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Best places for breakfast in Kuta Lombok

Looking for the perfect start to the day? Look no further; we have curated a list of our top breakfast locations in Kuta Lombok for every taste and inclination.

The Euro
Good coffee and amazing freshly baked pastries and breads then THE BREAKERY is what you need.  This French-owned and managed cafe is located on the main Kuta high street and has indoor and outdoor seating and a large range of freshly baked goods as well as breakfast options like sandwiches.

Croissants are delicious, as are the omelettes with fresh sour dough; for lunch, the chicken baguette is fantastic, and the bagels make a nice filling snack washed down with freshly squeezed orange juice and coffee.

Open; closes at 6 p.m.
Phone: 0811-3812-124

Distance from Amani: 3 min.

Antipodean
It is not actually Australian but was created by a Kiwi couple.GECKO Cafe serves a delightful modern Australian menu with a host of filling, freshly made breakfasts, including bowls, toasts, and a good range of egg-based dishes. They have great coffee, fresh juices, and a diverse all-day dining menu and are located in the heart of town, with a stylish cafe-style design and an indoor working area.

Hours: 
Closed until 8 a.m. Tue
Phone: 0823-4196-3558

Distance from Amani: min.

The hub
Milk Espresso, for years an absolute staple in Kuta and the hub of expat life, has been closed for renovations due to COVID but will soon reopen with a new menu and decor.A popular breakfast spot that serves an international spread and excellent coffee.Milk has two levels and an indoor area popular with remote workers,  evenings they have a variety of specials and live music nights that get very vibrant in the upstairs bar area.

Closed until 7 a.m.
Phone: 0823-5917-7439

Distance from Amani: minutes

Your guide to South Lombok’s best beaches

Lombok is known for some of the world’s most beautiful nature and astonishing beaches. We have compiled below a list of our favorite spots, all within a short distance from the villa.

The Villa Amani is perfectly located in Kuta, which allows for the best access to all of South Lombok’s beaches and beauty spots.

Segar Beach
This spot is good for intermediate to experienced surfers, is a great place to marvel at the surrounding scenery, and is a very popular place to watch the sunset.

Certain sections of this beach are okay for swimming when the tide is high, but generally, it is quite rocky.

It is easily accessible from the town of Kuta, and along the main beach are a number of small restaurants and bars.

Distance from Amani: 10 min.

Best beaches in Kuta Lombok

Novotel Beach 
A great option for families or just chilling out, the beach in front of the Novotel is a very flat lagoon with no swell at all, making it perfect for children or just relaxing. Due to the fact that it is on the rivermouth, the water is not particularly clean, but nonetheless, it is a nice place to get a cabana and relax for the day.

You can usually buy a pass for the day or the week from the Novotel where you can use all of their facilities and get a discount on food and beverages.

Distance from Amani: 8 min.

Tanjung Ann
A must-see in Lombok and one of our favorites, this white sand horseshoe beach with views of the Bukit Merese is truly world-class. A great place for beginner surfers and longboarders, you can rent boats or instructors from one of the many beach cafes to take you out to the breaks around 500 meters offshore.

Warung Turtle is our favorite spot for relaxing with a coconut or beer, and the seafood is also very good here; sometimes, if you want lobsters and prawns, it’s best to book in advance.

Distance from Amani: 15 min.

Kuta Mandalika
The local Kuta Beach that has been redeveloped by the government is a long white sand beach with a large walking path, toilets, and facilities lining the beachfront. It’s a good place to swim as there are no currents, and although the development is quite new, once it grows out, I’m sure it will be a popular place due to its proximity to town. It’s popular with kite surfers and kayakers due to the lagoon nature of the beachfront.

Distance from Amani: min.

Best beaches in Kuta Lombok

Selong Belanak 
one of the world’s best stretches of white sand beach, with untouched surroundings and almost prehistoric coastline views. A perfect beach for swimming, walking, and learning how to surf, there are a couple of restaurants on the beach, and you can rent boards and arrange lessons with the various beachside surf schools.

Distance from Amani: 25 min.

Serangan
A little ways up from Selong Belanak, this less-known beach is also idyllic, and varying swell conditions allow you to paddle. It is a good wave for surfing, and even beginner groups do go there; however, there is a lot of current, so it is best to go with a guide or instructor. Segara Resort is our pick to hang out next to the pool, enjoy some food, and soak up the sun.

Distance from Amani: 30 min.

Gerupuk Bay
A beautiful bay on the other side of Tanjung Ann offers five surf spots for surfers of all levels, from beginner to advanced.From the village of Gerupuk, you can jump on a local boat for a few dollars that will take you to the breaks and wait while you surf. The team at Amani can assist in arranging tours and boats.

Distance from Amani: 15 min.

Best beaches in Kuta Lombok

Are Guling
long beach with varying sands that extends a couple of kilometers, parts of which are accessible at low tide. Popular with experienced surfers and better in the wet season, it’s a short drive from Kuta, which makes it popular with locals. There are a number of beach warungs at Are Guling and some small cafes in the village.

Distance from Amani: 15 min.

Pantai Mawun
Untouched horseshoe bay has white sands, a couple of local food stalls on the beach, is great for a swim, and has some waves depending on the swell and season.

Distance from Amani: 10 min.

Best beaches in Kuta Lombok

Mawi

Great in the dry season and caters to experienced surfers, but somewhat secluded and with limited food and drink options other than basic noodles and soft drinks.It’s a nice drive to access through the hills and forest areas of the forestry areas, but we wouldn’t recommend swimming due to the strong currents and isolated location.

Distance from Amani: 25 min.

Activities and things to do around Kuta Lombok.

Kuta Lombok‘s ideal coastal location makes it the perfect place for a fun-packed experience with endless activities and excursions for you to enjoy, all within a short distance from the villa.

We have collected some of our favorite things to do in Kuta Lombok and the surrounding area, as well as some companies that can help with wellness, excursions, and activities.

The team at Villa Amani can help you book these excursions with our trusted partners.

Diving

Lombok has a plethora of fantastic dive sites, ranging from Hammerhead Point to the Gili Islands, as well as numerous dives near Kuta Mandalika.There are several dive shops in town, but we recommend Blue Marlin for fun dives as well as PADI training and courses.They are located near Bush Radio and the fish market.

https://www.bluemarlindive.com/

Diving in Kuta Lombok

Free Diving 

If you want to take your diving and aquatic pursuits to another level of focus and discipline, then you should try free diving. There are a number of operators in the Gili Islands and a handful in Kuta that can take you for training, such as Blue Marlin, mentioned above, and Free Dive Gili.

https://www.freedivegili.com/

Free Diving in Kuta Lombok

Surfing 
Lombok is well-known for its surfing and has several world-class waves, including desert point and others. Whether you are an accomplished surfer or just looking to learn and have fun, there are a number of beaches and breaks close by the villas, and we can arrange for teachers and guides to help you on your search. A couple of notable waves near Villa Amani are Gerupuk, Tanjung Ann, Seger Reef, Are Guling, Mawi, and Eka’s.

Surfing in Kuta Lombok

Hiking and Trekking
Known for its pristine natural beauty, there are a number of amazing treks, walks, and hikes, some around Kuta Lombok and others around the island, such as the epic Mount Rinjani. Just on your doorstep is Bukit Merese, an iconic headland walk that follows the coast from Kuta to Tanjung Ann, a fantastic place to watch the sunset. For more intense hikes such as Mount Rinjani, you will require a guide, which the villa can arrange, but for ones closer to home, just boot up and hit the trail!

Kuta Lombok

Paragliding 
South Lombok is ideal for paragliding due to its undulating hills and sharp Headland cliffs, as well as the warm ocean breeze. There are a number of instructors and operators in Kuta Lombok who can execute tandem flights and even training sessions solo. It’s a great way to view the landscape from above, and there are many locations where paragliders alight.

Paragliding Kuta Lombok

The best restaurants in Kuta Lombok

Best Kuta Lombok Restaurants

Welcome to our 2022 guide to the best restaurants in Kuta Lombok. Kuta Lombok and the surrounding area have a wealth of restaurants, bars, coffee shops, local food warungs (local food stalls), and beach clubs.

No matter what your culinary choice, wellness goals, or dietary requirements are, there will be something in town that suits your needs. We have compiled a small list of our favorite restaurants, bars, clubs, and cafes for you to try when in Kuta Lombok, all within a few minutes from the villa.

Restaurants serving international cuisine

Markisa
Kuta Mandalika

Crisp, clean Mediterranean food in an idyllic rooftop setting
Drive from Villa Amani 3Mins
https://www.instagram.com/markisarestaurant/


Central Kuta Le Too Much

mixture of French and world cuisine with colorful hosts and a fine wine cellar.
2 minute drive from Villa Amani
https://www.instagram.com/letoomuch_kuta_lombok/ 

Mexican food in Kuta Lombok

El Bazar
Central Kuta

Moroccan cuisine and one of the oldest restaurants in Kuta
Drive from Villa Amani 5Mins
https://www.instagram.com/elbazarlombok/

Satu Lagi
Central Kuta

Mexican restaurant with a good variety of dishes and a vibrant hipster crowd
Drive from Villa Amani 2Mins
https://www.instagram.com/satulagilombok/

Tagine in Kuta Lombok

Kuta Lombok bars and cafes

Yogi Bar
Central Kuta

Good expats hang out with steak nights on Friday and a mixture of French and Asian cuisine.
Drive from Villa Amani 3Mins
https://www.instagram.com/satulagilombok/

Gecko Cafe
Central Kuta

Good modern Australian breakfast menu served all day with great hosts and a fun party atmosphere on weekends.
Drive from Villa Amani 3Mins
https://www.instagram.com/gecko.kutalombok/

Bush Radio
Central Kuta

Go to a morning coffee spot with good, simple CAFE food, friendly staff, and a chilled-out CAFE vibe.
Drive from Villa Amani 2Mins
https://www.instagram.com/gecko.kutalombok/

Mahogany
Jl. Mawun Kuta

Affordably priced healthy cuisine in a pleasant backstreet setting.
Drive from Villa Amani 3Mins
https://www.instagram.com/lombok_mahoganycafe/

Pasta in Kuta Lombok

Restaurants serving European cuisine

Rocksalt
Central Kuta

A mixture of English and international savory meals at affordable prices with great desserts
Drive from Villa Amani 3Mins
https://www.instagram.com/rocksalt_lombok/


The Breakery

Central Kuta

Hands down the best bakery in town—a great spot for lunch or breakfast with fresh croissants, baguettes, and sourdoughs.
Drive from Villa Amani 2Mins
https://www.instagram.com/thebreakerylombok/

Tagine in Kuta Lombok

Loka
Central Kuta

Located as part of the gym, the menu is healthy and filling, making it a great spot for all-day dining. Check their Instagram, as on weekends they have barbecues.
Drive from Villa Amani 3Mins
https://www.instagram.com/loka.lombok/

Restaurants serving Indonesian and Asian cuisine

 

Jiang Nan
Central Kuta

Freshly made Chinese and Asian food; one of the best restaurants in town in our opinion; a very nice restaurant space; friendly staff; and great management.
Drive from Villa Amani 3Mins
https://www.instagram.com/jiangnanlombok/

Kemangi
Central Kuta

The island’s largest wine distributor owns this upscale Indonesian and international restaurant, which has excellent sales.The restaurant also has a bottle shop that sells spirits and wines.
Drive from Villa Amani 3Mins
https://www.instagram.com/kemangilombok/

Bamba
Central Kuta

A mixture of Indonesian and international menus in a vibrant hipster environment
Drive from Villa Amani 3Mins
https://www.instagram.com/bamba.id/

Fresh lobsters in Kuta Lombok

Seafood restaurants

Sonyas
Mandalika

Traditional Lombok seafood restaurants where you can purchase fresh fish, prawns, lobster, and other seafood and grill it directly on the coconut husk.
Drive from Villa Amani 4Mins

Seasalt
Kuta Beach/Mandalika

seafood restaurant with a host of international-style dishes.
Drive from Villa Amani 3Mins
https://www.instagram.com/seasaltlombok/

The Catch
Central Kuta

Predominantly a seafood restaurant with a wide international menu.
Drive from Villa Amani 3MinsS

Best food in Kuta Lombok

Beach clubs and day clubs

Segara
Torok

Probably our favorite beach club on the island, it is very secluded, has a small but well executed menu, and is a great place to stay for a few days and enjoy the peace and quiet.
Drive from Villa Amani 30Mins
https://www.instagram.com/segaralombok/

Sempiak 
Selong Belanak

Located on the legendary Selong Belanak beach, this resort has a beachside menu, which is a great place to hang out on Sundays, have some food, and relax.
Drive from Villa Amani in 30 minutes: https://www.instagram.com/lautbirubarrestaurant/