Lombok KutaLombok

The new Airport is only 20 minutes drive from Kuta Lombok.  Sure makes a huge difference.

There are two ways you can get to Lombok.

Fast Boat – Can take up to  6 hours Cost = 800,000 rup includes your transfer from your hotel.  Approx $80.  However lands in Singigi which is about a 1.5 hour drive from Kuta Lombok.

Air – 17 minutes $120 per person return.  Best to fly with Garuda. Book via Skyscanner.

We choose to fly because of limited time and the talk is that often the boats break down and can take a very long time to get there, and people are often extremely sea sick.

We have been to Lombok 8 times and so love it.  It truly is the Bali of old……When you arrive at the airport it is best to have your transport prebooked to save the continued harassments of tour scouts. Cost = around $20.   Our guides are great friends.  We are very close to their family and share many meals with them.  The girls love to feed us up.

Rian: 08 190 724 8494 – Aryan Lombok (Aryan)

David: 08 786 456 0785 David Transport Lombok (Suaminya Ana)

Kuta Lombok  is a surfers haven, for families I suggest a 3 – 4 night stay at the Novatel or for alot less money Puri Rinjani Hotel.  It’s best to book  The Hotel before you arrive on bookings.com.  It is right in the centre of Kuta  Lombok, has  a pool and is very popular.

Rian our driver and best friend in Lombok with John

For Surfers there are many breaks up and down the coast. John’s favourite being the reef break Gerapuk.

For the non Surfers relax on the beautiful white sand and enjoy a wonder of activities.

Food is reasonable in Kuta  Lombok  but do remember most resorts have a service tax of 21%.

 

        
Lombok from the reef

   

For transport from the airport in Kuta Lombok get in contact by text to

Rian 08 190 724 8494 email: artrisula@gmail.com or

David 087864560785 email: firgina@yahoo.co.id

Rian will organise all your transport needs whilst you are in Kuta Lombok.  He has a smile a mile wide and is a beautiful man.

Restaurants in Kuta Lombok

Our favourite being Sonya’s, read below her wonderful story….(the sassak chicken is my all time fav) very much like a Thai Chicken Curry.. Yummy…. The Secret Garden, Everyone must take a trip up the hill.

Sonya’s Story Her food is fantastic and reasonably priced.  Sassak is the style of food in Lombok.  Here is Sonyas Story.Born and Raised in  Kuta Lombokit is not uncommon that her family could not afford to send her to school.  At the age of 8 years old she sold pineapples on the beach with her two brothers.  At the age of 15 she was selling sarongs and did so for the next 12 years.  In 2010 Sonya befriended Jessica a 20 year old English girl.  Jess was so  inspired by Sonyas kindness and hospitality  that she helped Sonya to build her Warung.  Sonya has repaid Jess her loan but will always feel indepted to Jess for giving her this opportunity.  She has now teamed up with the community of  Kuta  Lombok  to help create Solah, a sister bar and warung which sits further along the road.  We eat many meals at Sonyas, she is such a vibrant kind caring lovable person.

Sue’s Restaurant on the top of the hill has great views, great food & fabulous Wines, Cocktails and Cold Beers.

Soccer and Stick Fighting

Like every where you will always be able to see a game of soccer.  Each July sees the whole of Lombok compete in Stick Fighting.  Yes thats basically what it is…. you fight with a stick.  I found it very cruesome and just wanted to Betadene the boys injuries, but this is their custom and they can win good price money.  $10 a a fight.  I enjoyed the tribal dance more so at the end of each match.  A great custom to see.

 

 

 

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