– ABOUT LOMBOK ISLAND –
HOW TO GET TO LOMBOK ISLAND?
Travel to Lombok, The Lombok Lodge Hospitality Travel Department is happy to handle the whole booking process on behalf of our guests, including reserving domestic flights Bali-Lombok and alternatively by Bluewater Fast Boat Services.
Both options are available at USD 75++ (USD 91nett), ticket price per person per way. It is advisable to book well in advance to secure seats. Indonesia’s national airline, Garuda Indonesia, flies daily between Bali and Lombok, Bluewater Fast Boat Service operates as well daily between Bali and Lombok. Kindly find more information at https://www.thelomboklodge.com/how-to-get-to-lombok
++ / 21% TAX?
You have probably noticed that the prices in Indonesia in hotels and restaurants are often accompanied of a “++” sign. Kindly be informed that ++ hotel rates in Indonesia are subject to 21% service- and government taxes.`
The tax is a regional tax called PB1 (Hotel and Restaurant Tax) of 10%.
The service charge is a tip that will be distributed among the staff at the end of the month. The service charge itself is taxable. This explains why you may have up to 21% Tax and Service Charge.
WHAT DOES ‘RAIN SEASON’ MEAN FOR LOMBOK?
The climate in Lombok is equatorial, hot and humid with a rainy season between November and February, which reaches its peak in January/February, there is a dry season from March to October. The humidity can reach 75%.
Especially for the North-West of the island, the rain season doesn’t cause too much inconvenience. In the Northern part of Lombok we are lucky to have a Rainy season and not a Monsoon season, so an occasional short afternoon or evening downpour is what we usually get during our Rainy season of November – February. Our dry season really starts around end of April/May and ends with a sweltering October.
WHAT ABOUT MALARIA IN LOMBOK?
Most of our guest use a anti-mosquito spray in the evening. A minority of our guests (1%) use medication as a precaution. As being preventive is always better, it is advisable to cover exposed skin and use a good quality mosquito repellent when visiting rural village areas, as well as in the evening as mosquitoes are more active in the evening (after 3.00pm).
At The Lombok Lodge Hospitality, we maintain a very active fumigation and insect control program in and around the resort areas. Please be aware that Lombok is not a 100% malaria free –zone; there is still malaria on the island, although mainly in the less developed East part of the island. The Lodge is located in the North-West of the island. The fact that The Lombok Lodge Boutique Hotel and as well The Private Villa Estate are both beachfront resort will reduce the risk.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR TO THE VILLAGES?
Appropriate attire would be a shirt or T-shirt that covers the shoulders with shorts or a sarong.
The official currency of Indonesia is the Indonesian Rupiah (IDR). We advise you to bring Euro or USD and to have them exchanged in Rupiah in Lombok. You can withdraw money from ATMs in the neighbourhood of The Lodge.
CAN I CHANGE MONEY IN LOMBOK?
Money changing facilities are available at Lombok Airport, as well as in Senggigi area. An ATM is available at Tanjung village, about 10 minutes from The Lodge.
Electricity at The Lombok Lodge is 220V. Wall plugs are the standard European variety – round with two pins. Adaptors are available for your convenience.
IS LOMBOK SAFE?
Overall, Lombok is safe and peaceful with friendly, somewhat shy people. Read our most recent blog post at https://www.thelomboklodge.com/blog/
Lombok is a fantastic place to drive by (motor)bike, especially compared to Bali or Java. Most of Lombok’s roads are in excellent condition. The roads are practically empty (outside of Mataram and the main east-west highway) and Lombok residents drive much slower and more cautiously. If you’ve ever driven in Bali or Java, Lombok is a dream.
Senggigi, the main touristic centre of the island, is located at about 30 minutes from The Lombok Lodge Boutique Hotel and and at about 45 minutes from The Private Villa Estate.
GOLF IN LOMBOK?
The Lombok Kosaido Golf Club, the finest golf of Lombok, is situated at 15 minutes from The Lombok Lodge Boutique Hotel and at about 30 minutes from The Private Villa Estate.