Kuta Guide

Nightlife

BUS BAR

Great pizzas, live DJs. Wednesday and Saturday nights are their busiest nights.

JUICE AND BOOZE BAR

Small, chilled treehouse bar with swing chairs and comfy beanbags. You can order food from any of the neighbouring restaurants and enjoy it here.

SURFERS BAR

Located near the beachfront. The live band draws in a big crowd on Friday nights.

MILK ROOFTOP

Located above Milk Espresso. Great cocktails. Wednesday and Fridays are their busy nights.

SHIPWRECK BAR

Sunset beach bar at Segar Beach. Great place to enjoy a cold drink and watch surfers.

PALATE CAFE

Aussie sports bar showing all your favourite sporting events on the big screen. 

SPAS

There are lots of spas in town. Here’s our favourites:

MANA SPA

Located at Mana Retreat (one minute walk from the villa) is Mana Spa. Specialising in massages, facials and body scrubs.

MATCHA SPA

Located five minutes walk from the villa. Tranquil place specialising in massage, facial, scrubs, hair and nail treatments.

GARDEN SPA

Located a couple of minutes walk along the road from the villa (turn right out the carpark), near Two Brothers Homestay. More rustic, local style spa. Great if you’re looking for a strong massage and don’t mind an open air space (no aircon, just a fan).

Ride a scooter along the stretch of road between Kuta and Selong Belanak and you’ll be able to find plenty of beaches that you can have all to yourself. Tampah Beach and Lancing Beach are beautiful and still very quiet.

YOGA / SPORTS / CINEMA

MANA YOGA

Classes up to 4 times a day. All styles. All levels welcome. One minute walk from the villa.

ASHTARI YOGA

The yoga shala is located on the hillside overlooking Kuta Bay. Classes up to 4 times a day. Great place for sunset yoga. Often see monkeys swinging in the trees.

LOKA GYM

Offering daily Maui Thai, strength and conditioning and HIIT style workouts. Outside of class times you can also use their gym for your own workout.

CINEMA

There is a projector cinema located at Mana Retreat. They show movies every evening from 7:30pm. You can order dinner from their menu. They do great popcorn!

BLUE MARLIN DIVE CENTRE

Offering scuba diving and snorkeling trips around the undiscovered waters of South Lombok. Jump on board their comfortable vessel and head on an adventure of pristine waters filled with stunning coral, fish, rays and macro. Go before the rest of the diving world discovers it!

SEAGYPSIES DIVING AND WATER SPORTS

Offering diving trips, boat tours and adventure water sports. Get your adrenaline pumping with a day of wake boarding or wake surfing!

SASAK SOUL SURF SCHOOL

Family run surf school with professional and qualified local teachers. Perfect for those looking to take their first wave in a safe and fun environment.

DODI PARAGLIDING

Feel like a bird and fly above the beautiful bays and hillsides of Lombok with local experienced paraglider Dodi. You’ll get a completely new perspective of Lombok! 

DINING OUT

MANA YOGA RETREAT

1 minute walk from the villa, a great health food café open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They also have yoga and a spa.

THE BREAKERY

3 minute walk from the villa. Perfect spot to grab a quick coffee and croissant before a morning surf.

THE PATIO

5 minute walk from the villa. Our top pick! Open breakfast, lunch and dinner. The perfect air-conditioned lunch time spot, relax in the cool and enjoy a selection of salads, sandwiches and quiches. Night time the restaurant turns into Spanish style tapas menu with a focus on local seafood. Good selection of wine and beer

LOKA

5 minute walk from the villa. Health food café and fitness gym with daily classes. Great smoothie bowls, poached eggs and salad bowls. Try the iced banana coffee!

FISH BONES WARUNG

5 minute walk from the villa. Local fish restaurant serving a wide selection of freshly caught fish. You pick your fish and they grill it over hot coals and serve with local veggies, rice and sambal.

MILK ESPRESSO

7 minute walk from the villa. Café by day, bar by night. Best coffee in town. Australian style café food, for example eggs benedict, smashed avocado, burgers, pasta, salads and smoothie bowls. Enjoy 2 for 1 happy hour and live music every Wednesday and Friday.

BAMBA

7 minute walk from the villa. Asian street food restaurant focusing on vegetarian and fish. Steamed buns, fish curry and tuna tataki are our favourites. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

BUSH RADIO

10 minute walk from the villa. Open for breakfast, lunch and. Hearty salads, sourdough sandwiches and smoothie bowls. Everything homemade and fresh.

KRNK

10 minute walk from the villa. Burgers, pizzas, pastas and great cocktails. Always pulls in a big crowd so good to place to go if you’re looking for a lively atmosphere!

WARUNG SONYA

10 minute walk from the villa. Local cheap and tasty food, fresh fish and vegetables, great spicy sambal.

THE MEXICAN IN TOWN

12 minute walk from the villa. All your Mexican favourites here. They make a great Bintang Michelada too.

TERRA

12 minute walk from the villa. Raw, vegan salads and smoothie bowls in a peaceful airconditioned upstairs space.

WARUNG TEGAL

15 minute walk from the villa. Our favourite local place. It’s hard to find but it’s tucked behind Burger Zone. Choose from a wide range of
Javanese style dishes. Lots of spice. Lots of vegetarian options. Very popular with the locals.

KEMANGI BAR AND KITCHEN

20 minute walk from the villa. Fancy Indonesian cuisine in a stunning setting. They have a great wine list too.

RAWA

20 minute walk from the villa. Mediterranean style cuisine, with lots of fresh fish, fantastic homemade bread and plenty of sharing options.

SEASALT

20 minutes walk from the villa. Sourcing the freshest locally caught seafood and combining with Mediterranean flavours.

TASTY HESTY CAFE

Next door to SeaSalt. Hands down best curry in town. A must try!

Warung Jawa Pemuda 

Authentic, local Javanese style buffet place perfect for a quick and tasty lunch. A great place to try a range of Indonesian food. 

HORIZON at ASHTARI

Located up the hill overlooking Kuta bay, its a bit of a hike by foot but once you get up there, relax and enjoy the breathtaking ocean views. Perfect spot for a sunset drink and meal.

Beaches / Surfing / Swimming

There are many different beaches and surfing spots for all levels in Lombok. If you need surf lessons or would like a surf guide or assistance with hiring a board, please let us know and we can help to arrange.

SEGAR BEACH (10 MINUTE DRIVE)

Best for experienced surfers and those that enjoy watching the surf.

For surfers, the right hand break caters more for intermediate / advanced surfers. The left hander is more mellow. The wave is best in wet season.

For the non-surfers, there’s plenty of beanbag chill out spots. It’s a nice place for sunset. Swimming is possible when the swell is small – take care on bigger days.

TANJUNG AAN (15 MINUTE DRIVE)

Best for swimming and relaxing.

Beautiful horseshoe shaped bay. Great beach to spend the day at and chill. Nice for swimming. There is a hillside you can walk up for great sunset views.

For surfing at Tanjung Aan, on smaller days it’s perfect for beginners and longboards. When it gets big, it gets pretty heavy so check conditions. Best at a mid tide.

SELONG BELANAK (25 MINUTE DRIVE)

Best for swimming, relaxing and taking your first wave.

A beautiful bay for swimming and chilling, or for taking your first wave. There are warung style restaurants on the beach. It’s possible to hire soft top boards there or get a surf lesson. For more upmarket dining, visit the restaurant Laut Biru. They serve Indonesian and Western style food on the beachfront in a relaxed setting.

GERUPUK BAY (20 MINUTE DRIVE)

Lombok’s surfing mecca.

5 surf spots located within the bay, about a 20 minute drive from Kuta. Caters for all levels, depending on the conditions. Surf spots are accessed via boat. We can help you to arrange a boat captain / surf guide in advance.

ARE GULING (15 MINUTE DRIVE)

Surf spot for experienced surfers.

Caters more for intermediate / advanced surfers. 15 minute drive along Jalan Mawun. Best in wet season. There are a couple of small warungs (hut-style restaurants) serving coconuts and nasi goreng for some post surf fuel.  

MAWI (25 MINUTE DRIVE)

Surf spot for experienced surfers.

Caters more for intermediate / advanced surfers as there can be strong rips. 25 minute drive along Jalan Mawun. Best in dry season.

It’s also a beautiful bay to visit but there can be strong rips, so we wouldn’t recommend swimming here unless you stay close to the shore. Coconuts and fried rice / noodles available on the beach.

EKAS (30 MINUTE DRIVE THEN 40 MINUTE BOAT)

For a day’s surfing adventure.

There are two breaks at Ekas. Insides Ekas, a fun longboard style left hander. Needs a lot of swell to work. And Outside Ekas, a heavier more challenging left hander wave for more advanced surfers. Best at mid – high tide.

DAY TRIPS AND TOURS

Lombok has a little bit of everything including:

  • Stunning white sandy beaches, great for swimming and relaxing (Selong Belanak and Tanjung Aan are our favourites.)
  • Beautiful rice terraces and traditional villages. Our favourite village trips are to Tetebatu (for rice terraces) and Banyumulek (for pottery.)
  • Waterfalls, mountains, hiking, monkey forests and camping.
  • Adventure sports including; snorkelling, scuba diving, SUP boarding, jet skiing, mountain biking, rafting and paragliding.

If you are interested in doing any day trips during your stay, talk to us and we can help you plan.