Lombok: Things To Know Before You Go

I am teYou can find the Mana Retreat nestled in the south of Lombok island. This off the beaten track tropical island is considered a quieter alternative to neighboring Bali. But Lombok has a whole lot more to offer visitors. This is due to having less traffic, more pristine beaches which are far less populated than Bali, and more of an untouched breathtaking landscape.

If you are considering visiting us here in Lombok, here are the important things you need to know about our Indonesian paradise island:

The beaches are picture perfect

Lombok Island’s beaches have powdery white sand and clear turquoise water. Some of nicest ones have very little infrastructure and few visitors, particularly along the Southern coast of the island around Kuta Lombok.

Lombok is easily accessible

All inbound commercial flights land at Lombok International Airport in Praya. This airport is a 15 minute drive away from the Mana Retreat. The airport has frequent domestic flights as well as flights to and from both Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. From Bali, you can easily take the fast boat from Sanur to Bangsal harbor, which takes approximately an hour and a half. Alternatively, you can take a public ferry from Padang Bai in Bali to Lembar. The journey time can be anywhere from 3 to 6 hours.

Public Transportation is limited

If you want the freedom and flexibility to explore various beaches and other attractions, the best way is to rent a car or motorcycle. Please also note that Lombok’s more rural roads can sometimes be tricky to drive on, so if you do not feel confident driving, we would advise you to hire a driver, who can take you where you want to go at an affordable rate. The Mana Retreat can accommodate any of your transportation rental or travel booking needs. For more information or to book, simply visit our website, contact us via email or speak with the front desk.

They have their own Sasak language

Bahasa Indonesia is the official language of Indonesia. But many of the islands have their own language that is unique to their island. Lombok is no exception, as they have the Sasak language, which is what you will hear most people speaking with one another on the street. Most people can also speak Indonesian, and in the tourist areas, such as Kuta where Mana is situated, plenty of the locals speak English.

It is known as the chili island

 ‘Lombok’ actually means ‘chili’ in the island’s native Sasak language. You will find out why when you try their local cuisine. Many of their dishes are accompanied by sambal, which is a spicy sauce made of chilis.

But beware!

With all of Lombok’s paradise island vibes, you might fall in love with Lombok so much that you might not want to leave. We look forward to welcoming you to the Mana Retreat here in Kuta, Lombok. We can arrange all of your transportation, day trip & excursion needs at our front desk. We’re also happy to give advice on the best places to see and things to do. So all you need to do is sit back, relax and enjoy our tropical island paradise. For more information or to book, visit our website at www.manalombok.com