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puri mas lombok

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Wearing: Alice McCall At First Sight playsuit | Le Specs Neo Noir sunnies | Pandora daisy earrings

Before planning our holiday, I had never heard of Lombok. It was only when mentioned by a friend in passing – ‘like Bali but 20 years ago’, that Tom and I decided to investigate Bali’s lesser known neighbour. The flight from Bali to Lombok is extremely quick. 25 minutes will get you there and there is also the option of taking a 2 hour speedboat ride across the Lombok Strait as well. From driving across the island, we noticed that Lombok was definitely much more greener and less developed than Bali. Trees are everywhere and the mountains majestically scale the coast near Senggigi.

Tom & I took a plane and booked our stay with Puri Mas Boutique Resort & Spa, right next to the town of Senggigi which is Lombok’s main tourist town and super close to Gili Islands. Aside from its proximity to the Gilis, we chose this resort because it was right next to the coast and had rooms and villas available for every budget. Initially, our plans for Lombok involved visiting waterfalls and hiking up Mount Rinjani, a volcano in the middle of the island, as well as check out the eastern side of the island but we got caught out by the weather so quickly changed our plans and stayed in the resort. Luckily the weather did clear up eventually so that we were able to spend a fair few days under the sun and also at the Gili Islands, (coming up next post!).

Here are a few images from our time in Lombok. If you’re ever heading to Bali and want to extend your trip a little longer, we would definitely recommend hopping across the water to visit Lombok and the Gili Islands. It’s so convenient to go there and experience Lombok before it becomes more developed and packed with tourists (It’s already on its way!!).

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Can you see what I see? On a clear day, you can see the island of Bali and what I am guessing is Mt Agung from across the ocean. It is the most magical sight, to witness Bali in its entirety across one horizon with the infinity pool in the foreground, and the endless expanse of water behind it.

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Wearing: To Love Kuvaa dress | Bared wattle sandals in mint | Pandora symbol of luck bracelet | Woven bracelet from Ubud Art Market | Dior Vernis ‘Lili’ (favourite. shade. ever.)

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STAY: At Puri Mas we stayed in a jacuzzi villa. We initially and booked the ‘cozy room’ however after checking in, realised it was much too small for us and upgraded on the spur of the moment to the next available room size up. No regrets though! The jacuzzi villa here was absolutely super and was like a small home away from home (not that my home at home is anything like a villa haha), where we had our very own front porch, pool loungers, jacuzzi and frangipani tree which rained petals every morning!

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I just loved exploring the grounds over here. The villas, which come in a variety of sizes and styles are scattered throughout the resort grounds. The best thing about them is that they all look so different which made walking around the grounds so much fun.

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Wearing: Gorman seagull bikini | Kurt Geiger sandals | Le Specs hi brow sunnies

We spent a fair amount of time around this pool where I accidentally twinned with Katy Perry..

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Wearing: Lonely Swim zip front longline bikini top | Lonely Swim tri brief bikini bottoms

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Wearing: Cleonie itty bitty scallop bikini top | ASOS banana leaf print bikini bottom 

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Left: When the sun sets in Lombok, it really does set. Right: Taking shelter under the many beach huts right next to ocean!

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Thank you Lombok, for sharing your beauty with us. Now, back to the law books for me for some serious summer study before coming back real soon with my Gili Islands diary!

Photos: Tom Debono & I

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45 Comments

  • Reply
    Hellen
    January 7, 2015 at 11:29 PM

    first time hearing about the place, but the jacuzzi villa actually seems pretty cool & all of your bikinis are so cute! :)

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      kisforkani
      January 8, 2015 at 7:11 PM

      thanks ! we found this place on trip advisor and def recommend it XX

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    Anita Lebrun
    January 8, 2015 at 1:07 AM

    perfect pictures

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      kisforkani
      January 8, 2015 at 7:11 PM

      thanks X

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    Bivisyani Questibrilia
    January 8, 2015 at 1:33 AM

    Envyyyy! Your photos are all gorgeous and they all seem to be devoid of people. Was it a private area or you just happened to steal chances to take photos without anyone else around? Such a heavenly place!

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      kisforkani
      January 8, 2015 at 7:11 PM

      haha it’s funny our resorts are sometimes. they always seem to be at a full capacity but the grounds are always big enough that you feel like you have the place to yourself!

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    rougeimaginaire
    January 8, 2015 at 2:43 AM

    It’s amazing that you can get there in only 25 minutes! When I take a plane, the only place I get in 25 minutes is Amsterdam…

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      kisforkani
      January 8, 2015 at 7:12 PM

      i know, it’s amazing how close these islands are together Xx

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    fashiondiariesbyk
    January 8, 2015 at 2:47 AM

    Gorgeous Pictures!! Love the playsuit!!

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      kisforkani
      January 8, 2015 at 7:12 PM

      thanks :-)

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    alice
    January 8, 2015 at 4:58 AM

    Nice dress Kany !! :)

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      kisforkani
      January 8, 2015 at 7:12 PM

      :-) X

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    Miss J.
    January 8, 2015 at 5:53 AM

    What a stunning dress! I love how flowy and feminine it looks!

    ♥♥♥

    Jeanne

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      kisforkani
      January 8, 2015 at 7:12 PM

      thanks XXX

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    Laura
    January 9, 2015 at 4:13 AM

    ahh, lombok seems wonderful! everything looks so beautiful; the water, the scenery, you and your gorgeous dresses and swimwear! i love the second picture, although i didn’t see what you saw at first, haha! xx

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      kisforkani
      January 13, 2015 at 3:06 PM

      haha it’s a little hard to see from behind the clouds but i didn’t realise at first too!!

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    Jamie Morton
    January 9, 2015 at 8:11 PM

    Lombok looks so beautiful on these amazing photos!! Sounds me like heaven. I want to go there. You look gorgeous and very fresh :)
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      kisforkani
      January 13, 2015 at 3:07 PM

      definitely worth a stop over if you are ever in bali X

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    Carnetdelucie
    January 9, 2015 at 11:53 PM

    So beautiful *.* The photographs are beautiful. This makes me dream! Thank you :)

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      kisforkani
      January 13, 2015 at 3:07 PM

      Thank you :-) X

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    Tallboys Apparel
    January 10, 2015 at 1:12 AM

    Wow, what a tremendous dress!!!! Like it very much.. On the photos Lombok is looking just awesome….The photos are outstanding. Your blog are always an interesting and informative because you are such a genious.. Your thinking about lifestyle are different and incomparables from others. Thank you very much and please keep posting like this kind of interesting blogs. We expect more from you. For more details: http://www.tallboysapparel.com/

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      kisforkani
      January 13, 2015 at 3:07 PM

      Thanks XX

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    angela v
    January 11, 2015 at 5:31 AM

    Gorgeous outfit, love the dress. you look beautiful :)
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      kisforkani
      January 13, 2015 at 3:07 PM

      Thanks :-)

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    The Elsa Diary
    January 11, 2015 at 9:51 PM

    This is beautiful !! I’m going in Bali in may, i think i’m gona visit lombok to :)

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      kisforkani
      January 13, 2015 at 3:07 PM

      You definitely should, and gili islands too!

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    Paulina Piotrowska
    January 12, 2015 at 7:40 AM

    Your blog is Amazing ! Love, love, love your photos. Kisses from Poland :)

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      kisforkani
      January 13, 2015 at 3:07 PM

      Thanks :-)

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    Wonderland Clothing
    January 12, 2015 at 9:13 AM

    flawless!

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      kisforkani
      January 13, 2015 at 3:07 PM

      thank you X

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    MARTA
    January 13, 2015 at 8:02 AM

    Wonderful pictures! Love the dress!

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      kisforkani
      January 13, 2015 at 3:07 PM

      Thanks :-)

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    Fashion Illustratrations by MC
    January 13, 2015 at 11:24 PM

    stunning pictures, love the location!

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      kisforkani
      January 18, 2015 at 11:24 AM

      Thanks :-)))

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    Blue Labels Boutique
    January 14, 2015 at 3:17 AM

    Amazing pics! Love the green jumper!

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      kisforkani
      January 18, 2015 at 11:24 AM

      <3

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    Life&Style Blog
    January 15, 2015 at 9:34 PM

    Hi there ;)
    I always love your pictures they are so great, full of colour and nature.
    Can I just say you look stunning with that green playsuit? Girl, that playsuit is gorgeous.

    I hope 2015 gets even bigger for you and that you keep posting on your blog :)

    ♡♡ xxCatxx
    Morelifeandstyle.blogspot.co.uk

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      kisforkani
      January 18, 2015 at 11:24 AM

      thank you Cat and same to you !! :-) XX

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    Georgia
    January 16, 2015 at 12:33 AM

    This place looks magical! Love your blog, you post awesome pictures.

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      kisforkani
      January 18, 2015 at 11:24 AM

      :-)

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    Andrea Ryan
    January 16, 2015 at 11:49 AM

    Beautiful photos! Love your swimsuits too!

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      kisforkani
      January 18, 2015 at 11:24 AM

      Thanks! :-)

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    Kaila
    January 17, 2015 at 11:28 PM

    I love your dress so much! Your blog is one of my favorites~ and your photographs are all wonderful!

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      kisforkani
      January 18, 2015 at 11:24 AM

      Thanks Kaila! X

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    Robert Ronning
    June 10, 2015 at 2:38 AM

    Very interesting. This information can be a very good reference. We plan to visit Lombok, this year. And we desperately need information to our tourist accommodation in Lombok. nice post. One reference tourist accommodation in Lombok the island of Gili:
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    thanks for the share.

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