February is a wonderful month to visit Lombok and the perfect time to immerse yourself in the romance and culture of our island.
Valentine’s Day is on 14 February and where better to celebrate with your loved one than in the warm, tropical paradise of Lombok? Share candlelit dinners under the stars and romantic walks along beautiful un-crowded beaches.
Valentine’s Day on 14 February is all about romantic candlelit dinners for two and magical moments with the one you love…
Qunci Villas is one of the most romantic resorts on the island and, even if you have left it too late to book a romantic escape in one of their stylish rooms (although you can try!), an intimate candle-lit table for two will put a shine in your lover’s eyes.
• Temptations – our favourite bakery and pantry in Green Valley – are always one step ahead! This month they’ve stocked up with delicious Belgian Hearts chocolates for Valentine’s Day. Pop in and surprise your sweetheart with a sweet treat!
Temptations have also just opened their lovely Bed & Breakfast just next door on Jl Palm Raja. The beautifully furnished accommodation has a spacious bedroom and separate lounge area with satellite television, WiFi, Bose sound system, Pod coffee machine, refrigerator, swimming pool and more.
The Gilis have no cars and no dogs… but they do have plenty of cats!
Until ‘Cats of Gili’ came along, the feline population on the Gili Islands was in pretty poor shape. Uncontrolled breeding led to too many cats, many of them sick and poorly nurtured, and carrying fleas and diseases because none were being vaccinated or properly cared for.
It’s rainy season in Lombok and, as we begin our drive up into the mountains, a gentle rain is falling through the sunshine. I take deep breaths of the unbelievably pure air coming through the car windows and feel a sense of peace and relaxation take hold.
We are travelling to Tetebatu – a village in the foothills of the Rinjani National Park, around 50kms from the city of Sweta and around two hours drive east of Senggigi.