I first heard of Lombok from a good friend, she went there last year and her Lombok photos was mesmerizing.
Since our kids loves to play with water and we’re thinking somewhere with nice beaches and so Lombok it is 🙂
The night before our trip we had our annual office dinner and I was involve as a committee..so came back late and I was practically rushing to pack everything in our suitcase (this is where I forgot to pack our sunblock sheesh).It didn’t help my baby boy decided to wake up too at 3am because hey mommy is awake why not play with her..hmmph!
Long story short, we boarded our early morning flight and arrived approximately around 11.30am at Bandara Lombok International Airport. The flight took us about three hours. Good thing we’ve arranged earlier an airport transfer to our hotel. Now, that took another 45 minutes ride (by this time I look like a zombie haha but rest assure still very excited hee)
We choose Living Asia Spa & Resort Hotel at Sengigi, West Lombok for our four days and three night stays here. Upon arrival we were served juice drinks. Husband thought of requesting a room with private pool but it was fully book, nevertheless the receptionist gave us a room with a beach and pool view and get this, the pool is right in front of our door steps! Of course kids was the most happiest.
The first day we just lazed around the hotel while kids had their fun in pool for hours (and I get my much needed nap). That night we had a delish seafood BBQ buffet and was entertained by live acoustics band.
On Sunday, after a hearty breakfast for all , kids jump in the pool while I get my dose online inspiration/pinterest.
Lombok has three beautiful Island: Gile Meno – the quietest island, less crowd most beautiful I was told, Gili Air – which has the largest local population and Gili Trawangan- being the most popular among all three.
Later that afternoon we then make our way to Gili Trawangan. The much anticipated island we heard so much about. We booked a tour guide from the hotel and two supir came to pick us up. The nearest jetty from our hotel was about 20minutes drive.
We booked a private speed boat to Gili T simply because we wanted to reach there fast. But boy was I nervous (and had a mini seasick) throughout the ride as it accelerate and quite bumpy, and dang those waves looks scary to me. Kids was all right, happy with the speed -.- unlike their mommy. Thankfully that took us slightly over 15 minutes to reach the island.
The rest I let the pictures speaks for itself 😉
That’s me with my girl Mia >>snorkelling..
No prize guessing who had the most fun.
We found out no cars/ motorbikes allowed on the island. Only bicycles and pony rides like this we took are prohibited.
Locals calls it the “ferrari ride” LOL. Took us around the island for a good forty five minutes.
By six thirty pm our boat arrived to pick us back to Sengigi Lombok. It rained later that day..hence the gloomy look.
Unbelievable – we came back and kids are still pumped and jumped right back in the pool for another round of funnnn.
Monday we took the same supir to bring us for sightseeing around Sengigi.
First stop was at the traditional weaving village – Sukarara (situated at Central Lombok). All handmade and beautifully weaved fabrics which I was informed takes months to complete.
We then head for lunch at ……. Lesehan Taliwang Irama, where we had the locals -Ayam Taliwang dish. Oh! I must mention among the best part of Lombok is the muslim community. If Bali is well known for Pulau Seribu Temple, well Lombok is famous for Pulau Seribu Masjid. Mosque can be found every corners in this Island.
We then take a drive to Kuta beach, South of Lombok. Just chillaxing at the Novotel Kuta where we had a few drinks and desserts.
While Mia and I went for the hotel spa, our boys waited us under this gazebo. The massage and facial cost only RM90 for both of us. What a steal right?!
Day four – and our last day in Lombok, we just enjoyed the surrounding of our hotel beach view and kids had their last dip in the pool.
Lombok has been good to us, definitely coming back to check out the rest of the Island.
p/s: On another note, very very sad with the devastating news of the missing Malaysian Airlines (MH370) on Saturday 8th,March. My prayers and positive thoughts to the victims family.