While in the UK it is cold I am dreaming of some nice weather and beautiful beaches. I totally think I am in need of a holiday, like right now! Unfortunately there are other things I would like to do first but this doesn’t stop me from getting inspired. I get a lot of requests about the best honeymoon destination for Muslims and how to get there.
This time I decided to explore some of the amazing villas in Lombok Indonesia and as I can see there is a reason why they won the award of best Muslim Honeymoon destination at the recent World Halal Travel Summit conference in Abu Dhabi.
Believe it or not Lombok has been promoting itself as a Muslim friendly destination fora couple of years now with many Muslim and halal options available. It is also know asthe “island of 1,000 mosques.” Also authorities are planning on building a large mosque, a study center and a new Muslim friendly hotel in the area making it easy for Muslims to navigate this beautiful island.
Lombok is a small Indonesian island east of Bali and West of Sumbawa, it is known for it’s picturesque beaches and prime surf area in the South of Lombok. It is not as famous as it’s neighbouring Bali, however it is just as stunning or even more so. Blessed with exquisite white-sand beaches, beautiful hiking trails, scenery and blue, the colour of the sea. A perfect destination to experience for a few days with peace andquiet. You can even find that you enjoy surfing. Lombok also hosts the second largest volcano in Indonesia and it has some great hot springs making it perfect for enjoying afew days of relaxing spa treatments.
One of the most breath taking waterfalls can be found on the north of the island called Senaru/ Sendanggile Waterfalls, don’t miss an opportunity to explore them. They look fabulous.
If you are not convinced yet, here are some amazing villas that can do the trick 😉
The Oberoi resort offers private villas for you to enjoy with great privacy and the option of a resort like feeling. You can check them here
Sudamala Suites & Villas Senggigi
Prices and information can be found here
Sukun Villa Lombok
Beautiful villas for full privacy plus you can take the family 🙂 You can find all the information to book here
Beautiful resort and very well priced. I found the best option for price with the private villa starting at only £56 on TripAdvisor here
Narvik Villa Senggigi
For more information on the villa here
Villa Matahari Terbenam
Full privacy in this villa which can accommodate up to 8 people. To view the villa here
The reviews on TripAdvisor recommend this place as magical, so I had to include it. Private pool, secluded island and a beautiful setting seems like the perfect gateway. To check out the villa here
Private villa with a swimming pool and a high wall is my best option for Muslim and hijab free holiday villas. You really can’t go wrong. For more information on the villa here.
The Villas at Novotel Lombok Resort
If you are on a budget or an Accor elite member these villas as the Novotel Lombok can be an excellent choice. Private villa, plus breakfast a resort free like experience and some more points to earn or redeem. Sounds like an excellent deal to me. For more information on the resort here
To Gigi Islands
If you want to explore the Gili island, a small collection of islands on the east of Lombok you can find some more information here. They are a favourite spot for those who really want to get away from it all since just in few minutes you can read the ends of the island.
Halal food is readily available for tourists, you even have options of international chains such as McDonalds and KFC as well as traditional Indonesian restaurants.
There are several mosques you for you to pray in and as it’s known as the island of 1,000 mosques I am sure there won’t be a problem. The largest and older mosque in Lombok is Masjid Bayan Beleq and it is a tourist attraction, while you can pray in the Selong Great Mosque.
P.S Don’t forget to print your muslim friendly travel checklist before you go here.