Romance for many unfolds around nature, the whispers of the inner and the outer world, framed by a setting that allows you to climb to the top of stairs and shout “yes”. Whether you are planning to get married, wish to fall in love for the weekend or have loved with dedication for many years, an experience at the Tugu Lombok will make you fall under that spell and softly wrap you in an experience of romance and luxury.
One of the most romantic ways to start the day is with a private floating breakfast for two, on the Naga Mesem boat. This ornate dragon boat is crafted in honour of the legend of the Sea Dragon King, who was awakened from his sleep by the songs of the Wind God. You can sail out at daybreak, silhouetted by the sunrise shadows drifting across Mt Rinjani and take a leisurely paced cruise to the three, coral-ringed Gili islands only 20 minutes away.
The beachfront location of the Hotel Tugu Lombok not only offers miles of white sandy beaches, but it also has a neighbouring exquisite 18 hole golf course, set around palm plantations which opens out to the ocean.
Tugu’s signature appeal defines tropical luxury,engaging art and romance. The hotel is designed around monuments, temples, antiques and original artworks, which reflect the history of Lombok and the neighbouring islands. The romantic ancient kingdoms of Lombok’s regal past flow through the hotel and paintings and relics adorn every corridor as you wander through the spacious property, which includes six hectares of tropical gardens including an entire,mature palm plantation.
Each villa, suite and bungalow has its own unique appeal, but my favourite is the Puri Dadap Merah Villa, which resembles an ancient temple with a stairway to heaven. From the rooftop you can enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner with expansive views over the ocean. If you time your trip around a full moon, even better.Your petal-shaped plunge pool sits below, surrounded by a private garden and a spacious lawn, which stretches to the soft white sand of Sire Beach, creating a perfect setting and a welcoming invitation for a swim and beach walk after dinner. Inside your grand villa antiques from Java, Madura and Bali create a regal atmosphere, with old Javanese prints dating back to the adventures of King Hayam Wuruk in the 14th century.
The long teak bar, Lara Djonggrang, is a nice spot for an after dinner liqueur and the brick-walled wine cellar houses some discerning international wine labels. It’s a delight to make your way there, down the garden path, through the tropical gardens and enjoy the sensual lounge music, which sets the pace for a very chilled out evening framed by semi-open bamboo windows.
Next on the agenda is the spa experience, which is dedicated solely to couples. The Hening Swarga Spa is designed in temple style to allow for calm, beauty and a deep connection of all essential elements. Tiny, delicate oil lamps burn throughout the spa representing fire,while the enormous luxurious jacuzzi representsthe element of water and the air surrounding it is embodied with delicate scents of fresh flowers, aromatherapyand traces of subtle spiritual incense. To allow for a mindful connection of body and soul, the (extra long) spa beds are designed so you can enjoy a head-to-toe treatment. Not only does the spa offer an open-air temple daytime experience but as dusk falls into evening, a magical romantic dining experience can be enjoyed on the rooftop of the temple, where you can enjoy a private dinner for two, set amongst statues and180-degree panoramic views of the ocean, mountains and islands.
Open to the skies there is nothing but whispers, gentle waves lapping and a serenade of silence, as hundreds of candles embrace a defining moment where love can be captured. The delights of a celebration of love await those who dare to go there.
How to Get There : Bali – Lombok: 20 minute flight, Bali – Lombok by speedboat: 2.5 hours
Accommodation : Villas, Suites, Bungalow
Wedding Packages : Heavenly Wedding Packages available
Activities : Yoga and Meditation Class, Cooking Class – Traditional Lombok Food. Trek to Waterfall,
Trek to Monkey Forest, Bike Tour, Sunset Horse Drawn Bendi Ride, Turtle Release program (seasonal activity), Gendang Beleg Drum and Dance Class, Pearl Cultivation Class, Djamoe Herbal Drinks Class, Old City Tour, Sasak Tour, Basket& Local Craft Tour, Gili snorkelling and fishing trip
Location: Sire Beach, Lombok, Jl. Pantai Sire, Desa Sigar Penjalin, Kecamatan Tanjung, West Lombok – Indonesia Ph. (62-370)6120111, (62-370) 6120444 | E-mail: email@example.com | www.tuguhotels.com