In the four years since it first opened, The Chandi Boutique Resort & Spa has established itself as a favourite for couples and repeat guests seeking a peaceful haven on the beach.
Nestled in a one hectare coconut grove fronting on to an undeveloped section of beach in Batu Layar, just minutes south of Senggigi, The Chandi looks out across the ocean to Bali, with panoramic views all the way to the southwest coast.
Fast boats – speedboats and small ferries with powerful outboard motors – are a popular option for travelling between Bali and Lombok, the Gili Islands and even Southwest Lombok (thanks to Gili Getaway fast boats).
However, not all fast boat operators are created equal.
Some operators practice over-booking, particularly during busy periods, and either dangerously overload their boats or, if they can’t possibly squeeze another passenger onto their boat, put you onto another boat at the last minute.
ATM scams have been a problem in Bali for the past couple of years and now it seems the thieves are moving farther afield, with two arrests in Lombok over the past two months.
It should be noted that ATM scams are a growing problem world-wide and Indonesia is actually low on the list of the world’s worst places for ATM fraud (the highest being Mexico and the US). However, gangs are known to target places with high numbers of tourists and it is now happening here.
Bravo Marcel De Rijk, Puri Mas Boutique Resorts & Spa and the talented dance champions from around the world who participated in the 11th annual Lombok International Dance Sport Open Championships on 16 and 17 July!
The fantastic costumes and world-class performances at this year’s competition were nothing short of magic!
This month special guests from Jakarta, Bali and Lombok were treated to a feast of authentic tapas at the launch of the revamped NooQ Lounge at Qunci Villas.
Jars of white and red Sangria, Fresh Lombok Oysters topped with ginger flower shreds, Spanish Omelette, Tuna-stuffed Red Peppers, Spanish Meatballs with Tomato Sauce, steaming bowls of authentic Paella, and the most divine Churros were all enjoyed against the backdrop of the ocean and the sound of waves.