The island of Lombok, twenty minutes flight east of Bali or 2.5 hours on a speedboat across the Lombok Strait, is a hidden, unpolished jewel traditionally overshadowed by the fame of its neighboring island. Very few know about its magical serene beaches, long idyllic stretches of white sand; long and slender, wind-bent palm trees with whispering leaves…
We are happy to share our Lombok and Indonesian heritage with you, not only through our extensive on-site art collection but also through the many unique activities designed by Tugu to bring you into personal contact with local traditions and nature.
The cooking class is a unique lifestyle experience that speaks of hundreds years old of traditions, of the beautiful humbleness and the exotic richness of Indonesian dining and cooking culture, all at the same time. The class begins with a visit to traditional market where you will submerge into the daily Lomboknese way of living. Pick the recipes you favor most and finish with dinner experience, eating with bare hands surrounded by oil lamps, stone grinders, and traditional steamers on wood-fire terracotta stoves in the open kitchen.
Djamoe is an ancient art of herbal healing and rejuvenation using traditional herbs and spices. Traditional djamoe comes from the island of Java and has evolved through generations. Djamoe consists of leafs, roots, flowers and barks of significant trees. For hundreds of years, the Javanese researched and experimented on the herbs and spices found in their surroundings, eventually discovering their true benefits.To preserve the knowledge of this traditional medicine, the tightly guarded recipes have been handed down through generations. Learn the traditional way of preparing four kinds of the mixture and their benefits for health, beauty and longevity. Set in an authentic and mildly dramatized kitchen, the Djamoe Herbal Drinks Class is a step back in time to the days where kitchen and backyards also served as pharmacies.
Protecting our planet is something we take very seriously at Tugu, but it can still be a lot of fun under the sun! Did you know that an adult sea turtles lay eggs once a year and the survival rate of the baby turtles returning to the sea and reaching adulthood is 1 to 100? The program of releasing the turtle hatchlings is carried out in the most practical way, incorporating traditional values. Over the past 11 years, the locals have hatched about 4,500 sea turtle eggs and have contributed to the global conservation program of the sea turtle.
The art of pearl cultivation is a long and delicate process. Man had been trying to unlock the secret of the pearl’s beauty as far back as 1000 BC, but it wasn’t until the early 1900’s that human successfully grew a pearl. Learn the process of gathering the oyster, seeding, farming and harvesting while you are in Lombok.
Lombok is known for its high quality, golden ‘South-Seas’ cultured pearls, from the Gold-Lipped oysters. The island has over 24 active pearl farms, located on the south-western coast of the island, west of the towns of Sekotong Timur, Sekotong Tengah, and Lembar. Pearl’s potential had created numerous job opportunities in the province of Nusa Tenggara. Support our efforts in promoting marine conservation and ecotourism at Hotel Tugu Lombok through the art of pearl cultivation.
It is said that Sire Beach has one of the most beautiful sunsets on the island. Tour the local village and the surrounding breezy paddy fields on an antique horse-drawn bendi (antique carriage) cart, on horseback or on bikes.
With such tranquility and untouched natural beauty, calm waters and a mystical view of Mount Rinjani, Hotel Tugu Lombok provides the ultimate experience to find bliss and wellbeing for the body, mind and soul.
Whether you are a beginner or practice yoga on a daily bases, together with our yoga and meditation teachers, you learn new ways to relax and unwind. You can do sets of postures and movements to cleans your body, release energy blockages and create a sense of physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing to awaken your soul.
This half-day tour covers some destinations in West Lombok such as Mayura, Bale Kambang (the royal floating palace of the former Balinese kingdom which was built in 1714). It will be followed by Narmada, a historical place, used to be the palace of Anak Agung Gede Ngurah, one of the Balinese kings and was built in 1805. The antique tour continues through Pasar Seni Sayang Sayang, Bagiarti/Karang Jangkok, Pasar Sindhu/Bertais and Sesela for typical Lombok arts and crafts.
Join us on an adventure through nature in search of Lombok’s most beautiful waterfalls. The glorious Tiu Pupus Waterfall tumbles 40 metres down a semi-circular sheer rock face into a deep pool. In the dry season (May-November), the water reduces and the pool comes alive with local kids wallowing and making mud castle.
For the more adventurous type, an hour trek from Tiu Pupus will reward you with the Gangga Waterfall, nestled in rice paddies with the mountains in the background. This waterfall consists of three smaller separate falls, one hidden behind a small track through the rocks in a shady cave-like hall.
At Sendang Gile Waterfall you will find one of the highest peaks in Southeast Asia, at 6000 meters above sea level at the foot of Mount Rinjani. It is considered to provide some of the purest and freshest water in Indonesia. A light trek of approximately 30-40 minutes, you will come across Tiu Kelep Waterfall, where you can rest and swim in the cool waters of the pool.
A mere 20-minute ride onboard Tugu Lombok’s private boat, there are three small, coral-fringed islands – Gili Air, Gili Meno and Gili Trawangan – each with superb clear water, coral reefs and brilliantly coloured fish. The islands have become popular for simple pleasures of sun, snorkeling, diving and socializing.
On the way to the islands you can see beautiful panoramic views of Sire beach and the mountain ranges. Gili Trawangan, the most famous one among the three islands, it is the largest and the most developed in terms of entertainment, restaurants, cafes and shops.
For this trip we provide you with snorkeling equipment, towels, mineral water and choices of soft drinks, local beer and fresh fruits. The boat trip features the three world famous Gili Islands: Gili Air, Gili Meno and Gili Trawangan. The transfer takes roughly 20 minutes to reach Gili Trawangan.
Full day trip including Lunch Box
Lombok is great for both trolling and deep fishing. Tour includes picnic lunch, snacks, soft drinks and mineral water. Please contact us for more information.
For golf enthusiasts, next to Tugu Lombok is Lombok Golf Kosaido Country Club, which offers views of Mt. Rinjani in the northeast and the Gili Islands across the bay to the west. The course was masterfully designed by Peter Thompson, Michael Wolveridge & Perrett with a design philosophy deeply respecting the natural on site contours of the land. The 18-hole championship course offers a unique, challenging and world-class experience for golfers of all levels. Another course is Rinjani Country Club, located 30 minutes from Mataram at the foothill of Golong Seadu Narmada.
Please visit our uniquely designed shop featuring unique and exclusive items, ranging from rare Lombok, Javanese and Balinese antiquities as well as other Southeast Asian artworks, tableware, textiles, statues and paintings.
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