(eTN) – Mid-morning at Senggigi Beach and Pool Villa Club Lombok, I was picked up by the car from the very nice boutique resort and spa, COCOTINOS Sekotong at Sekotong Bay on the southwest corner of Lombok Island.
After an interesting one-and-a-half-hour drive passing through Mataram and lush green paddy fields, with the final part of the journey following a winding coastline from Lembar Harbour, we arrived at the resort with its white-sand beach.
The site where the resort is built was chosen for reasons of accessibility (the roads are paved and well-maintained all the way from the airport to the resort), and the availability of electrical power, water, and telecommunication links. Furthermore, the resort faces the 3 coconut-fringed islands of Gili Nanggu, Gili Tangkong, and Gili Sudak. Fronting the resort is a glorious white-sand beach which spans over 300 meters, part of which lies within a private cove.
While the northern Gilis (Trawangan, Meno, and Air) are well-known and developed, these 3 islands in the southwest are still unspoiled tropical islands. Gili Nanggu, which is closest to the resort, is already rated as one of the world’s best snorkeling destinations by Silkwind magazine. Apart from these 3 islands, there are 10 other islands within an easy boat ride.
Cocotinos Sekotong was designed along similar lines to the first COCOTINOS Resort in Manado but on a grander and more luxurious scale, while still maintaining that cozy ambience and personalized service, now synonymous with the Cocotinos brand.
Like the first resort in Manado, Cocotinos Sekotong also provides world-class facilities for diving snorkeling, and much more. The white-sand beaches, turquoise-blue waters, and idyllic islands nearby make the resort an ideal location for romantic getaways and a variety of water sports. Presently, there is only 1 other dive operator in the Sekotong area and no other major resort. Cocotinos Sekotong is, therefore, the first luxury facility to offer travelers the opportunity to explore this serene and enchanting part of Lombok while enjoying all the modern comforts of a boutique resort. South Lombok is also well known as an exciting surfing destination, offering world-class rides, for both beginners and experts.
For travelers by ferry from Padang Bai harbor in Bali to Lembar harbor in Lombok, the COCOTINOS resort is only 20 minutes away by car.
I found the resort very nice, it would be perfect for a romantic holiday, honeymoon, diving, or just leisurely relaxation.
A peek at the COCOTINOS Resort’s guest book:
“Wow! Spent 9 days diving, eating, and relaxing – what a great resort. Will’s Beach is one of the best sites I’ve done! Cheers!” Dave Harasti (Australia – September 2010)
“Thank you to the Cocotinos team for your gracious hospitality at this magnificent resort. We hope to spread the good word when we return to Australia and send many visitors!” Michael Wood (Australia, Garuda Orient Holidays – August 2010)
“Thank you very much for all! It’s a nice place and the service [was] excellent. I hope to come back” Berta & Dani (Spain – September 2010)
“We had a great time diving and staying here. It’s quiet and tranquil, and the location is private and exclusive! Thanks for the warm hospitality. We wish you all the best in your official opening in October 2010 : ) Cheers and hope to see you soon!” Karen Chia and Chia Yat Tong (Singapore – August 2010)
Cocotinos Sekotong, a Boutique Beach Resort & Spa, Dusun Pandanan, Desa Sekotong Barat, Kecamatan Sekotong, Kapupaten Lombok Barat, Indonesia, Tel: +62 (0) 81933136088 or +62 878 613 83853, Fax: +65 68264131, Email: [email protected] , [email protected] , Website: http://cocotinos-sekotong.com/ , Skype: TBA.
We understand English, Indonesian, Chinese Mandarin, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish.