Activities, diving & excursions
The resort offers complimentary snorkelling and kayaking straight from the beach, and can arrange for trips across to the nearby Gili islands.
The enormous main pool is a relaxing place for lounging around with a cool drink and if you'd like something quieter, there's is a smaller secondary pool. You can learn how to cook Lombok specialities in a cooking lesson, or try making djamoe — a traditional herbal drink.
Yoga and meditation classes run daily, as do cultural classes to explore the regions unique artisanal skills and techniques. The pearl cultivation class aims to promote marine conservation by teaching guests the process, and how ecologically-sensitive production can benefit the local area.
From March to October each year turtles use the hotel’s beach as a nesting site, and you can join walks with local staff to monitor the nests, and possibly see an adult lay, or youngsters escape back into the sea.
There’s also a library and antique shop, if you choose to recreate your room's decor at home.
The Gili Islands, a 15-minute boat ride away, have arguably some of the best dive spots in Indonesia. The resort works with DSM Lombok dive centre, a five-star PADI dive centre that can train beginner divers and offer more challenging dives to experienced divers.
You have a good chance of seeing sharks, turtles, morays, cuttlefish, octopus, scorpion fish, leaf fish and angelfish. Dive groups have a maximum of four people, and most qualification courses are offered.