Need to know
11am, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $395.04, excluding tax at 21 per cent.
Rates include daily à la carte breakfast, lunch and a five-course dinner for two (or four guests if staying in the Luxury 2-Bedroom Family Lodge Suite, Ocean View).
Serious sunbathers should prep skin with an exfoliating scrub in the spa; clumsy sunbathers can treat parched skin to a cooling aloe vera treatment. The spa also has a beauty salon with a hairdresser, should your barnet need a trim.
At the hotel
Gardens, beach, boat, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: TV, DVD player, preloaded iPod, Bose Bluetooth sound system, minibar, Hermès bath products, bathrobes, slippers. Family Lodge Suites also have a Nespresso machine and iMac.
Our favourite rooms
After spending time soaking up Lombok's warmth and colour, stepping inside the hotel's calm white suites is as refreshing as a long, slow drink of ice-cold milk. We particularly love the Poolside Lodge Suites for their Instagram-worthy ocean views and direct access to the pool deck and glittering infinity pool. These suites also have a cosy sitting area with plump armchairs, should you wish to curl up with a book or enjoy room-service breakfast in air-conditioned comfort. However, you can expect to spend most of your time outside on the little wooden terrace, which has an L-shaped sofa and a little table with chairs.
There’s a glittering pool in the gardens, with views of the bay beyond. At night, staff set tables around the pool for dangerously romantic dinners.
Marine-print bathers, to impress the local sea turtles.
If you can tear yourself away from the Lodge’s luxury, the hotel has a herd of mountain bikes for guests to borrow.
Babysitting by hotel staff can be arranged (US$8 an hour, plus tax). There's a kids’ menu, and the chef will happily adapt dishes for junior palates. Extra beds for under-12s (US$85 a person) and over-12s (US$125 a person) can be added to rooms.