whatever your idea of paradise may be, there is bound to be a beach that ticks all the boxes for you. With each stretch of coastline offering something different, it is often difficult to know where to start when it comes to discovering Bali’s hidden coves, forgotten bays and sugar white beaches. To help, we’ve handpicked a few of our favourite Balinese beaches, choosing where’s best and for who.
Bali is loved by honeymooners and with its idyllic beaches, stunning boutique hotels and secluded settings, it is no surprise. We’ve shortlisted a handful of our favourite properties which are perfect for a post-nuptial celebration or simply a romantic retreat.
Indonesia is a melting pot of cultures, religions and peoples and its diversity is no more obvious than in its temples. Perched precariously on vertiginous clifftops, floating on serene lakes, and relentlessly pummelled by the crashing waves of the Indian Ocean, the setting of Indonesia’s temples is as phenomenal as their architectural merit. We’ve shortlisted our very favourite temples from across the archipelago.
The wildlife at home in Indonesia is as diverse as almost everything else in the archipelago. With such a range of remarkable ecosystems and habitats, it is almost no wonder that elephants, monkeys, tigers and orangutans live side by side there. Exotic and at times elusive, Indonesia’s wildlife is surely worth tracking down for an unforgettable encounter in Asia.
Best for: Beach, Honeymoon, Food Drink
Located just outside of Senggigi on the west coast of Lombok, Qunci Villas is a boutique resort of contemporary suites and pool villas set within pretty gardens on Mangsit Beach, with three infinity pools, beach breakfasts and a laid-back vibe.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8916
For those looking for a peaceful beach resort, Qunci Villas located on Mangsit Beach could be the ideal choice. It is around a 10-minute drive from the busier resort of Senggigi on Lombok’s west coast and offers comfortable accommodation set within extensive tropical gardens of swaying palms and colourful flowers. The resort enjoys stunning sunsets and views over neighbouring Bali, the staff are helpful and attentive and the whole resort is geared up for laidback relaxation.
There are a total of 78 rooms, suites and villas to choose from, built with traditional thatched roofs and styled with classic Indonesian artefacts. Guests can choose from rooms with either garden, partial ocean or full ocean views. Interiors include cool natural timbers, warm and colourful textiles, comfortable furnishings and local art. Many include private garden bathrooms with showers that make it feel as if you’re standing under a tropical waterfall. For added privacy, there are one and two-bedroom hotel rooms that feature their own private deck and pool, while larger groups and families can choose from one, two and three-bedroom villas with private pools located on Mangsit Hill above the hotel. These villas all offer spectacular views of Bali’s Mount Agung, combine contemporary styling with traditional Balinese architecture and come with free transport down to the main resort.
Guests can dine either on the beach, on their balconies, or in Qunci’s open-air restaurant, Quali, which specialises in Asian seafood dishes. There is also a Mediterranean/Indonesian fusion restaurant, Quah, while NooQ is Qunci’s lounge and tapas bar, located directly on the beach, perfect for watching the sunset with a cocktail or for enjoying after-dinner drinks.
There are three ocean-front infinity pools, including one for adults only, which all have underwater benches for watching the dramatic sunsets in submerged comfort. The Qamboja spa has a comprehensive menu of treatments and therapies, combining traditional Indonesian ingredients and modern-day beauty rituals for the ultimate in relaxation and indulgence.
When to go
Lombok has distinctive seasonal weather changes, with the dry season typified by sunny, clear skies and the wet season bringing prolonged periods of rain. Dry season, between April and September, is the best time to climb Mount Rinjani and visit Lombok’s other top attractions. During the wet season, which runs from October to March, roads in some regions become impassable due to flooding, while rough seas can disrupt travel to neighbouring islands. Both the average temperature and humidity are consistently high, but figures do drop off a little during the dry season.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8916
Things to do
Lombok Land Cruise Adventure
Explore Lombok’s lush northern interior, with a visit to the Pusuk Monkey Forest, the pretty Sendanggile waterfall, Bayan’s 300-year-old mosque and the sacred tomb at Selaparang, finishing at the beautiful rice fields of the Lemor forest reserve.
Lombok's Southwest Coast Tour
A chance to discover traditional village life, learning about Balinese artisan crafts, the fishing, salt and pearl industries, visiting three 15th century temples at the top of Gunung Pengsong, along with a chance to relax on Sekotong beach.
Tibo Ijo Soft Trekking
Explore the tropical rainforest of Lombok on this half day excursion, taking you deep into the jungle to meet hill tribes, learn about the flora, and visit a river well with a deep green pool perfect for a refreshing swim to escape the jungle heat.
Tetebatu Village and Jeruk Manis Waterfall
Get back to nature with a gentle trek through the charming rice terraces and plantations of Tetebatu to reach the Jeruk Manis Waterfall, where you can enjoy the beautiful scenery and bathe in the cool crystal-clear waters of the natural pools.
Crater Rim of Rinjani Trek
Discover your inner explorer, with this challenging once-in-a-lifetime experience of trekking to the crater rim of Mount Rinjani, where you will spend the night under canvas, enjoying both the sunset and sunrise over magnificent views of northern Lombok.
Gili Islands Adventure
Explore all three of the Gili islands by boat, soaking up laid-back island life, snorkelling in turquoise seas filled with tropical marine life and unwinding on pristine beaches.
Pearl Farming and Gili Island Hopping
Learn how South Sea pearls are cultivated and harvested at a working pearl farm on Lombok’s west coast, before travelling by outrigger boat for laidback island-hopping around the tropical beauty of the Gili Islands.