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Best Villa in Lombok

Are you looking for the best villa in Lombok to enjoy your stay in the beautiful tropical island of Lombok? then look no further!  

Visiting Lombok

Lombok island only a twenty minute flight from Bali and boasts awe-inspiring natural scenery,  rich cultural diversity and some of the best beaches, mountains and surf in the world.

For many years Lombok has been known for the five star resort hotels and independent villas found along its north eastern coast namely in Senggigi as well as the three Gili islands to its north.

In the last five years Lombok has developed and a more independent, boutique style of accomodation can be found along the south coast in and around Kuta and Selong Belanak.

South Lombok

The south of Lombok offers a more natural and unscripted experience with arguably far nicer beaches and a less developed and more natural feeling to the area.

South Lombok also attracts a younger European clientelle and because of this is host to many wonderful international restaurants, cafés and coffee shops for tourists and locals to enjoy.

When searching for the best villa in Lombok there are many options and many locations worth considering however it is our opinion that Kuta in South Lombok is both strategically and conveniently the best location to enjoy your holiday.

Since the airport moved from north of the island now to the south Kuta is only a short drive from the International Praya Airport

The close proximity to the airport and ferry ports makes the South of Lombok very easily accessible and convenient especially now international flights are flying directly to the airport.

The best villa in Lombok

Villa Amani in Kuta Lombok is arguably one of the best villas in Lombok due to its central location, beautiful tropical design and most importantly secluded privacy and excellent team members to ensure your stay as both memorable and enjoyable.

To ensure Villa Amani is the best villa in Lombok we have worked to ensure the property is perfectly designed and meticulously maintained and have created a number of community lead experiences for guests to enjoy.

Villa Amani’s location allows guests to walk into the town centre and enjoy all the local amenities but also have close proximity to some of the best beaches and activities of the island has to offer.

And when guests stay in Villa Amani the best villa in Lombok they can rest assured that we do all we can to ensure the villa is both sustainable, stylish and welcoming.

For more information contact us here.

World Superbikes Lombok 2022

World Superbikes Lombok 2022 in Kuta Lombok.

With the success of last years WorldSBK event in Kuta Lombok and the awesome MotoGP race in 2021 we look forward to welcoming riders and spectators again for the World Superbikes Lombok 2022.

With this already iconic track in Kuta Lombok get ready for World Superbikes Lombok 2022 the pinnacle of the racing calendar in the beauty of Lombok.

We have put together some information to help you make the most of the racing weekend.

When is the event in Kuta Lombok?

The whole event date

11th – 13th November 2022

The main event (race day) 

13th November 2022

Where is the event in Kuta Lombok?

Address:

Mandalika Street Circuit
Mandalika
Indonesia

World SuperBikes On site helpline:

+44 7973 748591

Travel tips and things to do in Kuta Lombok:

Try some of Kuta Lombok’s restaurants click here for more information.

Learn how to get to Kuta Lombok by boat, plane or car click here.

Learn to surf at one of the amazing surf beaches in Lombok, click here for more information.

Check out some other activities to do while you in Kuta Lombok, click here for more information.

Best places for breakfast before the race click here.

Click here to see some other places to visit when your in Lombok.

Want to relax?  then click here to see the best beaches in South Lombok.

Trip advice

From Singapore and Malaysia, you can take a direct flight to Lombok International Airport, which is located not too far from Mandalika. Flights are also available from various major cities in Indonesia such as Jakarta, Surabaya, and Bali. From Jakarta, the flight will take about 2 hours, while from the nearby Bali, it will only take about 30 minutes.

You can get a taxi at the airport, or arrange a private pickup through us. Car rental is also an option, our hotels have ample parking.

From Bali, you can also take a ferry from Padang Bai Harbor to Lembar Harbor in Lombok. From there you can take a bus or a taxi to Mandalika that will take about 2-3 hours.

For more information about the race and the World Superbikes in Lombok visit the website.

https://www.worldsbk.com

A guide to the Best food from Lombok

Indonesia is well known for its wide diversity of culture, customs and people and this is represented wholesomely in its food and dining culture.

Sate Rembiga Lombok best food

Lombok is no exception and we have put together a list of the best local food in Lombok that you must try.

1. Plecing Kangkung

One of the most appetizing Lombok specialties you must taste is Plecing Kangkung, and it is definitely recommended for all vegetable and seafood lovers. This spicy water spinach salad has a unique limp look yet crunchy texture. The blanched veggies are topped with a chili and shrimp paste dressing, grated coconut, garlic, deep-fried peanuts, and lime juice.

Rumah Makan Taliwang H. Moerad

Address: Jl. Pelikan, Pejanggik, Kec. Mataram, Kota Mataram, Nusa Tenggara Barat

Opening Hours: 7 am to 10 pm

Ayam Taliwang Lombok

2. Ayam Taliwang

Ayam Taliwang is typical Indonesian grilled chicken. Yet, what makes it unlike other Indonesian grilled chicken is the main ingredient, or “ayam kampung”, meaning chicken from the village – it usually tends to be smaller, juicier and more organic than the rest. The fowl is covered in “taliwang” sauce, made of shrimp paste, garlic, lime juice, chilies, salt, and candlenuts. Gobble it up while it’s still hot.

Rumah Makan Taliwang

Address: Jl. A. A Gede Ngurah No.26, Cakranegara Timur, Cakranegara, Kota Mataram

Opening Hours: 9 am to 10 pm

3. Sate Bulayak

What sets this beef satay apart from other skewered dishes is its companion, often called Bulayak. It’s a type of compressed rice cake, wrapped in palm leaves has an elongated shape. This special dish is served with a spicy, coconut milk sauce. There are plenty of vendors selling this food – however, the one in Taman Suranadi is highly recommended.

Sate Bulayak Suranadi

Address: Suranadi, Narmada, West Lombok Regency, West Nusa Tenggara

Opening Hours: 8 am to 6 pm

4. Sate Rembiga

Sate Rembiga has been popular since the Pejanggik royal family, in Rembiga Village, introduced it to the public. This typical dish is made of marinated diced beef, skewered, then grilled over hot charcoal. The blend of spicy and sweet flavors whets everyone’s appetite. Enjoy it with either steamed rice or compressed rice cake.

Warung Sate Rembiga Utama

Address: Jl. Wahidin Sudirohusodo No.5, Rembiga, Selaparang, Kota Mataram

Opening Hours: 9 am to 11 pm

5. Ares

It might sound bizarre to hear that banana stems can be turned into a delicious meal – but, that’s how Ares is made. This dish is commonly found in wedding ceremonies and religious festivals and it is a type of curry in which beef, chicken, and fish are all included. The meat is simmered together, along with coconut milk and some aromatic herbs, such as galangal, ginger, and turmeric.

Waroeng Ares Lombok

Address: Jl. Raya Senggigi No.18, Meninting, Batu Layar, Kabupaten Lombok Barat

Opening Hours: 8 am to 12 pm

6. Sate Ikan Tanjung

Sate Ikan Tanjung is so called because it originates from Tanjung, a district of North Lombok. Ground fish, mostly tuna, is mixed with galangal, coconut milk, lemongrass, chilies, garlic, and kaffir lime leaves, then pressed onto a bamboo stick and grilled over smoldering coal. To seek the vendors selling this seafood dish, you better go in the afternoon or evening.

Sate Ikan Khas Tanjung

Address: Jalan Raya Tanjung, Sokong, Tanjung, Sokong, Tanjung, Kabupaten Lombok Utara

Opening Hours: 2 pm to 8 pm

Nasi Puyung Lombok

7. Nasi Puyung

Nasi Puyung is basically steamed rice – it’s usually accompanied by several traditional dishes, such as Ayam Suwir (shredded chicken, cooked with lemongrass, chilies, and shrimp paste), Kering Kentang (crispy fried potato slices), Tumis Kacang (sauteed string beans), and sambal (spicy hot sauce). Add some fried soy beans for the garnish and you have the perfect meal.

Nasi Balap Puyung Inaq Esun

Address: Jl. Raya Puyung, Puyung, Jonggat, Kabupaten Lombok Tengah

Opening Hours: 8 am to 2 am

8. Bebalung

“Bebalung” means “animal bone” and this dish is made from either goat or cow ribs. This soupy meal is available during cultural festivals and always overshadows other Lombok specialties. The ribs are stewed with tamarind leaves, garlic, shallots, ginger, galangal, salt, and pepper. It is served hot with steamed rice, lime juice, and spicy hot sauce (sambal).

Warung Bebalung Sapi

Address: JL Surenadi Narmada, RT. 01, Narmada, Lembuak, Mataram, Lombok Barat

Contact Numbers: +62 879-1796-3331

9. Ikan Bakar Pantai Nipah

One of the greatest ways to enjoy an exotic Lombok beach is by having a bite of Ikan Bakar Pantai Nipah, which is a special grilled fish found on Nipah Beach. The fish is marinated in varied seasonings, such as lime juice, garlic, chilies, ginger, and sweet soy sauce, then grilled over hot coals. Other variations include squid and shrimp and you shouldn’t miss out on any of these fine meals.

Ikan Bakar Pantai Nipah

Address: Pemenang, Kabupaten Lombok Utara

Opening Hours: 24 hours

10. Beberuk Terong

Are you an eggplant lover? If so, try Beberuk Terong, a tasty dish in two types – the raw and cooked. The raw version is normally devoured with spicy tomato sauce and chopped string beans, while the cooked version is usually roasted, shredded, and topped with spicy sambal. It’s good to eat it with steamed rice, Plecing Kangkung, and Ayam Taliwang.

Kerandangan – Ikan Bakar, Sate Bulayak, Pelecing Kangkung

Address: Jl. Raya Senggigi No.16, Senggigi, Batu Layar, Kabupaten Lombok Barat

Opening Hours: 4 pm to 12 am

Lombok foods are indeed worth trying

If you are about to visit Lombok, be sure to include a culinary trip into your main itinerary. Try an assortment of delicious cuisine, from the fresh Lombok salad called Plecing Kangkung and Beberuk Terong to the tender, grilled, organic chicken, known as Ayam Taliwang.

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Things to do in Lombok

Lombok is an island with a variety of different landscape and environment that yields endless things to do and explore.

Most people come to Lombok for surfing, wellness or to explore the beaches but there is so much more to do in this incredible island including tracking, walking or just soaking up their astonishing natural beauty of Lombok.

We have put together a couple of our favourite things to do when on the island of Lombok and being located in Kuta Lombok Villa Amani is the perfect staging point for the whole island.

Located close to the International Airport and close to the new Mandalika MotoGP track Kuta has fantastic connections from both air land and sea.

My wife and photographer Alina Zhuravlova loves Lombok as it is a stark juxtaposition to her usual work in fashion and retail photography. We have collated some of her recent work below for your enjoyment when we were last on the island.

Lombok remains a place for inspiration and relaxation which we hope we can share with you.

Images from the top, click the links for location.

Selong Belanak beach
Sembalun Hiking
Sunset at Air Guling
Beach at Segara Resort
Driving Around Kuta Lombok
Boats at Tanjung Ann
Kuta Village
Air Guling with the tide out

So get out there and explore and let us know what you.

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Resort or Private Villa in Lombok

When booking holidays you’re often faced with the dilemma whether to book a resort, hotel or private villa. 

Interiors at Villa Amani in Kuta Lombok

With Kuta Lombok expanding with its options of accommodation many people are now torn whether to look for a resort or private villa both of which are still in relatively limited supply opposed to homes days and small hotels.

In this article we hope to outline some of the pros and cons of staying in a resort or a private villa and outline some of the benefits that we offer here at Villa Amani Lombok and the Niyama Villas.

The Differences between Resort or Private Villa

The difference between a resort and a villa is that a resort has everything onsite – restaurants, entertainment, activities, etc. Resorts also tend to have many guests.

Villas are more private, luxury residences designed for a relaxed, intimate feeling. The number of rooms is limited, usually enough for a multi-family vacation. It is not uncommon for villas to have private pools, private balconies and private beaches.

Something Unique

In most cases, the larger resorts are part of a larger management company, so in our experience, although there is an element of certainty, you often lose the personal touches and local elements that individual Villa owners can give to their properties.

Privacy and Space

The ultimate benefit of a private villa is that you have complete privacy, and guests warrant a discretional service tailored to their needs. So if you’re looking for that perfect vacation to spend time with friends, loved ones, or family, a private villa allows you the space and peace to do this.

 
 

Tailored Facilities and Amenities

As resorts usually have many facilities and amenities onsite with private villas, owners and managers are often more creative in the additional facilities and amenities they can provide guests.

At Villa Amani Kuta Lombok for example, although we have a huge pool and various fitness equipment onsite, we also offer a range of wellness and fitness activities the guests can engage in the comfort of their Villa.

Food and Beverage

With resorts having restaurants on-site in most cases, private villas do not; however, in the case of Villa Amani Kuta Lombok we are located close to the town centre, which has a Full range of different restaurants, cafés and options for any dining.

Also, with the private villa, you have a large kitchen and entertainment area that is perfect for cooking at home, ordering takeaway from the many restaurants close by or even hiring one of our recommended personal chefs to cater.

With dietary requirements and people wishing to know more about the food, they consume the private Villa offers a flexible and transparent approach to good wholesome food and dining.

The Final Word
Obviously, there are pros and cons to taking a resort or a private villa; however, in the case of Villa Amani and Niyama, the service model and guest offerings have been lovingly prepared to offer a more unique experience to guests.

So when booking your next holiday, instead of just another cookie-cutter hotel or resort, try something different and private and make meaningful, memorable experiences.

Girls at Villa Amani

Sustainable villa design in Kuta Lombok

From the layout of the house to the appliance you fill it with, there are many things you can do to make your home more eco-friendly. 

When it comes to a new villa build, there are many things you can do to minimise the impact on the environment, from the construction to actually living in your new home.

It’s crucial to do your research and get these decisions right in the planning stages, as many things can be expensive, not to mention wasteful, to change later.

We try to incorporate as many sustainable initiatives into Villa Amani Kuta Lombok as possible in both design and actions.

Sustainable homes may be sustainable in the way they’re built, from the building materials used to the building techniques, or eco-friendly to live in – or preferably both!

We’ll look at different ideas, tips, and inspiration for designing a sustainable home.

When it comes to sustainable house design, the first thing you’ll need to do is choose the right location.

For more details contact our friends at https://eco-mantra.com/

LOCATION
A few location factors can influence how eco-friendly your home and/or your lifestyle will be:

Proximity to infrastructure: Installing new infrastructure and utilities systems will inevitably have a huge impact on the local environment, so try to look for a site that takes advantage of existing infrastructure, unless you’re planning to go off-grid.

Proximity to transportation: Sustainable house design has wider considerations than the house itself. For example, living close to public transport can help you to pursue a much more eco-friendly lifestyle compared to driving your car everywhere. So consider how close your potential new home is to public transport routes, and look for a site within walking distance if possible. Walkscore is a great resource to check how walkable your new neighborhood is.

Vulnerability to natural disasters – Many regions are prone to natural disasters of one kind or another, so it’s not always possible to avoid this. However, if you build your house in an area vulnerable to flooding, earthquakes, or hurricanes, for example, make sure it is built to withstand such disasters so that it is sustainable over the long term.

MATERIALS
Building materials can be harmful to the environment in a variety of ways, from the air, water, and land pollution they generate in production to the energy required to create them.

When it comes to sustainable house design, It’s important to consider the embodied energy – the total impact of all greenhouse gas emissions created by a given material throughout its entire lifecycle – of solar panels.

Using recycled materials not only avoids many of these issues, but it also stops these items from ending up in landfill. There are a large range of such building materials available these days, from those which were originally used for the same purpose, such as recycled tiles, to materials that have been completely repurposed, such as composite decking made from recycled plastic.

Some of the fantastic recycled building materials you’ll find to aid you with your sustainable house design and building project are:

  • Bamboo
  • Composites
  • Recycled glass countertops
  • Doors, floors, and other elements made from wood reclaimed from demolished or remodeled buildings
  • Bricks and masonry that has also been reclaimed from old buildings
  • Roof shingles made from recycled car tires
  • Landscaping soil from excavations

If you cannot find recycled materials, try to go for those that are recyclable, to minimize their long-term impact on the environment.

ACT LOCAL
Use locally sourced building materials we are big on this at Villa Amani.

Another way to keep your building materials eco-friendly is to source them locally as much as possible. Transporting local materials will generate fewer emissions compared to supplies that need to come from across the country or even across the world.

This may mean adapting your design to take advantage of the amazing materials available in your area. You may need to rethink the kind of house you want, but this will give your new home an authentic, local vibe!

You may even decide to build your home in a certain location based on the local building materials that are available.

ENERGY
When drafting your sustainable house design blueprint, taking energy efficiency into account can make a huge difference to the building’s impact on the environment. Any structure with a large surface area is less energy-efficient, as the increased surface allows more heat to escape.

Therefore, a taller and more compact house is generally more energy-efficient than a low and wide structure with the same number of square feet. Similarly, cubes and spheres are more efficient than more irregular, spread out shapes.

APPLIANCES
An eco-friendly home goes far beyond the design, location, and building materials you use – you also need to consider the appliances you use. Sustainable house design is also about filling your home with appliances that consume lower energy is not only better for the environment, but it will also greatly reduce your energy bills, or let you run your home on renewable energy.

Manufacturers are now offering low energy consumption appliances in just about any niche you can think of, from washing machines to kitchen appliances. At a minimum, look for Energy Star rated appliances – this should cover everything from computers and TVs to kitchen appliances and water heaters.

LED lighting is also much more energy efficient, and lasts much longer. Even though it requires a larger upfront investment, this pays itself off over time because you won’t need to change your LED light bulbs for years!

HVAC
While energy-efficient appliances can make a difference, your heating and cooling is even more important, as this is where most homes’ energy consumption comes from. Therefore, energy-efficient HVAC (heat ventilation air conditioning) is a key part of sustainable house design.

NATURE IS YOUR FRIEND
To maximize the energy efficiency of your sustainable house design, it’s important to consider not only how much energy you use, but also where that energy comes from. Therefore, being more energy-efficient while relying on renewable energy is a win-win for sustainability!

One of the most popular (and best) ways to power your home with renewable energy is using solar panels. It is relatively easy to install a solar system in your home to give you free, eco-friendly energy, while adding value to your home.

CONCLUSION
Sustainable house design starts from where you decide to build your home and the layout you choose, to how you power it and the insulation.

There are many ways you can make your home more eco-friendly, ranging from smaller actions such as switching out the traditional grass lawn to the kind of house you choose to build. You may choose a sustainable tiny home or prefab house, but there are plenty of other ways to make your house more environmentally friendly.