If you follow us on Instagram you'll have noticed our 'Friday fave' post - introducing you to the gems of Kuta and the surrounding area. Here in our blog post we'll give you a few more details.
This cafe and boutique can be found on one of the main roads in Kuta, walking distance to many homestays in the area. The beauty of this place is that you could probably spend all day here! Starting with their delicious breakfasts and coffee (seriously instagrammable!), moving on to a variety of lunch and dinner options, and finishing your evening with one (or 5) of their scrumptious cocktails.
Family run and a favourite of many expats and locals, you're bound to run into someone you know. The super friendly staff make you feel incredibly welcome, remembering your name and your favourite order if you're around Kuta for a while! We highly recommend stopping by on Wednesday and Friday evenings for half price cocktails between 5 and 8pm!
EAT: Eggs Benedict with Smoked Salmon
DRINK: Moscow Mule
2) Aaliku Bungalows Gili Trawangan
The now famous Gili Islands of the North West of Lombok are a popular stop-off destination for those on their way to mainland Lombok from Bali. These 3 islands are popular for snorkelling, diving, and in the case of Gili 'T' - partying! But where to stay after you've had a few too many Bintangs?!
Aaliku Bungalows are the perfect choice. Nestled one street back from the main road encircling the island, means that you are walking distance to all the bars, restaurants and beaches, but far enough away not to be disturbed by the late night party-goers.
The accommodation features a pool surrounded by tropical plants where you can relax quietly, and the spacious air con rooms are incredibly comfortable, each with their own veranda. Breakfast is generous and you'll get 'proper' coffee!
If you're looking for a touch of luxury, you have to head to Jivana! Situated off one of the main roads in Kuta, this resort features stunning water features and Koi ponds, with individual rooms surrounding a beautiful pool - the largest in South Lombok - complete with it's own sandy beach!
You can visit without staying in the rooms too, their restaurant serves up delicious meals and drinks, so you can spend a lazy afternoon here swimming and sunbathing.
EAT: Chicken Yellow curry
DRINK: Any of the juice combinations!