Though the Indonesian islands of Lombok and Bali are both well-known tourist destinations, Lombok does not have the fabled image of its hugely popular neighbor Bali. But, Lombok, which is only a 20-minute hop from Bali, has also wonderful beaches, yet far fewer tourists.
An island in West Nusa Tenggara province of Indonesia, located just east of Bali, with the Lombok Strait separating it from Bali to the west, Lombok is well-known as the “unspoiled Bali”. .
Boasting of beautiful beaches, enchanting waterfalls, the large, looming volcano of Mount Rinjani combined with relatively few tourists, the paradisical tropical island of Lombok is the most popular tourists destination in Nusa Tenggara.
Shaping up at about 80 km from east to west and about the same from north to south, with lush evergreen landscapes and parts which are chronically dry, Lombok’s trump card is its wonderful coastline, with its wild surfing big breaks on the south coast a magnet for surfers; the very scenic Sumbawa in east Lombok, offering low key tourism and some good surf breaks; the sweeping bays and calm waters on the west coast; and the fabled Gili Islands in the northwest, drawing visitors for action both in and out of the water as well as the mighty Mount Gunung Rinjani, a large active volcano looming over the island and the 3rd highest peak in Indonesia, luring trekkers. The Mount Rinjani National Park is a hugely dominant feature of the island.
At the foot of Mount Rinjani is the gateway village area of Senaru, where tourists can indulge in some great waterfalls and other spectacular natural scenery.
Mataram, Lombok’s capital and largest city, is a good spot for a Lombok vacation day trips to the surrounding areas, and nearby Senggigi, the islands principal tourist strip with a wide range of hotel, resort and villa destinations, is superbly positioned along a stretch of or sweeping bays, with the coastline from Senggigi beach to Mangsit beach in the immediate north and the fairly secluded beach of Batu Layar to the immediate south.
Just like its Bali namesake, Kuta is Lombok’s surfing mecca, a surfer’s paradise, but that’s where the similarity ends, where surfers can enjoy beautiful, largely deserted, white sand beaches and great surfing waves.
Just like Bali which is known for its wide selection of luxurious Bali villas accommodations, the two nearby peninsulas of Medana and Sire are home to some of the best resort and luxury villa destinations on the island.
So, if you’re interested to visit Lombok yet wanting still to stay in Bali, there are Bali villas near Lombok, which could be a good choice for accommodation while touring Lombok.
Located ten minutes’ drive from the quiet seaside village of Candidasa in East Bali, Villa Asada boasts of one of the most spectacular coastline panoramic vista views in Bali, which follows the coastline to the east and west, overlooking Labuan Amuk Bay, the shimmering sea, the Blue Lagoon, and the islands of Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan and Lombok.
Villa Asada is complete with four air-conditioned bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and a main Living Dining Room, with folding glass doors and a covered balcony running the full length of the room, thereby maximizing the breathtaking view and making it an ideal space for parties. The dining area is furnished with a table for ten.
There is also an open plan Kitchen that features a black polished granite central island, and is fully equipped and with walk-in pantry.
Completing the villa is the 18 x 4 meter infinity-edge pool that reaches out towards the sea, with a creamy-white Palimanan stone pool deck furnished with eight sunbeds and sun umbrellas.
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