❤Untouched by earthquake ✔Beachfront Bungalow en-suite bathroom ✔1 1.80m double bed for 2 person and a sofa bed for 1 adult/2 kids ✔Kitchenette ✔Hot water ✔TV & DVD Player ✔Private Sea View Terrace with Big sitting area ✔On-site beachfront restaurant with Local, International, BBQ & Vegan options ✔Serves Alcohol & amazing cocktails from Dani ✔Free Kayak ✔Many activities : yoga classes, fishing, glowing plankton watching at night, snorkeling, diving, island hopping etc. ✔Maximum comfort in nature
“My partner and I always dreamt of living right on a quiet beach - this was a dream come true! We were at Palmyra for almost two weeks. We normally stay at homestays or apartments, so this was our longest stay ever at a resort (albeit a very small and quiet resort). The best part are all the perks that come with it. The well-groomed grounds have a slackline, badminton net, pool table, board games, a swing, and shaded hammocks and bean bags. You can take the kayaks, bicycles, and snorkling gear at any time for free. Other guests were very quiet and respectful - it's so peaceful here that it feels sacreligious to raise your voice! Most days, we paddled one of the tandem sit-on-top kayak around the surrounding gilis, visiting villages and restaurants and snorkeling sites. These can be long paddles (~12 km roundtrip), so check the current and wind patterns (the 11am-2pm winds during our stay were feisty). If you want a more relaxing time, you can also hire a boat - every outrigger owner you meet will give you their WhatsApp, or the staff at Palmyra can arrange. Our bungalow Marina was great - very spacious with a killer view. The ensuite bathroom is in the back with a Western toilet and tiled shower area (hot water during the day, cool at night). There are curtains to separate the bed from the living area, where there's a couch, TV (although we didn't test it), and kitchen table. It even has a two-burner stove and all the utensils you need to cook. The village market in Pelangan runs 7-10am every day, so you can stock up on snacks and ingredients. You can take the bikes, or it's only a 20-minute walk. The road is paved the whole way. It's a great opportunity to practice your Bahasa, or you'll just end up saying hello and doing charades like us haha. We were able to obtain eggs, rice, flour, cooking oil, produce, and most other basics here. If you don't want to cook, there's always the restaurant hosted by the lovely staff! We enjoyed vegetarian options like tomato and mozzarella and fried spring rolls, and I loved getting my sweet tooth fix on the crepes. Prices are higher for the convenience, but the staff is so lovely. Thank you for taking care of us, playing music with us, and keeping us company! One thing I wished I'd known is that the tap water from the well is brackish, and so can't be filtered for drinking. They charge 10k rupiah for refilling your water bottle with fresh water, which I didn't know until the end... One of the realities of this arid island at the end of a long dry season. The wifi in the restaurant didn't work when I tried it, but our Telkomsel SIM card had steady service and let us voice chat with those from home. We're from the snowy north, so the midday heat was hard for us, even when sitting on our verandah in front of a fan. It's difficult to get work done here! Fortunately, the water is only steps away. The snorkeling right off the beach is the best way to cool down while watching feather stars move slowly over the sand and small fish shelter in the bright coral. We'd go in fully clothed so we didn't have to bother with sunscreen and our clothes would keep us cool as they dried. It cools down at night so no problems sleeping with the fan. Also, so few bugs in November that the mosquito net is hardly necessary! The bats and birds and lizards are doing a good job. There are lots more activities on offer. We spent a day scuba diving with Maman from Go Wild and can highly recommend it as a splurge activity. He and his crew picked us up right in front of our bungalow, with new gear in our size. We saw some sweet macro life (pygmy seahorses, ladybugs, nudibranch) along with sharks and turtles amongst beautiful coral. Maman is a great resource for learning about a fisherman's life in the gilis. At sunset, the place is truly magical. The grounds light up, the sky softens, and you can often see the shadow of Bali in the distance. We paddled past many of the other little bungalow resorts that are springing up everywhere, and Palmyra genuinely seemed to have the best amenities and location, even compared to places that are much more pricey. If you're looking for dreamy, laidback, beachfront living, you can't go wrong with Palmyra Indah!”
Gipsy Beach Bungalows are located in South West Lombok, on the Sekotong Peninsula facing the 11 Sekotong Gili Islands. The islands are sprinkled in the bay in front of the resort making a lovely landscape. We have two traditional lumbungs in recycled timber and thatched roofs. They are spacious (40m²) and comfortable, each with ensuite bathroom with shower and natural stone floors.
“Uci’s place is really beatiful as in the pictures. The bungalow is very big and nicely furnished, there is a fridge and hot water for cofee/tea and plenty of power sockets around; a very comfy couch and flat screen tv+dvd that we didn’t use. There is a nice balcony with bean bags and the sunset from this place is beautiful. Meals are not provided but there is a restaurant just a few steps away which has reasonable prices. The beach in front of the property is nice but just in the morning with the high tide. Gili Gede is reachable by kayak in 10 mins and other tours like snorkeling and islands hopping can be booked at the property. We have met the caretaker named MAR who was the highlight of our stay: she is super friendly and she brought us to the village and the morning market: as i have injured myself on one foot, she took my wife to the clinic in town and then organized a traditional massage (kind of physiotherapy) that healed my foot rapidly. If you want to go to the village you can walk there, but it’s about 2 km from the property, which my wife did in the morning and saw also the local school with all the kids that where really excited to see her. I would recommend to stay here to everyone looking for a quiet place away from the crowds.”
Hello, my name is Riri. Welcome to KIYAKABIN. I am the architect, and this cabin is designed by me & built in 2017. Located in west Lombok, Indonesia, about 57km from Lombok Praya Intl Airport (1-1,5 hr by car). About 1 hour from capital city of Mataram. This beach front living space cabin was made by a local artisan. The building tried to redefined the vernacular house construction technique of Lombok with the contemporary shape. Main materials using local wood, constructed by local workers.
“Positive: very clean, far from everything, nice location, great offer for a trip to the Gilis, food in the accommodation, houses really stylish, staff super friendly and helpful, although Ramadan was, in Ramadan very quiet, after that was Road felt a main street, yet reasonably easy to get to, great nature Negative: mosque unbelievably annoying and noisy, but not so bad, after Ramadan a lot on the road going, far away from everything, no restaurant or similar nearby, but no problem as food in the accomodation, the food was relatively expensive, but good, sink maybe a bit small. But all in all, problems that are not bad. Would come back!”