Booking lombok holidays

Senggigi region is the main tourist destination on the island of  Lombok in Indonesia The main town is Senggigi itself, and the whole area is well known for its beautiful west facing beaches. The Senggigi region is formed by several adjacent yet subtly different areas all lying along the same 2 lane coastal road. The exact boundaries of each area can seem rather ill-defined. While pockets of development can be found in some areas, long stretches of open undeveloped land lie in between. Nightlife and major restaurants are concentrated in the central township of Senggigi. The first time visitor should be aware of these distinct regional differences. Simply booking a hotel in Senggigi could mean a relatively remote location where the town centre can only be reached by taxi or public transport.

Mangsit a little to the north of Senggigi township it has a well established hotel strip running along a long tranquil sweeping beach with traditional outrigger boats resting on the sand. Mangsit is the gateway to the northern area of activities at Gili island,tanjung and mount Rinjani It has well established resort hotel choices but few other tourist activities, such as shopping and nightlife. Mangsit can be quickly and conveniently reached from the centre of Senggigi by taxi or public bemo

Kerandangan in a large quiet bay to the immediate north of the Senggigi township with some rental villa's in the valley behind the beach.

Senggigi (centre) not a typical tourist resort town, such as may be found in Bali where a day can be spent shopping and socialising at the local bars and restaurants. However there are enough bars, pool tables, TV screens with sports broadcasts, relaxing lounge areas and beach side restaurants to keep people occupied should that be their focus. Many visitors use Senggigi as a home base and take day trips to the waterfalls, the Gili Islands, or just go exploring the still authentic villages, temples, and forest habitat found within a couple of hours drive.

Batu Bolong is to the immediate south of Senggigi and has a sparsely spread out collection of hotels, cafes, restaurants, several karaoke style establishments and a large barn like nightclub all situated along the coast road. A smaller restaurant and hotel strip is concentrated at the Senggigi end. It feels in the most part like a southern satellite extension of the Senggigi township. In the valley behind Batu Bolong is a large housing complex catering to both Indonesian and expatriate long term residents and visitors. Taxis, or bemo if during daylight hours, give very quick access the centre of Senggigi.

Both Mangsit and Batu Bolong are more focussed on the hotels situated along their respective beachfronts where at night the centre of Senggigi has a more lively street feel to it with live music playing and people moving about from one venue to another.

Lombok's tourism sector has had a difficult past decade and tourism activity in Senggigi went through a very subdued period with many developments halted and businesses closed.

Recently things have been starting to improve again, with new villas and hotels going up and new shops and tourism ventures opening. Senggigi is now becoming increasingly popular with visitors seeking out the stunning scenery and unique culture and flavours of Lombok.

Getting to senggigi area

Senggigi is about 15-20min north of the outskirts of the island's capital mataram ,airport taxi  and metered taxis are available for connections from the airport. Airport taksi are only for the use of passengers arriving at the airport and requiring transport to destinations across the island. They are not permitted to carry passengers to the airport when departing the island. Lombok's new international airport Bandara Internasional Lombok opened on 1 October 2011. The new airport in Praya has replaced operations at Selaparang International Airport in Mataram. Selaparang Airport was closed for airline operations on the evening of 30 September 2011.The new airport is located near the city of Praya on Jalan Raya, Tanak Awu Lombok Tengah in central south Lombok and is approximately 40km south of Mataram, and 55km southeast of the established Senggigi tourism precinct of West Lombok.

By taxi

It has been formally announced that the needs of arriving passengers at the new international airport near Praya (Bandara Internasional Lombok) will be served by Airport Taksi, provided by the Airport Taxi Koperasi previously serving Selaparang Airport, Bluebird metered taxi, and Express metered taxi, and go car

A metered taxi from the Bandara Internasional Lombok location to Senggigi cost will be approximately IDR135,000-155,000. A taxi from the Mandalika Bus Terminal in Sweta on eastern outskirts of Mataram will be around IDR60,000-65,000. Taxis use a meter and the charge is determined by both time and distance. A IDR17,500 airport taxi surcharge is payable when departing the airport in a taxi. Coupons are available at the Taxi Service counter immediately outside the airport terminal doors.

By airport bus

A public bus service is available from Bandara Internasional Lombok to service passengers wishing to travel to and from either Mataram or Senggigi. The 8 DAMRI buses serving the route are air conditioned and have a capacity of approximately 40 passengers.

The DAMRI bus services depart Senggigi from 03:00 and are listed as departing every 1.5h until the last departure from Senggigi at 20:00. The bus is meant to take about 1.5h but the trip time may be closer to 2h.

DAMRI services also depart from the Mandalika terminal every hour and proceed to the airport, commencing at 04:00 with the last bus leaving that terminal at 19:00.

The fare from/to Senggigi it is IDR35,000 and from the Mandalika terminal it is IDR25,000. Buses arrive and depart from immediately south of the Art Market on Jl. Raya Senggigi and from in front of the terminal building at the airport. Tickets are purchased at the counter or on the bus. Price from Airport is IDR35,000 (Sep2015).

Bemo

In daylight hours the a public bemo is available inside the parking area of the ampenan market and on the road way outside, the charge to travel up the coast to Senggigi is around IDR 10.000 plus extra charges for any larger items of luggage carried.

Bemo are also available to travel down the western coast from locations in the north of the island. Bayan, Tanjung and Pemenang have public terminal areas, the facilities at the terminals are quite rudimentary and resemble a parking area rather than a formalised terminal or interchange.

Sight seeing around senggigi

By bemo

Bemos are small covered pick-up trucks with narrow padded seating benches in the rear. They are the main means of short and medium distance transport in the rural and coastal areas of Lombok and can be hailed down on many streets. They will happily take you even short hops around Senggigi and the fares are inexpensive. Many bemo drivers are reluctant to venture further up the west coast than the northern end of Mangsit Village as the passenger densities drop dramatically from there on. The driver may want to turn back at this point if he does not have sufficient passengers. Bemo have normally stopped running by dusk on the west coast of Lombok. Travel agents can also get you on semi-regular shuttle services, which connect Senggigi, the airport, and the harbours of  lembar for bali ,teluk nare or bangsal for gili and bali

By car

Contact your travel agent or dail / whats app to +62818365070 you will get quick information about price car rental for in senggigi area

By motorbike

To hire a motorbike, expect to pay around Rp 100,000 for most model and possibly more in peak season when demand for rentals can be very high. Thoroughly check over the motorbike before signing the rental agreement. In Indonesia a helmet is required at all times, and lights should be illuminated whilst on the road.

By ojek or gojek

Prices are negotiable but a rule of thumb is Rp 10,000 if the destination is nearby.

By horse cart

Horse-pulled carts, known as Cidomo, are very common around Senggigi and all across Lombok. They are a good method of transportation for short distances such as from your hotel to a restaurant. Make sure to agree on the price before the journey and before alighting the cidomo. Rp 100,000 is the maximum price to pay for a short journey.

By boat

Traditional fishing boats known as perahu ply the waters around Lombok. They are instantly recognisable due to their outriggers, two lengths of extra large bamboo sealed at either end and attached by bars on both sides like a catamaran affording greater stability in heavy swells. They can also be chartered on the Senggigi beaches, either directly from owners (in which case some knowledge of Bahasa Indonesian or Bahasa Sasak will come in handy) or via any travel agent, who will of course take an often generous commission.

By bicycle

Traffic is relatively light throughout the island so travel by bicycle is quite possible and provides a very different cultural experience to other means of transport. Some of the hotels have bicycles available and Senggigi has a bicycle tour operator.

visiting interesting place near senggigi

Pura Batu Bolong, 2 km south of Senggigi. Small Hindu temple located in a scenic spot at a small headland overlooking Senggigi beach, named after a rock (batu) with a hole (bolong). At the tip of the this headland is an empty chair representing Brahma, the god of creation. Free entry, but you'll have to 'borrow' a sash (Rp 10,000 a throw) from one of the urchins if you don't have one already. Sunsets seen from here can be very impressive.

Senggigi Beach, A spit of sand stretching out from central Senggigi. This is Senggigi's raison d'etre but, by Indonesian standards, it's not all that spectacular. The beach is a sometimes a little dirty, the hawkers can be a nuisance and the Senggigi Beach Resort has grabbed most of the land. Some local surfers brave the smallish waves. A pathway has recently been built around the peninsular and it can be a pleasant promenade. The sunsets can be very beautiful.

Kerandangan beach, On Sunday afternoons Kerandangan beach is a popular destination for Lombok residents. They go there to wander about and socialise or sit on the sandy beach or grassy area behind the warungs. People often take a swim in the sea and later eat satay and other snacks made by Kerandangan villagers and sold in the beachfront warungs. There are also two small and more expensive venues with informal outdoor dining in a cluster of small baruga's with big cushions and relaxed service. They are set a little back from the beach and are open most days and nights. Full menus are available at these two venues and they offer an interesting alternative to the Senggigi township offerings. Recently access to the area has become a little less obvious and the number of beach side warungs has been reduced due to a large parcel of land being annexed for a new development. Look for an entrance toward the northern end of the bay.

Senggigi is a popular launch point for other activities on Lombok. Without the hassle of mataram  you can visit several other locations and come back to the same hotel each night. Tour operators can arrange these trips for you at around Rp 350,000 for a very basic short trip for the day including a private car and driver. Excursions to more distant locations are up around Rp 1.000,000 - 1.500,000 and would most likely include a guide for the day. Over night trips are easily arranged and the necessary accommodation charges for a guide and driver should be quite modest.

Popular excursions that can be done in a day trip include:

Village visits, including weaving villages and other handicraft-producers.

Waterfall During 2011 some very interesting new waterfall and village destinations are being opened up for tourism visits in the northern part of the island.

Scenic drive the coastal road to the north of Senggigi has recently been extensively upgraded turning this road into a popular scenic route with stunning vistas of quiet kampung, traditional rural activities, near deserted beaches and bright green rice fields with mountain backdrops. It has steep climbs over some of the headlands affording panoramic views of the coastline and the Lombok Strait. The drive northwards up the coast from Senggigi is a popular destination for young local couples and families going on Sunday outings. It is a stunning scenic and normally reasonably quiet drive and is serviced by small traditional roadside shops and warungs. Sundays can get a bit hectic on the roads, especially toward sunset. 

Activities around senggigi

Most activities around Senggigi revolve around diving, snorkeling, Fishing and hiking.

Surfing

Surfing Senggigi (Nayaka Surf School), Senggigi ( Raya Senggigi Km. 12 Senggigi, Lombok), +6281246401009 open from 09.00 AM - 10.00 PM. Nayaka Surf School, provides boards rental, surf lesson, surf trips for intermediate and professional surfer.

Snorkeling and spear fishing

There are a few nice corals with different types of fish in front of Kila Sengiggi hotel, the north side is more easier to access  Note that you have to wait for low tide when the sea is calm, during high tide the water is murky and there are strong and potentially dangerous currents.For extra interest and safety it is best to go with a diving buddy that has local experience with the currents and underwater geography of the coral reefs off Senggigi, Mangsit and Gili Islands.

Scuba diving

Several of the major local operators have offices in Senggigi. They also offer snorkeling trips

DSM Lombok : hotel puri bunga

Dive Zone-Lombok :Jl. Raya Senggigi  Professional diving operation 

Dream Divers Lombok: Jl. Raya Senggigi,  Professional diving operation  

Blue Marlin Dive Senggigi : Jalan Raya Senggigi

Fishing in senggigi

Lombok has so many fish in the water. Local traditional fishermen still using very simple equipment with small outrigger traditionally wooden boat, though a few professionals and experts have good branded equipment. 

Bicycle rides

Some of the hotels rent bicycles for riding around the Senggigi area. be carefull park bicycle,when you enter the shop or supermarket.

Massage

Traditional therapeutic massages are provide by local Sasak women both on the beaches, including Mangsit beach and at many of the hotels. It must be understood these are strictly traditional therapeutic massages provided by local Sasak practitioners.

shoping in senggigi

Lombok-style woodenware, decorated with local creatures and geometrical patterns in shades of black, brown and red, is sold in several shops in town. The tall masks are quite distinctive, though potentially difficult to get on the plane home. Boxes and bowls are also numerous. It's not as intricate and refined as Balinese arts, but it has a distinctive look and charm, and is quite inexpensive.

Make sure you are aware of your home countries import and quarantine restrictions as some require wood to be fumigated and inspected for vermin andpests. Nearby Australia for example has very strict regulations and failing to declare many items including those made of timber, seeds and some shell items may lead to heavy penalties and confiscation. Check your home countries import regulations and do not forget to declare the goods on the way in when you get back home or when passing through 'transit' countries such as Australia if you are clearing customs there.

Persistent hawkers push Komodo freshwater pearls on tourists, and will sometimes follow visitors for the length of the town. The pearls are quite pretty as costume jewellery, and make nice gifts or souvenirs, but the hawkers play on a misunderstanding of their market value. They will often quote a starting price of around Rp 300,000 for a strand, though they can be had for as little as Rp 35,000. Pearls for sale on the street tend to be the left-overs of the industry, with more flaws and variations in shape. They are normally fresh-water pearls and contrary to popular belief some of these come from China. Longer strands cost more. Better quality strands (rounder, more uniform pearls with fewer flaws) ought to cost more, though the hawkers seem not very sensitive regarding quality and will let you pretty much pick the one you want. Genuine (salt water) Lombok pearls are readily available and high quality examples can be found at one of the many speciality pearl dealers in Lombok.

There are also many handicraft items available as well as sometimes very good copies of antique artefacts such as Kris and many small traditional Sasak, Hindu and Buddhist items from Lombok's past as well as from nearby sumbawa and Bali, Senggigi Square and Senggigi Plaza.

Bank

Bank BNI (Bank Negara Indonesia), JL Raya, Senggigi,  +62 370 693 308 Senggigi's only bank branch, has forex facilities, an ATM and normal bank teller services. 

Eat in senggigi area

There are plenty of eating options in Senggigi, with a surprising array of Western-style dishes on the menu. Alas, local chefs are often better with the names than the recipes for Western favorites, and seem to follow a philosophy of "when in doubt, add more butter." Promotors will follow you along the street offering business cards, 10% discounts, and free "cocktails" to draw you in. Beware of discount offers, and before you bite, ask if VAT and service will be added to the bill. A promised 10% discount can quickly become a 10% surcharge after they hit you with tax and service.

Budget

Corn, Do yourself a favour, stop at one of the many roadside corn vendors. There is a great one on the cliffs before you get to Sengiggi. For around 30,000IDR you can get four corn cobs (spicy or sweet) beautifully cooked on coals and a drink or two. Pay them 50,000IDR and everybody leaves having a great day!

Warungs and small eating houses, Many roadside warungs sell local food to local people and visitors can join in. Some have very good food at a very reasonable price. Look for the busy ones and make sure you understand what you are buying. Watch and see how popular a warung is with the locals and you will have a strong indication of value and quality. The taxi driver rule is a good one to apply and it works in Lombok as well as anywhere else and they generally know where to eat and where not.

The Senggigi beach has a warung on the beach. It mostly serves satay (beef or chicken) and is very popular with the locals. Lucky vegetarians may happen to run into the local gado-gado woman that walks along the beach dishing out delicious and spicy Indonesian salad.

The Senggigi strip including Batu Bolong and Mangsit have many warungs and small eating houses.

At Kerungdangan there are many traditional warungs all along the beach and the area is most popular on Sundays when local villagers and people from the city and elsewhere will go there to visit the beach and eat traditional foods such as Satay. You need to look for the entrance running toward the beach from the main road. A token entrance fee is charged for cars and motorbikes (on the way out) and the normally quiet and pretty beach is worth a visit anytime. Sunday is the big day.

Klui beach is the next bay north from Mangsit beach and as with nearby Kerandangan it is a popular destination on Sundays. It offers an alternative to the tourist haunts of Senggigi. Have a coffee sitting on the beach or in the warung, a token exit fee is charged on weekends if entering by cars or motorbike from the highway.

On the hilltop between Klui beach and Setangi beach you can find Warung Manah and Adil right on the coastal highway on bend at the top of of the headland. Laid back and very basic, tea, coffee, other drinks, light snacks and sometimes light meals. Occasionally tourists will stop there, normally it is just frequented by locals from the nearby village or passing by. Great place to break a dive up the coast and enjoy the view to Bali or the sunset over .mount agung

The roads and kampung lanes of Lombok are often lined with such places to eat. Some are better than others, and then there are the ones that are plain scary and that no sane person would ever eat anything from. They are always a good place to meet the locals and have a snack, light meal, a class of tea or coffee. Best to ask for no sugar (tanpa gula) unless you like it very sweet.

Budget restaurants

Cak Por-cafe tenda, Jl. Raya Senggigi, (opposite Senggigi Abadi supermarket and the BNI bank and ATM). This cafe tenda (roadside marquee) provides traditional local dining at very reasonable prices and has an interesting menu. The BBQ fish and their nasi goreng seafood is delicious and very good value. The BBQ chicken dishes are a little small but tasty. Local sambal is normally served with meals and a tomato salad can be ordered. Staff are helpful relaxed, and friendly. They have many juice drinks and cold beer. It is dining "tenda" (under a tent) sitting at rough plywood tables set back a little from the road. Closed Sundays, opens at dusk and often until very late, it is very popular with both locals and visitors.

Mid-range

Bale Tajuk, Jl. Raya Senggigi. Small but popular eatery offering a range of local and Western dishes, including a fairly decent Lombok style ayam taliwangRp 20,000.

The Office. A tourist and expat oriented restaurant and bar on the water behind the market near the Sheraton. Its barn-style building is attractive, but the food is hit-and-miss and rather expensive. The soto ayamand chicken sandwich are pretty good though. They have a pool table a nice view of the beach and cold beer.

Papaya Cafe, Jl. Raya Senggigi, (not far from the Perama Office). Worth a visit for their Chinese or Italian food. Rp 35,000 to Rp 50,000 will get a good main course. The restaurant has a rustic atmosphere with a spacious dining room open to the street. Live music plays every night after 8PM. The sound level can be a bit excessive for dinnertime conversation and in later hours becomes quite loud.

Cafe Bumbu, Jl. Raya Senggigi. (in front of Papaya Cafe). Thai style food. Rp 30,000-50,000 will get a good main course. During the night it provides candle lit tables.

Taman Restaurant  Jl. Raya Senggigi, (near the Senggigi Beach Hotel). Serves Indonesian, Western and Indian food for a reasonable price. Expect to pay around Rp 30,000 upward for a main dish. They can disappoint at times, especially their breakfasts. They have an attached bakery selling rather ordinary breads and cakes. A hotel shuttle service is provided in the near Senggigi area but the driving style may give considerable alarm to many passengers.

Yessy Cafe, Jl. Raya Senggigi, (near the Sheraton Hotel). Indonesian, Western and Thai food for a reasonable price. Expect Rp 30,000 for a main dish. Friendly staff with complimentary hotel pickup and returns within the Senggigi area. The tax surcharge may surprise as it is not mentioned on the menu but is added to the bill total.

Coco Beach, Kerandangan beach. (just north of the Senggigi township and hidden away near the beach at the far end of the Kerandangan beach). Look for a small sign on the beach side of the roadway as you travel along Jl. Raya, Kerandangan. Mixed menu with Indonesian and European style food. Cold beer and other refreshments available. Choose carefully from the menu. May add a surprise taxsurcharge to the bill.

Sunshine Restaurant, Jl. Raya Senggigi (Almost opposite Marina nightclub). This restaurant has local Chinese Indonesian owners and provides a Chinese focussed menu. Beachside tables are available for dining or drinks and the kitchen serves good value and capably prepared meals. Table service is sincere but at times can be a bit too relaxed if someone is in a hurry, the kitchen however is normally very efficient. It is often overlooked by visitors but offers good quality food in a pleasant atmosphere at very moderate prices. 

Splurge

Asmara, Jl. Raya Senggigi . Light meals, drinks, lunch and night time meals. Asmara has a European influenced menu and a full professional kitchen. A live seafood tank provides a choice of fish and lobsters however an advance order for lobster is recommended. European style bread is baked every day and available for purchase from reception or the kitchen. The open and airy restaurant is over two levels and includes a beer garden for informal drinks or coffee. A complimentary pick-up and drop-off is available in the Senggigi area. Free WiFi is available to customers. 

Ye Jeon, Senggigi Plaza 2F. Korean restaurant. Probably the only one in all Lombok. Single dishes are reasonable (try the bibimbap, Rp 35,000) but sets with a full spread of banchanappetizers are pricier at Rp 80,000 and up, with 21% service/tax slapped on top. It may disappoint some people familiar with Korean food. There is an eclectic range of souvenir items available on their ground floor level.

De Quake, Jl. Raya Senggigi (on the beach, enter the Art Market from the main road and walk through to the beach), . Light meals, drinks, lunch and night time meals. Modern, minimalistic, lounge style interior on the beach with sunset view. Upstairs serving contemporarily styled Indonesian and Asian food, downstairs reserved for drinks and sunbeds.

Square Restaurant and Lounge, Jl. Raya Senggigi Km. 08 (at the front of Senggigi Square),4888, . Lunch, evening, open late. The most expensive and most stylish restaurant in town. Serves contemporary fusion style cooking in an airy and stylish upstairs terrace lounge overlooking the main road in the town centre. Dinner sets are good value and offer good mixtures. Vegetarians may have to get creative to find something other than pasta, noodles and tomato sauce, but adaptions to standard dishes are possible. Pay for service WiFi is available. From around Rp 30,000++.

Cafe Alberto, Jl. Raya, Batu Bolong (on the beach at the far northern end of Batu Bolong and just a few min from the centre of Senggigi township), 370 693 . 9AM-12 midnight. Italian and Indonesian cuisine with a romantic beachside atmosphere. Restaurant, cafe with a pizza oven, light meals and drinks. The excellent location and stylish facilities may provide more satisfaction than the food served from the kitchen. Providing breakfast, lunch or dinner. Swimming pool, on-beach and poolside dining available. A complimentary shuttle is available servicing the Senggigi area from 6PM-9PM. Free WiFi for guests.  

Drink or baverage

Senggigi's nightlife still suffers from far more supply than demand, with punters thinly spread and bars desperate for customers. Still places open and close but on Friday & Saturday nights the young crowd from Mataram push in a bit of life.

The Beach Club, Jl Raya, Batu Bolong, . A great place to start your early evening watching the sunset over Bali and enjoying cocktails/drinks, great Local and Aussie influenced meals also on the beachfront, open 8AM-10PM.

Happy Cafe, Jl Raya, Senggigi, live band with something extra. Local expats seem to come together here every Saturday night. A good place to start your night. 8PM-1:30AM.

Marina Cafe, Jl. Raya, Senggigi,  Every month a new live band from Jakarta or Bandung. Professional setup, good sound. Mostly free entrance, sometimes gigs with admission, closes around 12midnight-2AM. You can also purchase bottles of liquor here (vodka, rum, etc) until 6pm for around 150k-200k IDR ($10-$15 USD). This is one of, if not the only place in town that sells bottles of liquor.

Club 69, Jl.Raya, Senggigi. Karaoke and nightclub with ladies that entertain and encourage customers to sing with them. Open 8PM-2AM

Garden Café, Jl Raya, Senggigi (in front of the Manna Kebun Villas and Resort). 7PM-12:30AM. Has a shackvibe to it. Local, Thai and Western specialties. A variety of cocktails, spirits and beers. Live band playing every night doing renditions of classics, old rock and jazz songs; requests are welcomed

Sleep.

Bale Kampung Homestay, Jl. Kampung Kerandangan. Sold and closed November 2012 - no longer in operation. A different guesthouse at Batu Layar is operating under a similar name. Take caution when booking .

Lina's, Jl. Raya, Senggigi (opposite Marina nightclub and bar). checkout: Noon. Right on the beach in a nice area with magnificent sea-view and a nice outside dining area. Decent food. Dirty and worn rooms, presence of ants in some rooms, including in bed. Next door neighbor is a night club that plays very loud music every night until 3 am which makes it very hard to sleep, especially if your in the sea-view rooms which are closest to the night club. It's like trying to sleep backstage. Staff knows very well about this, but won't tell you about it at anytime, unless you ask them about it when the music has started around 9 pm. Free Wi-Fi, breakfast not included. From Rp 125,000 single room. Standard double room with fan Rp 150,000. Sea-view double room with AC and fridge Rp 250,000..

Pondok Siti Hawa Backpackers, Jl. Raya, Batu Layar (the first place you come to when travelling from Ampenam to Senggigi, exactly 4.1 km before the Senggigi post office on the left hand side of the main road). Look for the red, white and green sign. Travel slowly as it is difficult to see. A variety of bamboo and brick bungalows just 50 m from the beach set amongst a lush garden. Hosts Siti Hawa and her son make you feel wonderfully welcome. Siti Hawa is a great cook and you will really enjoy staying here. It is clean, cheap and great value. These owners have a committed social conscience and are trying to make Senggigi a better place for all. 

Raja's, Gang Arjuna. In the centre of Senggigi. Spacious bungalows with open-air bathrooms. Rp 200,000 per night

Hotel Ray. Nice building but situated near to several entertainment venues so a good night's sleep can be hard to come by. Rooms have cold water only and a fan. Rp 100,000 per night including breakfast. 

Sonya Home Stay, Jl. Raya, Senggigi 54 (opposite Asmara restaurant),. Traditional low cost losmen converted for use by budget travellers. Small self-contained rooms with a compact common access galley kitchen and guest refrigerator. This is very basic but clean accommodation and the owners are very helpful and friendly. Reasonable rates to both their own guests and others for daily tours in a brand new vehicle with their own driver and rental motor bike, laundry, internet with free WiFi. 

Villa Manis, Gang Arjuna, central Senggigi, ? +62 813 39567598 Private bungalow with swimming pool. US$35 including breakfast.

The Wira Cafe and Guesthouse, Jalan Raya Senggigi Km. 8 Senggigi Lombok 83355 (central Senggigi), ?+62 (0)370 692 153, Offers private rooms and one dorm room; Free WiFi, Located in the center = Music until midnight and everything in walking distance. 

Mid-range

Puri Bunga, Jl. Raya Senggigi, . Comfortable walking distance from Senggigi Beach, and has good views from the hillside location. Standard, deluxe and suite cottages with A/C, hot water, mini bar, TV, telephone and coffee making facilities, bar and restaurant, WiFi, swimming pool. Skype: puribungalombok. US$40-75.  Airport pick-up to this hotel could be reserved via [e-mail:linguistika3@gmail.com]

Puri Saron Senggigi Beach, Jl. Raya Senggigi, Krandangan . Fairly small Balinese-style resort hotel has direct access to the beach and is a 15 min walk from central Senggigi. Decent pool and a dinner buffet for Rp 55,000, but the musty rooms, while clean, have seen better days. Most rates include airport pickup and breakfast, this may be a good choice if you just need to overnight in Senggigi before striking out the next morning. US$35.   Airport pick-up to this hotel could be reserved via [e-mail:linguistika3@gmail.com]

Sunset House Hotel, Jl Batu Bolong Km 02, Batu Bolong (just before the hill approaching Senggigi township),. On the beach, 6 rooms catering to small groups, singles and couples. Convenient access to Senggigi over the nearby hill, nearby to local warungs, small bars and restaurants. From Rp 400,000++ with packages available.  Airport pick-up to this hotel could be reserved via [e-mail:linguistika3@gmail.com]

Splurge

Living Asia resort (previously known as Living Asia), (just past the middle of Mangsit on the beach), ? +62 370    693444, fax: +62 370 693 092, +62 370 693 206), Private beachside resort with spacious rooms, many of them with sea views, well maintained grounds, good facilities, internet, pleasant well trained staff, luxury pool, two seaside restaurants and lounge. 6 spacious private pool villas. New boutique hotel with views across to Mount Agung. US$67-170++.  edit Airport pick-up to this hotel could be reserved via [e-mail:linguistika3@gmail.com

Holiday Resort Lombok(previously known as Holiday Inn Resort Lombok), (just past the middle of Mangsit on the beach), ? +62 370 693444 fax: +62 370 693 092, +62 370 693 206),  Large beachside resort with spacious rooms, many with sea views, well maintained grounds, good facilities, internet, pleasant well trained staff, lagoon style pool, child minding facilities, and a health clinic. Spacious 2 bedroom apartments also available on the grounds. Some aspects of the hotel are a little style-dated, but it still has a well kept feel to it. It would be difficult to be too disappointed with this establishment. Banquet and function experience and facilities. On site medical clinic with qualified nurse and doctor on call. US$67-102++. Airport pick-up to this hotel could be reserved via [e-mail:linguistika3@gmail.com]

Jeeva Klui, Jl Raya Klui No 1 (on the beach just over the hill at the end of Mangsit beach. The location is described on many maps as ''Kelui''), ?+62 370 693035  fax: +62 370 693 036), . Small resort style boutique hotel at Klui in a pretty location fronted by a long quiet beach. Klui is a quiet location and this is the only hotel or tourist venture on this beach. Contemporary styled rooms open onto outdoor terraces and lounge areas with views of the pretty bay and across the water to Bali. 25 m swimming pool and open air hotel restaurant. WiFi, flat screen cableTV, DVD players, in room safes and hairdryers.  Airport pick-up to this hotel could be reserved via [e-mail:linguistika3@gmail.com]

Manna Kebun Villas, Jl. Raya Senggigi (entrance nearby to Sheraton hotel), ,  In a small valley at the northern end of the township area, contemporary design and fittings. Plantation/hillside setting a few min away from the Senggigi restaurant and bar strip. Each villahas 1-3 bedrooms, tea and coffee making facilities and its own private pool. Angsana US$250 ++, Balsa US$300++, Cendana (hotel villa with self contained facilities) US$750++.  Airport pick-up to this hotel could be reserved via [e-mail:linguistika3@gmail.com]

Puri Mas Beach Resort, Jl. Raya Mangsit, ?+62 370 693 831 , fax: +62 370 593 023),  On the beachfront at Mangsit beach and a short taxi ride to central Senggigi. Well appointed thatched cottages with ocean and garden views to stylish private villas each hosting their own 25m2 private pools. An exceptional spa facility and beachfront restaurant. Large infinity pool with sea views across to Bali, free WiFi throughout the property and rooms. The only resort in Lombok offering a No Children Under 12 years policy.  Airport pick-up to this hotel could be reserved via [e-mail:linguistika3@gmail.com]

Qunci Hotel and Poolside Villas, Jl. Raya Mangsit (middle of Mangsit on the beach and 10 min north of the Senggigi township), ?+62 370 693 800  fax: +62 370 693 802), . Small, peaceful and stylish resort along 150+ m of beachfront with good views across Lombok Strait towards Bali. Ocean view rooms, hotel villas with their own personal 8x3 m pools and garden view rooms. 3 large swimming pools beachside at the front of the hotel, a large spa with a variety of local treatments, WiFi throughout, 2 stylish restaurants popular with both Qunci guests and visitors staying at other hotels in the area. The chic and sophisticated décor is a mixture of modern architecture combined with local materials from Lombok and Bali and provides guests with a stylish calm in an Indonesian setting. US$80-275++.   Airport pick-up to this hotel could be reserved via [e-mail:linguistika3@gmail.com]

The Santosa Villas & Resort, Jl. Raya Km8 (large formal entrance on the main road), ?+62 370 693 090fax: +62 370 693 175), . Beachside resort style hotel in central Senggigi. Rooms have A/C, flat screen TV with 40 international channels, a coffee/tea maker and mini-bar. The hotel is equipped for large functions and adjoins the Senggigi beach with a swimming pool, spa, restaurants, and room service.US$65-500++.  Airport pick-up to this hotel could be reserved via [e-mail:linguistika3@gmail.com]

Senggigi Beach Hotel Pool Villa Club, Jl. Pantai Senggigi (turn left of the main road toward the beach near the centre of town), ?+62 370 693 210, fax: +62 370 693 200), . Large facility with a range of rooms, many with a nice sea view. Good access for a walk on the beach or to the shops and travel bureaus in town. The grounds are enjoyable and there are several good restaurants on the premises.Form US$80-160++, deluxe rooms and hotel villas from US$250-450. Airport pick-up to this hotel could be reserved via [e-mail:linguistika3@gmail.com]

Dream Estate, Jl. Wisata Alam (in walking distance to Kerandangan Beach and 4 min driving north of the Senggigi township), ?+62 370 692 033, fax: +62 370 692 033),  checkin: 14:00. All villas have AC, free Wi-Fi, flat screen TV, complete kitchen utensils, living room, etc. Some villas have their own private pool. There are barbeque spot, swimming pool, and garden. Suitable for both short and long stay. Price starts from € 75,-.   Airport pick-up to this hotel could be reserved via [e-mail:linguistika3@gmail.com]

Sheraton Senggigi Beach Resort, Jl. Raya Senggigi (at north end of the Senggigi township, next to the Art Market), ?+62 370 693 333, fax: +62 370 693 241), . checkin: 15:00; checkout: 12:00. All rooms feature High Speed Internet Access, flat screen TVs, and Sheraton Signature Sleep Experience. Has a variety of room styles, including poolside & terrace rooms, executive suites, and beachfront villas complete with butler service and private chef. Price starts from US$104-211++..

Jeeva Santai Lombok Villas, Jl. Raya Mangsit (at south end of Mangsit Beach, 5 mins north of Senggigi township), ?+62 370 619 7123, checkin: 15:00; checkout: 12:00. Jeeva Santai has 14 luxury villas and suites. Jeeva Santai is reserved for guests 13 years and up. In addition to private pool, restaurant, library and Sunset Bar, the resort offers guests free transport to its sister resort, Jeeva Klui, located only two kilometers away. Price starts from US$100++..  

Private villas

Villas listed here are completely private individual properties with their own pool and self contained support facilities including food preparation areas. One should always remember the label 'Villa' is one of the mostly widely abused words in the Indonesia travel industry.

Villa Qusia and Villa Qunan(affiliated with Qunci hotel at nearby Mangsit beach), located in the Mangsit foothills (follow small lane that turns off the main road opposite Qunci poolside villas), ? +62 370 693 800 , fax: +62 370 693 802), . Butler and chef provided to the villa Villa Qunan- is a stylish luxury 2 bedroom villa with private pool and luxurious facilities, wonderful gardens and breathtaking sunset views across the Lombok Straits to Bali. US$295++Villa Qusia- is a luxurious 3 bedroom villa on the hill above the village of Mangsit, good views of Bali’s Mt. Gunung Agung across the Lombok Strait. US$474++

Verve Villa, Jl. Raya Mangsit, Senggigi (about half way along Mangsit beach), ?+62 878 6143 9394 . On Mangsit Beach with views across Lombok Strait towards Bali. Private villa on 800 m². Butler service 7AM-11PM. Villa sleeps maximum 6 people. Airport pick-up provided. Located very close to Mangsit's smaller Mosque so if the call to morning prayers may cause upset due to interrupting your sleep then you may want to consider an alternative. Depending on personal sensitivity, calls to prayer or other daily announcements broadcast from the Mosque may not be found excessive but it is quite difficult to miss. 3 suite villa, inc private recreational facilities&pool, US$420-US$640++/night. also available per suite-accom for 2 persons inc shared recreational facilities and pool, US$110-US$150++/night, inc breakfast, extra bed US$25 net inc extra B/F. 

Hospitals

Several hospitals are located in Mataram including the islands main public hospital Rumah Sakit Umun Provenci, Risa Hospital in Cakranegara near Mataram mall and RS Harapan Keluarga in Selagalas east of the city.rumah sakit Biomedika jalan bungkarno mataram,rumah sakit graha mentaram 

Medical clinics

Holiday Resort Lombok-Medical clinic, Mangsit beach, Senggigi (halfway through Mangsit beach,the clinic is downstairs, on northeast corner of main building), +62 370 693 444 (fax: +62 370 693 092, +62 370 693 206). On site medical clinic with qualified nurse and doctor on call.

Klinik Risa(Risa Centra Medika Hospital), Jl. Pejanggik No.115, Cakranegara (just east of Mataram Mall on the right hand side of the road), +62 370 625 560. 24 hr emergency room. Full hospital facilities available on site, specialist consulting rooms and Dentist. 

Puskesmas Senggigi(Local health Clinic Senggigi township), Jalan Raya Kerandangan (Situated on the main road at the southern end of Kerandangan just past Puri Saron and Pacific Hotel). Very limited hours, normally in the evenings. This is a local municipal health clinic catering to the residents of the surrounding district rather than an emergency medical centre

Emergency services

Lombok Regional Police (National) (Polda), Jl Gajah Mada No7, Ampenan,  +62 370 693 110. 24 hour emergency number 110

Tourism Police Senggigi (Pos Polsek Senggigi), Jl. Raya Senggigi km 1 Senggigi (near the Art Market), ? +62 370 632 733.

Ambulance, +62 370 623 489
In emergency 118. The reality is that unless within the confines of the main city of Mataram/Ampenan/Cakranegara an ambulance is normally too far away to provide prompt transport in the case of a true emergency. Most often a taxi, police vehicle or a private car is used to get someone requiring urgent medical attention to a hospital. The ambulances in Lombok are more often used in the role of assisted patient transport rather than for first responder/paramedic supported emergency assistance and transport.

Post Office (Kantor Pos), Jl. Raya, Senggigi (opposite Bank BNI), +62 370 693 71

several Tips ( attitude )

1.Always use your right hand to point or offering anything to the locals community.

2.Several places rent mask-snorkel-fin sets, such as in  the beach near the Art Market or the Senggigi Beach Hotel ( bargain price before use it )

3.A long main road senggigi, rent motorbike & push bike ( ask helm and show your licence )

4.not smoke & eat on the road during ramadhan.

Telephone Service:
Cellular phone in Indonesia majority  is GSM . If you have brought your cellular handphone, you can purchase prepaid calling cards to make outgoing calls at lower cost than calling on your home SIM. Shops which sell these cards are prolific. Major service providers are: Telkomsel, M3, 3 and XL Ritel. Look for signs and banners with those markings. for refill gsm you find in indomart or alfa mart.

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