My husband, his friend and I just spent 5 nights at Heaven On The Planet, Lombok, Indonesia. All we can say is that if you're thinking about going there - do it! We had a great time and can't speak highly enough of the place. Your trip can be arranged via the internet and simple emails with the owners.
It is an eco-resort (fully described on their website ---) which is run with the help of the local villagers who are so friendly and helpful.
The resort is on the far east coast of Lombok and is about a 2 hours drive from Martaram airport. The resort is easy enough to get to as the resort offers a very reasonably priced transfer in the hotel's 4x4 which you definitely need in the final steps of your journey due to bad roads - you really are in the middle of nowhere!! I heard a lot nasty rumours about the dangers of Lombok before going there but I can honestly say that I never felt unsafe or threatened in anyway whilst at 'Heaven'.
The resort so far only has about 7 chalets which range from 'natural' (basic, shared bathrooms, but very clean with decking area and day bed) to cliff top chalets (bedroom, bathroom and open air shower with decking area and day bed) and the 'luxury house' (wow - fantastic).
There are lots of wild monkies and wildlife in and around the camp which was brilliant to see.
The views from the rooms are literally a million dollars! I dread to think how much a 5 star hotel would charge for these views!!
There are two beaches which are totally deserted - it's like being on your own tropical island.
There is a restaurant which serves great food! And there is an excellent choice too. We never ate the same dish twice. We didn't go without anything or want for anything that the resort couldn't provide us.
Whilst we were there the owners were also staying - what great hosts they were too! We had an evening of night fishing with them - how surreal it was floating on the ocean in the middle of nowhere - just brilliant!
All we can say is that we loved it. The surf was excellent with no more than 5 people on a break at any time.
We would definitely recommend going there - we will certainly be returning and for longer next time - 5 days is just not enough as you fall in love with the place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Eco focused and set in a natural environment with two main reef surf breaks and a learners beach break. Snorkelling, scuba, massage treatments, all meals included in our packages, a wide range of activities including kayaking, stand up paddling, mountain biking, surfing, trekking, waterfall tours, aquaculture tours, volunteer programs to develop articifical reefs to promote aquaculture, a large property to explore. Another boutique resort close by is the sister resort of Heaven on the Planet and called Ocean Heaven. Ocean Heaven has five only rooms and staff are devote to looking after an exclusive group. All the above is set in a beautiful and untouched area. Meals include an extensive choice from our Western and local menu. Surf lessons are available, a yoga guru can be brought in if you so desire. Our resident dive instructor is also at your service. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Heaven On The Planet Hotel Lombok