LombokNesia-This is a secret gem for people looking for a quick escape; it is located only 40 minutes from Lombok International Airport, therefore making it highly accessible from Bali, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur & other major cities of South East Asia.
I arrived in the mid-afternoon on Saturday, and was given quick visit of this scenic golf course in Lombok. As we drove past the inviting swimming pool, I couldn’t resist and dived into it as it was not crowded at that time.
The sun went down and I took the cart again to enjoy the sunset from different angles. Also the Mountain Rinjani was visible in the distance giving this golf course a unique and picturesque view.
The place is owned by Ms Kaori Ushida, a Japanese lady who has been living in Lombok for 15 years. This is the reason why you can also find a good choice of Japanese cuisine at their restaurant!
Rooms from the golf resort are standard, spacious and clean. You also get the WiFi from the room, which is surprising when you are in the middle of nowhere!
The next morning at 6 AM, Ms Kaori brought me to a spot in front of a beautiful small lake, a place where she usually conducts yoga classes. The air was cold and this intimidated me about doing yoga outdoor, but the challenging postures of Hatha Yoga quickly warmed me up. We also got to practice our sun salutation pose in front of the view of Mount Rinjani, a magical moment indeed. At the same time, the sun was getting higher and we finished at 8 AM, just in time for breakfast!
I am a beginner in Yoga, and this was the perfect class to challenge myself. Also,you may be able to get yourself a private yoga class at this very special location since this is a very quiet place.
As for golf, I am also very new to it. The golf instructor, who had over 20 years of golfing experience and fluent in English, gave me my a golf introductory lesson. So, I started with some practice on the driving range, and was taught on how to perfect my swinging techniques. Once I master the basics, we started to practice on the golf course; it is an 18-hole international standard course and this gave me the perfect place to practice my newly acquired golfing skills.
If you need to refresh your mind & get some tranquility, you will be able to enjoy some physical activity, and at the same time relax yourself. The perfect combination of the view of Mount Rinjani and the greenery of thegolf course will let you escape for a bit!