I'll be in Lombok in June and intend to stay in Senggigi area for about 4 nights before moving South. Have been reading up on hotels around Senggigi area but I'm still not sure of the location of these areas.
Best as I know there are 3(?) main areas from south to north:
Batu Bolong - can anyone comment on the beach here? Is the water safe and nice for swimming. Is it possible to walk to central from Batu Bolong? On the map, it looks possible. Is it on the beach, or is there a pedestrian walkway?
Senggigi Central (with Senggigi Beach at one end, and Sheraton at the other) - can be quite crowded but convenient for eating and shopping.
Mangsit - nicest beaches in the area but needs transport to central
Am I about right?
I'm looking for a beachfront hotel, preferably with a pool, and within 200m walking distance to other places to eat - doesn't hv to be restaurants or cafes. As long as there're warungs or food stalls along the beach other than the hotel restaurant, I'm fine. Does such a place exist? My budget is less than US$150 per night.
If I'm going for a big chain hotel, would anyone recommend Santosa?
Btw, I'll be travelling with my elderly parents and 3 teenaged girls.
Thanks in advance everyone.