Lombok is an island in the West Nusa Tenggara province of Indonesia with the Lombok Strait separating it from Bali. Lombok has beautiful beaches, waterfalls and it has the second highest volcano mountain in Indonesia, Mount Rinjani. Less commercialised than Bali, and in some places, almost untouched by commercialism, Lombok is often called the “unspoiled Bali” with relatively fewer tourists.
Five adults and a two year old boy were on this Lombok trip with three different agenda: two adults wished to climb Mount Rinjani; the boy’s parents just wanted an island holiday; and yours truly wanted to chill out at the resort – read, sleep, swim, eat and drink 🙂
We were in Lombok for 6D/5N and we stayed at Kebun Resort. Kebun means “orchard” in Bahasa Indonesia and this resort is so beautiful. Because its meaning is “orchard”, the resort has lush greenery landscape abundant with tropical flora and fauna all around the resort. However, the main attraction of the resort, I reckon, is the infinity pool.
The picture below was taken from the patio of my room – amazing huh? 🙂 While two of my friends were away for one night climbing Mount Rinjani, and the couple friends were busy taking care of their son, I spent a few hours each day for the next four days relaxing and chilling by the pool.
With the amazing landscape and facilities, the accommodation rates at this resort are reasonably priced. We paid about US$65 a night for a twin room. A double room probably costs about US$70 a night whilst a 1-bedroom villa costs US$185 a night.
This is the path leading to the villas – lots of trees, plants and flowers.
And the rather private entrance to a villa.