The road that snakes along the north-west coast of Lombok is extremely beautiful and well worth exploring (especially as guests can avail themselves of the villa’s car and driver). Sweeping ocean views stretch across to Bali and the silhouetted outline of the hypnotic Mount Agung. Fishing villages, coconut groves, golden beaches and fields of Lombok’s pretty brown cows line the road and, apart from the area immediately around Sengiggi (Lombok’s beachside tourist town, with a choice of bars and restaurants), the countryside is quiet and unspoiled.
While the rocky beach directly below the villa is not suitable for swimming, sandy Malimbu Bay is within walking distance, and the world-famous Gili Islands with their pristine waters, golden beaches and excellent dive sites are easily accessible (15 minutes by fast boat, 30 minutes by local boat) from the small harbour of Bangsal just 10 kilometres from the villa.
The villa is a 1.5 hour drive from the new Lombok International Airport.