Oberoi Lombok, Medana Bay, Indonesia
As one of the best hotels on the island, the Oberoi Lombok exudes class from the moment you arrive. The white sand beach of Medana Bay is a beautiful setting and a good 45 minutes away from the crowds of Senggigi.
It is a three hour drive from the airport and has spacious manicured lawns, a relaxing spa and sports facilities including tennis court and croquet lawn. The pavilion rooms are big, with the marble bathroom as a major feature and large outdoor balconies to watch the sunset over the water if you are in an ocean view pavilion (which are also 40 square metres larger). The villas are really special, particularly the ones with a large private pool and views out to the ocean. Central to the resort are the triple reflection pools, one of which is the 40 metre swimming pool. From the hotel you can look out across the ocean with views of the Gili Islands and the tropical waters while behind you the awe-inspiring peak of Mount Rinjani can be seen among the clouds.
The Oberoi's famous poolside Lumbung restaurant is open year round and in the peak months of July and August and other busy times of year this is added to by a restaurant on the beach. If you have a long stay outside of July/August you may want to try the Tugu restaurant nearby as an alternative — details of our restaurant recommendations for the area are provided before you leave.
Because of the Oberoi's isolation and standing on the island you may find that your day to day costs for meals, drinks and activities are more expensive than other properties in the region. A drop off at the Gili Islands costs around £30 per person for the return speedboat journey and you can take the Oberoi's snorkelling gear with you. Please speak to your specialist for current guideline food and drink prices to help you budget accordingly.