The Oberoi, Lombok
What We Love
- Prime location on secluded Medana Beach
- Watching the sun set at Tokek, one of the resort’s four restaurants
- Vast, palm-fringed gardens
- Spacious villas, some with private pools
What To Know
- The beach might feel a bit small to those who are used to megaresorts
- Lombok is a predominantly Muslim island, so guests should be ready to dress more conservatively than beachwear
- Some rooms allow smoking
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
This laid-back tropical resort sits on Medana Beach, one of Lombok’s prettiest, with unobstructed views of the sunset and the shimmering Indian Ocean. Oberoi’s 50 secluded thatch-roofed villas are spread out over 24 acres, and most come with private pools. With an inviting spa, four restaurants and a discreet staff, this sprawling property is a restorative, romantic retreat.
Bed and Bath
All 50 of the traditional alang-alang thatch-roofed guestrooms have high-ceilinged bedrooms finished with local hand-woven textiles. Even the standard accommodations, which are incredibly spacious at nearly 1,000 square feet, have private gardens and shaded terraces for unwinding. Naturally, it’s worth upgrading to a pool villa for a private swimming pool, but you can lounge for hours in the sunken marble bathtub in the vast bathroom, the experience enhanced by heavenly scented soaps and salts.
Roaming the palm-fringed grounds and buying authentic souvenirs from local craftspeople is enough to fill an afternoon. But there are also the sprawling spa’s indoor and outdoor treatment rooms, which have romantic deep soaking bathtubs; try the Javanese lulur scrub and a long-stroke Balinese massage with a homemade selection of aromatic oils. Once you’ve sampled the resort’s four restaurants and outdoor pool, consider going off-site. The friendly staff can arrange any number of activities, from hiking the local volcano to a speedboat trip from the hotel’s wooden jetty.
In the Area
Check out the island on a rented scooter, or take the hotel’s free horse and buggy for a spin around the nearby village and its charming open-air market. The hotel can arrange for a guide to take you to nearby waterfalls and up Mount Rinjani, Lombok’s active volcano. The Gili Islands have some of Indonesia’s finest snorkeling and diving. Look for starfish, turtles and kaleidoscopic coral, and then stop for lunch at Scallywag on Gili Trawangan, a tiny island with no motor vehicles. After unwinding on Lombok, hop over to Bali and visit the Oberoi’s sister property, which sits right in the heart of the island’s shopping, dining and nightlife nexus on Seminyak Beach.
How to Get There
Hotel ini nampak sangat private, everything is look luxury, very quiet and location in deep of lust coconut garden, security guard is look carefully to let me come into the hotel resort. Everyone in the reception was very politen.
Very nice hotel. Staff were excellent and professional. Food is amazing but rather expensive. Our rooms were okay, nothing extravagant. The pool is decent but very public so not great for children. Boats to the Gili islands are very quick and easy to get. The beach is okay but it is recommend that you do not swim barefoot because of poisonous sea creatures
This is a spectacular property with amazing grounds and villas. The service is graceful and attentive. The pool is large and has great ocean views, which makes up for the lack of functional beach. There is a beach, but the shallow water is rocky and there are spiny sea urchins, so not somewhere one would wade or swim. Because the resort is a bit isolated, all dining happens on site. As such, the choices are good, and the quality high. Complimentary afternoon tea is a treat. We didn't try the spa or tennis courts, but they exist. There were some nice new mountain bikes, and we found some good quiet roads and trails nearby. The boat/snorkeling excursion crew was very friendly, and we had a good long morning. Not very busy in mid-July, surprisingly. Not sure what the August 2018 earthquake impact has been.
I have never written a review about a hotel I never physically slept in but you will see why below. We arrived at 2pm on August 5th. We had booked a room with a private pool and an adjoining ocean view villa for our kids. My wife and I both thought it looked the best hotel we had ever been to. We had a great lunch. We swam, laid in a Cabana and were booked for 10 nights. It looked bliss. Exactly 6 hours later the Earthquake struck at Scale 7.0. All hell broke out. However the staff were absolutely magnificent throughout hence this review. They took us to high ground (tsunami warning), brought blankets and water, kept us fully informed and helped us escape the next day. The manager deserves a medal. My family were in shock. I dearly want to go back. I wish them all the very best and my grateful thanks.
I couldn't praise this hotel highly enough. We spent five nights here in early July 2018. On arrival we received a complimentary upgrade to an ocean facing suite and things only got better from there. The hotel is absolutely beautiful and incredibly peaceful. The staff are so kind and welcoming and really are a joy to be around - we felt sad when we left because we knew we would miss them! The food and service are truly excellent and you couldn't envisage a more relaxing setting to spend a beach holiday at. We loved it here and couldn't recommend it highly enough.