Puri Mas Boutique Resort & Spa
What We Love
- A spectacular boutique resort, perfect for diving excursions, with private pool villa optionsTaking an introductory diving lesson from the safety of the resort's pool
- Heading out to the smaller Gili islands to explore the clear waters of Indonesia
- Kicking back for a relaxing afternoon in the spacious villas and rooms of the resort
What To Know
- The resort runs a free shuttle into the city twice a day
- Four poster beds are draped with mosquito netting
- Some rooms have outdoor bathrooms
- Free WiFi can be weak
Lombok is famed among locals for its pristine beaches, fantastic dive and surfing spots as well as being free from tourist traffic. With the pretty, vehicle-free Gili Islands just off Lombok’s western coast, you’ll find the order of the day to begin and end with water sports, with a cycle round the picturesque island somewhere in between. Perfect for a secluded, serene trip, Lombok offers the perks of Bali without the crowds and sky-high prices.
Experience the best the island as to offer at Puri Mas Lombok. Once a family residence for a member of the royal family, its rich heritage stands strong through its architecture, sculpted archways and manicured tropical gardens. Now an adult-only beach resort, it still exudes an air of refined grandeur. The resort also has several awards, including TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence and awards from Conde Nast Traveller and Hotel Luxury Awards.
Days at the resort are spent lounging in the generously sized rooms and villas, or by the infinity pool that stretches towards the sea. The resort also boasts a yoga garden, an art gallery and plenty of dining options. Guests can also take a quick transfer to the nearby Puri Mas Spa Resort for some soothing treatments, take introductory diving courses in the pool from in-house master divers, or even private ballroom dancing lessons.
How to Get There
Puri Mas was a total surprise to us. We expected a resort like any other but were totally blown away by its uniqueness and will remember our visit for many years.
The hotel and grounds are absolutely stunning - lush foliage and beautiful flowers everywhere, and the buildings done to a very high standard of craftsmanship with beautiful Indonesian touches. A big step up from any standard resort. The setting is spectacular with amazing views over the sea, particularly at sunset from the infinity pool.
Everyone was so welcoming - including the GM Sara and every member of staff. Always so friendly and happy to help with anything. The food and drink was excellent.
As a huge bonus, you also get access to the Spa and White Elephant restaurant just down the road (with a free shuttle), which has its own beautiful grounds and buildings, filled with art and antiques. The spa treatments are expensive (by Indonesian standards) but excellent. I believe they have the award for best spa in Asia!
The hotel organises evenings with music and dance performances (Latin and Traditional) - we went to two of these and loved them.
If you want a big resort with a huge beach, trendy restaurants, lots of shops and pumping nightlife then go to Bali. If you want true relaxation, tranquility, warmth, personal connection and beauty then come to Lombok and stay at Puri Mas!
This amazing resort is perfect for a holiday of total relaxation. The staff are very friendly and always happy to help. We ate at both the White Elephant and Ballroom restaurants both with great food and moderate prices. Breakfast was excellent with breathtaking views. We had three spa treatments that were just amazing. We would definitely return!
Highly recommend for a relaxing getaway. The staff are very nice. The whole atmosphere is calming. A very different experience to the usual commercialised resorts. Well manicured gardens, good food and great free entertainment/yoga/cooking classes. We stayed in the private villa with pool. Only negative would be the beach sellers which can make you feel a bit guilty about sipping cocktails by the pool while they watch you.