The Oberoi Lombok Hotel, Indonesia

Picture this. You’re dining in a private thatched pavilion, surrounded by the tranquillity of Medana Bay. Your table is candlelit, the water is gilded by the setting sun.

Even if you’re not a romantic at heart, it is experiences like this that define your vacation and give you long-lasting memories. Decide to stay at The Oberoi, Lombok as part of your luxury, tailor-made vacation to Indonesia and you will have many such moments. Like wandering out onto the terrace of your villa and being embraced by bougainvillea and the fragrance of frangipani carried on the warm air. Or taking a sunset cruise. Or experiencing complete relaxation in a spa specialising in Balinese and Thai massage. Or jiggling along in a horse-drawn carriage to visit a tiny village where time seems to be standing still. Or plunging beneath the waves with an experience diver to explore one of the most spectacular coral reef systems in the world.

The Oberoi, at a glance

  • Supremely luxurious hotel in an unrivalled setting on Medana Bay
  • Exclusive access to a brilliant beach
  • Choice of elegant pavilions and large villas, all with views of the ocean or tropical gardens bursting with frangipani and bougainvillea
  • Vaulted ceilings and Balinese thatched roofs
  • Roll back windows that invite the outdoors inside
  • Cool, modern interior design and stylish décor
  • Chic en suite bathrooms
  • Many villas have their own private pools
  • Choice of Amphitheatre and Lumbung Restaurants, plus the Sunbird Café and Tokek Bar

For leisure and pleasure

  • Spectacular infinity edge swimming pool with jaw-dropping views out to sea
  • Oberoi Spa offering signature Balinese, Thai and Oberoi therapies as well as the latest Western treatments and rituals
  • Great gym and fitness center
  • Dedicated, certified PADI dive center with expert training for all levels
  • snorkeling expeditions to the Gili Islands
  • Sunset cruises
  • Horse and carriage rides to Tanjung Village
  • Tennis court and croquet lawn
  • Performances of traditional music and Balinese dance
  • It was a complicated itinerary for 12 people and Tania got it spot on!

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    EM, South Africa, 2015