The Oberoi, Lombok is an idyllic garden resort on Medana Beach, located on the island of Lombok (65 kilometres due East of the island of Bali), in Nusa Tenggara Barat (N.T.B.) an Eastern province of Indonesia. The resort is 28 kilometers (17 miles) from the city center and 75 kilometers (2 hours drive to-fro) from the new Lombok International Airport (Bandara Internasional Lombok). Lombok is connected by several flights from some main cities in Indonesia and a direct flight from Singapore by Silk Air. Lombok now is also connected with Air Asia from Kuala Lumpur, 3 times in a week.
Set in 24 acres of private grounds, the hotel is a special getaway where you can indulge in the comfort of luxurious accommodation, with superb cuisine, and a caring conscientious staff.
Location & Access
- From Bali to Lombok:
- Garuda Indonesia 1 time a day
- Merpati 2 times a day
- Indonesia Air Transport: 2 times a day
- Wings Air 2 times a day
- Asia Star 2 times a day
- From Jakarta to Lombok:
- Garuda Indonesia 3 times a day
- Batavia Air 1 time a day
- Lion Air 3 times a day
- From Surabaya to Lombok:
- Garuda Indonesia 2 times a day
- Batavia 1 time a day
- Lion Air 3 times a day
- Merpati 2 times a day
- From Kuala Lumpur to Lombok:
- Air Asia 3 times in a week
The Oberoi, Lombok is approximately 65 kilometers across the straits of Lombok from the island of Bali. Private Boats and Yachts may moor directly in front of the resort at The Oberoi's "Medana" Bay. Private Boat Charters can be arranged in Bali. Sailing time is 2-3 hours.
Lombok is connected to Bali"s Benoa Harbour with daily crossings operated by Blue Water Safari, with an open top 8 seat speedboat. Estimated time at sea is two hours, with direct access to The Oberoi, Lombok's private jetty.
Lombok is also connected to Bali's Padang Bai Harbour with daily crossings operated by Island Xpress, with the Gili Cat, a covered 16 seat speed catamaran. Estimated time at sea is one hour and twenty minutes, followed by a ten minute drive to The Oberoi, Lombok from the small harbour of Teluk Kode.
An automobile may be rented near the airport. The drive from Mataram to The Oberoi, Lombok takes forty-five minutes.
As you turn left from the Selaparang Airport, Mataram and heading out of Mataram on the Pemenang road, it's a couple of kilometer to Gunung Sari, the location of a vibrant, daily morning market selling every variety of produce and goods Lombok offers. From here the roads climbs up through the forest to the Pusuk Pass and hordes of native monkeys. Then it's 10 kilometres down to the plains and the village of Pemenang. Roadside stalls sell tuak manis and durian. Just under 4 kilometres from Pemenang, turn left and a side road leads to The Oberoi, Lombok.
Renting a car is an option for the more adventurous traveler and there are many places to do so. The Airport, Senggigi Beach, Mangsit and Mataram all have car rental services available. Driving in Lombok requires a valid International Driving Permit (IDP), plus your own home country of residence Drivers Licence.
Traveling from Lombok International Airport takes 1hour 45 minutes for 79 km to reach The Oberoi, Lombok.
From Lombok International Airport to The Oberoi, Lombok
Turn to the right from at the main gate heading to northwest Jalan Bypass BIL for approximately 22 km until you see the Monument of Gili Menang - West Lombok in the roundabout. Turn right onto TGH Lopan street for 1.7 km, at the second traffic light bear to the left onto Jalan TGH Ali Batu passing through the traffic light. Keep straight onwards until you reach Jalan DR Sujono. Pass the Electrial Power Plant, Tanjung Karang Building then continue onto Jalan Arya Banjar Getas. Continue to Jalan Industri then turn left onto Jalan Majapahit. Pass the bridge and continue onto Jalan Niaga. Turn right at the traffic light. Continue onto Jalan Saleh Sungkar until you reach Jalan Meninting Raya. You will see "Senggigi Gate". Continue north on this main thoroughfare for 30 km. At the intersection of Pemenang, continue heading north on Jalan Raya Tanjung. Continue for more 6 km. On the left side of the road you will find Jalan Pantai Medana. Turn Left and continue onwards for 1.8 km, when you have reached the main Entrance Gate of The Oberoi, Lombok.
Other Travel Information
Merpati is the only domestic airline flying to or from Lombok. There are numerous daily flights to and from Mataram to Denpasar (Bali), Sumbawa Besar and Bima (Nusa Tenggara) and Surabaya (Java). Bali is easily accessed by air. Many international airlines fly there directly. Others fly there via Jakarta. Domestic airlines operate between Bali and towns in Java and Sumatra.
There are frequent ferries between Lembar in Lombok and Padangbai in Bali. The crossing takes at least four hours. Ferries to Sumbawa depart from Labuhan Lombok and arrive at Poto Sano. The trip takes less than two hours.
All travelers to Indonesia must have a passport valid for 6 months. Proof of onward or return journey must be submitted. No visas are required from nationals of certain countries. (Please check with your travel agent for a complete list of these countries). Visa free entry is also allowed for registered delegates attending a conference which has received official approval. For nationals of other countries, visas can be obtained from the local Indonesian embassy or consulate. New Visa Policy - Republic of Indonesia
Nationals of following 11 countries and territories are given visa free of charge upon arrival: Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, Brunei, Philippines, Vietnam, Macao, Morocco, Chile & Peru. Nationals of following 21 countries can obtain a visa on arrival after paying US$25 visa fee: Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates and United States of America. Nationals of countries not stated above are required to apply for visa at the Indonesian Embassy in their country of domicile.
Duty-free allowances for visitors are limited. Cameras, typewriters, and other valuable equipment must be declared on entry and taken out on departure. Television sets, radios, narcotics, arms, pornography, printed matter in Chinese and Chinese medicine are prohibited. Advance approval is required for transceivers and movie films.
The official unit of currency in Indonesia is the Rupiah (IDR). There is a limit to the amount of Indonesian currency you can bring into or take out of the country. Major foreign currencies can be exchanged at banks, exchange offices and large hotels. Credit cards are accepted, but cash transactions are often preferred.
Being an equatorial country, the climate remains hot for most part of the year. The rainy season starts in November and extends till April. December is usually the wettest month. Temperatures range from 26 to 33 degrees Celsius, while humidity hovers between 60 and 90%. Bali and Lombok can be refreshingly cool in the evenings.
The best way to dress in Bali and Lombok is to go informal. Light clothing (remember to carry plenty of spares to change into during the day) like bikinis, halter-neck tops, shorts and mini skirts are ideal for women on the beach, while shorts with singlets should suit men.
A jacket and tie are required for official calls or for more formal occasions. Long sleeved batik or handwoven shirts are acceptable for evening functions. For ladies, dresses, blouses, and long pants are appropriate. You could travel light, as there is usually a wide range of beachwear available in Bali. In the hilly regions, a sweater usually suffices. Sandals are the most comfortable form of footwear.
Bahasa Indonesia, a version of Malay, is the official language in Indonesia. In Bali, however, it co-exists with Balinese. Among international languages, English and Dutch are preferred. Interestingly, the Indonesian language uses the Roman script and alphabet.
Indonesia has many public holidays. Shops may close and other services may not operate on these days. The most important dates are Independence Day on 17th August and Nyepi Day (travellers must stay within their hotels / resorts on Nyepi Day). In addition, many shops may close for up to five days in conjunction with this holiday.